India’s MakeMyTrip and insurance seller PolicyBazaar have told the central bank its crackdown on digital payments firm Paytm will hurt investment in the fast-growing financial-technology sector, a letter seen by Reuters showed.
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Paytm’s chief executive met the Indian finance minister on Tuesday, according to two sources who were aware of the development, days after the banking regulator ordered its payment bank to halt business, leading to a share price rout.