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Don’t roll back reform measures: FICCI


September 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Any rollback of the recent reform measures like allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike in diesel prices to reduce subsidy would raise ... Read more...

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Government should not cancel coal blocks: Godrej


September 5th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government should not cancel coal blocks under opposition pressure following the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report as it would hurt business sentiment, ... Read more...

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CII against wholesale cancellation of coal blocks


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has cautioned the government against mass cancellation of coal blocks allocation, saying such a step would hurt business ... Read more...

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Hindustan Motors reports Rs.35.5 cr loss in Q1


August 13th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors, makers of the iconic Ambassador, Monday reported a loss of Rs.35.49 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, against a net profit ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment drops


July 30th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment dropped this month due to economic uncertainties stemming from Europe's debt crisis, a report by the central bank showed Monday.The monthly business ... Read more...

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Inflation, fiscal deficit leave little room for rate cut


July 29th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is unlikely to cut interest rates when it reviews the monetary policy Tuesday as a ballooning fiscal deficit, high ... Read more...

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ITC trying to ‘fast forward’ Rs.25,000 crore investment plan


July 27th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) In spite of a slowdown in India's economic growth and low business sentiment, cigarette-to-hotel conglomerate ITC Ltd Friday said it is trying to "fast forward" its ... Read more...

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Moody’s retains stable outlook on India


June 25th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody's Monday announced that it is maintaining a stable outlook on India's Baa3 rating as problems such as low economic growth, high ... Read more...

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German business sentiment optimistic


May 31st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 31 (IANS) German businesses are expecting a bright future and a stronger growth despite lingering shadows of the eurozone debt crisis, a survey showed.Based on the latest survey ... Read more...

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IMF lowers India growth forecast to 6.9 percent


April 27th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday lowered India's economic growth forecast to 6.9 percent for 2012 as compared to 7 percent projection announced in January.The ... Read more...

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GAAR adding to investors’ anxiety: ICRA


April 26th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety."Not lack ... Read more...

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India Inc says cheers to surprise interest rates cut (Second Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Industry Tuesday rejoiced at the interest rates cut by the Reserve Bank of India for the first time in three years by an unexpected ... Read more...

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India needs to tighten fiscal policy: IMF


April 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) With the notable exception of India, a number of economies in emerging Asia have room to make policy more supportive of economic activity, given favourable debt ... Read more...

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Rate cut to help revive growth, investment: Mukherjee


April 17th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut policy rates by 0.50 percent for the first time in three years will help revive ... Read more...

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Realty industry has little to cheer from budget (Comment)


March 18th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
The latest national budget has given India?s realty sector a short shrift, despite its stated objective to create conditions for growth, focusing on domestic-driven growth recovery. It has sadly ... Read more...

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Partial response to strike; banking, transport hit (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike amid low business sentiment uncalled for: Industry


February 28th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) India's industry termed Tuesday's general strike called by 11 central trade unions as "unfortunate and completely misplaced" at a time of economic slowdown and low business ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment improves


February 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment improved in February amid easing concerns over Europe's debt crisis, the central bank said Monday. The monthly business survey index (BSI), which ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment remains weak in January


January 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment remained weak in January as local companies were still worried about economic uncertainties amid fragile domestic demand, the central bank said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Factory output rises 5.9 percent; food prices fall (Roundup)


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Industrial output rose by 5.9 percent in November, beating estimates, against 4.74 percent contraction in the previous month, and food prices fell for the ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises 5.9 percent in November (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's industrial output rose by a better than expected 5.9 percent in November against the 5.1 percent contraction in the previous month on the ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment remains weak in December


December 28th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 28 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment remained weak this month as local firms were still worried about economic uncertainties amid fragile domestic demand, the central bank said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment weak in November


November 28th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment remained weak this month as local firms were still worried about economic uncertainties amid fragile domestic demand, the central bank said Monday.The ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment weak in October


October 31st, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 31 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment remained weak in October as local firms were still worried about global economic uncertainties amid fragile domestic demand, the central bank said ... Read more...

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Manufacturing sector to slow down: Surveys


September 11th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Rising input and interest costs will slow the manufacturing sector's growth in the coming quarters of fiscal 2011-12, leading industry lobbies said Sunday.A survey conducted ... Read more...

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Interest rate hike will hurt growth, fears FICCI


June 15th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) An industry chamber Wednesday urged the country's central bank not to raise interest rates as any further such hike would dampen business sentiments and hurt ... Read more...

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Rising cost of capital to hit manufacturing growth


March 15th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The rising cost of capital due to monetary tightening measures by the country's central bank will hit the manufacturing sector's growth in the fourth quarter ... Read more...

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Hiring intent of firms sobering


October 19th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian companies are going slow on hiring for the October-December quarter, even as the business outlook is improving, a leading staffing firm said Monday."With business ... Read more...

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UAE leads in HSBC Global Trade Confidence Index


May 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 4 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates leads the list of countries in the latest HSBC Trade Confidence Index. According to the index, business sentiment globally showed an overall positive outlook ... Read more...

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Eurozone economic sentiment hits 32-month high


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 22 (DPA) The 16-member eurozone's economic recovery gained further traction in April with a key business sentiment survey released Thursday hitting a 32-month high. The London-based economics research group Markit's preliminary ... Read more...

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With worst over, India set for high, inclusive growth: Mukherjee (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The worst is over for the Indian economy after two hard years and the country will return to a high growth path with renewed confidence and ... Read more...

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Worst over for Indian economy, says Mukherjee in budget speech


February 26th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday began presenting India's budget for the next fiscal, recalling the hard days of past two years, but with an assurance that ... Read more...

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Reserve Bank may raise cash reserve ratio: Moody’s


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) India's central bank is unlikely to alter the repo or reverse repo rates at its Oct 27 meeting, but may raise the cash reserve ratio by 50 ... Read more...

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Central bank may raise interest rate in Oct 27 meet: Moody’s


October 14th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) With double digit industrial output figures, India's central bank may raise rates in the first half of next year and cash reserve ratios at the end of ... Read more...

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