Brazil’s economy growing again, says finance chief

September 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy is accelerating after a slow first half of 2012 and will remain on a growth trajectory, the country's finance minister said Wednesday in ... Read more...

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Over $50 bn illicitly transferred from Africa annually: Mbeki

August 16th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Over $50 billion is illicitly transferred from Africa annually with multinational corporations being the main culprits, said former South African president Thabo Mbeki here Wednesday.Mbeki, chairman ... Read more...

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Chidambaram helping MNCs, says CPI-M

August 7th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The CPI-M Tuesday accused Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of helping multinationals to escape tax on assets acquired in India and also foreign and Indian ... Read more...

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Don’t give Microsoft back-door entry, warns Achuthanandan

July 4th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan has warned Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against IT giant Microsoft getting a back-door entry into the ... Read more...

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Europe, India to deepen economic cooperation: Anand Sharma

June 25th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Antwerp (Belgium), June 25 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has called for closer economic engagement between India and Europe. Addressing the Horasis Global India Business Meeting (GIBM) in the ... Read more...

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India has more beauty queens than most countries: Diana

June 14th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Former Miss World Diana Hayden believes that while India may not have won an international beauty pageant for 12 years now, we should be happy ... Read more...

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‘Indian weavers victims of faulty policy, neglect’

May 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Defective policy, poor infrastructure, neglect and competition from multinationals have taken a toll on the communities of traditional weavers in the country, a BJP ... Read more...

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Ramdev launches products in open market

April 4th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Wednesday launched 800 Ayurvedic products that will be sold in open market via a chain of retail outlets and "super distributors" ... Read more...

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Bangalore blinks for hour to save earth

April 1st, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) India's tech hub late Saturday partly plunged into darkness for an hour, as public and private organisations, companies, malls and shops joined thousands of greens to ... Read more...

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Cash no problem, consesus is, for BRICS bank

March 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) A BRICS development bank will be very useful, particularly to Africa, but a major challenge that may come on its way is aligning the interest ... Read more...

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Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits

February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

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Two arrested for running job racket

February 2nd, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Two men who cheated several educated unemployed youths by promising them jobs in multinationals have been arrested, police said Thursday.Lalit Kumar, 59, and Amarjeet Rana, ... Read more...

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Mayawati launches BSP campaign in UP, spews fire at Congress (Second Lead)

February 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 1 (IANS) Launching her Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) election campaign Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati attacked the Congress, blaming it for anything that she ... Read more...

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Foreign investment in Brazil quadrupled in five years

December 16th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) Cumulative foreign direct investment in Brazil expanded fourfold between 2005 and last year, from $162.8 billion to $660.5 billion, the country's central bank said ... Read more...

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Microsoft ‘disappointed’ with hold back on retail FDI

December 9th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday said it is "very disappointed" with the central government's decision to hold back Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail trade, stressing "FDI in ... Read more...

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China issues first white paper on foreign trade

December 7th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) The Chinese government Wednesday issued a white paper on foreign trade, highlighting the country's achievements in boosting foreign trade and its contribution to the world economy.China ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers’ bid to disrupt agri-summit thwarted

December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Police Thursday detained about 200 protesting farmers when they attempted to disrupt Karnataka's first Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ... Read more...

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Venezuela freezes prices of 18 products

November 23rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government ordered a freeze on the prices of 18 products under the new Fair Price Law, with which Caracas intends to take one more ... Read more...

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Finland’s energy firm to expand business in India

October 6th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Oct 6 (IANS) Finland-based sustainable energy solutions provider Ensto plans to expand its business in India by doubling its headcount by 2012 and setting up a new manufacturing unit."An ... Read more...

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‘Women enjoy work trips more than men’

July 8th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Women prefer work-related travel more than men, according to a study conducted by travel website, TripAdvisor.The study said 94 percent women prefer work-related travel as ... Read more...

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Proposed Seeds Bill dangerous for farmers: Nitish Kumar

June 9th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday described the proposed Seeds Bill as "dangerous" for millions of farmers in the country and warned that it would not ... Read more...

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Elder Pharma to sell Indian brands in European market

June 7th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 7 (IANS) Drug maker Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd will soon roll out its leading Indian brands in the European market through its subsidiaries in Britain and Bulgaria, to step ... Read more...

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High alert in Bangalore over Osama’s death

May 2nd, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 2 (IANS) As India's tech hub with over 500 multinationals, including several American firms, Bangalore has been put on high alert following the killing of the world's most ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays ‘unjustified concessions’ to MNCs

April 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday criticised "unjustified concessions" given to multinationals (MNCs) to set up new units in the same field of business ... Read more...

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Apple criticized for poor environmental & work safety standards in China

January 21st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Chinese Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) has accused Apple of environmental malpractices in the country.Appleā€™s subsidiary in China is accused of causing environmental ... Read more...

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Steve Jobs’s Salary Was $1 In 2010!

January 9th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve Jobs runs the technology company that is rated as one of the best ones in the world but what may surprise many is the fact ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Dabur Nepal under fresh fire after godown raid

December 23rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 23 (IANS) Dabur Nepal, one of the largest multinationals in Nepal, faced fresh fire Thursday, three days after an official raid on its godown in southern Nepal, with ... Read more...

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US Senate polls: Democratic outsource attack alienating Indian American vote bank

October 24th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 24 (ANI): Democratic attacks on employment outsourcing in this year's campaigns are alienating a once-stalwart source of the party's funding, Indian-Americans, who believe India is sharing blame unfairly ... Read more...

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Netaji’s bodyguard felicitated on I-Day eve (With Image)

August 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 14 (IANS) Jagpal Yadav, one of the bodyguards of Subhas Chandra Bose, was felicitated by the Russian telecom giant Sistema on Independence-Day eve at a function here at the company's ... Read more...

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MNCs gaining control on Indian drug market

August 4th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on health has asked the government to pay attention to the selling out of major Indian Pharma companies to multinationals, whose increasing hold ... Read more...

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Communists ask government not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail

May 25th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Two opposition communist parties Tuesday asked the government not to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, saying it would jeopardise the livelihood of lakhs of ... Read more...

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India targets $45 bn from engineering services by 2020

May 20th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 20 (IANS) Riding high on its success in software and back-office services globally, India has set a $45-billion revenue target from engineering research and development (ER&D) services by 2020. "The resilient ... Read more...

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Bhargava calls for 15-year moratorium on GM crops in India

May 14th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 14 (IANS) Eminent scientist P.M. Bhargava Friday called for a moratorium of at least 15 years on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country. "There should be a complete moratorium on ... Read more...

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For American business, India is the new land of opportunity

April 6th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 6 (IANS) From healthcare to technology to media, there is growing excitement in every sector in the United States about India, not just because it's cheaper to ... Read more...

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GAIL plans LNG terminal in Papua New Guinea

March 22nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) State-run Gas Authority India Limited is venturing into Papua New Guinea with a possible stake in a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal, a company official said ... Read more...

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