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More steps soon for fiscal consolidation: Chidambaram


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government will take more steps in coming months to ensure fiscal consolidation and boost economic growth, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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No rollback of diesel price hike, FDI in retail: Chidambaram


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said the government would not rollback its decision to allow foreign direct investments (FDI) in multi-brand retail and the hike ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output drops by 1.8 percent in June (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's industrial output dropped by 1.8 percent in June due to a sharp contraction in manufacturing production, government data showed Thursday. Factory output has ... Read more...

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Kerala woos prospective investors from Karnataka


July 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is wooing captains of industry in Karnataka to make the coastal state a preferred investment destination."We are willing to go the extra mile ... Read more...

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Kenya’s central bank cuts benchmark rate


July 6th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 6 (IANS) Kenya's Central Bank (CBK) has reduced its interest benchmark rate (CB Rate) to 16.5 percent from 18 percent to bring inflation towards the medium-term target and ... Read more...

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G20 pledges to support economic growth, free trade


June 20th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS) Leaders of G20 nations have pledged support to economic growth by strengthening demand and restoring investors' confidence and vowed to remove barriers ... Read more...

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G-20 Summit Declaration


June 20th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Text of the G-20 Summit declaration in Los Cabos, Mexico, June 18-19: 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, convened in Los Cabos on 18-19 June 2012.2. We are united in our ... Read more...

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Involve developing countries in MDG, Speaker tells UN chief


April 28th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who is on an India trip Friday met Meira Kumar during which the Lok Sabha speaker asked him ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan economy registers record growth


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan economy recorded its highest post-independence growth of 8.3 percent last year beating the previous record of 8 percent in 2010, the Central Bank ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes assembly election results


March 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the assembly election results saying clear majority in most states, especially Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, would provide stability and push forward ... Read more...

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Making housing affordable: Realty industry needs budget boost (Comment)


February 26th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
The previous annual budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee failed to come up with some substantial measures to boost the realty industry, especially the housing sector. With the realty ... Read more...

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India pitches for more trade, investment in SAARC


January 30th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Pitching for greater free trade and investment among South Asian countries, India has stressed that the current "challenging international economic environment" can provide SAARC ... Read more...

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`Eurozone crisis to dent Canadian growth’


January 19th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Jan 19 (IANS) The Eurozone debt crisis will curb Canada's economic growth by 0.6 percent this year, or $9.89 billion, but it's a smaller damage compared to the expected ... Read more...

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No hiring contraction in 2012-13: Naukri.com


January 12th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's largest online job search portal Naukri.com does not foresee any contraction in hiring sentiment in the coming fiscal. But headcount could rise if the ... Read more...

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Global economy in 2012 may be worse: IMF chief economist


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) With downside risks in advanced economies increasing and policy environment uncertain, the world economy may see worse conditions in the coming year, warned chief economist Olivier ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces Food Security Bill


December 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday dubbed the upcoming Food Security Bill "a travesty of food security", and demanded the "universal" supply of at least 35 kg of ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on addressing climate change


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) China Tuesday issued a white paper on its policies and actions for addressing climate change, highlighting a range of major policy measures to mitigate and adapt ... Read more...

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Board of trade to discuss sops for exporters


October 10th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The board of trade chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss incentives to keep the growth momentum ... Read more...

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India must act to cope up with urbanisation: UN expert


September 27th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India has good policies but needs to implement them effectively to cope with the growing challenge of urbanisation, UN Under-Secretary-General Joan Clos said Monday."The pace ... Read more...

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India backs economic integration of South Asia


September 9th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit in the Maldives in November, India has pushed for "progressive economic integration" of South Asia and underlined the need for ... Read more...

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Increase in policy rates a necessary step to tame inflation: Pranab Mukherjee


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the sharp increase in repo rate and reverse repo rate by 50 basis points was a necessary step ... Read more...

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Consensus on commercial mining of coal to be evolved


April 28th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal today said that as a part of energy sector reforms, the Government is trying to evolve a consensus on commercial mining of ... Read more...

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Pak Govt unveils 120-bn-rupee ‘mini-budget’ to meet IMF conditionalities


March 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): The Pakistan Government has introduced a 120-billion-rupee 'mini-budget' through presidential ordinances, envisaging 53 billion rupees of additional taxes on income, imports, agriculture and domestic sales of export-oriented items.The government ... Read more...

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Task force to strengthen Indian pharma industry


March 15th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A 12-member task force that will evolve strategies for making India a hub for drug discovery and research was set up under the chairmanship of ... Read more...

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ILO to mark 100th International Women’s Day


March 4th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 4 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will mark the centenary of International Women's Day next week.To commemorate Women's Day in India, ILO will organise a Women's Mela ... Read more...

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Infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare is 2011 focus: PHD Chamber


January 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) PHD Chamber Tuesday said infrastructure, healthcare, housing and agri-business will be among the thrust areas of its activities during 2011. "PHD Chamber will focus on infrastructure, industrial ... Read more...

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Report of Wage Boards for Working Journalists presented


January 2nd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.2 (ANI): The National Wage Boards for Working Journalists and other Newspaper Employees chairman, Justice G. R. Majithia and the members of the Wage Boards presented their final Report to ... Read more...

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Unlocking the potential of rural unorganized sector


December 21st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil Amar Lucknow, Dec 21 (ANI): When we talk of India's mammoth work force, be it in rural or urban scenarios, what comes to mind is the 'unorganised' sector. They form ... Read more...

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Realty, banking stocks rise, Sensex closes 142 points up (Roundup)


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday closed 142 points higher with stocks from the realty and IT sectors leading the gainers' pack.The 30-share sensitive ... Read more...

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Move now towards gradual exit from stimulus: PM


November 13th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) With the Indian economy set to grow at 8.5 percent this fiscal after a drop to 6.7 percent two years ... Read more...

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Energy sector needs structural reforms: Mukherjee


November 3rd, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Structural reforms are needed to make the energy sector vibrant and investor-friendly, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday."While the government is adopting a number of ... Read more...

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Growth versus inflation-control is big concern: Mukherjee


October 26th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With India's annual food inflation still hovering around 15.5 percent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said high prices remained a concern, as there was a limit ... Read more...

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India’s middle class driving innovation, consumption, but still vulnerable: ADB


August 19th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Innovative, cheaply priced products targeted at India's booming middle class are helping to spur domestic consumption and growth but the sector remains vulnerable to economic shocks and carefully ... Read more...

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Sharron Angle Wins, Harry Reid Gets His Most Desired Race


June 9th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nevada, June 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In all probability, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just got the race for that he had been craving for a long time.Reportedly, Ex-Reno Assembly ... Read more...

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India may slap taxes, quotas to limit iron ore exports


May 19th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India may impose taxes and quotas on exports of iron ore from the country to increase availability of the raw material for the domestic steel industry, steel ... Read more...

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