retail sector

FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... Read more...

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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Housing developers hail FDI in retail, call for realty reforms


September 20th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Hailing the UPA government's decision to allow FDI in retail as the right move, the housing developer community Thursday called for accelerating the economic reforms process ... Read more...

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Shutdown widespread in Rajasthan


September 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and other parties witnessed widespread response in Rajasthan Thursday with traders associations extending support to it.Markets, ... Read more...

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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Walmart and corner stores can co-exist


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A fierce debate is raging in cyberspace over the cost and benefit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail as the Indian ... Read more...

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Corporates told to give handlooms, handicraft products as gift items


August 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The textiles ministry is organising a conclave appealing to Indian industries to source domestic handlooms and handicrafts for corporate gifting instead of regular gift such ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar opposes FDI in retail


July 31st, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that he was not in favour of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in the state and virtually ... Read more...

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No reversing decision on FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


July 27th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Indian government will notify allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after building a wider political consensus and there is no question of ... Read more...

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Don’t open multi-brand FDI in retail, PM told


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Left have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to let FDI in multi-brand retail sector, saying this will virtually ... Read more...

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Court notice to Bharti Walmart


July 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the central government, Bharti Walmart Pvt Ltd and Bharti Retail Ltd on a plea alleging that the ... Read more...

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Australian retail trade up


July 4th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Australian retail turnover rose 0.5 percent in May, following a rise of 0.1 percent in April, according to figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of ... Read more...

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FDI in multi-brand retail will lift mood: Economic advisor


June 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Opening up the multi-brand retail sector to foreign direct investment(FDI) would lift the economic mood and largely benefit farmers and small exporters, the government's top economist said ... Read more...

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Gogoi bats for FDI in multi-brand retail sector


June 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday called for foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail sector and said the states willing to implement it should ... Read more...

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Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The tete-a-tete between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sweetened by plates of sandesh, the popular local sweet, suddenly ... Read more...

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Biman takes a dig at Mamata over FDI issue


May 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Left Front chairman Biman Bose Wednesday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for reportedly discussing the issue of FDI in retail ... Read more...

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FDI issue: US says it was discussed, Mamata says no


May 8th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Sparking off a controversy, the US Monday claimed that the issue of increasing US investment in West Bengal, including in the retail sector, was touched ... Read more...

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UPA politics: games of brinkmanship and compulsions (Comment)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
The fact that Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi survived for more than 24 hours after Mamata Banerjee sent a "communication" to the prime minister saying 'off with his head' - like ... Read more...

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Economic survey bats for FDI in multi-brand retail


March 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Even as foreign equity in multi-brand retailing has eluded political consensus, India's economic survey has pushed for a phased opening up of the sector ... Read more...

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Kerala traders shut down to protest FDI


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) A large number of traders in Kerala Wednesday shut down their businesses to protest moves to permit foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector.The call ... Read more...

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I hold master key to power, thunders Mayawati (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 21 (IANS) "I hold the master key to power," thundered Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at an election rally here Tuesday in which she blasted Congress general ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes binding pact with EU


February 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday urged the Indian government not to conclude any binding agreement with the Europen Union before discussing them with Indian stakeholders.The government should ... Read more...

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Mamata wants Hong Kong style ‘financial district’ in Goa


February 6th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may be opposed to special economic zones (SEZ) as well as foreign investment in civil aviation and retail, but ... Read more...

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India hangs up on investor confidence, says Time


February 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian Supreme Court's decision to cancel 122 controversial mobile phone licenses has opened up a new round of scepticism about India as a destination ... Read more...

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Indian retail sector outlook for 2012 stable: Fitch


January 18th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The outlook for the Indian retail sector would remain stable in 2012 with concerns remaining over inflationary pressures and economic growth, ratings agency Fitch ... Read more...

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India, EU to discuss agenda for summit


January 13th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ahead of India's summit with the European Union next month, EU's chief diplomat Catherine Ashton comes here Sunday on a four-day visit during which the ... Read more...

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Freezing ties: Mamata challenges Congress to walk out (Roundup)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) In an indication that all is not well within the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) As tensions escalated between the UPA and key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday tried to soothe the frayed ties, saying ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With tensions escalating with ruling UPA's key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hoped that "temporary problems" with allies will be ... Read more...

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2G should have been auctioned, says Jagdish Bhagwati


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) World renowned Indian economist Jagdish N. Bhagwati Thursday slammed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for its policy on 2G spectrum allocation, saying its ... Read more...

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Farmer association supports FDI in retail


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government has started consultations with various stakeholders, including associations of farmers and industry bodies, to garner support for allowing foreign investment in the retail ... Read more...

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India’s myopic politicians derail reforms (Comment)


December 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
India is passing through a dystopian nightmare. The scene is as gloomy as it can possibly be. High inflation, low investment, falling growth rate and a widening gap between the ... Read more...

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Hope to see consensus on FDI in retail: CII president


December 5th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) While the government looks set to put on the back burner retail sector reforms amid increased political opposition, a leading industry lobby said Monday it ... Read more...

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Sharma to reveal states which supported FDI in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Saturday said he would disclose in parliament the states which supported the decision to allow foreign capital in the multi-brand ... Read more...

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PDP opposes foreign investment in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday came out against foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail and asked the central government to ... Read more...

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