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Auto cos for higher I-T rebate to rev up R&D
According to some industry estimates, out of a total turnover of Rs 47,490 crore in financial year 1999-2000, Rs 895 crore (or 1.9 per cent) was spent on research and development activities. More

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Gujarat Gas in supply talks with Reliance, NTPC
GUJARAT Gas Company Ltd (GGCL), a subsidiary of international energy giant British Gas, is in talks for supplying natural gas to the Reliance group, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Kribhco. GGCL was looking at supplies of around 1 ... More

PREFERENTIAL ALLOTMENTS


Maars Software plans pref issue
CHENNAI: The city-based Maars Software International Ltd plans to issue equity shares on private/preferential allotment basis, ADR/GDR and increase the authorised capital of the company. The board of directors of Maars Sofware will ... More

AUDITING


Mandatory secretarial audit for small cos likely
All the smaller companies, which are not required to appoint a company secretary will have to submit a compliance report, sources told Business Line. More

GENERAL INSURANCE


ONGC's insurance premium up at $51 m
OIL and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has finalised an annualised premium of $51 million, up from $ 28.18 million last year, for insurance risk placement of its offshore and onshore properties. In a statement, ONGC has said that although the ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES


On offer: Assessment of human resources for cos
The entire process of recruitment— involving registration of candidates, administration of assessments, credentialisation, logistics management and generating immediate reports — is handled by Eduquity. More

Etiquette courses here to stay
DO you know how to knot a tie? How to introduce yourself? How to shake hands? How to present your business card? How to politely end a conversation and move on to others in a gathering? If your answer to these questions is in negative, then ... More

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


Digital to gain from HP-Compaq merger
Digital has steady growth prospects and should see a 35 per cent increase in net profit this year. More

Retain creeping acquisition limit till March 2004: Panel
PROMOTERS and promoter groups looking at opportunities for quicker consolidation of holdings may have a cause for cheer, with the SEBI-appointed Justice P.N. Bhagwati Committee for reviewing takeover code recommending the retention of the ... More

ALLIANCES & JOINT VENTURES


Haagen Dazs to chill India soon: US ice-cream major scouting for partners
HAAGEN Dazs, the world's largest super premium ice-cream brand, is on its way to India. Haagen Dazs' officials are said to be scouting for potential partners and franchisees in the country. The ice-cream and frozen dessert brand, widely ... More

INTERVIEW


`Indo Gulf still thinks fertiliser makes good business'
"As the import duty comes down, we will reduce our cost, so that we are always the preferred source over imports. It hurts us, but then, if I am prepared to take on the global market at global cost, I should be prepared for the domestic market too." More

INCOME TAX


Stage set for forming transfer pricing cells
Transfer pricing is generally described as the price charged by one multi-national enterprise to an associated enterprise or connected enterprise for an international transaction relating to supply of goods, services, know-how etc. More

SICK UNITS


Centre dragging its feet over IISCO impasse
WHAT next? This now is the most pertinent question against the backdrop of the meeting the Prime Minister had with a delegation comprising about 20 Congress (I) and Left MPs on May 7 on the issue of revival of The Indian Iron & Steel Company Ltd ... More

PERFORMANCE


IA may hedge on ATF prices
INDIAN Airlines (IA) is examining several options including hedging against price risks on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to get out of the red during the next financial year. "IA has been approached by at least one agency to hedge on ATF prices. ... More

FACT struggles with raw material cost rise
EVER since the removal of APM for petroleum products, cost of the raw material used for manufacturing phosphatic fertilisers by Fertilisers and Chemicals of Travancore Ltd (FACT) has gone up by about 30 per cent. The raw material for ... More

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