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Textile exporters may lose out on EU preferential rates
Some players are confident that even if they miss out on concessional tariffs, Indian exports would still make up in the due course. More

Imports under advance licence — Proposal to exempt sugar mills from 7.5 pc customs duty
A PROPOSAL has been mooted to exempt mills from payment of 7.5 per cent customs duty on raw sugar imports under the advance licence (AL) scheme. The proposal, currently doing the rounds of the market, comes even as a senior official at the ... More

Delay in report on computerisation — EPFO meet postponed
THE meeting of the Central Board of Trustees of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) scheduled for today was cancelled. Officials said that the board could again be expected to meet in April. The meeting was cancelled on grounds ... More

Pre-VAT jitters: Drug cos work out plans to allay trade fears
WITH less than a fortnight to go for the implementation of value-added tax (VAT), drug companies are devising different methods to smoothen the transition into the new regime from April 1. The VAT on medicines is 4 per cent, but the trade has ... More

Champions Trophy: ICC's plan to shift venue shocks sponsors
THE International Cricket Council's warning that it may shift the venue of the Champions Trophy (to be held in 2006) from India to Pakistan has sent sponsors into a tizzy. Incidentally, the official global partners for all ICC events till 2007 ... More

Addressing ground realities of budget air-travel
ACCORDING to reports the Civil Aviation Ministry is planning to set up a separate terminal for low-cost carriers at the Delhi airport, and at the Mumbai terminal efforts are on to create more space for these carriers by ... More

`Churning for short-term hits long-term investors'
IT is not every day that the head of an insurance company, despite the seemingly competing unit-linked products that he offers, assesses mutual funds in a constructive manner. So when Mr Stuart Purdy, MD of Aviva, argues that MFs actually have a ... More



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