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Omnibus scheme to boost exports on cards — Ministry finalising plan to replace `WTO incompatible' DEPB scheme
THE Commerce Ministry is keen on launching an omnibus export promotion scheme in the forthcoming modifications to the new Foreign Trade Policy to be unveiled on April 7, even as the continuation of the Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) scheme ... More

Air Force pilots opting for civil aviation sector
VERY soon, if you take a flight from India, you may find that an ace Indian Air Force fighter pilot is in command of your airplane. The recent boom in the aviation sector has opened up new employment opportunities and a number of Air Force pilots ... More

Doubts loom over MAPIN implementation
EVEN as a committee is re-examining issues relating to MAPIN — a SEBI exercise to fingerprint and grant a unique identification number (UIN) to all market participants — a section of investors is unsure whether they should go in for ... More

Post-VAT, household expenses in South may come down
IF you are living in the South of the country, your household expenses may just get reduced post-April 1, thanks to the new VAT regime coming into force across 21 States. But in the North you may not be so lucky. Though individual States are ... More

MFs' IPOs flourishing with funds
BY the time you read this on Monday morning, the news that Reliance Equity Opportunity Fund has collected nearly Rs 1,800 crore will be stale. What will not turn stale is the eagerness displayed by investors to allocate fresh money in IPOs of ... More

On the trail of money that leaves consumers' hands
CONSUMER spending on personal care and effects totalled Rs 34,000 crore in 2002-03. Household expenditure on spices was Rs 1,000 crore higher. Households spent Rs 6,789 crore on personal transport vehicles in 2002-03. More than Rs 75,000 crore ... More

Cumulative losses of 93 PSUs rise 23 pc: CAG
THE United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government might view public sector undertakings (PSUs) as sacrosanct by suspending sale of PSU equities for the time being and not specifying any target for their disinvestment in the Union Budget ... More

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