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Bollywood breaks financing tradition — Study finds sharp rise in private equity, dip in institutional lending
NON-TRADITIONAL sources of finance have steadily risen in the funding mix of Hindi films, exceeding Rs 250 crore in 2004. What has increased sharply is private equity, according to a recent study by Yes Bank Ltd. Despite high expectations ... More

Drug cos pull up socks to stay in race
SHAPE up or ship out is the writing on the wall for drug companies in the country, as their operations become more global and competition hots up at home. And to stay in the race, the companies are injecting a sense of urgency into their HR ... More

Unemployment rate up at 9.1 pc — Fewer jobs in organised sector
THE Planning Commission has estimated that the unemployment rate for the economy as a whole has shot up significantly in the last two years — up from 8.87 per cent in 2001-02 to 9.11 per cent in 2004-05. An even more disturbing picture that ... More

RBI, Finance Ministry to discuss market access of loans with States
THE process of drawing up a formal mechanism for disintermediation by the Centre in providing loan assistance to States is being kicked off next week. The Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Finance have called a meeting with all States to ... More

Regulator facing staff crunch — Ministry shoots down TRAI proposal on funding
THE Finance Ministry has shot down a proposal from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to fund its operations from the licence fee collected from operators instead of the present system of receiving grants from the Government. ... More

Benchmarks may move around current levels
RAFTS of the benchmark indices barely escaped out of the jungles infested with bears, albeit a journey through class V rapids, but market is not out of the woods yet. Amid FII outflow from the emerging markets and restraint for Indian ... More

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