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PM promises `bold' policy initiatives to boost growth
THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today promised "bold" policy initiatives on the economic front so that public finances may be improved at all levels of Government. Calling for a reduction in "wasteful" subsidies and diversion of ...
Coalition politics delaying reforms
THE personal goodwill enjoyed by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for his simplicity and integrity, has saved the Government from critical appraisal of its one year in office, particularly in terms of management of the economy. A ...
Textile industry fears dumping from China
THE move by the US and the European Union to impose import curbs on Chinese garments has sparked off apprehensions among Indian textile sector players about the possibility of Chinese clothing items swamping the Indian market, for domestic ...
AI board okays plan to set up engg base in Delhi
IN a move that will help Air India offer more non-stop flights from Delhi, the airline's board has approved a proposal to set up an engineering base here. The board also mandated that AI's low-cost arm, AI Express, set up an engineering base in ...
Vaccine prices go up in some States post-VAT
THE prices of some essential vaccines for diphtheria, pertusis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, tuberculosis and measles have gone up in certain States after the Government implemented value-added tax (VAT) at 4 per cent. According to Mr ...
Are food chains awaiting retail FDI to set up shop?
IS the absence of any concrete roadmap on foreign investment in the retail sector making multinationals wary of investing in India just yet? Several global food and beverage chains have delayed setting up shop in the country over the last 8-10 ...
Software cos grow faster in Europe
INDIAN software companies are seeing increased momentum in Europe. The continent turned attractive for Indian companies when the US slowed down between financial years 2000 and 2003. Now, even as revenues from the US remain healthy, revenue ...
These are most brisk and giddy-paced times
Sridevi couldn’t agree with a recent finding of Merrill Lynch that women are less knowledgeable about financial markets than men. Khan read with interest SEBI’s latest communiqués, and Jogin watched dubbed movies. Till Dakshinamoorthy called the ...
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