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WTO talks: Govt offers new areas for services
Not keen on opening up retail, legal sectors

INDIA'S revised offer on trade in services, under the ongoing liberalisation talks of the WTO, cover a broad spectrum and new areas ranging from advertising, management consultancy, real estate services to architecture and veterinary ... More

Iffco announces $1 b investment plan
THE world's largest fertiliser cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (Iffco), on Monday announced a $1-billion (approximately Rs 4,400 crore) investment plan to ramp up domestic fertiliser production capacity and reduce energy ... More

FMCG goods turn dearer
WITH increasing global oil prices, FMCG companies have been hard put to contain the resultant input cost increases over the last few months. But a combined impact of inflationary pressures and the VAT regime appears to be forcing their ... More

GE to partner NTPC, BHEL for Dabhol project revival
MR Scott Bayman, President and CEO, GE India, announced on Monday that GE Energy would join National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) to determine a course of action for restarting and completing the ... More

IOC net profit dips 30 pc to Rs 4,891 cr — To pay 100% final dividend
INDIAN Oil Corporation Ltd has reported a drop of more than 30 per cent in its profit after tax during 2004-05 to Rs 4,891 crore from Rs 7,005 crore during the previous year. This is mainly on account of under-recoveries in kerosene and ... More

IOC chief for equitable sharing of burden of under-recoveries
THE Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation, Mr S. Behuria, on Monday said there was a need for three things to happen. "International oil prices have to come down, which is happening. There should be equitable sharing of the burden of ... More

Glut forces drop in steel prices
THE latest data on steel production from China will send tremors through the steel world. The rate of growth of Chinese production is almost exponential as April production reached an annualised rate of 343 million tonnes a year. While total ... More

`Attractive' way of selling fixed income securities!
DO you hold bonds issued by the likes of Noida Toll Road Co and Industrial Investment Bank of India? Do you wish to offload them without selling them the old-fashioned way? There is help at hand - in the form of an offer that you may not ... More

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