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Toyota offers 1% interest on loans for Innova buyers
TOYOTA Kirloskar has come out with a finance option that offers 1 per cent interest rate on loans for its Innova customers for a limited period of one month. Earlier, one of its dealers had come out with a free petrol offer for all Innova ... More

GAIL, BPCL to sign pact soon for LNG marketing jt venture
BHARAT Petroleum Corporation Ltd and GAIL (India) would soon sign an MoU for setting up a joint venture company for the marketing of LNG for automobiles and piped gas to domestic users in Kerala and Karnataka. The signing of the MoU, which ... More

Switzerland Tourism woos Indian filmmakers
Apart from assistance in Switzerland, Indian producers might also get travel discounts, sometimes even free travel, to fly there. More

IMImobile bags 3 global orders; sets up overseas centres
IMIMOBILE, a managed mobile value-added services provider for major Indian telecom companies, plans to go global covering new areas, including media and publishing. It recently bagged three large overseas deals, including one from Trinidad and ... More


Lakme India parts with FDCI to walk alone
INDIA'S fledgling fashion industry has split vertically into two with cosmetic major Lakme, which has largely led the fashion industry into the limelight with the Lakme India Fashion Week, announcing that it will host its own fashion event in ... More


Mudra to offer optimal service thru ROI model
AD agencies have realised the need to present a single face to their clients. With ads and promos spreading across multiple media - online, mobile, print and outdoors - more clients demand a one-stop-shop for their ad needs. Until now, it ... More

Chennai rains play spoilsport; disappointment greater for Zee
THE weather as expected played spoilsport in Chennai washing out the first day's play of the India-Sri Lanka test match, much to the displeasure of cricket lovers. But for Zee Sports, it has been a greater disappointment as the channel could not ... More


Pantaloon to retail financial services
PANTALOON Retail will unveil a slew of services next year and is set to add 20 more hypermarket stores and six more lifestyle stores this year which could cost the company over Rs 600 crore. Pantaloon also expects to notch up a turnover of ... More

Globus proposes 100 stores by 2008
GLOBUS Stores Pvt Ltd, the retail chain promoted by the Rajan Raheja group, is planning to scale up the chain to 80-100 stores by 2008. The chain, which at present has 12 outlets across the country, intends to set up at least 12 or 13 more by ... More

Chinese fast food chain Mark Pi plans expansion
NEW Delhi-based Trak Services, territory owners of Mark Pi chain of restaurants in India, plans to expand the chain from the present five outlets to 100 outlets in the next three years on a franchisee basis. Mark Pi is a chain of Chinese food ... More


Oil cos seek review of new marketing discipline norms
TROUBLED by the recent incident of the murder of a young Indian Oil Corporation sales officer, the marketing heads of the public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) are pressing for the review of new Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDGs).The ... More


SREI Infrastructure launches two financial products
SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd on Friday launched two new financial products - `Moneybag' and `Srei Lotto' - at Excon 2005, the third construction equipment and construction technology trade fair, in Bangalore. Talking to Business ... More

BEML unveils Chinese-made wheel loader at Excon 2005
BHARAT Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) has unveiled the Chinese-made ZL30 wheel loader for marketing in the country. The loader made by Xiamen Company is used in infrastructure projects, opencast mines and construction industry, a company release ... More

Maxtor launches shared storage plus solution
MAXTOR Corporation, supplier of hard disk drives and consumer storage solutions, on Friday announced `shared storage plus' solution, offering users a three-in-one network drive for shared storage, data back-up and media streaming for home or ... More

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