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Monday, January 30, 2006
Commodities ( at close Jan 27)
Gold (per gram) Rs754
Silver (per gram) Rs15.50
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs2881
Markets (January 27)
BSE Sensex9870.79(+185.05)
S&P CNX Nifty2982.75 (+42.40)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)44.11/44.24



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7 new Ministers in Union Cabinet — Aiyar loses Petroleum to Murli Deora; Shinde gets Power
LEAVING the four pillars of his Cabinet - Finance, Home, Defence, and Law - untouched, and retaining the External Affairs portfolio, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today did the first major reshuffle and expansion of his Council of ... More

More time to concentrate on Panchayati Raj: Aiyar
MR MANI Shankar Aiyar is said to be one of the major losers in the first Cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Sunday. The high-profile Minister, who advocated oil diplomacy for energy security, has been stripped of ... More

PSU group to provide power sector funding — LIC, PFC, 10 banks form consortium
IF funding constraints have held up investments into the beleaguered power sector, a `Power Lenders' Club' formed by a group of PSUs promises to leverage collective financial muscle and change the way financing of power projects in the country is ... More

Maruti charts new brand-building course for Wagon-R
ADVERTISING in the automotive world is not just about jargonising and building a fantastical aura about the brand, many times, successful campaigns have to reflect current and future consumer trends to capture the buyer's imagination. A case ... More

`Indian biz models sustainable, innovative'
THE momentum that was kicked-off last year with homegrown software majors TCS and Infosys biting off $400-million chunk of the ABN-Amro deal has been sustained with HCL Technologies bagging a $330-million five-year contract from DSG ... More

Momentum vs political will
IN the 250th birth anniversary year of Mozart, Indian stock market is going to listen to fusion music of money, orchestrated both by the occident and the orient. So think many global money-minded think tanks. Whether Indian capital market hogs ... More

Buoyant sentiment spawns a record number of new fund offers — Many of them are diversified equity products in nature
RARELY in the history of mutual funds in India have so many options come up for initial subscription simultaneously. About 10 of them are in the market at the moment, some nearing close. And, a few more are waiting to be launched next ... More

Cold wave in central India likely to abate
The warm and moist easterlies are expected to lead to a rise in both day and night temperatures by about three to four degrees C during the next few days. More

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