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Friday, May 19, 2006
Commodities (May 18 at close)
Gold (per gram) Rs955
Standard Gold (10 gram) Rs10,310
Silver (per gram) Rs21.65
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs3138
Markets (May 18)
BSE Sensex11391.43(-826.38)
S&P CNX Nifty3338.90)(-246.20)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)45.47 (-0.05)

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Sensex crashes 826 pts
Govt circular on investment gains, global concerns trigger FII selling More

FIIs not assessed as traders
Chidambaram calls it manufactured crisis, blames uninformed reporting More

MFs with exposure to commodity stocks will be hit hardest
`No cause for worry at this juncture' More

Tatas pick Bengal for Rs 1-lakh car plant
Project cost pegged at Rs 1,000 cr; State begins land acquisition More

Work on Mumbai Metro to begin by June
Reliance Energy-led consortium bags Rs 2,356-cr contract More

`RBI Amendment Bill to give more leeway'
Will help central bank to pursue its risk management strategy More

Poor infrastructure, a speed breaker: Karnik
`IT industry must have SEZ benefits irrespective of location' More

Bt cotton driving farmers to suicide: Vandana Shiva
Calls for a movement to reclaim seed sovereignty More

Software piracy rate dips in 2005: Study
The Second Annual BSA (Business Software Alliance) - IDC (International Data Corporation) Global Software study on piracy has confirmed a dip in the software piracy rate, albeit by one percentage point to 35 in 2005. This decline is said to ... More

`Role of SME cos crucial'
The role of small and medium size software companies is critical to achieve the $60-billion target for software exports by 2010 from $24 billion in 2005-06, according to Mr Kiran Karnik, President of Nasscom. Such a growth cannot be achieved by ... More

Arabian Sea arm of monsoon catching up fast
"Conditions are favourable for its further advance into the East-Central Bay within the next 24 hours." More

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