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Strengthening the competition culture
The Plan panel-set up Working Group on Competition Policy must nurture a competitive environment in the government so as to boost overall economic development. More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Zee seeks nod to restructure FDI holdings in Zee News
The Zee Group has decided to convert Zee News Ltd (ZNL), created by hiving off Zee Telefilm Ltd's (ZTL) news and current affairs division, into a 100 per cent Indian company before again incorporating 26 per cent foreign equity and has sought ... More

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
GfK picks up 51 pc stake in Mode Group
GfK, a leading market research company from Germany, has acquired a 51 per cent stake in Mode Group for an undisclosed sum. The joint venture would be called GfK Mode. GfK, which specialises in custom research in the areas of opinion, marketing ... More

ADVERTISING
ASCI code compulsory for TV ads
The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has hailed a recent Government notification making it compulsory for television commercials to abide by the ASCI code. The amendment made in Cable Television Networks (Amendment) ... More

PROMOTIONS & OFFERS
LSRL launches `i-mint'
Loyalty Solutions and Research Ltd (LSRL), a company funded by ICICI Ventures, on Thursday announced the launch of `i-mint', a customer rewards programme that will allow customers to leverage a network of business partners on a ... More

RETAILING
HCL Info plans 200 retail outlets
HCL Infosystems plans to open 200 digital lifestyle outlets in the country this year. The retail outlets will function as a one-stop shop for all digital accessories and gadgets such as LCD TVs, mobile handsets, cameras, i-Pods, MP3 players and ... More

Bharath Pitstop gets recognition
New Bharath Pitstop, the tyre and car care showroom offering imported and Indian tyres and car accessories, has received recognition from various multinational tyre companies during its first year of operations here. Mr Mohan ... More

Madison launches shopper marketing consultancy
Aims at converting `shoppers into buyers' at the outlet More

Godrej Lifespace to increase customer-centric initiatives
To add more products to its portfolio; expand in tier-II, tier-III cities More

200 wellness product stores to be launched
Global Consumer Services Pvt Ltd, promoted by Global Hospitals, will set up 200 wellness product stores across all major southern states in the next three years with a total investment of Rs 90 crore. Besides being pharmacies, the `Goodlife' ... More

MARKETING RESEARCH
Online shopping carts fill up steadily
Study says more than half of visitors end up buying from a shopping Web site More

PEOPLE
Dish TV CEO resigns
The Chief Executive Officer of Dish TV, Mr Sunil Khanna, has resigned. Dish TV is part of an Essel Group venture, which has a range of national and global business interests that include media programming, broadcasting and ... More

NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Kotak Securities launches scheme for small-time retail investors
`Auto Invest' based on systematic investment planning model More

Star News' interactive news channel
Star News has launched an interactive news channel Actve STAR News, which would be available on the newly launched DTH platform, Tata Sky. Actve STAR News would reportedly be a premium version of the channel and will be available ... More

McAfee security risk mgmt tools
McAfee unveiled two products as part of its security risk management portfolio: Foundstone Enterprise 5.0, a vulnerability management solution, and Preventsys Compliance Auditor and Risk Analyzer, which allow companies to ... More






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