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Saturday, December 09, 2006
Commodities (Dec 08 at close)
Gold (per gram) Rs861
Silver (per gram) Rs22.30
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs2,798
Markets (Dec 8)
BSE Sensex13799.49 (-172.54)
S&P CNX Nifty3962 (-53.35)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)44.74 (+0.03)

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Govt promises to reallocate shares to IPO scam victims
`Persons involved in scam have been caught and punished' More

RBI hikes cash reserve ratio to 5.5 pc
The RBI today marked up the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) from 5 per cent to 5.5 per cent (in two phases) to impound about Rs 13,500 crore of bank funds. CRR will go up from 5 per cent to 5.25 per cent, effective December 23 and on to 5.50 per cent ... More

ICICI Bank board to take up Sangli Bank merger today
Move will expand branch network, boost rural lending More

Oracle ups open offer price, size for i-flex Solutions
Willing to spend Rs 5,916 cr for additional stake More

Lifan, M&M in talks for 2-wheeler venture

Sensex sheds 173 points
Selling pressure caused the BSE Sensex to shed 172.54 points or 1.23 per cent to close at 13,799.49 on Friday. The NSE S&P CNX Nifty ended low 53.35 points or 1.33 per cent to close at 3,962. The market succumbed to heavy selling on hectic profit More

Fast food MNCs take Indian recipes overseas

Lower food, energy prices peg down inflation
Wholesale price index for all commodities at 208.6 points More

For pharma, biotech firms, all roads lead to Europe
To gain a foothold and expand market in Europe More

`Top three vendors at strategy crossroads'
Forrester sees clear shift away from low-cost sales pitch More

Oracle's open offer for i-flex: Regulatory angle
The open offer announcement by Oracle Global (Mauritius) enhancing the offer size (apart from the offer price) from 20 per cent to 34.14 per cent falls within the regulations spelt out in the SEBI Takeover Code. If the open offer is successful, ... More

GSM base crosses 100-m mark
Record 5-m new subscribers added in November More

Changi seeks to bid for airport modernisation
All set to announce tie-up with listed infrastructure company More

US offshoring tax returns preparation to desi accountants
Demand driven by manpower shortage and rising labour costs: Study More

Govt will stand by SBI's capital-raising efforts
`Stake in PSBs will not be below 51 pc' More

Bajaj Auto: Betting on new moves
Marketmen are closely tracking Bajaj Auto, which on Friday dipped 2.28 per cent on the NSE, because of the company's plan to enter higher segments of two-wheelers and deepen its penetration into areas that are growing rapidly. Some analysts ... More

ICICI Lombard plans biometric health cards
Launch in Manipal for group insurance policy holders More

Tata Tea turns active
Fundamental reasons drawing strength from the company's growth programme are seen to be driving the Tata Tea counter. The stock, which declined 0.87 per cent to close at Rs 749.75 on Monday on improved volumes, has seen a number of developments ... More

Rains may lash TN coast from Sunday
A renewed spell of rain from an approaching easterly wave is likely to induce a positive change in the rainfall profile. Rains are expected to lash coastal Tamil Nadu and, progressively, adjoining Kerala from Sunday onwards. Northeast monsoon ... More

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