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Friday, February 16, 2007
Commodities (Feb 15)
Gold (per gram) Rs889
Silver (per gram) Rs21.95
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs2,534
Markets (Feb 15)
BSE Sensex14355.55 (+345.65)
S&P CNX Nifty4146.20 (+99.10)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)44.13 (-0.02)

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Petrol, diesel to cost less
Move to check inflation; duty adjustments likely: Murli Deora More

Inflation rises to 6.73%
The annual wholesale price index-based inflation continued its upward march, touching 6.73 per cent for the week ended February 3, up from the previous week's 6.58 per cent. The contributory factors remain the same - pulses, cereals and ... More

Sensex zooms 345 points
The BSE-30 Sensex bounced back 345 points on Thursday after market participants felt the stocks had factored in the negative cues. Fresh buying and covering of short positions pushed markets up through the day. The Sensex gained 345.65 points ... More

Essar plan to stay invested in Hutch
`No intention of exiting Hutch Essar or telecom business' ; say telecom core part of portfolio More

CXOs prepare to wear new hats...

Give farmers a separate bank
All those who contribute to the public distribution system should be given a smart card that will entitle them to nutrients, micro nutrients and seeds at a concessional price. PROF. M.S. SWAMINATHAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL COMMIS SION ON AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY. More

Exporters stop booking arabica contracts
Growers look for higher prices, hold back produce More

ICICI Bank's new home loans may be costlier
`No immediate plans to raise PLR, now at 14.75%' More

Vihaan offers low cost network for rural areas
Can support as low as 150 subscribers More

The tale of India's own very special Budget
The first Budget of independent India covered the period from August 15, 1947 to March 31, 1948. It was R.K. Shanmukham Chetti, Finance Minister, who presented the Budget on November 26, 1947, in the Dominion Parliament. "Delivering his ... More

New initiative launched in infrastructure financing
IDFC, Citi, IIFCL and Blackstone Group come together More

Fund managers here seek overseas advice
As investors favour more international securities More

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