Financial Daily
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Wednesday, January 24, 2001








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Tax breaks proposed for long-distance telephony
THE Finance Ministry is considering a proposal to extend tax breaks to national long distance operators (NLDO) following a recommendation made by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

It's the same old India for Japan biz
EVEN after a decade of liberalisation and further second generation reforms on the cards, the perception of the Japanese businessmen on doing business in India has not changed. In particular, the Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still v iew India as a far-flung country where entering into business ventures is risky and difficult. This is owing to the lurking fear that, far from earning profits, there are chances of losing money.

FIPB sits on Gesco GDR
THE Finance Ministry is of the view that the approval for the proposal to issue GDRs by the Mumbai-based Gesco Corporation Ltd should be subject to the condition that the GDRs cannot be converted into underlying shares.

Indal Q3 net rises 119 pc
INDIAN Aluminium Company Ltd (Indal), an Aditya Birla group outfit, has recorded a 119-per cent rise in net profit at Rs 30.7 crore for the third quarter compared to Rs 14 crore recorded during the corresponding period of the previous year. The volume of sales rose by 18 per to about Rs 325.3 crore (Rs 276.8 crore).

ACC builds on cement prices
Associated Cement Companies Ltd (ACC) to notch up a net profit of

Bank of India board okays sale, hive-off of 3 subsidiaries
BANK of India has decided to either sell or merge with itself three of its subsidiaries, BOI Finance Ltd, BOI Mutual Fund and BOI Asset Management Company.

Wishing 'em well in their chosen jobs
``BE a patch, not a hole; be a bridge, not a hurdle,'' he tells his class of 20-somethings, all of them employees of HDFC Bank who have been listening to him since morning. And, as the turn of phrase gets tossed around in the audience, he prepares to bel t out the next slice of wisdom, distilled as it is from the 1,000-plus training sessions he has had with the cream of corporates.

Sanjay Bhatnagar quits Enron
Mr Sanjay Bhatnagar has quit the multinational Enron Corporation, company officials confirmed here today.

A tableau of `Internet cafe' at a Republic Day rehearsal in the Capital on Tuesday.

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