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Wednesday, April 25, 2001





Stand-off in AP rice procurement continues

Shrimp, scampi output in AP likely to go up
Black tiger shrimp prices range-bound

Passenger car sales down 7.54 per cent in 2000-01 -- Commercial vehicles feel the heat of slowdown
Leyland to expand range in heavy duty segment -- To foray into LCVs

Banking and Finance
Sinha proposes changes in Finance Bill -- VRS amortisation for banks from 2000-01
Merger with IDBI ruled out -- IFCI told to access market for capital

RBI paper on directed lending soon



SEA plea to raise duty on soyabean oil
Gold prices likely to recover: GFMS report

ABB order book position drops
The other side of MNC affiliation
CII to organise policy forums for CEOs
Framatome Connectors
Khaitans step down from George Williamson board
Walking a tight rope?
Bharat General merger to raise Kesoram networth
Is India squeezing enough out of soya?
IBF to set norms for TV ratings
Swap ratio fair, says HLL official

Growth prospects for India quite strong: Unctad
Unctad counsel on financial restructuring
`US slowdown calls for bolder policy'
Babus as negotiators
`Flexibility in labour laws is the need of the hour'
Vote on Finance Bill today -- Hike in standard deduction likely
Infrastructure sector clocks 5.3 pc growth
Slowdown, VRS payments hit tax collections
Reluctant RBI

Freeing sugar exports

Fast track
ITC: Swimming against the tide

Financial Performance
HLL posts marginal rise in sales
Wockhardt net up 13%
Ashok Leyland net up 16.8 pc
Sterlite PAT up 52 pc in Q3
HLL net up 20% at Rs 317 cr in Q1
ABB net sales, PAT up in Q1
Gillette India sales up 3 pc
Indal net up 38 pc, to pay Rs 4
VisualSoft posts 117% rise in net

Food & Dairy Products
Demand for processed food rising in Australia

Foreign Trade
Malaysia, Indonesia offer `rail for oil' barter deal

Viceroy hotel plans expansion in southern region

Hindustan Lever: Flat trends
PSI Data: Open offer hopes

Inflation Watch
Inflation Watch

Information Technology
Homing in to jobsville
Satyam to leverage FSP model for outsourcing
Applitech in deal with S. African co
HP to locate 3 R&D labs in India

Wipro bullish on expansion
Hughes Escorts pact with IIM-K

SignalTree gets CMM level 5 tag
TCS Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore
Intelligroup wins Frost & Sullivan award
AP to extend tax rebates for IT cos
Enterprise solution from Vishwas Soft
Global flavour to local needs
When the heart is no more at `home'

Fattening the pig
Silver lining peeps

The value of excess

Time to check in?
Beat the bug at its game
Mobiles getting out of hand

Livewire healing

Fresh air? No, thank you!
Fancy frills fall away

Cyber Quest



Getting temptingly real...

on paper...

...and screen

Nicco team bags NH-4 project

Mutual Funds
MF liquid plans in limelight as badla financing declines

Iffco, Kribhco seek to `return' Govt capital
Balco: Give strategic partner a chance
AIBEA aid for Balco staff

Production of low-cost drugs -- Govt urged to review 2nd amendment to Patents Act

Cardamom slides on thin arrival, weak demand
Coffee auctions launched in Kerala
Cashew prices decline

The tortuous road to Kashmir
Finally! Curry lives upto its masala
Irresponsible Parliament?

Import of ships -- Shipping industry pins hope on Sinha to roll back 5% duty
CBI conducts surprise check at NMPT

Bengal Govt plans to set up biotech park
Cochin SEZ plan for infrastructure
Maharashtra bandh today
Privatisation of power distribution -- IBRD tells Karnataka to stick to deadline
A h(e)aven for senior citizens in Pune
Medical colleges can house dental colleges
Ravishankar school in Hyderabad
VRS package for Nandyal mill staff
Pan masalas to become dearer
TIDCO seeks Rs 9-cr equity from State for biotech venture
Road mishaps in TN remain a concern
Bengal bid to check hazardous chemical mishaps

CSE moves CMM on bounced cheques
Lyons Range
Tech heavyweights boost sentiment
SEBI makes case for barring Rathi firms
`Revamp badla to curb volatility'
`SEBI has directed introduction of rolling settlement'
`Blips in stocks will not deter long-term investors'
Market capitalisation

Quality concerns hit tea exports to Russia

Technical Analysis
Uptrend intact

Marine biotechnology -- New opportunity frontier
CSIO makes strides in holography
Need to process thorium for N-power stressed

SER passenger traffic up

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