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Trade ministers attend the 3rd Inter-sessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Reuters)
Disagreements surface over China-backed trade deal

The RCEP talks, which began in 2012, have been given new impetus by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

22 May 2017

Non-performing PSUs bleeding Uttar Pradesh's coffers dry: CAG

A report by the country's top audit body, tabled in the just-concluded session of the Assembly, shows tardy performance of the state's PSUs.     

22 May 2017

Sodexo partners Zeta to cash in on digital opportunity in India

As a part of the alliance, Sodexo’s three million consumers in India will get access to Zeta's technology platform thus strengthening its digital play.    

22 May 2017

Sensex, Nifty inch up as consumer stocks rally; ITC leads

Investor sentiment got a boost after the government last week finalised rates for the upcoming goods and services tax.

22 May 2017

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Ford fires CEO Mark Fields, Hackett takes reins: Reports

Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett, who joined Ford's board in 2013 and has been leading its mobility unit since last year, the sources said.

22 May 2017

Santosh Gangwar (File |EPS)
MoS Finance confirms July 1 roll out of 'all-inclusive' GST

Gangwar, while hailing the new tax regime to be an all-inclusive one, asserted that both vendors and consumers will benefit out of it.
 

22 May 2017

Economy sitting pretty, conditions to improve

The improving liquidity position of banks is expected to help meet industry demands, achieving a growth rate of 7-8 per cent despite the current global environment.

22 May 2017

SoftBank’s Vision Fund for tech raises $93 bn

Japanese  telecom conglomerate Softbank Group has raised over $93 billion capital for its
Vision Fund to invest towards long-term investment in companies in the technology sector.

22 May 2017

As firms’ lifespans shorten, investor vigilance is key

The purpose of this article is to bring awareness to investors regarding the shortening lifespan of companies in the market today.

22 May 2017

Forex earnings through tourism register double-digit growth

Foreign exchange earnings (FEE) through tourism in India in the first three months of 2017, in dollar terms, have shown a double-digit growth, for the first time in two years.

22 May 2017

Growing joblessness a blot on Modi Report Card

After the recent Sukhma encounter in Chhattisgarh in which 25 CRPF personnel were killed by Maoists, a commentary by a senior journalist, Ashutosh Bhardwaj, related a poignant tale: In April 2012, the

22 May 2017

Air purifiers among over 10 new products for India this year: LG

As metropolitan cities continue to grapple with pollution in India, South Korean consumer electronics major LG sees an opportunity.

21 May 2017

Agricultural Scientist M S Swaminathan with former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan, right, at a round table discussion on Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy in New Delhi. (File Photo | PTI)
Govt should think about taxing rich farmers, says former RBI governor

Jalan, however, added that a very large proportion of the population has small farms and we should not do anything which can hurt them.

21 May 2017

Oil ministry may block oil PSUs buying GDF stake in Petronet

GDF, a unit of French energy giant Engie SA, has written to sell its entire stake in Petronet to the company's principal promoters -- GAIL, ONGC, IOC and BPCL.

21 May 2017

A view of the winter vegetable farming at Koviloor in Idukki district of Kerala | A Sam Paul
Govt initiates work on shifting financial year to January-December

The government has initiated the spadework for shifting the financial year to January to align it with the agriculture production cycle.

21 May 2017

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Corporate healthcare revenue to grow 15 pc this fiscal: Report

The tilt towards the government schemes is a concern due to lower profitability on the procedures covered by such schemes and the longer collection periods involved.

21 May 2017

GST
GST to cut inflation by 2 per cent, create buoyancy in economy: Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia

The all-powerful GST Council will meet next week to decide on tax rates of contentious items like gold, bidi and biscuits, just in time for its rollout from July 1.

21 May 2017

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Consumer durables firms anticipate July-Aug sales dip on GST

According to Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association, such decline would be offset with the festive sales that would start from August this year with Onam.

21 May 2017

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FPIs stay bullish on India, pump in USD 2 billion in May

Most of the funds have been invested in the debt markets.

21 May 2017

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Bajaj Auto looks to rev up sales this fiscal after bumpy ride

Bajaj Auto saw its total sales decline by 5.85 per cent in 2016-17 at 36,65,950 units as against 38,93,581 units in 2015-16.

21 May 2017

BSE in Mumbai  (File photo | Reuters)
BSE to shift 17 cos to restricted trading segment

According to a notice, the scrips will be transferred to the 'Z' group.

21 May 2017

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