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  • Dumping duty on ammonium nitrate from Russia, Iran


    Spur domestic demand to sustain growth: Escap
    THE UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) on Thursday said sustaining economic growth in the region would depend on stimulating domestic demand, as the global economy is unlikely to show strong growth until well into ... More

    Escap sees scope for 7% GDP growth
    IN a distinctly upbeat note, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) has forecast that India is likely to sustain GDP growth rate in the range of 6 to 7 per cent from 2003 to 2005. This is, however, ... More

    Rising inflation, falling dollar cause concern
    RISING inflation levels along with a weakening dollar is leading to a strange situation where the rupee is steadily losing its purchasing power at home even while emerging as a strong currency internationally. And this, in turn, is posing ... More


    Colour picture tube units to step up pace
    WITH the colour televisions (CTVs) segment of the consumer electronics industry expecting to close the calendar year with sale of about 8.5 million units, bracing itself up to meet the challenge is the domestic colour picture tube (CPT) ... More


    Prospects bright for business in Iraq: Assocham
    THE President of Assocham, Mr R.K. Somany, has said that Indian companies can play a meaningful role in the reconstruction of the war-ravaged Iraq and a delegation would soon head to Baghdad to explore business potential there. Speaking at the ... More

    FICCI to send another team to Iraq for deals
    RECONSTRUCTION of Iraq is now an issue of great importance for India Inc as yet another business mission makes plans to move into the war-torn country. A business meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) ... More


    India has its first case of SARS — Are our transit points safe enough?
    INDIA today reported its first Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) victim, a 32-year-old marine engineer who reached Mumbai after travelling through Hong Kong and Singapore. The quick reaction time of the Health Ministry's machinery ... More


    Bid to boost Haldia infrastructure
    ENCOURAGED by the renewed fresh investment proposals in the Haldia industrial belt, Haldia Development Authority (HDA) has targeted the creation of all necessary modern infrastructure in the HDA command area within the next five years. A total of ... More

    TN urged to focus on infrastructure projects
    THE Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Mr Pon Radhakrishnan, has urged the State Government to focus more on large infrastructure projects, which would have a significant impact on the State. At press conference here today, Mr ... More


    VAT, strike add to drug cos' woes
    PHARMACEUTICAL companies have always had a love-hate relationship with chemists and druggists. The value-added tax issue has put another spoke in their wheel. It is expected to put immense pressure on sales reflecting in the companies ... More


    Interlinking of rivers: SPV to rehabilitate the displaced
    THE Union Government will set up a special purpose vehicle to rehabilitate the people who are displaced due to interlinking of rivers, according to Mr Suresh Prabhu, Chairman, Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers. The Government will take up ... More


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    Madurai Corpn embarks on modernisation drive
    THE Madurai Corporation and the Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) have joined together in an exercise in which the administration of the Corporation is to be toned up, utilising the modern technologies — Geographic Information System (GIS), ... More


    Bengal to open up mining further
    THE West Bengal Government is set to further open up the State's mining industry to private investment, Mr Nirupam Sen, Minister for Commerce & Industries, said on Thursday. The opening up is part of the State Government's current initiative on ... More


    CCD decision on preference to SCI irks shipping sector
    "How can the CMD of SCI, who is also President of INSA, make a representation to the Government to give purchase preference to his company when he represents the entire domestic shipping industry?", the expert asked. More


    Maruti among FDI approvals
    THE proposal from Suzuki Motor Corporation to disinvest 65,80,181 shares in Maruti Udyog Ltd to resident Indian and non-residents was cleared by the Minister for Finance and Company Affairs, Mr Jaswant Singh, here on Thursday paving the way for ... More


    India can create 40 m jobs, says report
    THE country's huge population could actually be its most important asset in making India the global service capital for knowledge-based services in the years to come. A report presented by All-India Management Association (AIMA) to the Prime ... More


    Corporates moot disaster network
    THE NGO volunteer walks cautiously towards the precariously balanced concrete structure in a remote hamlet in Latur district a day after the region was battered by earthquake some years ago. He had no idea if the damaged structure would come ... More


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