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Failure to provide adequate level of intellectual property protection — US puts India on priority watch list
The USTR has stressed on the need for improved enforcement against counterfeiting and piracy. More

IFCI offers VRS benefits to officers on contract, but workers protest
Much to the unhappiness of a large segment of its employees, IFCI has decided to offer full benefits of the ongoing voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to a handful of senior management people who have been hired on contract. According to sources ... More

Continental mulls stake in Metro Tyres
GERMAN tyre maker Continental AG may soon begin talks with the Metro Group for taking an equity exposure in Metro Tyres Ltd, the flagship company of the Rs 300-crore Metro Group. ``We are not averse to picking an equity stake in Metro Tyres. If ... More

One producer, one movie, two versions — K Sera Sera to share profits with actors
IT is a simple act of cost pruning exercise but could end up bringing in windfall gains for actors as well as the producer. K. Sera Sera Productions Ltd, a stock market listed film production company, is entering into partnerships with actors ... More

Stocks rebound on opinion polls
IF prices of key stocks were depressed yesterday due to political uncertainty, opinion polls published today indicating the return of the BJP-led alliance helped restore sentiment partly, lifting the BSE Sensex 1.11 per cent or 62.16 points. It ... More

Murugappa joins billionaire club — Turnover put at Rs 5,200 cr
THE Chennai-based Murugappa group on Tuesday said that its turnover has crossed the $1-billion mark in 2003-04. The turnover was about Rs 5,200 crore ($1.17 billion), a 25 per cent growth over the previous year's figure of about Rs 4,200 crore. ... More

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