Petrol prices cut in Delhi by 49 paise/litre; diesel down by Rs 1.21

Richa Mishra

Passing on the benefits of drop in international crude oil and product prices, public sector oil... »

Foreign Trade Policy gives sops for export of goods, services to key markets

Amiti Sen

The Centre announced the long awaited Foreign Trade Policy  ( FTP) on Wednesday rolling out... »

India's cotton exports to fall 41% as China curbs purchase

Lower exports from India could support benchmark New York price that fell to a one-week low on Monday. File Photo


Cotton exports from India, the world's biggest producer and second biggest seller, are expected... »

New trade policy’s focus is on systemic changes: Sitharaman

Boosting trade Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher (left) releasing the ‘Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020’ in New Delhi, on Wednesday KAMAL NARANG

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‘Mid-term review will ensure policy consistency’ »

EEPC India urges RBI for better export credit terms

File photo of Anupam Shah, Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council.

K. R. Srivats

EEPC India, an exports promotion agency for engineering goods, has urged the RBI to provide a be... »


Ease of doing business gets priority

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New trade policy aims to cut down transaction costs, time and set up paperless processes »


Industry lauds focus on MSME sector

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Engineering exports, the biggest contributor to India’s merchandise exports, would get a boost with a host of bold initiatives unveiled in the policy »

Auto industry clocks moderate growth in March

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Hyundai and Honda report highest monthly sales; Maruti Suzuki sells 1.04 lakh units »

New trade policy aims to double exports to $900 b

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The long-awaited five-year Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) announced on Wednesday unrolled two new incentive schemes for goods and services exports with a focus on labour-intensive and high-potential s... »

A bold initiative and an inclusive policy, says India Inc

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Welcomes proposals on ease of doing business, speedy approvals »

PM: India should aim to emerge top steel producer ahead of China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi durimg a visit at the modernised and expanded Rourkela Steel Plant before its dedication to the Nation, in Rourkela, Odisha on Wednesday.

Shishir Sinha

India aims to surpass China in the production of steel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Wednesday.  "India has surpassed the US in steel production but is still f... »

Ministry urged to look into 'discriminatory' taxation of leave encashment

Disparity in leave encashment benefits.

L N Revathy

If you are about to retire and not in Government service, be warned. Your leave encashment beyond Rs 3 lakh will be subject to tax. The income-tax rule exempts only State and Central Gove... »

Short-term external debt declines 6.7%

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India’s short-term external debt stood at $85.6 billion as on December 31 2014, reflecting a 6.7 per cent decline over the end-March level. Short-term debt accounted for 18.5 per cent of the to... »

GE: ‘Cautious optimism’ on India’s policy environment

Lorenzo Simonelli

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Projects need to be put on stream quickly, says top official of GE »

Credit growth slows to 9.4% in February


The Reserve Bank today said slowdown in loan pick—up by corporates continued to compress credit growth, with non—food lending expansion falling below the double—digit mark to 9.4 per cent in Febru... »

CBDT extends due date for applying roll back facility under APA

K. R. Srivats

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has given more time to taxpayers to apply for ‘roll back’ facility under the advance pricing agreements (APA). Applications for roll back facility... »

April-Sept gas prices cut 8% to $4.66 per unit

India in November introduced a new gas-pricing formula and raised the local prices by a third.


Natural gas prices was today cut by about 8 per cent to USD 4.66 a unit to reflect the softening in international prices, a move that will lower electricity and fertiliser costs. Oil Mini... »

India’s external debt stands at $461.9 bn as of end-Dec: Govt

India skips Iran oil imports in March under US pressure

I-T dept publishes names of big tax defaulters

Centre may tweak defence procurement policy

Some relief for private companies as MCA softens stand on ‘deposits’

Banks to benefit from revival of gas-based power plants: Moody’s

Centre reviewing FDI policy in pharma sector

FinMin asks banks to deposit March TDS by month end

Services export incentive schemes get user-friendly

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But rates of incentive lowered »

Industry lauds focus on MSME sector

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Engineering exports, the biggest contributor to India’s merchandise exports, would get a boost with a host of bold initiatives unveiled in the policy »

Ease of doing business gets priority

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New trade policy aims to cut down transaction costs, time and set up paperless processes »

Foreign trade policy to be announced today

Amiti Sen

​The Government will spell out measures to boost manufacturing and services exports in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) to be announced this evening. The Commerce and Industries M... »

‘China attaches great importance to Modi visit’

Chinese Ambassador to India, Le Yucheng


Speaking on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-Indian diplomatic relations on April 1, 1950, the Chinese Ambassador to India, Le Yucheng, emphasised the need for... »

Domestic natural gas prices slashed by 8%

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The Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), the pricing cell of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, gave consumers of electricity and piped natural gas some reprieve. On... »

CCEA approves gas pooling for fertiliser units

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on Tuesday, approved a major policy intervention, to supply gas at uniform delivered price to all fertilizer plants on the gas grid for production... »

India Carpet Expo generates Rs 650 cr business


The four—day India Carpet Expo drew 372 buyers from all over the world and generated business worth over Rs 650 crore. “Importers from countries like Vietnam, Serbia, Hungary, Zimbabwe re... »

Core industries growth falls to 1.4% in February

K.R. Srivats

Growth in eight core industries fell to 1.4 per cent in February, against 6.1 per cent in same month last year. This was lower than the 1.8 per cent growth seen in January. Shar... »

Direct tax collection to miss revised target for FY15


Government’s direct tax mop-up is set to miss the revised target for the 2014-15 fiscal as the collection so far has been only about Rs 6,30,000 crore, an I-T department official said.Ke... »

Business confidence has improved, says CII survey

India continues to be second most economically confident nation: Study

Gold smuggling on the rise, DRI seizes over 160 kg in four days

Labour-intensive exports set to get a boost

Sahoo becomes Wholetime Member of Competition Commission

Need to promote regional integration in S Asia: Pak High Commissioner

Confident of getting GST opposing States on board: Kerala FinMin


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