Jobs grew 4.4%, wages 14% in 2013-14


But capital formation fell 5.6%, reveals ‘Annual Survey of Industries’ »

Govt hikes import tariff value on gold, silver


The import tariff value of gold and silver has been changed taking into account the price trend in the global market and rupee situation. »

Bankruptcy code will have big impact on corporate governance: Jayant Sinha

Bankruptcy code will go a long way in strengthening creditors rights in India, says Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha.

K R Srivats

The Bankruptcy Code — which awaits Parliament nod — will have a big impact on the nature of corpora... »

Tax collections touch ₹ 10.66 lakh cr between April-January

Revenue Secretary, Hasmukh Adhia. (file photo)

Our Bureau

In what could be seen as a revival of economic activities in the country, tax collections particula... »

Ministry approves 'bridge linkages' for PSU coal mine allottees

Debabrata Das

The Ministry of Coal has approved a proposal to grant a short-term coal linkage to central and stat... »


IFC to raise additional Rs 180 cr via Maharaja bonds

Our Bureau

International Finance Corporation (a multilateral institution of the World Bank Group) has increase... »


Swedish PM to visit Tetra Pak, Ericsson plants in Pune

Alka Kshirsagar

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who is participating in the Make in India Week in Mumbai, wil... »


‘Bridge linkages’ to PSU coal mine allottees approved

Our Bureau

The Ministry of Coal has approved a proposal to grant a short-term coal linkage to central and state... »

JNPT eases norms for container movement

A view of the JNPT Container Terminal

Our Bureau

143 importers get Customs accreditation »

DS Group hopes to ‘Catch’ rural consumers with spice sachets

Meenakshi Verma Ambwani

Also sets sights on branded asafoetida »

Surge in indirect tax mop-up points to economic revival

Our Bureau

Buoyant Customs duty, service tax collections to make up for dip in direct tax inflows »

Prices of small onion to stay subdued, says farm varsity

Our Bureau

Chances of a rise in the price of the small onion is rather remote, say sources at the Back office of Agro Marketing Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI & BPC) in the Centre for Agricu... »

Kerala High Court stays ban on shark fin export

Our Bureau

The Kerala High Court has stayed the Central government’s ban on export of shark fins. Justice Mohammed Mushtaq ordered the stay on Wednesday on a writ petition by Bijumon, a Kochi-based seafood expor... »

‘Time to give a little boost to rural India’

RIDHAM DESAI, Head of Research, Morgan Stanley India

Fiscal consolidation, bad weather have hit rural economy hard: Morgan Stanley India’s Desai »

India open to UAE chairing infra fund

Nayanima Basu

India is open to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) chairing the newly constituted National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) that seeks to attract foreign capital to fund the country’s infrastruc... »

Centre must build on positive sentiment


Rana Kapoor

A lot rests on the upcoming Union Budget. India has emerged as an investment oasis in a subdued global environment, but the ripple effect of the recent global volatility has been felt here as well. ... »

Japan Airlines’ robot agent


Japan Airlines has begun trials of a multilingual, humanoid robot customer service agent at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Called Nao, the French-made robot is 60 cm tall, and will provide passengers wit... »

Bullion association not to join strike

Our Bureau

The India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) has decided not to participate in the strike called by a section of the jewellery industry on Wednesday. The strike was called by a few associations... »

Auto Expo 2016 gets more than 6 lakh footfalls

RCEP: Tough-talking Delhi says free services if you want deals on goods

‘Bridge linkages’ to PSU coal mine allottees approved

CBDT fiat on information exchange

Turmeric gleams on quality

News you can use: make your air ticket even cheaper

Beedi workers seek alternative jobs

Thundershowers seen spreading across landscape from next week

IFC to raise additional Rs 180 cr via Maharaja bonds

As India seeks to build strategic reserves, UAE’s Adnoc agrees to store crude

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Press Trust of India

In a first of its kind deal, the UAE’s national oil company, Adnoc, has agreed to store crude oil in India’s maiden strategic storage and give two-third of the oil to it for free. India, which imp... »

Mercator sells Singapore arm for S$3


Three Singapore firms to pay S$1 each for 30 crore shares »

Only 65% turmeric sold at Erode

Our Correspondent

Traders procured good number of turmeric bags at Erode markets on Wednesday. “Only local varieties arrived for sale and all the 400 bags of new crop were purchased by the traders, as they have receiv... »

Spot rubber closed unchanged

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber closed unchanged on Wednesday. RSS 4 was steady at ₹91 a kg, according to traders. The grade improved to ₹91.50 (₹91) and ₹88.50 (₹88) respectively, according to the Rubber Board and the ... »

Abolish dividend distribution tax, says Raamdeo Agrawal


‘It will be a key step to boost the equity market’ »

Stockwatch: Stressed assets, poor loan growth blot banks’ books

Radhika Merwin

There was little to cheer for banking stocks last year »

Locked capital needs to be freed

K Ram Kumar

Banks want changes to the I-T Act to bounce back »

Red chilli prices scale new highs at Guntur on crop failure

Too spicy: A woman removes stalks from chilli peppers at a farm on the
outskirts of Ahmedabad

Ch. R. S Sarma

Red chilli prices are shooting up at the Guntur chilli marketyard, the biggest in the State and the country. On Thursday, according to trade sources, the prices of all varieties shot up to record ... »

Delhi-Mizoram direct flight


A direct flight from Mizoram’s lone Lengpui airport to Delhi will begin from May 27, an official statement said today. The first ever direct flight between Delhi and Lengpui would be operated by a pr... »

Blackbuck hopes to hitch truckers by offering discount on fuel, financing

Mamuni Das

Mohammed Ali, owner of three trucks, has been using logistics start-up Blackbuck’s app for getting business for one of his trucks. Given his positive experience in the last three months, he now pl... »

GST seems fated for further delay; draft Bill not in place

India needs road-map to phase out farm export subsidies: Teaotia

Corporates cautious on country’s growth: survey

Spot rubber stays unchanged

Vazhakulam woos food-processing entrepreneurs

Mixed trend in cooking oils

Groundnut oil slips on slack retail buying

Air India hikes domestic ticket cancellation fare by Rs 500


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