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Honda rolls out diesel City

Wednesday 8 January '14

The new City will compete with Hyundai Verna, Renault’s Scala, Nissan Sunny, Volkswagen Vento, all available in diesel-powered options.
Aadhaar-linked bank A/Cs for all by 2016: RBI panel

Wednesday 8 January '14

Panel set up by the RBI to promote financial inclusion has proposed universal electronic bank accounts to all Indian citizens
Nachiket panel pitches for payment, investment banks

Wednesday 8 January '14

Bankers oppose, say such banks won’t serve any purpose.
Direct tax mop-up grows 12.53%, FM holds review meet

Tuesday 7 January '14

The net direct tax collections for the Apr-Dec period stood at R4.15 lakh crore. The target is R6.68 lakh crore.
Coordination panel set up to clear coal projects

Tuesday 7 January '14

Chhattisgarh is the only state to have set up a state-level coordination panel as desired by the coal ministry.
Overall M&A activity down 11.5% in 2013

Saturday 4 January '14

In Q4 of 2013, overall Indian M&A totaled $7.1 billion, a 28.5 per cent sequential increase from the third quarter .
Need more efforts to create jobs, curb inflation: India Inc

Saturday 4 January '14

SMEs, which hold the key to job creation, should be encouraged.
DoT allows telecom service providers to switch technologies

Saturday 4 January '14

The relaxation in the rules for telcos will make the roll out of 4G technologies easier.
MCX-SX board appoints Ernst & Young for forensic audit

Saturday 4 January '14

Board chaired by former Home Secy GK Pillai decides to also review existing contracts and agreements.
Infy names BG Srinivas, UB Pravin Rao presidents

Saturday 4 January '14

In October, Murthy had added 12 new members to the council to involve fresh faces among the senior management in key discussions.
Cement, power push core sector up 1.7% in November

Wednesday 1 January '14

Economists see revival, caution mild activity going forward.
Sensex gains 9% in 2013, Wall Street’s best year since ‘97

Tuesday 31 December '13

Wall Street gains 29%, Nikkei closes 56.7% higher, European shares saw its best rally since 2009.
External debt improves as gold price skids

Wednesday 1 January '14

India’s external debt declined by $9 billion to $400.3 billion at the end of September 2013 with government debt component at $77.3 billion.
Fiscal deficit till Nov ring alarm bells, hits 94% of target

Wednesday 1 January '14

Finance minister P Chidambaram has called the target of 4.8 per cent, a “red line” that will not be breached.
FIPB clears Tesco’s plan to set shop in the country

Tuesday 31 December '13

Vodafone’s R10,141-crore proposal to hike stake goes through.
Govt delays spectrum sale to February 3

Sunday 29 December '13

This issue is critical as higher SUC for the extra spectrum will eat into their profitability.
IT stocks jump on sturdy US jobs data, lift Sensex

Saturday 28 December '13

Benchmark index at 21,193.58, its highest close since Dec 10.
ITAT asks Vodafone to pay Rs200 cr

Saturday 28 December '13

Vodafone Group needs to pay Rs 100 crore by January 15 followed by another Rs 100 crore by February 15 along with the bank guarantee.
Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines JV reaches second stage, applies to civil aviation ministry for NOC

Saturday 28 December '13

Tata Sons will be majority partner in airline venture with 51 pc stake, while SIA will hold 49 pc.

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