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Panel report on FDI, FII to be finalised tomorrow

Wednesday 8 January '14

Proposed distinction not to impact current FDI regime.
Govt for FDI in e-commerce, floats discussion paper

Tuesday 7 January '14

At present, 100 pc FDI is allowed in b2b e-commerce, while b2c is prohibited.
Govt won Tesco over with assurance of brownfield entry

Monday 6 January '14

FDI policy in multi-brand retail mandates that 50% of the investment be made in back-end operations and in greenfield front-end areas such as stores.
E-commerce blooms with rising Internet penetration

Saturday 28 December '13

From travel plans to recycling garbage, cities are seeing new entrepreneurs starting innovative businesses.
As year-end nears, tax evaders rush

Thursday 26 December '13

Defaulters have to declare their dues by Dec 31 and pay 50 per cent of the total amount.
Check gold smuggling by some of your staff, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence tells Air India

Thursday 26 December '13

32 kg of gold biscuits were recently found hidden in a toilet next to cockpit in an Air India flight from Dubai.
Despite govt’s tough talk on tax evasion, revenue gap likely at Rs 41,000 crore this fiscal

Monday 23 December '13

Fiscal deficit has breached 80% mark to reach 84.4% of the Budget estimate during April-October.
Hard to establish if Walmart bribed officials: Panel

Wednesday 18 December '13

Walmart has committed offence in India, the matter would be investigated.
India Inc forms companies to fund politics, tax free

Tuesday 17 December '13

Vedanta, Mahindra put trust firms in place, others to follow.
WPI inflation in India soars to 14-month high of 7.52 pct in November, set to hit RBI rate cut stance

Monday 16 December '13

WPI inflation in India in 2013 jumps, makes it tough for Raghuram Rajan's RBI to cut policy rate.
Indian SMEs look to China for quality sourcing needs

Monday 16 December '13

Items sourced are healthcare products, electronic components, baby products, fashion accessories.
CIL board to take up CCI penalty at meet

Saturday 14 December '13

The two public sector entities had come to us like any other generating station.
Nokia wins appeal to transfer Chennai plant to Microsoft

Friday 13 December '13

Delhi HC orders at least R2,250 crore to be parked in escrow a/c.
Panel on NSEL to review actions taken by agencies

Monday 9 December '13

Special team of secretaries submitted a report to FM P Chidambaram recommending action against NSEL and company officials.
Centre to bring urban co-operative banks under greater scrutiny

Wednesday 4 December '13

The plan is to segregate ownership of urban cooperative banks and empower RBI to take action against errant management.
Mumbai sees highest tax assessees seeking voluntary compliance

Wednesday 27 November '13

Scheme was launched in Budget 2013-14 as only 7 lakh of the 17 lakh registered service tax assessees filed returns.
WTO: Cabinet to take strong stand on food security

Monday 25 November '13

The current Agreement restricts the 'market distorting subsidies' to just 10 per cent of the total production.
PM slams policies protecting PSUs from competition

Thursday 21 November '13

PM calls for fostering competition in public procurement by removing unnecessary restrictions.
Please, trust us: Finance ministry to foreign investors

Wednesday 20 November '13

'The concept of pro-revenue approach among tax officials is undergoing a change.'
Allow only 49% FDI in critical brownfield pharma units: DIPP

Wednesday 20 November '13

Industry department has also proposed that while 100% FDI could be allowed in brownfield projects, one-fourth of investment should be used in R&D.


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