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Reading the expenditure leaf

Friday 3 January '14

Big spenders like agriculture ministry has spent 61 per cent of its Budget allocation by November 2013.
Govt to present Vote on Account by February 15

Thursday 2 January '14

A full Budget for 2014-15 will be presented later this year, around July by a new government after the General Elections.
Trade unions demand 9% return on PF deposits

Wednesday 1 January '14

Though the labour ministry has already notified the investment pattern, hike in investment in corporate paper has to be ratified by the CBT.
Trade unions demand 9% return on PF deposits

Tuesday 31 December '13

Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation wants to continue with 8.5 per cent.
FinMin proposes financial sector regulators to take stronger stand against violators

Tuesday 31 December '13

These are a part of the 12 key proposals from the report of the FSLRC that the FM is keen to implement.
This new year, RBI wants more banks for your buck

Monday 30 December '13

Innovation will certainly be the name of the game in 2014 that will see new entrants in banking sector.
‘There is a real shortage of banking entrepreneurs’

Saturday 28 December '13

Non performing assets (NPAs) have been a big concern for the banking sector.
CPI update: Lower weightage on food, new base year

Thursday 26 December '13

Retail inflation in November stood at 11.24 per cent with food inflation at a much higher 14.72 per cent.
Priority sector woes for foreign banks

Wednesday 25 December '13

RBI, in 2012, asked foreign banks with more than 20 branches to lend up to 40 per cent of their adjusted net bank credit to priority sectors.
Power, water promises not easy to keep

Tuesday 24 December '13

The AAP has also promised free water for families that use up to 700 litres of water per day.
In last reform push, govt proposes FDI in railways

Monday 23 December '13

DIPP finalising proposal, to approach Union Cabinet for approval.
NRIs, foreign VC investors may not be counted as FIIs

Friday 20 December '13

India deputy governor HR Khan as its member, is understood to have finalised the draft report.
Govt plans to offer higher interest for EPFO subsrcibers

Thursday 19 December '13

Hike in pension, cost of higher interest pay outs would have an impact of about Rs 2,800 cr on EPS.
Supply-chain bottlenecks led to higher retail inflation in November

Monday 16 December '13

Private analysts and forecasters have warned that the pick-up in inflation last month.
LabourMin to revamp skill development schemes

Friday 13 December '13

The Govt plans to skill 500 million youth by 2022. It has initiated a thorough review of vocational training schemes.
Govt to push big-ticket sell-offs in last quarter

Wednesday 11 December '13

Decision on Coal India Ltd, Hindustan Zinc and Balco stake sales to be finalised in few weeks.
After 20 years, WTO members agree to first global trade deal

Sunday 8 December '13

All member nations adopted the Bali package consisting of 10 documents on trade facilitation, agriculture, cotton and development issues.
World Trade Organisation adopts Bali package, to move ahead on Doha round

Saturday 7 December '13

WTO talks nearly came unstuck at the last minute when Cuba suddenly refused to accept a deal.
India may have got its say on food security, but WTO deal still hangs in balance

Saturday 7 December '13

Cuba has raised objections to the trade facilitation text.
Yielding on 4-year window, India walks away with WTO deal

Saturday 7 December '13

Decision will forward stalled Doha global trade talks under the WTO after a 12-year gap.


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