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'My biggest concern is growth'
India slips in competitiveness
UTI board starts deliberations over shortfall scenario
Collateralised lending finds few takers, to be phased out
NBFCs to face penalty for not filing returns
Borrowings, investments abroad made easier
Ceiling set on bank call exposure
Leverage on FCNR(B) deposits
Co-op banks given level field on loans
Ceiling rate on export credit reduced
RRBs to keep entire SLR holding in gilts
Moving towards global standards in NPA definition
Regulator imperative for urban co-op banks: RBI
Cautious approach, says Fieo
Banks can crystallise ECBs into Re loans
Videocon plans to bid for HPCL, BPCL
Hughes Networks may be locked-in in Maharashtra
ITC to roll out biscuits, confectionery
Apollo Tyres to acquire Chinese firm
Videocon plans to bid for HPCL, BPCL
Maruti plans to ship 16000 units of Alto Vx to Europe
India, China cushioned global recession
Tax rebate to cost Rs 110 billion
Small-savings fund passed on to states
Direct tax arrears up by Rs 240 billion in 2001-02
BSNL may route excess ISD traffic via Bharti
UTI faces Rs 110 billion liquidity gap
Bankers see no CRR, bank rate cut
Reinsurers keep off Dabhol, with status unclear
Penalty on late settlement of insurance claims nixed
SBI helm to see reshuffle in the next few months
IRDA set to get more penal powers
Roadmap for CRR cut set to be unveiled
The changing face of Monetary Policy
BSNL revises pay-scale for 300,000 workers
Air-India set to hire consultant
Ministry may club A-I,IA aircraft purchase deal
PNB closes at 21% premium over IPO price
Avoid corporate rivalry, Shourie tells industrialists
Sinha's Finance Bill presentation speech
Small investors to gain Rs 650 million
MNC delisting to hurt investor confidence, says panel
Canadian firms in raft of MoUs
Govt set to ask UTI sponsors meet MIP gap
Anti-money laundering measures on the anvil
Banks say no to reinvesting in IFCI
Move to rationalise taxes on aviation fuel
'Unbreakable' Oracle9i bares inside chink
Bharti slashes cell tariffs by 58% in Karnataka
Export refinance limit may be lowered
Panel says give no leeway to new pvt banks on stake-cut
Banks may be told to pen governance standards
Capital norms for foreign bank subsidiaries likely
Basic players come round on rural sector obligations
Gilts scam underscores need for RBI-Sebi coordination
Mercedes to bring in all its models via CBU route
No special small-saving scheme for pensioners
Leaving his mark on SBI
ACC plans fresh handshake to slash 1500 jobs
Wheat procurement may cross 22 mt
TCS eyes global top 10 status by 2010
Arun Kumar takes over as Nasscom chairman
Hughes ties with Navin Mail for voice messaging
India offers farm aid to Afghanistan
PM okays tax rebate rollback
Business optimism up despite Guj: D&B survey
Deal with Suzuki on Maruti selloff 'round the bend'
Cabinet nod for tourism policy
PSU oil firms to ask Naik for price hike
HCL first to offer Net telephony in India
Sebi plans corporate governance index
Cabinet to review FDI in print media
Good response to airport roadshows
Sebi seeks FIs' view on plugging UTI MIPs' shortfall
Sebi may outline roadmap to shorter settlement
Munjal nominated for World Entrepreneur of The Year award
FIPB core group to vet Coke waiver plea
Tony D'Silva may head Star distribution
Any cut in SLR will need Banking Act amendment
'Globalisation to benefit farmers'
Income Tax dept focus on credit cards
Call exposure for banks may be capped
Soota set to take over as CII chief
Final talks on Maruti divestment this week
China debut of IT majors some way off
Chinese production gap Big Hope for local steel firms
Infosys eyes non-US telecom firms in de-risking move
Domestic ISD tariffs still too high
S K Modi says Kansagras are not Indians: ModiLuft spat
Mahyco Research in pact with state for biotechnology park
Excessive controls hamper development
Low interest rates a myth for most, reality for some
AV Birla group eyes strategic ties with banks
TCS, i2 to set up software centre in Bangalore
Oversupply lowers Mumbai, Delhi realty prices 7-12%
MNCs gain ground in branded water
Cost of money to rise for India Inc
Personal loans are out of step
How Wipro, Infosys used their cash heaps
Housing finance firms set to snip rates anew
RBI may ban co-op banks from dealing with brokers
Playwin Infravest readies Rs 3.5-billion spread plan
TRAI open to reducing WLL rentals
Birla buys out Yamaha
Maharashtra to adopt annuity method to attract private players
Financial closure of 12 IPPs a distant dream
Menezes seeks to market Old Spice
Dalmia raises Rs 200 million to finance Revathi buy
M&M in parleys with Renault for MCV, mini-van
RBI tightens NPA norms for NBFCs
Sebi bars brokers in 11 bourses from top posts
Co-op banks may get burnt by bonds
Gilts unroll in Credit Policy countdown
Infosys beats Wipro in the numbers game again
CII suggestions to fine-tune Finance Bill provisions
Disclosure must every quarter for pvt placements
'Industry, govt must closely work on trade issues'
Govt mulls uniform labelling for drugs
V K Modi offers to run, turnaround MRL
Satyam to divest stake in joint venture to GE
Fewer software employees in exit mode
New treatment of software exports income mooted
Allow MFs in commodity futures, says BCE
Planning cell to steer oil ministry policies
Loans against RBI Relief Bonds gaining currency
UTI revises MIP shortfall to Rs 33.88 bn
Finance ministry to repeal UTI Act
China a great wall for local hardware firms
Cost cuts, other income prop up Q4 margins
Budget approval process to be split
DSP set to buy out Merrill
UTI regains 50% market share
Oil regulator given wide-ranging powers
Pedalling for clean air
Kerry Packer stake in HFCL down to 2.5%
Zee Tele weighs funding 15 movies every year
Mahyco-Monsanto plans big push for Bt cotton
IT revenues to touch $12 bn by 2005, says IDC
Cognizant to recruit 2,000 over two years
Preference shares likely to get quasi-debt status
AV Birla group not to hike equity in MRPL
Home ministry for further probe into Jet links
Sify's Q4 loss declines 50% to $8.4 million
Gujarat incidents not to affect economy, says Goenka
Dev Ahuja steps down from Centurion board
Super Lotto: The favourite among punters
Reliance may pull out of IPCL race
Ficci survey sees Sensex at 5000 levels in a year
Price to trigger takeover code
'Poor governance has eroded investor confidence'
Ficci flays move to tax dividends
House panel suggests lowering of WLL rentals
Bajoria's Bombay Dyeing stake up as capital shrinks
Govt may lift entry fee for DTH firms
Bharti, BSNL row may end soon
Ficci delegation to visit China during May 9-16
Foreign boards vie for Indian tourists
Investment banks in rank squabble
Steel prices set for Rs 1,000 per tonne increase
Online trading in 11 more commodities
Indian Oil rules out closing down IBP retail outlets
Reforms set to get a quiet burial
IMF questions revenue, growth targets
J&K to be tax-free zone for 10 years
Govt may strip HPCL, BPCL reserves
Tata group alters holding in VSNL SPV
Draft tariff policy to help power PSUs
Car, mobikes cruised along in March; CVs wobbled
Cell firms' long-distance plans hit a roadblock
Rollback may cost Centre Rs 80 billion
Rs 100-billion A-I fleet plan to be okayed
Family business under threat: McKinsey
Long haul for corporate daughters
Pallonji to sell 49% in United Motors
NTPC to provide consultancy to DPC
Panel against downsizing I&B ministry
S S Dua named acting head of BSES
Shahi for tackling distribution issues, revenue loss
India proposes global cyber pact to UN
Home ministry opinion on Jet will be binding
Plan drawn out to upgrade airports
Foreign airlines join hands to stop undercutting fares
PMO to decide whether global oil price is volatile
Sinha must depose before JPC, says Oppn
Airlines lost $12bn in '01, more than what they ever earned
Foreign airlines plan more flights to India
Amitabh set to be Raymond Weil ambassador
Specialty Ranbaxy seeks FDA nod for Mumbai lab
Bottoming stocks flare 100-1,500%
Brokers to be the interface, IRDA changes Act
Pre-paid key to cell operator growth
Thakral Group to distribute Dunhill line
Palio Adventure Weekend to hit the roads in May
Videocon bags Rs 5-billion TV order from Russia, CIS
BJP economic resolution not to thrash govt
Coke seeks 5- yr moratorium on public issue
Pondicherry jeweller seeks Rs 500 million risk cover
I was interested in ACC, but Guj Ambuja had a better offer: Mistry
Pallonji had eye on Forbes realty
Info-Thela' may take IT to the masses
CII defence team to visit US in May
Arun Bajoria group buys Eveready's Delhi realty
Matsushita moves FIPB to buy Dhoots out
New technology may spur audio industry
North America still spells cash for Infosys
Air-India plans recruitment after 4-year hiatus
Star India names Sameer Nair COO
Crisil-CII scripting investors' guide
Six states to unshackle captive power policies
UTI Bank may invest in parent's restructuring
RBI unlikely to lower bank rate
More mystery buyers on bourses
AV Birla group to foray overseas with chemicals
Reliance pips FIs in BSES stakeholding
Reliance group bought 4% L&T stake before sale
BPCL to offer VRS before selloff
UTI Bank follows peers, to branch out abroad
UK nod news is shot in arm for RPG Life
DSP Merrill top investment banker: Prime Database
Insurers seek withdrawal of service tax
2002 spells bad connection for telecom scrips
BSE paves way for market making in derivatives
Daikin plans local assembling plant for airconditioners
Bajaj Tempo to carve out new divisions
Software, IT services exports up 40%
New players selective on car insurance
Diamond merchants eye China
Jaitley blasts profit-making firms for not sharing booty
Smarting VCs go for milestone funding
New index to gauge market volatility
Vigilance index stirs up public sector bankers
Baron group may sue TCL for JV collapse
Egana to don 'Made in India' tag
PGCIL may offer share in projects to staff
Oil marketing firms to be hit in 10 days
Larger turf for big firms
Chhabria pie up in 3 firms
DPC may find it tough to renew risk cover
Dabhol lenders seek legal advice on asset takeover
US exemptions partially benefit Indian steel
Playwin jackpot odds 1 in 14 million
Rakesh Mohan may move to ICRIER
Poor showing by industry, says Ascon
Sebi to alter listing norms
DPC lenders likely to invite fresh bids
Foreign players' clout worrying: UTI chief
Sebi to get 2 more board slots
BSNL to jazz up fixed-line services
IDBI to exit IDBI Bank
Govt sees exports picking up in October 2002
The show must go on, Chhabria had said
Tycoon could not turn into a Goliath
A case of dreams gone sour
Ficci to set up shop in Beijing
Panel predicts decline in poverty
Bollywood scripts cameo roles for FMCG firms
Cable TV rates to rise as operators team up
Trai for 3-way long-distance revenue split
627 bank branches closed in three years
Selloff targets free to bid for each other
Freed NRI deposits to raise debt by $8 bn
Analysts see flat Q4 for software sultans
Tata Steel not to invest in telecom
Naik sore over Re 1 Maharashtra tax on petrol, diesel
SET India, Discovery agree on 74:26 distribution JV
Centre's move on rural banks likely to spawn consolidation
Power watchdogs begin to find feet
Govt may review I-T diktat to brokers
Firms to save Rs 20 billion on dividend tax norms
UTI plans alternative for MIP 97
Wills Sport lines up foray into formal wear
A-I, IA sale grounded for now
Tax relief for New Jeevan Dhara, Akshay
Oil marketing firms to be hit next fortnight
Govt may allow FDI in tea plantations
No relief to new services caught in tax net
John Band quits ASK Raymond
MTNL plans two mega call centres in Delhi, Mumbai
Free chat sites queer the pitch for ISPs
Taxman not to go by jottings
Govt may miss deadline for new pension scheme
Yields mock year-ago tenures
Kuoni to hit domestic trail as billings taper
Bharti pulls the plug on Mantra Online
More Sunfill flavours, expansion on Coke menu
RBI mops up Rs 300 billion through repo auction
PNB listing on bourses likely on April 26
Bharti sees long distance services as cash cow
Fiscal 2002 floats: some under water, some above
Sebi to review notice period for dividend
GIC seeks $5 billion terror cover
Mystery buyer stalks market on a Sunday
CAG sees no holes in Sinha's dividend tax
76,000 assesses in high income tax bracket
Investment sentiment hit following Gujarat violence, says CII
Nasdaq in listing talks with 50 firms
Hard Q1 for US software firms
BA seeks to double flights to India
Tata Sons may post Rs 11-billion net profit
Reduction in duty fails to bridge handset price gap
Cola majors kick off promos to quench World Cup thirst
Sify to offer Net telephony at Rs 8/min
BSNL to invest Rs 140 billion this fiscal
Steel sector debt recast plan by June
Dunlop moves HC for status quo on asset transfer
BBL stake plans queers pitch for Vysya Bank
Urban cooperative banks want ceiling on housing loans lifted
Railways seek Rs 110 billion for Golden Quadrilateral
Exim policy seeks to enhance export competitiveness
Jalan seeks quality, foreign banks flexibility
ONGC, IPCL resolve gas pricing issue
Ministerial group to push projects
BSE wants promoters redefined
Re debt-dollar swaps saved a pile for corporates
IFCI to sell half of venture cap arm to US funds
Dabhol lenders to meet over assets
'Sebi may tighten delisting norms
Current account surplus likely
Fixed portion of IPOs for retail investors urged
'We should not seek special instruments for avoiding income tax'
Sinha sees revival in last quarter
Enron refuses to sign sponsors' co-operation pact with lenders
Kumar Birla looks overseas
Oil PSUs set to take Rs 1-billion monthly hit
Sterlite plans to treble aluminium capacity
Ball in exporters' court now, says Maran
SBI chief hints more rate cuts unlikely
Hindujas enter film financing
Reliance plans broadband outlets in 500 cities
Reliance to sell petrol, diesel in refinery backyard
Allow FDI in state-run banks, says HDFC chief Parekh
Pests in foreign fruits spell danger
Rs 30-billion plan for grassroots IT education
Rs 28.81-bn govt assistance for 3 FIs
GM mulls Isuzu Panther export base in India
BankMuscat moves RBI over FDI-FII stake issue
It's been a forward March for car makers
35 Indian banks have been classified as fragile
Oil prices are not so free
India to make global case for Tobin tax
Offshore banking in SEZs
NDTV-Star statement on divorce round the bend
CBDT slaps Rs 80-million demand notice on Air-India
Life is beautiful for those who cashed out of banking service
Co-op banks may cut rates by 100 bps this month
IPO mart plumbs the depths

Sebi tells brokers to pay up fees Debt mart hits turnover peak
Turnover on 4 major SEs declines Rs 18.04 trillion
MFs gave the best investments
NSDL, CDSL plan to meet Sebi on rates review
Hind Lever in venture with India Seeds
GTB 'discharges' senior officials