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Thursday, March 09, 2006
Ties with India set for a leap, says Howard
Embracing globalisation will strengthen competitiveness
Sensex nosedives on FII selling
MUMBAI: The stock market went into a downward tailspin on Wednesday, with the benchmark index alone losing a huge 217 points to end at 10,508.85, on across-the-board selling by investors, fuelled by massive FII pull out from futures in the ...
Honda Motor to invest Rs. 400 cr.
Unveils 125-cc bike Shine; plans to launch in phases
Rupee tumbles by 13 paise
MUMBAI: The rupee on Wednesday fell further by 13 paise against the U.S. dollar due to heavy dollar demand, mainly by banks, along with a steep rally witnessed by the U.S. currency against the euro. In active trading at the interbank foreign ...
Portability of mobile number in a year
TRAI recommends one-time payment of Rs. 200
Jet-Sahara deal under MRTPC scrutiny
NEW DELHI: The takeover of Air Sahara by Jet Airways for Rs. 2,300 crore early this year has come under the scrutiny of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commisson. When contacted, sources in the commission said that a notice could ...
Temasek buys stake in Tata Teleservices
MUMBAI: The Tata Group sold 9.9 per cent equity in its privately held company Tata Teleservices to Temasek Holding of Singapore. When contacted, a Tata spokesperson confirmed the deal, reports ...
Jindal Drilling signs $171 m agreement
MUMBAI: Jindal Drilling and Industries on Wednesday said it had signed a $171 million contract with Discovery Hydrocarbons Pvt. Ltd. for construction of an offshore drilling rig. ...
Macmillan India acquires U.S. firm
NEW DELHI: Macmillan India announced the acquisition of 100 per cent shares of Interactive Composition Corp (ICC), a company based in the ...
Nokia appoints new country GM
NEW DELHI: Nokia announced on Wednesday the appointment of D. Shivakumar as Vice President and country general manager for India with effect from May 1. He will replace Sanjeev Sharma, who would be moving to Singapore. ...
ESIC settles cases
COIMBATORE: The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) office here has settled many of the 30 cases it received during the Special Service Fortnight that commenced on February 24. According to a release from U. Rajendran, Assistant ...
Pump makers seek time
COIMBATORE: The Tamil Nadu Pumps and Spares Manufacturers' Association has appealed to the Central Government to allow six months time with regard to withdrawal of SSI exemptions for those without a BIS licence. In a memorandum to the Union ...
Seminar on ways to achieve textile export target
CHENNAI: A day-long seminar seeking to chalk out strategies for the textile and clothing industry to achieve its ambitious target of $40 billion export by 2010 is to be held here on Thursday. Apart from policy makers and industry leaders, ...
Gallantt Metal to enter capital market
CHENNAI: Gallantt Metal will hit the primary market with an issue of 3.71 crore equity shares of Rs. 10 each at par to part finance its Rs. 190.82 crore vertically-integrated Greenfield steel plant in Gujarat. The issue is open from March 6 to ...
Tata Steel raises $500 m
KOLKATA: Tata Steel on Tuesday signed an external commercial borrowing agreement of $500 million in Singapore for funding its growth projects and acquisitions. The syndicated term loan facility was for $400 million (or its equivalent in Japanese ...
JM Mutual introduces HiFi Fund
CHENNAI: JM Financial Mutual Fund has announced the launch of its `JM HiFi Fund', an open-ended equity scheme that will invest in equities and equity-oriented securities of companies in housing, infrastructure and financial services sectors. ...
Softgel capsules to enter overseas markets
CHENNAI: Softgel Healthcare has announced that its new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical plant at Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road will manufacture softgel capsules for overseas customers. Pharma majors from the U.K., the U.S, Canada, Singapore, ...
New product from Federal Bank
KOCHI: Federal Bank has launched a new product called Fedjeevan for its recurring deposit customers in association with Life Insurance Corporation of India. Customers will be entitled to insurance cover equal to the maturity value of the ...
Diploma programme in dispute resolution
KOCHI: The Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation has entered into a collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University of Law and is to offer a U.S. diploma programme in dispute resolution at Kochi from May 8 to ...
Safety award for HLL
KOCHI: Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL), Aroor factory, has received the safety award 2006 in the category of `Other than engineering and chemical industries" declared by the National Safety Council, Kerala chapter. Sageev Sagar, unit manager of HLL, ...
Bankers Club office-bearers
KOCHI: V. C. George of Union Bank of India has been elected President of the Bankers Club of Kochi. The other office-bearers are: P. T. Joseph of SIB, Vice-President; Suresh M. Nair of SBT, Secretary; P. V. Jayakumar of Canara Bank, Joint ...
Apple A Day Properties gets ISO certification
KOCHI: Branded home builders, Apple A Day Properties, has got ISO certification. The builders are expecting a turnover of Rs. 100 crore this financial year and is in the process of opening a corporate office at Palarivattom, says a ...
Sanyo launches range of CTVs
KOCHI: Sanyo has introduced the slim CRT Vizzon `redefining' conventional flat television. The Kochi showroom price is Rs. 28,990, according to a ...
Family Saver offer from IA
KOCHI: Indian Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board are offering a value-for-money vacation trip to Singapore for families in the approaching summer. The Singapore family saver scheme offers two free tickets to accompanying passengers on purchase ...
KOCHI: Reji A. George has been elected Chairman of the Ernakulam branch of the Southern India Chartered Accountants Students Association for 2006-07. Paul Thomas is Vice-Chairman, Sudheesh Sharma, General Secretary, and Ebin P. John, Treasurer, ...
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