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India announces new trademark, patent policy amid global pressure

India announces new trademark, patent policy amid global pressure

Rediff.com13 May 2016

Over 237,000 applications are pending in India's four patent offices

India to take on defaulters as parliament approves bankruptcy bill

India to take on defaulters as parliament approves bankruptcy bill

Rediff.com11 May 2016

The insolvency and bankruptcy code will strengthen the hands of lenders to recover outstanding debts by setting a deadline of 180 days for companies to pay or face liquidation

RBI to get rates panel in policy shift

RBI to get rates panel in policy shift

Rediff.com11 May 2016

Three members will be representatives from the government, and three from the RBI.

March infrastructure output grows fastest in 16 months

March infrastructure output grows fastest in 16 months

Rediff.com2 May 2016

Infrastructure accounts for nearly 38 per cent of India's industrial output

Ambitious new bankruptcy code may take years to clean up India's debt mess

Ambitious new bankruptcy code may take years to clean up India's debt mess

Rediff.com2 May 2016

Bankers back the new bankruptcy code, which would impose debt deadlines on failed firms and foresees up to five years in jail for debtors who conceal property or defraud creditors

Retail inflation hits six-month low in March

Retail inflation hits six-month low in March

Rediff.com12 Apr 2016

Retail inflation has eased from double digits in 2013.

India eyes loans from China-led Asian Investment Bank

India eyes loans from China-led Asian Investment Bank

Rediff.com31 Mar 2016

India, the bank's second biggest shareholder after China, is looking to borrow from the AIIB.

Budget: Arun Jaitley could squeeze business to balance books

Budget: Arun Jaitley could squeeze business to balance books

Rediff.com1 Feb 2016

The corporate income tax breaks make up a relatively small part of $80 billion in business giveaways.

Union Budget on Feb 29, to focus on reforms, growth

Union Budget on Feb 29, to focus on reforms, growth

Rediff.com14 Jan 2016

The Indian government will present the annual budget for 2016-17 on February 29.

Retail inflation picks up to 5.61% in Dec

Retail inflation picks up to 5.61% in Dec

Rediff.com12 Jan 2016

Retail food inflation in December came in at 6.40 per cent.

Concerned about yuan's fall, India mulls steps on imports

Concerned about yuan's fall, India mulls steps on imports

Rediff.com8 Jan 2016

Yuan's fall would worsen India's trade deficit with China.

India's economic growth seen picking up, RBI may hold rates steady

India's economic growth seen picking up, RBI may hold rates steady

Rediff.com30 Nov 2015

RBI may hold rates steady as economic parametes are going strong, say experts.

Modi's gold deposit scheme fails to attract investors

Modi's gold deposit scheme fails to attract investors

Rediff.com19 Nov 2015

Only 400 grams have been deposited so far.

Rajan says bringing down inflation would help stabilise rupee

Rajan says bringing down inflation would help stabilise rupee

Rediff.com7 Nov 2015

The Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said bringing down inflation would help stabilise the rupee.

India likely to cut corporate tax earlier than expected

India likely to cut corporate tax earlier than expected

Rediff.com2 Nov 2015

Corporate tax is likely to be cut to 24%.

India to pay savers less after RBI's latest rate cut, say sources

India to pay savers less after RBI's latest rate cut, say sources

Rediff.com16 Oct 2015

After making a larger-than-expected cut of 50 basis points on September 29, Rajan urged the federal government to do its bit to accelerate growth through structural reforms.

State pension funds may invest more in stocks

State pension funds may invest more in stocks

Rediff.com16 Sep 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who wants pension and insurance funds to invest more in equities and infrastructure.

Govt to raise USD 1.4 billion from Indian Oil share sale

Govt to raise USD 1.4 billion from Indian Oil share sale

Rediff.com24 Aug 2015

Indian Oil Corporation's stake sale received overwhelming reponse from investors.

Exports contract 10.3% in July y-o-y

Exports contract 10.3% in July y-o-y

Rediff.com14 Aug 2015

The trade deficit widened to $12.8 billion last month

Modi's dream of making India's ports biz friendly is miles away

Modi's dream of making India's ports biz friendly is miles away

Rediff.com6 Aug 2015

Modi's'Make in India' drive launched last September included laying out a model of "port-led" development that would support industrial growth.

Govt signals retreat over plans to clip RBI wings

Govt signals retreat over plans to clip RBI wings

Rediff.com27 Jul 2015

Economists and investors want RBI to retain independence in setting rates

India to roll out cash transfer of food subsidies from Sept

India to roll out cash transfer of food subsidies from Sept

Rediff.com2 Jul 2015

India plans to phase in cash transfers of food and kerosene subsidies from September, saving 10-15 per cent of the $21 billion in annual outlays on the benefits by eliminating fraud, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday.

Modi speeds up capital spending in April to push growth

Modi speeds up capital spending in April to push growth

Rediff.com29 May 2015

Modi's government plans to support domestic demand

Budget data to give clues to Modi's capex promise

Budget data to give clues to Modi's capex promise

Rediff.com29 May 2015

The government had no option but to cut spending to meet its borrowing targets.

Modi@1: The govt has to take lead to meet jobs and growth goals

Modi@1: The govt has to take lead to meet jobs and growth goals

Rediff.com29 May 2015

Officials said the government had no option but to cut spending.

Jaitley promises better tax regime for companies

Jaitley promises better tax regime for companies

Rediff.com22 May 2015

The RBI holds its next policy meeting in early June.

India seeks to speed up foreign deals with 'one-stop shop'

India seeks to speed up foreign deals with 'one-stop shop'

Rediff.com18 May 2015

The finance ministry is seeking to speed up deals with outside investors.

India's export slump casts shadow on growth prospects

India's export slump casts shadow on growth prospects

Rediff.com15 May 2015

Modi sees export-led growth one of the best ways to create jobs.

Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

Rediff.com27 Apr 2015

Exports to Europe shrank by near 2 per cent in the 11 months.

India favours full rupee convertibility to become top economy

India favours full rupee convertibility to become top economy

Rediff.com15 Apr 2015

India needs to move towards full capital account convertibility to become a leading global economy.

GST? Here's what Jaitley has to say

GST? Here's what Jaitley has to say

Rediff.com25 Mar 2015

Investors and manufacturers have long advocated the GST.

Exports fall for third straight month

Exports fall for third straight month

Rediff.com13 Mar 2015

Exports in February fell to $21.55 billion compared with $25.35 billion a year ago

Government, RBI sign pact to target CPI at 4%

Government, RBI sign pact to target CPI at 4%

Rediff.com2 Mar 2015

Government, RBI sign pact to target CPI at 4%.

Rail Budget to signal road to reform: Prabhu

Rail Budget to signal road to reform: Prabhu

Rediff.com26 Feb 2015

India's decrepit state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 percent boost in investment to over $9 billion.

Why Indian Railways is bullish on getting huge investment

Why Indian Railways is bullish on getting huge investment

Rediff.com25 Feb 2015

India's decrepit state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 per cent boost in investment to over $9 billion.

Subsidy cuts in budget may disappoint investors

Subsidy cuts in budget may disappoint investors

Rediff.com20 Feb 2015

Total subsidy bill could come down to around Rs 2 trillion.

India's January retail inflation accelerates to 5.11%

India's January retail inflation accelerates to 5.11%

Rediff.com12 Feb 2015

The country's statistics department has started using 2012 as the new base in place of 2010 for measuring retail prices.

What made consumer inflation rise in January

What made consumer inflation rise in January

Rediff.com12 Feb 2015

A collapse in global oil prices has unleashed a wave of monetary easing.

2015-16 Budget to assume growth of 8-plus per cent

2015-16 Budget to assume growth of 8-plus per cent

Rediff.com10 Feb 2015

FM is seen to step up the pace of sales of state assets and curb spending

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