HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014


Maruti confident of shareholders' nod on Guj, says no plan B

Maruti Suzuki India is confident of getting minority shareholders' nod to let parent Suzuki Motor Corp own and invest in its Gujarat facility and has no second option.

Govt set to oust UPA nominees from ONGC, HPCL, MRPL boards

After re-appointing new governors of many states, the NDA government is now cleaning up the boards of top public sector units by replacing all independent directorswhose appointments were seen as 'politically motivated'.

'I would let one small public sector bank be privatised and see what happens'

The Reserve Bank of India wants to reach its target of limiting retail inflation to 6% by 2016, but that doesn't necessarily mean monetary policy has to be tight all the way, governor Raghuram Rajan says in an exclusive interview.

All accounts with zero balance to get Rs. 1-lakh insurance cover

The benefit of accidental insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh, extended to all those who open fresh accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) will now include even those who have opened zero balance accounts.

Global CEOs, top bankers queue up to meet Modi

Global chief executives and top bankers of iconic Wall Street companies are queuing up to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a clear sign that India’s economy has never mattered more than now.

For biz push, govt to relax  green laws

The Narendra Modi government is planning to dilute two environmental laws that have held up key industrial projects in the past, as part of its attempts to relax green norms for stimulating economic growth, official sources said.

India better prepared for eventual Fed rate hike, says RBI chief

India is better prepared to handle the impact of interest rate increases in the US as foreign funds are less likely to desert the country due to signs of an upturn in economic growth, its central bank chief said in an interview published Sunday.

Fake note crooks lapping up Rs. 100, Rs. 1,000 bills: RBI

Currency counterfeiters appear to have started focusing more on Rs. 100 and Rs. 1,000 denominations, even though the traditional favourite Rs. 500 bills continue to be the most to be faked by numbers, the RBI has said.

After IOC, govt to sack independent directors of ONGC, HPCL, MRPL

After sacking four independent directors of IOC, the Narendra Modi-government is now seeking to remove nine similar Congress-appointees from the board of ONGC, HPCL and MRPL.

Disclose report of Mudgal Committee on lobbying: CIC to Centre

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Centre to disclose confidential file notings related to the constitution of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee which probed alleged lobbying by Walmart in India.

Mutual Funds buy Rs. 6,000-cr shares in August

Improved market sentiment helped Mutual Funds to pick up shares worth close to Rs. 6,000 crore in August, making it the highest monthly inflow in more than six-and-a-half years.

BSE to introduce daily incentive scheme for equity derivatives

Leading bourse BSE will introduce a new incentive scheme for brokers to attract more retail investors to equity derivatives, under which it would pay daily incentives besides existing trading-based payouts.

Govt to increase dearness allowance to 107%, up from 100%

Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107% from the existing 100%, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

Markets to see positive start on GDP data; coal block ruling eyed

Improved performance of mining, manufacturing and services sector pushed India's economic growth rate to two-and-half year high of 5.7% in the April-June quarter, a development expected to continue for rest of the fiscal.

Citibank fraud accused charged with duping Mumbai bizman

A man alleged to be the mastermind of the Rs. 400 crore Citibank scam has now a new case of fraud registered against him on the basis of accusations by a businessman. He duped the couple on the pretext of saving them from a non-existent court case, police said.
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