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Japan wage growth surges in July

Sep 02, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: BBC

Japanese wages unexpectedly logged their strongest increase since 1997, providing a boost to the government's battle against deflation. Labour cash earnings rose by 2.6% in July compared to a year ago, beating forecasts of a slowdown to 0.9%. Sp...

Government Determined to Push Tax, Financial Sector Reforms: PM Modi

Sep 02, 2014 at 00:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his government's determination to push tax and financial sector reforms to improve business environment. "Prime Minister Modi underlined his determination to further improve the...

BlackBerry partners Idea for data offer

Sep 01, 2014 at 19:11 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry today said it has partnered telecom services firm Idea Cellular to offer one GB data plan to its customers. Idea Cellular postpaid services users with BlackBerry OS 7 devices would be able to avail BlackBe...

CBI files final status report on graft case against HP CM Virbhadra Singh

Sep 01, 2014 at 16:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The CBI today filed its final status report in the Delhi High Court on its probe into allegations that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, was involved in graft, money launde...

Are you making the most of your Employees' Provident Fund?

Sep 01, 2014 at 16:12 | Source: Economic Times

Though it keeps a low profile, the Employees' Provident Fund is one of the most effective ways to save for retirement. Find out how you can gain big from it. A recent survey by global professional services firm Towers Watson says that saving for reti...

Govt needs to do more in terms of tax terrorism issue: Naina Lal Kidwai, HSBC

Sep 01, 2014 at 15:00 | Source: Economic Times

In a chat with ET Now, Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman of HSBC India, shares her views on the 100 days of the Modi government and policy paralysis. Excerpts: ET Now: When the new government came to power with full majority, expectations were running high...

PM Modi earns eight out of 10 in India Inc. survey on 100 days

Sep 01, 2014 at 11:32 | Source: Assocham

Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has earned a ranking of eight out of 10 in an India Inc. survey done by ASSOCHAM just ahead of completion of 100 days in office with top corporate leaders finding a marked difference in style of functioning of the go...

RIL counts expansion gains

Sep 01, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Aug. 31: Reliance Industries Ltd expects to save at least $1.5 billion in costs annually over the next two years as it looks to reap the benefits of its expansion plans in refining and petrochemicals. Analysts maintain that the huge capex and...

Trucks await sales pick-up

Sep 01, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 31: The commercial vehicle market, which has been in the grip of a slowdown for the last two years, is hoping for a turnaround on the back of an economic recovery. �This is the 15th consecutive month of decline in commercial vehicl...

There is a complete reversal from paralysis: Arun Jaitley

Sep 01, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: Economic Times

Your government has completed 100 days. How would you describe its economic performance? I have a personal sense of satisfaction. When we came to power, admittedly, as far as the economy is concerned, there was a negative mood in the country. Our gro...

Akhilesh govt makes Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' tax free in UP

Sep 01, 2014 at 09:10 | Source: FirstPost

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra's biopic Mary Kom."As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom, it will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exe...

Emaar Properties, developer of the Dubai Mall, to list part of its retail unit <b>...</b>

Sep 01, 2014 at 08:00 | Source: Business Week

Is the stock rally almost over or does it have legs? The bull and bear cases. Ag equipment sales down; manufacturers, farmers blame lower crop prices, change to tax break. Video: Egypt Announces Gaza Truce Extended for 24 Hours &middot; Video: Ge...

Don't fear European Union exit, says Boris Johnson

Sep 01, 2014 at 00:17 | Source: BBC

The UK should not be afraid of in going for an alternative future if plans to reform the country's relations with the European Union fail, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised an in-out referendum on mem...

Household financial savings rate inch up to 7.2% of GDP

Aug 31, 2014 at 16:17 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Household financial savings rates continued to remain low, inching up a paltry 10 basis points to 7.2 per cent of GDP in 2013-14 amid sticky inflation. Savings in deposits by the households rose, however, to Rs 1 trillion (17 per cent) in the...

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

Aug 31, 2014 at 15:35 | Source: Economic Times

BIEL (SWITZERLAND): Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion. The world's biggest watc...

Brazil dismantles 'biggest destroyer' of Amazon rainforest

Aug 31, 2014 at 10:56 | Source: BBC

The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the biggest destroyer of the Amazon rainforest. The gang is accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally fo...

FM hopes to meet deficit target

Aug 31, 2014 at 06:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 30: Finance minister Arun Jaitley today said with the upturn in the economy, reducing the country’s fiscal deficit to 4.1 per cent of the GDP now looked “certainly achievable”. The finance minister, who was addressi...

Fuel rate rejig

Aug 31, 2014 at 06:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 30: Petrol prices were cut by Rs 1.80 a litre, excluding taxes, from midnight tonight as global crude rates softened and the rupee appreciated against the dollar. This is the third straight cut in petrol prices. However, diesel price...

Economy turning around, inflation moderating: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on NDA's 100 days

Aug 31, 2014 at 06:57 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley said the GDP growth in the April-June quarter, the highest in nine quarters, indicates that the economy is turning around and the impact of initiatives by the new government will be reflected in coming months....

Too Many Products Can&#39;t be Kept Out of GST: Arun Jaitley

Aug 30, 2014 at 20:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: The centre on Saturday asserted that too many products cannot be kept out of the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) even as states are clamouring for more products including liquor, tobacco and petroleum to be excluded. &quot;The Em...

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