11 September 2008 06:00 [Source: ICIS news]
White House sends N-deal to Congress
The White House said on late Wednesday that it sent the text of a proposed US-India nuclear agreement to Congress for final approval.
Plan for private sector quota may be shelved
The government has abandoned its populist plan to extend job quotas to the private sector, giving up a scheme which had alarmed the industry, for a more pragmatic approach marked by a renewed push to locate job-intensive units in backward regions.
Rupee loses ground, crosses 45 against dollar
Rupee depreciated sharply against dollar on Wednesday as it breached the Rs 45 a dollar level to close at 45.12 against previous close of Rs 44.84 on Tuesday.
Singur won't affect India plan: Lakshmi Mittal
Despite protest against Tata-Nano project in Singur, steel tycoon and the richest Indian Lakshmi Mittal said on Wednesday that
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Financial literacy to fuel market
Over the last year or so, there has been a sense of disquiet relating to the misselling of financial products.
Mittal holds Arcelor assembly in Delhi
It couldn’t be a bigger homecoming parade than this: top executives of the world’s largest steel maker, Arcelor-Mittal, have gathered in the homeland of the world’s richest Indian for their annual leadership summit.
Prices of essentials now tolerable: FBCCI
Although the prices of essential commodities are still very high at different kitchen markets, the country's apex trade body FBCCI on Wednesday claimed that the prices are at tolerable level now and hence there is no need to seek help from the law enforcers to oversee the markets.
Khaleda walks to freedom today
BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia will be released from sub-jail on Thursday as bail bonds in all four graft cases against her have been communicated to the jail authorities.
Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd, one of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and exporters of
GP shareholders committed to IPO process
Shareholders of Grameenphone, Telenor and Grameen Telecom reiterated their continued commitment to the success of Grameenphone and to the ongoing IPO process.
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No tsunami threat to
Massive earthquakes which hit Indonesia and Japan prompting initial Tsunami warning is not a threat to Sri Lanka.
LMS continues BIZ on new facility
Lanka Marine Services (LMS) is expected to provide customers with all grades of bunker fuels next week under a floating storage facility operated by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).
SCB assigned ‘AAA(lka)’ by Fitch ratings
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Kayani warns US to keep its troops out
Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has rejected US claims that the rules of engagement gave the coalition forces in
US includes Fata in its area of concern
$500m ADB tranche likely this month: IMF issues Letter of Comfort
The government expects to get the first tranche of $500m of $1.3bn Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan before the end of this month as the hitch of a clearance by the IMF has finally been removed.
Sovereignty, territorial integrity to be defended: COAS
The COAS, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country will be defended at all cost and no external force is allowed to conduct operations against
To meet IPI gas line expenses: Ogra allowed to include up to Rs 3 per BTU in gas bills
The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Wednesday allowed Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to include up to Rs 3 per BTU in gas bills to meet the expenses of the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline.
Good practices for doing business: Pakistan ahead of India and Bangladesh
July-August trade deficit widens to $3.522bn
Trade deficit in July-August 2008 widened to $3.522bn with $7.011bn imports against $3.489bn exports.
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