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Oil prices surge after Saudi air strikes in Yemen
London: Brent crude oil pared early gains but still rose more than 4 per cent towards $59 a barrel on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen.The air strikes against Houthi rebels, who have driven the president from Yemen's capital Sanaa, could stoke concerns about the security of Middle East oil shipments.Brent futures were up $2.39 at $58.87...
SC allows finalisation of telecom spectrum bids   
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the government to finalise the auction of telecom spectrum and announce the winners, but with a caveat.The finalisation of the results will be subject to the outcome of the cases being heard by the apex court.The telecom auction concluded on Wednesday after 19 days, with a total bid commitment of nearly Rs.110,000 crores from the eight players in...
Highest disinvestment proceeds this fiscal: Jaitley   25 March, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that though the government may not have achieved its disinvestment target with the last few days of the fiscal remaining, the amount realised this year has been the highest."Even though in the current year that is coming to an end, we may not have reached the (disinvestment) target I had set, in terms of numbers, this is the highest ever disinvestment that...
SBI to dilute stake in its general insurance venture to 49%   26 March, 2015
New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) today said it will dilute its stake in its general insurance venture SBI General to 49 per cent in favour of its foreign partner, with the enactment of insurance legislation. SBI General is a 74:26 joint venture between SBI and Insurance Australia Group (IAG) of Australia. The Executive Committee of the Central Board (ECCB) "has on March 25, 2015 decided...
Spectrum auction concludes after 19 days   25 March, 2015
New Delhi: After 19 days of rigorous bidding, the auction of airwaves for telecom operators concluded on Wednesday, with officials initially placing the figure of cumulative bids at over Rs 100,000 crore.The auction was conducted for 800 MHz, 900 Mhz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz covering both mobile telephony and broadband, including 4G.Till Tuesday, the government had received cumulative commitments...
Sun-Ranbaxy $4 billion merger completed   24 March, 2015
Handmade products exude warmth and love: Study   25 March, 2015
Lean and mean   21 March, 2015
Green flight   24 March, 2015
Stellar power   25 March, 2015
SpiceJet enters deal with aircraft lessor for dues   23 March, 2015
Debt conversion norms for distressed companies relaxed   23 March, 2015
SC notice to centre, Essar on babu-corporates nexus   23 March, 2015
Coal Mines Bill passed by Rajya Sabha   21 March, 2015
Jindal 'puzzled' as its bids for coal blocks rejected   21 March, 2015
Anti-black money bill tabled in Lok Sabha   20 March, 2015
Yahoo shuts China operations   19 March, 2015
Tough decisions as endgame nears for Sahara   23 March, 2015
French ban on skinny models justified: Study   19 March, 2015
'India to import Iraqi oil to fill strategic reserves'   19 March, 2015
Alibaba may not invest in Snapdeal   18 March, 2015
Cyber shadowing   14 March, 2015
India's forex reserves down $2.06 billion   21 March, 2015
Mother figure   14 March, 2015
Govt to auction 15-20 more mines if Coal Bill passed in RS   19 March, 2015
Rupee rises to two-week high after dovish Fed statement   19 March, 2015
Wholesale prices fall 2.06 pc in Feb   16 March, 2015
China urges Sri Lanka to protect interests of investors   17 March, 2015
'No retro tax but Cairn is legacy issue'   15 March, 2015
CBI summons RIL official, noted CA   16 March, 2015
Centre pushes states to be business friendly   18 March, 2015
NPAs of banks increase to Rs 3,00,611 crore   13 March, 2015
Tax system being overhauled: Jaitley   14 March, 2015
US encouraged by reforms in India: Lew   18 March, 2015
Will US Fed raise interest rates?   18 March, 2015
SC gives Sahara last chance to raise funds   13 March, 2015
'Majority of states to gain from FinCom report'   16 March, 2015
Govt mulling proposal to give relief to toll tax payers   16 March, 2015
India better prepared for external financial shocks: IMF   16 March, 2015
India Inc hails insurance bill passage   13 March, 2015
India can resume 8 or 9 per cent growth: IMF   12 March, 2015
India needs habitable cities before smart cities   12 March, 2015
Govt urged to take action on high air fares   11 March, 2015
Telecom spectrum auction sees small fall in highest bids   11 March, 2015
It's not rocket science   06 March, 2015
Pep pill   06 March, 2015
New govt scheme to encourage cos to hire, keep skilled labour   10 March, 2015
Indian students spending big on foreign education   10 March, 2015
'Unreasonable to expect big bang reforms in India'   12 March, 2015
India emerging leader in inclusive economic growth: US envoy   11 March, 2015
Launching pad   06 March, 2015
Labour ministry simplifying procedures; to club over 35 laws   11 March, 2015
Summer windfall   06 March, 2015
Apple debuts $17,000 watch   10 March, 2015
Sensex closes 628 points down   09 March, 2015
Sensex plunges 535 points   09 March, 2015
Economy to grow 6.5% in 2016 on better macro conditions   10 March, 2015
Non-banking firms to benefit from assets act   09 March, 2015
Sensex plunges 378 points; banking stocks down   09 March, 2015
Satyam case verdict deferred till April 9   09 March, 2015
World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat   09 March, 2015
Smartphone use linked to lazy thinking   07 March, 2015
Widen income tax net: Senior official   07 March, 2015
Post-budget announcements, RBI rate cut cheer markets   07 March, 2015
Spectrum auction sees bids of Rs 77,000 Cr   07 March, 2015
Govt, RBI at odds over who decides rates   06 March, 2015
'Schematics' ready to help govt block porn sites   07 March, 2015
Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints   06 March, 2015
India helps small business borrow to grow   05 March, 2015
'NDA govt has let down fishermen'   06 March, 2015
Sensex gains 84 points   05 March, 2015
Reliance Infra acquires Pipavav defence   04 March, 2015
India Inc welcomes cut in lending rates   04 March, 2015
Much awaited spectrum auction begins   04 March, 2015
Sensex falls after crossing 30k mark   04 March, 2015
Mixed bag, says economist Acharya   04 March, 2015
Sensex crosses 30,000 points mark   04 March, 2015
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