`Regular health check-ups will reduce absenteeism`

Employees undergoing regular medical check-ups can reduce absenteeism rate by 2-3%, says a study.

‘Drinking, smoking by workers cost Cos Rs 800 cr’

Smoking and excessive drinking by employees was resulting in an annual loss of about Rs 700 to Rs 800 crore for companies.

Economy to expand by 7.4% in current fiscal: Assocham

With the economy likely to perform better in the last quarter, industry body Assocham expects the country to clock a growth rate of 7.4 per cent, marginally exceeding the official estimate.

Stimulus package should continue: Assocham

Assocham wants the govt to continue the stimulus package in order to sustain growth rate.

Stimulus package should continue: Assocham

Assocham wants the govt to continue the stimulus package in order to sustain growth rate.

Assocham asks RBI to continue soft monetary stance

The Reserve Bank of India should
continue with its soft monetary policy in the forthcoming
review to spur growth as the economy is still not on a firm footing, industry body Assocham said.

Hockey needs your support, Gill to Corporate India

Concerned over the poor state of India’s national game hockey, sports minister MS Gill has urged the industry big wigs to bail the national sport out of its financial crisis.

Hockey needs your support, Gill to Corporate India

Concerned over the poor state of India’s national game hockey, sports minister MS Gill has urged the industry big wigs to bail the national sport out of its financial crisis.

Domestic invst proposals grow by 16% in 2009: Assocham

With economy coming back on growth path, investment proposals by India Inc saw an increase of about 16% to Rs 15.94 lakh cr in 2009, an Assocham study has said.

India Inc condoles Basu`s death

India Inc today condoled the sad demise of veteran CPI(M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu.

Govt. hospitals facing shortage of six lakh doctors: Assocham

India`s public healthcare system is facing a shortage of about six lakh doctors and nine lakh nurses despite increasing number of government hospitals, industry body Assocham today said.

India, Pak should bury differences to boost trade: Assocham

India and Pakistan should bury their hatchet and explore joint ventures in areas like food, pharma and IT sectors to boost bilateral trade, Assocham said on Monday.

Assocham for provident fund investment in capital market

The government should allow people to invest provident fund (PF) contributions in the capital market through mutual funds, industry body Assocham (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) has said.

FTA with ASEAN may hit FDI inflows: Assocham

Foreign direct investment may be
hit, with India giving more market access to the south east Asian nations than it got in return from its free trade pact
with the ASEAN bloc, a study has said.

Pulses prices likely to spiral further in 2010: Assocham

Prices of pulses, which have shot up by over 40 percent in the last one year, is likely to spiral further in 2010 due to a demand and supply mismatch, industry body Assocham said on Tuesday.

Exempt infra NBFCs from tax on interest income: Assocham

Industry body Assocham has asked
the Centre to exempt infrastructure non-banking financial
companies from tax deducted at source on interest paid to
them.

Confer core industry status to Aviation Sector: Assocham

Industry body Assocham on Friday
suggested that the government should confer core industry
status to the airlines business to sustain the aviation
sector.

Assocham calls for consolidation of banks

Industry body Assocham on Monday
called for consolidation in the Indian banking sector without
any delay to enhance global competitiveness, despite dithering
of RBI on the issues.

Pvt hospital sector may touch Rs 2 lakh cr by 2012: Assocham

The private hospital sector is expected to touch USD 45 billion (around Rs 2,00,000 crore) in the next three years riding on growth in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, a study said.

Telangana unrest may impact fund flows: Assocham

Industry body Assocham on Saturday said
the Telangana unrest will be detrimental for the growth of the
state and may impact the flow of investments, but did not give
any precise figure.