Self-regulatory mechanism soon for PGDM course colleges: FICCI

Fearing that education
institutions would be "crippled" due to restrictions imposed
by a recent AICTE notification for post-graduate diploma in
management courses.

Debutant director Kireet Khurana to join FICCI`s core group

Kireet Khurana, whose directorial debut ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ is ready to hit screens, is set to join FICCI`s core group to work towards improving animation industry in India.

Govt must give food vouchers to BPL, not grain: Ficci

To fix "huge" leaks in the public distribution system, the government must give food vouchers instead of subsidised foodgrain to families under the below poverty line (BPL), industry body Ficci said on Sunday.

India-ASEAN trade likely to touch $100 bn by 2015: FICCI

Free-trade agreement between
India and 10-nation bloc ASEAN is expected to push the two-way
trade to USD 100 billion (around Rs 4.50 lakh crore) in the
next five years, a study by industry body FICCI has said.

Impose duty on imported capital goods: FICCI

The government should impose duty on imports of capital goods as the domestic industry is facing cost disadvantage of 11-22 percent, a FICCI study said.

FICCI attracts South Africans to Commonwealth business meet

About 100 captains of South African business and industry have expressed interest in participating in a global business meet being planned by FICCI on the periphery of the Commonwealth Games 2010.

Finance minister meets industry representatives

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday kicked-off his consultations with the captains of the Indian industry as part of the annual exercise before presenting the country`s budget 2010 -11.

Foreign varsity`s consultancy income not taxable in India: AAR

The income foreign universities earn by providing consultancy services to industry chambers or other non-profit organisations in India is not taxable, a tax authority ruled.

India, Italy trade likely to touch USD 17.5 bn in 5 yrs: FICCI

Indo-Italian bilateral trade is expected to double to 12 billion Euro (USD 17.5 billion) in the next five years, FICCI said ahead of the India-Italy Business Forum meetings in New Delhi and Mumbai.

India Inc demands stimulus to sustain double-digit growth

India Inc today said the
government should continue with the fiscal stimulus measures
to ensure that the double-digit industrial growth rate is
sustained in the coming months.

FICCI seeks more sops to bolster economy

Industry body FICCI today sought
more fiscal sops in the 2010-11 budget to prop up the economy.

Ficci asks PM not to alter stance on climate change

Industry body Ficci has asked the
Prime Minister not to shift positions on climate change at the
Copenhagen Summit from the original stand of fixing
responsibility of cutting greenhouse gas emissions on a per
capita basis.

Realty may see consolidation: FICCI

Indian realty sector may experience consolidation wherein bigger players may opt for outright buy of smaller firms or forge JV or biz alliances with them.

Pak concerned over FICCI report mentioning surgical strikes

Pakistan on Thursday expressed concern over a report by an Indian business lobby group that considers options like launching surgical strikes on the country, saying
such views would not help foster peace in the region.

Services exports follow trend in goods, though at lesser pace: FICCI

India`s services exports including IT software fell, like the merchandise trade, in the first six months of 2009 under the impact of the global downturn, though the decline was not as steep as in goods, a study has shown.

Offer sops to industry to encourage investment: FICCI

Business chamber FICCI on Wednesday said high level of investment as projected by Prime Minister`s Economic Advisory Council is critical for economic growth, but the government must offers sops to industry to encourage investment.

Farm output shortfall to hit GDP: FICCI

India`s economy is expected to
grow between 5.2-5.8 percent in 2009-10, much lower than last
year as the agriculture output is estimated to decline
significantly because of drought.

FICCI inks pact with Innovation Norway on industrial coop

FICCI entered into a pact with its Norwegian govt-owned Innovation Norway to strengthen and diversify indus coop between firms in the 2 nations.

Shortage of Rs 5 lk cr to fund country`s power projects: Govt

The latest estimates of the government on Thursday revealed that there is a shortfall of about Rs 5,00,000 crore for financing power projects in the country.

India Inc.`s confidence up, but rising costs a concern

India Inc.`s confidence is up, though high interest rates and rising costs of raw materials and manpower have marred its capacity to do better, a survey released here on Sunday said.