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Govt to review FDI policy on digital media, single brand retail, manufacturing, coal mining

Government said that the changes in FDI policy will result in making India a more attractive FDI destination, leading to benefits of increased investments, employment and growth.

Aug 29, 2019, 11:13 AM IST

Manufacturing sector expands for second straight month in February

The Nikkei Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) -- an indicator of manufacturing activity -- increased to 50.7 in February, up from 50.4 in January, as output and orderbooks rose at accelerated rates.

Mar 01, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Govt examining Apple's request for extra concessions: Nirmala Sitharaman

The government is examining extra concessions being demanded by the US-based iphone maker Apple for setting up a manufacturing unit in India.

Jan 05, 2017, 21:49 PM IST

US manufacturing growth picks up in December: ISM

US manufacturing posted the fourth straight month of faster expansion in December as new orders and output jumped, pointing to a growing economy, the Institute for Supply Management said today.

Jan 04, 2017, 00:31 AM IST

Govt not in favour of concessions to Apple for setting up manufacturing unit in India: Sources

In what could be a major blow to Apple Inc in its plan to set up a manufacturing unit in India, the Commerce Ministry is reportedly not in favour of concessions to the US tech giant for the same.

Jan 03, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

India's manufacturing growth dips in December after demonetisation exercise

The aftershock of thye 8 November demonetisation took a knock at manufacturing sector in December, which contracted as new work orders and output took a beating for the first time in 2016.

Jan 02, 2017, 11:41 AM IST

November WPI declines to 3.15% as food prices soften

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 3.15 percent (provisional) for the month of November, 2016 (over November, 2015) as compared to 3.39 percent (provisional) for the previous month and -2.04 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. 

Dec 14, 2016, 12:07 PM IST

Expand manufacturing, services to boost job creation: Nirmala Sitharaman

India has adopted a two-pronged strategy to boost employment generation in the country, the government said on Friday.

Nov 18, 2016, 22:34 PM IST

India's industrial production grows at 0.7% in September

India's industrial production grew by a meagre 0.7 percent in September after contracting for two consecutive months in July and August.

Nov 11, 2016, 17:57 PM IST

New comprehensive policy for capital goods sector soon

Government will soon come out with a comprehensive capital goods policy to create an ecosystem for a globally competitive sector leveraging concepts such as smart manufacturing, automation and IoT.

Oct 21, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

Land, labour reforms key for manufacturing boost: Pawan Munjal

Confident that the next 25 years will belong to India, Hero MotoCorp Chairman Pawan Munjal Thursday said land and labour reforms are "very important" to boost the country's manufacturing sector.

Oct 06, 2016, 17:33 PM IST

US manufacturing grew in July, but at slower pace: ISM

The US manufacturing sector grew again in July, marking five straight months of expansion, but at a slower pace than expected, a private survey showed Monday.

Aug 01, 2016, 22:44 PM IST

WPI inflation in June inches up to 1.62% Vs 0.79% in May

The wholesale price index (WPI) rose in June by 1.62 percent, up from 0.79 percent in May.

Jul 14, 2016, 12:09 PM IST

Bengal to focus on automobile, engineering, manufacturing, says Mamata

The West Bengal government will focus on restore the state's primacy in automobile, engineering and manufacturing sectors, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.

Jun 07, 2016, 21:33 PM IST

Manufacturing sector likely to slow down in April-June quarter: FICCI

Growth of India's manufacturing sector may decelerate during June quarter due to factors like bleak export outlook, poor demand and high cost of borrowing, a FICCI survey has said.

May 15, 2016, 10:50 AM IST

Invest and make in India: Jaitley to Australian businesses

Inviting Australian businesses to "invest and make in India", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said sectors like railways, defence and manufacturing now offer huge scope for foreign investments with liberalised FDI norms.


Mar 30, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

India attracts over Rs 1.28 lakh crore in electronic manufacturing: Prasad

Total investments in electronics manufacturing sector in India, one of the world's largest consumer electronics market, has crossed Rs 1.28 lakh crore, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2016, 21:17 PM IST

India's manufacturing activity portends low growth in March: SBI

The yearly SBI Composite Index for March has declined below 50 and is at 49.5, compared with last month index of 51.3. However, the monthly Index jumped to 54.5 in March 2016, from 49.1 in February 2016.

Mar 21, 2016, 17:52 PM IST

Only 11% investments announced in manufacturing sector recorded: Study

Investments worth only Rs 1.6 lakh crore have been recorded out of the total Rs 15 lakh crore announced in the manufacturing sector until September 2015, according to an Assocham study.

Mar 13, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Govt moots lower corporate tax at 25% for new manufacturing units

The government Monday lowered the corporate tax for new manufacturing units at 25 percent with a view to promote industrial activity and generate jobs.

Feb 29, 2016, 14:44 PM IST