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India’s demographic transition can add 2% to India’s per-capita GDP annually: ASSOCHAM-Accenture study

Digital technologies can improve performance of development programs If large portions of the population are managed successfully, India’s demographic transition could add an average two percentage points annually to the nation’s per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) over the next few decades, a recent ASSOCHAM-Accenture joint study has said today.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Take fast steps to restore confidence in Haryana, ASSOCHAM to CM

Expressing concern over a huge loss of lives and property in Haryana, ASSOCHAM today said Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal Khattar should ensure that those who have suffered at the hand of violent agitation should be compensated in a speedy manner to restore confidence in the state.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

ASSOCHAM cautions RBI, Govt not to over-react on bank NPAs

Concerned over a high level of non-performing assets in the banking sector, ASSOCHAM today impressed upon the Reserve Bank of India and the government to handle the situation in an extremely prudent and cautious way since any over-reaction can be more damaging to the country's vulnerable financial system.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Price gap between retail and wholesale vegetables beyond 53.3%: ASSOCHAM study

Disparity between Wholesale Price (WSP) and Retail prices for essential vegetables like brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower went up beyond 53.3% during November 2015 to January 2016 which was 50.4% as compared to the same period last year, according to ASSOCHAM recent paper.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

ASSOCHAM pegs Haryana loss at Rs 18,000 - 20,000 crore

Impressing upon the Haryana government and the Centre to immediately bring under control the deteriorating law and order situation under control, ASSOCHAM today said the ongoing violent agitation in Haryana has already dealt an estimated blow of Rs 18,000-Rs 20,000 crore by way of loss to public and private property and halting trade, industry, small business and transport.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Adding to their woes, retail inflation biting rural folks more than urbanites: ASSOCHAM study

Amidst the agriculture sector facing a crisis-like situation, distressed rural population is carrying the burden of retail CPI inflation much more than those living in cities not only in food and beverages but also in a number of essential items such as clothing,, household goods , health or minimum recreation activities, an ASSOCHAM study has pointed out.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Centre to commission study on 12th South Asian Games to be done by IIM-A: Sports Secretary

Sports Development Code 2016 on the anvil The Central Government is planning to commission a study to be conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad on recently concluded 12th South Asian Games held in Guwahati and Shillong, a top Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kerala only state to record positive growth in receiving investment proposals b/w 2009-11 and 2012-14: ASSOCHAM study

Services sector accounts for lion’s share of investments attracted by Kerala Kerala remained the only state to have recorded positive growth of about 315 per cent during 2012-14 as against 2009-11 in terms of receiving industrial entrepreneurs’ memorandum (IEM) proposals, more so as the same had seen a decline of over 65 per cent in India during the aforesaid period, according to a recent study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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