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ASSOCHAM Reaction: WPI for May 2016

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today said that rise in Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is in line with industry’s expectations as it got some upward movements through increase in prices of crude oil globally and policy measures introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its first bi-monthly policy in April 2016.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Holistic credit assessment & monitoring imperative to rein in high levels of NPAs & restructured assets: ASSOCHAM-PwC study

A holistic regulatory framework encompassing participation from all stakeholders in the credit rating ecosystem is imperative to improve the efficacy of credit rating agencies (CRAs) and effective credit risk assessment and monitoring in India, suggested an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Party time may come to end on auto fuel prices; Duty roll back may be answer: ASSOCHAM

The party time on driving around on cheap fuel seems to be over, though there is no danger of hard times as yet even though the automobile fuel has witnessed about 20% increase in the recent past, an ASSOCHAM paper has said.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Empower banks to cut losses and get rid of NPAs without 3C fear: ASSOCHAM

With a view to containing non-performing assets (NPAs) in banks, the government should empower the boards of the public sector banks to deal with the bad assets with the help of a special purpose vehicle which can lay broad guidelines for the lenders to take "haircuts" and cut the losses in the sectors in distress, without fear of 3Cs - CAG, Central Vigilance Commission and CBI, the ASSOCHAM has said.

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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Incentives like interest subvention & MEIS imperative to promote G&J exports: ASSOCHAM

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today urged the government to extend incentives like interest subvention, Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) and others to promote gems and jewellery (G&J) exports that have been marred by global slowdown thereby putting at risk livelihood of over 30 lakh people employed by the sector across India.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Transmission of rates is the key for banks: ASSOCHAM

By choosing to retain the benchmark policy interest rate at 6.5 per cent, the RBI has not given any surprise to the industry since the central bank wants to wait and see the impact of Monsoon along with certain global factors such as rising commodity prices on inflation, ASSOCHAM President Mr Sunil Kanoria said.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

ASSOCHAM appeals to Haryana Govt for strict vigil on Jat agitation, industry wary of flare-up

In order to avert the repeat of carnage during the previous reservation agitation of February, 2016, the ASSOCHAM today made a strong plea with the Haryana Government along with the Central agencies to take effective pre-emptive steps to ensure that renewed Jat agitation does not disrupt normal life in the state and the neighbouring areas.

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Monday, June 06, 2016

India`s e-waste growing at 30% per annum: ASSOCHAM-cKinetics study

India is emerging as one of the world's major electronic waste generators and likely to generate 52 lakh metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2020 from the current level 18 lakh metric tonnes growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 30%, an ASSOCHAM-cKinetics recent study coinciding with the “Environment Day” (June 5) noted.

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Friday, June 03, 2016

India loses to China, Singapore in cost competitiveness in auto sector: study

India loses out to China, Singapore, Indonesia and even to Bangladesh when it comes to achieving cost competitiveness in the automobile and automobile components industry in terms of major parameters including labour, fuel cost and price of raw material, an ASSOCHAM –Thought Arbitrage joint study has pointed out.

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

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