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ASSOCHAM hopes Parliament to give nod to Insurance Bill in current session                                                                                            Needs a strong law for benefit of mankind: Secretary, Law and Justice                                                                                            RBI working on enabling mechanism for exit by entrepreneurs in absence of bankruptcy laws, says Executive Director, RBI                                                                                            Focus on innovation to boost country's economic growth: DIPP, Secretary                                                                                            
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Press Releases

ASSOCHAM hopes Parliament to give nod to Insurance Bill in current session
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcoming approval of the Bill to raise FDI in insurance to 49 per cent by the Cabinet, ASSOCHAM today expressed the hope that Parliament will pass the crucial reforms oriented legislation in the current session itself. more...

Needs a strong law for benefit of mankind: Secretary, Law and Justice
Thursday, July 24, 2014

India needs a strong law to ensure the benefits of technology used for the benefit of mankind, said Mr P.K. Malhotra, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. more...

RBI working on enabling mechanism for exit by entrepreneurs in absence of bankruptcy laws, says Executive Director, RBI
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started work on enabling banks to provide an honourable exit to unsuccessful entrepreneurs from "unattractive" businesses in the absence of a good bankruptcy legal system, RBI Executive Director Mr. B Mahapatra said at an ASSOCHAM event. more...

Focus on innovation to boost country's economic growth: DIPP, Secretary
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Indian companies will have to more focus on innovation, comprehensive strategy to boost the country's economic growth, said Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. more...

ASSOCHAM urges govt. to review any increase in royalty rate on iron ore
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The apex industry body ASSOCHAM has suggested the Finance Minister to review its budget proposal to increase the royalty rate on Iron Ore from 10 to 15% with a view to maintain cost competitiveness and sustainable growth of the domestic industry. more...

Immediately release spectrum available with Defence to garner additional revenues: ASSOCHAM plea to Government
Monday, July 21, 2014

ASSOCHAM has suggested the Defence Ministry to release spectrum for commercial use minimum quantity of 112 MHz out of 500 MHz (900 MHz band type), 135 Mhz from 1650 MHz (1800 MHz band type) and 415 Mhz from 1320 MHz (2100 MHz band type) with a view to achieve India’s mobile broadband objectives. more...

70% travel trade gone online; airlines marching towards 100%: ASSOCHAM
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Over 70 per cent of travel trade in India has gone online and the figure will likely reach 85-90 per cent in the next five years with maximum of internet usage being seen in airlines ticketing, luxury and mid-segment hotel bookings and the Railways with the booking agents mushrooming even in smaller cities, an ASSOCHAM study has said. more...

Need to relook at policies impacting growth of domestic manufacturing industry: CBEC chairperson
Thursday, July 17, 2014

CBDT upgrading technology to minimise litigation and enhance tax collection: Chairman There is a need to relook at policies as they impact growth of domestic industry over a short-term or long-term period and whenever a policy is made whether it is for exports or otherwise, these things need to be kept in view, chairperson of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction on trade data: Keep eye on gold imports; electronics need support
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A detailed analysis of the trade data released today shows that while engineering, petroleum goods and others have bounced back, the agri exports and shipments of electronics goods are causing concern requiring immediate support from the government, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said today. more...

BRICS Bank will need to raise big time resources in excess of USD 1 trillion: ASSOCHAM President, Mr Rana Kapoor
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The decision to set up a USD 100 billion development bank by the BRICS countries is a strong signal to the rest of the world about the growing economic clout of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. While BRICS development bank will not undermine the IMF and the World Bank, those wielding political control of the Bretton Woods institutions must realise that we are living in a different world today than the world of the 1940s. more...

Headline grabbing potato, tomatoes limit policy space for bold measures, says ASSOCHAM on inflation
Monday, July 14, 2014

While the headline inflation is showing deceleration, the associated chamber of commerce and industry of India (ASSOCHAM) says, the rise in prices of items used by the common-man such as fruits, vegetables, potato, rice and milk are worrisome. In fact, when potatoes and tomatoes grab headlines, they limit the policy space both with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government to really go for bold measures. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction: Consumer Price Index Numbers for June 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014

Welcoming the moderation in the provisional Consumer Price Index for the month of June 2014, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said that indications that growth in the retail prices is moderating offers a big relief to the Nation and its policy makers more...

Budget has devils in tax details; huge hikes in penal interest, cost of compliance to go: ASSOCHAM Tax Panel
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Detecting devil in details in the Budget, the ASSOCHAM Indirect Tax Committee has said there is no justification for a huge increase in interest rate to 30 per cent from 18 per cent on delay in payment of service tax and for mandatory deposit of 7.5-10 per cent of demand before an appeal is filed for customs and excise claims. more...

Implement incentive-based population control strategy monitored by nodal agency: Study
Friday, July 11, 2014

Set up dedicated population control fund to incentivize families committed to small family norms On the eve of World Population Day, annually observed on July 11, apex industry body ASSOCHAM has suggested the Centre to adopt an incentive based population control strategy and create a nodal agency to oversee its implementation process. more...

Holy Trinity of Union Budget FY 15 – creating growth, managing fiscal deficit and destroying inflation
Thursday, July 10, 2014

“Like The Trinity of Brahma (The Creator), Vishnu (The Preserver), and Shiva (The Destroyer) play an all encompassing role in balancing the shrishti, the FY15 Union Budget makes a fervent pitch for attaining a balance by creating growth, preserving an ideal level of deficit, and destroying (supply side) inflation.” more...

Hope concerns highlighted in Economic Survey are addressed by FM in Budget tomorrow: ASSOCHAM
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The candid admission of the fiscal situation of the central government being in “worse situation than it appears” in the Economic Survey which underscores the need for the FRBM Act with teeth is laudable, but the key is held by the intent and resoluteness of the Government to really walk the talk, said Mr. D S Rawat, Secretary General ASSOCHAM. more...

Farmers not willing to deposit produce in warehouses due to poor post-harvest lending by banks: WDRA chairman
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Warehousing sector awaiting positive outcome from Union Budget 2014-15 Poor post-harvest lending by banks is affecting farmers’ willingness to deposit their produce in warehouses as banks are mostly giving crop loans, said Mr Dinesh Rai, chairperson of the Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. more...