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India Inc wants next govt to take bold decisions ; ASSOCHAM brain-storming session ahead of D-day
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just as the political parties are slogging it out in electioneering, India Inc’s top leadership and economists today held a brain-storming session at ASSOCHAM to conclude that India will need a decisive government at the Centre with a sharp focus and capable of pulling the economy out of the slow motion to a faster lane by taking bold decisions. more...

ASSOCHAM seeks EC’s clarifications on pending environment & forest clearances
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Election Commission of India to urgently provide all clarifications sought by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) vis-à-vis environment, forest, wildlife and other necessary clearances which have been pending since the implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) from March 5, 2014. more...

Mangoes to pinch domestic consumers’ pocket this season: ASSOCHAM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mango production to fall by about 20 per cent Mango lovers may have to cough up more money this year due to short supply of mangoes for domestic consumption owing to significant crop damage and rising export orders pouring in especially from the UAE, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bangladesh and others, according to an ASSOCHAM analysis. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction on Wholesale Price Index for March 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) said, headline inflation on year on year basis has indicated snapping of its recent trending down behavior. Details indicate that the prices of primary food articles particularly, rice, potato, fruits, milk and egg, meat and fish have increased. Prices of fuel and power too have contributed to inflation flaring up. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction on Consumer Price Index for March 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The provisional Consumer Price Index for the month of March 2014 shows that retail inflation level remained elevated in both urban and rural areas despite moderation in wholesale prices which reflects the adverse impact of having an inefficient distribution system, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said today. more...

Bihar’s agriculture & food industry may touch Rs 1 lakh crore by next year: Study
Monday, April 14, 2014

Agriculture and food industry in Bihar has the potential to reach Rs one lakh crore mark by 2015 with processed food products cornering 45 per cent share as the state is uniquely placed with abundant agro-based raw materials’ available at competitive prices, cattle wealth, water resources and above all a pro-active industrial policy, according to a recently concluded ASSOCHAM study. more...

65% population covered by private insurers in health insurance sector: Study
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Public insurance companies have over 61% share in premium collection Considering that about 65 per cent of people covered by health insurance across India fall under the ambit of private sector, the private insurers have outperformed the public insurance companies covering just 35 per cent of people, according to a study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM. more...

Those who grow vegetables and fruits hit more by inflation than city dwellers: ASSOCHAM study
Friday, April 11, 2014

Paradoxical it would sound, butit is true that the people growing fruits and vegetables as also cereals are being subjected to bear the burden of consumer inflation more than their city compatriots, though the outcry against price rise is more visible in urban areas, more so in the midst of fierce of electioneering with the inflation being one of the core poll issues, an ASSOCHAM study has noted. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction: Index of Industrial Production for February 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today expressed serious concern on the industrial deceleration in February 2014, notably as the latest information indicates that performance of manufacturing industry has turned from bad to worse. more...

Loksabha elections fuelling growth in hospitality industry- ASSOCHAM
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lok Sabha elections 2014 have given tremendous boost to the hospitality industry especially budgeted hotel, dhabhas, guest-houses, transport sector such as hiring of taxis, buses, three-wheelers, rail etc across the country, reveals the ASSOCHAM recent paper. more...

Upto 40% foodgrain stored unprofessionally due to 35 MT warehousing capacity shortage: Study
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Owing to extreme dearth of about 35 million tonnes (MT) warehousing capacity together with massive food grain storage shortfall of about eight MT, about 30-40 per cent food grain is stored in an unprofessional manner during the peak marketing season in India, according to a recently concluded ASSOCHAM-Yes Bank joint study. more...

Southern states high in rural consumer durables consumption: ASSOCHAM study
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

With increasing purchasing power and aspiration for a better life in the villages, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have registered a phenomenal growth in ‘rural’ consumption of consumer durable goods and surprisingly the overall trend in rural areas during the period of 2007-08 and 2011-12 was higher than the cities, according to the study brought out by ASSOCHAM. more...

Governance, development focus by BJP is a heartening news; case for revisiting stand on FDI on multi-brand retail
Monday, April 07, 2014

Amidst high expectations for much-needed revival of the economic growth, the BJP’s focus in its election manifesto on giving a boost to economy, rationalising and simplification of taxation and restoring investor confidence would be a morale booster, said the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). more...

India’s losing 70% incremental voice & call centre business to Philippines: Study
Sunday, April 06, 2014

India is currently losing about 70 per cent of all incremental voice and call centre business to competitors like Philippines and Eastern Europe and unless the domestic BPO (business process outsourcing) industry diversifies the delivery footprint to take advantage of low-cost centers, our competitors will further consolidate their position, according to an ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study. more...

Make lobbying, advocacy legal, says ASSOCHAM
Friday, April 04, 2014

Lobbying and corporate advocacy should be made absolutely legal as India has come a long way on path to economic liberalization where conflicting interests are bound to and be legitimately allowed to compete for the policy space and regulatory issues , based on sound and fair economic logics, the ASSOCHAM said today. more...

69% of Delhiites reschedule their long weekend plans for ‘Election Day’: ASSOCHAM Survey
Friday, April 04, 2014

Delhiites voters more passionate! Over 69% of Delhiites have postponed or rescheduled their long extended weekend plans on 8-13th April due to ‘polling day’ on April 10, Thursday, according to a quick survey conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). more...

Expedite tariff adoption & approval of PPAs to boost investor confidence & encourage solar power generation in Tamil Nadu: ASSOCHAM plea
Thursday, April 03, 2014

With power crisis looming large in Tamil Nadu and deployment of renewable energy projects getting delayed by the day, apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the state government to expedite the adoption of applicable tariff announced by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) together with approval of power purchase agreements (PPAs). more...

Toyata unrest unfair: ASSOCHAM
Thursday, April 03, 2014

The automobile sector, already reeling under difficult time, will have further set-back due to the strike in Toyota Motor, says the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). more...

ASSOCHAM for extending anti-dumping duty on raw silk imports from China till December 2015 to boost domestic production
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Raw silk imports from China have grown at 7% CAGR in past 12 years Batting for domestic silk producers, apex industry body ASSOCHAM today recommended extension of anti-dumping duty on imports of raw silk from China till December 2015 in order to boost India’s raw silk production. more...

RBI had the opportunity to revive growth, says ASSOCHAM
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

While the Reserve Bank has genuine concerns over risks to the CPI inflation which may stem from a possible shortfall in Monsoon and outlook for fiscal policy of the new government, the RBI had the opportunity to give growth a chance to reinvigorate by reducing the policy interest rates and reviving the investor sentiment, ASSOCHAM President Mr Rana Kapoor said. The apprehensions about the inflation rearing its head again may prove to be misplaced. more...