RBI hikes repo rate by 0.25% to 7.5% Part - 1

Mumbai, Sep 20 (ANI): Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday hiked the key repo rate by 0.25 per cent hereby increasing it to 7.5% from 7.25% with immediate effect. Sep 20, 2013

India reckons revived reforms for failing economy

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): The tapering trends in Indian economy urgently demands deepening of economic reforms so as to stabilise the dwindling economy of the country. India___s Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram stated this while interacting with the mediapersons in New Delhi. Earlier on Wednesday (September 18) the US Federal Reserve announced that it will continue with its monthly $85 billion bond buying programme and wait for more evidence of growth recovery. He also assured that the Indian government is working for the growth recovery and normalisation of the Indian currency. Sep 20, 2013

Turkey alcohol laws threaten wine-making industry

The islanders of Turkey's Bozcaada worry that Prime Minister Erdogan's recent restrictive laws relating to the sale and advertising of alcohol will threaten their livelihood and their centuries-old culture of wine-making. Duration: 01:45 Sep 20, 2013

Leather exporters reap huge profits; quote competitive prices to international buyers

Kanpur, Sep 19 (ANI): Leather exporters in Kanpur earned huge profits in selling their products to European countries as fluctuating Indian Rupee helped them to reap huge profit, while they quoted competitive prices to international buyers. The exporters are working hard to complete their orders from various European nations who are their regular buyers. Factory owners are ensuring that they work around the clock to complete the orders on time and are leaving no stone unturned to strike deals with international buyers. Sep 19, 2013

BSE closes points 663.39 up on September 19

New Delhi, September 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 663.39 points up to stand at 20625.55. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 208.40 points up to stand at 6107.85. YES Bank Ltd. and Indian Bank were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 23.24% and 12.82% along with Reliance Communications Ltd. and Union Bank with an increase of 12.04% and 11.21% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Gitanjali Gems and Wipro with a decrease of 4.68% and 2.14% along with Mphasis and Shriram City University with a decrease of 2.02% and 1.98% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 310.69 points at 11,377.94 while the banking sector is up 809.27 points at 12,701.31 and the realty sector is up 69.53 points at 1,376.72. The Indian currency is up 2.38% at Rs 61.87 per dollar. Sep 19, 2013

Sensex surges over 600 points to 2013 high on US Fed Reserve's move

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): The Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange surged over 600 points after a stop-gap-up start and hit fresh high of 2013, as the U.S. Federal Reserve took a decision to continue with the stimulus programme to boost economic sentiment. All the sectoral indices were in the green with banks, with realty and auto stocks leading the rally on hopes of dovish stance by the Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan at its policy review meet. At 9:35 a.m.; the 30-share index was at 20,509.93, up 547.77 points or 2.74 per cent. It touched a high of 20,567.61 and a low of 20,347.30 in early trade. Sep 19, 2013

The Africans making it big in China

African entrepreneurs are increasingly enticed to southern China by riches made from trading low-cost goods back home via the financial hub of Hong Kong. Duration: 03:12 Sep 19, 2013

BSE closes points 197.81 up on September 18

New Delhi, September 18 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 197.81 points up to stand at 20001.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 49.25 points up to stand at 5899.45. Financial Technologies and YES Bank Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.97% and 5.80% along with Emami Ltd. and Wockhardt Ltd. with an increase of 5.01% and 5.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Muthoot Finance with a decrease of 7.57% and 6.85% along with BHEL and Jet Air India with a decrease of 4.43% and 2.92% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 17.01 points at 11,077.80 while the banking sector is up 210.72 points at 11,920.11 and the realty sector is up 29.71 points at 1,310.92. The Indian currency is up 0.36% at Rs 63.14 per dollar. Sep 18, 2013

Clockwork precision on the Tokyo subway

Tokyo's vast underground rail system might not be the prettiest in the world, but it is the busiest and almost certainly the most efficient. Everyday eight million people are transported around this vast subterranean jungle on a system that runs like a finely crafted Swiss watch. Duration: 01:55 Sep 18, 2013

BSE closes points 66.19 up on September 17

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 66.19 points up to stand at 19808.66. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 9.65 points up to stand at 5,850.20. Sep 17, 2013

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.63, BJP cries foul

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Even as State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) increased the petrol price by Rs 1.63 a litre, excluding state taxes, the BJP on Saturday hit back at the Congress-led UPA Government demanding immediate rollback of the same. Sep 14, 2013

Rangarajan cuts FY14 GDP growth estimate to 5.3 percent

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): India's economy is expected to grow 5.3 percent this fiscal year, sharply lower than an earlier estimate of 6.4 percent but higher than last year, the prime minister's economic advisory panel said on Friday. The revised forecast is roughly in line with projections of the RBI and many private economists, who expect Asia's third-largest economy to grow at around 5 percent, the same level as in 2012-2013. A pick-up in automobile production and exports in August indicated that the manufacturing sector would do better in the second half than the first, said C. Rangarajan, the chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. The advisory council also said that containing the fiscal deficit within the budgeted target of 4.8 percent of gross domestic product could be a challenge. Sep 13, 2013