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Second-degree burn for oil firms
The move to slash the subsidy on LPG and kerosene to Rs 3,500 crore from Rs 6,300 crore in 2002-03 and the 2 per cent education cess slapped on customs and excise duties is bound to put a higher burden on oil companies. The double whammy comes a ...  | Read.. 
 
Tax breaks spark food unit rush
Palaniappan Chidambaram’s planned investment commission never had it so easy. ...  | Read.. 
 
More powers for tax officers on valuation
The powers of income tax assessing officers are being strengthened through a new section 142A, which will have retrospec ...  | Read.. 
 
SPS to merge group firms
SPS Steel Rolling Mills and SPS Sponge Iron will be brought under one roof to consolidate steel production at the Calcut ...  | Read.. 
 
Shipping sees growth anchor in tonnage tax
The finance ministry has stipulated that shipping companies opting for tonnage tax will have to earmark 20 per cent of t ...  | Read.. 
 
The move to slash the subsidy on LPG and kerosene to Rs 3,500 crore from Rs 6,300 crore in 2002-03 and the 2 per cent education cess slapped on custom ...  | Read
 
 
Infotech army swells, so do the barracks
Infotech majors like Infosys, Wipro and TCS are investing in guest houses and residential campu..  | Read.. 
Finally, end of the road for Contessa
It’s curtains for Contessa — the Hindustan Motor sedan that guzzled enough money and gas to sca..  | Read.. 
 
Seeds of hope for farm deal
India and five key trade powers today said there was some “convergence of ideas” on a global framew..  | Read.. 
 
Foreign funds pat PC for trapeze act
The Union budget appears to have given foreign institutional investors (FIIs) a leg-up...  | Read.. 
 
Banks may help sell old-age savings plan
The Union Budget for 2004-05 proposes to expand the distribution channels for savings products. The..  | Read.. 
 
KPMG to study local mobile hub
The manufacturing committee, set up in association with the ministry of IT, has appointed KPMG to p..  | Read.. 
 
Mahindras gear up for launch flurry
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has developed new models to improve its competitive position ..  | Read.. 
 
Escorts mulls JV in China
Escorts plans to float a joint venture in China to sell and service tractors in collaboration with..  | Read.. 
 
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