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Indian Oil clinches $3bn Iran gas deal
State-run Indian Oil Corporation has clinched a $3-billion deal to develop a gas block in the gigantic South Pars gas field of Iran and sell LNG from it, making it the oil titan's largest overseas investment. ...  | Read.. 
 
Markets savour SBI figures
State Bank of India (SBI) today leapt on bourses, lifted by investors raving about its performance after its second-quarter ...  | Read.. 
 
BoI pays 3% for a week
Bank of India (BoI) will offer 3 per cent on money kept for 7-14 days, the first to come through on a Reserve Bank announcem ...  | Read.. 
 
More petro duty cuts ruled out
North Block remains dead set against any further duty cuts, despite strong political pressures in its favour. ...  | Read.. 
 
Hutch revamp cleared
Finance minister P. Chidambaram today cleared 57 foreign investment proposals worth Rs 633.98 crore, including Hutchison Tel ...  | Read.. 
 
Harpreet Singh of Centurion Bank and Bajaj Allianz CEO Sam Ghosh in Calcutta on Monday. Picture by Kishor Roy Chowdhury
 
 
Plan for auto spares park gathers speed
The government is considering a proposal to create three auto component parks in north, west and so..  | Read.. 
VSNL to buy Tyco arm for Rs 600 crore
Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) will acquire Tyco Global Network, a US major with a newly laid 60,000-k..  | Read.. 
 
Excise disclosures
The government today said it was amending the central excise laws to make it mandatory for manufact..  | Read.. 
 
Stage set for deposit rate hike
Several banks are likely to raise short-term deposit rates by quarter to half per cent soon in ..  | Read.. 
 
Centurion bonds on anvil
Centurion Bank will issue bonds to raise its tier-II capital by Rs 50 crore and achieve a capit..  | Read.. 
 
New SIM card adds glitter to AirTel
AirTel will launch a 64K subscriber identification module (SIM) card, branded as AirTel Gold, f..  | Read.. 
 
Honeywell to hire more
Honeywell India, a fully-owned subsidiary of the $23-billion Honeywell International, has decid..  | Read.. 
 
Boom awaits mobile gaming industry
The mobile gaming industry is expected to grow at least 10 times in the next three to four year..  | Read.. 
 
India to join global auditors' league
The government's efforts to spruce up its accounting standards will receive a shot in the arm w..  | Read.. 
 
Air Deccan to operate more flights
Low-cost carrier Air Deccan would increase the number of flights instead of raising fares in order ..  | Read.. 
 
Mutuals now in buying mood
Mutual funds broke their month-long selling spree and bought heavily in the last week of Octobe..  | Read.. 
 
Centre to allow 100% FDI in biotech parks
The government is likely to introduce a bill to allow 100 per cent FDI in bio-technology parks,..  | Read.. 
 
Varun Ship charts vessel-buying plan
Varun Shipping Company Limited is yet to finalise the debt portion of the $70-million investment to..  | Read.. 
 
Parent to own Timex local arm
Timex Watches BV is planning to make Timex Watches India a wholly-owned subsidiary. The Netherlands..  | Read.. 
 
Oracle wants to spruce up local operations
It is a wake-up call for Oracle India. It has fallen behind counterparts in China and Australia..  | Read.. 
 
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PeopleSoft bid sweetened
Oracle Corp on Monday raised its hostile takeover offer for rival software company PeopleSoft Inc b..  | Read.. 
 
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