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Revise specific duties on textiles: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India's Economic Survey for 2008-09, tabled in parliament Thursday, called for revising specific custom duties on the textiles sector to ensure that they match ad valorem tax rates.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 4:38:54 PM

New pension system to be offered to more segments
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction over pension sector reforms, the government in its Economic Survey 2008-09 has said the new pension system (NPS) will be offered to more segments.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 4:35:58 PM

Infrastructure investment target difficult to meet: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Owing to a shortage of long-term finance, it is difficult to achieve the investment target set for the infrastructure sector for the 11th Five-Year Plan period, India's Economic Survey for 2008-09 released here Thursday said.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 4:28:09 PM

Climate change costs India over 2.6 percent of GDP: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India is now spending over 2.6 percent of its gross domestic product to adapt to climate change, says the country's annual Economic Survey, tabled in parliament Thursday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 4:14:44 PM

Economic Survey calls for banking, market liberalisation
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Economic Survey for 2008-09 tabled Thursday has called for banking and financial market reforms, including increasing foreign investment in banks in a phased manner and lifting of ban on commodity futures.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 4:14:28 PM

Bangaloreans resent fuel price hike
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The residents of Bangalore have expressed widespread resentment over the fuel price hike announced Wednesday which, they feel, would result in increase in prices of other essential products and services.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 4:13:42 PM

Over one lakh more seats allocated to foreign airlines
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The government allocated 105,298 additional seats per week to foreign carriers on a reciprocal basis last year and would continue doing so this fiscal to enable greater connectivity, the Economic Survey for 2008-09 released Thursday said.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 3:49:02 PM

Sensex closes marginally lower
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equities markets closed marginally in the red Thursday, dipping 22 points from its last closing figure.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 3:48:36 PM

Exports outlook for 2009 not encouraging: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Indian exports could continue to remain subdued this year amid a dismal outlook for the trade sector and world trade volume output set to decline by 11 percent, the Economic Survey for 2008-09 released by the government Thursday said.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 3:27:20 PM

Economic Survey calls for new investment environment
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After the high growth cycle that followed the economic reforms of 1990s, India should now bring in sweeping changes in its investment climate for the next stage of growth, the Economic Survey for 2008-09 released here Thursday said.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 3:27:10 PM

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