India Inc

  • Narendra Modi supports crony capitalism, says Chidambaram 13-04-2014 08:40 AM

    The Congress continues to target BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Finance Minister P Chidambaram has now said that the former supports crony capitalism. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Chidambaram also hit out at India Inc for calling business leaders fickle. ...
  • India Inc wants BJP to reconsider stand on FDI in retail 07-04-2014 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Dismayed by the BJP's decision to say no to FDI in multi-brand retail in its election manifesto, India Inc has urged the party to reconsider its stand, saying the move may send a wrong signal to overseas investors. However, industry bodies have welcomed other promises made in the...
  • India Inc eyes poll booster to create 2 million new jobs 06-04-2014 01:37 PM

    The upcoming general elections are set to play a key role in the job market, with HR experts pinning their hopes on a stable government to help create over two million new jobs and boost hiring activities by 30-40 per cent this year. As per estimates of various human resource...
  • LS polls: India Inc joins pitch to spread election fever 04-04-2014 04:51 PM

    As poll fever grips the nation, corporate biggies like Tatas, Birlas, Hero and Infosys have launched special initiatives to enthuse their own staff and general public to vote and some of them are even promising gifts and other incentives for their employees who vote. Besides, many companies have either declared...
  • RBI likely to maintain status quo in monetary policy on Tuesday 31-03-2014 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank will come out with annual monetary policy on Tuesday amid expectations that it will maintain status quo because retail inflation, especially in food items, is yet to show definite signs of moderation. "It would be quite a tough call for the RBI in the given...
  • Congress's poll manifesto a forward looking document: India Inc 26-03-2014 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the Congress poll manifesto as forward looking document, India Inc on Wednesday said initiatives promised by the party with regard to health, pensions and housing will go a long way to support inclusive growth. "The manifesto has pledged to restore India to 8 per cent plus growth...
  • Modi woos India Inc, vounches for IT, social media 14-02-2014 11:25 AM

    Ahmedabad: In a bid to woo India Inc ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday addressed corporates at NASSCOM through video conference. In his 30-minute speech, Modi stressed on the importance of social media and how he's inspired by it. Modi said, "For...
  • India Inc gives thumbs up to Rail Budget 12-02-2014 05:19 PM

    India Inc on Wednesday said the government's focus on modernisation and expansion of the country's vast rail network without touching passenger fares and freight rates was a step in the right direction. Expressing happiness on no populist measures being incorporated in the budget, PHD Chamber of Commerce President Sharad Jaipuria...
  • Modi's pitch for industry leaders, to meet 400 CEOs today 17-01-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: Strengthening his pitch to India Inc, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address hundreds of CEOs in Delhi on Friday. Modi is scheduled to speak at the Cyber Media ICT Business Awards which would be attended by nearly 400 industry leaders. The BJP prime ministerial candidate will also...
  • Rate hike to hit already subdued investments, growth: India Inc 29-10-2013 05:08 PM

    Hike in the key interest rate by RBI on Tuesday will hit the already weak investment momentum and impact India's economic growth, India Inc said. "This has disappointed the industry especially as the investment climate continues to be weak and growth outlook remains muted as a high interest rate regime...
  • Coalgate: Has CBI FIR led to trust deficit between India Inc and the govt? 22-10-2013 12:46 AM

    The CBI will file a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on its investigations in coal blocks allocation scam. The FIR against Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam has possibly led to a trust deficit...
  • India Inc needs to be sensitive to larger social issues, stresses Jairam Ramesh 22-09-2013 01:08 PM

    India Inc must be "sensitive" to larger social issues that will be addressed in the new Land Acquisition Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday, adding it cannot "blindly expect" the country to become a Singapore. Ramesh, the Rural Development Minister, said the industry's concerns over the landmark legislation...
  • India Inc disappointed by hike in repo rate by RBI 20-09-2013 02:36 PM

    Expressing disappointment over the hike in repo rate by the RBI, India Inc on Friday said a rate cut by the bank would have helped ameliorate sentiments as businesses are "reeling" under a tight liquidity crunch due to high cost of capital. "High interest rate has been identified as a...
  • Shape up, or we'll ship out: India Inc to policymakers 09-09-2013 02:08 PM

    After the rapid slide in the rupee this year, the message from the country's corporate titans to the government is clear: shape up and fix the problems or more companies will expand their business abroad and deprive the economy of investment. Many, such as entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, are already doing...
  • India Inc hails relaxation in multi-brand retail norms 02-08-2013 12:31 AM

    New Delhi: Hailing government's announcement to relax investment norms in multi-brand retail and raising FDI caps in several sectors, India Inc on Thursday said reforms were "much-needed" and will boost the confidence of foreign investors which will help in reviving the economy. "These reforms were much-needed," industry chamber CII said....
  • RBI keeps key rates unchanged: India Inc expresses disappointment 30-07-2013 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over the RBI's move for not cutting the key policy rates, India Inc on Tuesday asked the government to take immediate actions to revive growth and boost investments. "We are disappointed. The RBI has also cut down the GDP forecast for FY'14 to 5.5 per cent,...
  • Why a resurgent american economy matters for India Inc 06-05-2013 11:55 PM

    Fall in Canada is splendid. Around September to early October, for a couple of weeks every year, the changing leaf colours attract thousands of visitors. Two years ago, Dow India chairman Vipul Shah and his wife decided to take a trip to see the sight. There is this one train...
  • India Inc seeks rate cut by RBI to boost economy 12-04-2013 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over poor industrial performance, India Inc on Friday pressed for rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to boost production and further revive the economic growth. Industry chamber FICCI said the RBI should intervene and cut interest rates. "The IIP data for February calls...
  • Narendra Modi sounds election bugle ahead of 2014 06-04-2013 11:05 PM

    Narender Modi took on Rahul Gandhi for his recent speech to India Inc and sounded the election bugle ahead of 2014 with his party president Rajnath Singh saying Modi will prove to be 'Yamraj' who will bring down the Congress. ...
  • Rahul has a vision, says Cong while BJP claims Modi offers India more 05-04-2013 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP are battling over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's address to India Inc. While the Congress said that he has given people hope, the BJP said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi offers much more to the people of India. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 04-04-2013 11:58 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Rahul Gandhi's idea of India in conflict with that of Narendra Modi? 04-04-2013 11:52 PM

    Rahul Gandhi clearly expressed his disinterest in the race even as Narendra Modi said he was being urged by people to repay his debt to India. ...
  • The Last Word: Was Rahul Gandhi's CII speech an eye-opener or old cliches? 04-04-2013 10:58 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pitched hard to India Inc at Confederation of Indian Industries in the national capital and unveiled his vision of inclusive development, seeking partnership with the corporate sector but made it abundantly clear that he was not in the race for the Prime Minister's post. ...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi's vision for inclusive growth 04-04-2013 10:13 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pitched hard to India Inc at Confederation of Indian Industries in the national capital and unveiled his vision of inclusive development, seeking partnership with the corporate sector but made it abundantly clear that he was not in the race for the Prime Minister's post. ...
  • My becoming PM irrelevant, says Rahul even as Modi pitches for post 04-04-2013 09:56 PM

    New Delhi: It was a day rarely seen in Indian politics when top leaders of the country's main parties took to the stage in a bid to woo corporate India. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pitched hard to India Inc at Confederation of Indian Industries in the national capital and...
  • Rahul takes India Inc on board on route to 2014: AK Bhattacharya 04-04-2013 07:06 PM

    Rahul Gandhi's address at CII, aimed at the captains of Indian industry, did not touch upon specific policy measures that may benefit the industry but instead charted out his broader vision of an India where growth and prosperity are inclusive. How much will it assuage the worries of the industry...
  • Critics dub Rahul's 'beehive' speech as vague, rambling 04-04-2013 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and a 'contender' for prime minister in 2014, on Thursday offered a broad vision of 21st century India in his first major speech to business leaders that critics called vague and rambling. Addressing a gathering of Indian business tycoons in New...
  • Rahul Gandhi spoke from the heart, says India Inc 04-04-2013 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: India Inc on Thursday was impressed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's maiden interaction with corporate leaders saying he came across as a sincere leader and this can form the basis for future engagement with the industry. "It was a very good speech. His ideas are brilliant. Industry has...