Indian Companies

  • RBI restores overseas investment limit July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday restored the overseas investment limit of Indian companies to 400 percent of the firm's net worth after the rupee rebounded from last year's record low levels against the dollar. Last August, the RBI cut the overseas investment limit for companies to 100...
  • Afghanistan woos India Inc; to give preference to Indian companies June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Keen on attracting greater funds from India Inc in rebuilding the war-ravaged nation, Afghanistan will accord preferential treatment to Indian investors, a top official said on Tuesday. "Afghanistan has been a recipient of assistance for capacity building, infrastructure, community based business projects and humanitarian assistance from India. We intend to...
  • Indian cos created 50,000 jobs in US: Official October 27, 2012

    Washington: At a time when unemployment is a major issue in the US due to its poor economic status, Indian companies through its massive investments in America have created 50,000 jobs in the country, a top US diplomat said. "Our economic relationship is very much a two way street. Both...
  • American shopaholics tracked on video by India companies October 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Shopping in a US department store? Surveillance cameras may be watching, and not because you might be a shoplifter. In minutes, video of which aisles you visited, what products you picked up and put down, what you bought and the displays that caught your fancy will be sent to...
  • Govt cuts tax on foreign borrowings by Indian firms September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday announced that the Centre had cut tax on external commercial borrowings (ECB) by Indian companies to five per cent from 20 per cent. The reduction in tax will encourage Indian companies to raise funds from overseas markets. The withholding tax liabilities on Indian...
  • 30 pc firms to block social media access by 2014 March 6, 2012

    Bangalore: About 30 per cent of the large organisations will continue to block employees' access to social media sites by 2014, compared to 50 per cent in 2010, according to technology research firm Gartner. The number of organisations blocking access to all social media is dropping by around 10 per cent...
  • H1-B gets costly as Obama signs 9/11 bill January 3, 2011

    Washington: Ignoring India's concerns and veiled warning that it would drag the US to the World Trade Organisation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that would provide free health care to the first responders of the twin-tower terrorist attack in New York in September 2001. Obama took...
  • Outsourcing for Indians could stand to gain in UK October 23, 2010

    London: Faced with crippling debt expected to cross a trillion pounds next year, the government has ordered a cut on public sector spending. The cuts are expected to rise to 81 billion pounds a year in four years. But as the public sector looks to cut costs, high quality and...
  • India Inc may give double-digit pay hike: Hewitt March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: India Inc is expected to dole out the highest salary hike of 10.6 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region this year, riding on strong recovery in the economy and business sentiment, HR consultancy Hewitt Associates said. As per Hewitt's annual Salary Increase Survey 2009-10, the double-digit hike in salaries...
  • 64 pc employers find engineering grads unemployable November 8, 2009

    New Delhi: A major skill gap exists among Indian engineering graduates, making a strong case for the engineering colleges and institutions to focus more on employability and quality, says a survey. According to the survey, jointly carried out by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the...
  • Pay raise coming, India to top Asia salary growth October 21, 2009

    Hong Kong: Companies in Asia are set to offer bigger pay rises next year as the region continues to rebound from global recession, notably in India where base salary levels are poised to jump nearly 10 percent, a survey showed on Wednesday. Salaries in Indonesia and China will also surge, by...
  • Indian firms best in employee satisfaction: Study October 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian companies rank top among global peers in employee satisfaction, reflecting their successful business practices, says a study. The findings are part of a report, ‘Driving Success Through Performance Excellence and Employee Engagement’, by research arm of leading global HR solutions provider Kenexa. The report is based on...
  • Infosys most admired Indian company: WSJ survey August 14, 2009

    New York: IT bellwether Infosys Technologies has been adjudged as most admired Indian company, ahead of Tata Consultancy Services and Bharti Airtel, says a survey. Infosys has topped the list of 10 most admired Indian companies and is followed by IT major TCS at the second position, according to the...
  • Going gets tough, India Inc gets smart and fit July 19, 2009

    Bangalore: A dramatic meltdown after boom years globally has made Indian firms smarter in employee engagement and talent management, which will help it grow faster when recovery begins, predicts a study by global consulting firm Deloitte. "Indian companies across sectors are trying to make the best of tough times and preparing...
  • DLF to RIL, TCS midway: Indian firms in hard times November 25, 2008

    Economists expect India's economy to grow about 7 per cent in 2008/09, slowing from 9 per cent in the fiscal year ending March 2008 as high inflation and the global credit crisis take a toll. Here is a fact-box on some affected sectors and companies. Real estate DLF Ltd, India's top...
  • Indian firms find outsourcing hard June 8, 2007

    Mumbai: The world may be turning to India for its outsourcing needs, but Indian companies don’t have it easy outsourcing to Indian technology providers. One might think Indian companies should have it easy in outsourcing their I-T functions, as India is the technology back office of the world – just...
  • FIIs increases holding in 434 cos in 07 May 18, 2007

    Mumbai: In financial year 2007, foreign institutional investors, FIIs, had increased their holding in 434 companies out of the total 2,341 listed companies whose FII holding in March 2007 was compared to the holding in March 2006. They reduced their holding in 429 companies in FY07 over FY06. FIIs that did...
  • India Inc witnesses big CEO hopping October 22, 2006

    New Delhi: India Inc will witness a big churn of CEOs in the next few years considering the amount of changes it has seen in the past five years, global executive firm EMA Partner International has said. A study done by the firm stated that in the past five years 66...
  • 7 Indian cos in S&P challengers list September 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Giving another boost to the great Indian growth story, seven domestic firms have been named as the emerging global challengers to the world's leading blue chips by the global equity research major Standard and Poor's. Bharat Forge, Siemens India, Chennai Petroleum, UTI Bank, Punjab National Bank, Nicholas Piramal and...