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  • Tremendous mood swing, positivity on Modi government: Indian CEOs 5 days ago

    Washington: After the formation of the Narendra Modi government, there is a tremendous mood swing and positivity in the country, a visiting delegation of Indian CEOs from CII said describing its maiden budget as visionary. The delegation of Indian CEOs from Confederation of Indian Industry in an interaction with the Washington...
  • Economic Survey presents realistic macro-economic picture: India Inc July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the Economic Survey 2013-14 as a "realistic" assessment of the current picture, India Inc on Wednesday hoped that the Budget will address key issues like infrastructure development and implement measures outlined in the document to revive growth. "The bold reform measures outlined in the Economic Survey need to...
  • CII welcomes government resolve to liberalise FDI in defence June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming the government's resolve to liberalise FDI in the defence sector, CII on Tuesday said that the proposed move will create more opportunities within India by helping create jobs and boost manufacturing sector growth. The industry chamber pointed out that a meager $4.8 million worth of foreign direct...
  • Arun Jaitley begins consultations for his maiden national budget June 5, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday began consultations with various stakeholders ahead of the final national budget to be presented next month, in the first such exercise both for him and the Narendra Modi government. The finance minister first met with representatives of the farm sector, including noted agriculture scientist and...
  • Best of Open Mike: CII and Bastar chaupals May 8, 2014

    Ahead of the final leg of Lok Sabha polls, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits CII in New Delhi and takes the views of corporates on the candidature of Narendra Modi. In Chhattisgarh, she visits Bastar to get a sense of whether the locals consider voting to be pivotal. ...
  • Open Mike: Does the relationship between business and politics need to be made more transparent? April 23, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of corporate citizens on the forthcoming elections. ...
  • Clay Craft offers 20 per cent discount to buyers who will vote April 16, 2014

    Fine bone-China and ceramic tableware manufacture Clay Craft has announced a discount of 20 per cent on its products for those customers who would cast their votes. "To encourage the voting among youths, the initiative was taken. The discount of 20 per cent on retail outlets in Jaipur will be available from...
  • Cost of credit biggest worry for CEOs: CII February 23, 2014

    Corporate honchos have cited cost of credit as their biggest concern impeding economic growth and investments, even as a majority of them said the interim budget would help increase overall demand within next six months, a poll of industry leaders by CII has said. An overwhelming 74 per cent of respondents...
  • Transparency rubbishes AAP's claim of reduced corruption in Delhi February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders had cited a Transparency International report to claim that corruption had come down in Delhi during his tenure. But the global anti-corruption organisation has denied Aam Aadmi Party's claims that corruption had come down during Kejriwal's 49-day tenure. On Monday...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Politicians shouldn't become a roadblock for business: Arvind Kejriwal February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called for a 'corruption-free' environment for businessman in India. Speaking at CII, Kejriwal said AAP's policy is honest politics. "Every party talks about development, but can there be any development with corruption," Kejriwal asked. He alleged that out fear, no one...
  • Posco project will inspire South Korean firms to invest in India, says President Park Guen-hye January 17, 2014

    The success of Posco's $12 billion steel project in Odisha will inspire and determine investments by other major Korean firms in India, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Friday. Addressing a business meeting in Seoul, Park, who is on a four-day state visit here, hoped that the Posco plant would...
  • Government planning higher dose of diesel prices January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is planning a higher dose of diesel prices to cut the fuel subsidy bill, Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae said in New Delhi on Thursday. "We are circulating the Kirit Parikh report for inter-ministerial consultation. The suggestions for higher dose of diesel price would be part of it,"...
  • CII Business Outlook shows signs of economic turnaround December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Indicating signs of economic revival, the CII Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose sharply to 54.9 during the October-December period of 2013-14 fiscal, from 45.7 in the previous quarter. "With positive signals emanating from the global economy, which finds a resonance in our improved export performance and is causing our...
  • CII calls for addressing food security issue at Bali meet December 1, 2013

    The outcome of the WTO meet at Bali without addressing the concerns of developing countries including India on issues like food security plan would erode the credibility of the multi-lateral body, industry body CII said on Sunday. "Any outcome sans a good development package, including adequate safeguards for developing countries to...
  • Ratan Tata is Sachin Tendulkar of corporate India: Chidambaram November 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Praising industrialist Ratan Tata, Finance Minister P Chidambaram described him as the Sachin Tendulkar of corporate India. Chidambaram was speaking after honouring the Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Group with the first CII President's award for his contributions to industry and society. With a large gathering of corporate leaders in...
  • Ghana president John Dramani Mahama to visit India November 4, 2013

    Ghana President John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to India Nov 10-13, the external affairs ministry said on Monday. The president will be accompanied by Ghana's ministers of foreign affairs, finance and economic planning, trade and industry and information and media relations besides senior government officials. He will hold discussions...
  • Home, auto loans to be costlier as RBI hikes policy rate October 29, 2013

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday hiked a key policy interest rate by 0.25 per cent in less than two months to curb inflation, but eased some rupee support measures. The move would make home, auto and other loans costlier. In its second quarter review of the monetary policy...
  • India-Pakistan business meet to be held in Delhi next week: Salman Bashir October 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: The second meeting of the India-Pakistan business council will be held in Delhi next week, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir said in Hyderabad on Monday. Interacting with a group of business leaders at a meet organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bashir said the council had...
  • Pak clerics against death to false accuser under blasphemy law September 20, 2013

    Pakistan's top clerics have struck down a proposal for awarding death sentence to people making false accusations under the controversial blasphemy law. A meeting of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) witnessed serious ideological differences between the hardliners and the moderates over the proposal to award the same punishment to a...
  • Navy to induct 4-5 warships every year: Vice chief September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian navy plans to induct 4-5 warships every year in the coming decade, Vice Chief of Naval Staff RK Dhowan said on Monday. Vice Admiral Dhowan was speaking at the curtain raiser ceremony of the first naval and maritime exposition and conference being organised by industry body CII from...
  • Indian business delegation to visit Qatar next week September 5, 2013

    Dubai: A high-level Indian business delegation will visit Qatar next week aimed at expanding business ties with the Gulf country. The 14-member delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will visit Qatar's capital Doha from September 8 to 10. It will be led by K K M Kutty, Chairman of CII's...
  • Next few months difficult for economy: CII President August 30, 2013

    CII President Kris Gopalakrishnan has said that even as the government is taking steps to overcome the economic crisis, the next few months will be uncertain for the investors due to the coming elections. ...
  • Water scarcity biggest challenge for Delhi, says Sheila Dikshit August 26, 2013

    Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing the national capital and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps to address the issue are not taken. Speaking at an event organised by industry chamber CII, Dikshit noted that...
  • Delhi's Thyagraj Stadium is country's first green stadium August 16, 2013

    Thyagraj Stadium, built by Delhi Government ahead of the Commonwealth Games, on Friday earned the unique distinction of being the first green stadium in the country. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Friday given the CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) gold rating certificate for construction of the "green stadium" at...
  • Take measures to improve stability: CII August 16, 2013

    CII Director General, Chandrajit Banerjee, said there was urgent need for stability and called the government to addres the concerns of the people. "There are two issues - one is short term and one long term. This is a big concern, it will affect our economy. We are discussing on...
  • AP govt assures protection to industry interests in Telangana August 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: Seeking to allay apprehensions of the industry in the wake of the decision to carve Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh, the state government assured protection to business interests. Major Industries Minister J Geeta Reddy held a meeting with the representatives of CII, FICCI and FAPCCI on Monday and assured them...
  • Sharad Pawar not in favour of onion export ban July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid rising onion prices hurting consumers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that he is not in favour of a ban on onion exports, saying that such a move will hit India's image as a global supplier of farm produce. The Minister said that the rise in onion...
  • UK minister to lead health business delegation to Chennai May 7, 2013

    Chennai: A 26-member British business delegation, led by Kenneth Clarke, cabinet minister and the prime minister's trade envoy, will visit Tamil Nadu this week to promote healthcare partnership with the state. In a statement issued here, the British High Commission said Clarke is expected to meet Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa...
  • We are willing to invite Modi for interaction: CII President April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: After hosting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi early in April, CII on Sunday said the chamber is willing to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for interaction. "We have worked with Modi in the 'Vibrant Gujarat' meet. CII was one of the sponsors. So, we will," CII President Kris Gopalakrishnan...