Confederation Of Indian Industry

  • Honest politics is AAP's economic policy: Kejriwal

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    (Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal spoke at the Confederation of Indian Industry's national council meeting in Delhi on Monday (17 February, 2014). He clarified...

  • 'France exploring investment opportunities in Jharkhand' 10-02-2014 06:51 PM

    The French Consul General in Kolkata, Fabrice Etienne was on a fact-finding mission to explore opportunities for investment in mineral-rich Jharkhand. Etienne, who interacted with members of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Jharkhand council, headed by its Chairman, SK Behra on Monday, will visit the state capital Ranchi, to meet...
  • Raman Singh promises to resolve investors' grievances 22-01-2014 08:58 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has assured investors and entrepreneurs to address their grievances, including problems in approval for electricity, water, land and environment clearance. Singh also advised the industrialists to maintain a good communication with villagers of the areas where they are investing as part of Corporate Social Responsibility...
  • Three projects that may boost tourism in Jharkhand 05-11-2013 12:28 PM

    Jharkhand is set to unveil three projects, including a foodcraft institute in the temple town of Deogarh, to attract tourists to the state. A luxury hotel and a foodcraft institute in the temple town of Deoghar and a rural development project in East Singhbhum district would boost the tourism sector...
  • Using energy efficient technology can cut oil, gas, coal imports: Experts 09-09-2013 11:27 AM

    India should focus on development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in order to cut dependence on oil, gas and coal imports, said experts. "We need to take cognisance of the escalating costs of energy and thereby work towards adopting technologies which will reduce energy consumption and also reduce our dependence...
  • Indian business delegation to visit Qatar next week 05-09-2013 02:26 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Experts analyse Rahul Gandhi's CII speech 04-04-2013 03:14 PM

    Political experts have said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's speech at the CII mentioned nothing about reforms or inflation and was not a strong one. But many also say this was not meant to be a political speech. ...
  • How do you rate Rahul Gandhi's speech at CII? 04-04-2013 01:25 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday raised a strong pitch for inclusive growth, saying Congress was the only party that believes in harmony. Addressing the industry leaders at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Rahul Gandhi highlighted the need to give powers to people saying a beehive is stronger...
  • Becoming PM, getting married are irrelevant questions: Rahul 04-04-2013 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: "These are irrelevant questions. It's all smoke." This was how Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday described speculation about his becoming the Prime Minister and getting married while addressing business barons of the country. "I got press guys asking when you are getting married. Somebody else saying, boss,...
  • One could easily see Modi's fear in Rahul: BJP 04-04-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's address at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) calling him a 'confused leader'. The BJP went on to say the fear of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is clear in Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul should have answered...
  • A billion people can solve a problem in a jiffy: Rahul Gandhi 04-04-2013 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday raised a strong pitch for inclusive growth, saying Congress was the only party that believes in harmony. Addressing the industry leaders at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Rahul Gandhi said the weaker sections, women, backward classes should be taken along...
  • India Inc fumes at holdback on FDI in retail 08-12-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: The government's decision to hold back FDI in retail may have bought peace with the Opposition and certain allies, but voices of disapproval have started coming in from India Inc. Corporate India has given a thumbs down to the Manmohan Singh government for backing down on FDI in...
  • FDI in retail good for economy: CII 26-11-2011 08:04 PM

    Coimbatore: Foreign investment in multi-brand retail would help the overall economy of the country, CII President B Muthuraman on Saturday said. "It is a good move and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) welcomes it. The investments would do good for the overall economy and trigger job creation," Muthuraman, who...
  • India Inc confronts slowdown from once-heady growth 18-11-2011 06:00 PM

    Mumbai: India Inc has lost its swagger. Slowing growth, stubbornly high inflation, rising interest rates, political gridlock, gloom in the West and a sliding rupee have conspired to dampen investor and corporate sentiment in Asia's third-largest economy. Share prices are down 20 per cent for the year, bad loans are...
  • Economy to grow by 8.5 per cent: Pranab 29-06-2011 10:44 AM

    Washington: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the economy will grow by around 8.5 per cent in the current fiscal despite the conscious decision of the Reserve Bank to sacrifice growth to contain inflation. "I am still holding the projection which I had that is 8.5 per cent plus......
  • 'Inflation a major problem for Indian economy' 28-06-2011 11:31 AM

    Washington: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said inflation poses a major challenge to the Indian economy and projected that the rate of inflation is going to be more than 6.5 per cent this year. "There are problems (with the Indian economy) and one of the major problems is inflation,"...
  • No let up in economic reforms: Pranab Mukherjee 28-06-2011 10:32 AM

    Washington: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday strongly refuted observations by US think-tanks, the government and industry that India has gone slow on economic reforms and insisted that a series of reforms are in the process, which will lead to the next round of growth. However, Mukherjee observed that reforms...
  • 'India a role model for balanced global growth' 28-06-2011 10:21 AM

    Washington: India over the years has emerged as a role model for balanced economic growth for countries across the world, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday. "India in some ways is the model for how to produce broad-based economic growth, with a balanced growth in an equitable free...
  • I leave behind a mature leadership: Wim Elfrink 18-06-2011 11:52 AM

    Wim Elfrink Age: 59 Designation: EVP, Emerging Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco Education: BA Engineering and Business Administration, Netherlands Career: Digital Equipment Corp, Hewlett Packard, Rank Xerox and Olivetti before Cisco in 1997 Hobbies: Running. Has run 42 marathons After four and a half years, how does your globalisation...
  • Top Indian businessmen keen on Bangladesh SEZ 10-05-2011 01:03 PM

    Dhaka: Fifty Indian investors, including the Tata, Birla and TVS groups, have sought a special economic zone (SEZ) to be set up in Bangladesh for joint ventures. A visiting business delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday proposed that the Bangladesh government establish a SEZ for them...
  • Rationalise direct taxes: CII to govt 15-02-2010 10:15 AM

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  • Corporates fear AIDS may cost India its manpower edge 13-06-2008 08:58 PM

    Dubai: Just two years after winning it, senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday, was once again nominated for the ICC People's Choice award. Those nominated include Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, South Africa's duo Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis, while England's James Anderson makes up the quintet of nominees. Both...