Confederation Of Indian Industry

  • Modi appoints former McKinsey India chief Adil Zainulbhai as Quality Council of India head 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed former McKinsey India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). An autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, QCI is a joint creation by Indian industry to operate the National Accreditation Structure for conformity...
  • 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. ...
  • 'France exploring investment opportunities in Jharkhand' February 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • Raman Singh promises to resolve investors' grievances January 22, 2014

    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 (CSR),...
  • Three projects that may boost tourism in Jharkhand November 5, 2013

    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 September 9, 2013

    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 on...
  • 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...
  • Rahul Gandhi spoke from the heart, says India Inc April 4, 2013

    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 to...
  • Watch: Experts analyse Rahul Gandhi's CII speech April 4, 2013

    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? April 4, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 what...
  • A billion people can solve a problem in a jiffy: Rahul Gandhi April 4, 2013

    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...
  • Budget evokes mixed response amongst Kerala industrialists February 28, 2013

    Kochi: The Budget presented by Finance Minister P Chidambaram evoked a mixed response amongst the leading industrialists and bankers of Kerala. At least 30 odd industrialists participated in the budget viewing session organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) here. CII (Kerala) Vice-Chairman CJ George said that "given the seriousness...
  • PM's speech on reforms based on hard economics: CII September 22, 2012

    President of the Confederation of Indian Industries Adi Godrej on Friday said that the PM's speech on economic reforms was a balanced one and based on hard economics. ...
  • Bharat Bandh caused Rs 12,500 crore loss: CII September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday estimated the loss caused by Bharat Bandh at Rs 12,500 crore. The industry body said that the strike was disruptive for business and trade in many parts of the country. The NDA and Left Front called nationwide strike draw a huge...
  • India Inc hails Pranab as 'man of all seasons' July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Industry bodies on Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for being elected the President of the country and wished him success in his new responsibility. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said Mukherjee helped steer India out of the economic crisis of 2008-09. "Quite deservedly, Mukherjee has received several national and...
  • India Inc slams Land Acquisition Bill report May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Standing Committee's report on land acquisition has been slammed by India Incorporate. This came after the committee insisted that land acquisition by the government can only be done for infrastructure and social projects and not for private profit. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President Adi Godrej said,...
  • Budget 2012 must curb costs: CII chief March 9, 2012

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Director General, Chandrajit Banerjee, said on Thursday that he will wait and watch how FM Pranab Mukherjee addressed the issue of fiscal consolidation and increased revenues. ...
  • India Inc fumes at holdback on FDI in retail December 8, 2011

    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 retail....
  • FDI in retail good for economy: CII November 26, 2011

    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 was...
  • India Inc confronts slowdown from once-heady growth November 18, 2011

    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 on...
  • Economy to grow by 8.5 per cent: Pranab June 29, 2011

    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' June 28, 2011

    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 June 28, 2011

    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 in...
  • 'India a role model for balanced global growth' June 28, 2011

    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 June 18, 2011

    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 initiative look like? I would call it...
  • Top Indian businessmen keen on Bangladesh SEZ May 10, 2011

    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 February 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the government to rationalise direct taxes which would help consolidate the manufacturing sector, mitigating the effects of the global slowdown, and also facilitate its transition to the next level of growth. "Rationalisation in direct taxes is among the critical policy instruments...
  • India Inc's wishlist: less tax, more reforms July 1, 2009

    Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will have to do a tough balancing act while presenting the Budget on July 6 in view of an unprecedented global meltdown, a slowing economy and ballooning fiscal deficit. Expectations are high that a decisive electoral victory for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will mean...