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More risks from Brexit than perceived; ASSOCHAM seeks Monitoring Group; early announcement on Rajan’s successor

The risks to global economy and its spin off to India from Brexit are emerging out to be much larger than initially perceived, making it imperative for the Indian government to heighten the watch on the unfolding political-economic scenario in Europe , by setting up a high level monitoring group comprising inter-ministerial and agency representatives, the ASSOCHAM said today.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

More jobs & entrepreneurship opportunities needed to promote women empowerment & achieve gender parity: Study

There is an urgent need to create more jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to promote women empowerment thereby making them economically independent as female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India has fallen significantly by 10 per cent during the last decade, noted a recent ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage Research study.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brexit fall-out: India must build firewalls by domestic reforms, says ASSOCHAM

Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), as decided by its people, has come about as a shocker not only for global financial markets but also the political leaders across the world, throwing a huge amount of uncertainty as to which way the economic winds would blow, ASSOCHAM Secretary General Mr D S Rawat said.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Capping would not be the answer to deal airfares rise: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said, to deal with steep rise in airfares, capping would not be the answer as it would also push the floor prices at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rising tomato price disturbs kitchen budget across metros; tomato puree, ketchup demand rise of up to 40%: survey

Demand for tomato puree and ketchup has shot up by 40 per cent within one month as people have curtailed the use of tomato and prefer dishes which do not require much use of tomatoes, like lady finger or pumpkin etc, according to latest survey done by ASSOCHAM.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

India should be ready with contingency plan on Brexit, says ASSOCHAM

The ‘ Leave’ vote for Britain from the European Union under the ‘Brexit’ referendum scheduled for June 23 would surely unnerve the global financial markets , leaving strong ripples for the Indian markets as well, necessitating a contingency plan by the government and the Reserve Bank of India, an ASSOCHAM Assessment Paper has said.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

No. of yoga practitioners soars by up to 30% across metros in India: Survey

Students, stressed-out young professionals, CEOs and retirees have embraced yoga in large numbers as gymnasiums across metros have seen a spurt in yoga practitioners willing to attain health and toning benefits of this ancient system of exercise and spiritual development, according to an ASSOCHAM survey-cum-analysis.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Companies are adding yoga at workplace to boost productivity: ASSOCHAM survey

Over 53% of the corporate companies are opting for yoga sessions in workplace to boost productivity, reduce sick days, increase mental clarity, combat fatigue, improve memory, fight stress and increase workplace satisfaction, an ASSOCHAM paper coinciding with the “International Yoga Day” (June 21) noted.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

India’s pharma exports may reach $20 bn by 2020: Study

Export of pharmaceutical products from India is likely to cross $14. billion (bn) mark this year and may reach about $20 bn by 2020, thereby registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about eight per cent, according to an ASSOCHAM-TechSci Research joint study.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Job hunters, HR managers converging on social media: ASSOCHAM survey

Social media has emerged as an important route for hiring fresh talent by the corporates which use the micro-blogging sites for background checks as also judging the overall persona of the candidates with maximum of the HR personnel depending on the LinkedIn as a recruitment tool, an ASSOCHAM survey has noted.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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