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Political factors to weigh more on economy, post Gujarat elections: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, December 16, 2017: With conclusion of high stake Gujarat elections and several other major states going to polls in 2018 , Corporate India has to factor in political realities weighing on economic decisions of the government , including in the forthcoming Budget , the last full-fledged of the NDA Government, ASSOCHAM has said, after an internal assessment.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Need special regulatory regime for Public Private Partnerships: Whole Time Member, IBBI

New Delhi, December 15, 2017: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board today sought for special regulatory regime for Public Private Partnerships (PPP), said Dr. Mukulita Vijayawargiya, Whole Time Member, IBBI said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Remove clause in FRDA Bill that has created panic among bank depositors: ASSOCHAM to Govt

New Delhi, December 14, 2017: Government's assurance that depositors' interest in case of a bank going down under would be fully protected should be clearly and unambiguously spelt out in the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDA) Bill and a clause that seeks to treat depositors as other creditors and shareholders for bail- in, must be removed, the ASSOCHAM said today.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ministry hopes RS will clear Motor Vehicles Bill in winter session: Yudhvir Singh Malik

Press Release For Immediate Release Ministry hopes RS will clear Motor Vehicles Bill in winter session: Yudhvir Singh Malik New Delhi, December 13, 2017: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is hoping that the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 will be cleared by the Rajya Sabha during the winter session of Parliament, said Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

India’s container capacity at 12 ports is less than 1/4th of single Chinese port of Shanghai: ASSOCHAM

Bhubaneswar, December 12, 2017: India’s total containerized cargo capacity of 8.75 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) at all its 12 major ports, a key indicator of a country’s integration with global supply chain for value-added manufactured goods, is less than a quarter of containerized goods handled at China’s single port of Shanghai, making it imperative for us to do a fast catching up, an ASSOCHAM comprehensive study on ports has pointed out.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ASSOCHAM for urgent ban or regulation on Bitcoin and ICOs

New Delhi, December 12, 2017: Advocating either policy framework or firm stop, for the Bitcoin which is attracting average 3500 new users/entrants in India alone, ASSOCHAM has stated that Indian start ups are more fascinating by Initial Coin Offering (ICO) route for raising funds, being Bitcoin’s bullish market than capital market, P/E or Venture Capital routes.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Only 20% students from business schools land job offers: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, December 11, 2017: In sync with the demonetisation, lacklustre business sentiment and stalling of new projects have led to drying of job opportunities for b-category business schools which are struggling hard for placement so far with only 20% of students landing with employment offers, making this placement year the most challenging in recent years, reveals the ASSOCHAM latest paper.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Farm woes pronounced amidst bright GDP picture: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, December 9, 2017: If there is one sector which needs the maximum of the government’s attention and the top most priority in the ensuing Budget , it is the agriculture that has seen a major setback in Kharif production , leading to overall laggard growth of the farm sector in the country’s GDP performance for the second quarter of the current fiscal, ASSOCHAM said today.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

NCLT be empowered to grant tax relief on waiver of interest on stressed assets: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, December 7, 2017: The National Company Law Tribunals (NCLTs) should be empowered by law to grant relief on any tax that may be imposed on any waiver of accrued interest with regard to stressed assets referred for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the ASSOCHAM has said in its communication to the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Cut corporate tax; raise exemption limits for salaried employees: ASSOCHAM to FM

New Delhi, December 6, 2017: Making out a strong case for slashing of corporate tax to 25 per cent, the ASSOCHAM President Mr Sandeep Jajodia said in his presentation before Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley tax exemption limits for senior citizens and salaried employees should be also raised substantially for a demand push to the economy.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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