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Union Budget 2104-15: Financial Sector

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget 2014-15.

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Should Planning Commission be abolished?

No it should not be abolished. Abolishing the Planning Commission would be detrimental to the progress of the country.

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Union Government set 325-billion Dollars Export Target for 2013-14

Union Government announced an export target of 325 billion dollars for the current financial year 2013-14 to support the slowdown in the global markets.

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Polaris Signed a Pact for Strengthening Market Solutions with Pyxis

Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs October 2012. Polaris Financial Technology declared on 17 October 2012 that it had entered into a business purchase agreement with Pyxis for strengthening its capabilities of consulting.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Discussed Economy and Trade Barriers with India

Economy Current Affairs 2012. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Indian Finance Minister P.Chidambaram for the third annual meeting of the India-U.S. Economic and Financial Partnership on 9 October 2012 discussed lowering trade barriers and extending ways to expand capital markets

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RBI signed MoU with Financial Regulators of 9 Countries to promote Sharing of Information

Economy Current Affairs Agust 2012. RBI in July 2012 signed MoU with financial regulators of 9 countries to promote greater co-operation and sharing of supervisory information between the regulators

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India received its First Investment through Qualified Framework Investor Route worth $ 5m

Economy Current Affairs July 2012. Following the deal struck by Kotak Mahindra Bank worth $5 million India received its first investment through the qualified framework investor (QFI) route

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Union Government to liberalise External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) Norms for the Power Sector

Economy Current Affairs 2012. Power sector companies following the liberalisation of ECB norm,s for the power sector will be able to use up to 40% of ECB loans to refinance their rupee debt

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PE Investors in February 2012 encashed Investments worth $826 million in almost 16 Deals

Economy Current Affairs 2012. PE investors in February 2012 offloaded stakes worth $751.45 million across eight open market transactions

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Private Life Insurance Company HDFC Life from India launched its First International Operations

Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2012. HDFC Life, private life insurance company from India launched its first international operations with the opening of its representative office in Dubai

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SEBI unveiled Rules governing Direct Investment in Stocks by Foreign Investors

Economy Current Affairs 2012. Market regulator SEBI unveiled rules for direct investment in stocks by foreign investors, including individuals

Recommended for : current affairs January 2012 , Financial Action Task Force , market regulator , International Organization of Securities Commission , demat account , Indian equity shares

SEBI directed Intermediaries not to Outsource their Core Business Activities

Economy Current Affairs 2011. Market regulator SEBI directed intermediaries not to outsource their core business activities & compliance functions

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Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) launched operations on the National Stock Exchange

Economy Current Affairs 2011. Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) launched operations on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) platform on 28 November 2011

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Indian e-commerce Market Estimated to Grow to $24 billion by 2015 from the Current $6.3 billion

Economy Current Affairs 2011. The number of Indian people transacting online is expected to touch 39 million by 2015

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RBI talked about its Working & Operations and Financial Accounts in Annual Report for 2010-11

Economy Current Affairs August 2011. Reserve Bank of India mentioned its working and operations and its financial accounts in the Annual Report for 2010-11

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Cognizant selected by the U.K. FSA to be Key Supplier of Solutions as part of SOFA

Corporate/Business Current Affairs August 2011.Cognizant was selected by the U.K. FSA to be a key supplier of solutions as part of its Strategic Outsourcing Framework Agreement

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ICICI Securities tied-up with Collins Stewart Hawkpoint of UK

Corporate/Business Current Affairs August 2011. ICICI Securities and Collins Stewart Hawkpoint plc in pact to their business franchises

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Piramal Healthcare to foray into Financial Services Business through Piramal Finance

Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Piramal Healthcare Ltd to foray into the financial services business

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Mahindra Launched its Small Commercial Vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) launched its small commercial vehicle, Gio in the South Indian market on 18 Jan 2010. Gio is designed to carry loads of up to 500 kg within city limits, offers a mileage of about 27 km per litre and is customised for transporting specific products.

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Goldman Sachs to Pay Millions to SEC

Investment bank Goldman Sachs would pay a record fine of $550 million to U.S. market regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). They would have to pay the fine for settling charges related to misrepresentation of facts about a financial product tied to sub-prime mortgages.

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RBI asked for Empowered Committee under FSDC

RBI on date asked the Indian government to empower a committee under the proposed Financial Stability and Development Council, or FSDC to deal with inter-regulatory issues and financial stability. The committee would replace High-Level Coordination Committee on Capital and Financial Markets (HLCCFM).

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SEBI Rejected MCX-SX's Application

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) rejected MCX-SX's application to offer trading in equities, debt, and derivatives on 23 Sept 2010. SEBI also rejected the

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