Trade between India and China to cross the $100 bn mark: Study
Diplomatic relations notwithstanding, bilateral trade between India and China is growing more than 50% year-on-year and is slated to cross the $100-billion mark in three years.
Task force to deal with small cos’ issues
The government will soon set up a task force to address funding and labour concerns of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector.
FTA with S'pore to be ruinous: small units
Can the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore be tantamount to an FTA with China, having disastrous consequences to the domestic manufacturing industry?
Lack of quality inputs hurts small metal cos
The small and medium enterprise segment in metals is plagued by several ills, both big and small. Sourcing quality raw material and collecting dues from overseas customers are just a few of them.
Union Budget 2009-'10: Small cos get big tax break
More than 10 mn micro and small enterprise welcome Budget announcement that gave businesses with annual turnover of less than Rs 40 lakh, option of not maintaining their books of a/cs and pay income tax on fixed 8% .
Its time to scale the great wall
Some days back, Chinese President Hu Jintao visited India with a five-point agenda for improving trade and economic relations between the two countries.
Cos ask employees to work from home after Swine Flu outbreak
Small companies can experiment with allowing staff to work out of home and save costs.
SMEs can expect dedicated bourses and easy money
Small and medium companies will be among the largest beneficiaries of the upcoming national manufacturing policy, which will contain several measures to ease flow of funds into the sector.
Taken for a free ride
FTAs with other countries are having an adverse impact on SMEs, mainly due to inverted tariff structures & ambiguity in definitions
Demand slump, fund shortage derail SMEs’ growth plans
The tragedy is that the segment that has been hurt the most is the one that has been the most progressive: SMEs that went for technological upgradation and expansion, joined global supply chains and made inroads in exports during the growth period.
Google new initiative makes website creation as simple as making a PPT: ET Test Check
In an act that Google seems to have got perfect, it has made developing a website as simple as making a Powerpoint presentation.
Exporters turn to domestic market for a fresh lease of life
Exporters already have socially compliant factories and they understand the requirements and service levels that international brands demand.
Give us more credit too, SMEs tell banks
Even as the government is pushing for higher credit availability for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the classification of home loans up to Rs 20 lakh under priority lending may impact credit flow to the sector.
The going gets worse for Tirupur’s textile exporters
The going is not just bad for textile exporters of Tirupur, it’s the worst ever. And official policies have come back to haunt them.
SMEs demand tech tonic to gain energy efficiency
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE) move to make star ratings mandatory from February 2009 has caught micro, small and medium electrical equipment manufacturers napping.
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