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Wednesday, November 07, 2007



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Tata Group is one of India's largest and most respected business conglomerates, with revenues of $14.25 billion, the equivalent of about 2.6 per cent of the country's GDP. Tata companies together employ some 220,000 people. The Tata Group has operations in more than 40 countries across six continents, and its companies export products and services to 140 nations.

The Group was founded by Jamsetji Tata in the last quarter of the 19th century. The Tata Group comprises 91 operating companies in seven business sectors: information systems and communications; engineering; materials; services; energy; consumer products; and chemicals.



•  Tata Consultancy services

•  Tata Housing

•  Tata Teleservices

•  Tata Infotech

  Tata Motors

  Tata Steel

  Tata Tea

  Ratan Tata



The stock market on Tuesday collapsed from the day’s high and even ended 190 points lower in volatile trade on heavy profit sales by investors and a slowdown in FII activity. (Sensex Sheds 190 Points, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Oil price hit $84 a barrel a few days ago, amidst fears that the Kurdish rebel problem would lead to the snapping of Iraq’s supplies. (Are Indian Oil Companies ‘Bidding On The Riskiest Properties’ Overseas?, Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Nov 07, 2007)

Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi — Portrait of a Multi-Faceted Legend of Dravidians: His Life and Times: K.S.R. Publications, No. 5, 3rd Avenue, Indira Nagar, Chennai-600020. Rs. 350. Management Guru Professor Laloo’s Rail: Sunil Jogi . . . (New Arrivals, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), a public sector power transmission utility, has started eyeing global business. It plans to set up a base in Dubai, looking for a share in the West Asian and global transmission consultancy business. (Global Ambitions In Power, Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Nov 06, 2007)

It was a see-saw game between bulls and bears on Monday at the Dalal Street. Bulls tried their best to stay afloat, and that is why at one point of time Sensex witnessed a high of 20,009.35 points. (Sensex Slips 385 Pts, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

Just as thousands of saffron-clad Buddhist monks hit the streets of Rangoon to protest against the military junta, India's oil minister was in the Burmese capital negotiating greater involvement for Indian gas companies. (India's Foreign Policy Pragmatism , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

This valuable book stresses upon nurturing intuitive intelligence for effective leadership in professional management. (Small Steps, Big Gains , Deccan Herald, RAMNATH NARAYANSWAMY, Nov 05, 2007)

Companies have reiterated many times that no other country can provide efficiencies of scale, cost and quality the way India can. (Indian It Cos Grooming Overseas Centres On The Lines At Home, Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

In 1888, Lever Brothers, England exported the first crates of Sunlight soap bars to India, followed by other now famous brands — Lifebuoy, Pears, Lux and Vim. (Fading Of A Pioneer, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

Despite a modest slowdown in the first half of the current fiscal, India’s automobile market continues to attract considerable interest. (Automobile Action , The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Nov 03, 2007)

Given runaway international crude oil prices, India's top energy firms are gearing up massive expansion and exploration plans both at home and abroad. (India's Oil Majors In Global , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

Polaris Software, a leading Indian software company, has launched its new software testing laboratory here that will inject Australian $5 million (US$4.5 million) into the state of New South Wales (NSW). (Polaris Launches Testing Lab In Sydney, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)

Nissan signed a $500 million (£243 million) joint venture with Ashok Leyland yesterday to produce light commercial vehicles in India. (Nissan Signs Pact To Build Presence In India, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

Get ready to shell out more for your direct-to-home (DTH) service if you want to watch the new and upcoming channels. DTH players will charge you extra if you want channels such as Neo Sports, NDTV Good times and Bindaas. (Consumers Will Have To Pay More For New Channels, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

A legacy of political brashness isn’t the only thing UP CM Mayawati wants to bequeath. The grandoise plans, it seems, extend to her architectural vision. (The New Mughal , The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

Sensex breached the 20,000 mark today amidst expectations that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will ease interest rates thereby injecting more liquidity into the economy. (Balle Balle: Bulls Take Sensex To 20k, Make Mukesh Ambani Richest, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

There is déjà vu about the report that the government is preparing to remove the hurdles to the entry of Dow Chemical, which has bought Union Carbide into India in a big way. (Dirty Business, Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Oct 29, 2007)

Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review this week is expected to influence the stock markets in the days ahead and investors are likely to remain in an upbeat mood, analysts said. (Fii Flows, Rbi Stance May Chart Market Movement: Analysts, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)

World's sixth largest steelmaker, Tata Steel on Friday posted 8.11% rise in net profit at Rs 1,190.83 crore for the quarter ended September 30 as compared to Rs 1,101.49 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. (Tata Steel Q2 Net Up 8% At Rs 1,191 Crore, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)

Tata Steel Ltd. reported a rise of 8.11 per cent in net profit at Rs.. 1,190.83 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 against Rs.. 1,101.49 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. (Tata Steel Second Quarter Net Up, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)

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