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Retail Inflation For Industrial Workers Eases To 6.91% In August

Retail inflation for industrial workers saw a decrease to 6.91 per cent in August from 7.54 per cent in July this year, primarily driven by lower prices of certain food items. According to a statement from the Labour Bureau, “Year-on-year inflation for August was at 6.91 per cent, compared to 7.54 per cent the previous […]

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Illicit Trade Casts Shadow On India’s Progress Towards Achieving $5 Tn Economy: Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said that the surge in illicit trade is a troubling consequence of globalisation which casts a shadow on the country’s progress toward achieving a 5 trillion-dollar economy. Addressing the 9th edition of FICCI CASCADE’s ‘MASCRADE 2023’, Anurag Thakur said, “Illicit trade, whether conducted through activities like smuggling, counterfeiting, or […]

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National News

India’s Core Sector Industries Grow By 12.1% In August 2023

The output of India’s eight core sector industries increased by 12.1 per cent (provisional) on a yearly basis in August 2023. The production of all eight core industries — cement, coal, crude oil, electricity, fertilizers, natural gas, refinery products and steel — recorded positive growth in August over the corresponding month of last year, according […]

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India To Implement 28% GST On Online Gaming From 1 October

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) Chairman, Sanjay Agarwal, has announced that India is prepared to implement a 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate on online gaming starting from 1 October. This move comes with the consensus of all Indian states and follows the recent passage of amendments to […]

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Surge In Global Coffee Consumption Outpaces Production

The global coffee industry has seen remarkable expansion in recent years, with growing demand for coffee surging by 28.6 million kilogram bags, far exceeding production, Vanusia Nogueira, Executive Director, International Coffee Organisation told BW Retail World. In the past three years, coffee production and consumption have surged, leading to a deficit in the market, she […]

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UAE Bans Fresh Meat Imports From Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has imposed a ban on fresh meat imports from Pakistan via sea route after fungus was found on meat, according to ARY News. A restriction was imposed when fungus was discovered on meat sent from Karachi to the UAE by a firm. The restriction will be in effect until October […]

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India’s Trade Deficit Widens To $24.16 Bn In August, Beating Expectations

India’s merchandise trade deficit in August was wider than expected and stood at USD 24.16 billion, according to a Reuters calculation based on export and import data released by the government on Friday. Economists expected the August trade deficit to be at USD 21 billion, according to a Reuters poll. India’s merchandise exports stood at […]

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Ashok Leyland To Set Up Electric Bus Manufacturing Unit In Uttar Pradesh

Leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland will set up an electric bus manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between Ashok Leyland and the Uttar Pradesh government at a programme organised in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday. Under the MoU, Ashok Leyland will […]

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Companies News

Apple Shares Tumble 4% On Reports of China iPhone Ban

Apple saw its shares tumble by nearly 4 per cent on Thursday, marking its most substantial one-day drop in over a month. The catalyst for this sharp decline was the emergence of reports indicating that China had extended restrictions on the use of iPhones by government personnel. The move sent shockwaves through the tech industry […]

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National News

GST Collection In August 2023 Crosses Rs 1.5 Lakh Cr, Up 11% YoY

The gross Goods and Services Tax revenue collected in the month of August was Rs 159,069 crore, official data from the Ministry of Finance showed on Friday. The monthly revenue is 11 per cent higher than the collection the same month the previous year. Of the total collection, CGST was Rs 28,328 crore, SGST was […]

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