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LAO MEDIA COVERAGE OF ASEAN INDIA BUSINESS COUNCIL (AIBC) MEETING IN VIENTIANE, LAO PDR

NEWS EXTRACT FROM LAOS NATIONAL TELEVISION NEWS: ASEAN, INDIAN BUSINESSES SEEK WAYS TO PROMOTE TRADE, INVESTMENT — LAO NEWS AGENCY (KPL) The ASEAN India Business Council (AIBC), representing the voice of industry in India and ASEAN, met in Vientiane last week to consolidate the process of mutually beneficial economic engagement between India and the ASEAN… Read more »

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FICCI COMMENTS ON THE PASSAGE OF GST BILL IN THE LOK SABHA

New Delhi, 8 August 2016: “The approval of the Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha today marks crossing of another milestone in the journey towards introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the country. Industry eagerly looks forward to the implementation of this uniform and simplified tax regime. It is expected… Read more »

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PRESS RELEASE: FICCI COMMENTS ON UNION BUDGET 2016-17

PRESS RELEASE: FICCI COMMENTS ON UNION BUDGET 2016-17 A budget for ensuring economic stability through continuous focus on reforms: Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI New Delhi, February 29, 2016:. Commenting on the Union Budget 2016-17, Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI said “Overall the budget proposals are in line with the development priorities of the nation. The… Read more »

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WE WANT INDIA TO REALIZE ITS ECONOMIC POTENTIAL: ARUN JAITLEY

Yesterday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was in Mumbai to participate in the CNN Asia Business Forum 2016 held on the sidelines of the ongoing Make in India Week. In a discussion with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, he spoke on a number of issues like taxation, the Make in India initiative and the government’s economic policies. Zakaria… Read more »

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FICCI ELECTS HARSHAVARDHAN NEOTIA AS PRESIDENT AT 88TH AGM

NEW DELHI: Ambuja Neotia Group chairman Harshavardhan Neotia took over as the president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) at the conclusion of the Chamber’s 88th Annual General Meeting.   Neotia was conferred with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the President of India in 1999 for his outstanding initiative in social housing.   Additionally, Zydus… Read more »

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INDIA’S FINANCE MINISTER CALLS FOR STRONGER BUSINESS TIES WITH SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has called for stronger business ties with Singapore, assuring investors that Asia’s third-largest economy is setting its agenda straight on reforms to provide a conducive taxation and foreign investment climate. India is a land of opportunity in globally challenging times, Mr Jaitley said, as he pitched for foreign investment… Read more »

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INDIA WILL GIVE BETTER RETURNS ON INVESTMENTS: ARUN JAITLEY

Pitching for more foreign investments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said India would give better returns than many other countries and assured that the government is working to expeditiously resolve tax disputes involving three overseas companies. Jaitley, who is here to meet foreign investors and fund houses, emphasised that the government wants to resolve expeditiously… Read more »

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SEA LATAM CONFERENCE: CHAIRMAN’S SPEECH & PRESENTATION

Mr. George Abraham’s speech and presentation at the SEA LATAM Conference held at SGX Centre 1. Mr. Abraham spoke during the first panel which focused on Business Development and Strategies of Emerging Markets.   The compiled presentations of all SEA LATAM conference speakers can be found below; please refer to pages 78 to 86 for Mr. Abraham’s… Read more »

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SICCI RECEIVES PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Mr. George Abraham, on Tuesday, 26 August 2014, received Ambassador Antonio A. Morales for their first meeting since his assumption on 29 May 2014, at the SICCI office in Stanley Street, Singapore. Ambassador Morales was accompanied by Commercial Counsellor Glenn… Read more »

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INDONESIAN CHAMBER READY TO HELP INDIANS INVEST IN INDONESIA

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), alongwith KADIN India Committee, is ready to assist Indian companies expand their presence in Indonesia.  This was stated Tuesday by Didie W. Soewondho, vice chairman of KADIN, welcoming the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) business delegation to Indonesia led by FICCI president Naina… Read more »

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FICCI TO ORGANISE HIGH-POWERED BUSINESS MISSION TO JAKARTA

In a bid to deepen trade and investment relations between India and Indonesia and in step with India’s ‘Look-East’ policy,  FICCI is organising a high-powered business mission on a two-day visit to Jakarta beginning August 25, 2013.   The 24-member FICCI’s CEOs’ Mission is being led by Naina Lal Kidwai, FICCI President and Executive Director… Read more »

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STRING OF WOES IMPEDE SME SECTOR GROWTH IN ASIA PACIFIC

CEBU, Philippines – Industry experts from the Asia-Pacific region including the Philippines identified key challenges faced by small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and outlined possible recommendations to further strengthen the backbone of the economy, highlighting on improved access to finance from banks and financial institutions. These were presented during the SME development council breakout… Read more »

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AMIT MITRA STEPS DOWN AS FICCI SECRETARY GENERAL

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Having won a seat in the West Bengal assembly in the recently concluded state elections, FICCI’s secretary general for 15 years Amit Mitra has resigned from the industry lobby. Mitra, who was with FICCI in various roles since 1994, tendered his resignation on May 16 which the organisation accepted Wednesday…. Read more »

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GEORGE ABRAHAM’S SPEECH AT CIE, STANSFIELD COLLEGE (2003)

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” Willliam E. Henley “I have a dream today” – simple words from a famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Until committed to paper, intentions are like seeds without soil. Pipe dreams, lack substance that gives form and function.  It takes… Read more »