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    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • China's gold imports from Hong Kong drop to eight-month low

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    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • ONGC fourth-quarter net profit drops 20 percent

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    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • G7 finance chiefs discuss growth risks, urge deal on Greece

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    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • Hindalco Q4 net falls over 35 percent to Rs.160 crore

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    IANS - 43 minutes ago
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    ANI - 43 minutes ago
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    ANI - 43 minutes ago
  • Bajaj Electricals posts Rs.46.90 crore net profit in Q4

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    IANS - 44 minutes ago
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    IANS - 50 minutes ago
  • India eyes listing of ONGC's overseas investment arm - source

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    Reuters - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Telangana attracts $500 mn investment

    Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Telangana's Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao on Thursday said he was able to attract $500 million investment to the newly-created state during his recent visit to the United States. During the visit, the state government signed a Memorandum of … More »

    IANS - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
  • Nifty ends lower for fourth day on derivatives expiry

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    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Tata Global Beverages' net profit shrinks by 45.6 percent

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    IANS - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • Sensex provisionally closes 66 points down

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    IANS - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
  • KINFRA, CEL to set up electronics park in Kochi

    Kochi, May 28 (IANS) The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) and Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) will set up an electronics manufacturing cluster near here to give a fillip to the 'Make in India' campaign. CEL is a public sector undertaking under the union ministry … More »

    IANS - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Hindalco fourth-quarter profit misses estimates

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    Reuters - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
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    Reuters - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
  • China markets plunge in record turnover as margin traders take fright

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    Reuters - 2 hours 40 minutes ago
  • Australia iron ore magnate Rinehart weakened by court ruling

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    Reuters - 3 hours ago
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    IANS - 4 hours ago
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    Reuters - 5 hours ago
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    Reuters - 5 hours ago
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    Reuters - 6 hours ago
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    Reuters - 6 hours ago
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    Reuters - 6 hours ago
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    Reuters - 6 hours ago
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    Reuters - 7 hours ago
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    ANI - 7 hours ago
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    Reuters - 9 hours ago
  • Venezuela, Russia's Rosneft agree on $14 billion oil, gas investment

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    Reuters - 10 hours ago
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    Reuters - 11 hours ago
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    Reuters - 12 hours ago
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    Reuters - 13 hours ago
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    Reuters - 14 hours ago
  • Euro ticks up, stocks rise as Greece fights for deal

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    Reuters - 14 hours ago
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    Reuters - 15 hours ago
  • ECB might ease Greek restrictions if aid deal likely - source

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    Reuters - 15 hours ago
  • Gold steadies off two-week low as dollar rally loses steam

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    Reuters - 15 hours ago
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    Reuters - 16 hours ago
  • Buyout group Cinven to buy France's Labco for 1.2 billion euros - source

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    Reuters - 16 hours ago
  • Germany's Schaeuble sees no real progress in Greek debt talks - ARD

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    Reuters - 17 hours ago
  • Godrej Industries net up 23 percent in 2014-15

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    IANS - 18 hours ago
  • EU officials dismiss Greek statement on aid agreement being drafted

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    Reuters - 19 hours ago
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    IANS - 19 hours ago
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    Reuters - 21 hours ago

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