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New Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) Following are the top business stories at 1930 hours: DEL25 BIZ- 2NDLD-PM-MARITIME SUMMIT PM says $82 bn being invested in ports, invites global firms to be part of India's growth trajectory New Delhi: India will invest USD 82 billion in port projects by 2035, raise share of clean renewable energy source in maritime sector, develop waterways, augment seaplane services and boost tourism around lighthouses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday urging global players to make India a 'preferred investment destination'.

DEL46 BIZ-LD TRADE Exports dip marginally in Feb; trade deficit widens to USD 12.88 bn New Delhi: After recording positive growth for two months in a row, India's exports dipped marginally by 0.25 per cent to USD 27.67 billion in February and trade deficit widened to USD 12.88 billion, according to preliminary data released by the government on Tuesday.

DEL43 BIZ-LD-STOCKS Sensex rises for 2nd day on gains in IT, auto shares, reclaims 50,000-level Mumbai: Benchmark BSE Sensex spurted by 447 points to close above the psychological 50,000-mark on Tuesday following hectic buying in auto and IT counters amid positive domestic and global cues.

DCM60 BIZ-TELECOM-SPECTRUM-AUCTION Spectrum auction ends with Rs 77,815 cr bids; Jio top buyer with Rs 57,122 cr New Delhi: India's first auction of telecom spectrum in five years ended on Tuesday with Rs 77,814.80 crore of airwaves being bought, mostly by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio.

DEL48 BIZ-LD-RUPEE Rupee rises by 18 paise to 73.37; ends 3-day losing streak Mumbai: The rupee rose by 18 paise to close at 73.37 against the US dollar on Tuesday, ending its three-day losing streak on the back of gains in domestic equities amid improving risk appetite.

DEL31 BIZ-GOLD-PRICE Gold tumbles Rs 679, silver crashes Rs 1,847 New Delhi: Gold prices on Tuesday tumbled Rs 679 to Rs 44,760 per 10 grams in the national capital, due to bleak international market trend and rupee appreciation, according to HDFC Securities.

DCM14 BIZ-BILLIONAIRES India adds 40 billionaires in pandemic year; Adani, Ambani see rise in wealth: Report Mumbai: Forty Indians entered the billionaires' club in the pandemic-stricken 2020 to take the number of those in the coveted list to 177 people, a report said on Tuesday. PTI SHW SHW