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India’s factory output contracts by 1.2%

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New Delhi, April 12: India’s factory output contracted by (-)1.2 per cent in February, official data showed on Wednesday.

The factory output, as per the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had decelerated by (-) 1.2 per cent during February from a rise of 3.2 per cent reported for January 2017.

The factory output had expanded by 1.9 per cent in the corresponding month of the previous year.

Indices of Industrial Production for Mining , Manufacturing & Electricity sectors for February 2017 stood at 140.6,190.1 & 182.5 respectively.

The cumulative growth for the period April-February 2016-17 over the corresponding period of the previous year was recorded at 0.4 percent.

General Index for February 2017 stands at 182.3, which is 1.2 percent lower as compared to the level in the month of February 2016.

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TCS first Indian company to achieve $100 billion m-cap

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Mumbai, April 2: IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday emerged as the first Indian listed company to cross the $100-billion mark in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap).

Around 11 a.m., the m-cap of the company stood at Rs 675,934.95 crore or $101.60 billion on the BSE.

Shares of the company rose over four per cent to a new high of Rs 3,557 per share.

On Friday, the IT major’s shares rose over seven per cent to Rs 3,419.80 per share, taking its m-cap to over Rs 6.50 lakh crore or around $98 billion — close to the $100 billion mark.

The company’s shares had surged a day after its quarterly results announcement, which reported a net profit for Q4 at Rs 6,925 crore — up 4.6 per cent — from Rs 6,622 crore in the same period in 2017 and up 5.8 per cent sequentially from Rs 6,545 crore a quarter ago.

It also announced 1:1 bonus shares of Re 1 face value to its investors at the end of fiscal 2017-18.

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Key Indian equity indices open on flat note

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Mumbai, April 23: Key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Monday.

Around 9.16 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched up by 14.55 points or 0.14 per cent to trade at 10,578.60 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 34,493.69 points, traded at 34,425.68 points — up 10.10 points or 0.03 per cent from its previous session’s close.

The Sensex has so far touched a high of 34,500.55 points and a low of 34,396.03 points during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was bullish with 432 advances and 322 declines.

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Centre congratulates Bengal for becoming revenue surplus

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Hasmukh Adhia, Finance Seceretary.File Photo

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Central government has congratulated the West Bengal government as the state has become revenue surplus in March, officials said.

In a recent communication to state Chief Secretary Malay De, Union Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said: “As far as West Bengal is concerned, the revenue gap has come down from 33.4 per cent in August to (-) 3 per cent in March. The revenue shortfall in West Bengal has been coming down steadily but there seems to have been a spike of a major gain in March where suddenly your revenue deficit has now become revenue surplus.”

“I would like to congratulate West Bengal for such a performance. We do hope that the trend will continue in future months also,” he wrote.

Adhia also mentioned the performance of Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection is improving with some ups and downs.

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