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Petrol price drops by Rs 1.15 a litre

Petrol price drops by Rs 1.15 a litre

On the eve of Diwali, petrol is cheaper by Rs 1.38 per litre from November 1, but diesel is costlier by 56 paise per litre in Delhi. The fuel price variation is because of strengthening of the rupee against the dollar and softer international gasoline rates. This is the second time that petrol prices have fallen in a month, giving consumers a breather.

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Rupee weakness to have minimal impact on Hindalco

Rupee weakness to have minimal impact on Hindalco

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Hindalco Industries said the impact of rupee depreciation on the company's balance sheet would be minimal as it does not have much of foreign currency loan. Addressing shareholders at the companyÂ’s 54th annual general meeting, Birla said the firm has a foreign loan of only $100 million and so the impact of rupee deva

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Banks raise interest on NRI deposits

Banks raise interest on NRI deposits

Some banks raised interest rate on non resident Indian (NRI) deposits in order to attract more dollar into the country. Earlier, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed lenders to offer higher interest rates on NRI accounts to attract dollar and thereby reduce weakness in rupee exchange

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Price of sponge iron set to rise further

Price of sponge iron set to rise further

Rising demand for sponge iron may put upward pressure on the price of the steel-making raw material, reports indicate. Demand for sponge iron has increased after steel companies started using this in a greater quantity in place of steel scrap

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Moily meets Finance Minister, may hike diesel prices

Moily meets Finance Minister, may hike diesel prices

In the backdrop of rupee's fall against dollar and the escalation of Syrian crisis ballooning oil import bill, Union Petroleum Minister Marpadi Veerappa Moily on August 29 met Finance Minister P Chidambaram to discuss possible solutions to the crisis. Sources said that the oil minister discussed with Chidambaram the diesel price hike of Rs 3-4 per litre and cut in duties.

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Rupee weakness puts upward pressure on interest rates

Rupee weakness puts upward pressure on interest rates

Interest rate in India is rising on the back of the steep decline in the value of rupee against the dollar in recent months. Experts feel that the depreciating rupee raises domestic interest rate through three ways. First, in order to discourage speculation in the currency market, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tightens liquidity and raises shor

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RIL, ONGC, Cairn, Oil India beneft from rupee fall

RIL, ONGC, Cairn, Oil India beneft from rupee fall

While the rupee fall against dollar is a bad news to oil and gas consumers in the country, the same is a boost to the earnings of ONGC, Cairn India, Reliance Industries and Oil India. The dollar-linked price of oil and gas has risen about 17 per cent in four months. This is a bad news for oil and gas consumers in the country as they have to pay more for the essential petro products. India imports 80 per cent of crude oil, it processes and pays in dollars.

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Net loss of IOC declines to Rs 30.9 bn in June quarter

Net loss of IOC declines to Rs 30.9 bn in June quarter

During Apr-Jun 2013-14, the net loss of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) declined to Rs 3,093 crore from Rs 22,451 crore in the corresponding quarter previous year. The company managed to reduce its loss as it received compensation for selling fuel below market cost from the government

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Firms look to raise funds from abroad

Firms look to raise funds from abroad

Media reports indicate that several companies, including Reliance Industries (RIL) are taking efforts to raise debt in dollar. Other firms who want to raise dollar funds include Essar Steel, Adani Enterprises and JSW Steel, reports indic

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