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This year, the FII inflows have already reached $24.48 billion. Of this, FIIs pumped in $6.11 billion, about 25 per cent of the total inflow, in the month of October alone.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee also said a growing gross tax revenue, along with proceeds from spectrum sale and disinvestment would help fill the fiscal deficit.
Forex dealers said weaker Asian currencies against the American dollar, coupled with demand for dollars from importers, weighed down the rupee sentiment.
The Planning Commission has greenlighted foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, despite it being a controversial issue.
The country's export figures shot up to $18.02 billion for the month, while imports grew 26.1 per cent to $27.14 billion, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said.

The World Bank on Thursday approved USD 13 million to modernise the road network of North Indian state Mizoram.

Forex dealers said weaker Asian currencies against the US dollar and demand for the greenback from importers weighed down the Indian currency's sentiment.

The futures traded a record 6,043 contracts, worth $270.61 million, on October 19 - beating the previous high of 5,376 contracts worth $242.83 million.
Fast-moving consumer goods firms are trying to lure customers with localised campaigns and localised items in their product portfolios.
Singh said he's "confident that strong fundamentals of the Indian economy will enable us to achieve our objective of double digit (growth) in the coming years".

The Union home ministry has issued a set of guidelines making it clear that non- technical jobs would be reserved only for Indians.