【ニューデリー】Steel Authority of India Ltd(SAIL)／Tata Steel Ltd(TSL)／Essar Steel Ltd(ESL)／Bhushan Steel Ltd(BSL)／JSW Steel Ltd(JSL)等の主要鉄鋼メーカーは、国内需要の増大に乗じ、鋼材価格をトン当たり最大２０００ルピー引き上げた。（...続きを読む）
◆Steel cos hike prices by Rs 2,000 a tonne
【New Delhi】Leading steel producers Steel Authority of India Ltd , Tata Steel, Essar, Bhushan and JSW have hiked prices of their products by up to Rs 2,000 a tonne on rise in demand in the domestic market.
【ニューデリー】Maruti Suzuki India(MSI)、Hyundai Motor India(HMI)、Mahindra & Mahindra(M&M)、General Motors India(GMI)等の主要乗用車メーカーは何れも１２月の月間販売台数が二桁成長を遂げたと報告した。正式な統計数字はまだ出ていないが、業界は１２月の月間販売台数が１１月に次ぐ今会計年度２番目の高成長を遂げたと見ている。これまでに発表された数字からすれば、２００９年１２月の乗用車輌(passenger vehicle)の国内販売台数は１１万９９３０台と、前年同月の８万４０２台に比べ４９％の成長を記録した。（...続きを読む）
◆Domestic passenger vehicle sales grow 49% in December
【New Delhi】Car manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra and General Motors reported high double-digit sales growth in December. The industry sees second-highest monthly growth after November. Domestic passenger vehicle sales for December 2009 grew 49 per cent to 119,930 units.
◆Nov exports up 18.2%, the first rise after 13 months
【New Delhi】India's foreign trade scenario presents an incipient sign of improvement. The country's exports registered a relatively robust 18.2 per cent growth in November, the first rise after 13 straight months of decline. Imports too dipped to just 2.6% during the month, the least in the last 11 months.
【New Delhi】The growth of the six core infrastructure industries recorded a 5.3 per cent during November against the 3.8 per cent, 4.5 per cent and 6.5 per cent levels of the preceding three months and the 0.8 per cent for November 2008.
【ニューデリー】昨年１１月にインドに流入した外国直接投資(FDI:Foreign Direct Investment)は１７億４０００万米ドルと、前年同月の１０億８０００万米ドルに比べ６０％増加した。（...続きを読む）
◆FDI inflows grow 60% in Nov at $1.74 b
【New Delhi】Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into India recorded $1.74 billion in November 2009, as against $1.08 billion received during the same month in 2008, registering a growth of 60 per cent.
【New Delhi】Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), rose to 19.83 per cent for the week ended December 19, more than double the annual increase of 9.38 per cent seen on the same date last year as items such as potatoes, pulses and other vegetables showed a big surge in price levels.
【New Delhi】Steel consumption rose by 7.7% to 40.98 million tonne during April-December 2009 over the same period a year ago at 38.04 million tonne on strong demand from automobile, infrastructure and consumer durables sectors.
【ニューデリー】鉄鋼省が公共民間両部門鉄鋼メーカーの突然の値上げがインフレに拍車をかける恐れがあるとの懸念を表明する中、国営鉄鋼会社Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL)は７日、近く一部の製品を値下げする可能性を示唆した。（...続きを読む）
◆SAIL may slash steel prices
【New Delhi】State-run steel maker Steel Authority of India Limited on January 7 said it may cut prices of some of its products in near future after the reports of concerns being expressed by the Ministry of Steel that sudden hike in steel prices in the public and private sectors could lead to spurt in inflationary pressures.
【Mumbai】In what seems to signal a rebound in realty fund activity in India after a lull in the last 12 months, the country's real estate sector is expected to see fresh investments to the tune of $1.5 billion in residential deals by exclusive real estate funds in the financial year 2010-11, three times more than the total quantum that such funds invested in FY 2008-09.
【New Delhi】Although essential items such as potato and pulses continued to cost high, the wholesale price based food inflation softened to 18.22 per cent as of the week ended December 26, from the previous week's 19.83 per cent.
【ニューデリー】昨年１１月の工業生産指数(IIP:index of industrial production)の伸び率は１１．７％と、過去２年来(25ヶ月)の最高をマークした。これは主に比較の対象になる前年同月のパフォーマンスが低調だった上、製造業、取り分け消費財部門の伸びが堅調だったため。（...続きを読む）
◆Industrial growth at two-year high in November
【New Delhi】The index of industrial production (IIP) grew 11.7 per cent in November last year, the fastest in the last two years, primarily due to a low base of last year and impressive performance in the crucial manufactured goods, particularly consumer goods.
【ニューデリー】昨年１２月の卸売物価ベースのインフレ率は前月の４．７８％から７．３１％に跳ね上がり、中央銀行Reserve Bank of India(RBI)が今年末までに達すると予想した６．５％を呆気なく跳び越えた。ちなみに２００８年１２月のインフレ率は６．１５％だった。（...続きを読む）
◆December inflation at 7.31 per cent
【New Delhi】Wholesale prices-based inflation leaped to 7.31 per cent in December, shooting past Reserve Bank of India's forecast of 6.5 per cent-level by this fiscal end and previous month's annual rise of 4.78 per cent. The inflation rate was 6.15 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
【Mumbai】Of the nine generic companies that gave good 'Total Shareholder Return (TSR)' in the past three years, seven are Indian companies, said a recent study of the major global generic drug manufacturers by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
【Bangalore】Truck rentals soared to a two-year high, recording a double-digit growth during December 2009-January 2010 following almost all segments witnessing positive growth since the recovery in the last two quarters.
◆Airlines see 33% rise in passenger numbers in Dec
【New Delhi】In what proved to be the best month for the domestic aviation industry, domestic passenger numbers in December 2009 rose 33 per cent to 44.87 lakh from 33.73 lakh in the same month in the previous year.
◆India Inc investments more than double in 3 years
【Mumbai】The investment growth of top 25 industrial houses, chosen according to sales numbers, shows the growth rate increased from 56.1% in 2007-08 to 58.1% in 2008-09 and their aggregate investment numbers more than doubled in the three-year phase.
◆Karnataka approves 37b investments, to set up Japanese village
【Bangalore】The Karnataka Government, which has approved investments to the tune of Rs 1,70,000 crore ($36.89b) from mega industrialists and about Rs 750 crore ($162.75m) from small and medium enterprises in the last few months, is planning to set up a 1,000-acre 'Japanese village' which will house Japanese industrial and business establishments.
【New Delhi】Recent rains and favourable weather in parts of central and western India has pushed up rabi pulses acreage, raising hopes that the shortfall caused by low monsoon in kharif could be partially made up.
【New Delhi】The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested policy makers in India to consider making the Consumer Price Index the main barometer of inflation since the current system of measuring the rate of price rise on both retail and wholesale prices is creating confusion.
【Kolkata】The demand in the Indian electronics industry is likely to go up to $125 billion annually by 2014, and to $400 billion by 2020 from current $45 billion according to the recent report released by the ministry of IT and communications.
【Bangalore】Indian biotech industry is at an inflexion point and set to become a US$10 billion industry by 2015; Karnataka State Vision Group on Biotechnology Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on said January 19.
【New Delhi】Food inflation (prices of non-processed food articles) softened to 16.81 per cent for the week ended January 9, led by lower fruit and vegetable prices, although pulses and potatoes continued to cost dearer. Annual food inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) stood at 17.28% a week ago.
◆India Inc's Q3 results even better the peak performance
【New Delhi】In what may even better the peak performance of December 2007, corporate India's December quarter results show a 25 per cent growth in sales and 47 per cent expansion in adjusted net profits compared with a year ago num2007bers.
【Mumbai】Even as corporate India is trying to minimise costs, the manpower-output ratio for 25 major corporate houses, that indicates personnel cost compared to production value, increased from 6.98% in 2006-07 to 7.37% in 2008-09—indicating lower manpower utilisation.
◆Auto industry heading towards excess capacity by 2012
【New Delhi】According to Fitch Ratings, by 2012, the existing players in the market are expected to add 0.9 million units to the 2.6 million units capacity of the passenger vehicle segment and 0.6 million units to the 0.75 million units capacity of the commercial vehicle segment. However demand is only expected to grow by 10-12 per cent every year.
◆Durables industry posts double-digit growth in Jan-Nov '09
【New Delhi】Benefited from robust demand for high-value goods such as LCD televisions, split air-conditioners and frost-free refrigerators, the consumer electronics industry marked a double-digit volume growth in January-November 2009.
【New Delhi】Following the doubling of uranium supplies from the Turamdih mill in Jharkhand, nuclear power generation surged 39 per cent in December 2009 and 19 per cent for the April-December period this fiscal.
【New Delhi】After easing for three weeks in a row, food inflation reared up again, with the annual wholesale price index-based inflation in primary food products inching up to 17.40 per cent for the week ended January 16 against the previous week's annual rise of 16.81 per cent.
【ニューデリー】中央銀行Reserve Bank of India (RBI)は１月２９日、インフレ高進を抑制するため、支払い準備率(CRR:Cash Reserve Ratio)を２月末までに２段階に分けて５．０％から５．７５％に７５ベイシスポイント引き上げると発表するとともに、２０１０年３月末までに卸売物価をベースにしたインフレ率が８．５％に達すると予想、これ以前の予測値６．５％を上方修正した。（...続きを読む）
◆RBI raises cash reserve ratio to curb inflation
【New Delhi】Seeking to arrest inflation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has hiked the Cash Reserve Ratio of scheduled banks by 75 basis points from 5.0 per cent to 5.75 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities (NDTL) in two stages in its third quarter review of Monetary Policy for 2009-10.
RBI also increased the baseline projection for Wholesale Price Inflation for end-March 2010 to 8.5 per cent from the 6.5 per cent projection made in the October 2009 review.
【ムンバイ】マーケットリーダー、Maruti Suzuki India(MSI)、Hyundai Motor India(HMI)、Mahindra & Mahindra(M&M)、Mahindra Renault、Honda Siel Cars India Ltd(HSCI)、General Motors India(GMI)、Fiat India Automobile Ltd(FIAL)を含む主要カー・メーカーの１月の乗用車輛(car／sports utility vehicle／multi utility vehicle)国内販売台数は合計１７万５５２６台と、昨年同月の１３万１６３６台に比べ３３％増加した。（...続きを読む）
◆Passenger vehicle domestic sales rise 33% in January
【Mumbai】Passenger vehicle domestic sales including sales of cars, sports utility vehicles and multi utility vehicles from market leader Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mahindra Renault, Honda Siel, General Motors and even Fiat together grew 33 per cent to 175,526 units in January against 131,636 units sold in the same month a year ago.
◆Steel cos' sales shoot up on auto, durables demand
【New Delhi】In the wake of rising demand from automobile and consumer durable as well as construction sectors, top private steel makers including JSW, Essar and Ispat have begun the year on a strong footing with up to 30% growth in sales volume in January over the year ago period.
【ムンバイ】国営製鉄所Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)は２日、鉄鋼省が懸念を表明し、鋼材価格抑制措置も示唆する中で、鋼板価格をトン当たり５００ルピー引き上げると発表した。Tata Steel、Essar Steel、JSW Steel、Ispat Industries等も、インプット・コストの上昇を背景に追随するものと予想される。（...続きを読む）
◆SAIL raises flat product prices
【Mumbai】State-run steel maker Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on February 2 announced a new round of hike in steel prices of Rs 500 per tonne for flat products, despite the steel ministry's concerns and suggestions to control rising steel prices. Tata Steel, Essar Steel, JSW Steel and Ispat Industries may also increase prices taking into consideration the rising input costs.
◆Food inflation rises for the second week to 17.56%
【New Delhi】Costlier potatoes and pulses pushed food inflation higher to 17.56% for the week ended January 23, higher than the previous week's annual rise of 17.40 per cent. This is the second week in a row that food inflation, based on the annual wholesale price index, has increased, after easing for three successive weeks.
【New Delhi】The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow at a robust 7.2% in 2009-10, compared with 6.7% in 2008-09, on the back of broad-based industrial expansion, services growth and less-than-expected contraction in the agriculture sector.
◆NBFCs' low cost of funds boosts Q3 sales of trucks
【Chennai】In what tells that low cost of funds has played as much an important role as the upswing in sales of trucks, vehicle-financing non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) has reported a robust performance in third quarter of 2009-10.
【Mumbai】For information technology and e-governance, the planned expenditure for 2010-11 should be around $2 billion, more than three times the outlay for such projects in the current financial year, and a similar amount is envisaged on the non-planned side.
【ニューデリー】工業生産指数(IIP:Index of Industrial Production)は２００９年１２月に驚異的な１６．８％の伸びをマークした。過去１５年来最高の成長を実現した主因は、比較の対象になる前年同月の伸び率が－０．２％と振るわなかったことに伴うベース効果(base effect)は別にして、製造業、取り分け耐久消費財部門の好調に帰せられる。（...続きを読む）
◆Industrial production surges by a stunning 16.8% in Dec
【New Delhi】Industrial production surged by a 15-year high 16.8 per cent in December 2009, against the contraction of 0.25 per cent in the same month a year ago, driven by a robust performance by the manufacturing sector, particularly consumer durables besides a statistical base effect.
【New Delhi】India's annual food inflation rose for the third straight week even as the government has geared into action and the measures now being put to place are expected to soften the prices of essential items soon. The wholesale price-based food inflation rose to 17.94 per cent for the week ended January 30 from 17.56 per cent in the previous week.