SME News and Views

UPL enhances tie-up with ISK to launch new insecticides in India

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on Jun 8 2012

Crop protection products maker United Phosphorus Limited has enhanced its tie-up with the Japanese insecticides producer Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha to introduce two new insecticides from the latter's global products basket in India this year.

Aditya Birla Group to set up Rs 2,000 crore plant in Karnataka

Sme News by Chitra.G on Jun 8 2012

The Aditya Birla Group is contemplating on establishing a four million tonne capacity cement manufacturing plant at Malkhed in Gulbarga district of Karnataka, according to its Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.

Hyderabad Jewellery Fair to be held at HITEX Centre between June 22-24, 2012

Sme News by Chitra.G on Jun 8 2012

Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair, the fifth edition of the three-day exposition will kick-start at the Hitex Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad on June 22, 2012.

Lack of demand from upcountry buyers cause coconut oil prices dipping in Kerala

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on Jun 6 2012

Coconut oil prices dipped in Kerala markets, thanks to the less demand from upcountry buyers continuing for the second week as the prices this week dropped to Rs 57 a kg against Rs 58 last week.

Morf India forges alliance with Electrolux to sell air and water purifiers under Kelvinator brand

Sme News by Chitra.G on Jun 5 2012

The Chennai-based water engineering firm, Morf India has forged alliance with the Swedish consumer durables company Electrolux to sell air and water purifiers under the brand Kelvinator in the country.

Agrimart plans to expand footprint in Tamil Nadu

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on Jun 4 2012

The Bangalore-based farm and garden care equipment manufacturer Agrimart plans to expand its footprint in Tamil Nadu.

Southpack 2012 to start on June 7 at Chennai Trade Centre

Sme News by Chitra.G on Jun 4 2012

Southpack-2012, the regions’ largest, longest running and most successful packaging exhibition kick-starts from June 7-9, 2012 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam.

MSCCGMFL and Krishidhan Seeds forge alliance to jointly promote BT Cotton seeds

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on Jun 1 2012

The Maharashtra State Cooperative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation Ltd (MSCCGMFL), world’s largest cotton supplier, supporting more than 2.5 million cotton farmers had entered in to a business of promoting the use of BT cotton seeds among the cotton growers in collaboration with Krishidhan Seeds Private Limited, an agricultural biotech company.

Seminar on Agribusiness and Commodity Futures Market to be held in Chennai on June 1, 2012

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on May 31 2012

As part of a series of investor awareness and education seminars on agribusiness and commodities, a programme on ‘Agribusiness and Commodity Futures Market' will be held at Hotel Residency Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road in Chennai on June 1, 2012.

SIDBI offers fund of Rs 6 crore for Timbor Home to establish 'Intelligent kitchens' outlets

Sme News by Chitra.G on May 30 2012

Integrated furniture manufacturer, Timbor Home Ltd has received a fund of Rs 6-crore from the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to establish high-end ‘intelligent kitchens of India' (IKI) stores across the country in 2012-13.

Gold futures show upward tick at Rs 29,057 per ten gram in India

Sme News by Saleem S A on May 30 2012

Gold prices in India surged Rs 92 to Rs 29,057 per ten gram at futures trade yesteday, as speculators jacked up their positions tracking a firming trend abroad.

Weakening Indian rupee triggers the cost of inputs for agriculture

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on May 30 2012

Due to weakening of India rupee, inputs for agriculture including pesticides and herbicides have turned costlier.

Max New York Life Net Profit Up by 159 percent to Rs 733 crore in 2012

Sme News by Jayashankar Menon on May 29 2012

Max New York Life Insurance, the largest non bank owned private life insurer today announced its audited results for the Financial Year 2011 -12 and the company recorded 10 percent growth in gross premium to Rs 6,391 crore while the profit increased 159 percent to Rs 733 crore.

ITC's second noodle manufacturing unit coming up at Kolkata

Sme News by Prajisha Sivasankaran on May 29 2012

Diversified business group, ITC has set up its second manufacturing facility for Sunfeast Yippee Noodles at Kolkata, West Bengal in alliance with the city-based Keventer Group.

Cement Industry calls for innovation, says MR Muthiah at 8th Green Cementech 2012 Hyderabad

Sme News by Chitra.G on May 24 2012

Indian cement industry need to look for more innovation to bring in new processes and technologies, MR Muthiah, President of Cement Manufacturers' Association said at the 8th Green Cementech 2012 conference in Hyderabad.