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Sundaram Mutual launches tax savings funds  (17 December 11:49 pm) 
Sundaram Mutual launched 2 new tax savings funds that propose to adopt an investor-friendly dividend policy.
Syria\'s conflict began as a peaceful protest movement calling for reforms in 2011 but descended into civil war after a government crackdown.
Khan had launched the protest in Lahore on August 14 and brought thousands of his supporters to sit-in in front of the parliament in Islamabad.
The sharp fall in oil prices & Western sanctions could combine to drive a 5% contraction of Russian economy next year, warned economist Lubomir Mitov
Shares of the fund shot to as high as $9.60, their highest since November 2007, from the previous day\'s close of $6.81, a two-month low.
While international expansion has helped PepsiCo diversify, it has exposed it to broader economic problems and forex volatility.
Investment by Russian cos, fell sharper than expected last month, underlining pressure from Western sanction imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.
The company, which is the fourth largest mutual fund house in the country, has recently completed 20 years and it provides its services to 22 lakh investors.
US congressional officials reported Obama\'s changes are likely to include relaxed travel restrictions and expanded trade.
Senior US officials, previewing Barack Obama announcement, said the United States and Cuba will move to open embassies in each other\'s capitals.
Maechler is currently deputy division chief of the global markets analysis division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington.
Rajiv Shah, the administrator for the US Agency for International Development, gave no public reason for leaving the agency.
Cuba considers USAID\'s programs illegal attempts by US to undermine its government, and Alan Gross was tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Two Memorandum of Understanding were signed between Embassy of India, Kathmandu and BP Eye Foundation for Ear Surgical and School Ear Health programmes.
Competition Bureau said agreements Apple negotiated with wireless carriers may have cut into competition by encouraging cos to maintain price of rival phones.
\"The BJP govt is committed to providing secured atmosphere. It will fully co-operate with the Delhi govt in its security campaign,\" Naidu said.
At least 132 students and nine staffers were killed yesterday when Taliban suicide attackers wearing para-military Frontier Corps uniforms stormed the school.
\"They were running jihadists at the behest of their Guru Mawlana Jasim Uddin Rahmani,\" bdnews24 online quoted Islam as saying.
Even the most liquid markets like US Treasuries and major equity indices have been more difficult to navigate, traders report.
Pentagon chose Japan as Asian site for heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets once new warplanes start operating around the world
Ex-US Federal Reserve VC Don Kohn & former Barclays CEO Martin Taylor will serve as external members of the FPC until the end of March 2018,
Jaitley said \"oppressive provisions\" have been removed as it was felt \"no body will come here to set up business if such an environment persists.\"
No need to be defensive, govt has done no wrong: PMThe Prime Minister\'s comments came amid demands from the opposition in the Rajya Sabha that he should come to the House and reply to the debate on
\"We\'re watching the economic developments in Russia with great attention,\" Andreas Dombret, head of regulation at the Bundesbank, said.
\"The producers have not blinked. We are just watching and selling oil at whatever the price is,\" said a delegate from an OPEC country.