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National drug pricing regulator NPPA on Friday said it has capped prices of 51 essential formulations, including those used for the treatment of cancer, pain, heart conditions and skin problems

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S&P refuses to do a Moody's; maintains status quo on India's rating Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) on Friday retained India’s sovereign rating at the lowest investment grade with a stable outlook. It attributed its decision to a weak fiscal position, particularly of states, high government debt, and low per capita income. S&P’s rating remains at BBB-, one notch above junk and a notch below what Moody’s Investors Service upgraded India to recently. Read more India needs to look beyond Buenos Aires, says Suresh Prabhu With a little over a fortnight left before the World Trade Organization’s biennial ministerial conference gets underway at Buenos Aires in Argentina, Commerce and Industry Minister tells that India should focus on strategising how to scale up its exports in tandem with the economy reaching the $5 trillion mark in less than a decade. Read more Cancer, cardiac among 51 essential drugs under price cap drug pricing regulator on Friday said it has capped prices of 51 essential formulations, including those used for the treatment of cancer, pain, heart conditions and skin problems.

The prices have been slashed in the range of 6 to 53 per cent. Read more Insolvency Code ordinance: Promoters' loss is PEs' gain Private equity (PE) players are getting ready to bid for stressed assets, which they expect to bag at attractive valuations after an ordinance amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The ordinance has practically barred most promoters of the defaulting companies from bidding for their assets in the bankruptcy auction. Read more ArcelorMittal's bid for steel firms in trouble Amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) have not only practically debarred promoters from reacquiring their own assets but have also put the world’s largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal’s prospective bid for stressed steel assets — Bhushan Steel, & Steel, and Essar Steel — in trouble. Read more

First Published: Sat, November 25 2017. 02:47 IST
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