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Weekly News: The IMF had left the India's growth projections unchanged -
Weekly News: The IMF had left the India's growth projections unchanged
SMC | Published: 31 Jul, 2017  | Source :


- The International Monetary Fund had left the India's growth projections unchanged. India's 2017 growth is seen at 7.2 percent, before accelerating to 7.7 percent in 2018.


- Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), a central public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Defence for a joint collaboration in the production of Copper-Nickel tubes and related items.


- Dr Reddy's and biopharma company CHD Bioscience announced a global licensing agreement for the clinical development and commercialisation of Dr Reddy's phase III clinical trial candidate, DFA-02.

- Cipla in partnership with Medicines for Malaria Venture(MMV) launched a drug used for the treatment of severe malaria in young children. The company introduced 100 mg Artesunate Rectocaps/Rectal Artesunate Suppositories (RAS), a life-saving, pre-referral intervention for the management of malaria in children.

- Zydus Cadila has received final approval from US health regulator for generic Mesalamine delayed-release tablets used for treatment of ulcerative colitis.

- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received final approval from the US health regulator for generic version of Desonide cream, used to treat a variety of skin conditions.

- Lupin Ltd has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to market a generic version of County Line Pharmaceuticals, LLC's Fluocinonide Topical Solution. The solution is used to relieve skin conditions like inflammation or itching that respond to the corticosteroid class of steroids.

- Strides Shasun has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for cetirizine hydrochloride capsules, used to relieve allergy symptoms.


- Tata Motors announced the launch of a range of commercial vehicles in the Philippines to expand presence in the South East Asian nation.

- Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is in race for a $6 billion order from the US government for postal delivery vehicles, and will submit over a dozen prototypes for road-testing between September and November this year as the process enters its final round.

- Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) opened its first service centre under premium retail chain Nexa and plans to have around 300 such outlets in the country by 2020.


- Axis Bank has acquired digital payments company FreeCharge for `385 crore. The bank will get FreeCharge's 50 million wallet users and 0.2 million merchant base, helping it to scale up its presence in the digital payments space.

- Nirma has emerged as a key contender for Tronox Alkali in Green River, Wyoming, the fourth largest producer of soda ash in the world, for $1.5-2 billion

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