Indiana lawmakers pledge to clarify religious freedom bill

March 30 - Republican lawmakers in Indiana pledged on Monday to clarify a religious freedom bill that was slammed by businesses and activists for sending a message of discrimination against gays after it was passed last week.

30 Mar 2015

UPDATE 1-India proposes platform to help start-ups raise cash at home

MUMBAI, March 30 - India's market regulator is considering an alternative investment platform targeted at the country's booming internet start-ups, relaxing some key requirements to encourage them to list at home.

30 Mar 2015

BRIEF-Business & Decision FY net result swings to profit of 4.1 mln euros

* Reports FY net income 4.1 million euros ($4.44 million) versus loss of 7.2 million euros year ago

30 Mar 2015

BRIEF-Coheris FY net loss narrows to 0.76 mln euros

* Reports FY net loss 0.76 million euros ($822,24) versus loss of 3.9 million euros a year ago

30 Mar 2015

BRIEF-IGE+XAO H1 net income - group rises by 3 pct to 2.6 mln euros

* Reports H1 net income - group of 2.6 million euros ($2.81 million), up 3 pct

30 Mar 2015
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RBI gives lenders more flexibility to cover bad loans

MUMBAI - Banks can now divert as provision against bad loans a bigger share of the capital cushion required to be set aside to guard themselves against an economic downturn, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday, easing pressure on a struggling sector.