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He became a very successful and prosperous Nottingham businessman; founding the Britannia Cotton Mills, and becoming a local magistrate. Although continuing to photograph as a relaxation, and belonging to the local Photographic Society, much of his creative energy from this time onwards was devoted to water-colour painting. He died in Nottingham on 24th April 1912.
Bourne is justly regarded as one of the finest landscape and travel photographers of 19th century India; combining a fine eye for composition with high technical expertise. He wrote extensively about his travels in the Himalayas (one of the very few photographers in India to do so), in a long series of letters, which appeared in The British Journal of Photography, between 1863 and 1870.
Posted by ohnepal on May 19, 2006
Dabur Nepal closes down its factory
Amid huge ‘extortion threat’ by a trade union wing of the CPN (Maoist, Dabur Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (DNPL)—one of the largest joint venture companies in the country—has closed down its manufacturing unit at Rampur Tokani of Bara district in southern Nepal.
Dabur Nepal officials have not said anything regarding the reason behind closure of its factory but reports said Dabur Nepal officials decided to close down their factory after senior pro-Maoist trade union leaders visited the factory, threatened the DNPL managers and placed a number of demands including a “donation” worth millions of rupees.
Talking to reporters in southern town of Birgunj on Friday, president of Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bijay Sarawagi, said the Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Trade Union Federation had given ultimatum to local industries to fulfill their demands by Sunday. But they started threatening the industrial units since early this week, manhandled managers and spread terror.
“We can’t pay taxes both to the government and Maoists. The new government—that is in direct touch with the Maoists—must take immediate measures to resolve this problem,” he added.
Meanwhile, industry sources in Kathmandu said they have invited Maoist leadership for talks within the next 48 hours. “If they don’t stop their extortion and threats by then, all the factories in Bara and Parsa districts will be closed down indefinitely,” a leading industrialist told Nepalnews over phone.
Set up in 1992, Dabur Nepal is an FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Group) company, which caters to Nepali markets besides exporting its products to India. Dabur Food, Dabur Nepal and Dabur Balsara are owned by Dabur India Ltd. that sells its products in over 50 countries around the world.
Dabur Nepal also deals with medicinal plants and runs its own nursery and bee-keeping programme in Nepal. nepalnews.com by May 19 06
( Source of above news: Nepalnews.com )
16 October 2007
The Exchange welcomes the State Bank of India
The London Stock Exchange is delighted to welcome Mr.O.P.Bhatt, Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) to mark the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the listing of State Bank of India in London. SBI GDRs are currently listed on the Professional Securities Market.
State Bank of India is India’s largest commercial bank in terms of profits, assets, deposits, branches and employees. The bank recently became the first public sector bank to reach a market capitalisation of Rs.1 trillion (USD25 billion) and is one of 10 companies on the Indian bourses with market capitalisation over this figure. SBI is one of the most actively traded shares in India.
SBI is the only Indian bank ranked in the 100 top global banks by the Banker and also the only Indian bank featuring in the Global Fortune 500 companies. SBI is a pre-eminent financial institution in India and has a presence in diverse segments of the Indian financial sector. The SBI Group operates its various businesses through its associates and key subsidiaries.
International banking services of State Bank of India are delivered through a network of 85 offices/branches in 32 countries, spread over all time zones.
The London Stock Exchange is in the heart of the City of
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We are proud of our long history that has helped to build our reputation today. Here are some of the milestones in the story of the London Stock Exchange.
John Castaing begins to issue “at this Office in Jonathan’s Coffee-house” a list of stock and commodity prices called “The Course of the Exchange and other things”. It is the earliest evidence of organised trading in marketable securities in London.
Stock dealers are expelled from the Royal Exchange for rowdiness and start to operate in the streets and coffee houses nearby, in particular in Jonathan’s Coffee House in Change Alley.
The wave of speculative fever known as the “South Sea Bubble” bursts.
Fire sweeps through Change Alley, destroying most of the coffee houses. They are subsequently rebuilt.
A group of 150 stock brokers and jobbers form a club at Jonathan's to buy and sell shares.
The brokers erect their own building in Sweeting’s Alley, with a dealing room on the ground floor and a coffee room above. Briefly known as “New Jonathan’s”, members soon change the name to “The Stock Exchange”.
On 3 March, the business reopens under a formal membership subscription basis. On this date, the first regulated exchange comes into existence in London, and the modern Stock Exchange is born.
The Exchange moves into a new building in Capel Court.
The first codified rule book is created.
The first regional exchanges open in Manchester and Liverpool.
More speculative fever – this time “Railway mania” – sweeps the country.
The Stock Exchange is rebuilt.
A new Deed of Settlement for the Stock Exchange comes into force.
The Great War means the Exchange market is closed from the end of July until the new year. The Stock Exchange Battalion of Royal Fusiliers is formed – 1,600 volunteered, 400 never returned.
The Exchange receives its own Coat of Arms, with the motto “Dictum Meum Pactum” (My Word is My Bond).
The start of World War Two. The Exchange is closed for 6 days and reopens on 7 September. The floor of the House closes for only one more day, in 1945 due to damage from a V2 rocket – trading then continues in the basement.
Her Majesty the Queen opens the Exchange's new 26-storey office block with its 23,000sq ft trading floor.
First female members admitted to the market. The 11 British and Irish regional exchanges amalgamate with the London exchange.
Deregulation of the market, known as “Big Bang”:
The governing Council of the Exchange is replaced with a Board of Directors drawn from the Exchange's executive, customer and user base. The trading name becomes “The London Stock Exchange”.
We launch AIM – our international market for growing companies.
SETS (Stock Exchange Electronic Trading Service) is launched to bring greater speed and efficiency to the market. The CREST settlement service is launched.
We transfer our role as UK Listing Authority with HM Treasury to the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Shareholders vote to become a public limited company: London Stock Exchange plc.
We list on our own Main Market in July. We begin our 200th anniversary celebrations.
We create EDX London, a new international equity derivatives business, in partnership with OM Group. We acquire Proquote Limited, a new generation supplier of real-time market data and trading systems.
We move to brand new headquarters in Paternoster Square, close to St Paul's Cathedral.
O.P. Bhatt appointed SBI Chairman
MR O.P. BHATT
Mumbai , June 30
Mr O.P. Bhatt, Managing Director, State Bank of India, has been appointed Chairman of the bank. The five-year term of Mr Bhatt will expire in March 2011. His will be the longest tenure as SBI chairman in the recent past.
Mr Bhatt took charge as the Managing Director, in-charge of national banking at SBI in April. Prior to this he was the MD, State Bank of Travancore.
Mr T.S. Bhattacharya, the other SBI MD, was appointed as acting chairman, following the retirement of Mr A.K. Purwar as chairman in May. However, Mr Bhattacharya did not have a two-year residual service, necessary for the post of chairman.
The announcement of Mr Bhatt's appointment came on Friday at the SBI annual general meeting in Mumbai.
It was during his tenure as MD of SBT that the bank had implemented core-banking solution in all its branches.
Starting his career as a probationary officer in SBI in 1972, Mr Bhatt held several key assignments in the bank. He served as Managing Director of State Bank of Travancore from January 2005 to April 2006.
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