Thirty eight percent of recruiters anticipated new jobs to be added in 2009 while 9.5 percent predicted layoffs.
Indian Oil Corporation reported a 41.5 pct rise in net profit to Rs 2,958.59 crore in third quarter.
Japan's Nikkei average fell 3.9 per cent on Friday as Toshiba Corp plunged on NEC merger news.
The financial situation has eased and liquidity is accessible in domestic market,Nath said.
The yearly bonuses of employees' of the Wall Street were down by 44% in 2008.
India's gold imports plunged more than 90 per cent to just 1.2 tonnes in January 2009.
Hindustan Petroleum Corp has said that its net loss has widened to Rs 422.03 crore in the third quarter.
Toyota said it would recall more than 1.35 mn Vitz and two other models globally to fix a defect in the seatbelt.
JLR has hailed the British govt's 2.3-bn-pound 'support package' announced last evening.
Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Wednesday ahead of the US Dept of Energy's stockpiles report.
The median forecast was for a 5.41 pct rise in wholesale price index in 12 months to Jan 17.
The Reserve Bank of India has told banks it will ensure comfortable liquidity in the banking system,Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said.
I-T Dept is independently probing the fraud in Satyam with focus on TDS and benami deals.
UTV Software Communications posted a 29 per cent rise in quarterly net profit,led by gains in television content and gaming.
In a bid to improve its relationship with its associates,Satyam is circulating a video message asking for support from associates.
Satyam promoted Maytas has emerged as the lowest bidder for the Bhutan hydropower project.
Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips said it would cut 6,000 jobs worldwide.
An influential Republican Senator has asked Microsoft to fire foreign workers hired on visas first.
Money raised through rights issues has climbed up marginally,SEBI has said.
Citigroup has sold Govt guaranteed bonds worth $12 bn,which will help the entity to boost its balance sheet.