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December 4, 2009 Issue 7
TATA SUPPORTS PRIME MINISTER SINGH'S ADDRESS TO BUSINESS COUNCIL

PM Speaking at USIBCOn November 23, addressing nearly 500 people at the US-India Business Council (USIBC), Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke of the new and evolving U.S.-India relationship that "has expanded on many fronts, throwing up new business opportunities." He urged U.S. companies to continue to be part of "India's economic transformation" and to increase their investments in India.  He also lauded Indian companies for their continued investments and job creation in the United States. As Prime Minister Singh stated, "This two-way flow illustrates the mutually beneficial nature of our relationship."
 
The event, which was co-sponsored by the Tata group of companies in North America and Honeywell, included members of the India-U.S. CEO Forum. The bilateral CEO Forum was inaugurated in July 2005 by former U.S. President George Bush and Prime Minister Singh during the Prime Minister's first state visit to the United States. In his speech to the USIBC, Prime Minister Singh welcomed the reconstitution of the India-U.S. CEO Forum as a platform from which the private sector could provide recommendations to the U.S. and India governments for the expansion of trade.
   
PM Singh with Ratan TataPrior to the address, Tata Sons Chairman Ratan N. Tata welcomed the Prime Minister at a small reception and participated in a private lunch for the Prime Minister hosted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donahue.

REMEMBRANCE
MEETING AT THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE & TOWER, MUMBAI
Ratan Tata Lighting Candles
Employees and families of staff members came together on November 26, 2009 for a remembrance meeting that paid respects to those who lost their lives last year. The gathering was attended by the chairman of Indian Hotels (IHCL), Ratan N. Tata, and vice chairman RK Krishna Kumar.

Addressing staff and employees, Mr. Tata said, "I consider this a great privilege to be here today as we recognise, pay tribute and memorialise those we lost both at the hotel and in the city. We made a commitment to rebuild this building brick by brick and stone by stone and this commitment still stands. They tried to knock us down but they could not kill us. The attack did not scare us but it made us stronger. We have risen again stronger with greater spirit."

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TATA SONS CHAIRMAN RATAN N. TATA HEADS INDIAN DELEGATION TO U.S.-INDIA CEO FORUM
US - India CEO ForumDuring Prime Minister Singh's state visit to the United States, Tata Sons Chairman Ratan N. Tata and Honeywell CEO David Cote co-chaired the meeting of the India-U.S. CEO Forum. The CEO Forum, which consists of twelve business leaders each from India and the U.S., discussed how to deepen the U.S.-India economic partnership.
 
At a meeting on November 23, at the U.S. Department of Treasury, the CEO Forum developed an agenda to examine how to facilitate expanded trade and investment between the U.S. and India. The meeting at the Dept. of Treasury included: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, White House economic advisor Larry Summers and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk. On November 24, The CEO Forum concluded its meetings with a brief summary of their discussions to President Obama and Prime Minister Singh at the White House and a meeting by the Indian business leaders with U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on ways to enhance cooperation between the U.S. and India.

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