Irda move: Giving more freedom to insurance firms in securities market operations, the Irda has allowed them to lend up to 10 per cent of their equity holding in a particular entity to earn extra yield on the portfolios.     pti
Textile status: The textiles ministry has pitched for according "priority sector lending status" to textiles industry to provide it easier access to credit and would soon approach the finance ministry and the RBI for it.     pti
SEZ sale: Unitech Corporate Parks, a Unitech group firm listed in London, is planning to sell its IT special economic zone (SEZ) in Gurgaon comprising about 3.5 million square feet of office space for about Rs 2,800 crore.     pti 
Bidders for HPL: The six prospective bidders, who had evinced interest in buying out West Bengal government’s stake in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL), have visited the virtual data room of the company, sources say.     pti
Growth target: In view of continued economic slowdown, Planning Commission may reset annual average growth rate target to seven per cent for the 12th Plan in the mid-term review of the five-year policy document.     pti
Assam Petro: State-run Assam Petro-chemicals is looking to acquire around 200 acres of land to set up a new manufacturing plant with an installed capacity to produce 100 tons of sulphonated formaldehyde per day.     pti