NEW DELHI, September 15 – BUSINESS STANDARD – French car maker Peugeot is going to showcase itself in the Indian market giving direct competition to the German manufacturer, Volkswagen (VW). Peugeot will be showcasing the new 508 sedan which will be competing with cars like the VW Passat assembled at its 4,000-acre facility coming up at Sanand in Gujarat. - BUSINESS STANDARD – According to the survey conducted by the Reuter, sentiments of the top Asian companies have fallen down in the third quarter, touching the lowest point since 2009. This situation is the aftermath of the global political, social and financial crisis and disturbance going on in the world. Factors like weak US economic data, a debt crisis in the euro zone and worries about inflation and tighter monetary policy in Asia are mainly responsible for such dented sentiments. - BUSINESS STANDARD – Bharti Airtel, the telecom company, in order to strengthen its position in the African market has decided to roll out its passive infrastructure services. The company is determined to expand its horizons in the African sub-continent where it has competition with MTN. Recently only; Bharti Airtel has added Rwanda as the 17th country in its portfolio. – ECONOMIC TIMES – World Trade Organisation has observed that India was one of the highest user of anti-dumping and a frequent user of safeguard measures against imports from other countries. And now for its use of protective trade policy on food items that prevents exports at a time when world is facing record food prices, WTO has decided to obstruct it. – BUSINESS STANDARD – According to the report of United Nations Industrial Development Organization, high interest rates and low business confidence affected India’s manufacturing sector. The world manufacturing expansion slowed to 5.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2011 year-on-year from 7.5 per cent in the first quarter. - BUSINESS STANDARD – In order to boost the infrastructure sector, the Indian government has decided to bring the hospitality and tourism sectors under the definition of infrastructure. The sectors will be eligible for tax incentives, viability gap funding and will be covered by a regulatory framework for the infrastructure sector including levy of user charges.