Indian exporters may fire as many as 10 million workers, a lobby group said, putting pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to cut taxes and protect the industry from the global recession. The estimate represents about 7 percent of those involved in overseas sales and about 20 times the Nov. 21 government estimate for job losses. The exporters don't have orders beyond this month, said A. Sakthivel, the lobby group's president. Singh's Congress Party-led government faces an election contest by May as the economy grows at the slowest pace in six years. His top adviser Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Jan. 2 ruled out further aid for the economy after two stimulus packages in a month. (Bloomberg)

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