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Refund or give other flats to buyers: SC to Supertech


Apex court said those seeking the money back will get it by August 30

ECONOMY »

Annual job growth doubled in past decade: Economic census


UPA govt's record here twice as good as that of earlier NDA's; women's participation rose to a fourth of workforce

Around the world »

UBS, Deutsche Bank disclose new inquiries over 'dark pools'


On Tuesday, Swiss bank UBS and Deutsche Bank of Germany became the latest banks to disclose that they were facing inquiries from regulators

MARKETS »

Incentives likely for MF distributors


Regulator working on a proposal for revising the existing commission framework

India @WTO »

WTO trade pact hangs in balance


India has well understood it can take advantage of the so-called 'Peace Clause' on food-security till 2017, as was agreed in Bali

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Don't shift to online plans to save cost


While the savings on premium is as high as 50%, things could get tricky if you health condition has worsened

FINANCE »

Andhra govt exploring other options on farm loan recast


RBI had stated there was no case to restructure crop loans in the state, as yields in areas declared calamity-hit pointed to a different story

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China's subprime risks
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Shallow capital markets and skewed interest rates have led to over-investment in a few sectors

In search of policy
space

T S Vishwanath

India has not shied away from a trade facilitation agreement. It is just looking for a decision that addresses its food security concerns as

BRICS is what we make of
it

Zorawar Daulet Singh

The BRICS model will need to demonstrate the efficacy of a second alternative governance structure to reform the Bretton Woods legacy

A sporting chance
Kanika Datta

Every major global sporting event provokes a flurry of introspection about India's dismal sporting ability despite its population of 1.2 billion

BLOGS


Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

Red flag on waivers

States, not banks, should pay for populism

Financial X-ray

Lupin: Earnings upgrades likely after stellar Q1

Strong product pipeline to sustain sales growth of 25% in FY15, margins likely to settle at 30%

Bharat Forge: Strong Q1, more gains ahead

Higher proportion of non-auto business is helping the company improve revenues and margins

BOOK REVIEWS

Singapore's 'accidental diplomat'

Tommy Koh’s essays will surely appeal to Asian fraternity, including India, which respects Singapore’s tiny-but-feisty presence in the region

Core competency is back in fashion

The authors say that in business it can be easy to get so enamoured with your growth strategy that you forget to step back

Una Galani

No easy Flip
Una Galani


India's e-commerce prize may be spread thinly

Pierre Briancon

Nothing to lose
Pierre Briancon


EU will find Russian sanctions worth the pain

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CCI might ask Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy to divest products

Given their sizes and that both are competitors in diverse areas, competition watchdog indicates approval can't come soon or without conditions

Reliance open to 30% stake sale in Jio

To wait for sizeable user base for better valuation

Don't plan to introduce grand changes, says Vishal Sikka

Says Murthy's initiatives through the past year are showing results


Now, ITC to enter beverages, dairy products biz

We are at a take-off point but we are building the company for the next 100 years: Y C Deveshwar

ITC ready to enter e-cigarette biz: Y C Deveshwar

Cigarettes business drive 83% of ITC's pre-tax profits but the business is facing challenges owing to higher excise tax being imposed by the ...

SEZs lose jewellery business to units outside, blame 80:20 rule

Shipment of gold jewellery from SEZs and EPZs slump 29% to Rs 4,702 cr in April-June, versus Rs 6,603 cr in year-ago period


Bad loans in Q1 went up due to small accounts: M Narendra

Interview with Chairman & MD, Indian Overseas Bank

IDFC seeks clarity from RBI on infra bond norms

The company is in the process of becoming a bank

Karnataka Bank net rises 29% to Rs 122 cr

Total income up 4% to Rs 1,254 cr; gross NPAs at 3.43% vs 3.22% a year ago


Bharti Airtel to sell more infra in Africa

To reduce debt and cut capital expenditure on passive infrastructure

Bharti Airtel gains 3% on good Q1 results

Q1 consolidated net profit up 61% yoy at Rs 1,108 crore, backed by a 74% rise in mobile data revenue.

Airtel net rises 61% on data revenue

Operating earnings up 18%, Africa revenue rises 12% in constant terms


Don't plan to introduce grand changes, says Vishal Sikka

Says Murthy's initiatives through the past year are showing results

Infosys investors bet on new boss

CEO-designate exuberates confidence at his first outing with shareholders

Tax benefit allowed on transfer of technical manpower in SEZs

Move will provide tax relief to software and IT-enabled services companies operating from such units


CCI might ask Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy to divest products

Given their sizes and that both are competitors in diverse areas, competition watchdog indicates approval can't come soon or without conditions

Lupin's net profit up 56%

Net sales grew 36% to Rs 3,284 cr against Rs 2,420 cr in the first quarter of FY14

Piramal, APG ink pact; to invest $1 bn in infra cos

The investment will be made equally and jointly by both companies and held by on their respective books


Tata Motors falls 9% in three-days as JLR cuts prices in China

JLR has reduced its prices on three of its high end models in response to an pricing and anti-monopoly investigation in China, report.

New Jaguar XE sedan to make global debut in September

The company is looking to bring new levels of aluminium-intensive lightweight construction expertise to the segment

Ashok Leyland to invest around Rs 450-500 crore

Company also said would look at sale of non-core assets to reduce debt


Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

CESC to commission first phase of Haldia thermal unit in Oct

The company had earlier said it will invest around Rs 4,000 crore in this project

NTPC plans to raise Rs 13,000 cr

Proceeds will be mainly used for capital expenditure as the company is 'under a rapid capacity expansion mode'


Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

SpiceJet tanks 17% on heavy volumes

The company owes about Rs 200 crore to the AAI and various tax authorities, report.

Govt may review global airline bilateral agreement method

To 'go slow' on talks till comprehensive parameters are reached for determining such pacts


L&T dips 7% after poor Q1 show

Citi, Deutsche downgrade the stock

Siemens bags Rs 411-crore contract from PGCIL

Scope of the work includes design, engineering, commissioning and installation of SVCs

Bharat Forge Q1 net up 60% at Rs 145 cr

Company's net profit stood at Rs 90.60 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal


Pidilite Industries Q1 net up 4.67% at Rs 168.52 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 160.99 crore in the April-June quarter of previous fiscal

Prism Cement Q1 net profit at Rs 13.24 crore

The company had clocked Rs 47.87 crore net loss in the same quarter last fiscal

Market rally throws buybacks off track

Ongoing offers unlikely to succeed as shares trading above highest buyback prices


Inox acquires Satyam Cineplex for Rs 182 crore

With this acquisition, Inox's screen count in India now stands at 358 screens in 91 multiplexes across 50 cities

RBI fines 12 banks in DCHL loan default case

The banks collectively had a total exposure of around Rs 4,000 crore

HT Media Q1 net at Rs 32.67 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 47.49 crore and net sales of Rs 532.23 crore in the corresponding period a year ago


Shareholders tell MCX not to rush on hiring new MD

MCX was to conduct interview for the post of managing director last week which was postponed

GAIL to buy one-third of LNG ships from Indian shipbuilders

It plans to charter newly built ships to transport this gas to India

DCM Shriram soars on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 19% to 184 after reporting a strong 33% yoy jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 203 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.


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XIAOMI MI3: Little things make great impact

Flipkart crashing when sale of Mi3 opened proves the phone has generated much interest

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Being Jessica Alba

Hollywood celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza plans to spread her fitness mantra through a new range of gyms across the country

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class

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Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

Retailers search for clarity in govt's policy confusion

While the government may be looking at easing the rules for single-brand retail, multi-brand and online continue to be caught in a logjam

Real Estate

Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

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KBC

Sony takes the small town route via KBC

The quiz show seeks the right answer to the flagship channels plight

Himalayan

Himalayan climbs up the price ladder

NourishCo, the Tata-PepsiCo JV, extends the brand to sparkling water to take on foreign brands with price edge

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Jobs in start-ups draw B-school, engineering students

Speed-job dating is becoming popular among job-seekers and employers