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Markets near day's lows; FMCG shares weigh


Markets were near their day's lows account of profit taking in index heavweights with ITC, HUL and RIL losing the most.

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L&T wins Rs 4,510 crore Qatar metro order


The construction giant has been focussing on overseas projects as several projects in India have been stuck due to slowdown

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SC refers Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to Constitution bench


Meanwhile, the seven conspirators in the case will remain in jail

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Nokia to name Rajeev Suri as next CEO on Tuesday: report


Company to also announce strategy for its networks equipment business

ECONOMY »

El Nino could shave up to 75 bps off GDP: Report


The phenomenon could result in RBI delaying rate cuts

FINANCE »

RBI clamps down on offshore refinancing


Move to impact several financings in the market that feature standby letters of credit from Indian lenders

BEST OF ELECTION COVERAGE »

From Harvard to Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha comes a full circle


Jayant Sinha, son of Yashwant Sinha fights the image of an outsider and differences within the party despite an enviable profile

BRAND WORLD »


The new face of private labels

Offline retailers are increasing their investments in their own brands to overcome twin challenges

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Less than stars, more than actors

These three men are not likely to be in the limelight when a film releases, but they are the ones that eventually light up the movie


Digital Consumer

Samsung Galaxy S5

S5: The evolution of the Galaxy

The latest device from Samsung has the punch to be counted among the top smartphones of the year

Sahara in Trouble

SC reserves order on Roy's release

Roy and other two directors of the group are in judicial custody since March 4 for not abiding by the apex court's order for depositing Rs ...

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Chasing the 'Chinese
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Martin Feldstein

Fixing the treatment of health insurance is key to growing China's consumption

The 'leaking pipeline'
Shyamal Majumdar

The replacement hired for women dropping out is invariably a man

From colonialism to
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Satyajit Das

For emerging nations, producing low-value products for global markets to escape poverty always entails a risky and uncertain future

Games builders play
Bhupesh Bhandari

The rule of thumb is that with Rs 10 crore in your pocket, you can easily launch a project worth Rs 100 crore

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Will I use FB Newswire?
Itika Sharma Punit

The blogger tells why this service is a must-have for journalists

Lots at stake for Laloo Prasad
Kavita Chowdhury

This election is a prestige issue for him, with high stakes in family buroughs of Pataliputra and Saran

Editorial Comment

Monsoon worries

The baleful effect of El Nino must be considered

Inclusion indecisiveness

Government and RBI should move fast on financial inclusion

Financial X-ray

Bharti Infratel: Investments by telcos to drive gains in FY15

Growth in free cash flows to continue as higher tenancies will drive profits and not new towers

UltraTech surprises Street with 9% volume, 13% PAT growth

Valuations stretched as current price factors in 8% volume growth in FY15-16, which is unlikely to play out

BOOK REVIEWS

Policy approaches to Maximum Cities

Urbanisation in India is logically clustered into 3 sections: urban planning; finance and governance; inclusion and governance

Deciphering the 'Dalit vote bank'

This book is a seminal contribution to understanding the Dalit question in the country

Robert Cyran

Fiddling on the edges
Robert Cyran


Apple needs more iPhone, less iCahn

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Buffett loses his voice - and maybe some sway

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ICICI Bank Q4 net up 15% at Rs 2,652 cr led by higher other income

Rise in provisions cap earnings growth

5 key takeaways from Maruti results

Maruti's lower-than-expected performance started from its sales numbers and trickled down to its net profit

Maruti shares skid on poor Q4 numbers

The profit for the Jan-March quarter was Rs 800 crore compared to Rs 1,240 crore in same year-ago period.


Asian Paints workers calls off strike

Settlement has been arrived at includes agreement by employees that they would meet target of 165 bags of raw material each containing 1,000 kg ...

Diageo eyes pledged shares of United Spirits

Vijay Mallya along with promoter companies hold 9.83% of which 9.37% is pledged

VST Industries hits 52-week high on strong Q4 results

The board has recommended dividend of Rs 70 per equity share of Rs 10 each for the year 2013-14.


ICICI Bank Q4 net up 15% at Rs 2,652 cr led by higher other income

Rise in provisions cap earnings growth

YES Bank surges on strong Q4 numbers

Analyst at Angel Broking recommends "Buy" rating for the stock with a target price of Rs 514.

PSU banks gain on government's capital infusion plan

Oriental Bank, Indian Overseas, Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, BOI, Syndicate Bank and Union Bank have rallied between 3-6% on the National Stock ...


Why the infosys buck shouldn't stop at Shibulal's table

His career was marked by more downs than ups, but one thing Shibulal cannot be faulted for is lack of ideas. His plans had good intentions but ...

Mastek's Q4 consol PAT at Rs 11.32 cr, down 44% YoY

Lower revenue, higher expense drags bottomline

Companies scaling profit charts

Many companies are expected to swing to profits in March quarter, compared to the losses faced a year & month ago


Strides Arcolab gets USFDA approval for Bangalore facility

Shares of the company were trading at Rs 505.35 apiece on the BSE

Biocon Q4 net dips 54% at Rs 113 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 248.61 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal

Wockhardt declines after Himachal Pradesh suspends drug

The company said the product contributed less than 3% to the consolidated sales of company during the financial year 2013-14.


5 key takeaways from Maruti results

Maruti's lower-than-expected performance started from its sales numbers and trickled down to its net profit

Maruti shares skid on poor Q4 numbers

The profit for the Jan-March quarter was Rs 800 crore compared to Rs 1,240 crore in same year-ago period.

Bosch Q1 net up 26% at Rs 326 crore

Net sales of the company rose to Rs 2,431.41 crore during the first quarter


Bharti Infratel net up on higher tenancy

Company's Q4 net jumps 64% to Rs 472 cr, revenue up just 4% to Rs 2,790 cr during the quarter

Bharti Infratel: Investments by telcos to drive gains in FY15

Growth in free cash flows to continue as higher tenancies will drive profits and not new towers

The saga of Supertech's fall from grace

Once in the news for building the tallest structure in North India, Supertech is now caught in an ugly row with customers that could see it ...


Indian Hotels seeks Sebi nod to raise Rs 1,000 cr via debentures

The company plans to issue compulsorily convertible debentures on a rights basis

Jet-Etihad yet to tap synergies

A year on, deal between the two airlines still to gather momentum, partly due to management problems at Jet

'SpiceJet needs Rs 1,200-cr infusion'

The need for more funds comes at a time when the airline is expected to post losses of around Rs 1,000 crore in 2013-14


L&T wins Rs 4,510 crore Qatar metro order

The construction giant has been focussing on overseas projects as several projects in India have been stuck due to slow down and lack of ...

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Nifty, Bank Nifty, Larsen & Toubro, Cairn India & Ambuja Cement

Back on track: Railway stocks up on elections frenzy

The stocks have been up for the third day in a row


SC warns Odisha over contempt proceedings in Bhushan iron ore lease case

Rejects pleas of JSPL, BSL to allot mines in line with BPSL judgment

JSW Steel mulls using Goan ore for Dolvi plant

The company plans to participate in e-auctions at Goa as and when the ore with 58% Fe is auctioned

JSW Steel commissions Cold Rolling Mill in Karnataka

Company has invested Rs 4,500 cr to set up the 2.3 mn tonne per annum plant to manufacture high-end auto-grade steel, first time in India


Deepak Fertilisers moves to gain control of Mallya's MCF

Launches open offer to buy another 26% stake in the company for about Rs 200 crore

Deepak Fertilisers: Boost in case of MCF acquisition

Deepak Fertilisers, earlier in July last year, had brought 24.45% stake in MCF

Mangalore Chemicals rallies on open offer by Deepak Fertilisers

Mangalore Chemicals has rallied 13% to Rs 70, while Zuari Agro Chemicals and Deepak Fertilisers are up 4% each at Rs 152 and Rs 125


Gujarat Gas dips on profit booking

In the past one month, the stock has rallied 58% compared to 4.65% rise in benchmark S&P BSE Sensex till yesterday.

Petronet invites bids to lease out LNG storage tanks at Kochi

Company plans to lease out a part of the storage capacity for a period of about two years initially at Kochi

Hinduja Ventures appoints Chintopanth as Group CFO - Media

He will be responsible for finance of all media group companies including its flagship IndusInd Media and Communications Limited


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Shut five power units in Delhi: BSES to govt

The move to source power from existing coal-based power plants will help in generation of 820 Mu of power and cut tariffs by 5-7%

Personal Finance

Do not delay filing an insurance claim

If made after three years from the death of the policyholder, insurers can refuse to honour it

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S5: The evolution of the Galaxy

Latest device from Samsung has the punch to be counted among the top smartphones of the ...

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Soccer's moment

Can the Indian Super League revive football in the country?

They've got the looks

The author follows a Narendra Modi lookalike in Mumbai and Rajat Ghai finds a Manmohan Singh double who lived in Delhi until recently

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Niranjan Hiranandani

Hirco deals fresh blow to battered realty sector

As it writes off assets worth Rs 3,000 crore, global investors may turn suspicious of Indian developers

S D Shibulal

Infosys's troubled legacy weighs on Shibulal

Shibulal's performance should be looked at from two angles: ideas and the ability to drive these ideas

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Realtors woo customers through buy-back schemes

Experts say through buy-back schemes, developers, cash-crunched or otherwise, are able to raise funds at much cheaper costs

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The new face of private labels

Offline retailers are increasing their investments in their own brands to overcome twin challenges

Dairy challenge from French quarters

Danone is intent on localising its products to prepare for entry of other foreign players

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Ashish Nanda

IIM-A joins hands with Harvard, MIT and Berkeley for research

Institutes to address bottom of the pyramid issues; joint research to up IIM-A's world ranking