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Kerry, Swaraj co-chair fifth Strategic Dialogue

The two leaders held nearly an hour-long restricted meeting before they were joined by their delegations


F&O expiry: Nifty ends 70 points lower at 7,721

Markets ended lower following expiry of July F&O contracts and sales by foreign funds


JSW Steel plans to invest $22 bn to raise capacity by 2025

Currently, the Mumbai-based steel producer has a total installed capacity of 14.3 million tonne

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Samsung posts worst quarterly profit in 2 years

Profit for the mobile division falls to 4.42 trillion won, the lowest in 2 years


Pune landslide: Rajnath assures full Central assistance

He announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the victims from the Prime Minister's fund

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Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India: sources

Members discuss pushing ahead trade facilitation agreement on a plurilateral basis


Don't shift to online plans to save cost

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

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Is Natwar Singh's claim that Rahul Gandhi prevented his mother from becoming Prime Minister of India a publicity stunt?

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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

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

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


WTO talks: NDA's radio silence takes the toll on India's stance
Nitin Sethi

The next 48 hours will show whether the new government was only sabre-rattling or if it is better able to play the multinational negotiations ...

Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

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


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


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

Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

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Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

GE's $20-bn cards unit IPO puts a lot on credit

Martin Hutchinson

Ignore the blips
Martin Hutchinson

US GDP gyrations obscure still slow, steady growth

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Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cipla, ntpc & HCL Tech

HCL: June quarter an aberration

Softer revenue growth disappointed but operational efficiencies and higher other income drove profits

Maruti: First-time, rural buyers drive volumes

Sees double-digit volume growth in FY15; strong product pipeline to support higher realisations

Symphony Q4 net up over 26% at Rs 32.73 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 25.90 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal

Bajaj Electricals reports Q1 net profit at Rs 5.6 crore

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 885.96 crore

Bajaj Electricals Q1 Net at Rs 5.6 crore

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 66 lakh in the same quarter of the previous fiscal

ICICI Bank Q1 net up 17% at Rs 2,655 cr

Higher interest income and improved other income aided the bank's earnings growth during the quarter

Cholamandalam Investment net profit up 2%

The NBFC firm has disbursed Rs 716 crore in home equity loans as against Rs 62 crore last year

Andhra Bank to raise Rs 1,000 cr via infra bonds

CRISIL has assigned its 'AA+/Stable' rating to the Rs 10 billion long-term infrastructure bonds of Andhra Bank

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

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Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cipla, ntpc & HCL Tech

NTPC Q1 net down 13% at Rs 2,201 cr

Net sales came it at Rs 18,086.5 crore

IRB Infra surges 7% on strong Q1 results

The company said it has an order book of Rs 11,350 crore, out of which orders worth Rs 9,400 crore are to be executed in the next three to four ...

Vijay Mallya gets bail from court for not remitting TDS of Rs 266 cr

Special Economic Offences court was hearing a case filed against Kingfisher Airlines for not having remitted TDS

Corporate business helps GoAir increase revenue, market share

The airline is aiming for 36% revenue growth in FY15

SpiceJet's GM for airport services quits

Bhatkoti had been handling the air carrier's airport operations for North and East and had been with the carrier since 2005

GSFC starts production of Neem coated urea

Would be to the extent of 35% of its total Urea production

Deepak Fertilisers Q1 net drops 7% to Rs 39.85 crore

Company had clocked a net profit of Rs 42.73 crore in the same period last year

Deepak Fertilisers slips on weak June quarter results

The stock dipped 7% to Rs 166 after reporting 7% yoy decline in net profit at Rs 40 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.

Post-Satyam Cineplex buy, Inox aims 514 screens in 2 yrs

Inox bought the Delhi-based chain for Rs 182 cr

PVR reports Q1 net profit at Rs 7.66 crore

Company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13.60 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal

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

Aban Offshore net profit doubles

The company's total income from opeartions stood 16.7%

Govt seeks Rs 15,546-crore fuel subsidy from upstream cos

Of this, ONGC will pay Rs 13,200 cr, OIL India will Rs 1,846 cr, while Rs 500 cr will come from GAIL

Reliance open to 30% stake sale in Jio

To wait for sizeable user base for better valuation

Talwalkars hits 52-week high as David Lloyd eyes stake report

The stock surged 13% to Rs 243 on reports that British health and fitness group David Lloyd is buying around 20% stake in Mumbai-based the ...

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

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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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Sony takes the small town route via KBC

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


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