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Markets welcome Fed decision; Nifty ends above 8,100


The 30-share Sensex closed at 27,112 up by 481 points whereas the Nifty ended higher by 139 points at 8,115

Xi Jinping's India trip »

China's border guards target population along LAC


Indian authorities have largely left their border people to their fate, reluctant to get involved

COMPANIES »

Jet Airways to stop Konnect service from December 1


Airline's chairman Naresh Goyal announced scrapping of the no frills service citing brand confusion amongst customers

Around the world »

US Fed says will keep interest rates at zero for 'considerable time'


Continues to taper bond-buying programme, down to $15 billion a month

ECONOMY »

Gold imports to rise, premiums likely to double on festive buying


Gold sales are expected to rise by 15% to 20% this festive season from year-ago levels

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Prashant Bhushan refuses to name 'whistleblower' in CBI director case


Cites danger to source's life as the reason to SC

FINANCE »

Rupee trims losses as shares gain


The Indian unit earlier hit an intra-day session low 61.2050

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Rahul Jacob: Mr Xi's Big Lie

Does anyone really believe that the Chinese are going to invest $100 billion in India?

Editorial Comment »


Risks of inaction are too high to ignore

India is being lax about the climate-change threat

ON THE BEAT »


Why we need more CEOs like Mary Barra

GM top boss is one of the most loved CEOs despite the controversies that surfaced soon after she assumed office in January


TAKE TWO »


Ramesh Chauhan seeks to recreate his cola magic

The grand old man of cola has found a new sweet spot in beverages - an energy drink called Urzza

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Planning Commission Mark
II

Nitin Desai

If in 2017 yet another five-year Plan has to be formulated, then new institution will not be very different from present Planning Commission

Mr Xi's Big Lie
Rahul Jacob

Does anyone really believe that the Chinese are going to invest $100 billion in India?

Corridors of hope
Barun Roy

The Greater Mekong Sub-region economic corridors initiative offers a model that should be duplicated in South Asia

How politics shapes
infrastructure

Thillai Rajan & Nandita Vadali

The popular notion is that it is better to have the same party or alliance at the Centre and the state as far as investment is concerned

BLOGS


Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action

5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Sleeping during warming

India is being lax about the climate-change threat

More than fines

Road safety requires a more comprehensive approach

Financial X-ray

Analysts bullish on Tata Motors despite JLR blip

JLR volumes could hit million units by 2019, stock trading at discount to other premium automakers

Concerns for J&K Bank over near-term growth

Incremental restructuring likely to rise, loan disbursement to be slower after the floods

BOOK REVIEWS

Muslim angst in the modern world

Taj Hashmi has made a valiant attempt to explain Muslims’ estrangement from West and rise of radical Islam to a bewildered and angry audience

Making reforms work for the poor

Mr V Kumaraswamy’s subtle suggestions for economic reforms tailored to the country’s social environment are both practical and progressive

Andy Mukherjee

Vanishing optimism
Andy Mukherjee


Commodity prices mirror global growth pessimism

John Foley

Soft furnishing
John Foley


China stealth stimulus may slip down back of sofa

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BHEL bags Rs 3,500 crore order for thermal plant in Gujarat

Contract has been awarded by the Gujarat State Electricity Corp Ltd

Infosys exapands partnerships to widen new technology offerings

Strengthens partnership with Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems; enters into global pact with China's Huawei

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.


IFC lends $50mn to PNB Housing Finance

Helps mobilise additional $50mn from other investors

Concerns for J&K Bank over near-term growth

Incremental restructuring likely to rise, loan disbursement to be slower after the floods

Religare Securities ties up with South Indian Bank

Bank's customers will get savings and depository accounts along with company's online trading account


DoT moves SC against TDSAT verdict on 3G roaming

The tribunal had overturned a govt ban on offering 3G mobile services beyond their licensed zones through roaming pacts

BSNL to offer free calls for a week in Kashmir

Except Poonch, mobile services are either substantially or partially restored in all parts of the valley

Bharti Airtel launches 3G network in African nation Tchad

Tchad with this launch has become the 16th 3G market of the company in Africa


Infosys exapands partnerships to widen new technology offerings

Strengthens partnership with Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems; enters into global pact with China's Huawei

Infosys inks deal with China's Huawei for cloud-based projects

Huawei and Infosys will explore setting up a joint lab in China to enable better delivery in all areas of the partnership

Midcap IT shares in demand

RS Software, Polaris, Hexaware, KPIT Tech, NIIT Tech, Nucleus Software, Geometric and Mastek are up 5-13% on BSE.


Apollo Hospitals: Extending reach, eyeing higher margins

The Hospitals is acquiring 320 retail pharmacy outlets of Hetero Med Solutions for Rs 146 cr

Sun Pharma gains 2% on pact with Merck & Co for Tildrakizumab

Sun Pharma has entered into a licensing agreement with Merck & Co Inc for investigational therapeutic antibody candidate, Tildrakizumab.

Lupin: Correction an opportunity

While Merck Sereno and Salix deals will add to earnings in long run, existing geographies will continue driving growth


Apollo Tyres to commission greenfield facility in Hungary in 2017

It will cost the tyre-maker 475 mn euros

Hero MotoCorp hits record high on Rs 1,600 crore capex plan

The company would set up an ultra-modern manufacturing facility with a capacity to produce 1.8 million units annually in Andhra Pradesh.

Maruti Suzuki sales head Pareek quits

Pareek had successfully continued the rural drive of the company initiated by former managing director Jagdish Khattar


Realty shares rally; CNX Realty index surges over 4%

Unitech, HDIL, Indiabulls Real Estate, Oberoi Realty, DLF, DB Realty and Anant Raj Ind are up 4-11% on NSE.

NBCC hits new high; stock surges 25% in two days

On September 15, the state-owned construction firm signed MoU with the National WAQF Development Corporation (NAWADCO) for developing the WAQF ...

Ramky Infra zooms on buzz of sale of 3 highway projects

Ajay Piramal group has emerged as the front runner to purchase three highway projects of Ramky Infra


Jet Airways to stop Konnect service from December 1

Airline's chairman Naresh Goyal announced scrapping of the no frills service citing brand confusion amongst customers

Jet expands overseas operations, adds new Gulf routes

The airline reported a record loss of Rs 4,129 cr in 2013-14 and the expansion is part of its revival strategy

Will 2014 be the worst year for IPO filings?

Pipeline leanest since 2004; bankers said to be cautious due to fear of rejection by Sebi


Sutlej Textiles shuts fabric division to focus on home textiles

Company to expand manufacturing capacity of home textiles from existing 2.5 mn metres to 9.6 mn metres

Future Retail gains as MSA (Singapore) acquires stake

MSA (Singapore) acquired over 26 lakh shares of Future Retail at Rs 120.18/share

Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs


Today's picks- 17 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cairn, TCS & Jindal Steel

Metal shares surge after economic stimulus by China

Metal shares gained after China's economic stimulus raised hopes of a boost in demand in the biggest consumer.

Hindalco deferring share sale makes sense: Analysts

Jharkhand mines' issue should be resolved within 3-4 months at the most, says govt


Hatsun Agro rises on preferential share issue plans

The company's board will meet on Sep 23 to consider issue of share on preferential basis

Many rerating cues for UPL

Product launches, presence in high-growth markets and lower debt should help it improve revenue, earnings growth

Skincare makes a splash with satchets

While Zydus launched facewash in a satchet for the first time, Fair & Lovely relaunched its pack to revive sales


Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.

Zee Entertainment up on brokerage upgrade

Kotak has upgraded the stock to 'add' with target of Rs 315 and the stock will be included in Nifty from Sep 19

Hathway Cable gains on preferential share issue to FII

The board approved issuance of 47 lakh equity shares at Rs 340/share


Snowman Logistics extends rally post listing

The stock is currently trading at Rs 90.15 on BSE, up 90% against its issue price of Rs 47.

Will 2014 be the worst year for IPO filings?

Pipeline leanest since 2004; bankers said to be cautious due to fear of rejection by Sebi

CARE hits record high on special dividend of Rs 65 per share

The aforesaid special dividend will be paid to the shareholders on or before October 14, 2014


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Bling it on

Four style gurus have decided to expand their repertoire and conquer another bastion of design - jewellery

Battles of the mind

Bobby Fischer's face-off with Boris Spassky wasn't just about chess. Pawn Sacrifice tries to capture the turmoil in the American grandmaster's ...

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Time out becomes the latest in a long list of city-centric magazines that are trying to find a niche online as the print space shrivels

Real Estate

How about investing in smaller cities?

There are good reasons, such as lower costs and better quality of life, for companies and individuals moving to places beyond the metros

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40 Years Ago...and now: Brand new, always

The endorsement career of India's megastar Amitabh Bachchan displays his relevance in diametrically opposite roles and product categories

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While Zydus launched facewash in a satchet for the first time, Fair & Lovely relaunched its pack to revive sales

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Germany emerges among top education destinations for Indians

Better immigration rules and low cost of education big draw