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MEA to launch yet another inquiry against Devyani Khobragade


This time for violating the gag order that was imposed soon after her arrival here from US in January

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SpiceJet to submit rescue plan to govt tomorrow


Sources say investors are considering pumping in about Rs 1,100 cr, which they believe will get the airline back on track

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'Supply Rules' essential for GST take-off


GST needs clarity on whether tax will be levied on headquarters or branches of companies

MARKETS »

Three of five IPOs this year trading above the issue price


Snowman Logistics and Wonderla Holidays are the biggest gainers in terms of returns

AROUND THE WORLD »

Russia says currency crisis over, but inflation set to soar


As the rouble weakens Russia has to pay more for its imports, which pushes up inflation at home and so people will protect their earnings by ...

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We may consider raising further capital in the near future: Sam Ghosh


Interview with CEO, Reliance Capital

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More governance, less government


Ending dual regulation and improving transparency in decision-making are key to improving the health of public-sector banks

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Six lessons from a
fateful 2014

Claude Smadja

The six big global trends the past year crystallised

Can India reach the
global top spot in
solar?

Vandana Gombar

The govt does not have the deep pockets, or even the inclination, to fund a massive expansion in renewables

Success and failure in a
year of prominent deals

Steven Davidoff Solomon

The hostile takeover rose from the dead and the American deal market revived while Europe and Asia were moribund

Reassessing Mr Vajpayee
Rahul Jacob

He reminds Parliament and TV viewers that he has always played by the rules of democracy as a Member of Parliament for 40 years

BLOGS


Give them a fair chance
Somasroy Chakraborty

Old private banks that escaped nationalisation of 1960's and 1970's typically began as community banks

Cheers to the perfect cup of tea
Kavita Chowdhury

Musings on December 15, the International Tea Day

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Conversion agenda

The BJP should stop pushing a non-issue

Development challenges

Implications of India's declining fertility rate

Financial X-ray

BJP win in Jharkhand to boost CIL's volumes

State accounts for 11-12% of CIL production; resolving issues in the state will boost output

Persistent Systems: Future growth at the cost of margins

Continuous investments could pull down margins, say analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

Monotheism's nuanced uncertainties

This second volume in the series is a textual overview of the three monotheisms – Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Sacred histories

The Norton Anthology of World Religions contains a generously wide-ranging collection of the key texts of Hinduism and Buddhism

Richard Beales

Universally hacknowledged
Richard Beales


Bank cyberinsurance is overdue to come of age

Daniel Indiviglio

Contagion immunity
Daniel Indiviglio


Positive US momentum could grow in 2015

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Torrent Pharma, Reliance Life sign licensing agreement for biosimilars

The licensing agreement is expected to significantly boost presence in oncology and dermatology segments

States face power deficit as Power Grid delays transmission lines

In most of the cases, the commissioning date has been extended by three years or more

SpiceJet to submit rescue plan to govt tomorrow

Sources say investors are considering pumping in about Rs 1,100 cr, which they believe will get the airline back on track


40 years ago...And now: Prestige expands but with caution

It has had to bring back its popular tagline, expand beyond south India to make its diversification work

Today's picks- 22 December 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel, ITC & Tata Motors

Jewellery stocks up on expectations of better sales this season

While share price of Gitanjali Gems shot up by 7.39%, that of Shantivijay Jewels jumped 4.93%


Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui to take 2.77% stake in Reliance Capital

Reliance Capital also intends to establish new bank in India with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui to take $58.4 mn stake in Reliance Capital

Sumitomo Mitsui will buy the stake at 530 rupees per share through preferential allotment

Manappuram Finance gains on stake buy plan in Asirvad Micro Finance

The company also intends to increase its stake up to 85% by infusion of additional capital.


Govt to look into Airtel's plan to charge for internet calls

Airtel plans to charge for VoIP calls at standard rate of 4 paise per 10 KB on 3G network and 10paise per 10 KB on 2G

Airtel to charge for using VoIP services

VoIP services include those such as Skype, Line and Viber that typically let users make free calls through the internet

Today's picks- 17 December 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, DLF, Tata Steel & Bharti Airtel


Torrent Pharma, Reliance Life sign licensing agreement for biosimilars

The licensing agreement is expected to significantly boost presence in oncology and dermatology segments

Dr Reddy's, IPCA facilities under Health Canada radar

Dr Reddy's and IPCA will not be able to export drugs from facilities under US scrutiny to the Canadian market

Hester board approves scheme of amalgamation

The board has approved scheme of amalgamation between Diavetra Lifesciences, Gujarat Agrofarm, Hester Biosciences Mauritius and Innoves Animal ...


Optare to focus more on exports to reduce reliance on UK market

Looking at integration with Ashok Leyland through launch of Solo EV with AL branding next year

Hyundai to launch two compact SUVs next year, an MPV in 2016

South Korean car maker to increase India sales by a tenth, helped largely by launches next year

US court dismisses case against Apollo Tyres filed by Cooper

Apollo Tyres on Wednesday said US court has dismissed the case filed against it by Cooper Tire and Rubber on the issue related to merger of ...


States face power deficit as Power Grid delays transmission lines

In most of the cases, the commissioning date has been extended by three years or more

Jaiprakash Associates shares soar 9% on UltraTech deal

Shares of Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) on Wednesday zoomed nine per cent after Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech announced the acquisition of its ...

Why Ideal may be a smart buy for Tata Power

At a time when the company is struggling with high debt, losses and tariff issues, Ideal Energy's assured fuel linkages could prove to be a boon


SpiceJet to submit rescue plan to govt tomorrow

Sources say investors are considering pumping in about Rs 1,100 cr, which they believe will get the airline back on track

JPMorgan fund in talks on taking $200 mn stake in SpiceJet

Ajay Singh, who helped set up the low-cost airline in 2005, is leading a rescue plan for SpiceJet

Vistara takes the premium economy way

By targeting the category between business and economy, it hopes to gain a quick breakthrough. Will it find takers?


Premji funding to help Biyani sail through rights issue, cut debt

Future's Rs 1,600-cr rights issue will open on Jan 15 and close on Jan 29

Acquisition value accretive for Ultratech

With capacities getting a boost and the deal with Jaiprakash at an attractive price, analysts upgrade target prices

Jaiprakash Associates shares soar 9% on UltraTech deal

Shares of Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) on Wednesday zoomed nine per cent after Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech announced the acquisition of its ...


Bokaro to replace Bhilai as SAIL's top steel producing unit

The state-run firm will complete its next phase of expansion programme with Rs 1.5 lakh crore investment by 2025

CIL inks crucial JV for Talcher urea plant

The company signed two separate joint venture agreements

BJP win in Jharkhand to boost CIL's volumes

State accounts for 11-12% of CIL production; resolving issues in the state will boost output


Tata Chemicals to target FMCG market

TCL is going through a restructuring programme to prune its debt

Sugar stocks still not out of the woods

The ethanol price decision will have limited benefits; prospects will look up only with a revival in the sugar cycle

GSK Consumer elevates marketing head Jayant Singh to regional position

Singh will head to Brazil, while company veteran Prashant Pandey will replace him in India


Sun TV: Positive macros, operational worries

Expectation of advertising recovery and subscription growth are positives but weakening position a worry

Sun TV: Positive macros, operational worries

Expectations of advertising recovery and subscription growth are positives while weakening competitive position is a worry

Jagran Prakashan hits 52-week high on acquisition plan of Radio City

The stock hit 52-week high of Rs 155 on NSE.


RIL signs agreement with Mitsui to ship liquefied ethane

Mitsui will supervise construction of six Very Large Ethane Carriers ordered by Reliance

SBI to raise Rs 4,000 cr for BPCL's petrochemical plan

BPCL will invest around Rs 14,225 cr for Kochi refinery expansion and Rs 5,000 cr for setting up a petrochemical JV

RIL to give up KG basin gas discovery block

Access restrictions and uncertainty over long-term natural gas pricing are the reasons


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Why Ideal may be a smart buy for Tata Power

At a time when the company is struggling with high debt, losses and tariff issues, Ideal Energy's assured fuel linkages could prove to be a boon

E-auction not a sure cure for corruption

According to experts, the biggest benefit of e-tendering is that it leaves an "audit trail", much to the respite of the bureaucrats

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Prestige expands but with caution

It has had to bring back its popular tagline, expand beyond south India to make its diversification work

Abhishek Ganguly

Puma plans to leap across value chain

The sportswear brand, is bringing in brands from its global portfolio to tap the premium consumer, different from its positioning so far

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year