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Monsoon 2014 to be below normal: IMD


The Met office also said that there is a 23% chance of a drought

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Why the Infosys buck should not 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.

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From Harvard to Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha comes a full circle


Yashwant Sinha's son has a tough battle as he fights the image of an outsider and differences within the party

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Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split


Shares jump 7%; iPhone sales beat estimates, drive 4.6% rise in revenue

COMPANIES »

Coke seeks alternate sites after Chharba fiasco


Coke's statement came three days after U'khand HC asked state govt to return 25 acres of land at Chharba to local gram panchayat

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to SC


Plea filed by NGO sought stay on entire process of appointment of chairperson and members of Lokpal

FINANCE »

FIPB defers call on HDFC Bank's plan to raise FII limit


The bank had proposed to increase its FII limit to 67.55% from about 51% at present

BRAND WORLD »


Dairy challenge from French quarters

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

WEEKEND SPECIAL »


Yesterday's ride

A French couple in Puducherry customise your humble Indian bicycle to give it a vintage feel. The author talks to the designer duo


PRIVATE EQUITY »


Property funds sharpen focus on bigger cities

Real estate-focused private equity (PE) funds are turning their attention to bigger cities. Reason: Lack of investment opportunities in Tier-II ...

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
new-colonialism

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

BLOGS


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

Where is Mrs Modi, Mr Modi?
Jyoti Mukul

It is not important to have a regular guy for a PM, but, it is important to know the psyche of a person

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

New headaches for miners after Goa mining ban lifted

The verdict on deemed licences has the Street question whether Sesa Sterlite owns any mines in Goa

Bull case for SBI, as open interest builds

Robust Tier-I capital at 10% and robust earnings outlook for FY16 drive momentum

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

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Nebraskan for no
Jeffrey Goldfarb


Buffett loses his voice - and maybe some sway

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Challenges continue for ACC

Both net sales and Ebitda for the March quarter were lower than Street estimates

IndusInd Bank to foray into asset reconstruction

IndusInd Bank is currently in the process of allocating capital for the asset reconstruction business

YES Bank appoints 2 new independent directors

Madhu Kapur likely to challenge the new appointments, say sources


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.


IndusInd Bank to foray into asset reconstruction

IndusInd Bank is currently in the process of allocating capital for the asset reconstruction business

YES Bank appoints 2 new independent directors

Madhu Kapur likely to challenge the new appointments, say sources

SIB earns all time high net profit in FY14

However, Q4 net falls 19% to Rs 125 crore


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


Novartis-GSK-Eli Lilly deal: Competition Commission hurdle remains

While all the companies have significant presence in most of these segments including in India, it is likely that some of their interests may ...

Biocon boss sorry for Rohan Murty tweet

Raising concern over Mazumdar-Shaw's tweet, another Infosys director had said, "I will certainly take this up with the chairman"

Strides' founder-led SeQuent Scientific to pick up stake in Shasun

Move follows JV for veterinary products


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 ...

Bharti Infratel Q4 net jumps 64% to Rs 472 cr

Revenue up just 4%to Rs 2,790 crore during the quarter


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


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


RIL borrows $550 mn from Japanese banks

Loan to part-finance proposed expansion of petrochemical plants

Cairn India puts up a good show

Medium-term prospects remain good, but company faces challenges on the production front

Today's picks

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


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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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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Football

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

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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