WEEKEND SPECIAL »

2014: The year of fear and faith


A deviant cabbie, a slum dweller, two Dalit girls and a bureaucrat - ordinary people triggered extraordinary events in 2014

COMPANIES »

PK rakes in Rs 182 cr in first week


Aamir Khan starrer is expected to keep cash box ringing in the second week as well; might cross the Rs 233-cr mark set by Kick

ECONOMY »

FinMin considers extending tax cuts for auto sector


The levy was also reduced from 12% to 10% on capital goods and some consumer goods

FINANCE »

5 entities allege mis-selling, take ICICI Bank UK to court


Bank denies mis-selling charges, says lawsuit filed after it initiated legal recovery action over loan default

AROUND THE WORLD »

Japan's savings rate turns negative


Wages fall in challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

MARKETS »

Weekly: Stock market indices decline marginally; FIIs net sellers at Rs 3,500cr


Sensex lost 0.47 per cent or 130.06 points at 27,242, while Nifty ended down 0.29 per cent or 24.50 points at 8,221

2004 TSUNAMI, 10 YEARS ON »

When the waves came crashing to Indian shores


On Dec 26, 2004, a tsunami took a huge toll on life in Tamil Nadu. A decade later, BS takes a look at the change it has brought

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Challenges for Nehru & Gandhi Pvt Ltd

Biggest loser of 2014, Rahul Gandhi must find a way to abdicate control of the "family firm"

Abheek Barua & Purva Singh: A big reason for India to export

Unless openness drives productivity higher, Indian growth will stagnate around six per cent

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Kapil Grover & Karishma Grover

Kapil Grover & Karishma Grover: Born raconteurs

They talk to Rahul Jacob about alcohol retailing in India and signing Frank Sinatra's 'My Way'


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Challenges for Nehru &
Gandhi Pvt Ltd

T N Ninan

Biggest loser of 2014, Rahul Gandhi must find a way to abdicate control of the "family firm"

A big reason for India
to export

Abheek Barua & Purva Singh

Unless openness drives productivity higher, Indian growth will stagnate around six per cent

The noise around beef
Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Sangh Parivar forgets that not only is there no scriptural prohibition, but venerable authorities held beef as both desirable, an essential food

Fouling your own nest
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Economists are bringing a bad name to economics

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

Weekend Columnists

Goodbye and good luck
Malavika Sangghvi

What can you say about a year when more people took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge than who knew why they’d taken it or what ALS stood for?

Wines for 2015
Alok Chandra

Among Cabs, I would recommend Vallonne Cab Classique 2011 (reserve) and Charosa Cab Reserve, as well as the Krsma Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

Financial X-ray

Yes Bank: NIMs to expand 15-20 bps in FY16

Focus on retail franchise and fall in cost of funds to drive earnings growth

Order boost, inhaler sales key triggers for Cipla

Street to keep an eye on margin improvement and launch of combination inhalers

BOOK REVIEWS

How Sachin created a cricket humourist

Vikram Sathaye shares his experiences from his time spent with the Indian team as a sort of unofficial groupie

Stephanie Rogan

Dilma's debacle
Stephanie Rogan


Clean sweep needed to restore trust in Petrobras

Daniel Indiviglio

Hazy rules
Daniel Indiviglio


Uncle Sam stoked to hash out marijuana in 2015

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Kingfisher not a wilful defaulter, says HC

Calcutta HC dismisses United Bank of India's decision on technical grounds

Chennai-based group eyes legal recourse against TCS' pink slips

Says more than 120 who lost jobs have approached it; TCS says workforce optimisation leads to some involuntary attrition, nothing out of

Gujarat Pipavav setting up RoRo automobile yard at Pipavav Port

The 250,000 vehicle yard scheduled for commissioning in Q2 2015


Manappuram Group may apply for banking licence

The company is going for the third NCD public issue during the current financial year from January 15, 2015 to mobilise Rs 200 crore

Yes Bank: NIMs to expand 15-20 bps in FY16

Focus on retail franchise and fall in cost of funds to drive earnings growth

PSBs in focus; CNX PSU Bank index up 1.2%

Corporation Bank, Union Bank, Allahabad Bank, Syndicate Bank, IOB and Bank of India are up 3-4% on NSE.


Airtel rolls out special data packs for VoIP

Airtel defends move by citing huge investments in network, says business needs to be viable and sustainable

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


Chennai-based group eyes legal recourse against TCS' pink slips

Says more than 120 who lost jobs have approached it; TCS says workforce optimisation leads to some involuntary attrition, nothing out of

Bringing a cultural shift to Infosys is biggest challenge in 2015: Sikka

CEO Sikka says Infosys will be a services company that uses software in a big way; says will get IT services industry to focus more on ...

Zensar signs three deals in IM space worth $12mn

To expand in Europe;looking for acquisition in Germany


Order boost, inhaler sales key triggers for Cipla

Street to keep an eye on margin improvement and launch of combination inhalers

Lupin gets USFDA approval for HIV drug

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc, the company's US subsidiary, will commence marketing the product shortly

Torrent Pharma, Reliance Life sign licensing agreement for biosimilars

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


Cyrus Mistry's to-fix list remains formidable

Indian Hotels, Tata Steel, Tata Teleservices, Tata Motors, Tata Power need some immediate attention of the Tata Group chairman

Tata Motors rolls out 123 AC buses for Ahmedabad Janmarg

New buses in addition to the order bagged by the company for 3,200 buses under the JNNURM - phase II scheme

VST Tillers Tractors extends fall on restriction in production

The stock dipped 3% at Rs 1,353, extending its Wednesday's 2.4% fall on NSE.


DB Realty soars on heavy volumes

The stock rallied 10% to Rs 60 after the company said it has received full occupation certificate for its project in suburban Mumbai.

States face power deficit as Power Grid delays transmission lines

In most cases, the commissioning date has been extended by at least three years

BSES plans to launch mobile app for power supply transparency

Initially, the app will run only on Android phones, but will be extended to other platforms later


Kingfisher not a wilful defaulter, says HC

Calcutta HC dismisses United Bank of India's decision on technical grounds

No violation of safety norm or unfair seat allotment:Air India

The airline asserted that the incident "did not affect the flight safety of any crew"

SpiceJet shares zoom 9% on revival plan reports

In terms of volume, 31.17 million shares of the company changed hands on the BSE during the day


Goa govt's mining lease renewals to open Sesa's 70% iron ore operations

Analysts not kicked about restart of Sesa's iron ore operations

Jindal Stainless surges 14% ahead of board meet

The board will meet on December 29, to consider a scheme on asset monetization and business reorganization plan of the company.

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


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 plans a turnround of manufacturing site near Raigad

The unit comprises an ethane and propane gas cracker and five downstream plants for the manufacture of polymers, fibre intermediates and ...

IOC to start land acquisition for expansion of Gujarat facility

The state-run refiner will invest Rs 5,000 crore to increase its overall capacity to 18 million tonnes

Alphageo (India) surges over 10% in two-days on winning contract from Oil India

The company said it has been awarded Rs 10.42 crore contract from Oil India.


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