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Coal India, bank stocks drag market down


The 30-share Sensex closed at 29,182.95, down 498.82 points, or 1.68%, most in three weeks

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Fiscal deficit exceeds budget estimate in just 9 months


If revenues are not forthcoming, it is inevitable that Jaitley will have to enforce massive spending cuts

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Besides IMS, verticals like engg services also hold promise: Anil Chanana


Q&A with chief financial officer, HCL Technologies

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England through to tri-series final after 3-wicket win over India


A 125-run partnership between James Taylor and Jos Buttler proved to be a thorn in Indian flesh

AROUND THE WORLD »

Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut


Following the decision, the rouble extended losses to trade as much as 4 percent on the day against the dollar

PERSONAL FINANCE »

If banks bite the broker bullet...


...it will bring in more transparency, provide multiple choices and reduce mis-selling

FINANCE »

RBI urges companies to hedge FX exposure


This, in order to fortify the country's defences against any risk of currency turmoil

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The Eagle has not yet
landed

Mihir S Sharma

Sadly, the India-US summit produced more spin than it did deals

Obama and Vishal - Good
photo op

Shyamal Majumdar

The US President was probably unaware that the son of a manual labourer had to abandon studies as his school closed down

Women in command?
Bhupesh Bhandari

The daughter is still some distance away from becoming a truly equal partner

After Alibaba spin-off,
Yahoo! may become a
takeover target

Michael J de la Merced

When the spin-off is complete & Yahoo! has shed its stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, it's more likely to become hunted rather than hunter

BLOGS


Kavita Chowdhury: On the right to free expression

Defending the right to offend using the free speech argument, but circumscribed by the sensibilities of religious beliefs, is tricky

Abhishek Jha: The baffling case of Stuart Binny's selection

The 'allrounder' got a ticket on the World Cup bus yesterday. Abhishek Jha points out why this selection is biased in more than one way

Weekend Columnists

The game changer
Malavika Sangghvi

By the end of the '80s, Manmohan Shetty was running the largest film processing laboratory in the country with top production houses

On a wine trail in Nashik
Alok Chandra

It is clear that wineries with good facilities for visitors will gain significantly both in image as well as in commercial terms

Financial X-ray

HCL Tech's Dec show best in 16 quarters, 2014 RoE at 38%

Dollar revenue up 4% q-o-q, with a number of new big deals

JSW Steel: Soft demand, realisation take toll

Performance, lower than expected, needs to be looked at in the context of a challenging environment

BOOK REVIEWS

Primary colours of the Indian stock market

Gautam Parikh provides a comprehensive view on the evolution of the stock market

Robert Cyran

Here on Earth
Robert Cyran


Google and Amazon glimpse big-spending futures

George Hay

ELAphant in the room
George Hay


Greek deposits fly between a rock and a hard place

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Only 30% of loans to get SLR, CRR relief once IDFC becomes a bank

Even here, the eligibilty will apply only if IDFC has matching long-term deposits

SAT adjourns DLF appeal to Feb 6

Sebi had barred the company and key officials from acessing the stock market for three years, in a matter relating to disclosures made at the ...

ICICI net rises 14% but bad loans up

Asset quality concerns pull stock down 5%; trend sue to slippage from restructured loans and could persist for another 3 quarters, says chief


Berger Paints' Q3 profit decline marginally to Rs 82 crore

Company had posted consolidated net profit of Rs 82.28 crore during the October-December quarter of last fiscal

Kansai Nerolac Q3 net up 34% to Rs 65.66 crore

Company's net sales during the quarter under review increased 7.63% to Rs 884.29 crore

Dabur Q3 net up 16% at Rs 282.78 crore

Its consolidated net sales in third quarter of current fiscal grew by 9.16%


Only 30% of loans to get SLR, CRR relief once IDFC becomes a bank

Even here, the eligibilty will apply only if IDFC has matching long-term deposits

ICICI net rises 14% but bad loans up

Asset quality concerns pull stock down 5%; trend sue to slippage from restructured loans and could persist for another 3 quarters, says chief

BoB net down 68% to Rs 334 cr

Provisions rise 66% from a year earlier to Rs 1,260 cr


Bharti teams up with Kotak for payment bank

Vodafone-YES Bank, Future-IDFC in talks; Idea Cellular may go solo

TTML to raise Rs 2,500 cr by issuing non-convertible debentures

Meanwhile, the company reported a standalone net loss of Rs 169 cr for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014

Reserve price of 2,100-MHz spectrum stands at Rs 3,705 cr

The base price suggested by the Telecom Commission is around 35% higher than what telecom firms paid for in the 2010 auction


SAT adjourns DLF appeal to Feb 6

Sebi had barred the company and key officials from acessing the stock market for three years, in a matter relating to disclosures made at the ...

Mahindra Lifespaces posts 12% rise in net at Rs 33 crore

Total income for the quarter shot up 60% to Rs 249.71 crore

NTPC registers highest ever profit in Q3 FY 15

Compared to last year's Q3 the company registered a increase in profit of over 7%


Thermax Q3 net up 13% at Rs 76.2 cr

Pune-based industrial energy solutions provider Thermax today reported increase of 13 per cent in its net profit at Rs 76.2 crore as compared ...

Siemens registers Rs 634 cr net profit

Profit from sale of metal technologies business was Rs 704 cr

Today's picks- 29 January 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Coal India, Ambuja Cement & BHEL


Shoppers Stop Q3 net soars 2.8 times to Rs 14 cr

The company's turnover grew 10 per cent

Today's picks- 29 January 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Coal India, Ambuja Cement & BHEL

Astral Poly Technik posts 47.88% dip in Q3 net profit

Ahmedabad-based Astral Poly Technik Ltd. saw its standalone net profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014 for financial year 2014-15 ...


Tata Global Q3 profit down 30% to Rs 84 cr

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 119.55 crore for the October-December period of previous fiscal

Hyderabad firm launches germplasm bank

The Rs 4 cr facility has 107 lockers in which germplasms will be stored from 5-40 years under minus 20 degrees temperature

GSFC's Q3 net profit stands at Rs 103.47 cr

Company's total income decreased to Rs 1344.64 cr


Sun TV stock unfazed by Marans' woes

Stock rises 1.25%; analysts remain bullish on the scrip

Shemaroo Entertainment extends rally on FIIs buying

FIIs acquired 886,270 shares representing 3.26% stake in Shemaroo Entertainment in past two trading sessions.

Dish TV hits 52-week high on trimming losses in Q3

The stock up 4% at Rs 77.50 on BSE after reported net loss of Rs 2.87 in December quarter against loss of Rs 38 crore in year ago quarter.


Mega share sales: Will the markets correct?

Most big offers hitting the market saw the broader indices correct 2-4%

10 of 12 OFS stocks have underperformed the markets

Out of the 12 companies that raised funds via this route, six stocks are trading up to 46% higher, while four stocks have recorded negative ...

ONGC arrests decline in crude oil production: Chairman

Company over the past decade has seen its output dip by at least 2-3% annually


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Majnu ka Tilla: Flashes of a Forbidden Kingdom

The narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla in north Delh hide many Tibetan marvels, from authentic food to vignettes of their lives

An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

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Reforming FCI or cutting back food security?

Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring FCI has suggested the reach of the National Food Security Act be curtailed to 40% of the population

Airlines get a chance to revive flagging fortunes

Dramatic drop in ATF prices could help airlines shore up their earnings - provided they don't spoil it with a fare war

Real Estate

How the ready reckoner affects property prices

Besides making property more expensive, the rates also affect existing owners with higher taxes

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Voltas’ Crystal ACs keep Congressmen cool (Morarji Desai on the extreme left, with the ACs in the background)

Diversified Voltas' core saved it

From being a juggernaut in the Licence Raj, turning to ACs helped it survive

Kunal Jeswani, O&M’s CEO

Digital crowned again

If earlier digital advertising could be mistaken for an afterthought, increasing senior appointments suggest it is not so anymore

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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