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Indian pharma now under Canada lens


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

ECONOMY »

Govt approves 100% FDI in medical devices


The health care sector in India is expected to reach $150 bn in 2017, from $80 bn in 2012, according to various reports

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Poll results and Bharat Ratna decision add to Modi's Varanasi visit appeal


The PM is scheduled to inspect Assi ghat on the banks of Ganga and launch a cleanliness drive

MARKETS »

IPO window likely to shut for wilful defaulters


Access to secondary market could, however, continue; Sebi discusses issue, likely to soon propose new policy guidelines

AROUND THE WORLD »

Countering cyber attacks without a playbook


Since there are no treaties about how to use digital weapons Vs cyber attackers, there are no rules about how to fight this kind of conflict

FINANCE »

Govt, PSB chiefs to discuss banking reforms on Jan 2-3


Plans 2-day brainstorm to draw blueprint for banking sector reforms

BANKING ANNUAL »

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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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

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

Sikka suggests new 'habits' to Infy staff to make 2015 a year to remember

Asks employees to question, be curious and mindful, to speak up and challenge the norm


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%


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.

YES Bank raises $200 mn from ADB

Private Sector lender-YES Bank has raised $200 million as unsecured loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance working capital and ...

Value unlocking another trigger for SBI

The move will increase the bank's capital base and aid further growth


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

Airtel to sell telecom tower assets in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS

The deals will allow Airtel to focus on its core business, reduce debt and cut down on capex


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 ...

Opto Circuits surges on Cabinet nod for easing FDI norms for medical devices business

The stock surged 17% to Rs 26.15 on NSE on back of an over two-fold jump in trading volumes.


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 ...

Bajaj Auto tweaks go-to-market strategy

To focus on entry level, premium segment to gain market share; set to enter 13 new export markets


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

NTPC to issue debentures of Rs 10,360 cr

Existing shareholders will get one fully paid-up bonus debentures having face value of Rs 12.50 against each equity share of Rs 10 face value


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?

SpiceJet co-founder submits rescue plan to govt

After PM Modi enquired about the status of the airline last week, hectic parleys were carried out to arrive at a deal to recapitalise the

Anjuli Bhargava: Why Ajay Singh is playing SpiceJet's saviour

Sources say Singh is ready to invest Rs 200 cr into SpiceJet from personal funds & is busy trying to rope in some PE investors for more


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 ...

Max India, Reliance Capital gain as Cabinet approves Insurance Bill

Max India, Reliance Capital, Exide Industries, Aditya Birla Nuvo and Bajaj Finserv are up 1-4% on BSE.


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

Coal India gets S Bhattacharya as new chief

He has earlier served in urban development, power, agriculture and land revenue departments of the Andhra Pradesh governmen


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 to give up KG basin gas discovery block

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

Essar Oil to convert over $1 bn rupee loan into dollar debt

The move is part of its plan to reduce its cost of borrowings

RIL: Current weakness an opportunity for long term investors

Though telecom launch in FY16 may not be earnings accretive, expansions in core refining and petrochemical segments will boost earnings


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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