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Slow pace of reforms in India is disappointing: Marc Faber


Q&A with renowned global investor and author of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report

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Kotak Mahindra Bank Q4 net up 30% at Rs 527 cr


The lender's board approved bonus issue of one share for every share held; net interest income rises 16%

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Analysis:Why the Modi government deserves the flak it is getting


From a lack of big reforms to regressive tax policies, the Modi govt has surrendered its initial momentum

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No proposal to give full statehood to Delhi: Centre


The Aam Aadmi Party govt in Delhi has been demanding full statehood for Delhi

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Tsunami warning issued after strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea


Today's quake was centred in the same area as two earthquakes that rocked Papua New Guinea last week

MODI GOVT: DELIVERY VS PROMISE »

On the economy, the Modi government deserves the flak it is getting


From a lack of big reforms to regressive tax policies, the Modi govt has surrendered its initial momentum

FINANCE »

SBBJ cuts base rate by 15 bps to 10.10%


The new revised rate will be effective from May 06

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Closing the infra gap
Ashok Lahiri

The developmental logic behind the new BRICS Bank is compelling

Build one India, brick
by brick

Subir Roy

The sharply perceptive interview on Headlines Today of Arun Shourie, who was the toast of news channels a year ago explaining the Bharatiya ...

Will Carson and Fiorina
disrupt GOP race?

Jonathan Bernstein

No one remotely like Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina has come close to winning a US presidential nomination in the modern era. But scholars are ...

McDonald's chief
promises turnaround in a
restructuring

Hiroko Tabuchi

Steve Easterbrook, who took over as chief executive in March, has promised to refashion McDonald's into a modern, progressive burger and ...

BLOGS


Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

Why Barkha Dutt is wrong about women's safety in India

Did misplaced national pride inhibit the avowed feminist in Barkha Dutt from calling a spade a spade on women's safety in India?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

A backward step

Why is India still on the US' IPR watch list?

Competition to the end

Behind Berkshire Hathaway's 50th anniversary

Financial X-ray

Frontline stocks & broader markets may crack further

High frequency indicators hit a low in March

SKS Microfinance: Good show likely to continue

A banking licence, if awarded, could be a key trigger

BOOK REVIEWS

Holding the family business together

Family companies score over other forms of ownership on many counts, but they have not received the deserved attention and have, in fact, been ...

Essential reading on tomorrow's cities

The book contain a wealth of knowledge for those interested in details of what is happening in cities around the world

Robert Cyran

20-20 foresight
Robert Cyran


Cisco safely and slowly routes leadership change

Peter Thal Larsen

Battle of the bulge
Peter Thal Larsen


China's investment bank wannabes face long march

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Exide: Downgrades on weak sales, higher capex

Margin gains could recede as lead prices rise and higher competition in inverters raises marketing costs

Rain Industries March quarter net up 68% at Rs 84 crore

Huge forex gain swells profit figure despite 19% fall in revenue

Shriram Transport to re-look equipment finance strategy

NPAs in its subsidiary Shriram Equipment Finance pulled down the overall performance of Shriram Transport in Q4


Dabur net up 21% on strong volume growth

Consolidated net sales grew 10.2% to Rs 1,945 crore for the period

Nivea commissions first Indian factory at Sanand

In phase-1, plant's annual capacity is just over 100 mn units, making creams, lotions, shower products and lip care

Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit


Shriram Transport to re-look equipment finance strategy

NPAs in its subsidiary Shriram Equipment Finance pulled down the overall performance of Shriram Transport in Q4

BOB, SBBJ slash base rate by 25 bps and 15 bps, respectively

New rates effective May 6; with this, 21 of 91 scheduled commercial banks have reduced base rates

South Indian Bank Q4 net declines 87% to Rs 16 cr

The operating profit in FY15 decreased 7.5% to Rs 816 cr


Docomo exit from Tata venture likely at lower valuation

Tatas may convert Tata Tele CCPSes into shares at below Price Waterhouse's fair price of Rs 23 apiece

Motorola bets on quality, after sales service to ramp up sales

The company is strongly focused on customer services and has opened 150 service centres across the country

Idea slashes national roaming tariff by upto 40%

The company will now charge incoming calls at 45 paise/minute, a reduction of 40%, while roaming anywhere in India


Exide: Downgrades on weak sales, higher capex

Margin gains could recede as lead prices rise and higher competition in inverters raises marketing costs

Sensex ends 72 points lower

The 30-share Sensex provisionally ended 72 points lower at 27,418 and the 50-share Nifty closed 11 points lower at 8,321.

Mahindra tractor sales fall 13% in April to 18,011 units

Exports during the month were at 1,005 units compared with 836 units last year, up 20%


DLF to launch Rs 3,600cr CMBS issue in next two months

Company also plans to launch its first Real Estate Investment Trust this fiscal to monetise its commercial assets

Oberoi Realty jumps on robust quarterly results

The company posted a 34% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 103 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015

HCC recovers chairman's 'excess' salary

Proxy advisory firms had objected to Gulabchand's salary saying that it was not proper for him to draw such high salary when the company is in ...


Jet Airways and Etihad collaborate on cargo, code shares

Two years after the deal, the Indian carrier is yet to achieve strong profit

Indian Hotels takes revival road under new CEO

The Tata company, which has not recorded any profit since 2012-13, is hoping to benefit from a slew of strategic measures over the next two

Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit


Defence shares in focus

BEML, Dynamatic Technologies, Walchandnagar Ind, Astra Microwave and Larsen & Toubro were up 2%-5% on the BSE.

Defence capex of Rs 15.5 lakh crore to lift local companies

Acquisition council clears projects of Rs 170,000 crore; this should result in higher order inflows in 12-18 months

L&T presses for ML over two bauxite deposits

L&T had won PL for Sijimali and Kutrumali bauxite mines in 1992


Ashapura Intimates Fashion hits record high on fund buying

On May 4, DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund purchased 640,000 equity shares of Ashapura Intimates Fashion at Rs 214.95 per share on the BSE.

Future to merge retail biz with Bharti Retail

Share swap deal pegged at Rs 750 cr

Aditya Birla Nuvo: Right direction, more to follow?

The fashion retail restructuring would lead to a fall in holding company discount, which could go down further if value unlocking in the ...


Sensex ends 72 points lower

The 30-share Sensex provisionally ended 72 points lower at 27,418 and the 50-share Nifty closed 11 points lower at 8,321.

CNX Metal index gains nearly 4% in two days

Vedanta, Tata Steel, GMDC, JSW Steel, Hindalco, NMDC, JSPL and SAIL were up 2%-5% on the NSE.

Government reluctant to reserve manganese mines for end-users

Steel companies have questioned this proposal to reserve manganese mines specifically for ferro-alloy plants


Enforcement Directorate seeks dismissal of Sun TV's petition

Highlights Supreme Court orders restricting any other courts from interfering in the related disputes

Sun TV, Kal Comm move HC against ED's attachment order

Court admits petition and asks Directorate of Enforcement to file a counter

Today's picks- 23 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tech Mahindra, Cairn India & Zee Entertainment


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Xiaomi Mi 4i: Impresses, with a little tut-tutting

Right size, top-notch features; camera, processor could've been better though

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Don't sweat it

Yes, the temperature might be in the 40s. But a Flexi jacket can keep you looking cool

On a raw vegan diet

Uncooked, fresh and unprocessed - that's the diet a number of people are swearing by

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After sports, Star bets on mobile TV with hotstar

With 16 million downloads, Star's mobile TV app is among the fastest growing digital services in the world. Can it prove to be a game changer?

Indian Hotels takes revival road under new CEO

The Tata company, which has not recorded any profit since 2012-13, is hoping to benefit from a slew of strategic measures over next two years

Start-ups

Entertainment on phones to beat travel pains

PressPlay allows clients to access films and music on their smartphones during tedious bus journeys

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Ice cream players ready to beat the heat

While Amul plans expansion, Havmor launches 'leaner' range and others are focusing on candylines

Unilever says its socially responsible brands outperform rest

Says these brands accounted for half the company's growth in 2014