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Nifty holds 8,900; HUL, Cipla up 2%, metal shares fall


The broader markets are outperforming the benchmark indices- BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices are 0.6-0.7%

COMPANIES »

Ratan Tata may roll out e-cart, again


The 77-year-old has held at least two meetings with founders of two of the three firms he invested in last year

ECONOMY »

Spectrum auction starts with a bang


Bids in all bands, worth a total of Rs 60,000 cr on opening day; bodes well for govt's revenue target

RBI CUTS RATE: IMPACT »

Home, car loan EMIs to go down


Bankers believe the second rate cut outside the policy side will spur a relook at their base rates

AROUND THE WORLD »

China signals "new normal" with lower annual growth target


Targets 7% growth this year, the lowest expansion for a quarter of a century

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

BBC's documentary on Delhi gang rape banned in India


Home Ministry to probe how India's Daughter film crew managed to interview death row convict inside Tihar Jail

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Gilt funds in focus after RBI rate cut


And why they may not be the best bet for the average investor despite returns in excess of 18%

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Rahul Jacob: Mr Buffett's great ride

Warren Buffett's most recent letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway captures his wit and wisdom and ability to distil business lessons

Editorial Comment »


RBI's monetary response

Questions over the magnitude of the rate cut

LUNCH WITH BS »


Rohan Murty

Rohan Murty, the master of many trades

Murty tells Rahul Jacob why he is so fascinated with ancient texts and his efforts to measure productivity in software companies


ICC WORLD CUP 2015 »


Australia crush Afghanistan by 275 runs

After scoring 417/6, the hosts bowled out the minnows 142 to register biggest win for any team in a WC match


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Railway takeaways for
Digital India

Shyam Ponappa

Extending the approach of the Railway Budget to telecommunications and broadband

The hidden facets of
greatness

Barun Roy

From Pather Panchali to Aparajito, Satyajit Ray's movies touched our emotions in many ways

Mr Buffett's great ride
Rahul Jacob

Warren Buffett's most recent letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway captures his wit and wisdom and ability to distil business lessons

Can private equity
rescue start-ups?

Katie Benner

Private equity won’t be a solution for every company that’s raising money right now

BLOGS


These are the real Nirbhayas
Indulekha Aravind

It is women who've taken on powerful perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace, who need to be lauded

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Setting goals

The pros and cons of inflation targeting

Sentiment success

Budget has succeeded in keeping market mood positive

Financial X-ray

Street turns cautious on two-wheelers as rural stress hits volumes

Motorcycles likely to clock single-digit growth, scooters to drive sector's volumes in FY16

Sun Pharma: Multiple triggers point to a healthy outlook

Upsides from research pipeline of SPARC and first approval from Halol facility are positives

BOOK REVIEWS

JNU in minutiae

Mr Rakesh Batabyal claims to have read “four hundred to five hundred theses and dissertations of JNU scholars” as part of his research

Isis: anatomy of a new scourge in West Asia

The Rise of Islamic State is a story that journalist Patrick Cockburn has put together in a handbook of a little over a hundred pages

Robyn Mak

The road already taken
Robyn Mak


JD.com tries Alibaba's route to e-commerce profit

Daniel Indiviglio

This time it's different
Daniel Indiviglio


Surviving small banks look battle-hardened at last

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DHFL raises Rs 809.61 crore from institutional investors

Equity shares were issued and allotted to QIBs at a price of Rs 478.18 per equity share

SML Isuzu rallies over 10% on strong February sales

The stock rallied 12% to Rs 1,121 after the company said has sold 981 vehicles in Feb, 2015 against 447 vehicles sold in Feb, 2014.

Crompton Greaves gains on winning orders from EESL

The stock opened at Rs 183 and touched a high of Rs 186 on BSE


United Spirits hits record high on heavy volumes

The stock hit a record high of Rs 4,048 on NSE in intra-day trade today.

ITC's cigarette EBIT may halve in FY16

Tax regime a sustained headwind for the stock, double-digit price rise to result in volume contraction

Titan takes big leap towards 'Make in India'

The company reaches full-scale production at its first stainless steel watch case plant in Coimbatore


DHFL raises Rs 809.61 crore from institutional investors

Equity shares were issued and allotted to QIBs at a price of Rs 478.18 per equity share

Expect another 50 bps rate cut this year: Keki Mistry

Hopes to reduce home loan rate in 'near future'; to be applicable for all customers

Eyeing parity, IDBI expands board to three deputy managing directors

IDBI Bank has also appointed N S Venkatesh, its executive director, as chief financial officer in place of P Sitaram


Telcos' debt at Rs 2.4 lakh cr at end of FY14

The share of public sector firms MTNL and BSNL stood at 7.6% of the total debt

Bharti Airtel & China Mobile enters into a partnership for promoting 4G

The strategic collaboration aims to bring together the largest mobile operators from the world's two largest mobile markets - China and India

Spectrum payout to offset Bharti's African tower sale gains: Moody's

The agency expects it will receive around $2.2 billion from the tower sales and the company has committed to use all proceeds to reduce debt


FTIL seeks legal advice on police's EOW order

The company has been restrained from using its asset sale proceeds for any purpose other than legal expenses and salaries of employees

Today's picks- 3 March 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, TCS, HDFC & PowerGrid

Increasing use of automation to mitigate cost, pricing pressure: Infosys

The level of automation currently used in the industry is quite basic and much work is needed to enhance it, says chief operating officer U B ...


Dilip Shanghvi pips Mukesh Ambani as richest Indian

Shanghvi, who is valued at Rs 1.39 lakh crore, will be even richer if Sun's Suzlon Energy and Ranbaxy acquisitions are factored in

Sun Pharma: Multiple triggers point to a healthy outlook

Upsides from research pipeline of SPARC and first approval from Halol facility are positives

Suven to be in hands of family holding company

The newly created company is Jasti Property and Equity Holdings Private Limited


SML Isuzu rallies over 10% on strong February sales

The stock rallied 12% to Rs 1,121 after the company said has sold 981 vehicles in Feb, 2015 against 447 vehicles sold in Feb, 2014.

Volvo, Eicher reassurance on joint venture

Former's stake sale won't change commitment to venture or plans to strengthen it, say both

Bajaj Auto launches new Platina ES

Company claims it to be the most fuel efficient bike in 100 cc segment


Will Pipavav Defence get lease of life under new promoter?

In its two-decade journey, Pipavav Defence has been heading the list in almost all areas of defence shipbuilding

OERC cancels distribution licence of Reliance Energy's discoms in Odisha

Three Reliance-managed discoms in Odisha- Wesco, Nesco, Southco- were withdrawn due to unsatisfactory performance

Adani Power outbids Jindal in first coal auction win

In phase-II of the auction, which began on Wednesday, private companies can bid for 11 about-to-produce mines


Hotel Leela: Sale valuations key to debt reduction

Firm will reduce leverage if it can get a premium for the properties

Hotel Leelaventure surges over 10% on asset sale plan report

The company said it has engaged JM Financial Institutional Securities for sale of its Chennai and Goa Hotels.

Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal


Adani Power outbids Jindal in first coal auction win

In phase-II of the auction, which began on Wednesday, private companies can bid for 11 about-to-produce mines

Karnataka's iron ore supply to go up next financial year

About 10 mines starting production in the next few days; production likely to rise to 25 mt

Today's picks- 4 March 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Sesa Sterlite, NMDC & IDFC


They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Jubilant FoodWorks gains on tie up with Indian Railways

The company declared that it has tied up with Indian railways to deliver pizzas to the passengers


Deccan Chronicle: Twist in the tale

A few years ago, T Venkattram Reddy, the owner of Deccan Chronicle, was unstoppable: he bought an IPL team and diversified into aviation. ...

Judicial remand for Deccan Chronicle promoters till March 13

CBI sleuths had arrested the Reddy brothers on February 21

CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation


Cairn India dips after slashing FY16 capex

The stock was 3% at Rs 237, extending its 4% fall, after it revised the capex for FY16 from $1.2 billion to $ 500 million.

Cairn India announces 58% cut in FY16 capex projection to $500 million

Despite the partial deferment of capex, the volumes will yet see growth in the coming fiscal, the company says

Cairn halves FY16 capex on weak oil price environment

Company says it has cut capex for next fiscal to $500 million


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Travel: A Parisian rendezvous

Paris is a place brimming with history, irony and a bit of discontent

How about a slim-fit kanjeevaram?

The heavy, hand-woven silk saris from Kanchipuram are getting a contemporary and easy-to-wear makeover

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BHEL weighs its options beyond power equipment

With the power sector in pain, the state-controlled Maharatna is getting into guns and submarines

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan

Has the Datsun gamble paid off for Ghosn?

Average monthly sale for the Go has been around 1,300 units in comparison with Maruti Alto's 21,000

Real Estate

Infra, realty companies stand to gain from rate cut

Larger gains will accrue after interest rates are lowered further and the business cycle picks up

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Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder of Ola

Ola, Myntra and Snapdeal keen on their acquired brands

Acquisition, but no merger, seems to be the mantra for India’s online and new-age businesses

More creative agencies give ad 'Oscars' a miss

Goafest will introduce new elements to increase participation of a younger crowd

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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