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Indian CEOs expect Obama booster to nuke power sector


Expect Obama visit booster for manufacturing and technology transfer in nuclear power, defence

THE STRATEGIST »

Winning in the aftermarket


Outsourcing after-sales service to experts is a good idea because they have stronger data analytics skills and better facilities to train people

COMPANIES »

Well ahead of China in mobile buying


E-commerce firms get majority of their sales from mobiles, and from smaller cities and towns

AROUND THE WORLD »

Greeks vote; expected to usher in first anti-austerity govt in Europe


Syriza party leader Tsipras has surged to popularity with pledges to repudiate many of the conditions attached to a bailout worth $270 billion

ECONOMY »

Prasad invites US firms to start manufacturing in India


The government is willing to dole out incentives for manufacturing electronics in the country

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Amitabh, Advani, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan


Microsoft chief Bill Gates and his wife Melinda selected for Padma Bhushan

FINANCE »

Market entities eye rate cut on Feb 3


Govt's renewed assurance on fiscal consolidation gives RBI room to cut further

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Columnists

The bilateral imperative
Subir Gokarn

Realising the potential of the Indo-US relationship requires a tiered approach

A simple matter of
conviction

A K Bhattacharya

Three recent initiatives kicked off with renewed vigour to improve governance were actually started, perhaps in a different format, by UPA govt

When central bankers
become newsmakers

Devangshu Datta

While the RBI and the Swiss National Bank made some surprising moves, the European Central Bank announced the details of its QE plan

Regulators versus
customers

Debashis Basu

The RBI “guidelines” on bancassurance do ask banks to have a system of “assessment of the suitability of products for customers”

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

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

The Muslim population

No cause for paranoia about religious demography

The patent puzzle

Indian licensing of patented drugs is a win-win

Financial X-ray

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

Decoding Marissa Mayer

Nicholas Carlson presents her as a complex personality who defies most stereotypes

Salaam, Bombay locals!

The book tells the reader as much about Bombay the city as it grew as it does about its lifeline, the railway system

Rob Cox

Dappertutto Italiano
Rob Cox


Italy gets its mojo back - at least in Davos

Antony Currie

Hard money
Antony Currie


More Wall Street CEO cash is hint for shareholders

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State Bank of Mysore net up 13% at Rs 96 crore in Q3

The total income of the bank has increased 9.1 per cent to Rs 1,888 crore

UP to sign MoUs of Rs 5,000 cr for electronics manufacturing

Deals to be inked with Spice Group, Lava International among others; will create jobs for 50,000

Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr in three greenfield ports

Each port to handle 40 million tonnes of cargo a year, will decongest JNPT, Mumbai ports


UP to sign MoUs of Rs 5,000 cr for electronics manufacturing

Deals to be inked with Spice Group, Lava International among others; will create jobs for 50,000

Coca Cola to invest Rs 180 cr after it gets land in Bengal

Company to set up new high speed PET line which is expected to start production this year itself

After FMCG majors disappoint, all eyes on next rung

Analysts awaiting earnings of Colgate-Palmolive, Asian Paints, Emami, Dabur and Tata Global Beverages


State Bank of Mysore net up 13% at Rs 96 crore in Q3

The total income of the bank has increased 9.1 per cent to Rs 1,888 crore

HDFC Bank launches 11 toll-free numbers to cater to 32 nations

The toll-free numbers are intended to provide enhanced convenience and accessibility for customer travelling overseas

Shriram Transport Finance Company net down 1.1% in Q3

Higher finance costs and provisions, and write-offs affect results


In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

Of the two big players, while Bharti Airtel can leverage its existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers ...

RCom gets Rs 650 cr from promoter group TIFPL

The proceeds from TIFPL are expected to be utilised by RCom to lower its debt

High debt pulls down Anil Ambani group shares by a third

Analysts expect group companies to report flat sales in December 2014 quarter


Biocon Q3 net falls 13% to Rs 91 crore

Firm to offload 10-15% in research services arm Syngene

FDA import alert on Ipca plant, stock dips 8%

Last July, FDA had noted data integrity issues at Ratlam unit and Ipca had voluntarily halted shipments to the US from the plant

GSK Pharma, select MNC stocks gain as Sebi eases delisting norm

In intra-day trade, GSK Pharma gained as much as 12% and ended 6.4% higher at Rs 3,347.45


Tata Motors to launch electric Ace next financial year

Ace will not only be India's first battery-powered commercial vehicle, it will also mark company's entry into electric vehicle space

TVS Motor to replace Arvind from NSE's Nifty Midcap 50

Exclusion 'on account of proposed scheme of demerger and transfer of real estate undertaking of Arvind Ltd into Arvind Infrastructure Ltd'

Tata Motors expects Bolt to boost sales in Gujarat

The company plans to launch two new products every year


Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr in three greenfield ports

Each port to handle 40 million tonnes of cargo a year, will decongest JNPT, Mumbai ports

Neyveli gets nod for thermal plant in TN

Expansion of 800 Mw at Kothagudem Thermal Power Station in Telangana also cleared

NLC revives 30-year-old bucket wheel excavator

It has completed 30 years of life with 1,24,000 total working hours in the excavation of overburden/lignite


Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month

GoAir is poised to post higher profits this year: Giorgio de Roni

Interview with Chief Executive Officer, GoAir

Cargo industry demands reduction in airline fuel surcharge

While international airlines and freighter operators have linked the fuel surcharge to crude prices domestic airlines do not follow the practice


Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr in three greenfield ports

Each port to handle 40 million tonnes of cargo a year, will decongest JNPT, Mumbai ports

UltraTech Q3 net dips marginally by 1.7%

Amid weak cement prices business outlook remains challenging, says company

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in


CBI files fresh case against Hindalco

After registering the case, the probe agency carried out search operations at four places on Friday

NMDC signs Rs 670-crore contracts with L&T and MEIL

L&T to construct a reservoir as well as a water treatment plant for the company in Chattisgarh

Weak euro to impact Indian cos with European arms

Companies with euro debt exposure to pay less to repay loans


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.


Adani group shares rally; Adani Enterprises soars 8%

Adani Power soared 7% to Rs 50.65, while Adani Port and SEZ gained 5% to Rs 346 on BSE.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research zooms 60% in one week

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 316, extending its past four day's over 40% rally on BSE on back of heavy volumes.

Zomato to launch cashless payment service in Dubai

Gurgaon-based Zomato, one of the fastest growing start-ups in India, will unveil its cashless payment service in Dubai next month


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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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In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

While Bharti can leverage existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers from the incumbents

Nikhil Nanda

Can Nikhil Nanda turn around Escorts?

His plan revolves around new products, a renewed thrust on exports and some serious cost savings

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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Twin team of Dish TV and Zing on the beam

With Dish TV’s high-ARPU focus on HD & sports content & Zing’s regional, low-cost model, combination has increased overall share in some markets

Padmini helped Premier drive around hurdles

Despite government controls, Walchand Hirachand Group cracked the market

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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