Market ends firm ahead of Nov F&O expiry

The Sensex ended up 48 points at 28,386 and the Nifty gained 13 points to close at 8,476


Indians are the second largest sellers on Alibaba: Jack Ma

Says that he is keen to make more investments in India


WTO postpones TFA, food security meet till tomorrow

Handful of countries wanted more time and sought a "more defined and direct" understanding of the Bali work programme


Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 bn in shares

Will buy back 1.65 million common shares and 250,000 preferred shares


Pak throws spanner in SAARC talks, opposes India proposals

Pakistan vetoed any agreements to integrate energy grids and to free up road and rail movement between member countries


Large wilful defaulters are freeloaders, not industry captains: Rajan

RBI Governor raps large corporate defaulters but open to more flexibility in loan recast


Modi's wife filing RTI application figures in RS

Madhusudan Mistry (Congress) tried to raise the matter during Zero Hour

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Is Jashodaben trying to extract her pound of flesh, now that her estranged husband is PM?

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Go easy, RBI
Andy Mukherjee

Cutting interest rates now would have few risks, and several benefits

Why CEOs are less

A K Bhattacharya

Mr Modi should lose no time in responding to the challenges that the poll among chief executives has articulated

The making of Indian
cinema's ecosystem

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

NFDC’s Film Bazaar not only offers young film-makers a platform, but also shows how to foster a creative industry

Slow train to Shanghai
William Pesek

Until Xi addresses China’s structural weaknesses, foreign investors will have good reason to steer clear of equities on offer in Shanghai


Has the PM oversold offshore black money?
Tarun Chaturvedi

If Modi fails to bring it back, he risks losing credibility

Why Sonia Gandhi is not a 'relative' of Nehru and Robert Vadra

Indian law makes it clear that Sonia and Rahul are not related to Robert Vadra, nor is Sonia a relative of Pandit Nehru


Double standards

Congress will not profit by running away from reform

Health for all

New health insurance push needs thought

Financial X-ray

Bharti Airtel: Lower debt, core operations focus positives

Spectrum auctions, improvement in African operations are key triggers for the stock

Hindalco: Novelis & increased production from new smelters may not sustain higher profitability

Coal issues to hurt earnings of new aluminium capacities


Greed is great

'No matter how [the super-rich] made their money, they have created legacies that are often kinder to them than they deserve'

The Baniya karma

Nikhil Inamdar’s book offers a good insight into the ways of this remarkable Baniya community

Robert Cyran

On the spectrum
Robert Cyran

US spectrum auction raises ghost of 3G sales past

Ethan Bilby

Performance lag
Ethan Bilby

Lenovo deals need cost control spark to compute

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Coming soon: Ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Following the announcement, stocks of cigarette makers fell on the BSE on Tuesday

Moderating growth, E&P losses dim Bajaj Electricals' prospects

The stock has been under pressure, recording sharp earnings downgrades in recent times

New tough policy spooks cigarette makers

Shares of ITC fell 5%, most in five months and contributed to most of the declines in the benchmark Sensex and the Nifty indices

Moody's downgrades IOB's financial strength rating

Flags concern on falling asset quality, capital profile

Housing finance major bullish on UP realty market

Targets 150% growth in loan book to Rs 1,000 crore

Nippon Life to raise stake in Reliance Capital Asset Management to 49%

Stake to be raised in tranches, first round to see purchase of 9% stake for Rs 657 cr

FTIL gains on stake sale in MCX-SX

The stock up 5% to Rs 190 after FTIL announced the sale of its 5% stake in MCX-SX to Rakesh Jhunjhunwala , along with 12 others.

FTIL sells stake in MCX-SX

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and 12 others buy stake

KPIT's bet on futuristic products paying off

The Pune-based developer of smart technology for cars hopes to touch revenue of $1 bn by 2017

US court refuses Ranbaxy appeal to block ANDA nod for 2 drugs

Ranbaxy had sued US FDA over revoking an approval to sell generic versions of Nexium and Valcyte in US market

Aurobindo recalls epilepsy drug

The company has initiated voluntary recall of Gabapentin capsules of a particular lot in US market as it was found to have contained some empty ...

Aurobindo to raise $350 million through issue of securities

Proceeds would be utilised to fund the expansion and growth of Aurobindo

MRF gains on strong September quarter results

The stock moved higher by 4% to Rs 32,901 on NSE after reporting 72% yoy growth in standalone net profit at Rs 317 crore for the quarter ended ...

Atul Auto hit new high on Goldman Sachs stake buy

On November 25, Goldman Sachs India Fund purchased 283,936 shares of Atul Auto at price of Rs 428.87 per share.

Tata loses some ground on domestic front as it focuses abroad

The group has also slipped in its steel and passenger car business rankings

Puravankara in JV to develop Pune land

Will develop 30 acres of land in Mundhwa in East Pune

PowerGrid extends losses

Shares of Power Grid Corporation fell another two per cent on Tuesday, ahead of the removal of the stock from MSCI index tracking emerging ...

Today's picks- 25 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Zee Entertainment, IDFC & DLF

V-Guard Industries hits record high

Post September quarter results, the stock rallied 25% as compared to 1.6% rise in the benchmark CNX Nifty.

GMR Infra emerges L1 bidder for Rs 5,000 crore Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project

As part of Asset Light Asset Right strategy, GMR Group is not required to provide any equity for the project since it is to be implemented on ...

Crompton Greaves, Adani Power gain post Avantha's Kobra plant deal

Crompton Greaves was up 3.3% at Rs 202, while Adani Power up 2% at Rs 46.35 on National Stock Exchange.

JBF Industries hits 52-week high on heavy volumes

The stock rallied 16% to Rs 199 on back of over four-fold jump in trading volumes.

Camphor & Allied Products rallies on pact with US firm

The stock soared 14% to Rs 366 extending its previous day's nearly 4% gain on BSE.

40 years ago... and now: Birlas - A family that hit the headlines over a will

A contested will of a widow, a long-serving family confidant, the fierce litigious fight for little-known Birla Corp marked the first major ...

Revival plan of Madras Fertilisers delayed as BRPSE lacks members

The company is one among the four public sector fertiliser companies reported sick

Tata Coffee surges as board approves stock split

The stock up 5% to Rs 1,023 on BSE after the company said its board approved 1:10 stock split.

Tata loses some ground on domestic front as it focuses abroad

The group has also slipped in its steel and passenger car business rankings

Today's picks- 25 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Zee Entertainment, IDFC & DLF

TV Today extends rally on R K Damani stake buy

On November 24, Derive Investments bought 1.3 million shares of TV Today Network at Rs 196 on BSE.

TV Today Network surges over 10% on huge volumes

At 1515 hours, a combined 3.88 million shares representing 6.51% of total equity of TV Today Network changed hands on NSE and BSE.

RIL pipped ONGC on transparency within two years

A comparative analysis of the two companies' rankings on three parameters reveals why ONGC slipped in ranking

Near its 3-year low, is Cairn's stock a steal?

Weak outlook for production as well as crude oil prices and regulatory issues are key concerns that could keep the stock under check

Probe report on production from ONGC's KG-D5 block to be submitted by 24 Dec

A three-member committee looking into the reasons for delay in production from the block adjacent to RIL's KG-D6

Alibaba to invest more in India, help start-ups: Jack Ma

Alibaba, whose IPO is world's biggest at $25 bn, is already working with many businesses in India

Greenply Industries hits lower circuit as stock quotes ex-demerger

The equity shareholders of Greenply shall receive one equity share of Greenlam for every equity share held Greenply.

Dhamra Port to invest Rs 7,000 cr for expansion

Adani group had bought out L&T and Tata Steel's shares in the company in March 2014 at an enterprise value of Rs 5,500 cr

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Apple reaches $700-bn valuation

Confidence in Apple has been growing since the company unveiled larger-screened iPhones in Sep, followed by slimmer and faster iPads in Oct

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Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today









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KPIT's bet on futuristic products paying off

The Pune-based developer of smart technology for cars hopes to touch revenue of $1 bn by 2017

Brewing crisis: UP's sugar woes start to hit business

Some farmers have started selling sugarcane to traders at way below the state advised price

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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Tata Nano awaits its twist of fate

With low-priced variants phased out, the Twist is not enough to raise Nano's profile. But it could be the first right step

Now over the hill, a Future for Nilgiris

A feud-ridden tie with private equity firm, Actis, still holds clues for new owner Future Group

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country