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Maruti Suzuki India, Axis Bank joins Rs 1-lakh-cr market-cap club


Axis Bank hits a record high of Rs 440, while Maruti Suzuki touched a new high of Rs 3,349 in intra-day deals on BSE.

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Core industries' growth slows to 1.9% in Sept; lowest in 8 months


There has been a fall in output of crude oil, natural gas, refinery products and fertiliser

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US consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008


Consumer spending declined 0.2% last month after a 0.5% increase in August, as demand for goods tumbled and demand for services barely rose

COMPANIES »

M&M Q2 net profit down 4%, hit by poor monsoon


Net sales rise about 7% to Rs 9,418 crore

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Jaitley asks tax dept to focus on domestic black money


He said the recovery of black money and taxes due thereon will also help the department in achieving its tax collection targets

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The two phases of JLN
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Historians ought to examine the pre-1947 Nehru independently of the post-1947 one

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Subir Roy

Notions of what kind of city development works have changed in recent times and I have realised functionality matters more than smart looks

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Is Pichai being groomed for top job at Google?
Surabhi Agarwal

Pichai and Page may prove to be a great partnership - one an ace executor and other a tech visionary.

All the Queen's gold
Katya Naidu

Though Jayalalithaa was convicted mainly for land grabbing, it was the images of 30 kg of gold that remained in public memory

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Running out of airwaves

Spectrum crisis needs government attention

India's secondary sex

Poor gender equality militates against economic growth

Financial X-ray

M&M: Weak tractor sales mar Q2 performance

Operating margins down 230 basis points q-o-q on higher employee costs and other expenses

ITC: Pricing gains offset cigarettes volume decline

Analysts expect volume pressure to continue; profit growth likely to be intact

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The contradictory Hindustani

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How Google Works, a new, insightful and smartly restrained – as far as real secrets go – book on the search giant's functioning

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Last samurai
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Japan's bulked-up bazooka is last chance for QE

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APEC summit shows value of calm and platitudes

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M&M: Weak tractor sales mar Q2 performance

Operating margins down 230 basis points q-o-q on higher employee costs and other expenses

ITC: Pricing gains offset cigarettes volume decline

Analysts expect volume pressure to continue; profit growth likely to be intact

Union Bank Q2 net up 78% at Rs 371 cr

Net interest income up 6.7% to Rs 2,085 cr, gross NPA at 4.69% of advances


Union Bank Q2 net up 78% at Rs 371 cr

Net interest income up 6.7% to Rs 2,085 cr, gross NPA at 4.69% of advances

Karnataka Bank net up 3 times to Rs 88 crore in Q2

Total income grew 11% to Rs 1,278 crore as against Rs 1,152 crore a year ago

PFC Q2 net profit jumps 11% at Rs 1,408.58 crore

Income from operations rose to Rs 6,304.70 crore during the period


Closure of Nokia is unfortunate: Pon Radhakrishnan

Union Minister of State says Govt will take steps to ensure such closures do not happen in future

OnMobile Global gains on improved cash position

OnMobile Global has gained around 9% at Rs 35.70 in early trade on BSE mainly on account of improved cash and cash equivalent position in the ...

Bharti Airtel net up 170%, highest since March 2011

Lifted by 74% increase in mobile data revenue in India; tops estimates


Infosys crosses Rs 4,000 mark; hits new high

Since September 8, the stock rallied 10% compared to 1.2% rise in S&P BSE Sensex.

IT shares in demand

Infosys, TCS , Persistent Sys, HCL Tech, Oracle Finance, Tech Mahindra, Midtree, Wipro have gained between 1-3%

In their second innings, Infy co-founders to incubate new ideas

Healthcare and sustainability to be prime focus as Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal launch incubator


Pfizer gets one more relief from IPAB

Boar sets aside Assistant Controller of Patents order, which rejected the Patent Application

Marksans Pharma surges on strong Q2 results

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 64 on NSE after reporting 56% yoy growth in net profit at Rs 31 crore in September quarter.

Cipla asks govt to revoke Novartis' patent; launches its drug

Company has launched the product under the brand name Unibrez, priced at Rs 130 per strip of 10 tablets in Delhi


Realty, infra shares extend rally on relaxation of FDI norms

Unitech, IVRCL Infra, HCC, GVK Power, NBCC,D B Realty, Patel Engg, Shriam EPC and Gayatri Projects are up 4-10%.

Bharti Infratel in race to buy Idea, Voda towers for Rs 5,000 cr

The company is also scouting for telecom tower acquisition opportunities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with its Rs 7,646-crore cash kitty

Godrej Properties, Brigade, Mahindra Lifespace to gain from FDI in construction

Analysts perceive this development to be a positive for developers with existing joint development / investment arrangements with foreign ...


UCO Bank sends notices to KFA, another firm

Notices call upon the two firms to explainn why they shouldn't be declared wilful defaulters

Leela weighs options to ease debt load

Hotel Leelaventure wants to sell some assets, including its signature property in Delhi, but the plan has been hit by the slowdown in the sector

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts appoints Kavinder Singh as MD and CEO

Company reports 21 % growth in profit


GMR takes control of airport in Philippines

Mactan Cebu International Airport is the country's first to be privatised under a PPP plan aimed at modernising key infra assets

Suzlon Q2 loss at Rs 656 cr; logs rise in income

Its total income in Q2 increased from Rs 4,820 cr a year ago to Rs 5,391 cr

GMR to operate Cebu airport, Philippines

As part of the overall master plan, GMCAC will build a brand new terminal building within three years


JK Lakshmi Cement hits record high as Q2 profit trebles

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 378 on NSE after reporting profit of Rs 31 crore in September quarter against Rs 10 crore in a year ago quarter.

Sanmar Group plans to invest $150 mn in Egypt

The Group already invested $1.15 billion in the country

Castrol sees benefit of falling crude from next year

The continued momentum in the personal mobility segment drove sales of the company to an 11% increase at Rs 799 cr during July-Sept 2014 quarter


NMDC Q2 net up 19% at Rs 1,567 cr

The company's turnover increased by 25% to Rs 3,105 crore

NMDC Q2 net profit up 19% to Rs 1,567 cr

Total income increased to Rs 3,105 crore from Rs 2,480 crore a year ago

JSW plans to raise $500 mn to part-refinance rupee debt

The roadshows for the bond sale would start next week and the company representatives would visit Singapore, Hong Kong and London to woo ...


GAIL second quarter net up 42%

Total income rose marginally to Rs 14,129.7 crore

Gail (India) hits new high as Q2 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 8% to Rs 552 after reporting 42% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 1,303 crore in September 2014 quarter.

Piramal Glass, others shut units after GAIL cuts gas supplies

The company on Sept 27 cut supplies to 30 industries in South Gujarat but did not touch small users in other states


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Naseeruddin Shah: the actor in my head

Like his breathtaking performances, Naseeruddin Shah's entertaining memoir leaves a lasting impression on the reader

Connaught Place 2.0

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Leela weighs options to ease debt load

Hotel Leelaventure wants to sell some assets, including its signature property in Delhi, but the plan has been hit by the slowdown in the sector

Reliance, Essar could spell trouble for state fuel retailers

With diesel prices fully deregulated, private retailers are ready to expand their presence

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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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40 years ago...and now: Calcutta shaped ad mentoring

City of Joy brought good tidings for a large swathe of brands in the 1970-80s and groomed strong talent

Harley-Davidson's new trio for India

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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