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Nifty slips below 8,250 to end near four-month low


The 30-share Sensex ended down 261 points at 27,177 and the 50-share Nifty ended down 91 points at 8,214

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IndiaSpend: At least 38 Indian cities in high-risk earthquake zones


Worse, very few buildings in India meet the standards prescribed in 'Earthquake Resistant Design', except the Delhi Metro

COMPANIES »

PwC finds itself in middle of USL-Mallya crossfire


The discrepancies in the auditor's reports of pre-2011 and post-2011 periods is under scrutiny

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Trai website down after uploading 1 mn comments on net neutrality


Telcos call for licensing regime for OTT players

THE STRATEGIST »

Should e-commerce firms jettison websites altogether?


Should you go mobile first or mobile only? Here are the answers to questions bothering e-commerce bosses

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Fitch downgrades Japan, joins Moody's in warning on fiscal policy


Japan's credit ratings has been cut by one notch to A

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Thakur hits back at Srinivasan on bookie links allegation


In an open letter, Thakur said that Srinivasan should actually share information on bookies with his own family members 'whose involvement in ...

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How much does India
really spend on defence?

Nitin Pai

No one really knows what proportion of the nation's wealth and income are available for defence

Planting trees for
development

Sunita Narain

Today, the poorest people of India live in richest forested lands. We need to move beyond conservation to sustainable mgmt of resource

The Greek tragedy: Final
act?

Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

Markets are underestimating possible repercussions. Greece's exit from currency union, however well managed, is unlikely to be orderly

Watch debut marks a new
retail strategy for
Apple

Tim Higgins, Jing Cao & Amy Thomson

This time, there weren't long lines of faithful gadget lovers waiting for hours & days to buy the latest product from Cupertino

BLOGS


Remembering passwords, a pain!

Like it or not, passwords control you, not the other way round; and they're only increasing in number

Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!

It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Nepal quake highlights poor urban planning in India

India has adapted lax construction methods of much safer lands instead of Japan's

Indian strategic oil reserve long overdue

Better this is being done now when crude oil prices are low and construction activity is muted

Financial X-ray

Infy's Q4 revenue growth lags peers

Sets ambitious 10-12% growth target for FY16 and $20 bn by 2020

L&T Finance: Potential for re-rating

Inexpensive valuations, strong growth prospects and improving return ratios have made most analysts bullish

BOOK REVIEWS

Cheques for the Clintons

Clinton Cash is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy

Living through civil war

The book is a remarkable work of narrative non-fiction born of five years of reportage by a political journalist

Antony Currie

Belly up to the deal
Antony Currie


M&A advice can be seen clearly with beer goggles

Richard Beales

Shaw thing
Richard Beales


Google's Schmidt again plays adult in DE Shaw buy

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ICICI Bank: Asset quality stress bottoming?

Both gross non-performing assets and net NPA inched up in fourth quarter

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

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

Maruti: Currency gains, lower costs drive PAT growth

Sharp fall in commodity prices and weakness in the yen has helped company turn in record profits


PwC finds itself in middle of USL-Mallya crossfire

The discrepancies in the auditor's reports of pre-2011 and post-2011 periods is under scrutiny

United Spirits appoints new finance head, company secretary

Appointments follow United Spirits' Board asking Vijay Mallya to quit, alleging fund diversion to Kingfisher, other UB Group firms

Diageo says support to Mallya subject to 'absence of defaults'

United Spirits to urge shareholders to remove Mallya as director and chairman of board, if he refuses to step down


ICICI Bank: Asset quality stress bottoming?

Both gross non-performing assets and net NPA inched up in fourth quarter

ICICI Bank posts lowest profit growth in 21 quarters

Bad loans mount, but lender says worst is behind

Andhra Bank to raise Rs 3,000 cr through bonds this year

It will be raising tier-1 and tier-2 capital of Rs 1,500 crore each at 9% and 8% interest rate respectively


Ratan Tata picks up stake in Xiaomi

Phonemaker declined to disclose deal value

Telecom operators slash call rates to quake-hit Nepal

MTS India to charge calls at a rupee a minute, compared with normal rate of Rs 7-12, Tata teleservices to charge 1p per sec

No works at DoT without advance payment: BSNL to staff

According to BSNL employee union representatives, unpaid bills for services rendered are said to be over Rs 300 crore


5 stocks account for 50% of nearly 1,800-point Sensex fall

Infosys, Sun Pharma, HDFC, L&T, TCS have collectively contributed 880 points to the Sensex's 1,791-point decline in the past nine days

Mid, Small-cap indices decline 2%

Symphony, Rolta India, Marico Kaya, Titagarh Wagons, Cera Sanitaryware & Astra Microwave were down over 5%.

How achievable is Infosys' FY20 vision?

While some analysts are optimistic, others believe the targets are ambitious


Granules Q4 net down 5% at Rs 22 cr

Income from operations grew 11% to Rs 354 cr

Wockhardt falls on heavy volumes

The stock tanked almost 24% to Rs 1,243 on the National Stock Exchange in intra-day trade.

5 stocks account for 50% of nearly 1,800-point Sensex fall

Infosys, Sun Pharma, HDFC, L&T, TCS have collectively contributed 880 points to the Sensex's 1,791-point decline in the past nine days


Maruti: Currency gains, lower costs drive PAT growth

Sharp fall in commodity prices and weakness in the yen has helped company turn in record profits

Maruti Suzuki rebounds post Q4 results

The stock moved higher by 3% at Rs 3,648, recovering 4% from its intra-day low on the NSE.

Maruti Q4 net jumps 60.5%, posts best ever annual profit

Revenue increased 12% to Rs 13,273 cr; announces dividend of Rs 25 per share


Bharti Infratel Q4 profit increases 18% to Rs 558 cr

Company's consolidated revenues grew 6% to Rs 2,947 cr for fourth quarter 2014-15

Bharti Infratel Q4 profit rises 18% to Rs 558 crore

The company had reported a net profit of Rs 472 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal year

Bharti Infratel nears record high post Q4 results

The stock moved higher by 5% to Rs 397, just away from its record high of Rs 399 touched on the NSE in last month.


AirAsia follows Vistara's foosteps, will add flights from Delhi

The carrier is exploring flights to Imphal, Kolkata, Lucknow, Raipur and Pune from its soon to be launched Delhi hub

SpiceJet's new offer: Travel with hand baggage and fly for just Rs 999

150,000 tickets on offer for travel between July 1-October 15, 2015

Sapna Infoway plans to raise Rs 60 crore

The company is one of the largest exporters of vernacular language books from India


Siemens gains post Q2 results

The company registered new orders of Rs 2,669 crore in March 2015 quarter compared to Rs 2,623 crore in a year ago quarter.

Brand visibility top task for CG consumer arm's owners

Crompton spent just 3% of revenue on ads and promotions compared to Havells' 9% and TTK's 12%

LED market bullish on high adoption ratio

Rise in adoption on back of strong push towards sustainable lighting solutions


Vedanta eyeing minority stake in Electrosteel Steels

Electrosteel has been under corporate debt restructuring scheme since 2013 with a debt of more than Rs 6,000 crore

LED market bullish on high adoption ratio

Rise in adoption on back of strong push towards sustainable lighting solutions

Set up evacuation mechanism, rail infra for 1 bn tonne coal: panel

Committee says Coal India has undertaken a few major infrastructure projects to be executed by Railways


India plans to set up urea plant in Iran: Govt

RCF, GSFC and GNFC appoint SBI Caps for advisory and due diligence services to find an Iranian JV partner

Rallis: Growing seed, agrochemical portfolio provides zing

While seeds business continues to do well and new agrochem products should drive growth and margins, a weak monsoon could take away some sheen

Market Watch: 15 stocks to watch in trade on Thursday

Biocon, HDFC Bank, Cairn India, M&M Financial, Clariant Chemicals and Rallis India likely to react to newsflow


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

Dish TV: Strong signals

The company is on course to improving profitability but any move to expand smaller recharge options to subsidise set-top box charges by ...


Can Jio lift RIL's earnings and stock performance?

Analysts say the odds are against it given its aggressive capex and the struggle of incumbent telecom operators

Reduce LNG price to match global slump, India tells Qatar

Qatar LNG is priced at $13 per mBtu as compared to $6-7 at which it is available in the spot market

Top 9 Sensex firms lose over Rs 1 lakh crore in m-cap

Sun Pharma, Infosys take biggest hit; TCS is the sole gainer


Reduce LNG price to match global slump, India tells Qatar

Qatar LNG is priced at $13 per mBtu as compared to $6-7 at which it is available in the spot market

Diageo says support to Mallya subject to 'absence of defaults'

United Spirits to urge shareholders to remove Mallya as director and chairman of board, if he refuses to step down

Crisil erases early gains on profit booking

The stock rallied nearly 17% on the NSE in early morning trade after it announced share buyback plan.


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Nexus 6: The six commandments

Big, better, bulkier. Read on to find out if this should be in your pocket, that is, if ...

Google's Business View boosts online presence of SMEs

Google Business View is a tool that helps a business improve its online presence

Xiaomi launches tailored Mi4i for Indian market

Low-cost version for India priced at Rs 12,999, has a plastic body

Asus Zenfone 2: New kid on the block

ASUS is launching the successor to the popular Zenfone, the Zenfone 2, this week

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The dancer and the dance

Choreographer Ashley Lobo has started a contemporary dance repertory company, Navdhara India Dance Theatre

To build a world class university in Noida

Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough

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Museum of neglect

The Crafts Museum in Delhi, one of the largest in India, is crumbling. What it needs is restoration, not uncertainty over its future

Climate change: Moving beyond the rhetoric

Indian diplomats should know by experience that it is the fine print & not rhetoric that will determine impact of the Paris pact later this year

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Brand visibility top task for CG consumer arm's owners

Crompton spent just 3% of revenue on ads and promotions compared to Havells' 9% and TTK's 12%

Sachet-sized TV recharge

Tata Sky has taken a leaf out of telecom companies in its bid to get crucial numbers in small-town India