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Nifty ends above 8,400; GDP data, RBI policy eyed


The Sensex zoomed 322 points to finish at 27,828 levels while the Nifty surged 115 points to close at 8,434 mark

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Sun Pharma Q4 net down 44% at Rs 888 cr


However, total income increases 51% to Rs 6,157 cr

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

IndiaSpend: Why India must submit to King Coal


The choice of coal as an energy source is a no-brainer when it comes to convenience and immediate economic costs

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How Mak Man made Gaana.com dance | Exclusive: Q&A with Mak Man


Times Internet CEO Satyan Gajwani apologises to Lahore-based hacker for ignoring earlier warnings, offers consulting deal

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The 'M' of Android is finally here


The much-awaited OS, with hundreds of platform improvements, might be Google's most powerful release

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IFFCO embarks on journey from Bharat to India


A farmers' co-operative wants to become a global brand. Can IFFCO make the change?

FINANCE »

Stake sale, IPO in insurance JVs likely in 2016: Keki Mistry


Interview with Vice-Chairman and CEO, HDFC

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Abheek Barua:One year of Modi - Off the beaten track?

Three ways in which the NDA govt's economic policy differs from its predecessor's

Editorial Comment »


Why can't Modi make a case for reform?

For fear of being "anti-poor", PM unwilling to discuss NDA govt's economic reforms

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Columnists

One year of Modi - Off
the beaten track?

Abheek Barua

Three ways in which the NDA govt's economic policy differs from its predecessor's

Can robots save "Make in
India"?

Rahul Jacob

Developing countries unable to create large number of factory jobs also the hardest hit by climate change

Arvind Subramanian

A common Indian
agricultural market?

D S Kolamkar & Arvind Subramanian

The authors explain characteristics of agricultural markets in India and look at possibilities of setting up a national market for commodities

For a 'brave new world'
Devangshu Datta

The outcomes of a recent experiment with a technique to edit human DNA could go a long way beyond fixing genetic disorders

BLOGS


India keeps high stakes game in Sri Lanka at arm's length

The lack of dates for Parliamentary elections has meant that governance taken a back seat

For BJP, it's time to bite the bullet

The BJP faces uphill battles as Modi's charm starts to wear off, particularly in states where it is already weak

EDITORIAL COMMENT

India lacks a defence strategy

Defence Minister Parrikar hamstrung by anachronistic framework

Why can't Modi make a case for reform?

For fear of being "anti-poor", PM unwilling to discuss NDA govt's economic reforms

Financial X-ray

Hindalco Q4 PAT hit by one-time provision

Aluminium margins contract sharply; sales, operating income growth driven by higher volumes

Coal India: Improved profitability, a positive surprise

Better cost controls, benefits from e-auction volumes help post better operating performance

BOOK REVIEWS

The downside of easy money

For those well versed with economic policy and financial markets, it is standard stuff. But it is well worth a read if you are a student

Tarun Das' capitalism

Das was privy to what went on behind closed doors when industry met government, yet he chooses to disclose little

Antony Currie

No Sergio Mergionne
Antony Currie


Fiat boss fights for car M&A with hand behind back

Robert Cole

Robert Cole: Red cards
Robert Cole


US well placed to blow whistle on soccer excess

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Net profit of Nifty firms halves in fourth quarter

Worst performance since the September 2008 financial crisis

Board, shareholders cleared USL accounts: Mallya

The company's accounts for the years 2010 to 2014 were investigated by Diageo after it took over the company in 2014

P&G's MD-designate Al Rajwani takes off from where Shantanu Khosla leaves

The Indian-origin executive has his task cut out- to ensure the Indian business grows in challenging times


Markets stage a rebound; Nifty scales 8,350

Oil and banking stocks have firmed up this morning; HPCL, ICICI Bank and SBI are among the major gainers.

Net profit of Nifty firms halves in fourth quarter

Worst performance since the September 2008 financial crisis

BoI posts net loss of Rs 56 cr in March quarter on high NPA provisions

Stock falls 6%


Markets at day's high; Sensex soars 300 points, Nifty reclaims 8,400

At 11:06, the Sensex was trading higher by 302 points at 27,808 mark and the Nifty gained 94 points at 8,414

Telecom executives eye change with entry of OTT players

The telecom operators have been asking for regulation of OTT players such as Skype, Whatsapp and Viber

Telcos oppose Trai's proposal on mobile data connection

The Authority came out with a proposal to protect consumers from default activation of mobile internet services that often leads to 'bill


3i Infotech problems continue to hound growth; net loss for Q4 at Rs 396 cr

The total debt of the company came down to Rs 2,655 crore in FY15, from Rs 3,815 cr in FY14

Infy shelves plans to develop second campus in Kerala

Ramadas Kamath, Executive VP at Infosys, says company abandoning the project due to lack of infrastructure

TCS rated best company in India: Dun & Bradstreet

The list of top 500 firms places Reliance Industries and ITC at the second and the third spots, respectively


Sun Pharma Q4 net down 44% at Rs 888 cr

However, total income increases 51% to Rs 6,157 cr

Wockhardt hopes to resolve FDA ban on two plants in FY16

The company's sales in the United States dropped 21% to Rs 290 crore in Q4

Glenmark gets USFDA nod for generic diabetes treatment drug

The approval is for strengths of 0.1 mg and 0.2 mg and the company plans to commence shipping the tablets to the US immediately


M&M Q4 standalone net down 39% at Rs 550 cr

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 9,411.52 crore, down 13.16%

Amara Raja Batteries Q4 net surges 28%

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 1,066.7 crore as against Rs 885.14 crore a year ago

Amara Raja Q4 net up 28% at Rs 102 crore

Total income increases marginally to Rs 1,069 cr; net profit up 12% for the year


IRB's Q4 net up 26% at Rs 138 crore

Income from operations increases to Rs 990 crore

NTPC net profit falls 5% to Rs 2,944 cr

Company's turnover declined to Rs 19,314.58 crore in January-March quarter

Stocks included in MSCI India Index in focus; UPL, Bharti Infratel surges over 5%

Bharti Infratel, Container Corp, Lupin, Eicher Motors, Bharat Forge, Marico, Shree Cement and UPL were up 1%-6% each on the NSE.


NRB Bearings gains 7% on fund buying

On May 28, Sundaram BNP Paribas Mutual Fund bought 987,735 equity shares of NRB Bearings at Rs 107 per share.

Ador Welding surges over 10% on fund buying

On May 28, Sundaram Mutual Fund purchased 170,000 equity shares of Ador Welding at Rs 209.50 per share.

Crompton Greaves posts Rs 199 cr loss, receives offers for its overseas business

Company says focus is on profitable domestic business


India Cements reports Rs 36.6 crore profit in Q4

Last year reported a loss of Rs 157 crore; revenue drops by 7.25 %

Rupa & Company hits new high; zooms over 90% in six days

The stock hit a new high of Rs 437, and has zoomed by 93% in the past six trading sessions on the NSE from Rs 226 on May 21.

Page Industries hits record high on healthy Q4 results

The stock surged 8% to Rs 16,370, extending its previous day's 5% gain on the NSE.


Tata Beverages' may add a power brand

The move comes as the company looks to expand this club, which includes Tata Tea, Tetley, Himalayan, Eight O'Clock Coffee, and Tea Pix

As Maggi goes off menu, Nestle gears up for damage control

India is Maggi's biggest market in the world

Packaged foods stocks rally on strong Q4 results

Heritage Foods, DFM Foods and Tasty Bite Eatables have rallied between 7% and 13% on the BSE.


IOC Q4 net down 33% at Rs 6,285 cr

Total income also declined 30% to Rs 94,791 cr as against Rs 1.35 lakh cr in the year-ago period

Indian Oil net profit down 33% at Rs 6,285 cr in Q4

Says refining margin has come down to $0.27 per barrel in 2014-15 from $4.24 in the previous fiscal

BPCL hits new high, HPCL nears record high as Q4 profits beat estimates

HPCL surged 6% to Rs 674, while BPCL hit a new high of Rs 852 on the NSE in intra-day trade.


Nava Bharat Q4 net down 47% at Rs 24 crore

Net profit stood at Rs 46 cr in corresponding quarter last year

GAIL cuts down long term gas purchase from RasGas

To use spot LNG at its petrochemical unit to cut costs

Eight new additions in MSCI India Index from today

Lupin, Bharti Infratel, Eicher Motors and Bharat Forge among new entrants; index currently has 64 stocks


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The 'M' of Android is finally here

The much-awaited OS, with hundreds of platform improvements, might be Google's most ...

How prepared are we to counter mobile security risks?

Business Standard brings you key findings of  a study conducted by BlackBerry

Turning over a new leap

With efficient battery & sturdy design, BlackBerry Leap does tick quite a few boxes

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Diya Sethi: Addicted to life

Diya Sethi's brutally honest account of her battle against addiction shows that, contrary to common belief, long-lasting recovery is possible

Pack your bags and take off

Sarahan, 200 km from Shimla, is the perfect getaway

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What's behind Delhi's air pollution?

The government says emission from old diesel vehicles is not to be blamed. Experts say government is selectively using data to make its case

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Power reforms gain ground in states

With 40,000 Mw of stalled projects likely to start production soon, states are bailing out discoms and revamping supply network

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Fighting poverty by helping find jobs

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From Bharat to India

A farmers' co-operative wants to become a global brand. Can IFFCO make the change?

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Daimler is taking on its European peers by manufacturing premium trucks in India for the local and global market