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Goods made in China to compete online with those made in India


Diane Wang's DHgate, shopclues.com tie up; makes inroads into India's e-commerce ahead of Jack Ma's Alibaba

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Why brands look at native advertising for digital push


Why brands are looking at native advertising as a crucial part of their digital mix

NDA GOVT'S 1-YEAR JOURNEY »

PM's second year to be as busy as first on foreign policy front


To focus on extended neighbourhood, particularly the ASEAN and Central Asian regions

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Many initiatives on passenger amenities in railways but real progress still long way


The new regime in the rail bhawan has also managed to sign a $1.1 bn loan from World Bank for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Greece hasn't got the money to make IMF repayment


The four instalments for the IMF in June are $1.8 billion says Nikos Voutsis

MARKETS »

LIC underinvested in banking stocks


Banks account for only 18% of insurer's portfolio versus 23.3% weight in the Nifty

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Brilliant Mumbai capture 2nd IPL title, crush CSK by 41 runs


Mumbai had won their first title in 2013 at this very venue, defeating the same rivals

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly: Central bankers move towards discretion

The equilibrium real interest has emerged as the Holy Grail of monetary policy not just in India. There is an active debate in the US also as to ...

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Reputation risks

Real interest rate of 2.5 per cent hurts revival

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Greece is different
Daniel Gros

Austerity has sparked economic revival everywhere it has been tried - except for Greece

A changed monsoon?
Sunita Narain

IMD says severe & unseasonal rain this year has been because of confluence of western disturbances with easterlies from the Bay of Bengal

The Silk Road as a
global brand

Ravi Bhoothalingam

For India and all the countries that co-created historic silk roads along with China, there are two options

Central bankers move
towards discretion

Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

The equilibrium real interest has emerged as the Holy Grail of monetary policy not just in India. There is an active debate in the US also

BLOGS


How about a Babaji ki butti to cure the incurable?
Jyoti Mukul

If Ramdev weren't a Baba, but a mere salesman, what would he make of a medicine or a herb named Putrajeevak Beej?

Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Reputation risks

Real interest rate of 2.5 per cent hurts revival

Instant change

A new Facebook initiative will transform news media

Financial X-ray

SBI: Asset quality improves in Q4, operating income up 17%

Profit growth supported by the special dispensation by RBI on sale to ARC, usage of counter cycle buffer

ITC disappoints: Cigarette Ebit growth at 27-quarter low

Price hikes of 15-16% in the cigarette business could not fully compensate for an estimated 13% fall in volume

BOOK REVIEWS

An American soldier's troubling story

God Is Not Here is full of Iraqi voices expressing outrage at the Americans

The technical vision of Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance traces the chaotic early years of these two firms – SpaceX and Tesla, respectively – with a compelling ticktock of events

Robyn Mak

Networking skills
Robyn Mak


HP's China deal extracts harmony from awkwardness

John Foley

Spurious capital combustion
John Foley


Real cost of Hong Kong mega-slump: under $3 bn

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It's 2005 once more for consumer goods majors

Net sales growth hit a 10-year low of 9% in FY15

Marico shifts focus to serums and hair gels

Market share for serums was 82%, hair gels 44% in the March quarter compared to 4% share of deos

Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs

The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal index ended marginally in the red.


United Bank says lost hope to recover money from Kingfisher

Kolkata-based lender was the first bank to try and get Vijay Mallya, chief of Kingfisher Airlines, tagged as wilful defaulter

Govt urges Sebi to curb PSU stock trade on stake

Centre is concerned over punters beating down stock prices of PSUs ahead of disinvestment

City Union Bank Q4 net up 19% at Rs 99 crore

Total income rises 10.13%; gross NPA in 2014-15 at 1.86%


FTIL's income slumps to a fourth in two years

However, the legal and professional fee crossed Rs 100-cr due to NSEL-related litigations

Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs

The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal index ended marginally in the red.

Infinite Computer tanks 20% on weak FY16 guidance

The company said that net profit for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be flat.


Divi's Q4 net up 17% at Rs 231 cr

Total income for the company grew 9% at Rs 832 cr

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Natco Pharma Q4 net profit up 126% at Rs 54 cr

Total income up 5.28% to Rs 204 crore, helped by revenue growth from bulk chemicals and formulations


Hero MotoCorp sells 100,000 bikes worth Rs 500 crore on Snapdeal

This feat, the first by a domestic two-wheeler maker, has been achieved in about five months of the launch of online sales

Ceat Q4 net grows 50% to Rs 94 crore

Consolidated net sales grew by 2% during the period to Rs 1,466 cr

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index


United Bank says lost hope to recover money from Kingfisher

Kolkata-based lender was the first bank to try and get Vijay Mallya, chief of Kingfisher Airlines, tagged as wilful defaulter

Domestic air traffic up 23% in April

IndiGo consolidates leadership position with 37.8% market share

SpiceJet completes 10 yrs on Saturday; to hold flash sales

Company offers flat 10% discount on its select domestic flights with a single day five-hour booking period


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

JCB banks on India play, eyes highest revenue share by 2018

Currently, 17% of firm's revenue comes from India, including exports to 50 countries from Indian plants

More regional companies exit national bourses

Stocks of companies under 'permitted to trade' category to be discontinued


Camlin Fine Sciences to set up chemical manufacturing unit in Dahej SEZ for Rs 185 cr

The unit will manufacture 9,000 tonnes per annum of hydroquinone and 6,000 tonnes per annum of vanillin

Sangam (India) zooms over 50% in four days on stake hike by promoter

The stock is currently trading at its record high of Rs 125 and has rallied 54% from Rs 81 on May 19.

Sagar Cements surges after turnaround in Q4

The stock surged 16% to Rs 408 after reported net profit of Rs 21.70 crore in March quarter against loss of Rs 11.36 crore in the year ago ...


Govt urges Sebi to curb PSU stock trade on stake

Centre is concerned over punters beating down stock prices of PSUs ahead of disinvestment

Power firms may contest post-auction rule changes

If the change of regulations post the bidding is contested, producing coal blocks have to be re-auctioned; the rest will go to the custodian

ArcelorMittal, SAIL tie up to make auto steel in India

The proposed joint venture would construct a cold rolling mill and other downstream finishing facilities in India


RIL to restart petrol pump network by March next year

The company had to shut its 1,400 odd gas stations as it wasn't getting subsidies extended to state-run operators

Govt urges Sebi to curb PSU stock trade on stake

Centre is concerned over punters beating down stock prices of PSUs ahead of disinvestment

MRPL again mulls retail foray; fourth quarter net up 9.5%

Q4 profit enables company to reduce its annualised loss to Rs 1,712 cr from a loss of Rs 2,800 cr at the end of third quarter


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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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All eyes on Brazil as Indian coffee prices dip

Unseasonal rain, rising costs and a global slowdown in production has driven coffee prices in India down

Is Myntra foregoing growth for profit?

It plans to become profitable by 2016; many feel it may be too early for the e-tailer to consolidate its position

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Fighting poverty by helping find jobs

Bengaluru-based babajob.com is trying to help unorganised blue-collar workers get better employment

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Branded for value

Marico wants a slice of the Rs 5,800-crore value-added hair oil market

Goafest absentees make Melt a serious challenger

Many are present at the new fest that already has 1,400 delegates registered