Supreme Court to next hear coal block allocation case on Sept 9

  • Asks govt to file affidavit on its view on fate of coal blocks

MARKETS »

Nifty ends above 8,000 for the first time on GDP data


Nifty rallied 1,000 points or 17% from 7,000 in 78 trading sessions since May 12, to surpass the 8,000 mark

MODI'S JAPAN VISIT »

Japan aims to double India investment in 5 years: Nikkei


Modi, Abe are also likely to agree to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact

COMPANIES »

Micromax topples Apple in Indian tablet market


Samsung with 19% market-share occupied the top position in the Indian tablet market

Around the world »

China's HSBC PMI falls to 3-month low in August


Raises concerns that the Chinese economy is faltering

THE STRATEGIST »

Learning from the Masters


The blossoming IT services sector in India has learnt many lessons on staffing from manufacturing

A YEAR OF RAGHURAM RAJAN »

A spring in his step


The Governor, who completes one year in RBI on Wednesday, has stabilised the rupee and is getting a fix on inflation

ECONOMY »

PMI data shows August factory activity expanded at slower clip


Price pressures remain high, which may not allow the RBI to cut rates

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Columnists

The coming CLASS war
Andrew Sheng

Altered, 21st century notions of 'territory' will mean that warfare also changes

Food inflation still
bites

Kunal Kumar Kundu

Poor monsoons mean the Reserve Bank of India needs to remain vigilant about this critical parameter and its spillover effects

Defence - It's time to
get serious about 'Made
in India'

Khutub A Hai

Narendra Modi has repeatedly emphasised indigenisation but where's the action on the ground?

Narendra Modi's Jan Dhan
- what's new?

Debashis Basu

Like Indira Gandhi, even Modi seems to be relying on directing PSBs through ministry of finance supported by party cadres. How new is that?

BLOGS


5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

Why capping own ATM usage is not a good idea

Instead of encouraging customers to adopt technology, RBI's latest move may mean more crowding at bank branches

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Floors and ceilings

Further government action needed to sustain growth

A gas giveaway?

The myth of a 'market-linked' price for gas

Financial X-ray

DLF: Legal woes compound weak sales, high debt issues

Momentum in festive season launches the key factor to watch

Cairn India: Upsides capped

Limited uptick in near-term production, lower crude prices and fund allocation concerns loom

BOOK REVIEWS

Seoul survivors

The first third of The Birth of Korean Cool – probably the best part – reads like an owner’s manual of how to be Korean

If it surprises, it must be Pakistan

Peter Oborne takes on established experts on South Asian cricket in an entertaining new book chronicling the history of cricket in Pakistan

Swaha Pattanaik

Copycat
Swaha Pattanaik


Falling euro squeezes Swiss, Swedish central banks

Daniel Indiviglio

Still conflicted
Daniel Indiviglio


Washington misses trick with rating agency reform

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Debt private placements fall by 55%

Lower fund raising by banks and financial institutions contributed to the decline, according to first quarter statistics from PRIME Database

Toyota Kirloskar sales down 18.6% in August

In domestic market, TKM sold 11,215 units in August 2014, down 6.59% from 12,007 units a year

Ashok Leyland sales up 17% in August

Company had sold 7,139 units during the same month of previous year


Bajaj Electricals gains on winning four new orders

The stock hit a high of Rs 302 and a low of Rs 293 so far during the day.

ITC to make a big splash in milk

Finalises blueprint to become pan-Indian dairy player; to set up plants in 6 states

Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%


Debt private placements fall by 55%

Lower fund raising by banks and financial institutions contributed to the decline, according to first quarter statistics from PRIME Database

HDFC Life launches modified Health Assure Plan

Available in two variants, Gold Plan and Silver Plan

Nippon, Reliance Group launch India funds for Japan investors

The announcements, including for launch of one equity and another bond fund, coincide with Modi's visit to Japan


Bharti Airtel gains on acquiring Kenyan mobile brand yuMobile

With the acquisition of yuMobile, the company's subscriber base will expand by 2.7 million

Intex-Mozilla's price play may get buyers, but may fail to retain them

The low price will get new users but they are likely to upgrade to smarter phones sooner

CBI chargesheets Maran brothers in Maxis case

The licences were allotted during the tenure of Dayanidhi Maran as telecom minister from 2004 and 2007


Buoyed by demand, Wipro plans to double headcount in Muscat

Company currently has 70 employees in the region; employee expansion to be done over next 12-18 months

NBHC moves technical data from FT's server

NBHC has developed a client's interface which provides customized details of commodities

Online pharmacy Medybiz to tie up with insurance cos to boost growth

Sees huge potential in day-care market, seeks tie up with those firms that also cover such expenses


Brigade Enterprises soars 8% on realty pact with Singapore firm

The Joint Venture aims to acquire land for residential and mixed-use developments.

Neyveli Lignite to invest over Rs 500 cr in renewable energy projects

Plans to set up over 80 MW of wind and solar energy projects

Power firms told to change P&L entry

MCA says borrowing cost of completed project counts as an expense, not an asset; clarification to affect profits of many


United Bank of India declares Kingfisher Airlines wilful defaulter

The classification indicates the besieged airline has defaulted on repayments despite having the funds to do so

Tata Group has written down $2.2 bn under Mistry

14% of the $16 billion invested by Ratan Tata in M&As abroad has been written off by his successor

AirAsia India safety head quits

Mishra is now serving the mandatory six-month notice and his services will be utilised as a flying commander


Capital goods shares in demand; Index soars over 300 points

L&T, Crompton Greaves, Siemens, Alstom T&D, SKF India Lakshmi Machine Works and Suzlon Energy are up 2-5% on BSE.

BHEL bets on new business models, overseas opportunities

Also keen to tap opportunities in the nuclear power segment and possible entry into core-nuclear area

Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%


Godrej workforce set to get younger

The blueprint involves betting on internal talent, strengthening the group's leadership pipeline, driving performance-linked incentives

Ramco to set up cement unit in AP

The initial investment in the project will be Rs 1,500 cr

Hydro S&S zooms 75% in four days

The company said, there is no development in the promoter Company and the investor Company which could have any bearing on the price movement of ...


JSPL under pressure ahead of SC 's verdict on coal scam today

The stock tanked 24% from to Rs 224 from Rs 294 on August 22, after SC declared that coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010 as illegal.

Auto, Pharma shares shine in Nifty's 1,000-point rally

Sesa Sterlite, BPCL, Maruti Suzuki, Tech Mahindra, Lupin, HUL and Cipla gain between 30-52%.

Tata Group has written down $2.2 bn under Mistry

14% of the $16 billion invested by Ratan Tata in M&As abroad has been written off by his successor


Tata Group has written down $2.2 bn under Mistry

14% of the $16 billion invested by Ratan Tata in M&As abroad has been written off by his successor

Centre allows fertiliser production using naphtha

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has allowed three fertiliser plants to produce urea using naphtha till September-end

Poultry industry misleading public: CSE

Dismisses industry that antibiotic residues in chicken in India are way below international standard


Dish TV betting big on Jan Dhan Yojana, offers 10% discount

The discount is for subscribers paying their bill through the RuPay-enabled cards

TV Today Network zooms over 30% in two days on R K Damani stake buy

On August 27, Derive Investments bought 1.17 million shares of TV Today Network for about Rs 21 crore, the NSE data shows.

Dish TV targets new acquisitions through sports driven packages

In the new channel package options, three of the four packages include all the 11 sports channels available


Reliance Haryana SEZ returns Gurgaon, Jhajjar land to Haryana Infra Corporation

The venture was established for development of SEZs, model economic townships and other infrastructure facilities in Haryana

After IOC, govt to sack independent directors of ONGC, HPCL, MRPL

NDA govt is reviewing all appointments made by the previous UPA govt during its last year in office

Oil pipelines proposed along rail tracks

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation has made this proposal to tide over the numerous hurdles oil companies face while laying pipelines


Offline project yet to take off, Namo Store plans revamp

While online sales continue to grow at a steady 10%, the volunteers-run online store has not been able to garner enough traction to push for ...

Adani buys Australia coal mine royalty rights from Linc for $145 million

Deal comes amid growing questions on whether Adani will go ahead with the project

Gateway Distriparks hits new high on strong response for Snowman IPO

The stock up 4% at Rs 269 on the National Stock Exchange.


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Ford Endeavour

Beast on a time lease

The Ford Endeavour will be launched in an all-new version next year. In the meantime, here is the revamped SUV

Traveller in a marine world

Mahima Jaini works as a marine scientist, rescue diver and adventurer rolled into one

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Stifled by UGC, colleges seek a bigger voice

As UGC seeks to align undergraduate courses in IITs and private and autonomous institutes, the clamour for its reform rises

Raymond Bickson

Slowdown woes get the better of Bickson

Many of Raymond Bickson's achievements at Indian Hotels have been overshadowed by the global economic meltdown that started in 2008

Real Estate

Real estate developers offer discounts to push sales

Discounts up to 15% expected this festive season; analysts expect Oct-Dec period to garner sales of at least 60k units across seven major cities

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Costly sedans run out of steam

High-end mid-sized sedans, comfy SUVs and entry-level luxury models steal their show

Oil marketers to rev up branded petrol, again

For BCPL's branded petrol, Speed, the price differential with regular petrol is now between Rs 2.74 and Rs 3.75 per litre

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University of Southern California

USC in talks with varsities to offer course on supply chain

The course offers a globally-integrated master’s programme on SCM aligned to its mission of networking, education and advanced research