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Tata group unveils plan to ride the start-up wave


Proposal includes omni-channel marketplace, digital heath & wellness, consumer insight platform

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

President rejects mercy petition for Memon


Yakub Memon, facing gallows in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, is all set to be executed

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Blame call drops on missing mobile phone towers


DoT asks state governments to help telecom companies set up cell sites and prevent ad hoc closures

MARKETS »

MFs line up for Sahara investors, not biz


Keen on grabbing the mutual fund's 26,000 folios, but shun asset acquisition due to smaller size and overhead costs

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Fed sees improving economy, job market


Policy rates unchanged, September rate hike in view

BRAND WORLD »

Trujet builds a budget brand


Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways takes off, promising affordable fares and other benefits. Can it keep its course?

FINANCE »

Some progress on bank NPAs: RBI


The RBI has taken several steps to ensure stressed assets can be recognised early on and resolved more prudently

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Where is that recovery?
Mihir S Sharma

Policy pre-requisites for corporate earnings growth are being ignored

Turnaround time
Anjuli Bhargava

Yes, things are looking up for low-fare airline SpiceJet, but it's not a turnaround... not yet

The necessary art of
ignoring Pakistan

Nitin Pai

Pakistan does not matter much to India's growth. A bigger, stronger and more open Indian economy will transform our ties with that country

We've got a long way to
go, baby

Kanika Datta

We may have addressed sexual harassment in the workplace. But the gender inclusive workplace? That’s got a long way to go

BLOGS


Curtailing RBI Governor's veto powers is another flash point between RBI & Govt

Urjit Patel panel wanted all members to be appointed by RBI

Monetary policies and exchange rates

A V Rajwade analyses the root of the supposedly strong relationship between rising interest rates, capital flows and currency appreciation

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Dangerous profiling

DNA profiling Bill needs major changes to protect privacy

A normal monsoon?

Contrary to some predictions, rainfall adequate so far

Financial X-ray

Aluminium premiums, crude prices hit Vedanta

Ebitda declines by a third, despite zinc and copper segments chipping in

Dabur: Cautious guidance outweighs steady show in Q1

Management indicates subdued demand in rural areas could hit growth, hopes for pick-up

BOOK REVIEWS

2008 and its aftershocks

The book is a clarion call to economists to expand the body of work they rely on to include the works of Marx, Hayek and Kondratieff

Decoding Putinism

Walter Laqueur writes in Putinism: Russia and Its Future With the West, an aptly timed and much needed look at the mercurial master of Kremlin

Payment not guaranteed
Robyn Mak


China worries start now for Visa and MasterCard

Too much weight
Olaf Storbeck


Only pilots can end Air France's flight to nowhere

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Maggi mess: Nestle sees first loss in two decades

India's largest food firm by revenue reported a loss of Rs 64.4 cr for Apr-Jun

SpiceJet in talks with Airbus, Boeing to acquire over 100 planes

The airline is looking to rebuild its business after almost collapsing last year, said chief financial officer Kiran Koteshwar

Eveready to enter home and kitchen appliances biz

Company has turned profitable in the past two financial years


Eveready to enter home and kitchen appliances biz

Company has turned profitable in the past two financial years

Dabur profit up 24%

Net sales increased 11 per cent to Rs 2,064 crore from Rs 1,864 crore a year ago, led by 8.6 per cent underlying volume growth

GCPL Net rises 39%

The fast moving consumer goods arm of the Rs 13,500-crore Godrej Group reported a 39 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 199 crore against Rs ...


YES Bank Q1 net rises 28%

Net interest income, the difference between interests earned and expended, grew 42.2% to Rs 1,059 cr

Allahabad Bank Q1 net rises 30% to Rs 147 cr

The bank's net interest margin at the end of June 2015 stood at 2.91%, against 3.25% at the end of June 2014

Shriram City Union Q1 net up 16% at Rs 148 cr

Net interest income increased by 14.6% to Rs 573 crore in the quarter


Syngene IPO subscribed nearly 32 times

Biocon's contract research services arm had set Rs 240-250 a share and planned to sell 22 mn of these

Dr Reddy's ink pact with Purdue varsity for drug research

The intent of the MoU is to forge a strong strategic partnership in a range of research areas and novel technologies

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals dips 5% ahead of Q1 results

The drug maker is scheduled to report its first quarter numbers on Thursday, July 30, 2015.


SpiceJet in talks with Airbus, Boeing to acquire over 100 planes

The airline is looking to rebuild its business after almost collapsing last year, said chief financial officer Kiran Koteshwar

Trujet builds a budget brand

Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways takes off, promising affordable fares and other benefits. Can it keep its course?

SpiceJet in talks with Boeing, Airbus for $11 billion jet deal

Company says will raise fresh equity or debt to pay for the planes


Blue Star Q1 net up 26% at Rs 39 cr

The company's operating income jumped by 8% to Rs 908 cr

Dalmia Bharat surges on robust Q1 results

The stock surged 14% to Rs 725 after the company posted profit of Rs 42 crore in June quarter against loss of Rs 27 crore in a year ago quarter.

We aim to double revenues in 4 years: Baba Kalyani

During last year, Bharat Forge also strengthened its balance sheet retiring debt of around Rs 530 cr, including Rs 407 cr high cost rupee debt


Maggi mess: Nestle sees first loss in two decades

India's largest food firm by revenue reported a loss of Rs 64.4 cr for Apr-Jun

GSFC Q1 net declines 7% to Rs 101 cr

Total income of the Vadodara-based company also decreased by 12% to Rs 1,100 cr

Rallis: Monsoon key to revival in performance

July has seen a revival in monsoon and if the pace continues, Rallis can rebound


Dish TV: Signals getting stronger

Margins are expected to improve from here as revenue growth will be stronger than increase in costs

Dish TV posts Q1 profit at Rs 54 cr

Despite Q1 being a relatively weak quarter seasonally, Dish TV gained subscribers both in the Phase 3 and Phase 4 markets

Today's picks- 28 July 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Motors, ACC & Zee Entertainment


Upstream oil PSUs lubed up for stronger Q1 earnings

Downstream refiners could see a moderation in earnings, led by weaker refining margins and possible forex losses

Essar Oil first quarter net profit up 55% at Rs 1,063 cr

Gross Refining Margin rises 22% to $11.05 per barrel

Essar Oil gets stock exchanges go ahead for delisting

Delisting the company will give promoter Ruia borthers greater flexibility and less regulatory scrutiny while selling a stake in the refiner


Today's picks- 29 July 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Power, GAIL & Tata Steel

Plywood makers pin hopes on GST to improve market

In the Rs 25,000-cr Indian plywood market, the unorganised sector has around 65% market share

Nava Bharat Ventures zooms 20% as arm achieves financial closure for a project

Maamba Collieries has achieved financial closure of its integrated coal & power project of an estimated cost of USD 828 million.


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Drama on my platter at Nautanki in Ahmedabad

Nautanki in Ahmedabad offers a rare gastronomical experience but needs to do more

Towering over the Statue of Liberty

The world's tallest sitting statue is coming up near Hyderabad. The author looks at the ambitious project

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Bharti Airtel's plot veers off script in Africa

Five yrs after it ventured into Africa, Airtel wants to sell 4 of its subsidiaries there to France's Orange, signaling a change in its strategy

CSR: What keeps companies from doing good?

Evolving rules & anomalies over tax treatment constrain corporate programmes in the first year that govt's CSR mandate has been in force

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Street where learners, teachers meet

Cloud-based Linkstreet helps clients create, store, manage and monetise video content

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Trujet builds a budget brand

Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways takes off, promising affordable fares and other benefits. Can it keep its course?

Milking the value chain

The dairy market is seeing a shift in consumer preferences as branded, value added products, bring in the bacon