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9 stocks to buy post state poll outcome, fuel reforms


After a brief pause, the government has rolled out some long pending reform measures over the past few days. Here's how analysts interpret these ...

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The $40 billion jet buying spree - IndiGo's big bet


IndiGo, the only profitable Indian airline, is betting on a huge expansion in air travel despite cut-throat pricing and newer competition

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Preparing for the big sale


With the festive season underway, retailers in the online & offline world need to prepare well to offer the best deals to consumers & earn trust

AROUND THE WORLD »

Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks


The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling capitalist city back to China in 1997

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Grey laws woe for child labour


Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

NEW ENERGY POLICIES »

Power producers heave sigh of relief at new gas price


The revised domestic gas price of $5.61/mmBtu (rise of $0.96 from $4.2/mBtu) is likely to have a negligible impact on power prices

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Coal scam: CBI files fresh case against Jindal Steel


Firm says it fully complies with law, will cooperate with authorities

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Columnists

A five-year baseline
scenario

Subir Gokarn

The International Monetary Fund's projections suggest macroeconomic stability but little upside to growth

FinMin's new A-team
A K Bhattacharya

A new team is in place in the finance ministry. Can it help Arun Jaitley produce a sterling Budget next February?

Becalmed by the global
slowdown

Devangshu Datta

Slow growth in China, Europe and the US means the correction in the market could continue unless some domestic factors come into play

A chowkidar for state
banks

Debashis Basu

PSBs are vehicles for Modi's ambitious Jan Dhan Yojana. They are also inefficient, poorly governed and beset by largescale corruption

BLOGS


Were Rajdeep Sardesai's 5 questions on Modi provocative?
Jency Jacob

Sardesai's detractors blame him for provoking the crowd at Madison Square Garden, but did he?

An Ode to a Venetian wedding
Katya Naidu

Not just his looks, but also his voice, charm, his celebration of bachelorhood that made George Clooney the ultimate King of Single Women

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Risks and potential

How a global slowdown could help, and hurt, India

High-flyers struggle

The information technology outlook has just lost some sheen

Financial X-ray

Diesel deregulation impact: WPI to fall 30 bps

Lower fuel subsidy payouts might restrict gross fiscal deficit in FY15

Idea's Q2 gets boost from higher data volumes

Numbers beat Street expectations and would have been even better but for the dip in voice ARPUs

BOOK REVIEWS

The slaughterhouses of the world

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road To The Deep North is a war story that treats mysteries of love and mysteries behind evil with equal weight

Red son rising

In The First Naxal, Bappaditya Paul offers a short history of Naxalite movement through life of Kanu Sanyal, one of its architects

Richard Beales

Fast data, slow math
Richard Beales


Spreadsheet bungles alive and well in high finance

Peter Thal Larsen

Double Abeloss
Peter Thal Larsen


Abenomics hits a speed bump, not a road block

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JSPL shares tank after CBI case against company

Shares of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) tumbled about seven per cent, eroding Rs 1,161.2 crore from its market value, after a case of ...

Today's picks- 20 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel & Power & Zee Entertainment

Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines


Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them

United Spirits reports Rs 55.6 crore net loss in Q1

The loss during the first quarter was mainly on account of a provision made towards the investment made in subsidiaries

United Spirits June quarter net loss at Rs 56 cr

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 118.13 crore during the same period of previous fiscal


YES Bank plans to enter credit card business

The bank not to charge own customers for more than 5 ATM transactions

Over two-fold jump in SKS net profit at Rs 56.75 crore

Total income from operations up 46% to Rs 190 cr

Yes Bank raises $422 million by dual currency loan facility

The loan facility has a maturity of one, two and three years


High-flyers struggle

The information technology outlook has just lost some sheen

Geometric dips on disappointing Q2 results

The stock is down 6% to Rs 124 on reporting 15.1% quarter-on-quarter decline in net profit at Rs 16 crore in September quarter.

Margin at 26-28% range will be maintained: TCS

Firm says it held on to its margin estimate despite volatile cross currency movement and consolidation of its Japan JV


Alembic Pharma Q2 up 25% at Rs 77.27 cr

Company had posted net profit of Rs 61.64 crore for the July- September period of 2013-14

US Congress steps up pressure for action on Sun Pharma, DRL

Writes to US health secretary for 'immediate' & 'aggressive' action over issue of abnormal drug price hikes

Unichem Lab dips on disappointing Q2 results

The stock slipped 8% to Rs 204 after reporting 38% yoy declined in net profit at Rs 22 crore in September quarter.


Tata Autocomp, Katcon enter into JV for exhaust systems

The 50:50 venture will offer solutions for both the hot end and cold end of the exhaust system of vehicles

Exide Q2 net up 6 % at Rs 126 cr

During the period the company clocked a net sales of Rs 1,761 cr

Hero to invest Rs 5,000cr to raise global production capacity

Company aims to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by 2020


India Inc's Sept foreign borrowing down 5.3% on yr at $3.17 billion

The domestic firms had raised $3.35 billion from overseas in the same month a year ago

Oberoi Realty Q2 net profit up 10% at Rs 70.54 cr

Company had posted net profit of Rs 64.14 crore in the July- September period of 2013-14

Gas price hike fruitful if discoms buy costlier power: NTPC

No impact of gas price increase on company's gas-based plants as they have long term power purchase agreements in place, says company's Chairman


Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines

Early festive season sees air traffic grow the fastest this September

Budget carrier IndiGo keeps lead, with one in three preferring to fly with it

NIIT Q2 PAT down 14% to Rs 10.3 crore

Revenue flat, learning divisions record over 20% y-o-y growth


BGR Energy secures Rs 250 crore order

Company secured 3 substations from Tamil Nadu Transmission

Praj Industries Q2 net up 75% at Rs 25 cr

For the first half of 2014-15, the company registered a profit of Rs 29 cr

Suzlon bags orders worth about Rs 1,200 crore

The orders have been received from various entities including Malpani Group, Rajasthan Gum Group, KRBL, Sterling Agro Group


UltraTech: On a strong wicket

Realisations, overall performance beat most estimates, but some analysts are disappointed as cost pressures continue

UltraTech Cement gains as Q2 earnings beat estimates

Consolidated net profit rose for Jul-Sep increased 47% to Rs 416 crore against Rs 283 crore in the same quarter last fiscal

Recent IPOs catch MF's fancy

The S&P Sensex is down almost two per cent in the last month


JSPL shares tank after CBI case against company

Shares of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) tumbled about seven per cent, eroding Rs 1,161.2 crore from its market value, after a case of ...

Today's picks- 20 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel & Power & Zee Entertainment

Odisha task force may decide on pending express orders for mines

Meet likely to take stock of action on Shah panel report


Two MCFL investors tender 2.6% stake to Deepak Fertilisers

The takeover battle further intensified last month after Deepak Fertilisers raised its open offer price to Rs 93.60 per share

Rallis India drops 7% on weak earnings

Rallis India, slumped over 7% after it reported marginal decline in its consolidated net profit to Rs 73.43 crore in Q2

Insecticides India gains on bonus issue plan

The stock has rallied 7% to Rs 715 on National Stock Exchange on bonus issue plans


Govt meeting bankers to discuss share sale in ONGC

The govt on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas

FIIs up stake in oil PSUs in September quarter

FIIs bought 21.79 million shares of ONGC during July-September quarter.

Reliance Industries hits six-month low

The stock dipped nearly 3% to Rs 913, its lowest level since March 31 this year on Bombay Stock Exchange.


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Rupee seen appreciating, yields may fall

On Friday the rupee ended at an over seven-month low due to widening of trade deficit. Trade deficit widened to $14.25 billion in September

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Food for froth

Wheat beer with prawns? Or light lager with cheese?

Alice in dastangoi

M Farooqui & his team of dastangos are branching out from the traditional realms of storytelling to newer tales like Dastan Goopi Bagha Ki

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Sugar mills face bitter reality at festival time

SC has upheld the Allahabad HC's directive to mills to sell sugar pledged with banks to pay cane farmers

A paradox of weak industrial growth

Reforms initiated by state utilities over the past year have led to reduction in transmission losses

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them

Pulsar fuels up to face a premium-bikes crowd

Launches promise a shake-up in Bajaj's stronghold - the 150-250-cc segment

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Bulk hiring of engineers is back

For better placement, campuses end exclusivity to one company by inviting all firms on Day One