RBI leaves interest rates unchanged at 8%

The central bank on Tuesday left its repo rate untouched at 8% as part of its continuing battle against inflation

Modi's US Visit »

Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties


In a joint statement say will cooperate in security matters, fighting terrorism

MARKETS »

Markets come off day's highs; TCS down 1.5%


Markets came off their day's highs in late trades amid profit taking in FMCG and private bank shares

AMAZON VS FLIPKART »

Flipkart's discount campaign 'not linked to' Jeff Bezos' visit


'Big Billion Day' scheduled for Oct 6 inspired by flat number where co-founders began their journey

Around the world »

Apple gets regulatory approval, can now sell iPhone 6 in China


iPhone 6 was released in US on Sept 19, 2014

COMPANIES »

Mercedes-Benz eyes SUV segment; launches GLA Class in India


The GLA Class will compete with the likes of BMW X1, Audi Q3, Land Rover Evoque and Volvo V40

ECONOMY & POLICY »

RBI projects GDP growth to accelerate to 6.3% next fiscal


RBI said the 5.7% growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal surprised on the upside

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

CII body's green-building ratings misleading, not up to government standards: CSE


Claims several gold-, silver- and platinum-rated buildings cannot qualify even for one star label of Bureau of Energy Efficiency

BS Poll

Opinion is divided about Rajdeep Sardesai's spat with NRIs at Madison Square. Do you think he is:

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Columnists

The government Europe
deserves?

Daniel Gros

Europe's leaders will not let anyone take power in Brussels who might be able to push integration forward

The right chemistry
Surinder Sud

Intellectual property protection concerns and the rise of bio-pesticides mean the Indian agrochemicals sector needs to invest more in R&D

'Good terrorists, bad
terrorists'

Zorawar Daulet Singh

Can Modi and Obama forge a common outlook on international terrorism?

Pakistan's new spymaster
Ajai Shukla

On September 22, Pakistan’s military nominated Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar to replace Lt Gen Zahir-ul-Islam as chief of ISI on October 8

BLOGS


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

Scotch blast from the past
Nivedita Mookerji

Woody, fruity, flowery, smoky are what I remember the most from my trip seven years ago

EDITORIAL COMMENT

A weekend in New York

Prime minister's two speeches give hints of his direction

Just umbrellas

Beijing has forced apolitical Hong Kong into a corner

Financial X-ray

JP Associates' plan to lower debt faces hurdles

Excess Kharcham capacity, fuel supply shortfall at cement and power businesses a big overhang

JSPL: Don't bottom fish yet

Lack of clarity on long-term coal supplies will keep the stock under pressure

BOOK REVIEWS

The dismal science

In Seven Bad Ideas, Jeff Madrick argues that the professional failures since 2008 were rooted in decades of intellectual malfeasance

Not just an accountant's angst

Mr Rai presents his arguments in defence of CAG’s findings on all cases in such lucid & logical way that they should be lesson for govt auditors

Swaha Pattanaik

Stand back
Swaha Pattanaik


Commodity bear market looks entrenched

Kate Duguid

Getting down to business
Kate Duguid


Rock star Modi needs more business-friendly riff

CompaniesRss icon

Rate sensitive stocks trade mixed post RBI policy

Kotak Mahindra and Federal Bank are up 1% each, while Axis Bank and Bank of India down 1% each on NSE.

No direct exposure to any of the firms that were allotted coal blocks: Shyam Srinivasan

Q&A with MD & CEO, Federal Bank

SBI fears defaults by UP private sugar mills

SBI MD writes to UP chief secretary expressing her concerns


Tyre stocks in demand; Ceat surges 10%

MRF, J K Tyre, TVS Srichakra, Apollo Tyres, Goodyear India, Falcon Tyres and Dunlop India are up 5-8% on BSE.

Hero, Honda hike product prices

Hero MotoCorp raised prices in the range of Rs 250-550 with effect September 22

Eicher still a Royal Enfield show

CVs yet to fire, though mgmt and analysts are optimistic, with upbeat estimates


USL further rearranges financial house

Diageo-led spirits firm to repay fixed deposits worth Rs 450 crore by end-March

Travel stocks soar as PM eases visa rules

Cox Kings closes 11% higher at Rs 324 on BSE, Thomas Cook adds 5.7%, Mahindra Holidays rises 7.4%

Mahindra Holidays appoints new MD

Kavinder Singh joins company after spending 28 years in FMCG sector having worked in Asian Paints, ITC and Pidilite


Larsen and Toubro gains on Rs 1,423 crore new orders

The company has bagged a Rs 631 crore order from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation for the construction of the Lucknow Metro.

Capital goods firms see light at the end of the tunnel

CEOs say stuck projects coming back to life, though fresh investments still a year away

Suzlon Energy tanks 40% in seven days after listing of fresh shares

Suzlon Energy had issued 270 million equity shares at Rs 15.46 per share to FCCB holders under a restructuring arrangement.


Biyani dreams big in food business

With inauguration of Tumkur food park, he has ambitious plans in the segment

Mayur Uniquoters surges on DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund stake buy

DSP Blackrock MF bought 1.28 million shares representing 2.95% stake in Mayur Uniquoters at Rs 399.98 per share on Friday, September 26.

India Cements gets board approval to demerge CSK

The hive off would help the new sport subsidiary to expand operations


GMDC to set up 50 MW wind power project at Rs 300 crore

Net generation from the project is expected to be 104.10 million units

Bhushan Steel gains 5% as MD Neeraj Singal released on bail

Since August 7, the stock had tanked 67% from Rs 305 to Rs 102 on September 25 on BSE.

Russia, central Asia new frontiers for Indian firms

JSW Steel to construct & operate mill in Georgia; Tata Tea buys controlling stake in Russian packaging & distribution firms


Inox Leisure rises ahead of board meet to merge arm

The stock gained ahead of the board meet to merge its wholly-owned subsidiary Satyam Cineplexes Ltd with itself

Zee Entertainment hits 14-year high on entry into Nifty

The stock hit high of Rs 317, its highest level since June 2000, on National Stock Exchange.

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.


Today's picks- 25 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cairn, TCS & Tata Steel

Aban Offshore slips over 16% on profit taking

The stock has been on a downtrend for the past five trading sessions

Decision on gas price rise deferred till November 15

The delay sought by the govt could be due to the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 15


Govt clears Wipro proposal to set up SEZ in Andhra Pradesh

Wipro Ltd has proposed to set up IT/ITES zone in Andhra Pradesh on an area of 1.22 hectares

Jignesh Shah exits MCX

FMC approves commodity bourse's contract-launch calendar for two years

Patel Logistics zooms 20% on pact with Amazon

Amazon has entered into an air cargo alliance with the company for domestic deliveries, report.


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Water alert

If you live in Delhi, there is a one-in-three chance that the packaged water you buy could be spurious

Gone with the hurricane

At Rs 3.43 cr, the Lamborghini Huracán may be a dream for most, but for those who can afford it, the Italian supercar is a performer with ...

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Tata companies band together for bigger piece of defence pie

With an eye on govt's multi-billion dollar defence spending, the group is working to formalise 14 defence-related firms into a single cluster

Black mark on the seafront

Storage of coal in the open on land belonging to the Mumbai Port Trust invites criticism on grounds of civic aesthetics and public health

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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more to gain the most

Expected stake sale in Aditya Birla group's combined retail entity would sweeten the brand's valuation

From 'wheels of India' to 'world's best taxi'

The Ambassador was a durable enough brand to outlive the licence raj

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India's first vocational university kicks off

With a first batch of 4,000 students TeamLease intends to take capacity to 10,000 in next three years