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SpiceJet co-founder submits rescue plan to govt


After PM Modi enquired about the status of the airline last week, hectic parleys were carried out to arrive at a deal to recapitalise the

ECONOMY »

PSUs' investments steadier than private sector


Private corporate investment has raced or plunged with the general trend, unlike the steady trot in its public counterpart

MARKETS »

DIIs could lend support to markets next year


As FIIs turn weary or away, investments by domestic MFs and insurers key. And, there are signs of a pick-up

AROUND THE WORLD »

China offers Russia help with currency-swap suggestion


The rouble strengthened 4.1% against the dollar on Monday amid the signs of willingness by China to prop up its neighbour

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Dense fog in Delhi haults air, rail services


97 flights delayed due to low visibility, more than 50 trains delayed, many rescheduled

FINANCE »

Lower rates draw firms to foreign borrowing


External commercial borrowing rose 60% in November year-on-year

BANKING ANNUAL »

More governance, less government


Ending dual regulation and improving transparency in decision-making are key to improving the health of public-sector banks

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


Ajai Shukla: Of dogs' tails and leopards' spots

India must watch for signs after Peshawar that Pakistan is waking up to the dangers of Islamism

Anjuli Bhargava: Why Ajay Singh is playing the saviour

Sources say Singh is ready to invest Rs 200 cr into SpiceJet from personal funds & is busy trying to rope in some PE investors for more

ON THE BEAT »


Rajni versus Chiru? Both fail

Katya Naidu writes about the two superstars from the south and whether they have any lessons to learn from each other


TAKE TWO »


Xiaomi bets big on India despite problems

The company is stepping up its plans for India, including diversifying into new products and boosting R&D


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Of dogs' tails and
leopards' spots

Ajai Shukla

India must watch for signs after Peshawar that Pakistan is waking up to the dangers of Islamism

The digital year
Shailesh Dobhal

India Inc will remember 2014 as the year when the threat and the opportunity of the digital world became real

India's tech
transformation: Making
workers the winners

Noshir Kaka & Anu Madgavkar

New technologies will force millions of workers to acquire new skills

A Rs 12,000-crore
year-end gift

Arunabha Ghosh & Abhishek Jain

How could India increase access to modern cooking energy for millions of under-served citizens while maintaining fiscal discipline?

BLOGS


Give them a fair chance
Somasroy Chakraborty

Old private banks that escaped nationalisation of 1960's and 1970's typically began as community banks

Cheers to the perfect cup of tea
Kavita Chowdhury

Musings on December 15, the International Tea Day

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Flaws in policy

Farmers still struggling for access to govt schemes

A new class

Is the end of business-class air travel visible?

Financial X-ray

Should RBI let the rupee depreciate further against the dollar?

Might not want to allow a sharp fall, as this can prove risky for portfolio investments

L&T: Accumulate at every dip

Correction could be used to accumulate the stock

BOOK REVIEWS

An old soldier's meandering memories

Pranab Mukherjee's book is little more than a hagiography of Indira Gandhi and makes us none the wiser

A greater escape

Mark Felton has written a straightforward adventure story, which is undoubtedly the object of the exercise, and he’s done it excellently

John Foley

Looking after number one
John Foley


China will make 2015 year of missed opportunities

Neil Unmack

Yield signs
Neil Unmack


High-yield boom enters hold-your-nose territory

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RBI has got a level of comfort due to muted inflation scenario: Paresh Sukthankar

Interview with Deputy MD, HDFC Bank

HDFC offers fixed-rate home loans for 10 years

Cuts deposit rates up to 15 bps across maturities

HDFC Bank nears record high as FIPB clears FDI proposal

The stock up nearly 3% to Rs 965 on National Stock Exchange.


Today's picks- 17 December 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, DLF, Tata Steel & Bharti Airtel

Airtel to sell telecom tower assets in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS

The deals will allow Airtel to focus on its core business, reduce debt and cut down on capex

OnMobile Global up 5% as board approves share buyback

The board approved buyback of shares through stock exchange mechanism, at a price not exceeding Rs 86 per equity share.


Satyam scam: HC orders removal of Tech Mahindra from ED case

Justice Vilas Afzalpurkar today held that the company cannot be held responsible for the acts committed by SCSL before the acquisition

R Systems International surges over 10% as board approves share buyback

The stock rallied 11% to Rs 91, hit a fresh 52-week high of Rs 95 during intra-day trade on National Stock Exchange.

FTIL promoter group entity skips holdings disclosure

Sigma Financial Services, part-owned by Jignesh Shah's private firm, held 7,000 shares of FTIL


Received multiple complaints against DLF, says Sebi

Investors too had complained said counsel for the regulator in SAT

Tata Power's Trombay plant develops technical snag

The gas turbine generator rotor of the Combined Cycle Gas based unit developed an inter-turn short and ground

NCC hits 52-week high on FII buying

On Friday, 19 December 2014, Van Eck VIP Emerging Markets Fund bought 3.81 million shares of NCC at Rs 82.90 per share.


SpiceJet co-founder submits rescue plan to govt

After PM Modi enquired about the status of the airline last week, hectic parleys were carried out to arrive at a deal to recapitalise the

SpiceJet's dues to vendors soar to Rs 1,230 cr in 18 days

The size of SpiceJet's fleet fell from 35 on November 24 to 30 on December 10

Customers queue up as GoAir website slows down

Starting this Sunday, the airline offered 1.7 mn tickets at fares upwards of Rs 1,469 onwards in a five-day sale offer


Bhushan Steel's promoters among 260 entities barred by Sebi

Three promoters of debt-heavy firm among 260 entities barred over serious charges in decision on Radford Global

Today's picks- 22 December 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel, ITC & Tata Motors

Coal India ready for conciliation as unions threaten strike

Employee unions of state-owned CIL and SCCL had on December 17 threatened to go on strike


Tata Chemicals to target FMCG market

TCL is going through a restructuring programme to prune its debt

Sugar stocks still not out of the woods

The ethanol price decision will have limited benefits; prospects will look up only with a revival in the sugar cycle

GSK Consumer elevates marketing head Jayant Singh to regional position

Singh will head to Brazil, while company veteran Prashant Pandey will replace him in India


Sun TV: Positive macros, operational worries

Expectation of advertising recovery and subscription growth are positives but weakening position a worry

Sun TV: Positive macros, operational worries

Expectations of advertising recovery and subscription growth are positives while weakening competitive position is a worry

Jagran Prakashan hits 52-week high on acquisition plan of Radio City

The stock hit 52-week high of Rs 155 on NSE.


Cairn India extends gain as oil surges from five-year low

The stock moved higher by 3% to Rs 248, extending its 4% gain in past two trading sessions on BSE.

New York fracking ban is bad news for RIL, shale gas producers

Analysts say RIL's venture with Chevron will be impacted

Is the fall in Aban Offshore's stock justified?

Street worried on impact of lower oil prices; analysts say these can be partly offset by de-leveraging gains


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Xiaomi bets big on India despite problems

Firm is stepping up its plans for India, including diversifying into new products and boosting R&D, despite its troubles over security issues

Conversion: Fuelled by faith, love, politics

The right-wing believes preventing conversions will complement the Prime Minister's development agenda and consolidate political gains

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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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Digital gets a seat at the CxO table

The vertical is increasingly moving from the fringes to the centre of the management table at agencies

YouTube challenger lets music fans call the shots

A more engaged audience yields higher ad rates, and Interlude's narrative mazes also offer ways to incorporate brands

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year