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Sensex sheds 136 points to end below 26,000


RIL, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors and ONGC alone contributed to a 100 point cut seen on Sensex

THE STRATEGIST »

Keeping it simple


Japanese auto makers are experimenting with shop floor flexibility to keep costs on a tight leash

COMPANIES »

Flipkart to officially announce $1-billion fund raising today


The country's top e-commerce company is also said to be planning a new sprawling complex of 1.5 mn sq ft

Around the world »

Australia, Netherlands plan fresh attempt to reach MH17 site


Heavy bombardments rocked towns close to the area where the plane was shot down

India @WTO »

WTO standoff: India may lose 'Peace Clause' if Bali pack fails


But New Delhi firm on trade pact stance

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Use higher 80C limit to take more equity exposure


Those above 45 years of age can divide the amount between PPF and ELSS or try prepaying the housing loan, if not done so far

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Curfew relaxed for four hours in strife-hit Saharanpur


Markets were directed to remain open during this time period

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Columnists

Explaining expectations
Subir Gokarn

Figuring out why inflationary expectations have been so stubborn is critical for policy

Making haste slowly
A K Bhattacharya

In India, any major policy change can take at least seven to 10 years

Policy triggers and wild
cards

Devangshu Datta

RBI's August policy review and the course of the West Asian crisis will determine market movements in the short run

How smart is a smart
city?

Sunita Narain

The government's proposal to build 100 "smart" cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country such as India

BLOGS


Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians
Rajat Ghai

The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The numbers add up

A relook at P Chidambaram's legacy as finance minister

Face up to China

Government must suggest a treaty on Brahmaputra waters

Financial X-ray

PNB's Q1 profit growth beats estimates

No surprise on asset quality; accumulation of stressed assets at Rs 4,107 crore

Colgate: Low volumes, high valuations cap upsides

June quarter volume growth was lower than expectations though, it maintained market share

BOOK REVIEWS

Much ado about everything

Mark Miodownik takes us into the shrouded architecture and history of each of these materials, drawing on “psychophysics”

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Antony Currie

Paperclip tiger
Antony Currie


Memo to Wall Street: More Ace Greenberg please

Robert Cyran

Godot.com
Robert Cyran


Shareholders punish Amazon with whole new multiple

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Led by HUL, FMCG companies weather slowdown

While HUL posts 6% volume growth, Dabur and Asian Paints bucked slowdown trend with 8.3% and 11-12% growth respectively in Q1

Hexaware will continue to diversify its global delivery footprint: R Srikrishna

Q&A with Chief Executive Officer, Hexaware Technologies

Flipkart to officially announce $1-billion fund raising today

The country's top e-commerce company is also said to be planning a new sprawling complex of 1.5 mn sq ft


Led by HUL, FMCG companies weather slowdown

While HUL posts 6% volume growth, Dabur and Asian Paints bucked slowdown trend with 8.3% and 11-12% growth respectively in Q1

Dabur Q1 net up 13% at Rs 210.81 crore

Company had reported net profit of Rs 186.01 crore in the April-June quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal

HUL Q1 net up 3.6% at Rs 1,057 cr

Total income rises 10% to Rs 7,716 cr


Modi rally throws buybacks offtrack

Investors see no incentive to participate as shares trading higher than maximum buyback price

BoB Q1 net up 16.5% at Rs 1,362 crore

Healthy interest income helps the PSU bank beat market expectations

Cholamandal Investment to raise Rs 500 crore

CCPS fully subscribed by funds advised by Apax Partners


Alembic Pharma Q1 net up 39% at Rs 64.67 cr

Company had reported net profit of Rs 46.64 crore in the April-June period of 2013-14 fiscal

Pharma stocks could rise another 15-20 per cent

Expectations of strong results, consistent performance and investors preference for stocks in the defensive space help the sector outshine ...

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively


SJVN quarterly net profit jumps to Rs 424 cr

The power producer had a net profit of Rs 343.24 crore in the April-June period of last fiscal, 2013-14

HDFC Mutual Fund hikes stake in Gammon India to 6.31%

Company scrip closed at Rs 28, down 1.58%, on the BSE

The math behind the acquisition of JP's hydro power assets

While JP Power gets much needed cash to cut debt and finance ongoing projects, Reliance Power will dominate the private hydroelectric segment


Mahindra Holidays profit drops by 3 % in Q1

Company says member acquistions in Q1 was lower compared to last year

TaxiForSure to raise more funds for expansion

Company plans to expand services to 20 cities by 2015

SpiceJet discount offer unlikely to get ministry go-ahead

Typically, airfares have various components, including base fare, fuel surcharge, various airport charges and taxes


Modi rally throws buybacks offtrack

Investors see no incentive to participate as shares trading higher than maximum buyback price

L&T Q1 consolidated net rises two-fold to Rs 967 cr

Total income increases 10% to Rs 19,252 cr; the company also made a Rs 1,382-cr disinvestment gain

Honda plans to export Mobilio to South Africa

The company already has around 7,000 bookings of the new MPV


Modi rally throws buybacks offtrack

Investors see no incentive to participate as shares trading higher than maximum buyback price

Sintex acquires French component maker Simonin group

The deal is viewed as a strategic move towards consolidating Sintex Group's positioning in the European continent

JK Lakshmi Cement gains 8% on three-fold jump in Q1 profit

Q1 profit at Rs 40 crore against Rs 16 crore in year ago quarter, on higher sales and better margins.


Coal India declines over 5% in two-days

The stock dipped nearly 4% to Rs 364, extending its Friday's 2% decline on the National Stock Exchange.

Tailwinds give Agarwal a reason to cheer

Govts removing hurdles from Vedanta projects but high debt worries investors

Coal India yet to sign fuel supply pacts with 12 power units

Issues related to change of ownership, extension of coal supplies, beyond the period admissible under Tapering Linkage Policy, etc, are involved


MCF open offer bids await CCI nod

Zuari's open offer has been approved by Sebi

Renuka Sugars to soon approach Sebi on Rs 725-cr rights issue

In February, the company's board had given in-principle approval for issuing shares to existing shareholders through the rights issue to raise ...

Govt's 10 fertiliser plants closed, 7 under losses: Nihal Chand

Govt has planned financial restructuring of three sick units namely MFL, BVFCL and FACT


RBI fines 12 banks in DCHL loan default case

The banks collectively had a total exposure of around Rs 4,000 crore

HT Media Q1 net at Rs 32.67 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 47.49 crore and net sales of Rs 532.23 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each


Cairn's retro tax case may not be referred to CBDT panel

Company hopes matter will be resolved in investment-friendly manner

Cairn replaces IOCL with HPCL for crude sales from Cambay

Cairn has Lakshmi and Gauri oil and gas fields in the Cambay basin

Cairn seeks ONGC nod to extend Rajasthan block permit

ONGC told OilMin that the Production Sharing Contract can be extended if all parties to the contract agree on mutually agreeable terms


Modi rally throws buybacks offtrack

Investors see no incentive to participate as shares trading higher than maximum buyback price

Gujarat Pipavav hits new high as Q1 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 5% to Rs 151, extending its Friday's 9% rally, on reporting 128% yoy jump in profit at Rs 80 crore for the quarter ended June ...

Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group


Beyond Business Rss icon

Being Jessica Alba

Hollywood celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza plans to spread her fitness mantra through a new range of gyms across the country

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class

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AIIMS: An ailing model

Govt plans to replicate India's premier medical institute in four states. But in its current form, AIIMS itself is in urgent need of attention

Raghav Bahl

'Exit was the best decision to take in everybody's interest'

There was no way I would stay back as a "professional executive" with Mr Ambani

Real Estate

Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

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At Leo Burnett, the young don't waste their youth

Playwright G B Shaw may have been right, but at this ad firm, a young top mgmt is lining up crack teams and new-age managers to stay in shape

Going beyond likes and tweets

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

NSDC has made a skill development management system where data of all trainees is maintained