Markets rise for eighth straight session

The 30-share Sensex ended up 292 points at 29,571 and the 50-share Nifty closed up 75 points at 8,910

MARKETS »

Financials contribute 50% of over 2,000 points Sensex rally in eight days


HDFC, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and SBI have collectively contributed 1,201 points of 2,224 points Sensex rally.

Obama's India Visit »

Ajai Shukla: Modi & Obama's back-room boys broke impasse on n-deal in London


The agreement was reached in intensive negotiations between contact groups that Obama and Modi had set up in September

COMPANIES »

Ranbaxy loses 180-day exclusivity on Nexium


US FDA allows Teva subsidiary to launch generic version of the heartburn drug

AROUND THE WORLD »

Wall Street left with skeleton crews down as blizzard bears down


A fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyse the Northeast for days

ECONOMY »

Fiscal targets likely to be met: Jaitley


Govt has pegged fiscal deficit target at 4.1% of the GDP for the current year

INDIA CELEBRATES R-DAY »

Obama cheers march of the Republic


Display of Indian culture and military advancement at Republic Day parade watched by US President and First Lady

FINANCE »

Asset quality concerns continue for private banks


Higher loan restructuring in Q4 likely to increase stress

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Columnists

Will algorithms make the
manager redundant?

Ajit Balakrishnan

The general-purpose liberal education mgmt schools provide has to give way to a strong injection of computer science & data science skills

The years of talking
dangerously

Satyajit Das

Increasing reliance on forward guidance is drawing unwanted focus on the limitation of central banking instruments and policy

Game changer for pest
control

Surinder Sud

Scientists have used state-of-the-art technology to evolve gel-based carriers known as nanogels that carry pheromones to repel pests

The new normal in
China's cities

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Xi Jinping says the aim is to ensure economic growth of around 7%, driven by opportunities in manufacturing, IT & agricultural production

BLOGS


Kavita Chowdhury: On the right to free expression

Defending the right to offend using the free speech argument, but circumscribed by the sensibilities of religious beliefs, is tricky

Abhishek Jha: The baffling case of Stuart Binny's selection

The 'allrounder' got a ticket on the World Cup bus yesterday. Abhishek Jha points out why this selection is biased in more than one way

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

On an ECB high

Europe's stimulus may overheat Indian equities

What Syriza's victory in Greece means for Europe

Difficult to see how the party's demands and a Germany-led northern Europe's expectations can be reconciled

Financial X-ray

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

Decoding Marissa Mayer

Nicholas Carlson presents her as a complex personality who defies most stereotypes

Salaam, Bombay locals!

The book tells the reader as much about Bombay the city as it grew as it does about its lifeline, the railway system

Neil Unmack

Spread bet
Neil Unmack


ECB quest to even out euro credit costs is working

Una Galani

Test Teflon
Una Galani


Telco IPO a soft test for Thailand's Teflon market

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Maruti Suzuki Q3 net up 18% at Rs 802 crore

Revenue rises 14.5% to Rs 12,576 crore on higher volumes, favourable forex

Nagarjuna Agrichem to focus on domestic market

Want to grow "aggressively" by launching new products and expanding its network domestically

CBI submits status report in Hindalco coal block case

Agency seeks two more weeks to complete its investigation


HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank hit new high

At 1435 hours, Bank Nifty surged 325 points or 1.6% at 20,398 as compared to 0.46% rise in CNX Nifty.

Union Bank Q3 net dips 13% at Rs 302 cr

Total income increased to Rs 8,921 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014

Union Bank of India dips on disappointing Q3 results

The stock dipped 6% to Rs 236 on BSE after reporting a lower than expected net profit of Rs 302 crore in December quarter.


In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

Of the two big players, while Bharti Airtel can leverage its existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers ...

RCom gets Rs 650 cr from promoter group TIFPL

The proceeds from TIFPL are expected to be utilised by RCom to lower its debt

High debt pulls down Anil Ambani group shares by a third

Analysts expect group companies to report flat sales in December 2014 quarter


Ranbaxy loses 180-day exclusivity on heartburn drug in US

US FDA allows Teva subsidiary to launch Nexium generic

Ranbaxy forfeits 180 days exclusivity for stomach drugs

The company said that it is disappointed with the result and is pursuing all available legal options to preserve its rights

Ipca Labs: Under pressure after US FDA import alert on Ratlam plant

While the negatives as of now seem to be priced in, any new adverse regulatory action could lead to downsides


Godrej Properties Q3 net up 26% at Rs 47 cr

Total income more than doubled at Rs 539 cr; re-appoints Pirojsha Godrej as MD & CEO for three years

HDIL gains on brokerage upgrade

Macquarie upgrade the stock to Outperform, raising target price to Rs 104.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts


Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month

GoAir is poised to post higher profits this year: Giorgio de Roni

Interview with Chief Executive Officer, GoAir

Cargo industry demands reduction in airline fuel surcharge

While international airlines and freighter operators have linked the fuel surcharge to crude prices domestic airlines do not follow the practice


Hitachi Home dips on open offer by Johnson Controls, Inc

Johnson Controls, Inc have made an open offer to acquire 25.75% stake in Hitachi Home at Rs 821.38 per share.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

BEL net up 41.6% to Rs 272 crore in Q3

Total income from operations has gone up 33.9% annually to Rs 1,608 crore


CBI submits status report in Hindalco coal block case

Agency seeks two more weeks to complete its investigation

CBI files fresh case against Hindalco

After registering the case, the probe agency carried out search operations at four places on Friday

NMDC signs Rs 670-crore contracts with L&T and MEIL

L&T to construct a reservoir as well as a water treatment plant for the company in Chattisgarh


Nagarjuna Agrichem to focus on domestic market

Want to grow "aggressively" by launching new products and expanding its network domestically

After FMCG majors disappoint, all eyes on next rung

Analysts awaiting earnings of Colgate-Palmolive, Asian Paints, Emami, Dabur and Tata Global Beverages

Tata Coffee Q3 net down 51.4% to Rs 18.30 crore

Total income rises 9% to Rs 427 crore


Sun TV stock unfazed by Marans' woes

Stock rises 1.25%; analysts remain bullish on the scrip

Shemaroo Entertainment extends rally on FIIs buying

FIIs acquired 886,270 shares representing 3.26% stake in Shemaroo Entertainment in past two trading sessions.

Dish TV hits 52-week high on trimming losses in Q3

The stock up 4% at Rs 77.50 on BSE after reported net loss of Rs 2.87 in December quarter against loss of Rs 38 crore in year ago quarter.


ONGC investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects

Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

ONGC agrees to Cairn being given Rajasthan block extension

Cairn's contractual term for exploring and producing oil and gas from Rajasthan Block RJ-ON-90/2 expires in 2020

Cairn India copes with adversity

And, rather well in the circumstances, a reason why the scrip rose after the results; however, peers in the sector might not be able to manage ...


Adani group shares rally; Adani Enterprises soars 8%

Adani Power soared 7% to Rs 50.65, while Adani Port and SEZ gained 5% to Rs 346 on BSE.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research zooms 60% in one week

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 316, extending its past four day's over 40% rally on BSE on back of heavy volumes.

Zomato to launch cashless payment service in Dubai

Gurgaon-based Zomato, one of the fastest growing start-ups in India, will unveil its cashless payment service in Dubai next month


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Majnu ka Tilla: Flashes of a Forbidden Kingdom

The narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla in north Delh hide many Tibetan marvels, from authentic food to vignettes of their lives

An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

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