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Sensex down over 200 points; broader markets outperform


The market breadth in BSE remains positive with 1,569 shares advancing and 1,195 shares declining

ECONOMY »

Investment growth needs to pick up: Raghuram Rajan


Says no point in cutting interest rates with inflation still high

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

SC orders Prashant Bhushan to give it whistleblower's name


Says it will go into the allegations only after knowing the source of the information

Around the world »

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future


Weekend polls suggest the vote on Thursday for Scottish independence could go either way

COMPANIES »

GVK faces Oct deadline for $560 mn final payment for Australia coal assets


The company bought the assets in 2011 but is yet to develop them

Jnaneswar Sen

THE STRATEGIST »

Honda's quality journey


An interesting facet of Honda’s premium positioning is that it was established mainly through word of mouth

POLITICS »

Mayawati rejigs party organisation, sets eyes on 2017 polls


Marginalised both at the Centre and state, Mayawati plans overhaul to retain Dalit vote

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Nitin Pai: Xi Jinping - $100 bn is coming!

Modi government should take advantage, but very carefully, of Beijing's inclination to offer economic incentives

Devesh Kapur: Summitry over substance?

Expectations from Narendra Modi's trip to the United States need to be more realistic

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Summitry over substance?
Devesh Kapur

Expectations from Narendra Modi's trip to the United States need to be more realistic

Super Mario's not so
super plans

Abheek Barua

ECB boss Mario Draghi's measures on deposit rates and asset-backed securities might not work unless the euro zone's economies revive

Global Competitiveness
Report 2014-15 - We can
improve if we want to

Madan Sabnavis

Instead of slipping into denial over our poor score, let's look at what we can do better

Xi Jinping: $100 bn is
coming!

Nitin Pai

Current moment presents Modi govt with an chance to take advantage, but very carefully, of Beijing’s inclination to offer economic incentives

BLOGS


Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action

5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Skewed recovery

Economic uptick cannot be taken for granted

The vote up north

The impact of the Scottish referendum

Financial X-ray

Industrial, inflation data show imbalances persist

Inflation trajectory does not match the slump in demand, prolonged pause on rates likely

Sun Pharma: Is the Street's nervousness justified?

The impact of Taro's recalled products is not much but any adverse regulatory action on the Halol plant will hurt

BOOK REVIEWS

Global warning

Political Order and Political Decay, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of modern development from French Revolution to the present

The stormy life of an ex-jihadi

The global war against Al-Qaeda is being fought by the Americans - and the Americans alone

Edward Hadas

Find the culprit
Edward Hadas


Give Germany and China a break

Una Galani

Sukuk status
Una Galani


Sukuk are newest financial centre status symbol

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PSU banks in focus

Andhra Bank, IDBI Bank, Oriental Bank, Syndicate Bank, Allahabad Bank and Union Bank are up 3-4% on NSE.

Metal shares decline on weak China data

Shares of metal companies are trading lower up to 4% on weak Chinese economic data

RPP Infra jumps on orders worth Rs 55 crore

The company has received rural electrification orders in UP worth Rs 55.20 crore


PSU banks in focus

Andhra Bank, IDBI Bank, Oriental Bank, Syndicate Bank, Allahabad Bank and Union Bank are up 3-4% on NSE.

Yes Bank dips as FII investment reaches trigger point

RBI said the foreign investors will need the central bank's approval to buy equity in private sector lender.

J&K Bank wants hefty premium to sell its 5% stake in PNB MetLife

Was earlier exploring opportunities to sell its shares in the insurance joint venture for around Rs 700 cr


BSNL to offer free calls for a week in Kashmir

Except Poonch, mobile services are either substantially or partially restored in all parts of the valley

Bharti Airtel launches 3G network in African nation Tchad

Tchad with this launch has become the 16th 3G market of the company in Africa

Telecom players offer free calling to users in Kashmir

BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Communications will offer the facility for a limited period of time


Mastek rallies 15% on demerger plan

Shareholders will get one equity share of Majesco for every equity share held in Mastek.

TCS cautious on India despite business growth

The company that registered revenues of over $3.6 bn in April-June 2014 quarter, saw its India business grow at 5%

TCS opens Saudi Arabia's first all-woman BPO centre

The centre will provide employment to up to 3,000 women in three years


Fund raising via QIP route nears record high

Thus far in 2014, raising capital through the QIP (qualified institutional route) is nearing its all-time high with 20 companies collectively ...

Cipla hits new high; stock gains 10% in two days

Since September 1, the stock rallied 23% after the company launched an anti-asthma inhaler in Germany and Sweden.

Fortis Healthcare surges 10% on divestment of stake in RadLink-Asia

To divest entire stake in RadLink-Asia and its arm RadLink Singapore to Medi-Rad Associates for SGD 137 million (over Rs 655 crore).


Autoline Ind hits 52-week high on stake sale plan in US arm

In past one week the stock has rallied nearly 40% compared to 0.49% decline in CNX Nifty.

Honda's quality journey

The turnaround in Honda Cars' fortune in India is as much a result of the general uptick in consumer sentiment as it is about the company's ...

40 Years Ago... and now: Necessity is the mother of innovation

Bharat Doshi, non-executive director, Mahindra Group, explains how the Group survived the oil crisis of 1973 with a simple innovation - ...


RPP Infra jumps on orders worth Rs 55 crore

The company has received rural electrification orders in UP worth Rs 55.20 crore

Indian shipping ready to take next leap

Govt initiatives boost optimism within the industry

Builders' delaying tactics force flat buyers to take legal action

With dissatisfied apartment buyers increasingly seeking legal redress for possession delays, real estate companies are being forced to take heed


Fund raising via QIP route nears record high

Thus far in 2014, raising capital through the QIP (qualified institutional route) is nearing its all-time high with 20 companies collectively ...

GVK faces a tough challenge to pay $560 mn for Australia coal assets

The company bought the assets in 2011 but is yet to develop them

Larsen & Toubro bags Rs 1,885 cr order from NTPC

Contract includes setting up of two units of 660 MW each supercritical steam generators for Tanda Thermal Power Plant


Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs

Retailers seek higher foreign funding cap

Say capital crunch will ease if foreign portfolio investors are allowed to invest more

Cement players from South catch up

With demand improving and price rises sustaining, profitability will improve for South-based companies


Metal shares decline on weak China data

Shares of metal companies are trading lower up to 4% on weak Chinese economic data

Tata's Gopalpur ferro chrome unit to start operation by Mar'15

Spread over 2,970 acres of land the industrial park includes a multi-product SEZ over 2,570 acres and an anchor project by Tata Steel over 400 ...

Model pact for developing CIL mines under PPP in final stage

Contract will be for 15 years initially and the operators will have to carry all the activities as per the approved project report of the block, ...


Zydus Cadila sets Rs 10,000 cr sales target by FY16

Ahmedabad-based company has planned a capital expenditure of Rs 450 cr this fiscal

S&P BSE Midcap index crosses 10,000-mark after six years

Symphony, PI Industries, Ajanta Pharma, TTK Presitage, Kajaria Ceramics and Astral Poly Technik rose over ten-fold during the period.

Fertiliser stocks in demand; GSFC zooms 20%

GNFC, Chambal Fertilisers, RCF, FACT, National Fertilizers, SPIC and Zuari Agro Chemicals are up 4-10% on BSE.


Coal bed methane extraction: New hitch for ONGC plan

Barely a year after it acquired an interest in four of these blocks, Australia's Dart decides to exit all of them

Reliance raises stake in Jio to 99%

Stake held by Nahatas has fallen to just about 1% as they did not make any investments post 2010 in rollout of services

IOCL Paradeep refinery to go on stream in early 2015

Country's largest strategic oil reserve facility at Chandikhol


Fund raising via QIP route nears record high

Thus far in 2014, raising capital through the QIP (qualified institutional route) is nearing its all-time high with 20 companies collectively ...

Snowman Logistics extends rally on stake buy by Reliance MF, Radhakishen Damani

Radhakishen Damani and Reliance MF had collectively purchased 6 million shares of Snowman Logistics on Friday.

South Gujarat industrial units to get alternate gas: GAIL

The decision comes after over 30 units approached GAIL and PNGRB through their association SGSGCA


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Bling it on

Four style gurus have decided to expand their repertoire and conquer another bastion of design - jewellery

Battles of the mind

Bobby Fischer's face-off with Boris Spassky wasn't just about chess. Pawn Sacrifice tries to capture the turmoil in the American grandmaster's ...

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Builders' delaying tactics force flat buyers to take legal action

With dissatisfied apartment buyers increasingly seeking legal redress for possession delays, real estate companies are being forced to take heed

Sun Pharma draws up plan to fix ailing Ranbaxy

It hopes to turn around Ranbaxy within four years of closing the deal by improving efficiency and resolving all regulatory issues

Real Estate

How about investing in smaller cities?

There are good reasons, such as lower costs and better quality of life, for companies and individuals moving to places beyond the metros

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Why time ran out for HMT

Even though HMT has survived for over 50 years, it failed to find a new peg to sell itself even as later entrants captured market share

Zero to reduce Coke's calorie count

Till Coca-cola introduces its products with stevia to reduce the sugar content, Coke Zero will help reduce the calories burden

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Companies move away from campus, get closer to students

Amrit Karan Singh, a first-year student at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, is just two months into his course, and he ...