Should you sell stocks in May?

Since its peak level of 30,024.74 on March 4 2015, the S&P BSE Sensex has dropped nearly 3,000 points, or 10%


India set to be GM's global manufacturing hub

The American carmaker sees India replacing Japan as world's third-largest manufacturing hub


Rafale negotiations to start this month: Manohar Parrikar

The French defence minister is expected to be in New Delhi on May 6 to finalise the modalities for the negotiations


Modi joins Chinese networking site Sina Weibo

The microblogging site is partly owned by Alibaba


Facebook launches amid net neutrality debate in India

Platform will be open to developers, will create content for mobiles


Start-up blues

Managing human resources remains a major and under-appreciated challenge for most start-ups


Sebi to introduce e-KYC framework in two months

New system aimed at reducing costs and time related to account-opening

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Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

Why Barkha Dutt is wrong about women's safety in India

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TVS Motor: Volumes may come under pressure

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Higher import duty on sugar will not sweeten prospects

Sugarcane procurement prices need to be linked with market price of sugar


Because man's reach should exceed his grasp

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Shriram Transport to re-look equipment finance strategy

NPAs in its subsidiary Shriram Equipment Finance pulled down the overall performance of Shriram Transport in Q4

Bajaj Auto rallies 5% post April sales

The company reported 1% increase in total sales in April at 336,274 units against 331,529 units in the same month last year.

Auto-component maker Ashok Minda group forms JV with US-based VAST

The 50:50 venture will have operations in Pune and Delhi-NCR

Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit

Godrej Consumer to keep investing in rural areas

Idyllic surroundingsThe company has taken a contrarian view compared with those of most consumer goods firms

Bosch group firm looks at market expansion in India

The company expects to increase its market share in the front loading washing machine segment

Shriram Transport to re-look equipment finance strategy

NPAs in its subsidiary Shriram Equipment Finance pulled down the overall performance of Shriram Transport in Q4

Religare Enterprises up on talk of promoter divesting stake

The promoter and promoter group holds 50.93% stake in the company as on March 31, 2015.

Shriram Transport Finance dips over 10% on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped 12% to Rs 850 on reporting 73% yoy drop in consolidated net profit at Rs 84 crore in March quarter.

Docomo exit from Tata venture likely at lower valuation

Tatas may convert Tata Tele CCPSes into shares at below Price Waterhouse's fair price of Rs 23 apiece

Motorola bets on quality, after sales service to ramp up sales

The company is strongly focused on customer services and has opened 150 service centres across the country

Idea slashes national roaming tariff by upto 40%

The company will now charge incoming calls at 45 paise/minute, a reduction of 40%, while roaming anywhere in India

ERP software startup Icertis raises $6 mn from Greycroft, Fidelity

The company is also planning to raise to raise $20 million in the next 12-18 months

Polaris reports Rs 37-cr profit in Q4

The company added five new clients during the quarter; Revenue stood at Rs 467 cr

Nomura maintains reduce rating on Hexawre post Q1 earnings

The stock opened at Rs 289 and touched a low of Rs 278.10 on the BSE. As many as 202,568 shares had been traded on the BSE till 10:55am

Bajaj Auto rallies 5% post April sales

The company reported 1% increase in total sales in April at 336,274 units against 331,529 units in the same month last year.

Auto-component maker Ashok Minda group forms JV with US-based VAST

The 50:50 venture will have operations in Pune and Delhi-NCR

Ashok Leyland sales up 43% in April

M&HCV sales up by 45% while LCV sales increase 37%

Oberoi Realty jumps on robust quarterly results

The company posted a 34% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 103 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015

HCC recovers chairman's 'excess' salary

Proxy advisory firms had objected to Gulabchand's salary saying that it was not proper for him to draw such high salary when the company is in ...

HCC to repay Rs 200-cr debt, explore sale of BOT projects

The company has exited from two of its build-operate-transfer road projects over the last few months

Bhel commissions Bijlee Utpadan's thermal unit in Bihar

This is the first 195 MW unit to be commissioned at the 2x195 MW Muzaffarpur thermal power station of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam

Suzlon completes sale of German subsidiary Senvion, nets Rs 7,000 cr

The company will use proceeds to retire debt and expand business

Crompton Greaves inks pact with Paraguay's ANDE

Avantha Group firm to supply switchgear equipment, says it has won orders from ANDE worth $25 mn totally since last year

Numero Uno Clothing to go for IPO, files DHRP with Sebi

Issue consists of fresh shares worth Rs 65 cr and offer for sale of up to 8.4 mn shares from promoter and AA India Development Capital Fund

Pantaloons Fashion, Aditya Birla Nuvo zoom on merger of apparels businesses

Aditya Birla Nuvo shareholders to get 26 new equity shares of Pantaloons Fashion for every 5 shares held.

Birlas to merge Madura Garments into Pantaloons Fashion

Move to create India's largest apparel retail player, valued at Rs 12,000 cr

CAG questions delay in RINL expansion plans

CAG also asks firm to renew its expired mining licences in Odisha in order to get assured iron ore supplies

Man Industries gains on robust Q4 earnings

Net profit for March 2015 quarter zoomed 1,559% to Rs 44.79 crore

Vedanta dips as one time loss impacts March quarter earning

Decline in the global commodity prices along with a sharp decline in crude oil prices impacted the business

Enforcement Directorate seeks dismissal of Sun TV's petition

Highlights Supreme Court orders restricting any other courts from interfering in the related disputes

Sun TV, Kal Comm move HC against ED's attachment order

Court admits petition and asks Directorate of Enforcement to file a counter

Today's picks- 23 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tech Mahindra, Cairn India & Zee Entertainment

ONGC, Oil India surge on buzz of subsidy burden removal

ONGC rallied 5.4% at Rs 321, Oil India surged 5% at Rs 480 and Gail India up 2% at Rs 367 on the BSE.

Niko seeks extension for term loan payment

Company says milestones not achieveable by April 30, as originally envisaged, seeks extension till May 31

ONGC not to use RIL's infra for KG-D5 as it makes no economic sense

The explorer is also setting up its own evacuation installation of a larger capacity near its discoveries in the region

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Don't sweat it

Yes, the temperature might be in the 40s. But a Flexi jacket can keep you looking cool

On a raw vegan diet

Uncooked, fresh and unprocessed - that's the diet a number of people are swearing by









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Insurers go back to the drawing board

While 49% FDI has been allowed in the insurance sector, there are several issues that still concern Indian companies and their foreign partners

Can Paytm become the TaoBao of India?

Despite the many similarities between the Chinese and Indian digital commerce industry, Paytm may want to chart its own path


Startup diaries

Besides a great idea, it takes pluck, and some luck, to get going. Three startup entrepreneurs share their personal journeys

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Ads that crossed the line

Print ad featuring actor Aishwarya Rai waited upon by a child slave is not the only piece of work that has courted controversy recently

Sales take a knock, but BMW rides high on profit

German luxury car major says it is not interested in chasing monthly sales numbers & has thus decided to stay away from small cars