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Have the markets over-reacted to monsoon forecast?


While IMD has sounded caution and tempered expectations, private forecaster Skymet, for now, has stuck to its earlier estimates

MAGGI IN A SOUP »

Maharashtra may ban Maggi if test results are positive


Report on lead content expected by Friday

COMPANIES »

Tata Tele makes Rs 3,846-cr loss in FY15 due to high finance costs


Tata Sons infused another Rs 1,025 cr on March 31st to meet debt obligations

AROUND THE GLOBE »

FIFA corruption scandal: Sepp Blatter being investigated by US agencies


Authorities hopes FIFA officials named last week will help their case against Blatter

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Govt ready with steps to tackle deficient monsoon: Agriculture Minister


He also said that the govt is working on bringing a new crop insurance policy by end of this year to protect farmers' income

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

1984 riots: Court asks CBI to reply on allegations against Tytler


Tytler is accused of influencing a witness in the case

RBI POLICY »

Video: Central bankers using tomatoes to fight inflation


Lessons India can learn from Indonesia's central bank in its fight against inflation

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A land of megapolises?
Ashok Lahiri

A lesson from China's urbanisation - cities belong to more than their residents

India going overboard in
efforts to woo China?

Anand Kumar

India should go slow on its attempts to improve its relationship with China as latter’s interests are no longer limited to protecting its shores

How IPO rules are linked
to job creation

Mohandas Pai & Praveen Chakravarty

The current regulatory framework for IPOs is incompatible with today’s venture capital-backed start-ups. It’s time we removed these hurdles

Long way ahead of
microfinance

Subir Roy

Financial inclusion is still a long way off and ensuring everyone has at least a simple bank account is merely a first step

BLOGS


India keeps high stakes game in Sri Lanka at arm's length

The lack of dates for Parliamentary elections has meant that governance taken a back seat

For BJP, it's time to bite the bullet

The BJP faces uphill battles as Modi's charm starts to wear off, particularly in states where it is already weak

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Too hawkish a prediction?

RBI has evidently re-assessed inflation risks

A long delayed visit

PM's decision to visit Israel demonstrates laudable realism

Financial X-ray

Don't expect any more rate cuts in 2015

RBI to keep an eye on monsoon, oil prices and US Fed moves

Amtek Auto: Gaining size, higher profits to follow?

Acquisitions have helped group triple revenue over 3 years

BOOK REVIEWS

What 'news television' tells us about itself

Behind a Billion Screens goes a fair way to meet its promise — it is engaging, full of fresh anecdotes

The underworld at your fingertips

One way to read The Dark Net is to see Mr Bartlett’s extensive, painstaking research as an enquiry into human behaviour

Una Galani

A line in the Samsung
Una Galani


Samsung succession game puts investors to the test

Quentin Webb

Park that thought
Quentin Webb


Toyota's new hybrids should have stayed in the lab

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SBI reshuffles top brass

Anshula Kant to be new CFO; PK Gupta to head SBI Caps

PNB cuts fixed deposit rates by 25 bps on select maturities

Decision comes a day after RBI cut repo rate by 25 bps

Unitech tumbles 45%; CNX Realty cracks 10%

CNX Realty index cracked 10% with Unitech slipping a whopping 45% to touch its 52-week low level in intra-day trade


Tata Tele makes Rs 3,846-cr loss in FY15 due to high finance costs

Tata Sons infused another Rs 1,025 cr on March 31st to meet debt obligations

Airtel hits global bond market with $1 bn issue to fund capex

Company has given an initial price guidance of 220 basis points above the US treasury, which is trading at around 2.60%

Bharti Airtel to issue 10-yr US dollar bonds

Says listing likely on Singapore Stock Exchange


Allen Solly tries to make best of Infy's new dress code

Offers 25% discounts to Infosys staffers on its smart casuals range

Mphasis to promote startups by employees

The company will fund the business ideas, provided they prove the work through pilot project

After Infy and TCS, Wipro announces wage hikes

Raise staff salary on offshore location by 7%, largely in line with larger peers


Indian pharma yet to overcome data integrity issues: EY survey

Manpower shortage, compromise on quality, lack of understanding of GMP are key factors hindering the resolution of these issues

Sun Pharma inks pact with AstraZeneca

It strengthens Sun Pharmaceutical's cardiology portfolio with the addition of a new patented therapy

Glenmark: Revenue growth in recovery mode

With approvals picking up in the US, sales growth and margins will improve


Air India shelves plans to induct longer range Boeing 787 planes

Decision to stick to original model of inducting Boeing Dreamliner aircraft was taken at airline's board meeting held recently

Airbus Group unites businesses in India under single company

India becomes first international market to see consolidation; to help support group's 'Make in India' plans

Is premium becoming a problem for Vistara?

Corporate flyers have only just started to warm up to its unique premium economy class


BEL embarks on Rs 2,000 crore modernisation drive

Firm is in the process of upgrading its facilities and setting up new ones to meet growing needs of modern defence equipment

BHEL gets largest-ever order worth Rs 18,000 cr from TSGENCO

This is also one of the highest value orders ever placed in the capital goods sector in India

BHEL bags its largest order worth Rs 18,000 cr in Telangana

Will set up a 4,000 MW plant at Yadadri


Nandan Denim PAT up by 30%

Reports revenue growth of 22.7% YoY at Rs 1,096.53 cr for the year ended March 31, 2015

India Cements reports Rs 36.6 crore profit in Q4

Last year reported a loss of Rs 157 crore; revenue drops by 7.25 %

India Cements values IPL franchise rights at Rs 7 cr

The BCCI approved the transfer subject to the condition that India Cement provided a parent company guarantee that subsidiary would meet all the ...


India's steel consumption expected to rise 8-9% in FY16: SAIL

India saw its consumption of total finished steel grow 3.1% to 76.4 million tonnes in the last financial year, from 74.1 mt in 2013-14

For Mittal, frustration gives way to hope in India

The agreement last month with SAIL to set up a steel plant spells progress for ArcelorMittal; there is movement on other stuck projects too

Visa Steel posts Rs 302 cr loss on steep ore prices

Visa Steel has set up a 0.5 million tpa steel plant, 180,000 tpa ferro chrome plant with 75 MW CPP and 0.4 million tpa coke oven plant at ...


IOC to import Iraqi oil for India's maiden strategic reserve

Underground storages are being built at Visakhapatnam, Mangalore and Padur to store about 5.33 million tonnes of crude oil

RIL realises five times its investment from Eagle Ford Midstream sale

Analysts give a thumbs up to the deal worth $2.1 bn

RIL to produce 23 mmscmd from gas finds in KG-D6: Oil Min

The Ministry said 10 mmscmd gas will come from four satellite fields of D-2, D-6, D-19 and D-22 and another 13 mmscmd from D-34 discovery


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Book review: Flood of Fire

Through the massively ambitious Ibis trilogy, Amitav Ghosh has permanently changed and reshaped the way histories are seen and fictionalised

Failed harvest

Many Punjab farmers who went to Africa and Georgia in search of greener pastures are returning home

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Chabahar Port to help India circumvent Pakistan

The agreement entails an investment of $85.21 million from India to construct a container terminal and a multi-purpose cargo terminal

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Purple Squirrel Eduventures

Office visit before choosing a career

Mumbai-based start-up Purple Squirrel Eduventures is helping students decide on their careers through industrial visits

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Brands join the star cast

As advertising fatigue grows, marketers are turning innovative with brand communication

Mobile persuaders

The smartphone wielding customer has the attention of large travel companies; now time to win some loyalties