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F&O expiry: Nifty ends 70 points lower at 7,721


Markets ended lower following expiry of July F&O contracts and sales by foreign funds

COMPANIES »

JSW Steel plans to invest $22 bn to raise capacity by 2025


Currently, the Mumbai-based steel producer has a total installed capacity of 14.3 million tonne

ECONOMY »

Kerry meets Jaitley, raises WTO impasse


Sources, however, say there were no signs of a breakthrough

Around the world »

Samsung posts worst quarterly profit in 2 years


Profit for the mobile division falls to 4.42 trillion won, the lowest in 2 years

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Pune landslide: Rajnath assures full Central assistance


He announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the victims from the Prime Minister's fund

India @WTO »

Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India: sources


Members discuss pushing ahead trade facilitation agreement on a plurilateral basis

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Don't shift to online plans to save cost


While the savings on premium is as high as 50%, things could get tricky if your health condition has worsened

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China's subprime risks
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Shallow capital markets and skewed interest rates have led to over-investment in a few sectors

In search of policy
space

T S Vishwanath

India has not shied away from a trade facilitation agreement. It is just looking for a decision that addresses its food security concerns as

BRICS is what we make of
it

Zorawar Daulet Singh

The BRICS model will need to demonstrate the efficacy of a second alternative governance structure to reform the Bretton Woods legacy

A sporting chance
Kanika Datta

Every major global sporting event provokes a flurry of introspection about India's dismal sporting ability despite its population of 1.2 billion

BLOGS


WTO talks: NDA's radio silence takes the toll on India's stance
Nitin Sethi

The next 48 hours will show whether the new government was only sabre-rattling or if it is better able to play the multinational negotiations ...

Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

Red flag on waivers

States, not banks, should pay for populism

Financial X-ray

Lupin: Earnings upgrades likely after stellar Q1

Strong product pipeline to sustain sales growth of 25% in FY15, margins likely to settle at 30%

Bharat Forge: Strong Q1, more gains ahead

Higher proportion of non-auto business is helping the company improve revenues and margins

BOOK REVIEWS

Singapore's 'accidental diplomat'

Tommy Koh’s essays will surely appeal to Asian fraternity, including India, which respects Singapore’s tiny-but-feisty presence in the region

Core competency is back in fashion

The authors say that in business it can be easy to get so enamoured with your growth strategy that you forget to step back

Una Galani

No easy Flip
Una Galani


India's e-commerce prize may be spread thinly

Pierre Briancon

Nothing to lose
Pierre Briancon


EU will find Russian sanctions worth the pain

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Bajaj Electricals dips as Q1 profit lags estimates

The stock dipped nearly 8% to Rs 308, falling 11% from intra-day high on Bombay Stock Exchange.

Cadila Healthcare tanks 10% on Citi downgrade

At 1140, the stock was trading 4% lower at Rs 1,120, erasing most of its losses on the National Stock Exchange.

Debt-free AVT Natural Products eyes inorganic route for growth

Company bets big on instant tea segment


Bajaj Electricals dips as Q1 profit lags estimates

The stock dipped nearly 8% to Rs 308, falling 11% from intra-day high on Bombay Stock Exchange.

Now, ITC to enter beverages, dairy products biz

We are at a take-off point but we are building the company for the next 100 years: Y C Deveshwar

ITC ready to enter e-cigarette biz: Y C Deveshwar

Cigarettes business drive 83% of ITC's pre-tax profits but the business is facing challenges owing to higher excise tax being imposed by the ...


Bad loans in Q1 went up due to small accounts: M Narendra

Interview with Chairman & MD, Indian Overseas Bank

IDFC seeks clarity from RBI on infra bond norms

The company is in the process of becoming a bank

Karnataka Bank net rises 29% to Rs 122 cr

Total income up 4% to Rs 1,254 cr; gross NPAs at 3.43% vs 3.22% a year ago


Bharti Airtel to sell more infra in Africa

To reduce debt and cut capital expenditure on passive infrastructure

Bharti Airtel gains 3% on good Q1 results

Q1 consolidated net profit up 61% yoy at Rs 1,108 crore, backed by a 74% rise in mobile data revenue.

Airtel net rises 61% on data revenue

Operating earnings up 18%, Africa revenue rises 12% in constant terms


HCL Tech Q4 net up 13% q-o-q at Rs 1,834 crore

Dollar revenue up 3.4% sequentially to $1,407 million, but falls short of estimates

HCL Technologies declines post Q4 results

The stock down 1.5% at Rs 1,574 on NSE after reporting 13% qoq growth in consolidated profit at Rs 1,834 crore for June quarter.

Don't plan to introduce grand changes, says Vishal Sikka

Says Murthy's initiatives through the past year are showing results


Cadila Healthcare tanks 10% on Citi downgrade

At 1140, the stock was trading 4% lower at Rs 1,120, erasing most of its losses on the National Stock Exchange.

Torrent Pharma hits new high on robust Q1 performance

Q1 net profit up 72% at Rs 256 crore against Rs 149 crore during the same period last year.

CCI might ask Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy to divest products

Given their sizes and that both are competitors in diverse areas, competition watchdog indicates approval can't come soon or without conditions


Force Motors gains over 7% after huge block deal

At 0919 hours, around 425,000 equity shares representing 3.22% of total equity of Force Motors changed hands at Rs 549.95 a share on BSE.

Tata Motors falls 9% in three-days as JLR cuts prices in China

JLR has reduced its prices on three of its high end models in response to an pricing and anti-monopoly investigation in China, report.

New Jaguar XE sedan to make global debut in September

The company is looking to bring new levels of aluminium-intensive lightweight construction expertise to the segment


IRB Infra surges 7% on strong Q1 results

The company said it has an order book of Rs 11,350 crore, out of which orders worth Rs 9,400 crore are to be executed in the next three to four ...

Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

CESC to commission first phase of Haldia thermal unit in Oct

The company had earlier said it will invest around Rs 4,000 crore in this project


Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

SpiceJet tanks 17% on heavy volumes

The company owes about Rs 200 crore to the AAI and various tax authorities, report.

Govt may review global airline bilateral agreement method

To 'go slow' on talks till comprehensive parameters are reached for determining such pacts


L&T dips 7% after poor Q1 show

Citi, Deutsche downgrade the stock

Siemens bags Rs 411-crore contract from PGCIL

Scope of the work includes design, engineering, commissioning and installation of SVCs

Bharat Forge Q1 net up 60% at Rs 145 cr

Company's net profit stood at Rs 90.60 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal


Inox acquires Satyam Cineplex for Rs 182 crore

With this acquisition, Inox's screen count in India now stands at 358 screens in 91 multiplexes across 50 cities

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


Talwalkars hits 52-week high as David Lloyd eyes stake report

The stock surged 13% to Rs 243 on reports that British health and fitness group David Lloyd is buying around 20% stake in Mumbai-based the ...

Shareholders tell MCX not to rush on hiring new MD

MCX was to conduct interview for the post of managing director last week which was postponed

GAIL to buy one-third of LNG ships from Indian shipbuilders

It plans to charter newly built ships to transport this gas to India


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XIAOMI MI3: Little things make great impact

Flipkart crashing when sale of Mi3 opened proves the phone has generated much interest

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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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Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

Retailers search for clarity in govt's policy confusion

While the government may be looking at easing the rules for single-brand retail, multi-brand and online continue to be caught in a logjam

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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KBC

Sony takes the small town route via KBC

The quiz show seeks the right answer to the flagship channels plight

Himalayan

Himalayan climbs up the price ladder

NourishCo, the Tata-PepsiCo JV, extends the brand to sparkling water to take on foreign brands with price edge

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Jobs in start-ups draw B-school, engineering students

Speed-job dating is becoming popular among job-seekers and employers