Car safety to come at Rs 12,000 cr cost

Mandatory features such as airbags to raise prices, making an upgrade costlier from two-wheelers

MARKETS »

Market participants cautious ahead of Nov expiry, GDP data


Rate sensitives in red while IT, pharma gains

ECONOMY »

Ajit Doval becomes China negotiator with stars in alignment


With India's political wheel turning full circle this year, Doval will negotiate from an expanding diplomatic space, writes Ajai Shukla

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Cricketer Phillip Hughes passes away after succumbing to bouncer-hit injury


The 25-year-old Australian batsman was knocked out after the ball made impact under his helmet

AROUND THE WORLD »

India-focused hedge funds up over 40% year-to-date: HFR


Funds invested in China up 2.7% year-to-date

SAARC SUMMIT »

Saarc Summit nears failure on India-Pakistan spat


The failure may derail Modi's plan to turn the bloc into a regional force that could counter China's growing influence

COMPANIES »

APTEL upholds distribution licence granted to Tata Power in Mumbai


Rejects BEST's appeal challenging MERC order

FINANCE »

Moody's downgrades IOB's financial strength rating


Flags concern on falling asset quality, capital profile

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Rahul Jacob: Fix lending, don't cut rates

India Inc is suffering from classic quarter-by-quarter myopia by repeatedly calling on the Reserve Bank to abandon its fight against inflation

Editorial Comment »


Premature exuberance

The risks of cutting rates too soon

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The Tehran deadline
Claude Smadja

Negotiating a sustainable nuclear compromise with Iran is not getting any easier

A case of 'consumer
unfriendly' brands

Avirup Bose

Consumer goods firms that boycott discounted sales by e-tailers could be liable for scrutiny by CCI for restricting free trade, customer choice

The slippery slope of
Silicon Valley

Nick Bilton

Uber, Facebook, Google and others are bedevilled by moral issues

Fix lending, don't cut
rates

Rahul Jacob

India Inc is suffering from classic quarter-by-quarter myopia by repeatedly calling on the Reserve Bank to abandon its fight against inflation

BLOGS


Has the PM oversold offshore black money?
Tarun Chaturvedi

If Modi fails to bring it back, he risks losing credibility

Why Sonia Gandhi is not a 'relative' of Nehru and Robert Vadra

Indian law makes it clear that Sonia and Rahul are not related to Robert Vadra, nor is Sonia a relative of Pandit Nehru

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Premature exuberance

The risks of cutting rates too soon

Neutral net needed

Common carrier principle applies to the internet

Financial X-ray

ITC: Fear of regulatory risks exaggerated

Street feels implementation of stricter norms on sale of cigarettes would be difficult

MRF: Beats estimates on lower costs

Steep drop in natural rubber prices aids margins, net profit

BOOK REVIEWS

Beggars' banquet

Few practitioners of fiscal policy have written about the crisis and its consequences for national fiscs. This book seeks to fill that gap

Greed is great

'No matter how [the super-rich] made their money, they have created legacies that are often kinder to them than they deserve'

Una Galani

The big wheel
Una Galani


Samsung IPO offers ringside seat for restructuring

Kevin Allison

Dearly departed
Kevin Allison


United Technologies endures irrelevant CEO

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Dr Datsons Labs gains on being voted for innovation award

Dr Datson Labs has gained around 3% after being voted as "Transformational & Come Back Company of the Year"

Era Infra Engineering locked at 5% lower circuit

IFCI sold 14.25 lakh shares of Era Infra at Rs 6.61 per share in a bulk deal on NSE yesterday

APTEL upholds distribution licence granted to Tata Power in Mumbai

Rejects BEST's appeal challenging MERC order


Today's picks- 26 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty,ITC, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd & Bharti Airtel

ITC: Fear of regulatory risks exaggerated

Street feels implementation of stricter norms on sale of cigarettes would be difficult

Coming soon: Ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Following the announcement, stocks of cigarette makers fell on the BSE on Tuesday


Moody's downgrades IOB's financial strength rating

Flags concern on falling asset quality, capital profile

Non-convertible debentures new fund route for NBFCs

Experts claim debentures are more stable than commercial papers

Nippon Life to buy another 9% in RCAM for Rs 657 cr

Rs 657-cr deal values Anil Ambani company at Rs 7,300 cr; Japanese firm to increase stake to 49% in phases


Infosys hits fresh record high

Infosys has fixed record date as December 3, 2014 for the purpose of allotment of bonus shares.

8K Miles Software up 10% for second straight day

The company through its US subsidiary announced that the acquisition of SERJ solutions to enhance healthcare cloud offering.

FTIL gains on stake sale in MCX-SX

The stock up 5% to Rs 190 after FTIL announced the sale of its 5% stake in MCX-SX to Rakesh Jhunjhunwala , along with 12 others.


Dr Datsons Labs gains on being voted for innovation award

Dr Datson Labs has gained around 3% after being voted as "Transformational & Come Back Company of the Year"

Dr Reddy's gets USFDA observations for its API plant in Srikakulam

According to the company, these observations are largely related to procedural and other compliances of the plant systems

Promoter group to infuse Rs 92 crore in Orchid Pharma

The fund infusion through preferential allotment is part of CDR package


Car safety to come at Rs 12k-cr cost

Mandatory features such as airbags to raise prices, making an upgrade costlier from two-wheelers

Labour unrest at Hero MotoCorp plant at Haridwar

Similar unrest had hit the Haridwar unit last year, with workers stopping production to demand the reinstatement of a permanent employee

MRF: Beats estimates on lower costs

Steep drop in natural rubber prices aids margins, net profit


Era Infra Engineering locked at 5% lower circuit

IFCI sold 14.25 lakh shares of Era Infra at Rs 6.61 per share in a bulk deal on NSE yesterday

APTEL upholds distribution licence granted to Tata Power in Mumbai

Rejects BEST's appeal challenging MERC order

DLF deposits Rs.100 crore with Supreme Court

Rs.50 cr was deposited by the real estate giant earlier a part of Rs 630 cr penalty imposed on it by CCI


Texmaco Rail gains after allotment of shares via QIP

The company has allotted 28 million equity shares of Re 1 each at a price of Rs 107 per equity share to QIBs.

Crompton Greaves dips after huge block deals

At 0916 hours, a combined 55.67 million shares or 8.88% of equity changed hands via block deals on NSE and BSE.

V-Guard Industries hits record high

Post September quarter results, the stock rallied 25% as compared to 1.6% rise in the benchmark CNX Nifty.


JBF Industries hits 52-week high on heavy volumes

The stock rallied 16% to Rs 199 on back of over four-fold jump in trading volumes.

Camphor & Allied Products rallies on pact with US firm

The stock soared 14% to Rs 366 extending its previous day's nearly 4% gain on BSE.

40 years ago... and now: Birlas - A family that hit the headlines over a will

A contested will of a widow, a long-serving family confidant, the fierce litigious fight for little-known Birla Corp marked the first major ...


Anandiben Patel launches book on Tata Chemicals' 75-year journey

Urges company to spend a part of its CSR towards constructing toilets in Gujarat to make it free of open defecation

Godrej Tyson to expand activities in smaller towns

Firm aims to cover over 100 cities and corner 10% market share over next three years

Revival plan of Madras Fertilisers delayed as BRPSE lacks members

The company is one among the four public sector fertiliser companies reported sick


Today's picks- 25 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Zee Entertainment, IDFC & DLF

TV Today extends rally on R K Damani stake buy

On November 24, Derive Investments bought 1.3 million shares of TV Today Network at Rs 196 on BSE.

TV Today Network surges over 10% on huge volumes

At 1515 hours, a combined 3.88 million shares representing 6.51% of total equity of TV Today Network changed hands on NSE and BSE.


Stake sale overhang a good opportunity to buy Coal India, ONGC

Accumulate the Coal India and ONGC stocks on any correction as both the companies have strong long-term prospects

Expert's report on ONGC-RIL gas theft dispute by June: Oil Minister

ONGC had in May filed a writ in Delhi HC alleging RIL extracted approx 18 bn cubic meters of gas from its field in KG basin

ONGC finalises price at $10.10-11.20 a unit for gas from marginal fields: Oil Minister

The price is based on Government of India's guidelines for pricing of the fuel from small and marginal fields dated July 8, 2013


40 Years Ago...and now: How Bata put its foot down

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years

Alibaba to invest more in India, help start-ups: Jack Ma

Alibaba, whose IPO is world's biggest at $25 bn, is already working with many businesses in India

Greenply Industries hits lower circuit as stock quotes ex-demerger

The equity shareholders of Greenply shall receive one equity share of Greenlam for every equity share held Greenply.


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Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today

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Banks propose fund to cure power sector's woes

As banks struggle with high levels of exposure to the sector, a separate fund for power projects is seen as the next best solution

KPIT's bet on futuristic products paying off

The Pune-based developer of smart technology for cars hopes to touch revenue of $1 bn by 2017

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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40 Years Ago...and now: How Bata put its foot down

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years

Tata Nano awaits its twist of fate

With low-priced variants phased out, the Twist is not enough to raise Nano's profile. But it could be the first right step

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country