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Is QE really over or has the Fed only pressed the pause button?


The real impact of QE will be felt when Fed decides to recall its money since it is then that money will start flowing out of the system

BLACK MONEY TRAIL »

Black money: Govt submits full list to Supreme Court


Govt fails to sign banking secrecy treaty due to no clarity on confidentiality clause

COMPANIES »

Maruti Suzuki Q2 net up 29% at Rs 863 cr


The total sales rose 17.5% to Rs 12,304 cr

BS@40 »

Britannia has crowned many as 'biscuit king'...


...but their reign has been tumultuous as the company has seen compelling battles for ownership

ECONOMY »

Mayaram further transferred to Minority Affairs Ministry


Watal to take additional charge of DEA till Mehrishi joins

AROUND THE WORLD »

I am proud to be gay, declares Tim Cook


'Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I'm gay, and it doesn't seem to make a difference in the way they treat me'

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam


The present Shahi Imam, Ahmed Bukhari, has courted controversies, mainly over some of his radical views

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Columnists

How Mr Modi has
outplayed the media

Rahul Jacob

From a ruling party's perspective, the BJP is in a sweet spot; editorial independence and analytical coverage of governance is rapidly declining

The right questions
Abheek Barua

A response to the 28 economists defending the employment guarantee scheme

Surprise on the steppes
Barun Roy

Myanmar, South Korea and Malaysia have all tried, but the only virgin city that has taken off beyond all expectations is Astana

Learning to love China's
new superbank

William Pesek

The US shouldn't just support China's $50-billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but seek to join it

BLOGS


Is Pichai being groomed for top job at Google?
Surabhi Agarwal

Pichai and Page may prove to be a great partnership - one an ace executor and other a tech visionary.

All the Queen's gold
Katya Naidu

Though Jayalalithaa was convicted mainly for land grabbing, it was the images of 30 kg of gold that remained in public memory

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Keeping its word

India should not be seen as disrespecting treaties

Against inflation

Government's positive changes to foodgrain policy

Financial X-ray

Tech Mahindra in big league with 5.2% dollar sales growth in Q2

Deal wins and improved client mining drive revenues, margins expand on improved utilisation

Dr Reddy's: Price erosion in US, rouble devaluation impact sales growth

H2 expected to be better on back of launches, limited competition

BOOK REVIEWS

Google's smart creatives

How Google Works, a new, insightful and smartly restrained – as far as real secrets go – book on the search giant's functioning

Two puppets and a marionette

In Nehru and Bose, Rudrangshu Mukherjee points out that both were manipulated by Gandhiji who preferred Nehru

Robert Cyran

Not there yet
Robert Cyran


Facebook's ambition only real threat to success

Neil Unmack

End of the sugar rush
Neil Unmack


Sanofi creates toxic combination for investors

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Piramal Glass, others shut units after GAIL cuts gas supplies

The company on Sept 27 cut supplies to 30 industries in South Gujarat but did not touch small users in other states

RBI lifts curbs on share purchase of ING Vysya Bank by FIIs

FIIs held 27.81% shares in the bank as of quarter ended September 30, 2014

Vijaya Bank raises Rs 500 cr via bonds

The bank has shareholders nod to raise additional equity capital of Rs 600 crore from the markets


Redemption of Golden Harvest scheme lifts Titan net 28.3% in Q2

Watches division has also done well backed by successful activations for both Titan and Fastrack brands

Emami hits new high post Q2 results

The stock up 3% at Rs 785 on National Stock Exchange.

Health ministry likely to ban ITC's e-cigarettes

Research findings by experts have held that they are no less unsafe than the "real thing"


RBI lifts curbs on share purchase of ING Vysya Bank by FIIs

FIIs held 27.81% shares in the bank as of quarter ended September 30, 2014

Vijaya Bank raises Rs 500 cr via bonds

The bank has shareholders nod to raise additional equity capital of Rs 600 crore from the markets

Increase in provisions pulls down IDFC's net profit by 14% in Q2

The board also approved the demerger of financial undertaking of IDFC into IDFC Bank


Bharti Airtel net up 170%, highest since March 2011

Consolidated revenue for July-September quarter grew 7.1% to Rs 22,845 crore

Airtel Q2 net shoots up nearly three-fold to Rs 1,383 cr

Company's total revenue rose 7.1% to Rs 22,845 crore for the reported quarter

Astra Microwave surges as Q2 profit doubles

The stock up 8% to Rs 129 on BSE after reporting Rs 23.4 crore net profit in September against Rs 11.6 crore in year ago quarter.


Cipla asks govt to revoke Novartis' patent; launches its drug

Company has launched the product under the brand name Unibrez, priced at Rs 130 per strip of 10 tablets in Delhi

Neuland Labs Q2 net up 50%

Total revenue of the pharmaceuticals maker rose 18% to Rs 120 crore

Ajanta Pharma Q2 net up 41% at Rs 78.63 cr

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 55.81 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal


Bosch raises its wage offer to striking employees

The company refused to divulge the details of the offer made by the company to worker

Volumes boost Maruti's Q2 show

Improving product mix led to an increase in per unit realisations by 0.8% to Rs 3.72 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Q2 net up 29% at Rs 863 cr

Board recommends increasing FII limit to 40%; dividend pay out ratio in range of 18-30%


No immediate relief for DLF on MF redemptions

SAT to decide on redemption request on Nov 5; after realtor specifies purpose

No immediate relief for DLF on MF redemptions

SAT to decide on redemption request on Nov 5; after realtor specifies purpose

Godrej Properties, Brigade, Mahindra Lifespace to gain from FDI in construction

Analysts perceive this development to be a positive for developers with existing joint development / investment arrangements with foreign ...


Castrol sees benefit of falling crude coming next year

The continued momentum in the personal mobility segment drove sales of the company to an 11% increase at Rs 799 cr during July-Sept 2014 quarter

ACC Ltd clocks 62% rise in net profit in July-Sept quarter

Company had reported Rs 118.90 crore net profit in the same quarter last year

Raymond slumps on poor Q2 results

Raymond has declined around 4.3% to Rs 467.30 on BSE in early trading after reporting a fall of 26% in its net profit


Dish TV Q2 net loss widens to Rs 15.07 cr

Company had registered a standalone net loss of Rs 8.53 crore for the July-September quarter of the last fiscal

Mentor Capital sells majority of its stake in Panasonic Appliances

The investment firm held 9.9 per cent stake in Panasonic Appliances

Zee Media falls on reporting loss in Q2 results

The stock has declined around 2.5% on BSE after the company posted net loss of Rs 12.8 crore in the July-September quarter


ONGC reworking tenders to remove guidelines on price preference

Industry cheers the removal of three decade-old policy

BPCL aims to double refining margins with refinery expansion

The company aims to raise the capacity of the Kochi refinery to 310,000 bpd from the current 190,000 bpd by May 2016

ONGC topples RIL to become highest ranked Indian energy firm

Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest oil refiner and fuel marketing firm, made a huge jump to break into top 50 global energy firms club


Piramal Glass, others shut units after GAIL cuts gas supplies

The company on Sept 27 cut supplies to 30 industries in South Gujarat but did not touch small users in other states

Just Dial gains post clarifications on fund raising plan

Since October 20, the stock had tanked nearly 20% from Rs 1,694 to Rs 1,359 on Tuesday,

Adani hires consulting firm for $6.2 bn Australia coal project

Consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide contract reviews as firm looks to start production by end of 2017


Beyond Business Rss icon

Naseeruddin Shah: the actor in my head

Like his breathtaking performances, Naseeruddin Shah's entertaining memoir leaves a lasting impression on the reader

Connaught Place 2.0

Once in decline, the central Delhi landmark is buzzing with new restaurants, cafes and public events

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Reliance, Essar could spell trouble for state fuel retailers

With diesel prices fully deregulated, private retailers are ready to expand their presence

Govt faces spectrum shortage ahead of auction next year

There's plenty of spectrum available, but much of it is with the armed forces, and there are obstacles in the way of reallocating it

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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Duracell's power to last a bit longer

Though P&G is to divest the battery brand, it remains a leader in premium batteries

TVS vrooms to second spot on its scooters

The Chennai-based two-wheeler maker races ahead of Hero Motocorp in domestic scooter sales, the latter suffering from capacity constraints

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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