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Fund-raising via QIPs nears record high


So far this year, 20 firms have raised Rs 28,078 cr through this route, the highest since 2009

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Exports growth at 5-mth low


Non-oil, non-gold imports rise 8% in August, implying nascent revival in economic activity

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Asian stocks drop as China industrial output growth slows


China factory production rose 6.9% in August from a year earlier, compared with 9% in July

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Agnikalam: The India-Pakistan phenomenon - ready for economic deconstruction

Fully free trade with Pakistan will hopefully abate its relentless compulsions for attack

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Mr Xi and Mr Modi

What to keep in mind as the two leaders meet

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For car makers, it's not a full turnaround yet

Buoyed by strong sales, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Honda have scaled up their annual targets, but others are still stuck in low gear

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The India-Pakistan
phenomenon - ready for
economic deconstruction

Agnikalam

Fully free trade with Pakistan will hopefully abate its relentless compulsions for attack

Big Brother & the Indian
law

Kanchun Kaushal & Rajesh Haldipur

Technology has changed notions of privacy and our laws of evidence and criminal and civil procedure codes need to be updated to account for this

Sweetheart deals that
hurt consumers

Vaibhav Choukse

In spite of globalisation, our health care sector is prey to underfunding, bad governance and lack of implementation of policies

Kashmir floods: Army
gains where media fails

Ajai Shukla

The stage on which this disaster played out is littered with protagonists, most of whom did not receive the attention they deserve

BLOGS


Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action

5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Mr Xi and Mr Modi

What to keep in mind as the two leaders meet

Innovate upwards

How to escape the middle-income trap

Financial X-ray

Divergent monetary policies positive for India

Inflows from Europe, falling crude oil to come to the rescue if rupee cracks against the dollar

Voltas: EMP revival to boost prospects

As cooling segment drives growth, turnaround in electro-mechanical business will boost earnings

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Global warning

Political Order and Political Decay, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of modern development from French Revolution to the present

The stormy life of an ex-jihadi

The global war against Al-Qaeda is being fought by the Americans - and the Americans alone

Swaha Pattanaik

Bad sequel
Swaha Pattanaik


'Hike huff' could disrupt markets

John Foley

Bread and circuses
John Foley


China data divide real and economic worlds

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Jharkhand govt shuts 5 Hindalco bauxite mines

SAIL, Tata Steel earnings to fall due to Jharkhand mine closure

We're not always at loggerheads with innovator companies: Denis Broun

Interview with Global Director for Access and Public Affairs, Cipla Global

Cash-strapped discoms, lack of political will impede 24x7 power supply plan

The Centre's FRP required the states to meet the criteria of considerable rate hike and measures to cut losses on their account books


IndusInd Bank cuts interest rate on savings accounts

The reduction in interest rate came into effect from September 1

Kotak's 15% stake buy in MCX gets CCI nod

According to the CCI the proposed deal "is not likely to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India"

Axis Bank launches e-surveillance facility for ATMs

Under the facility, ATM premises will be monitored 24x7 from a centralised security operation centre


DoT moves SC against TDSAT verdict on 3G roaming

The tribunal had overturned a govt ban on offering 3G mobile services beyond their licensed zones through roaming pacts

BSNL to offer free calls for a week in Kashmir

Except Poonch, mobile services are either substantially or partially restored in all parts of the valley

Bharti Airtel launches 3G network in African nation Tchad

Tchad with this launch has become the 16th 3G market of the company in Africa


Mastek's demerging entities to acquire companies in UK, US

Company board okays demerger of insurance products, solutions businesses

Wipro bags deal from Saudi Electricity Company

Company will implement and rollout the plant maintenance and project system functionality of the SAP ERP application for SEC

Mastek eyes 900 cr revenue in FY15

Company's annual turnover was around Rs 830 crore as of March 31, 2014


We're not always at loggerheads with innovator companies: Denis Broun

Interview with Global Director for Access and Public Affairs, Cipla Global

Drug makers sign pact with Gilead for cheaper Hepatitis-C drug

The generic drug manufacturing firms will be free to price their products but will have to pay a royalty of 7% on sales to Gilead

Fund-raising via QIPs nears record high

So far this year, 20 firms have raised Rs 28,078 cr through this route, the highest since 2009


1% of group's profit will go to education work: Mahindra

Anand Mahindra has said that out of the 2% required CSR, the company will concentrate on education the most

Exide: Charged to gain from revival

Increasing auto volumes, focus on replacement segment and lower lead prices to help improve utilisation and margins

For car makers, it's not a full turnaround yet

Buoyed by strong sales, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Honda have scaled up their annual targets, but others are still stuck in low gear


Cash-strapped discoms, lack of political will impede 24x7 power supply plan

The Centre's FRP required the states to meet the criteria of considerable rate hike and measures to cut losses on their account books

Despite bumpy ride in India, Tata Power finds success abroad

Company developing 2,600 Mw abroad when 8,000 Mw projects in India are not progressing

RPP Infra jumps on orders worth Rs 55 crore

The company has received rural electrification orders in UP worth Rs 55.20 crore


Air India to axe more loss-making routes

To reduce those not even meeting variable costs to 19% of network by March, from 38% five months ago

Jet Airways drops business class fares

Vistara, the Tata-Singapore Airlines' JV, is expected to launch operations by next month-end and will compete with Jet Airways for corporate ...

CORE Education slips as IFCI sell shares

IFCI sold 5.88 lakh shares of the company at Rs 13.20 per share in a bulk deal on NSE yesterday


Fund-raising via QIPs nears record high

So far this year, 20 firms have raised Rs 28,078 cr through this route, the highest since 2009

BHEL to develop 20 Mw solar power plant

Solar plant at Manamunda will be set up over 100 acres of land entailing an investment of about Rs 150 cr

L&T Construction bags Rs 2,050-crore contracts

Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia has secured a major international order from the National Grid


Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs

Retailers seek higher foreign funding cap

Say capital crunch will ease if foreign portfolio investors are allowed to invest more

Cement players from South catch up

With demand improving and price rises sustaining, profitability will improve for South-based companies


Competition watchdog clears Zuari's open offer for MCF

Zuari entities' Rs 211-cr offer for 26% stake in MCFL is supported by the existing promoters and would be "a competing open offer" to Deepak ...

Zydus Cadila sets Rs 10,000 cr sales target by FY16

Ahmedabad-based company has planned a capital expenditure of Rs 450 cr this fiscal

S&P BSE Midcap index crosses 10,000-mark after six years

Symphony, PI Industries, Ajanta Pharma, TTK Presitage, Kajaria Ceramics and Astral Poly Technik rose over ten-fold during the period.


RIL to re-open fuel outlets

Trying to woo its retailers back; has offered a higher commission to dealers

Coal bed methane extraction: New hitch for ONGC plan

Barely a year after it acquired an interest in four of these blocks, Australia's Dart decides to exit all of them

Reliance raises stake in Jio to 99%

Stake held by Nahatas has fallen to just about 1% as they did not make any investments post 2010 in rollout of services


Fund-raising via QIPs nears record high

So far this year, 20 firms have raised Rs 28,078 cr through this route, the highest since 2009

Voltas: EMP revival to boost prospects

As cooling segment drives growth, turnaround in electro-mechanical business will boost earnings

Snowman Logistics extends rally on stake buy by Reliance MF, Radhakishen Damani

Radhakishen Damani and Reliance MF had collectively purchased 6 million shares of Snowman Logistics on Friday.


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