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Sensex down 100 points; Index heavyweights drag


Sensex was lower by 110 points at 26,016 mark and the Nifty declined by 31 points at 7,759

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Keeping it simple


Japanese auto makers are experimenting with shop floor flexibility to keep costs on a tight leash

COMPANIES »

Tailwinds give Agarwal a reason to cheer


Govts removing hurdles from Vedanta projects but high debt worries investors

Around the world »

Nikkei hits 6-month high on earnings hopes


Reverses early losses post Friday's weakness on Wall Street

India @WTO »

WTO standoff: India may lose 'Peace Clause' if Bali pack fails


But New Delhi firm on trade pact stance

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Use higher 80C limit to take more equity exposure


Those above 45 years of age can divide the amount between PPF and ELSS or try prepaying the housing loan, if not done so far

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Saharanpur violence: Nine FIRs filed, 38 arrested till now


The SSP also asserted that the situation was slowly returning to normalcy and the police was trying its best to maintain peace

OPINION »

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A K Bhattacharya: Making haste slowly

In India, any major policy change can take at least seven to 10 years

Editorial Comment »


The numbers add up

A relook at P Chidambaram's legacy as finance minister

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Explaining expectations
Subir Gokarn

Figuring out why inflationary expectations have been so stubborn is critical for policy

Making haste slowly
A K Bhattacharya

In India, any major policy change can take at least seven to 10 years

Policy triggers and wild
cards

Devangshu Datta

RBI's August policy review and the course of the West Asian crisis will determine market movements in the short run

How smart is a smart
city?

Sunita Narain

The government's proposal to build 100 "smart" cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country such as India

BLOGS


Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians
Rajat Ghai

The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The numbers add up

A relook at P Chidambaram's legacy as finance minister

Face up to China

Government must suggest a treaty on Brahmaputra waters

Financial X-ray

PNB's Q1 profit growth beats estimates

No surprise on asset quality; accumulation of stressed assets at Rs 4,107 crore

Colgate: Low volumes, high valuations cap upsides

June quarter volume growth was lower than expectations though, it maintained market share

BOOK REVIEWS

Much ado about everything

Mark Miodownik takes us into the shrouded architecture and history of each of these materials, drawing on “psychophysics”

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Antony Currie

Paperclip tiger
Antony Currie


Memo to Wall Street: More Ace Greenberg please

Robert Cyran

Godot.com
Robert Cyran


Shareholders punish Amazon with whole new multiple

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BoB Q1 net up 16.5% at Rs 1,362 crore

Gross NPAs rise to 3.11% compared to 2.94% q-o-q

Hexaware appoints R Srikrishna as CEO

Srikrishna will take over the role from Vice Chairman and CEO P R Chandrasekar

Axis Bank turns ex-stock split; stock gains 2%

The bank fixed July 30, as record date for the purpose of sub division of the equity shares to Rs 2 from Rs 10.


BoB Q1 net up 16.5% at Rs 1,362 crore

Gross NPAs rise to 3.11% compared to 2.94% q-o-q

Axis Bank turns ex-stock split; stock gains 2%

The bank fixed July 30, as record date for the purpose of sub division of the equity shares to Rs 2 from Rs 10.

Central Bank of India surge 9% on strong Q1 results

Gross NPA in the quarter rose to 6.15% from 6.03% in the year ago period, but net NPAs declined to 3.62% from 3.85%.


Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively

Vodafone India Q1 revenue up 10% at Rs 10,323 cr

Company had registered revenue of about Rs 9,375 crore in the April-June period of the last fiscal, 2013-14

RCom subsidiary raises about Rs 2,100 cr through global bonds

Company said it will use about 1500 crore proceeds to refinance the Standard Chartered Bank loan


Hexaware appoints R Srikrishna as CEO

Srikrishna will take over the role from Vice Chairman and CEO P R Chandrasekar

Q1 results show India Inc yet to see better days

Combined net profit of 290 firms, excluding IT, grows at slowest pace in nine quarters

Wipro sets up $100-mn VC fund to invest in start-ups

Driven by Rishad Premji, fund looking to invest in start-ups in data, open source, industrial internet spaces


Pharma stocks could rise another 15-20 per cent

Expectations of strong results, consistent performance and investors preference for stocks in the defensive space help the sector outshine ...

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively

Pharma firms go to HC against use of special power for price cuts

According to a source, the matter is expected to come for hearing at the court on July 30


Volvo mishaps: Govt might ask bus makers to put fuel tanks in centre

The recommendations for change in bus designs has been given by a panel probing the volvo accidents

Keeping it simple

Japanese auto makers are experimenting with shop floor flexibility to keep costs on a tight leash

Ashok Leyland to launch 'Jan Bus' in Kolkata this week

Also looking at launching variants of its small commercial vehicle Dost, PARTNER 4 Tyre, Neptune engine


Reliance Power to buy all of Jaypee's hydropower assets

Deal comes within days of Abu Dhabi's TAQA pulling out of agreement

Sweet spot for consumers

At a time when nobody on markets is putting even his loose change on real estate stocks, the one company that has got me to alter my bias is ...

Reliance Power to acquire all hydro projects of Jaypee group

SBI Capital Markets Ltd are acting as advisors for the proposed transaction


SpiceJet discount offer unlikely to get ministry go-ahead

Typically, airfares have various components, including base fare, fuel surcharge, various airport charges and taxes

Educomp launches SmartSchool in Gujarat

Company expects over 40% rate of adoption among schools for technology-enabled education content and solutions in the state

GoAir Q1 traffic up 21% to 1.7 mn on non-metro push

In June alone, the airline ferried 6 lakh passengers compared to 4.5 lakh in the corresponding month of last year


JK Lakshmi Cement gains 8% on three-fold jump in Q1 profit

Q1 profit at Rs 40 crore against Rs 16 crore in year ago quarter, on higher sales and better margins.

Astral signs Salman Khan as brand ambassador

The Gujarat-based plumbing and drainage systems maker has roped in Khan for two years

Ambuja Cement beats peers in June quarter

Good sales volumes have helped drive revenue growth for the three large cement companies, as the all-India average realisations have not ...


Tailwinds give Agarwal a reason to cheer

Govts removing hurdles from Vedanta projects but high debt worries investors

Coal India yet to sign fuel supply pacts with 12 power units

Issues related to change of ownership, extension of coal supplies, beyond the period admissible under Tapering Linkage Policy, etc, are involved

Govt approves stake sale in Hindustan Zinc, BALCO

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government will sell 10 per cent stake each in Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Rashtriya Ispat ...


Renuka Sugars to soon approach Sebi on Rs 725-cr rights issue

In February, the company's board had given in-principle approval for issuing shares to existing shareholders through the rights issue to raise ...

Govt's 10 fertiliser plants closed, 7 under losses: Nihal Chand

Govt has planned financial restructuring of three sick units namely MFL, BVFCL and FACT

Bayer Cropscience hits record high on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 13% to Rs 2,064 on NSE after reporting 24% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 109 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.


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

NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each


Cairn seeks ONGC nod to extend Rajasthan block permit

ONGC told OilMin that the Production Sharing Contract can be extended if all parties to the contract agree on mutually agreeable terms

Bad news rains on Reliance

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; firm says always had transparency with govt agencies

Cairn India hits 11-month low

The stock tanked over 10% in two days after the company said that it will lend about $1.25 billion to its parent for two years.


Gujarat Pipavav hits new high as Q1 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 5% to Rs 151, extending its Friday's 9% rally, on reporting 128% yoy jump in profit at Rs 80 crore for the quarter ended June ...

Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group

Bajaj Holdings trims stake in Force Motors to over 9%

Company's shares today closed at Rs 1,318.25 apiece on the BSE, up 0.25% from previous close


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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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AIIMS: An ailing model

Govt plans to replicate India's premier medical institute in four states. But in its current form, AIIMS itself is in urgent need of attention

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'Exit was the best decision to take in everybody's interest'

There was no way I would stay back as a "professional executive" with Mr Ambani

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Can a housing society expel its member?

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At Leo Burnett, the young don't waste their youth

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

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