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Kerry meets Jaitley, raises WTO impasse


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

MARKETS »

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

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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Andhra Bank to raise Rs 1,000 cr via infra bonds

CRISIL has assigned its 'AA+/Stable' rating to the Rs 10 billion long-term infrastructure bonds of Andhra Bank

Symphony Q4 net up over 26% at Rs 32.73 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 25.90 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal

Bajaj Electricals reports Q1 net profit at Rs 5.6 crore

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 885.96 crore


Symphony Q4 net up over 26% at Rs 32.73 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 25.90 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal

Bajaj Electricals reports Q1 net profit at Rs 5.6 crore

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 885.96 crore

Bajaj Electricals Q1 Net at Rs 5.6 crore

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 66 lakh in the same quarter of the previous fiscal


Andhra Bank to raise Rs 1,000 cr via infra bonds

CRISIL has assigned its 'AA+/Stable' rating to the Rs 10 billion long-term infrastructure bonds of Andhra Bank

SBI Caps to make report on PSU bank merger within a month

It has been given two assignments by the govt, one is on the recapitalisation and other on bank consolidation

ICICI Bank Q1 net up 17% at Rs 2,655 cr

Higher interest income and improved other income aided the bank's earnings growth during the quarter


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


Operational efficiencies, higher other income drive HCL Tech results

The company remains a favorite of most analysts given its robust deal kitty

Five takeaways from HCL Technologies numbers

What the profit numbers do not reflect, however, is the huge order wins by the company during the quarter

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


Ipca Laboratories Q1 net jumps over two-fold to Rs 145.49 cr

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 71.77 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal

Indoco Remedies zooms over 30% in two-days on strong Q1 earnings

The stock surged 17% to Rs 256, extending its previous day's 14% rally on the National Stock Exchange.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research Q1 loss at Rs 9.74 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 9.51 crore during the same period of the previous fiscal


Maruti Suzuki Q1 net up 20% at Rs 762 cr

Net sales stood at Rs 11,073.51 crore

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.


NTPC Q1 net down 13% at Rs 2,201 cr

Net sales came it at Rs 18,086.5 crore

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


SpiceJet's GM for airport services quits

Bhatkoti had been handling the air carrier's airport operations for North and East and had been with the carrier since 2005

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.


Deepak Fertilisers Q1 net drops 7% to Rs 39.85 crore

Company had clocked a net profit of Rs 42.73 crore in the same period last year

Deepak Fertilisers slips on weak June quarter results

The stock dipped 7% to Rs 166 after reporting 7% yoy decline in net profit at Rs 40 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.

EID Parry net loss narrows to Rs 30 crore

The total income from operations witness growth of 9 per cent


PVR reports Q1 net profit at Rs 7.66 crore

Company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13.60 crore for the April-June quarter of the last 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


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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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