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Banking shares rally; Bank Nifty zooms over 450 points


SBI, BOB, BOI, Canara Bank, PNB, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank are up 2-5% on NSE.

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RBI's payment bank norms to deepen financial inclusion


But RBI denies them entry into small banks; removes geographical restrictions

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Disqualify CSK from IPL, observes Supreme Court


Move could put IPL in jeapordy, around Rs 175 to 180 crore riding on CSK

AROUND THE WORLD »

Saudis block OPEC output cut, send oil prices plunging


Brent oil falls more than $6 to $71.25 a barrel

COMPANIES »

UltraTech to raise $1.2 bn for Holcim asset buy


Ultratech has made a non-binding offer to take over Holcim's Brazilian assets

ECONOMY »

Environment regulator to be set up without penal powers


Now, only courts have authority to impose penalty on basis of complaints filed by authorised officers; it has hardly ever led to action

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Are you investing in equities for the first time? If yes, try out a balanced fund


It is a good way to play the stocks defensively, say experts. They can protect you more than equity funds

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Akash Prakash: Debunking two worries

Are India stocks over-owned? And are they too expensive?

Nick Wingfield: Now, anyone can buy a drone. Heaven help us

Hunting the drones With the price of drones falling, the machines have emerged as central characters in stunts from the puckish to the criminal

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Columnists

Debunking two worries
Akash Prakash

Are India stocks over-owned? And are they too expensive?

Coping with technophobia
R Gopalakrishnan

Innovators must recognise and accept that there will be blockers to their innovation, but they must listen carefully to the concerns

Now, anyone can buy a
drone. Heaven help us

Nick Wingfield

With the price of drones falling, the machines have emerged as central characters in stunts from the puckish to the criminal

The search for higher
purpose

Indrajit Gupta

DaanUtsav is a peer-driven model, which entirely depends on selfless efforts of its volunteers to evangelise the idea of giving in our society

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

Banking on thin ice

Explicit condemnation of large defaulters welcome

The right smoke signals

Upping stakes on tobacco use is healthy policy

Financial X-ray

Street seeks clarity on coal block auctions

Analysts believe total cost of production at Rs 1,000/tonne reasonable for power firms

Dr Reddy's: Strong US pipeline to boost revenues

Recent launches, strong portfolio in limited-competition categories should aid revenue and margins

BOOK REVIEWS

Fleeing Ukraine with little more than wit

It came as a great surprise to Lev Golinkin when he discovered, at age of nine, that there was more than one town named Lafayette in the US

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

Peter Thal Larsen

Cost inflation
Peter Thal Larsen


Faulty airbags puncture Takata financial cushion

Richard Beales

No we shouldn't
Richard Beales


Bank misdeeds show lack of 'should we'

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Oil marketing companies gain as crude prices fall

BPCL, HPCL and Indian Oil are up 4-5% on BSE.

Strides Arcolab, Bosch, Amtek Auto gains after F&O entry

Amtek Auto, Bosch, Engineers India, Strides Arcolab, Indiabulls Housing and Wockhardt are up between 1 to 5% on NSE.

Tariff decision: A new trigger for GSPL

Analyst's expect FY16 earnings to get upgraded by 29-85%


Today's picks- 27 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL, HCL Technologies & Hindustan Unilever

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


Broking stocks in demand; Motilal Oswal Financial hits 52-week high

Motilal Oswal Financial, Edelweiss Financial, Emkay Global Financial Services and IIFL Holdings are up 3-15% on BSE.

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


Airtel starts rolling out 4G services in Africa

The network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE subscribers in the first phase

Anil Ambani's RCom takes on Jio, offers unlimited data plan for Rs 999 a month

The plan, Pro 3, offers speed of upto 14.7 Mbps, enabling lightning-fast data streaming

Airtel launches 4G service in Seychelles

Airtel said the network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscribers in the first phase


Today's picks- 27 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL, HCL Technologies & Hindustan Unilever

Bombay HC orders status quo on NSEL-FTIL merger

The government issued a draft order to merger NSEL and FTIL on 21st October

Infosys hits fresh record high

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


Strides Arcolab, Bosch, Amtek Auto gains after F&O entry

Amtek Auto, Bosch, Engineers India, Strides Arcolab, Indiabulls Housing and Wockhardt are up between 1 to 5% on NSE.

Dr Reddy's: Strong US pipeline to boost revenues

Recent launches, strong portfolio in limited-competition categories should aid revenue and margins

Kopran rallies on allotment of shares to promoter

The company allotted 2.05 million shares and 2.15 million warrants at Rs 66 each to Oricon Properties Private Limited, a promoter group company.


Atul Auto zooms 15% on heavy volumes

In past four trading sessions, the stock has rallied 31% after Goldman Sach and Birla Mutal Fund bought shares via open market.

Ceat to raise Rs 400 cr through QIP

The company will issue 44,94,382 equity shares at a price of Rs 890 per equity share

BMW launches M3 sedan at Rs 1,19 crore; M4 coupe at Rs 1.21 crore

Both the models would be available across the country as completely built up units, the car maker said


APTEL upholds Tata Power's distribution licence in Mumbai

The tribunal said Tata Power has met conditions of credit worthiness and capital adequacy to supply power to the entire area

DLF deposits Rs 100 cr with Supreme Court

It had deposited Rs 50 cr earlier

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


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.


Oil marketing companies gain as crude prices fall

BPCL, HPCL and Indian Oil are up 4-5% on BSE.

RIL partner Hardy Oil reviews D3 gas block operations

Hardy Oil, a partner of Reliance Industries (RIL) in the D3 block in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin, said on Thursday that it would review its ...

Near its 3-year low, is Cairn's stock a steal?

Weak production outlook, low crude oil prices and regulatory issues could keep the scrip in check


Tariff decision: A new trigger for GSPL

Analyst's expect FY16 earnings to get upgraded by 29-85%

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


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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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As he turns 60, Jaipuria reboots for swift growth

As he feels the pinch of expansion through debt, Ravi Jaipuria is pressing on the gas pedal with a fresh strategy

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

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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Utility rules brands' mobile app worlds

Apps developed by media agencies would play a key role as mobile advertising spends increase from the current Rs 475 cr

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

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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