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Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue


Focus area during Swaraj-Kerry talks will be security, energy, trade and investment, science and technology, human resource development

MARKETS »

SpiceJet tanks 17% on heavy volumes


The company owes about Rs 200 crore to the AAI and various tax authorities, report.

Larsen and Toubro

COMPANIES »

Provisioning steals the show for L&T


Order book increased by a modest 11%, helped by major infrastructure, hydrocarbon and heavy engineering orders from the export market

Around the world »

Wall St up on GDP data; Twitter has biggest jump ever


Twitter Inc surged on heavy volume, jumping 25% to $48.25 in its biggest one-day advance ever

India @WTO »

Kerry presses India on WTO deal ahead of arrival


Says India stands to gain by setting up a level playing field instead of creating trade barriers

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Does a housing investment pay at all?


You may not believe it but data show average real appreciation in residential property in urban India over 2007-14 was zero

FINANCE »

Govt appoints S S Mundra as RBI deputy governor


He'll take over as the fourth Deputy Governor of RBI after K C Chakrabarty resigned mid-tenure.

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A solution for the WTO
Arvind Subramanian

India is right to support its agriculture, but is going about it the wrong way

Tribunals in the
doldrums

M J Antony

The Supreme Court will decide their legal status in two months

Ambient intolerance goes
up

Bharat Bhushan

With the ambient temperature of Hindutva rising in Indian social discourse, the question is whether Modi is letting situation drift deliberately

What can replace the
collegium?

Subir Roy

Katju has done nation a service by highlighting fact that collegium system, created by apex court to safeguard the independence of judiciary

BLOGS


Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

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 status quo option

RBI should maintain its inflation-fighting credibility

Asia's hunger for change

A tired Indonesia votes for an outsider

Financial X-ray

Bharti Airtel: India biz drives Q1 earnings

India margins and realisations trend upwards, Africa witnesses high customer churn, margin dip

Cigarettes continue to drive ITC's profitability

While hotels and FMCG saw weak top line growth, most segments witnessed Ebit margin contraction

BOOK REVIEWS

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

Much ado about everything

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

Pierre Briancon

A fine award
Pierre Briancon


Yukos ruling casts Russia further into the cold

Martin Hutchinson

Capex blues
Martin Hutchinson


US corporate capex may be as good as it gets

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Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

Zydus Cadila Q1 net up 23%

Posts Rs 240 cr profit on the back of 25% rise in sales

Inox acquires Satyam Cineplex for Rs 182 cr

With this acquisition, Inox's screen count in India now stands at 358 screens in 91 multiplexes across 50 cities


SEZs lose jewellery business to units outside, blame 80:20 rule

Shipment of gold jewellery from SEZs and EPZs slump 29% to Rs 4,702 cr in April-June, versus Rs 6,603 cr in year-ago period

United Spirits CEO Anand Kripalu to be on Diageo's Executive Committee

According to Diageo, these changes further enhance the in-market accountability which will be key to delivery of Diageo's performance ambition

ITC hits two month high on good Q1 numbers

Analysts at Motilal Oswal reiterate 'buy' rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 400.


Piramal-Dutch pension fund to make first infra investment in 6 mths

Both companies will invest $1 billion in infra projects in India over three years

Bank of India Q1 net down 16% at Rs 805 crore

The bank's CMD said margins were down due to muted growth and lending at base rate to "AAA" rated PSUs in first quarter

Karnataka Bank Q1 net up 29% to Rs 122 cr

Total income up 4% to Rs 1,254 cr; gross NPAs at 3.43% vs 3.22% a year ago


Airtel may hike mobile call rates; sell mobile towers in Africa

Company has reported 60.9% rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,108 crore for the first quarter of current fiscal

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


Tax benefit allowed on transfer of technical manpower in SEZs

Move will provide tax relief to software and IT-enabled services companies operating from such units

Infosys investors peg hopes on Sikka

CEO-designate exuberates confidence at his first outing with shareholders

Sikka to focus on innovation at Infy sans 'grand changes'

Says Murthy's initiatives over last one year showing results; to augment company's strategy with innovation


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.

New Jaguar XE sedan to make global debut in September

The company is looking to bring new levels of aluminium-intensive lightweight construction expertise to the segment

Ashok Leyland to invest around Rs 450-500 crore

Company also said would look at sale of non-core assets to reduce debt


Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

CESC to commission first phase of Haldia thermal unit in Oct

The company had earlier said it will invest around Rs 4,000 crore in this project

NTPC plans to raise Rs 13,000 cr

Proceeds will be mainly used for capital expenditure as the company is 'under a rapid capacity expansion mode'


SpiceJet tanks 17% on heavy volumes

The company owes about Rs 200 crore to the AAI and various tax authorities, report.

Govt may review global airline bilateral agreement method

To 'go slow' on talks till comprehensive parameters are reached for determining such pacts

SpiceJet owes Rs 200 cr to airports, govt

Airline says can't discuss dues publicly, denies grounding of planes


Pidilite Industries Q1 net up 4.67% at Rs 168.52 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 160.99 crore in the April-June quarter of previous fiscal

Prism Cement Q1 net profit at Rs 13.24 crore

The company had clocked Rs 47.87 crore net loss in the same quarter last fiscal

Market rally throws buybacks off track

Ongoing offers unlikely to succeed as shares trading above highest buyback prices


Inox acquires Satyam Cineplex for Rs 182 cr

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

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


Vanishing cash

Corporate governance not getting better in India

HPCL to go solo on its Rs 700-cr LPG facility

France's Total SA was to partner the company earlier for the Mangalore project

BP profit jumps, but warns of Russia sanctions impact

BP says till date, sanctions haven't impacted business in Russia, where it makes a third of its crude oil output, but that could change


MCX shareholders caution exchange before appointing 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

DCM Shriram soars on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 19% to 184 after reporting a strong 33% yoy jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 203 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.


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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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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

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Will the govt hit its stake sale target this time?

Even though the past record has been dismal, experts are gung-ho about not just meeting the target but also surpassing it

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Himalayan climbs up the price ladder

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

NSDC has made a skill development management system where data of all trainees is maintained