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First budget test of Modi's reform mettle

Promises of bold budget decisions, broadsides against 'mindless populism' of earlier govt have proved a hit with investors

MARKETS »

Sectors and Stocks in focus on Budget proposals


Stocks you need to keep a tab on for today following the announcements

ECONOMIC SURVEY »

Slow economic recovery looms


Macroeconomy: Put fiscal house in order, move on tax reforms, ease state fetters on market forces

Budget '14: India Hangout »

Big-bang disinvestments ahead? | Watch Video


'Budget makers must approach this with a handful of salt because the record of disinvestment is not very promising'

AROUND THE WORLD »

Fed mulls policy exit, eyes October end of asset purchases


Fed official say unemployment and inflation will gradually move towards central bank's targets

COMPANIES »

Airtel sells 3,100 towers in Africa; could fetch Rs 3k cr


The valuation of a towers ranges between Rs 40 lakh and Rs 50 lakh

FINANCE »

Long-term tax-free bonds may aid banks' infra push


Banks say these will help channelise savings of retail investors to productive resources, rather than these flowing into investments such as

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

NSEL to bring defaulters' auditors under scanner


The exchange plans to file a writ petition in Bombay High Court against the statutory auditors of defaulters

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Rahul Jacob: BJP - Congress Mark Two?

Today's Budget may be our last chance to rescue this unequal country from decades of whisky-soda socialism and ineptly regulated oligopolies

Editorial Comment »


From wish list to strategy

How to reform the Economic Survey

TAKE TWO »


Can CIL survive the blow from shrinking e-sales?

Spot sales in e-auctions have been a cushion against depleting profitability flowing from CIL's relatively inefficient workforce


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The tenfold path
Martin Feldstein

The author identifies the 10 policy areas on which Narendra Modi's government will be judged

The geothermal
alternative

Barun Roy

The search for a potential resource of energy that exists in the heat of the Earth is now gathering pace

Road safety - The truths
are out there

Dinesh Mohan

Demand for new road safety policy overlooks the fact that merely enforcing provisions of Motor Vehicles Act would cut road traffic fatality

BJP - Congress Mark Two?
Rahul Jacob

Today's Budget is likely one of our last chances to rescue this unequal country from the effects of decades of whisky-soda socialism

BLOGS


Why I wish Vishal Sikka never stops blogging
Itika Sharma Punit

Most of what is shared by companies and corporate biggies on social media is more like a 'discourse' than 'communication'

The lull after the storm
Dhruv Munjal

Preliminary matches in the World Cup may have been the most entertaining yet, but things will be different in the business end of the tournament

EDITORIAL COMMENT

From wish list to strategy

How to reform the Economic Survey

Heating up

Govt takes a bad call to ignore Paris climate talks

Financial X-ray

Don't expect fireworks from FM on fiscal deficit

Economists believe govt might settle for a higher fiscal deficit target of 4.5% to fund capex

IndusInd: Steady despite weak CV financing show

Analysts expect the bank to sustain growth rates and asset quality

BOOK REVIEWS

Bombers' early light

The Arsenal of Democracy, the Ford Motor Company and its production of the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber take centre stage

The fall and rise of developing countries

The book is packed with theory, policy and data, based on which several issues are analysed with broad sweep and outstanding depth

Swaha Pattanaik

Risk of self-harm
Swaha Pattanaik


Cross-border bank whippings won't dent dollar, yet

Daniel Indiviglio

Drug test
Daniel Indiviglio


American experimentation with weed worth watching

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Airtel sells 3,100 towers in Africa; could fetch Rs 3k cr

The valuation of a towers ranges between Rs 40 lakh and Rs 50 lakh

EU slaps Rs 324-cr fine on Lupin for blocking hypertension generic

The anti-trust wing of the Commission has slapped a hefty fine of Rs 3,458.7 cr on five generic drug manufacturers

Passenger vehicle sales up 11%

218,828 units sold in June; growth registered for the second straight month


Marico Kaya up 5% for fifth day in a row

Since listing on July 2, the stock has rallied over 27% from Rs 226 compared to 0.63% rise in S&P BSE Sensex.

CMC hits new high

The stock opened at Rs 1,992 and touched a high of Rs 2,119

Import duty levy to hit synthetic diamond industry hard

Industry seeks relief, says it provides employment to thousand of artisans


IndusInd Bank Q1 net up 26% as fee income improves

Bank's Net Interest Income stands at Rs 800 cr for quarter under review

IndusInd: Steady despite weak CV financing show

Analysts expect the bank to sustain growth rates and asset quality

STFC expects second half of the year to see better growth

The company plans to finance medical and industrial equipments finance


SAT's thumbs-down to FTIL

Upholds Sebi order on fit-and-proper issue, gives it a month to divest stake in MCX-SX, other bourses

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HCL Tech, Tata Motors & DLF

Retrofitting programme for IT parks in Hyderabad

The programme includes making the existing building green and barrier-free, along with waste management


EU slaps Rs 324-cr fine on Lupin for blocking hypertension generic

The anti-trust wing of the Commission has slapped a hefty fine of Rs 3,458.7 cr on five generic drug manufacturers

US FDA finds Claris Lifesciences plant acceptable; stock up 4%

The company has received a report from US FDA for the inspection it conducted classifying the finished dosage plant and the API plant as ...

Today's picks

Nifty,Bank Nifty, Sun Pharma, bhel & PowerGrid


Passenger vehicle sales up 11%

218,828 units sold in June; growth registered for the second straight month

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HCL Tech, Tata Motors & DLF

Sebi slaps Rs 1 cr fine on Apollo Tyres for non-compliance

It was alleged that the company bought back its shares in contravention of the relevant section of the Companies Act


Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HCL Tech, Tata Motors & DLF

Orient Green Power seeks shareholders' approval for fund raising

The resolution is to raise around Rs 400 crore, which would be used for capacity addition

Markets derailed

Sensex drops over 500 points; Nifty down 2%, stocks of power, realty and infra firms crash; Rs 3 lakh crore of investor wealth eroded in a day


Regulator dismisses objections to Tata-SIA air permit

The application will be considered after an order by the Delhi High Court that is hearing a plea against permitting FDI in airline start-ups in ...

Kingfisher moves HC against UBI default notice

They claimed the bank authorities have refused to allow any legal representative to accompany Mallya

Jet Airways pilots want a single seniority list before transfer to subsidiary

Jet Airways is considering shifting its entire ATR fleet and a few Boeing 737s to JetLite


Rail stocks derail post budget; Texrail tanks over 30% in two-days

Titagarh Wagons, Kernex Microsystems, Stone India, BEML and Kalindee Rail are down 5% each on BSE.

Markets derailed

Sensex drops over 500 points; Nifty down 2%, stocks of power, realty and infra firms crash; Rs 3 lakh crore of investor wealth eroded in a day

Today's picks

Nifty,Bank Nifty, Sun Pharma, bhel & PowerGrid


Paper Products hits record high on acquisition of packaging firm

The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Positive Packaging Industries, for a total enterprise value of Rs 818 ...

Integrated textile park proposed in the Odisha

Spread over 50 acres, it will house about 50 textile units

Arvind plans to increase borrowing limit to Rs 5,000 crore

Company's current borrowing limit is Rs 3,000 crore


JSW Steel to import 6-mt iron ore in FY15

A capesize vessel carrying 170,000 tonnes from South Africa arrives at Krishnapatnam port

Can CIL survive the blow from shrinking e-sales?

Spot sales in e-auctions have been a cushion against depleting profitability flowing from CIL's relatively inefficient workforce and operational ...

JSW Steel's move to import high-grade ore this fiscal not-all-that negative: Analysts

Company has imported its first shipment of 170,000 tonne high grade iron ore last week from South Africa


WITDA wants import duty on tea to be reduced

Not only has there been a shortfall in productivity due to delay in rains, but the quality of tea has also suffered, the body says

Tata Starbucks forays into Chennai; takes tally of stores to 50

The company has stores operational across 5 cities

NFL likely to get Deepak Fertiliser's share of gas from govt

Ministry had stopped gas to Deepak Fert as the firm was not manufacturing urea


Oil and gas shares gain; HPCL up 4%

BPCL, IOC, GAIL, Oil India, Reliance Industries and ONGC are up 1-2% on the BSE.

OVL raises $2.23 billion to refinance Mozambique deal

Said to be the largest deal in the sector from Asia; BoB mops up $250 million

Aban Offshore surges 10% on hopes of higher rig rates

Shares of Aban Offshore surged as much as 9.8 per cent to Rs 940, their highest level since May 14, 2010, on hopes the country's largest ...


MCX extends gain as Jhunjhunwala buys 2% stake

MCX has rallied 4% to Rs 708, extending its Tuesday's 4% gain, while FTIL up 3.5% to Rs 264 in early morning deals on the BSE.

Poultry products cost more on high feed prices

Broiler prices up 6%, eggs 17% in July; industry says even these unviable, as input costs set to rise

Jhunjhunwala buys 2% in MCX

The sale took place in form of a bulk deal at the price of Rs 664 per share


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Bobby Jasoos: The case of the missing ending

Bobby Jasoos is a comic caper undone by its underwhelming climax

Saving face

A new aesthetics clinic in Delhi will offer competitive rates and services for facial reconstruction surgery to help victims of acid attacks

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Can CIL survive the blow from shrinking e-sales?

Spot sales in e-auctions have been a cushion against depleting profitability flowing from CIL's relatively inefficient workforce

Mahindra makes a bold bet on affordable homes

It plans to develop projects on a large scale which will help keep costs down; wants to earn higher returns than in conventional realty projects

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

Margins for developers have fell to 15-20 % in affordable segment

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Darjeeling tea Jungpana

World's favourite cuppa finally brews for India

Darjeeling tea Jungpana, popular with gourmets, will start retailing here

Endemol looks to drive season-based shows

After full-fledged TV-show production, it says finite shows are more profitable

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Indian universities vie for global recognition

Universities and institutes investing heavily on faculty, research and infrastructure for international ranking