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Fitch downgrades Greece's rating as default looms


Downgrade comes a day after S&P lowered its sovereign rating on the country

COMPANIES »

Tata Realty takes Unitech to HC over loan default


TRIL is the unlisted subsidiary of Tata Sons, and is investing in a string of real estate and infra projects

AROUND THE GLOBE »

US, Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies


Diplomatic ties between the two nations have been frozen for five decades

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ECONOMY AND POLICY »

EPFO draws up plan to invest in stock markets


To begin by investing 5% in exchange-trade funds in coming weeks

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

AI flight delayed as Fadnavis aide 'forgot' visa document


The incident took place when Fadnavis was leaving for a week-long investment roadshow in the US

FINANCE »

Private banks wrest market share from PSBs


Govt banks' share in total profit also declined to 48% in FY15 from 52% in FY14

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Ashok K Lahiri: Corruption and Indian democracy

Democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for rooting out corruption

Peter Eavis: Global debt - An ailment with few cures

Greece needs far easier money than the rest of Europe and it can’t get it because it is locked in with the rest of Europe

Data Stories

The 'Net' effect

A report by McKinsey Global Institute estimates the economic impact of the Internet of Things could be $3.9 tn to $11.1 tn a year by 2025

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Corruption and Indian
democracy

Ashok Lahiri

Democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for rooting out corruption

For a 'just' cause
M J Antony

Motor vehicles accident tribunals are quite tight-fisted when the claim of a widow, children or dependents is decided

What's the new ETA for
acche din?

Subir Roy

What the government can and is already seeking to do is improve the ease of doing business and facilitate investment in infrastructure

Global debt - An ailment
with few cures

Peter Eavis

Greece needs far easier money than the rest of Europe and it can’t get it because it is locked in with the rest of Europe

BLOGS


The Emergency is not history - it is a warning

This is the problem: a powerful government that believes its anger is right and justified does not need the emergency clause to replicate the ...

All that glitters is not solar

For all the PM's ambitious talk about solar power, there remain significant challenges on the ground

EDITORIAL COMMENT

No distinction between FDI and FII a dampener for insurance sector

While raising the foreign investment limit, the government clubbed FDI and FII flows

Govt should leave airfares to mark

Air travel is not a poor man's necessity and it is no business of the government to fix fares

Financial X-ray

SBI: Asset quality to improve further in FY16

Street expects gross NPAs and net NPAs to increase by FY17

Strong triggers ahead for Torrent Pharma

Upside from generic launches in the US and Indian operations expected to boost financials

BOOK REVIEWS

Narendra Modi's world view

C Raja Mohan’s book provides a nuanced perspective on the government’s foreign policy initiatives under Mr Modi’s stewardship

Una Galani

Son of Icarus
Una Galani


SoftBank's solar ambitions fly close to the Son

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Bad blood
Jeffrey Goldfarb


Mega-rejections signal M&A's Taylor Swift moment

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Eros International: Rising content monetisation to drive earnings

Well diversified revenue streams alongwith strong movie pipeline are key positives

Indraprastha Gas soars post Supreme Court order

The stock soared 18% to Rs 492 on the NSE in intra-day trades after the Supreme Court had dismissed the PNGRB plea.

Maruti Suzuki hits new high on post June sales

The company finished the first quarter (April-June) with 341,329 units, a growth of 13.8% over the same period in the previous year.


Food drives the ITC truck

The cigarette major's food business is powering its FMCG thrust, giving new character to an old conglomerate

FMCG shares in focus; Godrej Consumer, Emami hits record high

At 1243 hours, CNX FMCG index was up 1.5% or 297 points at 20,052 as compared to 0.15% rise in the CNX Nifty.

Rajesh Exports hits new high ahead of board meet

In the past three weeks, the stock zoomed 43% after the company bagged an export order worth Rs 1,302 crore from a UAE-based company.


SBI plays down reports of Bharatiya Mahila Bank merger

SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya says she does not know the basis of reports

Axis Bank launches non-callable deposits

This comes two months after the RBI came out with the norms allowing banks to offer differential rates on fixed deposits

SBI: Asset quality to improve further in FY16

Street expects gross NPAs and net NPAs to increase by FY17


Today's picks- 30 June 2015

Nifty,Bank Nifty,Tata Steel, Idea Cellular & TCS

Regulate services like WhatsApp, Skype, recommends DoT panel

Airtel Zero platform kicks off debate on net neutrality; telcos demand same rules for same services

RCom in talks with ATC, Carlyle for stake sale in tower biz

BSE had sought clarification from RCom with respect to reports that it was in talks for sale of majority stake in tower business under Reliance ...


IT earnings may show seasonal uptick in Q1, but no big surprises expected

TCS is expected to lead the pack followed by Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro

Today's picks- 30 June 2015

Nifty,Bank Nifty,Tata Steel, Idea Cellular & TCS

Mphasis, Ramco Systems rally on heavy volumes

Ramco Systems has surged 12% to Rs 782, while Mphasis soared 10.5% to Rs 428 on the NSE in intra-day trade.


Strong triggers ahead for Torrent Pharma

Upside from generic launches in the US and Indian operations expected to boost financials

Suven Life Sciences gets patents for neurological drug

The drug firm has a total of six granted patents from Israel, 17 from Japan and 20 from South Africa

Marksans Pharma gains on acquisition of US-based company

The stock gained 9% to Rs 63.50 after the company said it has acquired Time-Cap Laboratories through its subsidiary.


Maruti Suzuki hits new high on post June sales

The company finished the first quarter (April-June) with 341,329 units, a growth of 13.8% over the same period in the previous year.

TVS to wind up assembling activities in China

Indonesian arm to launch 200cc sports motorcycle, 110 cc scooter

M&M aims for double-digit growth in Africa

Sets up Africa-focused business unit to spur growth


McNally Bharat Engineering surges on open offer

The stock surged 20% to Rs 95 in early morning trades after the Williamson Magor Group made an open offer at Rs 100 per share.

GMR group begins construction of Philippines airport

GMR Infra JV won contract to expand and modernise Mactan-Cebu airport in Philippines on BOT basis for 25 years

Larsen & Toubro rebounds 4% from intra-day lows

So far in June, the stock has outperformed the market by gaining 8% compared to a 1% decline in the CNX Nifty.


SRF hits lifetime high

Since June 12, the stock rallied 17% after the government extended the anti-dumping duty on Nylon Tyre Cord Fabric from China.

Kishore Biyani's limitless ambitions

He wants to transform his retail-led enterprise into a consumer goods giant, and reach Rs 1 lakh crore in turnover by 2021, but is that

Raymond: New clothes on an old emperor

Raymond looks to reclaim its place as the perfect brand for the perfect man. Can it keep up with the changing times?


Maggi export relief not significant, say analysts

Firm, however, says operating domestic production lines for export of the product is viable

Nestle India gains on Bombay HC nod for export of Maggi noodles

The stock hit a high of Rs 6,306, bouncing back nearly 5% from intra-day lows of Rs 6,022 touched on the NSE in early morning trades.

Zydus wins USFDA nod for neurological drug

Group now has 100 approvals and has so far filed over 260 ANDAs


BPCL acquires 19.97% stake in PetronetCCK

PCCKL will become a subsidiary of BPCL with BPCL holding 68.97%

RIL to defer gas field development if price outlook uncertain

Development of of R-Series and other satellite gas fields dependent on the future economic viability of the required investments, said Niko

RIL to shut down one refinery unit for maintenance in July

The other three crude distillation units in Jamnagar for will be operating at normal rate


Indraprastha Gas soars post Supreme Court order

The stock soared 18% to Rs 492 on the NSE in intra-day trades after the Supreme Court had dismissed the PNGRB plea.

Relaxo Footwears turns ex-bonus; stock touches new high

At 1002 hours, the stock was 4% at Rs 493, also its record high on the BSE.

Deep Industries surges on signing contract with ONGC

The stock surged 16% to Rs 89.25 on the NSE on the back of heavy volumes.


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The incredible lightness of being

Pilates, a fitness system that focuses on stretching to help the muscles find their balance, is becoming popular. The author tries it out

Wimbledon 2015: The contenders

The tournament holds enormous significance for both Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, though for different reasons

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Firms gear up for bigger role in transmission

With the role of state-owned Power Grid being diluted, private players see big opportunity in the sector

A Naga settlement: so near, yet so far

The government's strategy to negotiate with one faction of the rebels has exasperated the group led by SS Khaplang

Start-ups

Rats, cheese and multiplication tables

Jaipur-based start-up Logic Roots aims to teach children math skills through board games

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Food drives the ITC truck

The cigarette major's food business is powering its FMCG thrust, giving new character to an old conglomerate

CavinKare plots a new route

The Chennai-based company is taking its best-selling brand national, taking on stalwarts in the hair care sector