THE STRATEGIST »

Brand loyalty in the truck industry


Here's how Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland and BharatBenz have created a 'premium' image for their offerings and triggered intense brand loyalty

COMPANIES »

Street looks to Britannia for pleasing numbers


Most brokerages and analysts tracking the firm have good expectations and have a 'Buy' rating on its shares

ECONOMY »

New GDP numbers' sheen to UPA-II


Govt's revised method of calculating output and growth make recomparisons inevitable in earlier judgments

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

PMO wanted Sujatha Singh to delete Modi's reference in her letter


Singh was recently replaced as the foreign secretary by S Jaishankar

POLITICS »

Over 100 CEOs join BJP


Honchos include Perveiz Alamgir Khan from Luftansa, and Henry Moses, country head of Qatar Airlines

AROUND THE WORLD »

CRH to acquire Holcim-Lafarge assets for $7.3 bn


The deal will allow CRH, which is partnering with KKR & Co, to move into new markets and expand in existing ones

MARKETS »

MF asset mobilisation rises from smaller cities


As of December 2014, assets under management from B15 stood at 14.3%, the most since March 2012

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Martin Feldstein: The euro zone needs more than QE

Euro-zone countries should not relax their reform efforts on the assumption that ECB bond purchases will solve their problems

Editorial Comment »


New numbers

Many implications of revised GDP growth

ON THE BEAT »


Two extreme models in the financial sector

Open architecture in mutual funds versus a completely-closed structure in insurance. Still, penetration is suffering


PERSONAL FINANCE »


Road map for first-time investors

Invest 20-30% of surplus in equity MFs and the rest through SIPs; think like a company's owner and don't panic if market corrects sharply

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Columnists

The euro zone needs more
than QE

Martin Feldstein

Euro-zone countries should not relax their reform efforts on the assumption that ECB bond purchases will solve their problems

US interest rates: It's
about oil prices,
stupid!

Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

Unless there is a sharp uptick in oil prices, the US Federal Reserve is likely to push back its rate hike

Europe's young
entrepreneurs

Raphael Minder

In Europe, young people with the brains to build businesses from an early age do not often seize the opportunities

New environmentalism
Sunita Narain

We must also realise that even as environmental problems have grown, the institutions for the oversight & management of NRs have shrunk

BLOGS


Kavita Chowdhury: On the right to free expression

Defending the right to offend using the free speech argument, but circumscribed by the sensibilities of religious beliefs, is tricky

Abhishek Jha: The baffling case of Stuart Binny's selection

The 'allrounder' got a ticket on the World Cup bus yesterday. Abhishek Jha points out why this selection is biased in more than one way

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

New numbers

Many implications of revised GDP growth

High on confidence

But corporate results show no signs of demand revival

Financial X-ray

HCL Tech's Dec show best in 16 quarters, 2014 RoE at 38%

Dollar revenue up 4% q-o-q, with a number of new big deals

JSW Steel: Soft demand, realisation take toll

Performance, lower than expected, needs to be looked at in the context of a challenging environment

BOOK REVIEWS

The Gitmo connection

Guantánamo Diary is the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be that collateral damage

Primary colours of the Indian stock market

Gautam Parikh provides a comprehensive view on the evolution of the stock market

Daniel Indiviglio

Growing optimism
Daniel Indiviglio


Stolid Q4 US growth provides platform for 2015

Hole in the water
Pierre Briancon & George Hay


Russian central bank chooses banks over rouble

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Street looks to Britannia for pleasing numbers

Most brokerages and analysts tracking the firm have good expectations and have a 'Buy' rating on its shares

Onida expects 35% growth in AC business this season

The company bets on new range of smart phone controlled ACs based on based on Internet of Things technology

Biocon to invest 10% of biopharma revenues on R&D next fiscal

The Bengaluru-based company has spent Rs 47 cr on R&D in third quarter of this fiscal, an increase of 124% over the corresponding period a ...


Onida expects 35% growth in AC business this season

The company bets on new range of smart phone controlled ACs based on based on Internet of Things technology

Berger Paints' Q3 profit decline marginally to Rs 82 crore

Company had posted consolidated net profit of Rs 82.28 crore during the October-December quarter of last fiscal

Kansai Nerolac Q3 net up 34% to Rs 65.66 crore

Company's net sales during the quarter under review increased 7.63% to Rs 884.29 crore


Payment bank can be asset origination opportunity: Kotak

It is a 'low value-high volume' business and Kotak is looking at it as a new product market opportunity, says bank's Joint MD

Public sector banks should be allowed to recruit from IITs, IIMs: SBI

Supreme Court does not allow state-run banks to go for campus recruitment to these premier institutions

IOB to raise Rs 1,000 crore through bond issue

Will use it to augment Tier-I capital, capital adequacy ratio


Vodafone Plc board to meet tomorrow in Delhi

Vodafone mum about venue of meeting, which will have Group CEO Vittorio Colao and all other board members

Bharti teams up with Kotak for payment bank

Vodafone-YES Bank, Future-IDFC in talks; Idea Cellular may go solo

TTML to raise Rs 2,500 cr by issuing non-convertible debentures

Meanwhile, the company reported a standalone net loss of Rs 169 cr for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014


Biocon to invest 10% of biopharma revenues on R&D next fiscal

The Bengaluru-based company has spent Rs 47 cr on R&D in third quarter of this fiscal, an increase of 124% over the corresponding period a ...

Patent application refused to Wockhardt for skin care drug

It was refused because the drug was found incapable of industrial application

Sun gets US trade regulator nod for Ranbaxy merger

Torrent to buy Ranbaxy's anti-bacterial generic; Gujarat company also in the fray for India assets


Cars running on air still on Tata Motors' radar

The debut of the air car (Airpod) is expected in the second half of 2015 in Hawaii

Exide Q3 net up 25% at Rs 97.23 crore

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 77.52 crore in the same period last fiscal

Tractors, SUVs and ... grapes

The country's largest exporter of grapes is Mahindra & Mahindra. The author finds out how it happened


HCC's QIP and Lavasa Corporation IPO likely in FY16

It has also shelved plans to raise another Rs 750 crore through an issue of equity shares to qualified institutional investors to next fiscal

NTPC net rises 7%, sales down marginally

The NTPC has reported negative profit growth in three quarters

SAT adjourns DLF appeal to Feb 6

Sebi had barred the company and key officials from acessing the stock market for three years, in a matter relating to disclosures made at the ...


Thermax Q3 net up 13% at Rs 76.2 cr

Pune-based industrial energy solutions provider Thermax today reported increase of 13 per cent in its net profit at Rs 76.2 crore as compared ...

Siemens registers Rs 634 cr net profit

Profit from sale of metal technologies business was Rs 704 cr

Today's picks- 29 January 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Coal India, Ambuja Cement & BHEL


Coal India production jumps 6%, focus on evacuation

The coal PSU planning to bring a big push to production of 1 bn tonne coal by 2020

Coal unions warn of 'non-cooperation' drive on CIL divestment

Coal workers, however, called off their nationwide strike after government assurances that their interest would be safeguarded

Top six cos lose Rs 57,869 cr in m-cap; CIL biggest loser

The valuation of CIL dropped by Rs 20,875 cr to Rs 2,27,926 cr


Street looks to Britannia for pleasing numbers

Most brokerages and analysts tracking the firm have good expectations and have a 'Buy' rating on its shares

Tata Tea goes international

Now part of Tata Global Beverages, second Indian product to go global

Tata Global net declines 29.5%

The company had a consolidated net profit of Rs 119.5 cr the previous year


Sun TV stock unfazed by Marans' woes

Stock rises 1.25%; analysts remain bullish on the scrip

Shemaroo Entertainment extends rally on FIIs buying

FIIs acquired 886,270 shares representing 3.26% stake in Shemaroo Entertainment in past two trading sessions.

Dish TV hits 52-week high on trimming losses in Q3

The stock up 4% at Rs 77.50 on BSE after reported net loss of Rs 2.87 in December quarter against loss of Rs 38 crore in year ago quarter.


Mega share sales: Will the markets correct?

Most big offers hitting the market saw the broader indices correct 2-4%

10 of 12 OFS stocks have underperformed the markets

Out of the 12 companies that raised funds via this route, six stocks are trading up to 46% higher, while four stocks have recorded negative ...

ONGC arrests decline in crude oil production: Chairman

Company over the past decade has seen its output dip by at least 2-3% annually


Tata International to set up experience branded outlets for its footwear brands

Company plans to launch four new brands in the footwear segment

Adani announces share swap for port, power firms

The group's transmission company will be listed on stock exchanges

Positive move for Adani Enterprises' shareholders

Unsurprisingly, Adani Power closed marginally up (0.68%) at Rs 51.90 on bourses, while Adani Ports and SEZ closed 0.9 per cent down at Rs 340.50


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The contrasting colours of Jaipur

The city is becoming more democratic as the past embraces the future

Khadi on the ramp

With capes, garara pants and dungarees, three designers are taking khadi to luxurious heights

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Has another attempt at cable TV digitisation failed?

The digitisation of the world's second largest TV market will take Bollywood-like quantities of angst before it is done

Reforming FCI or cutting back food security?

Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring FCI has suggested the reach of the National Food Security Act be curtailed to 40% of the population

Real Estate

How the ready reckoner affects property prices

Besides making property more expensive, the rates also affect existing owners with higher taxes

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Can racing knack help Mahindra at home?

The Mumbai-based SUV leader is a major supplier of bikes to Moto3 international teams

Voltas’ Crystal ACs keep Congressmen cool (Morarji Desai on the extreme left, with the ACs in the background)

Diversified Voltas' core saved it

From being a juggernaut in the Licence Raj, turning to ACs helped it survive

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year