Michael Clarke & Brendon McCullum

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Trans-Tasman battle for the world


The World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand will be a battle of equals. The match promises to be a fitting end to a great tournament

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Govt recommends prorogation of RS


Move to pave way for re-promulgation of land ordinance

COMPANIES »

Top mobile operators prepare for data war


India's top three mobile operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular - have strengthened their positions in the battle for data ...

FINANCE »

Banks willing to offer lower rates to telcos but want spectrum clarity


Lenders would take up issue of spectrum as collateral with DoT

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune


Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million

MARKETS »

Markets fall third straight week on fears of capital outflows


Emerging geo-political tensions in the Middle-East and prospects of hike in US interest rates dampened sentiment

CURRENT AFFAIRES »

President Pranab Mukherjee confers Bharat Ratna on ailing Vajpayee


Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's residence at Krishna Memon marg in Lutyens' Delhi and presented to the ailing BJP leader the prestigious award

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Power shift

China has demonstrated that it has the power to not be isolated, and it is likely to become more powerful over time

Suman Bery: India and ageing

The Union Budget provides valuable insight into the government's view of social protection

BREAKFAST WITH BS »


Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd: The unlikely politician

Rudd tells Rahul Jacob why Chinese President Xi Jinping will prove a 'decisive economic reformer'


ON THE BEAT »


Has longevity at L&T and ITC gone too far?

A M Naik and Y C Deveshwar's longevity at the top of their firms stems from the govt's control over both L&T and ITC


POLITICS »


Charges, counter-charges fly as fissure in AAP widens

Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav accuse the Kejriwal camp of peddling lies about them


Start-ups

Phaneesh Murthy to launch health exchange

Plans to offer online marketplace for drug sellers, platform for digitising patients' records

BS Poll

Will you have second thoughts about taking a flight after the spate of air disasters in the recent past?

Yes  
No  
Can't Say  

People Rss icon

Live Markets

Powered by: SmartInvestor

Derivatives

Opinion Rss icon

Columnists

Power shift
T N Ninan

China has demonstrated that it has the power to not be isolated, and it is likely to become more powerful over time

India and ageing
Suman Bery

The Union Budget provides valuable insight into the government's view of social protection

What China learned from
Lee Kuan Yew... and
India didn't

Rahul Jacob

Lee deserved to lead a bigger country than Singapore, the city of 5 million he ruled for three decades

Singh's silence on land
acquisition

Aditi Phadnis

The fact that everyone but Agri minister is speaking on issue only gives credence to specious fears of farmers that this govt is out to get them

BLOGS


India's startup ecosystem needs a Sebi of its own, and now!

The lack of a single regulator means that rumours and speculation abound, even in the media reporting on startups

Why the BBC documentary on Delhi bus rape misses its mark
Anisha Dutta

The face Leslee Udwin chose to portray a certain mindset has offset her larger argument

Weekend Columnists

Attuned to the times
Jai Arjun Singh

Gulzar composed a gentle, meditative song for a classic like Bandini more than 50 years ago, also won an Oscar

Leading by example
Anjuli Bhargava

It is not uncommon to find the entire family watching some show - age appropriate or not - on television

Financial X-ray

Power Sector: Light at the end of the tunnel

Returns ratios of JSW Energy and NTPC to improve in FY16, as power demand picks up

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

Latest acquisition will enhance its distribution reach in a market that contributes 16% to revenues

BOOK REVIEWS

On a Gandhi guilt trip

Makarand Paranjape’s book makes an attempt to understand not only his life but also the idea of India by inquiring into meaning of his death

Neil Unmack

Curve ball
Neil Unmack


Flat euro yield curve is unused windfall

Richard Beales

Cyber charter
Richard Beales


Hacked JPMorgan can leapfrog peers on cyber danger

CompaniesRss icon

Domestic gas price to fall to $5.01/mBtu

The new price is the average of prices between January 1 and December 31, 2014

Domestic air traffic up 21% in February

Domestic airlines flew over six million passengers last month as against 4.9 million passengers in same month last year

Infosys will follow two-prong acquisition strategy, says Pravin Rao

COO says the company will look for acquiring companies of smaller sizes for innovative tech and larger ones would be for geographic expansion, ...


Eveready wins court battle over LED ad campaign against Havells

LED bulbs to be face of the Eveready brand, says Amritanshu Khaitan

HUL's volumes to grow 6-7% in Q4

Company's promotional activity, price cuts fail to boost demand

Symphony hits record high

In past one-week, the stock rallied 10% after the Gujarat High Court restrains Cello from launching Symphony look-alike air coolers in the ...


Govt extends Indian Bank CEO's term

T M Bhasin has been given a sixteen-month extension in the capacity of a CEO and not CMD though

SBI to make room for foreign partner

To cut stake in general insurance venture to 51% from 76%

UBI won't lend aggressively despite removal of lending restriction: CEO

The bank will continue to focus on lending to retail and SME sectors


Reliance Communications hits 52-week low

The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 56.75 on the National Stock Exchange in intra-day trade.

Idea Cellular falls 8% from day's high on profit booking

Idea Cellular said that the total spectrum bid made by the company is valued at approximately Rs 30,100 crore.

Telecom auctions: Idea, Bharti retain spectrum

Threat from Reliance Jio didn't materialise; Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel retain spectrum


Infosys will follow two-prong acquisition strategy, says Pravin Rao

COO says the company will look for acquiring companies of smaller sizes for innovative tech and larger ones would be for geographic expansion, ...

Wipro rejigs BFSI business unit

The move is aimed at better serving the needs of global clients

IT shares trade firm as Accenture raises revenue growth forecast

TCS, Infosys, Hexaware, Wipro and Tech Mahindra were trading higher between 1%-3% on the NSE.


MedPlus to raise up to $75 million to fund expansion

Firm runs 1,240 pharma retail stores in 150 centres across 12 states; plans 10,000 stores in next 3-4 years

BSE to discontinue trading in Ranbaxy from April 6

After Ranbaxy's merger with Sun Pharma, the scrip will be discountinued from trading on the bourses

RPG Life Sciences hits record high on promoter buying

In past two weeks the stock rallied 49% after Harsh Vardhan Goneka,bought 1.7% stake in the company via open market.


HMSI to invest Rs 585 cr to hike capacity at 3rd plant in Karnataka

New production line at existing plant site will add 600,000 units a year to take total capacity to 2.4 mn units by 2016 end

Tata's JLR announces pound 600-mn UK investment

The funds will be pumped into its research and development (R&D) and manufacturing divisions across three JLR sites in the West Midlands ...

Tata Motors: Equity dilution to have marginal impact on earnings

Inexpensive valuations, possible revival in domestic market, debt restructuring likely drivers for stock


Domestic air traffic up 21% in February

Domestic airlines flew over six million passengers last month as against 4.9 million passengers in same month last year

Meru in talks with online travel firms for booking tie up

Meru, which is competing with Ola and Uber in the taxi space, eyes 5,000 to 7,000 trips a day from this arrangement

IndiGo heads towards $400 mn IPO as air travel booms

Will file its draft prospectus by the end of May, say sources


Trinetra Cement shareholders approve merger with India Cements

India Cements will get the benefit of profitability of Trinetra and improve its own performance

Aditya Birla Group's Grasim launches new fibre brand 'Liva'

In the first season of national launch, Liva will reach over 50 cities and 1,000 outlets

FIPB clears 10 FDI proposals worth Rs 2,858 crore

Holcim-Ambuja share swap deal referred to CCEA; Sharekhan's proposal for transfer of CCDs and CCPs deferred


UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

Latest acquisition will enhance its distribution reach in a market that contributes 16% to revenues

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

The Sinagro buy is strategic to UPL in an 11.5-bn market that makes up 16% to its revenues and is growing 25% a year

Centre may double urea capacity at RCF's plant in Trombay

Proposes coal-based urea plants in coal bearing states


Domestic gas price to fall to $5.01/mBtu

The new price is the average of prices between January 1 and December 31, 2014

Vedanta to file notice of claim against govt in Cairn India tax dispute

Tells its counsel to file notice of claim against Govt of India for Rs 20,494-cr tax demand, alleging breach of pact with UK on investor ...

Vedanta to file notice of claim against govt in Cairn India tax dispute

Cairn India received the Rs 20,497-cr tax demand in relation to its 2007 listing in India


The promoter has little skin in the game: Macquarie Securities

Bankers say account is viable, infra in place to carry out large orders

Gail, GSPL gain as Cabinet approves gas import

GSPLrallied 8% to Rs 128, while Gail (India) up 2% at Rs 387 on the National Stock Exchange.

Petronet top post: GAIL directors, Oil India Chairman in race

Candidates have been called for an interview before a three-member Search Committee on March 30


Beyond Business Rss icon

From about 10,000 Afghans in Kolkata in 2001, there aren’t more than 2,000 in the city today. Here they celebrate Eid at the Maidan

New face of the Indian Afghan

Driven out of business by microfinance companies, the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata, traditional moneylenders, have seen their numbers shrink

Shanthi Theatre: The screen goes blank in Chennai

The curtains are soon going to fall on Shanthi Theatre, an iconic structure in Chennai from where megastars captured the hearts of the public

Commodities

Commodity
Price(Rs)
Change
(%)

26594.00
-207
-0.77

3146.00
-107
-3.29

38400.00
-213
-0.55

385.40
-7.05
-1.8

166.20
-4.4
-2.58

FEATURES

In Depth Rss icon

How new debt norms will ease banks' pain

Banks can now convert any amount of debt into equity, but many believe the relief will be short-lived

Policy niggles put India's solar dream under a shadow

While govt wants to generate 100,000 Mw of solar power by 2022, it is yet to seriously implement steps to meet production & transmission targets

Real Estate

Mumbai realty developers' debt rises

Land purchases and big projects, amid dull sales growth, among the reasons

Brand World Rss icon

Eric Vas

Pulsar back in spotlight with a Rs 1 lakh bike

If Pulsar is to lead charge for Bajaj, consumer has to keep upgrading from humble 100cc commuter bikes to premium sports bikes

From left: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Additional Secretary J S Mathur  and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan release the Ficci-KPMG report at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2015

By 2018, TV ad revenue will exceed print's

Poll spends helped traditional media, while Bollywood got a wake up call in 2014

Business Education Rss icon

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