India, US envision a new business climate

Obama points at India's lax intellectual-property regime and uncertain tax policies as Modi woos US investors at meeting with CEOs

WHAT'S NEXT FOR MARKETS? »

Rally to continue amid volatility


Improving macro, higher FII flows and more reforms to provide support, but currency movements the biggest risk

Obama's India Visit »

Nuclear 'breakthrough' has CEOs wary of fine print


India needs more electricity, and plans $182-bn expansion of its nuclear industry to provide it to the roughly 400 mn people who live in the

INDIA CELEBRATES R-DAY »

Obama cheers march of the Republic


Display of Indian culture and military advancement at Republic Day parade watched by US President and First Lady

COMPANIES »

ONGC investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects


Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

AROUND THE WORLD »

2,300 flights cancelled as storm heads for US east coast


Travel will be extremely dangerous, the service said, as strong, snow-filled winds reduce visibility to near zero

ECONOMY »

Aadhaar may be brought under IT & Communications ministry


The ministry, under Ravi Shankar Prasad, will soon prepare a Cabinet note for bringing Aadhaar under its administrative jurisdiction

FINANCE »

Asset quality concerns continue for private banks


Higher loan restructuring in Q4 likely to increase stress

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Ajit Balakrishnan: Will algorithms make the manager redundant?

The general-purpose liberal education mgmt schools provide has to give way to a strong injection of computer science & data science skills

Editorial Comment »


On an ECB high

Europe's stimulus may overheat Indian equities

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Will algorithms make the
manager redundant?

Ajit Balakrishnan

The general-purpose liberal education mgmt schools provide has to give way to a strong injection of computer science & data science skills

The years of talking
dangerously

Satyajit Das

Increasing reliance on forward guidance is drawing unwanted focus on the limitation of central banking instruments and policy

Game changer for pest
control

Surinder Sud

Scientists have used state-of-the-art technology to evolve gel-based carriers known as nanogels that carry pheromones to repel pests

The new normal in
China's cities

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Xi Jinping says the aim is to ensure economic growth of around 7%, driven by opportunities in manufacturing, IT & agricultural production

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

On an ECB high

Europe's stimulus may overheat Indian equities

What Syriza's victory in Greece means for Europe

Difficult to see how the party's demands and a Germany-led northern Europe's expectations can be reconciled

Financial X-ray

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

Decoding Marissa Mayer

Nicholas Carlson presents her as a complex personality who defies most stereotypes

Salaam, Bombay locals!

The book tells the reader as much about Bombay the city as it grew as it does about its lifeline, the railway system

Neil Unmack

Spread bet
Neil Unmack


ECB quest to even out euro credit costs is working

Una Galani

Test Teflon
Una Galani


Telco IPO a soft test for Thailand's Teflon market

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ONGC investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects

Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

ONGC agrees to Cairn being given Rajasthan block extension

Cairn's contractual term for exploring and producing oil and gas from Rajasthan Block RJ-ON-90/2 expires in 2020

Cairn India copes with adversity

And, rather well in the circumstances, a reason why the scrip rose after the results; however, peers in the sector might not be able to manage ...


Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

UP to sign MoUs of Rs 5,000 cr for electronics manufacturing

Deals to be inked with Spice Group, Lava International among others; will create jobs for 50,000

Coca Cola to invest Rs 180 cr after it gets land in Bengal

Company to set up new high speed PET line which is expected to start production this year itself


Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

Weakening asset quality, rural slowdown key challenges for M&M Financial

Rich valuations along with slowing growth have resulted in downgrades by leading brokerages

Tata AIA tries to revamp brand

After new bancassurance partnership with Citi, Tata AIA is also redesigning products and hiring many more agents


In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

Of the two big players, while Bharti Airtel can leverage its existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers ...

RCom gets Rs 650 cr from promoter group TIFPL

The proceeds from TIFPL are expected to be utilised by RCom to lower its debt

High debt pulls down Anil Ambani group shares by a third

Analysts expect group companies to report flat sales in December 2014 quarter


Sun Pharma open to fresh acquisitions: Dilip S Shanghvi

The company, however, will be confined to such opportunities which do not put too much pressure on management

Biocon Q3 net falls 13% to Rs 91 crore

Firm to offload 10-15% in research services arm Syngene

FDA import alert on Ipca plant, stock dips 8%

Last July, FDA had noted data integrity issues at Ratlam unit and Ipca had voluntarily halted shipments to the US from the plant


Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month

GoAir is poised to post higher profits this year: Giorgio de Roni

Interview with Chief Executive Officer, GoAir

Cargo industry demands reduction in airline fuel surcharge

While international airlines and freighter operators have linked the fuel surcharge to crude prices domestic airlines do not follow the practice


Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

BEL net up 41.6% to Rs 272 crore in Q3

Total income from operations has gone up 33.9% annually to Rs 1,608 crore

GSK Pharma, select MNC stocks gain as Sebi eases delisting norm

In intra-day trade, GSK Pharma gained as much as 12% and ended 6.4% higher at Rs 3,347.45


CBI files fresh case against Hindalco

After registering the case, the probe agency carried out search operations at four places on Friday

NMDC signs Rs 670-crore contracts with L&T and MEIL

L&T to construct a reservoir as well as a water treatment plant for the company in Chattisgarh

Weak euro to impact Indian cos with European arms

Companies with euro debt exposure to pay less to repay loans


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.


ONGC investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects

Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

ONGC agrees to Cairn being given Rajasthan block extension

Cairn's contractual term for exploring and producing oil and gas from Rajasthan Block RJ-ON-90/2 expires in 2020

Cairn India copes with adversity

And, rather well in the circumstances, a reason why the scrip rose after the results; however, peers in the sector might not be able to manage ...


Adani group shares rally; Adani Enterprises soars 8%

Adani Power soared 7% to Rs 50.65, while Adani Port and SEZ gained 5% to Rs 346 on BSE.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research zooms 60% in one week

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 316, extending its past four day's over 40% rally on BSE on back of heavy volumes.

Zomato to launch cashless payment service in Dubai

Gurgaon-based Zomato, one of the fastest growing start-ups in India, will unveil its cashless payment service in Dubai next month


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Majnu ka Tilla: Flashes of a Forbidden Kingdom

The narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla in north Delh hide many Tibetan marvels, from authentic food to vignettes of their lives

An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

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