MARKETS »

Markets welcome Fed decision; Nifty ends above 8,100


The 30-share Sensex closed at 27,112 up by 481 points whereas the Nifty ended higher by 139 points at 8,115

Xi Jinping's India trip »

China's border guards target population along LAC


Indian authorities have largely left their border people to their fate, reluctant to get involved

COMPANIES »

Jet Airways to stop Konnect service from December 1


Airline's chairman Naresh Goyal announced scrapping of the no frills service citing brand confusion amongst customers

Around the world »

Fortune ranks Indra Nooyi 3rd most powerful women in business


Nooyi, 58, dropped from the second position she held last year to third

ECONOMY »

Gold imports to rise, premiums likely to double on festive buying


Gold sales are expected to rise by 15% to 20% this festive season from year-ago levels

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Now, buy Aagadu movie tickets in black on Quickr


At least five posts were found on the classified portal selling tickets in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam

FINANCE »

Rupee gains for 3rd day, rises 8 paise vs dollar to end at 60.84


A fall in dollar value abroad against major rivals helped the currency recover from early losses

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Rahul Jacob: Mr Xi's Big Lie

Does anyone really believe that the Chinese are going to invest $100 billion in India?

Editorial Comment »


Risks of inaction are too high to ignore

India is being lax about the climate-change threat

WEEKEND SPECIAL »


Murakami in chiaroscuro

The Japanese writer's 13th novel is not intended to be read so much as to be performed in the theatre of the reader's mind


ON THE BEAT »


Why we need more CEOs like Mary Barra

GM top boss is one of the most loved CEOs despite the controversies that surfaced soon after she assumed office in January


TAKE TWO »


Ramesh Chauhan seeks to recreate his cola magic

The grand old man of cola has found a new sweet spot in beverages - an energy drink called Urzza

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Let the rupee drift
downward

Jaimini Bhagwati

The external sector remains vulnerable, and India cannot afford an overvalued rupee

Lessons from the Ebola
crisis

Devangshu Datta

The recent outbreak has prompted a rethink on drug-use ethics

An old index, but new
insights

Rishi Shah & Abheek Barua

In obsessing over interest rates in the public discourse, we often miss the other variables that monetary policy impacts, as our monetary ...

God reads my columns
Jamal Mecklai

Clearly, God reads my columns. After four weeks of on-my-knees pleas, the volatility in currency markets has finally come to life, courtesy the ...

BLOGS


The plight of the ordinary Kashmiri
Kavita Chowdhury

Besides the floods, Kashmiris also had to fight the indifference of authorities

Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Back to tax confusion?

Once again, tax demands on foreign investors cause worry

A new order

A ray of hope for Indian generic drug makers

Financial X-ray

Crude oil likely to sustain below $100/bbl

Oil subsidies to fall 44% in FY15

Apollo Hospitals eyeing higher margins

While HMS acquisition will add to company's pharmacy business, hospital segment will drive profits

BOOK REVIEWS

Kyunkii writer bhi kabhi fan tha

Many years ago in 2000, Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) became a big hit on STAR Plus. It revived the fortunes of the Rupert Murdoch-controlled STAR ...

Muslim angst in the modern world

Taj Hashmi has made a valiant attempt to explain Muslims’ estrangement from West and rise of radical Islam to a bewildered and angry audience

No Yukos
Pierre Briançon


Oligarch arrest shows Russia back to siege economy

Katrina Hamlin

Add me to your network
Katrina Hamlin


LinkedIn can woo the censors to connect with China

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Today's picks- 18 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, L&T, Tata Motors & Hindustan Unilever

Force Motors prepares for life after Bajaj exit

The company is strengthening its distribution network, forging alliances with global manufacturers and betting on exports to boost sales

Amara Raja wants to pay promoter entity upfront for 99-yr lease

Proxy firm says deal one-sided; recommends that shareholders vote against it


IFC lends $50mn to PNB Housing Finance

Helps mobilise additional $50mn from other investors

IIFL Holdings appoints woman director

Company also declared an interim dividend of three rupees

SBI tops mobile banking chart with 50% market share

The bank has over 1.15 crore registered mobile banking customers


Airtel may have to pay Rs 436 cr for merging Qualcomm 4G arm

The company is moving from its present permit to new licence for which it has to pay differential spectrum cost and migration fee

SBI Caps may submit report on Bharti Hexacom by end of year

TCIL plans to sell its stake in Bharti Hexacom and SBI Capital Markets has been appointed as consultants to recommend valuation of the company

DoT moves SC against TDSAT verdict on 3G roaming

The tribunal had overturned a govt ban on offering 3G mobile services beyond their licensed zones through roaming pacts


TCS leads over Indian peers in execution, innovation

HfS survey says that while companies like Infy, Wipro strong in execution, lag in innovation

Tech Mahindra, Bosch tie-up for smart cities, home solutions

By 2022, about 14 billion devices are expected to be connected directly or indirectly with the Internet: Tech Mahindra

Infosys exapands partnerships to widen new technology offerings

Strengthens partnership with Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems; enters into global pact with China's Huawei


A new order

A ray of hope for Indian generic drug makers

Apollo Hospitals eyeing higher margins

While HMS acquisition will add to company's pharmacy business, hospital segment will drive profits

Cipla, Salix Pharma sign patent out-licensing deal

Salix will make an up-front payment and, upon achievement, additional regulatory milestone payments and royalties to Cipla


Today's picks- 18 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, L&T, Tata Motors & Hindustan Unilever

Force Motors prepares for life after Bajaj exit

The company is strengthening its distribution network, forging alliances with global manufacturers and betting on exports to boost sales

Amara Raja wants to pay promoter entity upfront for 99-yr lease

Proxy firm says deal one-sided; recommends that shareholders vote against it


Realty shares rally; CNX Realty index surges over 4%

Unitech, HDIL, Indiabulls Real Estate, Oberoi Realty, DLF, DB Realty and Anant Raj Ind are up 4-11% on NSE.

NBCC hits new high; stock surges 25% in two days

On September 15, the state-owned construction firm signed MoU with the National WAQF Development Corporation (NAWADCO) for developing the WAQF ...

Ramky Infra zooms on buzz of sale of 3 highway projects

Ajay Piramal group has emerged as the front runner to purchase three highway projects of Ramky Infra


Jet Airways to stop Konnect service from December 1

Airline's chairman Naresh Goyal announced scrapping of the no frills service citing brand confusion amongst customers

Jet expands overseas operations, adds new Gulf routes

The airline reported a record loss of Rs 4,129 cr in 2013-14 and the expansion is part of its revival strategy

Will 2014 be the worst year for IPO filings?

Pipeline leanest since 2004; bankers said to be cautious due to fear of rejection by Sebi


Sutlej Textiles shuts fabric division to focus on home textiles

Company to expand manufacturing capacity of home textiles from existing 2.5 mn metres to 9.6 mn metres

Future Retail gains as MSA (Singapore) acquires stake

MSA (Singapore) acquired over 26 lakh shares of Future Retail at Rs 120.18/share

Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs


Stable profit outlook for JSW Steel

Company insulated against mining woes faced by most domestic peers, stands to benefit from falling costs

NMDC to commence mining in Australia in 1-2 yrs

The country has more than a billion tonne of major assets, good quality iron ore, says Chairman and MD

Coal to power companies might get costlier

CIL might be allowed to trade off its e-auction cut with a higher price in fuel supply deliveries


Hatsun Agro rises on preferential share issue plans

The company's board will meet on Sep 23 to consider issue of share on preferential basis

Many rerating cues for UPL

Product launches, presence in high-growth markets and lower debt should help it improve revenue, earnings growth

Skincare makes a splash with satchets

While Zydus launched facewash in a satchet for the first time, Fair & Lovely relaunched its pack to revive sales


Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.

Zee Entertainment up on brokerage upgrade

Kotak has upgraded the stock to 'add' with target of Rs 315 and the stock will be included in Nifty from Sep 19

Hathway Cable gains on preferential share issue to FII

The board approved issuance of 47 lakh equity shares at Rs 340/share


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Bling it on

Four style gurus have decided to expand their repertoire and conquer another bastion of design - jewellery

Battles of the mind

Bobby Fischer's face-off with Boris Spassky wasn't just about chess. Pawn Sacrifice tries to capture the turmoil in the American grandmaster's ...

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Force Motors prepares for life after Bajaj exit

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Ramesh Chauhan seeks to recreate his cola magic

The grand old man of cola has found a new sweet spot in beverages - an energy drink called Urzza

Real Estate

How about investing in smaller cities?

There are good reasons, such as lower costs and better quality of life, for companies and individuals moving to places beyond the metros

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For a perch in brands' minds

Twitter, the US-based networking platform, ramps up its pitch to Indian advertisers but will they buy?

40 Years Ago...and now: Brand new, always

The endorsement career of India's megastar Amitabh Bachchan displays his relevance in diametrically opposite roles and product categories

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Germany emerges among top education destinations for Indians

Better immigration rules and low cost of education big draw