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ICICI Bank, HDFC, TCS and RIL drop on profit taking

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Keeping it simple


Japanese auto makers are experimenting with shop floor flexibility to keep costs on a tight leash

COMPANIES »

HUL Q1 net up 3.6% at Rs 1,057 cr


Total income rises 10% to Rs 7,716 cr

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Australia, Netherlands plan fresh attempt to reach MH17 site


Heavy bombardments rocked towns close to the area where the plane was shot down

India @WTO »

WTO standoff: India may lose 'Peace Clause' if Bali pack fails


But New Delhi firm on trade pact stance

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Use higher 80C limit to take more equity exposure


Those above 45 years of age can divide the amount between PPF and ELSS or try prepaying the housing loan, if not done so far

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Curfew relaxed for four hours in strife-hit Saharanpur


Markets were directed to remain open during this time period

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Columnists

Explaining expectations
Subir Gokarn

Figuring out why inflationary expectations have been so stubborn is critical for policy

Making haste slowly
A K Bhattacharya

In India, any major policy change can take at least seven to 10 years

Policy triggers and wild
cards

Devangshu Datta

RBI's August policy review and the course of the West Asian crisis will determine market movements in the short run

How smart is a smart
city?

Sunita Narain

The government's proposal to build 100 "smart" cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country such as India

BLOGS


Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians
Rajat Ghai

The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The numbers add up

A relook at P Chidambaram's legacy as finance minister

Face up to China

Government must suggest a treaty on Brahmaputra waters

Financial X-ray

PNB's Q1 profit growth beats estimates

No surprise on asset quality; accumulation of stressed assets at Rs 4,107 crore

Colgate: Low volumes, high valuations cap upsides

June quarter volume growth was lower than expectations though, it maintained market share

BOOK REVIEWS

Much ado about everything

Mark Miodownik takes us into the shrouded architecture and history of each of these materials, drawing on “psychophysics”

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Antony Currie

Paperclip tiger
Antony Currie


Memo to Wall Street: More Ace Greenberg please

Robert Cyran

Godot.com
Robert Cyran


Shareholders punish Amazon with whole new multiple

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Persistent's Q1 net up 20.7% at Rs 69 cr

Revenue for the quarter at Rs 435 cr too logged in a growth of 21.7%

The math behind the acquisition of JP's hydro power assets

While JP Power gets much needed cash to cut debt and finance ongoing projects, Reliance Power will dominate the private hydroelectric segment

HUL Q1 net up 3.6% at Rs 1,057 cr

Total income rises 10% to Rs 7,716 cr


HUL Q1 net up 3.6% at Rs 1,057 cr

Total income rises 10% to Rs 7,716 cr

HUL gains 4% as Q1 profit beats estimates

During the quarter, the domestic consumer business grew at 13%, ahead of market, with 6% underlying volume growth.

GCPL Q1 net up 8% at Rs 143.45 cr

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 132.71 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal


Buybacks ignored as markets rally

Four companies, who have announced buybacks, mop up less than one-third of the proposed number of shares

BoB Q1 net up 16.5% at Rs 1,362 crore

Gross NPAs rise to 3.11% compared to 2.94% q-o-q

Axis Bank turns ex-stock split; stock gains 2%

The bank fixed July 30, as record date for the purpose of sub division of the equity shares to Rs 2 from Rs 10.


Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers milestone

I am confident that Airtel will continue to be at the forefront of this future growth story, says Gopal Vittal

Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers globally

Bharti Airtel, reached the 100 million customers mark in 2009 and crossed the 200 million mark in 2012

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively


Persistent's Q1 net up 20.7% at Rs 69 cr

Revenue for the quarter at Rs 435 cr too logged in a growth of 21.7%

MindTree hits new high; surges 20% post Q1 results

For FY15 company continues to maintain its guidance of doing better than its FY14 performance (15.1% YoY) and NASSCOM guidance of 13-15%

Hexaware appoints R Srikrishna as CEO

Srikrishna will take over the role from Vice Chairman and CEO P R Chandrasekar


Pharma stocks could rise another 15-20 per cent

Expectations of strong results, consistent performance and investors preference for stocks in the defensive space help the sector outshine ...

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively

Pharma firms go to HC against use of special power for price cuts

According to a source, the matter is expected to come for hearing at the court on July 30


Volvo mishaps: Govt might ask bus makers to put fuel tanks in centre

The recommendations for change in bus designs has been given by a panel probing the volvo accidents

Keeping it simple

Japanese auto makers are experimenting with shop floor flexibility to keep costs on a tight leash

Ashok Leyland to launch 'Jan Bus' in Kolkata this week

Also looking at launching variants of its small commercial vehicle Dost, PARTNER 4 Tyre, Neptune engine


The math behind the acquisition of JP's hydro power assets

While JP Power gets much needed cash to cut debt and finance ongoing projects, Reliance Power will dominate the private hydroelectric segment

Reliance Power gains on acquisition of hydro power business

Reliance Power surged 3% after R-Power acquired Jaiprakash Power's entire hydropower portfolio

Reliance Power to buy all of Jaypee's hydropower assets

Deal comes within days of Abu Dhabi's TAQA pulling out of agreement


SpiceJet discount offer unlikely to get ministry go-ahead

Typically, airfares have various components, including base fare, fuel surcharge, various airport charges and taxes

Educomp launches SmartSchool in Gujarat

Company expects over 40% rate of adoption among schools for technology-enabled education content and solutions in the state

GoAir Q1 traffic up 21% to 1.7 mn on non-metro push

In June alone, the airline ferried 6 lakh passengers compared to 4.5 lakh in the corresponding month of last year


Havells Q1 profit up 13.32% at Rs 107.27 crore

Company had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 94.66 crore during the for the same period of the previous fiscal

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively

GVK set to launch operations of two new power projects this year

Another group firm with 52 mn tonnes of mineable reserves will supply coal to one of the power projects by November-end


Sintex acquires French component maker Simonin group

The deal is viewed as a strategic move towards consolidating Sintex Group's positioning in the European continent

JK Lakshmi Cement gains 8% on three-fold jump in Q1 profit

Q1 profit at Rs 40 crore against Rs 16 crore in year ago quarter, on higher sales and better margins.

Astral signs Salman Khan as brand ambassador

The Gujarat-based plumbing and drainage systems maker has roped in Khan for two years


Coal India declines over 5% in two-days

The stock dipped nearly 4% to Rs 364, extending its Friday's 2% decline on the National Stock Exchange.

Tailwinds give Agarwal a reason to cheer

Govts removing hurdles from Vedanta projects but high debt worries investors

Coal India yet to sign fuel supply pacts with 12 power units

Issues related to change of ownership, extension of coal supplies, beyond the period admissible under Tapering Linkage Policy, etc, are involved


Renuka Sugars to soon approach Sebi on Rs 725-cr rights issue

In February, the company's board had given in-principle approval for issuing shares to existing shareholders through the rights issue to raise ...

Govt's 10 fertiliser plants closed, 7 under losses: Nihal Chand

Govt has planned financial restructuring of three sick units namely MFL, BVFCL and FACT

Bayer Cropscience hits record high on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 13% to Rs 2,064 on NSE after reporting 24% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 109 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.


RBI fines 12 banks in DCHL loan default case

The banks collectively had a total exposure of around Rs 4,000 crore

HT Media Q1 net at Rs 32.67 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 47.49 crore and net sales of Rs 532.23 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each


Cairn seeks ONGC nod to extend Rajasthan block permit

ONGC told OilMin that the Production Sharing Contract can be extended if all parties to the contract agree on mutually agreeable terms

Bad news rains on Reliance

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; firm says always had transparency with govt agencies

Cairn India hits 11-month low

The stock tanked over 10% in two days after the company said that it will lend about $1.25 billion to its parent for two years.


Bombay HC attaches head office of New India Assurance in insurance claim case

Executes its Feb 17 order to settle Rs 7 crore claim of JIK Inds, which the public sector non-life insurer is yet to pay

Gujarat Pipavav hits new high as Q1 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 5% to Rs 151, extending its Friday's 9% rally, on reporting 128% yoy jump in profit at Rs 80 crore for the quarter ended June ...

Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group


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Being Jessica Alba

Hollywood celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza plans to spread her fitness mantra through a new range of gyms across the country

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class

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