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Markets end at record closing highs


Sensex gained over 100 points and ended at 26147.33 while the Nifty ended 27 points higher at 7,795.75.

COMPANIES »

Honda launches MPV Mobilio starting at Rs 6.49 lakh


In India, the vehicle would roll out from the company's Greater Noida plant

ECONOMY »

Mayaram says 3P India may sort out PPP management issues


Finance minister Arun Jaitely had announced the initiative in his Budget speech on July 10

Around the world »

Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth


Chief Executive Tim Cook told analysts on a conference call that Apple's Chinese performance was 'honestly surprising'

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Maoists explode rail track, pilot engine of Rajdhani derails


Nearly 3 metre of track damaged, no casualties

FINANCE »

Finance Ministry wants banks to be exempt from CSR spend


Letter to corporate affairs ministry cites slowing economy, capital challenges

Malaysia Airlines

BRAND WORLD »

Malaysia Airlines: Miles to go for salvaging brand


After two disasters in a span of five months, the airline has the uphill task of redeeming itself, reversing the slide in its financials as well

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


A K Bhattacharya: Two months and two signals

The political climate in this country has perhaps convinced the BJP that only incremental reforms administered in small doses can work

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar: Welcoming FDI in news

Allowing foreign investment will push media firms to clean up their act and allow good journalism to flourish

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Dismantling food
inflation

Indira Rajaraman

The most important features of the Union and Rail Budgets for 2014-15 are the micro-interventions that address food inflation

Two months and two
signals

A K Bhattacharya

The first couple of months for a new government are always crucial as this is the time when it lays down its broad framework of policies

Welcoming FDI in news
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Allowing foreign investment will push media firms to clean up their act and put in place systems that will allow good journalism to flourish

The lure of legalising
bilateral disputes

Pranay Kotasthane

The PCA verdict on India-Bangladesh maritime dispute, which largely upholds Bangladeshi claim, has important lessons for India’s Saarc policy

BLOGS


Mission to Mars
Raghu Kalra

So far, no nation has been able to enter the planet's orbit in the maiden attempt. Will India's MOM be the first?

The rogue bear
Rajat Ghai

Why Rajat Ghai is no longer a Russophile and Putin admirer

EDITORIAL COMMENT

No patchwork reform

Labour law overhaul must happen at the Centre

True democracy

Let Congress chief ministers be internally elected

Financial X-ray

Axis Bank's slippages, loan recast below estimates

Earnings upgrade in FY15 likely if accumulation of stressed loans are kept below Rs 6,500 cr

Asian Paints shows all-round growth

Pick-up in growth of industrial paints likely to complement strong show in decorative paints

BOOK REVIEWS

What matters to Pele

Why Soccer Matters is like an abridged biography of Pelé that is narrated against the backdrop of five football World Cups

Content and its discontents

The People’s Platform, is aspirational or sarcastic, since Ms Taylor believes the classless aura of web masks an unfair power structure

Una Galani

As good as it gets
Una Galani


Asian airlines strive for return to mediocrity

Andy Mukherjee

Choking on love
Andy Mukherjee


Japan's bond-hugging banks are pinning Abe down

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ABB reports 20% rise in net profit at Rs 48 crore in Q2

Growth in short cycle business helped the company register marginal growth in revenues

Jet says it aims to turn profitable in 2017

Company is in the process of finalising its new products, restructuring its financial balance sheet, working with banks and making payments to ...

United Bank to raise Rs 300 cr by selling shares to LIC soon

Bank proposes to issue 8.45 crore shares


IKEA's leisurely scout for a start

After clearance in 2012, single-brand showpiece still to decide on a single location, with first store unlikely before 2017

Asian Paints shows all-round growth

Pick-up in growth of industrial paints likely to complement strong show in decorative paints

Asian Paints Q1 net at Rs 338.7 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 275.2 crore and net sales of Rs 2,818.53 crore in the same period of previous fiscal


United Bank to raise Rs 300 cr by selling shares to LIC soon

Bank proposes to issue 8.45 crore shares

YES Bank Q1 net up 10% at Rs 440 cr

Gross NPA rises marginally to 0.33%; NIM unchanged sequentially

ING Vysya Bank slips on decline in Q1 numbers

ING Vysya Bank shed 4% to Rs 594 on the BSE after the company's net profit dipped 18% to Rs 143 crore


Aircel-Maxis case: Attorney General Rohatgi tells CBI to chargesheet Marans

AG's view in the long-pending case related to the Aircel-Maxis deal has come in less than two months of the Narendra Modi government taking ...

Trai proposals won't benefit RJio, RCom

Airtel, Vodafone & Idea, with higher bandwidth across different bands, could take advantage of spectrum sharing

Today's picks

Nifty, YES Bank, Tech Mahindra, Idea Cellular & Hndalco


KPIT Technologies dips on weak Q1 results

KPIT Technologies plunged 7% to Rs 162 on the BSE after consolidated net profit dropped 17% to Rs 51 crore

TCS market value crosses Rs 5 lakh cr; shares hit 52-week high

Company's current market capitalisation is higher than the combined valuation of Infosys, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Tech Mahindra

Financial Technologies surges 25% in three days post stake sale in MCX

At 1250 hours, a combined 5 million shares changed hands and there are pending buy orders for 140,000 shares on BSE and NSE.


Ceat falls 6% second day in a row on disappointing Q1 results

The management said that margins were hit due to rise in employee cost, higher ad spends and adverse product mix.

Engine maker Cooper Corporation plans LCVs

The company is in a wait-and-watch mode to see if the market for commercial vehicles in the country picks up before it launches its new range

Mercedes launches CLA45 AMG at Rs 68.5 lakh

CLA 45 AMG is the seventh product of the AMG brand, part of the Daimler group, to be available in India


MNRE bats for strict renewable power obligation compliance

Pleads SERCs to invoke penal provisions of the regulations against defaulting entities

Brokerage views on RIL, Bajaj Auto, UltraTech Cement, Oberoi Realty

A quick view on how brokerages like Nomura, Kotak Securities, Motilal Oswal and Karvy interpret the latest results

Tata Power eyes assets for acquisition, overseas opportunities

The power major is looking at opportunities for providing management and technical advisory services in distribution business


Jet says it aims to turn profitable in 2017

Company is in the process of finalising its new products, restructuring its financial balance sheet, working with banks and making payments to ...

NIIT Ltd back in black in Q1

Posts net profit of Rs 0.6 cr compared to losses in previous fiscal

Jet Airways gains on debt restructuring plans

The airline gains 3% to Rs 264 after Jet Chairman Naresh Goyal said the airline will return to profitability by 2017


ABB reports 20% rise in net profit at Rs 48 crore in Q2

Growth in short cycle business helped the company register marginal growth in revenues

Thermax Q1 net profit down 17% y-o-y

Quarter results impacted due to loss in subsidiaries & fall in order book

Thermax to focus on international markets for better performance

Along with China, it is looking at markets like South East Asia, Africa and Middle East


Atul Limited soars over 10% on robust Q1 earnings

Q1 net profit up 48% at Rs 59.78 crore against Rs 40.45 crore in the corresponding quarter previous year.

Jain Irrigation: Happy days are here again

Higher govt allocation to its market is a positive; efforts to enhance cash flow and lower debt levels are paying dividends

Savita Oil Technologies slips on weak Q1 results

Savita Oil Technologies plunged after the company's net profits declined 16% to Rs 6 crore


NMDC plans to boost iron ore output by two-thirds

Is currently enhancing output at its three existing mines

Today's picks

Nifty, YES Bank, Tech Mahindra, Idea Cellular & Hndalco

Panel to decide on aluminium supply to downstream units

Committee will also devise a mechanism for allotment of the raw material to various units at the park


Tata Coffee posts 24.9% fall in June quarter profit

Lower profits in the June quarter reflect the lesser quantity of crop available for sale in the plantation business

Slow start to fertiliser sales this year: Murugappa chairman

However, he says current situation isn't as grim as predicted and indications are positive

Despite weak monsoon, sugar output to be 25 MT

Govt's move to hike import duty on sugar will boost domestic industry, says group chairman Vellayan


Dish TV: Eyeing gains in FY15

Company recently changed its accounting policy of recognising lease rentals/activation fees received on account of sale of set top boxes (STB)

Sun TV Network plunges 10% on heavy volumes

A combined 679,000 shares changed hands on the counter in first half-an-hour of trading against an average 300,000 shares that were traded daily ...

Dish TV posts loss of Rs 16.05 crore in Q1

Company had registered a standalone net profit of Rs 31.73 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal


Riddhi Siddhi Gluco hits 52-week high on share buyback plan

The board has recommended buyback to 2.37 million equity shares at a maximum price of Rs 450 per equity share through tender offer.

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HDFC, GAIL & HCL Tech

Greenply Industries gain on robust Q1 results

Greenply Industries' net profit surged 33.9% to Rs 30.23 crore on 7.5% growth in net sales to Rs 516.74 crore in Q1


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Riteish Deshmukh

Has Riteish Deshmukh finally come of age?

After a decade of acting in comic films, Riteish Deshmukh finally shows a versatile side with Ek Villain

Dal Lake: High-water mark

The Dal Lake in Srinagar may be a must-do for tourists, but it sometimes affords an offbeat experience of the region

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Will asset sale help Jaypee tide over its debt woes?

Only an economic recovery will help Jaypee generate strong cash flows in its core businesses of construction and real estate

Will budget reforms help the Railways get back on track?

While govt's intention is to revamp India's rail network, a half-hearted attempt at creating more efficient body could derail the whole process

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

Margins for developers have fell to 15-20 % in affordable segment

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines: Miles to go for salvaging brand

Perception is more influential than reality, and air travellers typically make decisions based on the credibility of the airline

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Brands back to feature phones

Targeting users of feature phones, brands are choosing the very Indian habit of missed calls over Western tools, for their mobile phone

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Symbiosis to set up Rs 300-cr health sciences park

The park will also have a charitable hospital with a 200-bed capacity