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Markets open lower amid weak global cues


The Sensex is lower by 147 points at 26,914 mark and the Nifty has slipped by 45 points at 8,061 mark

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Coal bed methane extraction: ONGC plan hits new burdle


Barely a year after it acquired an interest in four of these blocks, Australia's Dart decides to exit all of them

ECONOMY »

Ahead of Xi's visit: China on track to develop Indian railways


Beijing is looking to invest another $50 bn in building India's ports, roads & a project to link rivers

Around the world »

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future


Weekend polls suggest the vote on Thursday for Scottish independence could go either way

Jnaneswar Sen

THE STRATEGIST »

Honda's quality journey


An interesting facet of Honda’s premium positioning is that it was established mainly through word of mouth

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

India Inc steps up to help J&K flood victims


The Indian corporate sector has a good track record in helping victims of natural calamities in India

FINANCE »

J&K Bank wants hefty premium to sell its 5% stake in PNB MetLife


Was earlier exploring opportunities to sell its shares in the insurance joint venture for around Rs 700 cr

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Nitin Pai: Xi Jinping - $100 bn is coming!

Modi government should take advantage, but very carefully, of Beijing's inclination to offer economic incentives

Devesh Kapur: Summitry over substance?

Expectations from Narendra Modi's trip to the United States need to be more realistic

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Summitry over substance?
Devesh Kapur

Expectations from Narendra Modi's trip to the United States need to be more realistic

Super Mario's not so
super plans

Abheek Barua

ECB boss Mario Draghi's measures on deposit rates and asset-backed securities might not work unless the euro zone's economies revive

Global Competitiveness
Report 2014-15 - We can
improve if we want to

Madan Sabnavis

Instead of slipping into denial over our poor score, let's look at what we can do better

Xi Jinping: $100 bn is
coming!

Nitin Pai

Current moment presents Modi govt with an chance to take advantage, but very carefully, of Beijing’s inclination to offer economic incentives

BLOGS


Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

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

5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Skewed recovery

Economic uptick cannot be taken for granted

The vote up north

The impact of the Scottish referendum

Financial X-ray

Industrial, inflation data show imbalances persist

Inflation trajectory does not match the slump in demand, prolonged pause on rates likely

Sun Pharma: Is the Street's nervousness justified?

The impact of Taro's recalled products is not much but any adverse regulatory action on the Halol plant will hurt

BOOK REVIEWS

Global warning

Political Order and Political Decay, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of modern development from French Revolution to the present

The stormy life of an ex-jihadi

The global war against Al-Qaeda is being fought by the Americans - and the Americans alone

Edward Hadas

Find the culprit
Edward Hadas


Give Germany and China a break

Una Galani

Sukuk status
Una Galani


Sukuk are newest financial centre status symbol

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Coal bed methane extraction: New hitch for ONGC plan

Barely a year after it acquired an interest in four of these blocks, Australia's Dart decides to exit all of them

J&K Bank wants hefty premium to sell its 5% stake in PNB MetLife

Was earlier exploring opportunities to sell its shares in the insurance joint venture for around Rs 700 cr

Reliance raises stake in Jio to 99%

Stake held by Nahatas has fallen to just about 1% as they did not make any investments post 2010 in rollout of services


J&K Bank wants hefty premium to sell its 5% stake in PNB MetLife

Was earlier exploring opportunities to sell its shares in the insurance joint venture for around Rs 700 cr

HDFC Bank goes green, sends debit card PIN by SMS

The Green PIN is the OTP sent to the customer's mobile with which the customer can set the debit card PIN at the bank's ATM

Demand for Bank of India's Basel-III bonds picks up

Under the new norms call options on additional tier-I debt will now be allowed at five years, against 10 years earlier


BSNL to offer free calls for a week in Kashmir

Except Poonch, mobile services are either substantially or partially restored in all parts of the valley

Bharti Airtel launches 3G network in African nation Tchad

Tchad with this launch has become the 16th 3G market of the company in Africa

Telecom players offer free calling to users in Kashmir

BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Communications will offer the facility for a limited period of time


Honda's quality journey

The turnaround in Honda Cars' fortune in India is as much a result of the general uptick in consumer sentiment as it is about the company's ...

40 Years Ago... and now: Necessity is the mother of innovation

Bharat Doshi, non-executive director, Mahindra Group, explains how the Group survived the oil crisis of 1973 with a simple innovation - ...

Honda's Mobilio outsells Maruti's Ertiga in August

By the close of last month, Honda grabbed 47% market share in the domestic mid-size sedan segment


Indian shipping ready to take next leap

Govt initiatives boost optimism within the industry

Builders' delaying tactics force flat buyers to take legal action

With dissatisfied apartment buyers increasingly seeking legal redress for possession delays, real estate companies are being forced to take heed

Goldman Sachs cuts JP Associates target price by 55%

Target price slashed because of concerns over coal supply and slow growth in cement volumes


Larsen & Toubro bags Rs 1,885 cr order from NTPC

Contract includes setting up of two units of 660 MW each supercritical steam generators for Tanda Thermal Power Plant

Ingersoll-Rand soars 10% on Rs 100 crore capex plan

The stock hit a record high of Rs 777 on National Stock Exchange.

Bharat Electronics gains on 'buy' rating from Motilal Oswal

Bharat Electronics has surged 3.6% after Motilal Oswal initiated 'buy' rating on the stock and a target of Rs 2,600.


Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

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

Retailers seek higher foreign funding cap

Say capital crunch will ease if foreign portfolio investors are allowed to invest more

Cement players from South catch up

With demand improving and price rises sustaining, profitability will improve for South-based companies


Tata's Gopalpur ferro chrome unit to start operation by Mar'15

Spread over 2,970 acres of land the industrial park includes a multi-product SEZ over 2,570 acres and an anchor project by Tata Steel over 400 ...

Model pact for developing CIL mines under PPP in final stage

Contract will be for 15 years initially and the operators will have to carry all the activities as per the approved project report of the block, ...

JSW may conclude takeover of Lucchini in a month

Lucchini is also reported to have received a binding offer from JSW Steel for its core assets in Piombino


Zydus Cadila sets Rs 10,000 cr sales target by FY16

Ahmedabad-based company has planned a capital expenditure of Rs 450 cr this fiscal

S&P BSE Midcap index crosses 10,000-mark after six years

Symphony, PI Industries, Ajanta Pharma, TTK Presitage, Kajaria Ceramics and Astral Poly Technik rose over ten-fold during the period.

Fertiliser stocks in demand; GSFC zooms 20%

GNFC, Chambal Fertilisers, RCF, FACT, National Fertilizers, SPIC and Zuari Agro Chemicals are up 4-10% on BSE.


Coal bed methane extraction: New hitch for ONGC plan

Barely a year after it acquired an interest in four of these blocks, Australia's Dart decides to exit all of them

Reliance raises stake in Jio to 99%

Stake held by Nahatas has fallen to just about 1% as they did not make any investments post 2010 in rollout of services

IOCL Paradeep refinery to go on stream in early 2015

Country's largest strategic oil reserve facility at Chandikhol


South Gujarat industrial units to get alternate gas: GAIL

The decision comes after over 30 units approached GAIL and PNGRB through their association SGSGCA

GAIL to invite EoI soon for Paradeep LNG terminal

The country's largest natural gas distributor GAIL (India) Ltd said, it will soon invite expression of interest (EoI) for developing its LNG ...

Snowman Logistics lists 62% premium on NSE

The stock listed at Rs 76, a 62% premium against its issue price of Rs 47 per share, on National Stock Exchange.


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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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Builders' delaying tactics force flat buyers to take legal action

With dissatisfied apartment buyers increasingly seeking legal redress for possession delays, real estate companies are being forced to take heed

Sun Pharma draws up plan to fix ailing Ranbaxy

It hopes to turn around Ranbaxy within four years of closing the deal by improving efficiency and resolving all regulatory issues

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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Why time ran out for HMT

Even though HMT has survived for over 50 years, it failed to find a new peg to sell itself even as later entrants captured market share

Zero to reduce Coke's calorie count

Till Coca-cola introduces its products with stevia to reduce the sugar content, Coke Zero will help reduce the calories burden

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Companies move away from campus, get closer to students

Amrit Karan Singh, a first-year student at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, is just two months into his course, and he ...