ONE YEAR OF MODI GOVT »

GRAND PLANS: Big initiatives call for more effort


The efficacy of big plans will be put to the test

MARKETS »

Markets remain subdued; Tata Motors falls 2%, GAIL up 2%


By 10:43, the Sensex was lower by 59 points at 27,585 and the Nifty has slipped by 17 points at 8,353

COMPANIES »

MNCs bet big on their India IT centres


In the past two years, 70 companies set up global in-house centres in India, taking the number to more than 1,448, with a headcount of 74,500

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

RBI may cut rate by 25 bps, but CRR reduction unlikely


Respondents say benign inflation and growth imperative may prompt repo rate action; bankers say policy transmission only if there is a CRR cut

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Greece rules out capital controls if talks fail


Greece has survived for the past 5 years on rescue loans from the IMF and its European partners

FINANCE »

Arun Jaitley: A year of hits and misses


Here is a look at Jaitley's successes and failures in his first year as the man tasked with reviving the economy

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Swiss govt begins naming Indians, others being probed at home


Indian govt has been pushing the Swiss authorities for a long time to share information on the suspected tax evaders

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Ajai Shukla: Nurturing shipyards: the case of HSL

Hindustan Shipyard cannot be thrown to market wolves

Madhav Raghavan: The world needs a new Nash equilibrium

The most famous game theory concept will live on, but economics has changed and the stage is set for the 21st century. We need a new Nash

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Columnists

Nurturing shipyards: the
case of HSL

Ajai Shukla

Hindustan Shipyard cannot be thrown to market wolves

The world needs a new
Nash equilibrium

Madhav Raghavan

The most famous concept in game theory will live forever. The stage is set for the 21st century. We just need a new Nash

#JayaReturns: Notes from
a political comeback

Sreenivasan Jain

Elsewhere in India, there may be gestures to shed the trappings of the VIP culture. But not in Chennai

A national logistics
grid

Prashant K Singh

The existing stock of logistics infra consists of sparse, narrow roads, and a few airstrips and helipads dotting the inaccessible regions

BLOGS


How about a Babaji ki butti to cure the incurable?
Jyoti Mukul

If Ramdev weren't a Baba, but a mere salesman, what would he make of a medicine or a herb named Putrajeevak Beej?

Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Below Raisina Hill

Second rung of ministries will determine NDA's fate

Begin with retail

One-size-fits-all policy needed for online and offline retail

Financial X-ray

Jyothy Labs: Healthy operational performance

Growth in key brands, benign input costs are key positives

Future Retail: Operational metrics improve in Q4

Retail business sales grow 18%, operating income rises 24%

BOOK REVIEWS

An American soldier's troubling story

God Is Not Here is full of Iraqi voices expressing outrage at the Americans

The technical vision of Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance traces the chaotic early years of these two firms – SpaceX and Tesla, respectively – with a compelling ticktock of events

Swaha Pattanaik

Blinded by the light
Swaha Pattanaik


Cult of central bank transparency is too powerful

Andy Mukherjee

Lofty distraction
Andy Mukherjee


Malaysia's GDP blueprint has a credibility deficit

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PNC Infratech falls below issue price

At 1004 hours, the stock was trading at Rs 377, after listing at Rs 387, a 2.4% premium against its issue price of Rs 378 per share.

Adani Enterprises hits new high on fixing record date for spin off

The company has fixed June 04, 2015 as the record date for the purpose of scheme of arrangement & demerger.

PTC India Financial slips on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped 10% to Rs 52.65 after reporting a sharp 66% YoY drop in net profit at Rs 15.81 crore in the March quarter.


Jyothy Labs: Healthy operational performance

Growth in key brands, benign input costs are key positives

Markets remain subdued; Nifty slips below 8,450

Metals and FMCG stocks are trading weak, while Bharti Airtel, ONGC and M&M have rallied more than 1%

Markets have a soft start; Sensex hovers at 27,800

The FMCG and metal stocks are dragging the markets lower, while the IT stocks are trading higher on the back of a weak rupee.


PTC India Financial slips on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped 10% to Rs 52.65 after reporting a sharp 66% YoY drop in net profit at Rs 15.81 crore in the March quarter.

ICICI Bank launches voice recognition for customers

MD Chanda Kochhar says the facility 'has the potential to increase security and convenience'

Canara Bank net stays flat at Rs 613 cr in Q4

The lender achieved a credit growth of 9.6% during 2014-15


Infinite Computer plunges over 30% in two days on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped 18% to Rs 173, extending Friday's 20% decline on the NSE.

Rolta India dips on weak March quarter results

The stock slipped 8% to Rs 115 after the consolidated net profit more than halved at Rs 36.01 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

FTIL's income slumps to a fourth in two years

However, the legal and professional fee crossed Rs 100-cr due to NSEL-related litigations


Lupin gains on inclusion in Sensex from June 22

Lupin has outperformed the market by surging 8.6% from its recent lows of Rs 1,633 on May 14, despite reporting disappointing set of numbers for ...

Divi's Q4 net up 17% at Rs 231 cr

Total income for the company grew 9% at Rs 832 cr

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index


Pre-Market: Stocks to watch in trade on Tuesday

Grasim Industries, IOC, Tata Motors, Tech Mahindra and Dish TV are likely to be in the limelight this morning

TVS Motor against Bengal unit takeover

The company will, however, continue to assemble 2-wheelers at the facility

India Inc raises Rs 11,500-crore through rights issue in 2015

Experts believe improvement in stock markets scenario has helped in raising fund through rights issue mode


PNC Infratech falls below issue price

At 1004 hours, the stock was trading at Rs 377, after listing at Rs 387, a 2.4% premium against its issue price of Rs 378 per share.

Unitech appoints two non-executive independent directors

Sunil Rekhi is a chartered accountant while Chanderkant Jain is an industrial engineer with wide experience in real estate

Seamec surges on share buyback plan

The stock has rallied 10% to Rs 111 on the NSE.


United Bank says lost hope to recover money from Kingfisher

Kolkata-based lender was the first bank to try and get Vijay Mallya, chief of Kingfisher Airlines, tagged as wilful defaulter

Domestic air traffic up 23% in April

IndiGo consolidates leadership position with 37.8% market share

SpiceJet completes 10 yrs on Saturday; to hold flash sales

Company offers flat 10% discount on its select domestic flights with a single day five-hour booking period


India Inc raises Rs 11,500-crore through rights issue in 2015

Experts believe improvement in stock markets scenario has helped in raising fund through rights issue mode

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

JCB banks on India play, eyes highest revenue share by 2018

Currently, 17% of firm's revenue comes from India, including exports to 50 countries from Indian plants


Future Retail net jumps five-fold in Q4

Net sales rise 19% at Rs 2,740 cr

Opportunity in mid-cap cement space

Soft March quarter results and muted outlook for H1FY16 has led to sharp correction in share prices but analysts are hopeful of recovery and see ...

India Inc raises Rs 11,500-crore through rights issue in 2015

Experts believe improvement in stock markets scenario has helped in raising fund through rights issue mode


CIL decision to cancel coal won by JPL comes under HC lens

A bench of justices observed 'this was not how the govt should function'

JSW Steel's April output grows 2% to 1.01 mn tonnes

Production of long steel used in construction sector, however, declined 19% at 133,000 tonnes in April

Markets have a soft start; Sensex hovers at 27,800

The FMCG and metal stocks are dragging the markets lower, while the IT stocks are trading higher on the back of a weak rupee.


Maggi issue wake-up call for food cos: CSE

Activist body, best known for raising the pesticide in colas issue a decade before, say enforcement of food regulation must get stringent as ...

UPL hits record high; surges over 25% post Q4 results

The stock rallied 28% to Rs 555 from Rs 434 on April 24 on the BSE.

It's 2005 once more for consumer goods majors

Net sales growth hit a 10-year low of 9% in FY15


Reliance Industries aggressive on treasury operations

Current investment jumped 50% in FY15; cash & bank balance was down 67%

Essar Oil net profit drops 46% in Q4 to Rs 546 cr

Gross revenue for the quarter stood at Rs 19,252 cr, which was 30% lower than year-ago period

ONGC Videsh FY15 net profit down 57% on crude slump

OVL's crude oil output last fiscal rose by a marginal 0.8% to 5.5 mn tonne even as natural gas production jumped 16%


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Diya Sethi: Addicted to life

Diya Sethi's brutally honest account of her battle against addiction shows that, contrary to common belief, long-lasting recovery is possible

Pack your bags and take off

Sarahan, 200 km from Shimla, is the perfect getaway

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Maruti Suzuki

Maruti smartens up to attract premium buyers

It is building new showrooms called Nexa for high-end cars; experts don't expect volumes to be high initially

All eyes on Brazil as Indian coffee prices dip

Unseasonal rain, rising costs and a global slowdown in production has driven coffee prices in India down

Start-ups

Sean Blagsvedt

Fighting poverty by helping find jobs

Bengaluru-based babajob.com is trying to help unorganised blue-collar workers get better employment

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Jupiter

Ready for the dirt track

TVS Motors is investing heavily in its new scooter brands. Will the market respond?

Saugata Gupta

Branded for value

Marico wants a slice of the Rs 5,800-crore value-added hair oil market