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Markets slump in late trades; Sensex down 400 points


The Sensex slipped below 25,500 and the Nifty was hovering around 7,600

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Tata Motors bets on new sedan to revive weak India sales


Zest will be the company's first new offering in 4 years

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

UPSC tells government that scrapping CSAT could result in litigation


UPSC aspirants have been protesting vociferously against the Civil Services Aptitude Test

Around the world »

China PMIs jump to multi-month highs in July


Adds to signs that economy is regaining momentum

India @WTO »

Refusal to sign WTO deal sends wrong signal: Kerry to Modi


WTO trade deal collapsed over India's refusal to sign it

ECONOMY »

Jaitley says FY15 fiscal deficit target "daunting"


FM had retained the fiscal deficit target at 4.1% of GDP

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Loans targeted at women are beneficial


But in the case of a few banks, special savings accounts for women require a higher minimum balance

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Players and the game
Madhukar Sabnavis

Faces are important in India, because people connect with people, not concepts

Distracted or better
informed?

Shyamal Majumdar

Gen Y employees may be all about 'me, me & me', but one can't ignore their aspiration for autonomy

Why we still need the
APMC laws

Madan Sabnavis

States need to create alternative marketing structures for farm produce since middlemen provide vital services that are unavailable to farmer

The perils of
pay-for-delay

Bhupesh Bhandari

Pharma companies should focus their efforts on innovating and competing rather than attempting to extract extra rents from patients

BLOGS


WTO talks: NDA's radio silence takes the toll on India's stance
Nitin Sethi

The next 48 hours will show whether the new government was only sabre-rattling or if it is better able to play the multinational negotiations ...

Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The billion-dollar gift

Doubts over Flipkart's valuation will persist

Against science

Government should not back RSS on GM crops

Financial X-ray

Maruti: First-time, rural buyers drive volumes

Sees double-digit volume growth in FY15; strong product pipeline to support higher realisations

US launches and India recovery key for Cadila

Given rich valuations, upside for the stock capped for now

BOOK REVIEWS

Between the devils and a hard place

This Divided Island is non-fiction that reads like fiction, a new genre of black magic realism

Singapore's 'accidental diplomat'

Tommy Koh’s essays will surely appeal to Asian fraternity, including India, which respects Singapore’s tiny-but-feisty presence in the region

Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

Swipe this
Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio


GE's $20-bn cards unit IPO puts a lot on credit

Martin Hutchinson

Ignore the blips
Martin Hutchinson


US GDP gyrations obscure still slow, steady growth

CompaniesRss icon

Will look at new growth avenues: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Pravin Rao says Infosys will return to historic performance levels in 2 years

DLF Q1: A bag full of surprises

Though reported profits at nearly Rs 128 crore are 29% lower than last year, they are ahead of analyst expectation of Rs 102 crore

Upbeat auto market spurs demand for imported natural rubber

Imports cheaper than local rubber, but tyre makers reluctant to reduce prices


Mallya could lose more of United Breweries

Mallya holds a 32.86 per cent stake in United Breweries, after having ceded control to Dutch brewer Heineken in December last year

Symphony Q4 net up over 26% at Rs 32.73 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 25.90 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal

Bajaj Electricals reports Q1 net profit at Rs 5.6 crore

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 885.96 crore


Union Bank zooms on strong quarterly results

Union Bank of India surged 7% after the company posted 19% rise in the net profit at Rs 664 crore

Syndicate Bank Q1 net up 7.3% at Rs 485 crore

Operating profit up 6.8%, lower provisions help

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial gains post block deal

Stock is up 5% at Rs 246. The block deal is valued at Rs 44.16 crore


Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular in focus on tariff hike buzz

Most telecom stocks have outperformed the market on Friday with Bharti Airtel trading 2.8% higher

Bharti Airtel to sell more infra in Africa

To reduce debt and cut capital expenditure on passive infrastructure

Bharti Airtel gains 3% on good Q1 results

Q1 consolidated net profit up 61% yoy at Rs 1,108 crore, backed by a 74% rise in mobile data revenue.


Will look at new growth avenues: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Pravin Rao says Infosys will return to historic performance levels in 2 years

Tech Mahindra slips on weak quarterly numbers

Tech Mahindra has dipped 4% after reporting a net profit of Rs 631 crore in the June quarter, a drop of 8.1% from the same period a year before.

Our growth strategy is driven by sectors: C P Gurnani

Interview with MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra


DLF Q1: A bag full of surprises

Though reported profits at nearly Rs 128 crore are 29% lower than last year, they are ahead of analyst expectation of Rs 102 crore

NTPC profit dips due to new rate regime

The company reports 13% fall in Q1 net profit to Rs 2,201 cr

DLF net profit falls 29% to Rs 128 crore

The net profit stood at Rs 181.2 crore in the same quarter of last year


Corporate travel helps GoAir raise revenue

GoAir hopes to fly 15 million passengers by 2016-17, serve 30 destinations, up from 21 now, and will largely remain a domestic airline

Vijay Mallya gets bail from court for not remitting TDS of Rs 266 cr

Special Economic Offences court was hearing a case filed against Kingfisher Airlines for not having remitted TDS

Sterling shareholders to get 1.2 shares of Thomas Cook

In Feb this year, Thomas Cook India announced that it is merging Bay Capital-backed Sterling Holiday Resorts into it, on a Rs 870 cr cash and ...


Greaves Cotton dips on declining quarterly results

Greaves Cotton has lost 2.3% to Rs 112 on the BSE after the company posted 9.51% decline in net profit

BEL net up 49% to Rs 25.60 crore in Q1

Total income from operations for the quarter went up 12.6% to Rs 1,012 crore

Greaves Cotton's Q1 net down 9% at Rs 29 cr

However, total income rose marginally to Rs 422 cr


GSFC starts production of Neem coated urea

Would be to the extent of 35% of its total Urea production

Deepak Fertilisers Q1 net drops 7% to Rs 39.85 crore

Company had clocked a net profit of Rs 42.73 crore in the same period last year

Deepak Fertilisers slips on weak June quarter results

The stock dipped 7% to Rs 166 after reporting 7% yoy decline in net profit at Rs 40 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.


Post-Satyam Cineplex buy, Inox aims 514 screens in 2 yrs

Inox bought the Delhi-based chain for Rs 182 cr

PVR reports Q1 net profit at Rs 7.66 crore

Company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13.60 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal

Inox acquires Satyam Cineplex for Rs 182 crore

With this acquisition, Inox's screen count in India now stands at 358 screens in 91 multiplexes across 50 cities


Shares of OMCs gain in an otherwise subdued market

OMCs have gained after they decided to slash retail petrol prices by Rs 1.09 a litre and increase diesel price by 56 paise a litre

Aban Offshore net profit doubles

The company's total income from opeartions stood 16.7%

Govt seeks Rs 15,546-crore fuel subsidy from upstream cos

Of this, ONGC will pay Rs 13,200 cr, OIL India will Rs 1,846 cr, while Rs 500 cr will come from GAIL


CARE gains on strong quarterly numbers

CARE surged 3.6% after the company posted 9.4% rise in the net profit at Rs 26.60 crore

Pantaloons Fashion & Retail tanks post June quarter results

For the recently concluded quarter, the company eported a net loss of Rs 78 crore

Talwalkars hits 52-week high as David Lloyd eyes stake report

The stock surged 13% to Rs 243 on reports that British health and fitness group David Lloyd is buying around 20% stake in Mumbai-based the ...


Economy Rss icon

Jaitley gets fiscal deficit headache reminder

June quarter's fiscal deficit level crosses half of estimate for entire financial year; tax & non-tax revenue pace a worry

Personal Finance Rss icon

Loans targeted at women are beneficial

But in the case of a few banks, special savings accounts for women require a higher minimum balance

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XIAOMI MI3: Little things make great impact

Flipkart crashing when sale of Mi3 opened proves the phone has generated much interest

Beyond Business Rss icon

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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Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor

TVS steps up its two-wheeler challenge

The Chennai-based company recently gained market share for the first time in two years; does it have the products to take on Hero, Bajaj and ...

Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

Real Estate

Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

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Twin speed bumps round the corner for Maruti

Honda Mobilio and Tata Zest could challenge one-third of Maruti's earnings

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Sony takes the small town route via KBC

The quiz show seeks the right answer to the flagship channels plight

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