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The confusion around the Gujarat model


The stark binaries created around Gujarat's economic reality has kept the voter confounded and far away from the truth.

MARKETS »

Provisional: Markets end lower; IT shares drag


Markets ended lower amid selling by FIIs and higher-than-expected inflation

IPL Fever begins »

IPL 7 kicks off in UAE under shadow of graft


The first match is between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Two dead, 293 missing in SKorea ferry capsize


Most of the passengers were believed to be high school students on a trip to the southern resort island of Jeju

COMPANIES »

Dr Reddy's launches insomnia treatment drug in US market


had US sales of approximately $887 mn for the most recent 12 months ending in January 2014

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

After Gurgaon Rapid Metro, Mumbai Metro goes for Station branding


It is currently e-auctioning naming rights for 12 of its stations on the Versova to Ghatkopar line

State Bank of India

FINANCE »

State Bank of India to review branch policy in metros


Lender taking external help for study, with aim to optimise network and review location potentials, performance parameters

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The next big thing in
finance

Suman Bery

India has a big stake in Chinese financial reform

The PMO and the PM
A K Bhattacharya

Success or failure of PM largely depends on the effectiveness with which the PMO manages to get his or her ideas and policies implemented

Our digital joys
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

The online media market remains oligopolistic at best, with only a few players dominating the space

Beware the saviour
fantasy

Ashoka Mody

The obsession for a 'strong' leader can prove dangerous as leadership changes in a democracy rarely have beneficial economic effects

BLOGS


Where is Mrs Modi, Mr Modi?
Jyoti Mukul

It is not important to have a regular guy for a PM, but, it is important to know the psyche of a person

United bow out
Nitin Sreedhar

The defending champions of England lose out to the defending champions of Europe

Editorial Comment

A vicious inflationary circle

Monetary policy stance unlikely to make any difference

Trouble with Asean

Now, India's weakness on reform impacts trade openness

Financial X-ray

HUL does not expect demand to revive soon

Margins may come under pressure as Q4 volume growth may fall from 4% in Q3 and input costs are likely to rise

Ashok Leyland may be a key beneficiary of macro pick-up

Company's focus on cutting costs and improving product mix to drive profit in FY15

BOOK REVIEWS

Bihar's lone ranger

Sankarshan Thakur, the author of Single Man, has brilliantly chronicled the Nitish Kumar era with well-known and not-so-well-known

Leaning in without falling over

"What Works for Women at Work" offers unabashedly straightforward advice in a how-to primer for ambitious women

Christopher Swann

How to lose friends
Christopher Swann


US stalls IMF reforms at risk of own ambitions

Antony Currie

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Antony Currie


Citi looks perfectly priced - for more mediocrity

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JSW steel hits a brief pause

The company has been doing well despite challenges on the iron-ore availability

Future Retail extends rally on talk of acquiring Nilgiris

The stock has rallied nearly 30% in past two trading sessions on back of heavy volumes.

RComm raises call rates by 20%

The changes will come into effect by April 25


Diageo to spend Rs 11,448 cr for another 26% in USL

At Rs 3,030 a share, offers 20% premium to average 60-day stock price

Good time for short-term investors to exit USL

Diageo's open offer is at an attractive valuation & factors in most of the near-term earnings upsides; however, those in for the long term ...

CMC to focus on expanding Education & Training segment in FY15

Company to up budget allocation for R&D by 15% for FY15


State Bank of India to review branch policy in metros

Lender taking external help for study, with aim to optimise network and review location potentials, performance parameters

Bombay HC defers hearing on YES Bank case to April 29

In the previous hearing the court had said that Rana Kapoor and Madhu Kapur should try and settle the dispute outside the court

DCB Bank Q4 net profit rises 14.7%

Private lender's profit after tax for 2013-14 for April-March was at Rs 151 cr compared to Rs 102 cr a year earlier


RComm raises call rates by 20%

The changes will come into effect by April 25

Wherever Vodafone investors go, hefty returns follow

Piramal sold his stake after the government relaxed the rules to allow foreign telecom companies to hold 100% stake in their Indian subsidiaries

Airtel hikes rates of select internet, call packs

Reduces validity of Rs 125 mobile internet pack from 28 to 21 days


Infosys sees profit-booking post Q4 earnings

Infosys's employee attrition rate, currently bigger than its two rivals - Tata Consultancy Services and third-ranked Wipro - is the highest ever ...

Infosys exits FY14 on a weak note as projects get dropped

Meets lower end of 11.5% dollar revenue growth outlook, pegs FY15 growth at 7-9%

We are much stronger and younger today: S D Shibulal

Interview with CEO and Managing Director, Infosys


Dr Reddy's launches insomnia treatment drug in US market

had US sales of approximately $887 mn for the most recent 12 months ending in January 2014

Cadila, Depomed Inc settle patent dispute

The settlement permits Cadila and Zydus to begin selling generic versions of Gralise

Sanofi India appoints N Rajaram as Country Head

Rajaram joins the healthcare company with over two decades of experience in FMCG industry with Hindustan Unilever


Maruti added Rs 19,000 cr to shareholders' wealth last financial year

Analysts say in spite of its recent recall of 100,000 Swift, Ertiga and Dzire cars, Maruti's outlook remains stable

JLR: The saved becomes the saviour

While Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is making Tata Motors' profit and loss statement look good, when the Tatas took over the two marquee brands and ...

Hyundai XCent gets 11,000 bookings within a month of launch

Company claims it has over 100,000 enquiries for the XCent


Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel and Power, DLF & TCS

NCC rallies over 35% in three days after board approves rights issue

The board approved raising of funds up to an amount of Rs 650 crore through rights issue of equity shares to the existing members.

HDIL hits 52-week high on Credit Suisse stake buy

On April 10, 2014, Credit Suisse (Singapore) acquired 2.14 million shares at Rs 73.81 per share, the NSE bulk deal data shows.


SpiceJet introduces consolidated fare

SpiceJet will now display combined fee indicating base fare, fuel surcharge, separate heads for taxes and fees payable to govt

BoI lends Air India $200 mn to purchase three Dreamliners

The national carrier would use the amount to acquire these Boeing 787s before offering the aircraft to leasing companies for sale and leaseback ...

SpiceJet cuts fare in three states

An airline spokesperson said these low fares were being offered on one-way travel


Crompton Greaves hits 33-month high on report of Hitachi eyeing stake

Since March 14, 2014, the stock has rallied 33% from Rs 142 compared to 3.3% rise in benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.

BHEL expects good days post elections

Much hinges upon the expected Rs 1,000 cr orders

GMR announces completion of Chennai Outer Ring Road proj

Company said commissioning of the project will significantly ease traffic congestion along the western periphery of Chennai city


Future Retail extends rally on talk of acquiring Nilgiris

The stock has rallied nearly 30% in past two trading sessions on back of heavy volumes.

Clariant Chemicals hits 52-week high on selling Thane land for Rs 1,154 crore

The company has entered into an agreement to sell its land located in Kolshet, Thane aggregating to about 87 acres to Ishwer Realty and ...

Urban areas dominate sunflower oil market in Odisha

Urban market constitutes 73% of the total sales of sunflower oil against the rural consumption of 27%


JSW steel hits a brief pause

The company has been doing well despite challenges on the iron-ore availability

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel and Power, DLF & TCS

Tata Steel's India production and sales hit record in 2013-14

Crude steel production touched the highest-ever at 9.15 million tonnes


Jubilant FoodWorks gain as RBI allows hike in FII limit

The Reserve Bank of India said that foreign institutional investors would be able to purchase up to 55% of the paid-up capital in the company.

Clearance delays push RCF's project cost by Rs 500 cr

Sources added that only last year the project got pre-Public investment Board clearance and presently it is stuck at the PIB level

Deepak Fertilizers in expansion mode

Company is planning to set up a new facility at Paradip in Odisha


Oil Min to move Cabinet note to allow RIL retain three gas discoveries

May seek EC approval before approaching CCEA

Reliance commissions Silvassa plant

Plant now takes RIL's total PFY capacity, including the Malaysian facilities, to over 1.5 MMTPA

ONGC, RIL to appoint expert jointly to resolve gas dispute

ONGC says at least three wells drilled by RIL on the boundary of KG-D6 block in Bay of Bengal are within "few hundred metres" of its gas fields


Gujarat-based stocks in focus

Adani Enterprises, Gujarat Gas, Adani Ports, Adani Power, Gujarat State Petronet, GMDC and Gujarat Pipavav are up 2-12% on the BSE.

MCX hits three month high

In the past one week, the stock has rallied nearly 17% from Rs 513 on April 7, 2014 compared to 0.63% rise in CNX Nifty.

BSE Mid, Small-Cap indices hit 15-month high

In the past one month, both the S&P BSE mid-cap and small-cap indices have outperformed the market by surging 10% and 13% respectively, as ...


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Petrol prices cut again; OMCs silent on diesel

IndianOil said it had decided to cut the prices of petrol Rs 0.7 a litre (excluding state levies) from Tuesday midnight

Personal Finance

10 important things to analyse in an Annual Report

You can get annual reports from company website under investor relation section, BSE/NSE website and will receive in post / email if you ...

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The upside of failure: Success

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, charts how to fail your way to success in a new book with entertaining anecdotes from his own life

Eclectic escapes

From the beaches of Thailand to the highlands of Peru, the authors list destinations you can visit to get away from the sweltering Indian summer

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Is Ajay Piramal the Warren Buffett of India?

Piramal has demonstrated that he can generate superior returns even in a tough market with his contrarian bets which many see as value investing

Is GMR ready to turn around?

The infrastructure major's asset-light strategy is showing results, but it could still be a while before its debt burden reduces substantially

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Realtors woo customers through buy-back schemes

Experts say through buy-back schemes, developers, cash-crunched or otherwise, are able to raise funds at much cheaper costs

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Fabric

Fabric brands stitch up the ingredient story

Raymond is using 600 hoarding across India, with ad veterans estimating it to have cost around Rs 10 cr

Toyota tweaks Camry's design to counter Hyundai

In terms of traditional leader and traditional challenger actions, their positions have been switched

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Ashish Nanda

IIM-A joins hands with Harvard, MIT and Berkeley for research

Institutes to address bottom of the pyramid issues; joint research to up IIM-A's world ranking

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Power hungry? Not a chance


Toyota has chosen to shun diesel and go the green way with its new Camry. Fitted with a hybrid engine, the sedan is a great drive that doesn't ...

It's about xcellence

Hyundai's newly launched entry-level sedan, the Xcent, offers value for money and a bit of bragging rights