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Markets opened marginally higher helped by a rebound in index heavyweights

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Price cap relief for drug makers


NPPA withdraws guidelines that reduced prices of 108 medicines; goes back on move to bring many more drugs under price control

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

SC verdict on Coalgate today


Verdict will clear cloud on whether these blocks would be re-allocated or let off the hook with penalty

Around the world »

Obama says US will 'take the fight' to ISIS


Hails American-led coalition, including five Arab countries, that conducted air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Monday night

ECONOMY »

Bibek Debroy to head panel to revamp Railway Board


Rail rates authority, resource mobilisation also on agenda

FINANCE »

Performance assessment in banks & NBFCs: Panel recommends 360-degree feedback


Says 'Chief Learning Position' to be created in all commercial banks

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Diversified funds make more sense


Blue-chips may improve ETF returns but PSUs could prove a drag

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Mihir S Sharma: Mr Modi's choice

China and the United States are not just two geopolitical poles, but would expect different strategies for economic development in India

Editorial Comment »


Small but significant

Tax-information sharing a genuine achievement for G20

ON THE BEAT »


Can LIC aspire to be a Calpers?

Time for LIC to become transparent and accountable even as they deal with thousands of crores of public money


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Mr Modi's choice
Mihir S Sharma

China and the United States are not just two geopolitical poles, but would expect different strategies for economic development in India

Drenched in decadent
doctrines

M J Antony

Despite Supreme Court's repeated calls, law of torts has remained static

India's 93.2% quandary
at WTO

Soumya Kanti Ghosh

WTO reconvenes to re-examine issue of agriculture subsidies, numbers alone suggest that India has a strong case for declining to sign WTO’s TFA

Secular arithmetic goes
against BJP

Subir Roy

The severe setback that BJP has suffered in by-polls after a dramatic victory in general elections calls for intensive decoding

BLOGS


The plight of the ordinary Kashmiri
Kavita Chowdhury

Besides the floods, Kashmiris also had to fight the indifference of authorities

Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

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

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Small but significant

Tax-information sharing a genuine achievement for G20

Battle of big numbers

Govt's warning of losses from coal block cancellation also too high

Financial X-ray

Cummins India: Exports key to higher growth

Muted growth likely this year on sharp rise in genset prices

Metal prices weaken on global macro factors

Rising dollar likely to put more pressure on base metal prices

BOOK REVIEWS

Wealth creation on the new Silk Road

The authors have many useful suggestions for Indian companies planning to enter China

What price development?

Clear Hold Build offers timely look at 21st century India's human rights flashpoints - Vedanta, Tata Steel, Posco, Kudankulam and more

Andy Mukherjee

Savings swamp
Andy Mukherjee


Japan's revival faces paradox of thrift

Quentin Webb

Check it out
Quentin Webb


Tesco takeover looks less and less crazy

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Price cap relief for drug makers

NPPA withdraws guidelines that reduced prices of 108 medicines; goes back on move to bring many more drugs under price control

40 Years Ago... And now: HUL - From 'intrepreneur' to subsidiary

While India's largest FMCG company remains a breeding ground for managerial talent, the aggression and independence that characterised its ...

'Mallya's stay on MCF board subject to legal proceedings'

Scrip trading well above counter-offers from Poddar-Mallya and Deepak Fertiliser


40 Years Ago... And now: HUL - From 'intrepreneur' to subsidiary

While India's largest FMCG company remains a breeding ground for managerial talent, the aggression and independence that characterised its ...

Jewellery stocks up on falling bullion prices

Gitanjali Gems, Asian Star and Rajesh Exports stocks moved up by 6.55%, 6% and 4.61% respectively

Today's picks- 22 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Motors, DLF & ITC


Syndicate Bank CMD Jain sacked

The government has terminated the services of S K Jain, chairman and managing director (CMD) of Syndicate Bank, a Mainpal-based public sector ...

Corp Bank to take partners on board to recover KFA dues

SBI leads a 17-member consortium of lenders trying to recover dues running into over Rs 7,500 cr in principal alone from Kingfisher Airlines

IDFC appoints a new chief digital and data officer

Sriraman Jagannathan at Airtel had spearheaded launch of first mobile payments platform


MTNL not to infuse any fresh equity into Nepalese venture

MTNL has also proposed to sell its stake in the venture that seems commercially unviable

GSM players add 55.4 lakh users in August: COAI

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of users in August with 17.2 lakh subscribers

Airtel may have to pay Rs 436 cr for merging Qualcomm 4G arm

The company is moving from its present permit to new licence for which it has to pay differential spectrum cost and migration fee


Price cap relief for drug makers

NPPA withdraws guidelines that reduced prices of 108 medicines; goes back on move to bring many more drugs under price control

Aurobindo: Long-term benefits outweigh near-term challenges

The company's ability to manufacture limited competition, complex products from its manufacturing unit boosted prospects

Venus Remedies eyes Rs 1000 crore turnover by FY18

Company is negotiating with overseas partners for out-licensing drugs


Suzuki Motorcycle expects two-wheeler sales to reach 1 mn units in three years

Company looking at leveraging Maruti Suzuki's market presence for growth

M&M dips after Credit Suisse downgrades the stock

Shares of M&M lost 1.5% to Rs 1,355 after Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to "neutral" from "outperform"

TVS Motor: Strong on volume growth; margins a concern

The volume and market share gains can be attributed to a series of launches, especially in the second half of 2013-14


Restrictions on domestic carriers wanting to fly abroad likely to be eased

Under the current norms, domestic airlines need to have a minimum fleet of 20 aircraft and five years of operational experience to operate ...

Choppers might be allowed in commuter airline fleets

The BAOA has sought helicopters be included in the policy for promoting air connectivity to unserved and underserved destinations

Airlines asked to train crew to deal with unruly flyers

The training should enable crew to detect, defuse and handle critical situations, DGCA said


Airbus in talks for stake in GMR's maintenance unit

Deal will help GMR raise cash as a part of its 'asset light' strategy and enable Airbus to fulfill its commitment of developing an MRO in India

Cummins India: Exports key to higher growth

Muted growth likely this year on sharp rise in genset prices

Bhel to build two power plants in Telangana

The plants will be coming up at Kothagudem and Manuguru


'Mallya's stay on MCF board subject to legal proceedings'

Scrip trading well above counter-offers from Poddar-Mallya and Deepak Fertiliser

RCF looks for partner to build fertiliser plant in Iran

The project is expected to materialise after sanctions against Iran are lifted

Hatsun Agro rises on preferential share issue plans

The company's board will meet on Sep 23 to consider issue of share on preferential basis


Zee Entertainment hits 14-year high on entry into Nifty

The stock hit high of Rs 317, its highest level since June 2000, on National Stock Exchange.

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.

Zee Entertainment up on brokerage upgrade

Kotak has upgraded the stock to 'add' with target of Rs 315 and the stock will be included in Nifty from Sep 19


ABG Shipyard puts custom over staff dues

Company to divert majority of Rs 1,300 crore working capital loan towards executing orders

Bharti Shipyard jumps on sale of non-core asset

The company said, its lenders, under the CDR mechanism, have sold the wind mill business

Small & mid-caps on mutual funds' buy list

HDFC Mutual Fund, Reliance Mutual Fund, IDFC Mutual Fund, SBI Mutual Fund and DSP Blackrock have bought shares of mid-and-small-sized companies ...


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Inside Aladdin's cave

With its rock music, rocky caves and eclectic cuisine, Shillong promises serenity and touristy chaos, all at the same time

Movie Review: Daawat-E-Ishq is not quite a feast

With witty dialogues and adorable characters, Daawat-e-Ishq almost makes the cut, but a lopsided storyline lets it down

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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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Nielsen plans one-stop shop for brand owners

With Indicus, starts its expansion into analytics to supplement its primary research

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