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More governance, less government


Ending dual regulation and improving transparency in decision-making are key to improving the health of public-sector banks

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Walmart sharpens India focus again


Gets ready to open store, in Agra, after two-year break; global head comes next month

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Half of farm households in debt


Surveys show 40% still get loans from non-institutional sources & at high rates

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Earnings outlook downgrade here lower than in Bric nations


Deeper cuts also in some developed countries, say analysts

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US asks China to help rein in Korean hackers


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Ways to ward off cyber threats during the festival and holiday season

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Nitin Pai: Mr Modi's follow-through risks

For India to make the most of Narendra Modi's ambition and energy, he must get New Delhi to keep up

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Fiscal imperatives

Mid-Year Analysis shows government has daunting task

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Mr Modi's follow-through
risks

Nitin Pai

For India to make the most of Narendra Modi's ambition and energy, he must get New Delhi to keep up

A glimpse of things to
come

Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

Rise in US interest rates, fall in oil prices and the slowdown in China are three themes that will dominate the markets in 2015

Microsoft and Google in
a post-Snowden world

Katie Benner

US tech firms face a harsh reality now as global politics could obliterate advantages created by superior innovation & high-quality products

Revise India's climate
strategy

Sunita Narain

US has legalised lack of ambition or inequity of action. We can call this a 'win' for developing countries, only if we are delusional

BLOGS


Give them a fair chance
Somasroy Chakraborty

Old private banks that escaped nationalisation of 1960's and 1970's typically began as community banks

Cheers to the perfect cup of tea
Kavita Chowdhury

Musings on December 15, the International Tea Day

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Fiscal imperatives

Mid-Year Analysis shows government has daunting task

Now, the big push

Much work remains to get GST passed

Financial X-ray

Double digit earnings to cheer markets in FY16

Analysts expect earnings surprises from consumer discretionary, financial and industrial sectors

Is the fall in Aban Offshore's stock justified?

Street worried on impact of lower oil prices; analysts say these can be partly offset by de-leveraging gains

BOOK REVIEWS

An old soldier's meandering memories

Pranab Mukherjee's book is little more than a hagiography of Indira Gandhi and makes us none the wiser

A greater escape

Mark Felton has written a straightforward adventure story, which is undoubtedly the object of the exercise, and he’s done it excellently

Dominic Elliott

Research engine optimisation
Dominic Elliott


Research reform starts here for Europe's investors

Kevin Allison

Re-injecting the fizz
Kevin Allison


Activists may take the Pepsi, and Coke, challenge

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IndusInd's Romesh Sobti is BS Banker of the Year

He has been chosen for the bank's consistent performance during a period of slow economic growth, mounting NPAs and muted credit demand

FTIL promoter group entity skips holdings disclosure

Sigma Financial Services, part-owned by Jignesh Shah's private firm, held 7,000 shares of FTIL

Change of guard at SpiceJet?

The potential acquirers are likely to take 4-6 weeks to complete evaluating the cash-strapped budget carrier


IndusInd's Romesh Sobti is BS Banker of the Year

He has been chosen for the bank's consistent performance during a period of slow economic growth, mounting NPAs and muted credit demand

IDFC to slash stake in infra debt fund to 49%

IIDF raising Rs 1,500 cr through non-convertible debentures to buy out loans to road projects

FIPB clears HDFC Bank and Ratnakar Bank FDI proposals

HDFC Bank had applied for FIPB approval for expanding its equity base by up to Rs 10,000 crore and Ratnakar Bank for capital raising


Today's picks- 17 December 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, DLF, Tata Steel & Bharti Airtel

Airtel to sell telecom tower assets in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS

The deals will allow Airtel to focus on its core business, reduce debt and cut down on capex

OnMobile Global up 5% as board approves share buyback

The board approved buyback of shares through stock exchange mechanism, at a price not exceeding Rs 86 per equity share.


FTIL promoter group entity skips holdings disclosure

Sigma Financial Services, part-owned by Jignesh Shah's private firm, held 7,000 shares of FTIL

Infosys to increase focus on North America, EMEA with Finacle

The company is also working aggressively on introducing disruptive technologies, including data analytics, to offer real-time solutions to banks

Infy's appointment of new M&A head reflects thrust on inorganic growth

Ritika Suri joined recently; was senior vice-president at German firm SAP


A Zesty start topples Amaze

However, the long wait for delivery could kill Tata Motors' lead over Honda in compact sedans

Tyre makers agree to help Kerala rubber farmers

Agreement brokered by state govternmet after appeal to major firms for support, will have latter buying from the local market at 25% extra ...

JK Tyre zooms over 35% in two days post stock split

The stock hit a new high of Rs 163, rallied 38% in past two trading sessions from Rs 118 on December 17.


SAT adjourns DLF appeal to Monday

Company's counsel today pleaded before the tribunal that Sebi's order be set aside

Sebi did not follow procedure while taking action: DLF lawyers

One of the lawyers contended that Sebi did not give DLF opportunity to represent itself, which is mandatory under the FUTP law

Delta Corp gains on stake sale plan in Advani Hotels

Delta Corp has engaged Yes Bank, a merchant banker, to explore possibilities for sale of the company's interest in Advani Hotels and Resorts ...


Change of guard at SpiceJet?

The potential acquirers are likely to take 4-6 weeks to complete evaluating the cash-strapped budget carrier

Battle for frequent flyers breaks out as Jet Airways offers bonus miles

Jet Airways offering bonus frequent flyer miles to passengers on Mumbai-Delhi and Mumbai-Ahmedabad routes

The two pitfalls that led to SpiceJet's financial debacle

The airline dropped fares to gain customer load, but failed to cover the cost of its flights


CBI registers case against Electrosteel Castings for coal block irregularity

Electrosteel Castings is the owner and also the largest shareholder, with about 50% equity holding, in Electrosteel Steel

GMM Pfaudler hits record high on open offer by promoters

The promoter made an open offer to acquire 3.65 million or 25% stake in the company at price of Rs 245.85 per share.

Crompton Greaves gains as RBI allows FIIs to invest 100%

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 190 in early morning deals on BSE.


Tata Chemicals to target FMCG market

TCL is going through a restructuring programme to prune its debt

Sugar stocks still not out of the woods

The ethanol price decision will have limited benefits; prospects will look up only with a revival in the sugar cycle

GSK Consumer elevates marketing head Jayant Singh to regional position

Singh will head to Brazil, while company veteran Prashant Pandey will replace him in India


Sun TV: Positive macros, operational worries

Expectation of advertising recovery and subscription growth are positives but weakening position a worry

Sun TV: Positive macros, operational worries

Expectations of advertising recovery and subscription growth are positives while weakening competitive position is a worry

Jagran Prakashan hits 52-week high on acquisition plan of Radio City

The stock hit 52-week high of Rs 155 on NSE.


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Conversion: Fuelled by faith, love, politics

The right-wing believes preventing conversions will complement the Prime Minister's development agenda and consolidate political gains

No consensus on what will replace Plan panel

Some of the proposals might be difficult to implement, especially those that give states a say in the financial allocations in Central schemes

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Nifty targeting gets Bharat Benz rolling

Daimler's medium-heavy trucks have earned it around 7 per cent share, it claims

Advertising helped insure LIC against competition

For the state life insurer aggressive marketing wasn't on its mind in the 1970s. But it soon changed

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year