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Nifty slips below 7,950; Oil and Gas, FMCG drag


Software exporters and select auto stocks among the top gainers

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Thank you, America: Modi to US before leaving for India


He termed his visit to the US as a highly successful and satisfactory trip

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Trai asks Loop to inform users of closure date


Loop Mobile's licences are due to expire in November

Around the world »

Wall St falls on Ebola concerns; airlines tumble


Airline stocks fell sharply on concerns the disease could curb air travel, with several numbering among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500

ECONOMY & POLICY »

India to grow 5.6% this fiscal, 6.5% in FY16: Fitch


Says investment likely to rise now that political uncertainty has disappeared

RBI POLICY »

At this point, can meet 6% inflation target: Rajan


Interview with RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Gold for Mary Kom: Twitter celebrates


The 31 year old who is a mother of three beat beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0 in the flyweight (51KG)

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Great cities and ghost
towns

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

China's ghost towns and local-government debts are not harbingers of doom

A tale of two realities
A K Bhattacharya

In just about four months after taking charge as prime minister, Narendra Modi has completed his engagement with three major countries

Mary Kom and lessons in
tolerance

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Making films is a creative business and actors are trained to do stuff that is way beyond their ethnic or national identities

No, Shanghai can't
replace Hong Kong

William Pesek

If China continues to erode institutions that have made Hong Kong such a great place to do biz, MNCs aren't going to shift base to Shanghai

BLOGS


Were Rajdeep Sardesai's 5 questions on Modi provocative?
Jency Jacob

Sardesai's detractors blame him for provoking the crowd at Madison Square Garden, but did he?

An Ode to a Venetian wedding
Katya Naidu

Not just his looks, but also his voice, charm, his celebration of bachelorhood that made George Clooney the ultimate King of Single Women

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Focus on structural change

Reserve Bank of India takes regulatory steps forward

To cap, or not to cap

Government flip-flop on medicine prices

Financial X-ray

Bank stocks could gain if credit growth picks up

If FY15 growth is 12% instead of the market expectation of 15%, earnings could grow 5-6% more

Rising volumes, lower costs positive for Marico

Higher demand, falling input costs have led brokerages to raise their earnings estimates for the firm

BOOK REVIEWS

Thus spake Said ...

Edward Said on Palestine has been produced primarily to express solidarity with Palestinian people, especially hapless natives of Gaza Strip

The dismal science

In Seven Bad Ideas, Jeff Madrick argues that the professional failures since 2008 were rooted in decades of intellectual malfeasance

Robyn Mak & John Foley

Uncivil disobedience
Robyn Mak & John Foley


Hong Kong shreds hopes for orderly disorder

Reynolds Holding

Hank's chutzpah
Reynolds Holding


AIG owners' bailout suit has law and gall on side

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40 Years Ago...and now: From family nourisher to individual supplement

Horlicks has had its most eventful run in the last 40 years, changing its positioning with changing times

Ranbaxy launches acne treatment capsules in the US market

Company has announced the launch of Absorica capsules in the strengths of 25 mg and 35 mg

WNS renews contract with Aviva for another five years

The contract that would be expiring Nov 16, 2016 has been renewed until March 31, 2022 on mutually acceptable terms


Samena Capital invests in Flemingo International

Dubai-based Flemingo International is a leading emerging markets-focused duty free and travel retail operator

Videocon Industries gains as subsidiary considers IPO

Videocon Industries has gained 2.5% on BSE on the reports about Videocon d2h considering a pre-IPO placement

Indian Alibaba inevitable, says Mukesh Bansal

It could be as close as 5 years away and Flipkart-Myntra's working to get there, he says; mobile internet penetration's pace is one push factor


MFs buy on dips in September

Turn net-buyers in the second half of the month as market corrects

Today's picks- 30 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HCL Tech & IDFC

Bank stocks could gain if credit growth picks up

If FY15 growth is 12% instead of the market expectation of 15%, earnings could grow 5-6% more


RCom to cut debt to below Rs 20,000 cr: Anil Ambani

This will put RCom in direct competition with Mukesh Ambani's soon-to-be-launched 4G-based Reliance Jio and Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel

Reliance Comm aims to bring debt under Rs 20,000 crore in two years

Says will participate in spectrum auctions next year

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


Q2 numbers for IT players sees strong growth; outlook will be key

TCS seen leading the pack; Infy Sikka's comments in focus, Wipro's guidance eyed

HOV Services stock up, to sell stake in SourceHOV

HOV Services has a shareholding of 26.1% in SourceHOV through its US subsidiary HOVS LLC

Wipro hits 14-year high as government clears SEZ in Andhra Pradesh

The stock hit high of Rs 616, its highest level since March 2000 on National Stock Exchange.


40 Years Ago...and now: From family nourisher to individual supplement

Horlicks has had its most eventful run in the last 40 years, changing its positioning with changing times

Ranbaxy launches acne treatment capsules in the US market

Company has announced the launch of Absorica capsules in the strengths of 25 mg and 35 mg

NephroPlus to expand to overseas

The company plans to raise $30-35 million through Series C funding after two years from now


Mahindra sales up 4% in Sept

Company sold 43,289 units in the same month last year

Maruti Suzuki falls post September sales numbers

The stock was down nearly 3% to Rs 2,974 after reporting a 4.6% increase in its total sales at 109,742 units in Sep 2014.

General Motors sales down 37% in September

Units sold stood at 4,413 as against 7,048 units sold in the same month of last year


Jet Airways: Trying new strategies, yet to deliver

A financial turnaround with Etihad partnership and debt restructuring has not yet fully materialised

Aviation shares gain on cut in jet fuel prices

Spicejet surged 6% to Rs 13, while Jet Airways up nearly 5% to Rs 218 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

USL further rearranges financial house

Diageo-led spirits firm to repay fixed deposits worth Rs 450 crore by end-March


Larsen and Toubro gains on Rs 1,423 crore new orders

The company has bagged a Rs 631 crore order from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation for the construction of the Lucknow Metro.

Capital goods firms see light at the end of the tunnel

CEOs say stuck projects coming back to life, though fresh investments still a year away

Suzlon Energy tanks 40% in seven days after listing of fresh shares

Suzlon Energy had issued 270 million equity shares at Rs 15.46 per share to FCCB holders under a restructuring arrangement.


Castrol: Riding high on auto sales recovery, easing crude oil prices

Strong parentage (BP) enables Castrol to gain from exclusive tie-ups with original equipment manufacturers apart from capital and tech support

Biyani dreams big in food business

With inauguration of Tumkur food park, he has ambitious plans in the segment

Mayur Uniquoters surges on DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund stake buy

DSP Blackrock MF bought 1.28 million shares representing 2.95% stake in Mayur Uniquoters at Rs 399.98 per share on Friday, September 26.


Steel firms cautious on price cuts

JSW Steel cuts prices by Rs 500-1,000 per tonne to compete with imported steel

MFs buy on dips in September

Turn net-buyers in the second half of the month as market corrects

GMDC plans 50 MW wind power project for Rs 300 cr

Net generation from the project is expected to be 104.10 million units


Today's picks- 25 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cairn, TCS & Tata Steel

Aban Offshore slips over 16% on profit taking

The stock has been on a downtrend for the past five trading sessions

Decision on gas price rise deferred till November 15

The delay sought by the govt could be due to the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 15


WNS renews contract with Aviva for another five years

The contract that would be expiring Nov 16, 2016 has been renewed until March 31, 2022 on mutually acceptable terms

GAIL in talks to buy 2-2.5 mt LNG from US

US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved construction of LNG export project south of Washington

MT Educare hits record high as RBI hikes FII limit

The RBI increased foreign institutional investors' investment limit in education firm to 100% of its paid-up capital.


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Water alert

If you live in Delhi, there is a one-in-three chance that the packaged water you buy could be spurious

Gone with the hurricane

At Rs 3.43 cr, the Lamborghini Huracán may be a dream for most, but for those who can afford it, the Italian supercar is a performer with ...

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Despite climb to price parity, diesel still risky for retailers

For any price change, oil companies still have to seek government permission. Unless this system is dispensed with, their precarious situation ...

Google aims to fix its diversity problem

Over all, seven out of 10 people who work at Google are male

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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Scorpio's new sting

M&M's flagship's new platform gives it a better ride to match younger rivals

more to gain the most

Expected stake sale in Aditya Birla group's combined retail entity would sweeten the brand's valuation

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India's first vocational university kicks off

With a first batch of 4,000 students TeamLease intends to take capacity to 10,000 in next three years