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Understanding the shades of brand symbolism


Warehousing and logistics will be the key challenges for online firms joining the grocery retail party

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Sebi moves SC against DLF


Challenges SAT order on several grounds, pleads for early hearing

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

New urea pricing formula soon


New scheme expected to incentivise domestic industry to increase investment and reduce import dependence

AROUND THE GLOBE »

China moves to stimulus mode with reserve rate cut


The move puts the country more firmly in the easing camp with the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan

FINANCE »

PSU banks to tie-up with insurers for social schemes by June 1


Insurers to offer Rs 2 lakh accident cover for a premium Rs 12 a year and life cover of Rs 2 lakh for an annual premium of Rs 330

MARKETS »

Near-term headwinds for pharma companies


March quarter results likely to be muted, further correction good opportunity to invest

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Nasim Zaidi takes over as new chief election commissioner


Zaidi will have a tenure up to July 2017, when he attains the age of 65

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Subir Gokarn: Who's afraid of capital convertibility?

The post-crisis debate on capital account management focuses on matching instruments with vulnerabilities

Editorial Comment »


Global imbalances

No rising tide to lift world economy

DIGITAL CONSUMER »


Asus Zenfone 2: New kid on the block

ASUS is launching the successor to the popular Zenfone, the Zenfone 2, this week. Let's check out the handset


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Who's afraid of capital
convertibility?

Subir Gokarn

The post-crisis debate on capital account management focuses on matching instruments with vulnerabilities

A mix of old and new
A K Bhattacharya

The NITI Aayog will surely continue to both formulate plans and engage with the states

Walking a tightrope
Devangshu Datta

The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook says India will be the fastest-growing emerging economy this year

Taxtortion, Modi
govt-style

Debashis Basu

Indeed the story of MAT over the years illustrates how maddening, hypocritical and unfair Indian politicians and tax babus can be

BLOGS


Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!

It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank

DTH pricing teaches us why net neutrality is important

Rising DTH prices serves a grim reminder why the government should prevent business interests from spoiling the net neutrality party

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Global imbalances

No rising tide to lift world economy

Walk the talk

FM's assurances on responsive tax administration welcome

Financial X-ray

Refining drives RIL's Q4 performance

GRMs at $10.1/bbl beat Street estimates; FY16 to yield more gains from capacity expansion

Lupin's loss is Aurobindo's gain

The surprise approval of Lupin's Suprax suspension generics to Aurobindo is positive for the latter

BOOK REVIEWS

Facts are sacred

Dreger criticised a group of transgender activists who had attacked a sex researcher for his findings on why some people want to change gender

A megacity and its masses

The book under review adds to our understanding of the most deprived sections of Delhi’s underclass, the basti or slum dwellers

Robert Cyran

Generally unelectric
Robert Cyran


GE's higher sum might reflect most of the parts

Olaf Storbeck

Just a stopgap
Olaf Storbeck


Truce gives VW time to prepare for post-Piech era

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Sebi moves SC against DLF

Challenges SAT order on several grounds, pleads for early hearing

Despite slowdown auto companies continue on rural march

Only 3-4 out of every 1,000 own a car in rural areas as against 18 out of every 1,000 in urban areas of country

Piramal now said to have invested in Shriram Group's real estate business

Shriram Properties to raise Rs 300 crore from PEs


LIC gains sway in Axis, buys 0.18% at Rs 243 cr

LIC's total shareholding is now 12.04%

IndusInd Bank to beef up infra lending

To form project finance unit, will focus on renewable energy, port, roads

YES Bank launches RuPay debit card

It is a domestic debit card and will be accepted at over 190,000 ATMs and one million point of sale (PoS) terminals in the country


Airtel reaches out to its users on net neutrality issue

Firm says its Airtel Zero platform's image has been tarnished, asserts it is committed to maintaining neutrality

Airtel defends 'Zero'; MakeMyTrip comes out to support net neutrality

Bharti Airtel on April 6 had launched 'Airtel Zero' platform, where companies, including startups, can offer apps for free

MFs shuffle portfolios; ITC, TCS & ONGC out of top picks

HDFC Bank pips ICICI Bank, emerges as most sought after stock


TCS says Modi-Obama bonhomie yet to reflect on visa front

Global HR head Ajoy Mukherjee says there is no change in rules that govern sending professionals under H1-B visa regime

LIC buys Rs 300 cr Infosys shares in Q4, raises stake to 4.81%

This is the fourth consecutive quarter of share purchase by LIC in the software services firm

TCS set to overtake ONGC in dividend payout

Tech major's shareholders will receive total dividend of Rs 15,474 crore in FY15


Piramal now said to have invested in Shriram Group's real estate business

Shriram Properties to raise Rs 300 crore from PEs

'Lupin expects 25-30 product approvals in FY16'

Barclays Equity Research said that with 10 final approvals in the past 12 months, Lupin has led the Indian pharma peers on this metric

Temasek to invest $150 mn in Glenmark Pharma

The Glenmark management decides to issue up to 10.8 mn shares to Aranda, a wholly-owned indirect arm of Temasek Holdings


Golden Tulip opens hotel in Delhi NCR

The hospitality group now has 17 running properties all over the country and three new four- and five-star ones opening this year

Air India flight may get less bumpy

Operating losses for 2014-15 likely to climb a bit: Sources

Ola raises $400 mn; eyes growth in tier II & III cities

Firm intends to use the funds to expand to 200 cities from 100 by year-end, and ramp up its technology base


Rollatainers surges on board nod for stock split

The board approved stock split of face value Rs 10/- each into five shares of face value Rs 2/-each

S Kumars plans to move court to stall shareholders' EGM

In an unprecedented move, a group of shareholders having 21% share in the company, has called for the EGM on April 27

Cement prices slip below Rs 300 per 50 kg bag

Barring south, all markets see decline; west sees steepest fall


Tasty Bite Eatables zooms 20% on open offer by parent

Tasty Bite's US parent and Kagome, Japan have made an open offer to acquire 25.78% of the company

Deepak Fertilisers gains on stake sale in MCFL

The company sold over 14 million shares of MCFL via bulk deals on the BSE and NSE

Wagh Bakri to double spend on ad campaign to boost sales

Company aims to expand presence in North India to boost sales, after exports slacken on downturn in Russia, CIS


CBI files charge sheet against Deccan Chronicle promoters

This pertains to a case filed in February, 2013, against the promoters for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery, based on a complaint filed ...

Lower court grants bail to Deccan Chronicle promoters

Judge orders each of the accused to furnish Rs 5 lakh security and two sureties

Hyderabad HC rejects bail to Deccan Chronicle promoters

DCHL chairman T Venkattram Reddy and managing director T Vinayak Ravi Reddy, accused in a loan fraud case, are in a local jail for the past 2 ...


ONGC calls US co to contain fire at gas well

The Well Olpad-31 caught fire during repair maintenance job on Saturday

ONGC to take over Tapti gas field facilities

With Tapti output declining rapidly, partners in the Panna-Mukta and Tapti fields have decided to abandon the field

TCS set to overtake ONGC in dividend payout

Tech major's shareholders will receive total dividend of Rs 15,474 crore in FY15


After revenues, Reliance Retail is now biggest in categories too

The company added 930 stores and 0.9 million square feet of operating space in the year across sectors

CRISIL falls from record high on weak March quarter results

The stock down 8% to Rs 2,165 on the NSE after reporting 18% yoy drop in profit at Rs 56 crore in March 2015 quarter.

Govt to divest 15% stake in MMTC

Govt currently holds 89.93% in the trading giant; stake sale will help firm meet Sebi's minimum public shareholding norm


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What driving in the city can do to your health

The travails of driving in the city and how to deal with them

Hindu divided family

The Bharat Ratna conferred on Madan Mohan Malaviya has exposed the frictions within his family

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It is to keep labour unions away and make the employees feel important

Mahindra readies comeback plan

The company is betting on its proposed petrol-powered compact SUV, but rivals too are working at a furious pace on similar cars

Start-ups

Click online for health care records

Health care technology company Practo aims to make its presence felt in 100 cities, innovating to stay ahead in the fragmented sector

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Barc: Stability could ease first set of hiccups

In launch run-up, the new ratings system, rivalling TAM, has seen the telecasters divided on higher pricing & lower-than-promised sample size

Scarecrow makes it to world's top independent agency list

Compiled by thenetworkone, a global body of independent agencies, and Campaign UK, a noted ad magazine, the list lends bragging rights

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Lunch with BS: Arne Sorenson

Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International, explains why his partners are willing to shell out 3% of sales and 8-10% of profits