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Markets continue winning streak; Sensex up 400 points


The 30-share Sensex is up 412 points at 27,758 and the 50-share Nifty has gained 119 points to trade at 8,288.

ECONOMY »

India, China and the $42 trillion growth question


A new paper argues that if India and China could hit $56 trillion in GDP if they continue to grow at current rates

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

1984: Indira Gandhi's assassination and anti-sikh riots | Photo feature


When rioters ran freely on Delhi roads 30 years ago

AROUND THE WORLD »

US body probes India's trade policies under Modi government


Will identify changes if any to trade policy by the Modi govt

COMPANIES »

Sun, Hero lead list of most expensive boards


Small & mid-size firms are far more generous in rewarding their directors

BLACK MONEY TRAIL »

Jaitley asks tax dept to focus on domestic black money


He said the recovery of black money and taxes due thereon will also help the department in achieving its tax collection targets

BS@40 »

Calcutta shaped ad mentoring


City of Joy brought good tidings for a large swathe of brands in the 1970-80s and groomed strong talent

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Sreenivasan Jain: Is Swachh Bharat repeating past mistakes?

India's proposed toilet revolution is all set to repeat mistakes of the past

Indrajit Gupta: Are employee spinoffs here to stay?

Keep your eyes peeled on spinouts, that is, entrepreneurial ventures founded by ex-employees of incumbent firms within the same industry

ON THE BEAT »


Breaking the myths about box office hits

The sensible and prudent way to look at the box office numbers is to see what are the key sources of a producers revenue


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American-made financial
repression

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

The dollar's global dominance is contributing to financial repression

Down the drain again
Sreenivasan Jain

India's proposed toilet revolution is all set to repeat mistakes of the past

Enslaved abroad,
oppressed at home

Lipika Pelham

We should be mortified by terrible indignity that Bangladeshis face in their own land, which is forcing many of them into a life of servitude

Spinning it out
Indrajit Gupta

For well over a year now, the management team at logistics company has been straining at the leash. The market opportunity is staring at them

BLOGS


Is Pichai being groomed for top job at Google?
Surabhi Agarwal

Pichai and Page may prove to be a great partnership - one an ace executor and other a tech visionary.

All the Queen's gold
Katya Naidu

Though Jayalalithaa was convicted mainly for land grabbing, it was the images of 30 kg of gold that remained in public memory

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Running out of airwaves

Spectrum crisis needs government attention

India's secondary sex

Poor gender equality militates against economic growth

Financial X-ray

Bharti Airtel: Muted growth in India, Africa

Minutes on network and revenue per minute decline sequentially in Q2

Volumes boost Maruti's Q2 show

Company expects for a conservative 10% volume growth in FY15 on high base

BOOK REVIEWS

The contradictory Hindustani

Iqbal's contradictions and complications make him very human and interesting

Google's smart creatives

How Google Works, a new, insightful and smartly restrained – as far as real secrets go – book on the search giant's functioning

Una Galani

Not so fast
Una Galani


Samsung looks stuck in a dynastic value trap

Olaf Storbeck

Driving emotions
Olaf Storbeck


Ferrari spin-off looks great but lacks oomph

CompaniesRss icon

ITC Q2 net profit up 8.8% at Rs 2,425 crore

Sales rise 15% to Rs 8,930 crore in the quarter

Marksans Pharma surges on strong Q2 results

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 64 on NSE after reporting 56% yoy growth in net profit at Rs 31 crore in September quarter.

Closure of Nokia is unfortunate: Pon Radhakrishnan

Union Minister of State says Govt will take steps to ensure such closures do not happen in future


ICICI Bank registers 15% growth in net profit

However, the one big concern seen in the second quarter results was the increase in bad loans and provisions

YES Bank net profit up by 30%

Higher net interest income and lower provisioning in the period under review helped the rise

Indian Overseas Bank reports loss of Rs 245 cr

Provisions zoomed 44% to Rs 892.4 cr and asset quality worsened with the gross NPA ratio going up to 7.35% in the Jul-Sept period


Closure of Nokia is unfortunate: Pon Radhakrishnan

Union Minister of State says Govt will take steps to ensure such closures do not happen in future

OnMobile Global gains on improved cash position

OnMobile Global has gained around 9% at Rs 35.70 in early trade on BSE mainly on account of improved cash and cash equivalent position in the ...

Bharti Airtel net up 170%, highest since March 2011

Lifted by 74% increase in mobile data revenue in India; tops estimates


Infosys crosses Rs 4,000 mark; hits new high

Since September 8, the stock rallied 10% compared to 1.2% rise in S&P BSE Sensex.

IT shares in demand

Infosys, TCS , Persistent Sys, HCL Tech, Oracle Finance, Tech Mahindra, Midtree, Wipro have gained between 1-3%

In their second innings, Infy co-founders to incubate new ideas

Healthcare and sustainability to be prime focus as Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal launch incubator


Marksans Pharma surges on strong Q2 results

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 64 on NSE after reporting 56% yoy growth in net profit at Rs 31 crore in September quarter.

Cipla asks govt to revoke Novartis' patent; launches its drug

Company has launched the product under the brand name Unibrez, priced at Rs 130 per strip of 10 tablets in Delhi

Neuland Labs Q2 net up 50%

Total revenue of the pharmaceuticals maker rose 18% to Rs 120 crore


Maruti Suzuki Q2 net up 29% at Rs 862 cr

Board recommends increasing FII limit to 40%; dividend pay out ratio in range of 18-30%

Bosch looks to double sales in Asia-Pacific by 2020

Pegs strong growth for itself in India as the economy is headed for a 6% growth in 2015

Volumes boost Maruti's Q2 show

Company expects for a conservative 10% volume growth in FY15 on high base


Realty, infra shares extend rally on relaxation of FDI norms

Unitech, IVRCL Infra, HCC, GVK Power, NBCC,D B Realty, Patel Engg, Shriam EPC and Gayatri Projects are up 4-10%.

Bharti Infratel in race to buy Idea, Voda towers for Rs 5,000 cr

The company is also scouting for telecom tower acquisition opportunities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with its Rs 7,646-crore cash kitty

Godrej Properties, Brigade, Mahindra Lifespace to gain from FDI in construction

Analysts perceive this development to be a positive for developers with existing joint development / investment arrangements with foreign ...


Leela weighs options to ease debt load

Hotel Leelaventure wants to sell some assets, including its signature property in Delhi, but the plan has been hit by the slowdown in the sector

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts appoints Kavinder Singh as MD and CEO

Company reports 21 % growth in profit

Thomas Cook India Q3 net profit at Rs 22.18 crore

Total consolidated revenue of the company was at Rs 612.47 crore during the quarter under review


Thermax gains on winning Rs 321 crore worth order

Thermax surged 4% after securing Rs 321 crore worth order to build and commission a captive power plant in Africa

India Inc sees order flow pick up pace in September quarter

The capital goods sector accounted for the highest 83%, or Rs 23,448 crore, of the total order inflow

Today's picks- 29 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, NTPC, DLF & BHEL


JK Lakshmi Cement hits record high as Q2 profit trebles

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 378 on NSE after reporting profit of Rs 31 crore in September quarter against Rs 10 crore in a year ago quarter.

Sanmar Group plans to invest $150 mn in Egypt

The Group already invested $1.15 billion in the country

Castrol sees benefit of falling crude from next year

The continued momentum in the personal mobility segment drove sales of the company to an 11% increase at Rs 799 cr during July-Sept 2014 quarter


Blessing in disguise for Coal India?

The government has finally paved the way for ending the state monopoly, by allowing commercial mining in the private sector

Sesa Sterlite stock falls 3% on weak Q2 performance

Slow commissioning of projects with low return potential has been affecting the company's performance, say analysts

Sesa Sterlite's profit down 32% to Rs 1,658 crore

Total income stood at Rs 19,549 crore versus Rs 25,356 crore annually


Piramal Glass, others shut units after GAIL cuts gas supplies

The company on Sept 27 cut supplies to 30 industries in South Gujarat but did not touch small users in other states

Just Dial gains post clarifications on fund raising plan

Since October 20, the stock had tanked nearly 20% from Rs 1,694 to Rs 1,359 on Tuesday,

Adani hires consulting firm for $6.2 bn Australia coal project

Consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide contract reviews as firm looks to start production by end of 2017


Beyond Business Rss icon

Naseeruddin Shah: the actor in my head

Like his breathtaking performances, Naseeruddin Shah's entertaining memoir leaves a lasting impression on the reader

Connaught Place 2.0

Once in decline, the central Delhi landmark is buzzing with new restaurants, cafes and public events

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Leela weighs options to ease debt load

Hotel Leelaventure wants to sell some assets, including its signature property in Delhi, but the plan has been hit by the slowdown in the sector

Reliance, Essar could spell trouble for state fuel retailers

With diesel prices fully deregulated, private retailers are ready to expand their presence

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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40 years ago...and now: Calcutta shaped ad mentoring

City of Joy brought good tidings for a large swathe of brands in the 1970-80s and groomed strong talent

Harley-Davidson's new trio for India

British motorcycle brand, Triumph, is the only price competitor

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country