Markets end at record closing highs on rate cut hopes

The total investor wealth in Indian stock market today hit a record high of Rs 100 trillion

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OPEC just gave the world its biggest QE

Falling crude prices is beneficial for most of the economies around the world apart from the ones that are producing them


RBI's payment bank norms to deepen financial inclusion

But RBI denies them entry into small banks; removes geographical restrictions


Sino-US pact helps US lower emission target for 2025

US announced a 24-26% emission reduction below 2005 levels while China announced it would peak its emissions by 'around 2030'


Fresh firing in Arnia; Army begins operations to kill holed up ultra

Yesterday, militants attacked two Army bunkers close to the Indo-Pak border leaving 10 people


SC directs Sahara to show escrow account agreement to SEBI

The apex court says Subrata Roy seems 'very comfortable' in jail, next hearing on Dec 2


Are you investing in equities for the first time? If yes, try out a balanced fund

It is a good way to play the stocks defensively, say experts. They can protect you more than equity funds

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Debunking two worries
Akash Prakash

Are India stocks over-owned? And are they too expensive?

Coping with technophobia
R Gopalakrishnan

Innovators must recognise and accept that there will be blockers to their innovation, but they must listen carefully to the concerns

Now, anyone can buy a
drone. Heaven help us

Nick Wingfield

With the price of drones falling, the machines have emerged as central characters in stunts from the puckish to the criminal

The search for higher

Indrajit Gupta

DaanUtsav is a peer-driven model, which entirely depends on selfless efforts of its volunteers to evangelise the idea of giving in our society


Has the PM oversold offshore black money?
Tarun Chaturvedi

If Modi fails to bring it back, he risks losing credibility

Why Sonia Gandhi is not a 'relative' of Nehru and Robert Vadra

Indian law makes it clear that Sonia and Rahul are not related to Robert Vadra, nor is Sonia a relative of Pandit Nehru


Banking on thin ice

Explicit condemnation of large defaulters welcome

The right smoke signals

Upping stakes on tobacco use is healthy policy

Financial X-ray

Street seeks clarity on coal block auctions

Analysts believe total cost of production at Rs 1,000/tonne reasonable for power firms

Dr Reddy's: Strong US pipeline to boost revenues

Recent launches, strong portfolio in limited-competition categories should aid revenue and margins


Fleeing Ukraine with little more than wit

It came as a great surprise to Lev Golinkin when he discovered, at age of nine, that there was more than one town named Lafayette in the US

Beggars' banquet

Few practitioners of fiscal policy have written about the crisis and its consequences for national fiscs. This book seeks to fill that gap

Peter Thal Larsen

Cost inflation
Peter Thal Larsen

Faulty airbags puncture Takata financial cushion

Richard Beales

No we shouldn't
Richard Beales

Bank misdeeds show lack of 'should we'

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RIL's petrochemical business to help offset falling crude oil shock

The massive $10 bn petrochemical expansion will help the company to offset decline in refining earnings

Land acquisition, environmental clearances hitting Neyveli expansion

Company is battling hard for the last one year to operationalise the ready-to-function 1,000-Mw Tuticorin thermal power plant

Jet Airways to switch to single full service model from Monday

Hopes to attract corporate customers with "Guest First" programme

Bajaj Corp gains on board nod to hike in FII limit

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 334 on NSE after board approved to increase the FII limit from 24% to 49%.

Today's picks- 27 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL, HCL Technologies & Hindustan Unilever

Today's picks- 26 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty,ITC, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd & Bharti Airtel

IDBI Bank to ramp up presence in rural, semi-urban areas

Says bank is using the Securitization Act to recover funds

Banking shares rally; Bank Nifty zooms near 600 points

SBI, BOB, BOI, Canara Bank, PNB, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank are up 2-6% on the NSE.

Govt considering plan to reduce stake to 52% in state banks

Govt holds stakes ranging from 56% to 84% in state-run banks

Airtel starts rolling out 4G services in Africa

The network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE subscribers in the first phase

Anil Ambani's RCom takes on Jio, offers unlimited data plan for Rs 999 a month

The plan, Pro 3, offers speed of upto 14.7 Mbps, enabling lightning-fast data streaming

Airtel launches 4G service in Seychelles

Airtel said the network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscribers in the first phase

Today's picks- 27 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL, HCL Technologies & Hindustan Unilever

Bombay HC orders status quo on NSEL-FTIL merger

The government issued a draft order to merger NSEL and FTIL on 21st October

Infosys hits fresh record high

Infosys has fixed record date as December 3, 2014 for the purpose of allotment of bonus shares.

Strides Arcolab, Bosch, Amtek Auto gains after F&O entry

Amtek Auto, Bosch, Engineers India, Strides Arcolab, Indiabulls Housing and Wockhardt are up between 1 to 5% on NSE.

Dr Reddy's: Strong US pipeline to boost revenues

Recent launches, strong portfolio in limited-competition categories should aid revenue and margins

Kopran rallies on allotment of shares to promoter

The company allotted 2.05 million shares and 2.15 million warrants at Rs 66 each to Oricon Properties Private Limited, a promoter group company.

Banking, auto index hits new high

S&P BSE Bankex was up 3% or 622 points at 21,243, while S&P BSE Auto index was up 1.6% or 303 points at 19,155 at 1236 hours.

Lumax Ind plans Rs 300 cr capex, to double turnover in 5 yrs

During the past 2 years, the company has invested about Rs 160 crore in its Bawal and Bangalore facilities

Atul Auto zooms 15% on heavy volumes

In past four trading sessions, the stock has rallied 31% after Goldman Sach and Birla Mutal Fund bought shares via open market.

Land acquisition, environmental clearances hitting Neyveli expansion

Company is battling hard for the last one year to operationalise the ready-to-function 1,000-Mw Tuticorin thermal power plant

SC asks DLF to deposit Rs 480 crore penalty

DLF was imposed the penalty of Rs 630 cr for allegedly exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in Gurgaon

APTEL upholds Tata Power's distribution licence in Mumbai

The tribunal said Tata Power has met conditions of credit worthiness and capital adequacy to supply power to the entire area

Today's picks- 25 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Zee Entertainment, IDFC & DLF

TV Today extends rally on R K Damani stake buy

On November 24, Derive Investments bought 1.3 million shares of TV Today Network at Rs 196 on BSE.

TV Today Network surges over 10% on huge volumes

At 1515 hours, a combined 3.88 million shares representing 6.51% of total equity of TV Today Network changed hands on NSE and BSE.

Taneja Aerospace zooms 20% on signing contract with Indian Air Force

The company has signed a contract worth Rs 12.79 crore with Indian Air Force, Nasik for upgradation of their MIG 29 aircrafts.

Just Dial gains over 2% on increase in FII stake

Just Dial is up 2% after RBI allowed overseas investors to buy up to 75% in the company

Tariff decision: A new trigger for GSPL

Analyst's expect FY16 earnings to get upgraded by 29-85%

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Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today









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As he turns 60, Jaipuria reboots for swift growth

As he feels the pinch of expansion through debt, Ravi Jaipuria is pressing on the gas pedal with a fresh strategy

Banks propose fund to cure power sector's woes

As banks struggle with high levels of exposure to the sector, a separate fund for power projects is seen as the next best solution

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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Utility rules brands' mobile app worlds

Apps developed by media agencies would play a key role as mobile advertising spends increase from the current Rs 475 cr

40 Years Ago...and now: How Bata put its foot down

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years

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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