MARKETS »

Sensex gains seventh straight month riding the Modi wave


For the seven months since February 2014, the benchmark index surged nearly 27%

COMPANIES »

Micromax bags title sponsorship for Indian cricket team for 2014-15


The company will be paying Rs 18 crore for the deal

ECONOMY »

Persistent inflation hurting India's sovereign ratings: Moody's


Says supply response to inflation has been weak

Around the world »

Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies: development bank


Economists warn the epidemic could crush fragile economic gains made post civil war

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Online wills are legally sound


Such a will, a cheaper and more convenient option, has to be signed by two witnesses

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

PM Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of his visit to Japan


He recalled warm memories of visiting the country as CM of Gujarat

FINANCE »

Sharp rate cuts by RBI possible from 2015


RBI central bank is committed to bringing down CPI inflation to 8% by Jan 2015 and 6% by Jan 2016

Plan Panel 2.0

Indira Rajaraman: Replacing the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission needs to be replaced by institutions prescribed under the Constitution for the functions it usurped

BS @ 40

40 Years Ago...and now: Unsmiling Lalita ji to celebrating stains

Surf started its journey of becoming an iconic brand in the 1970s with a gentle nudge from competition

BS Poll

Do the frequent cases of fraud at PSU banks suggest that RBI needs to do much more in the area of financial regulation?

Yes  
No  
Can't Say  

People Rss icon

Live Markets

Powered by: SmartInvestor

Derivatives

Opinion Rss icon

Columnists

ISIS' clear and present
danger

Claude Smadja

Barack Obama cannot avoid taking real action against the ISIS

Making a U-turn on WTO?
T S Vishwanath

There is a need to look at World Trade Organisation's vision again as countries look to shift from a multilateral platform to a plurilateral one

One hundred days of
soliloquies

Bharat Bhushan

Anecdotes and stories might sustain Modi's image as a heroic prime minister, but soon the govt will be judged only by its performance

Sometimes, rhetoric
matters

Kanika Datta

Though Parliament did pass more stringent rape laws after December 2012, rape and gender issues have rarely been upfront on party agendas

BLOGS


5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

Why capping own ATM usage is not a good idea

Instead of encouraging customers to adopt technology, RBI's latest move may mean more crowding at bank branches

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Looking away, not east

Skipping Asean meet makes government look amateurish

Wait till next summer

India may not weather the poor monsoon as well as is hoped

Financial X-ray

Lead indicators show promise

Wholesale lending rates could fall 50-100 bps before rate cuts

Volume boost ahead for Concor

Container volumes, expansion initiatives will help the company post better earnings growth

BOOK REVIEWS

The nature of divinity

The authors note that both Buddhism and Jainism “being offshoots of the Vedic religion, continued many of the earlier traditions”

Potted histories of some eminent Asians

Makers of Modern Asia is a collection of the lives of eminent Asians

Katrina Hamlin

The new news
Katrina Hamlin


China freer press might reboot markets

Neil Unmack

Time is money
Neil Unmack


Time nudges Pfizer & Astra a bit further apart

CompaniesRss icon

Accelerated depreciation move to create 20,000 jobs/yr: Suzlon

Says AD will act as a stimulus for the revival of Indian SME

Ramco to set up cement unit in Andhra

The initial investment in the project will be Rs 1,500 cr

Hydro S&S zooms 75% in four days

The company said, there is no development in the promoter Company and the investor Company which could have any bearing on the price movement of ...


Dabur India hits record high on delivery based buying

On August 26, 1.02 million equity shares, representing 90% of the total 1.14 million traded quantity converted into delivery, BSE data shows.

Today's picks- 27 August 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, IDFC, Hindusthan Unilever & Tata Power

Godrej steps into hair care with B:Blunt

The launch marks a shift for Godrej Consumer from hair colour into hair care


Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, L&T would have doubled your money in a year

While the benchmark index has moved up 48% between 29 August 2013 till date; Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) have ...

IDBI Bank puts focus on retail loans

It is currently rebalancing its portfolio to de-risk its business and also comply with regulatory norms for the priority sector lending

FIIs' Sensex ownership hits record high of 22.5% in June quarter

Top three stocks by value owned by FIIs remained the same -- HDFC, ICICI Bank and Infosys


RCom ready with USSD platform for mobile banking

USSD is a technology that provides session-based communication, enabling a lot of applications

Idea Cellular launches mobile wallet service

Service was launched in Mumbai in July and it will be expanded across the country in a phased manner

Airtel partners with Tigo, introduces cross-network money transfer service

Service will be available in Tanzania, company is poised to help deepen financial inclusion in the country


FIIs' Sensex ownership hits record high of 22.5% in June quarter

Top three stocks by value owned by FIIs remained the same -- HDFC, ICICI Bank and Infosys

Tech Mahindra launches national mobile job marketplace

Job seekers can now easily access the service by buying the Saral Rozgar card for Rs 50

Mahindra did not anticipate legal hurdles after Satyam buy

The company and the Enforcement Directorate are locked in an intense legal battle in the Hyderabad High Court


CCI expands probe into Sun-Ranbaxy deal; seeks public scrutiny

Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy announced a $4-billion deal in April this year

Piramal Enterprises to stop early-stage research

To focus on molecules at advanced stage of development; move to impact 200 scientists

Apollo Hospitals launches eAccess

Service launched in collaboration with Philips with a capacity to monitor 500 beds from a command center


Maharashtra introduces ultra mega project category for investments above Rs 1,500 cr

Tweaks VAT set-off claim norms for auto and non-auto sectors; Tata Motors, M&M, VW, Bajaj Auto decide to invest a total of Rs 11,500 cr

Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, L&T would have doubled your money in a year

While the benchmark index has moved up 48% between 29 August 2013 till date; Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) have ...

Tata Motors launches passenger vehicle range in Algeria

The company has appointed SPA Elsecom for distribution and marketing


Indian Hotels to build 33 new properties

To spend Rs 450 cr to add 3,700 rooms across Taj, Vivanta by Taj, Gateway and Ginger brands

Slowdown woes get the better of Bickson

Many of Raymond Bickson's achievements at Indian Hotels have been overshadowed by the global economic meltdown that started in 2008

Kingfisher should be given loan, other documents by PNB: HC

The airlines had moved the court against PNB's notice alleging the carrier has willfully defaulted in payment of outstanding dues of over Rs 770 ...


Accelerated depreciation move to create 20,000 jobs/yr: Suzlon

Says AD will act as a stimulus for the revival of Indian SME

Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, L&T would have doubled your money in a year

While the benchmark index has moved up 48% between 29 August 2013 till date; Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) have ...

GVK gets 'green nod' to import coal from SA for Punjab plant

Company is setting up a Thermal Power Plant at Goindwal Sahib tehsil in Tarn Taran district of Punjab


Ramco to set up cement unit in Andhra

The initial investment in the project will be Rs 1,500 cr

Hydro S&S zooms 75% in four days

The company said, there is no development in the promoter Company and the investor Company which could have any bearing on the price movement of ...

Rollatainers hits upper circuit

The stock has hit a high of Rs 314.40 and a low of Rs 307.05 so far during the day


Vijay Mallya's long time business associate comes on board at MCF

Srinivasulu Reddy Magunta is the Chairman of Balaji Group of Industries based in Chennai

PI Industries hits new high; up 16% amid heavy volume

Shares of agrochemicals maker have outperformed the market by surging 33% in past one month

Rethinking the media plan

Instead of thinking in silos, marketers should try to create immersive storyscapes


TV Today Network zooms over 30% in two days on R K Damani stake buy

On August 27, Derive Investments bought 1.17 million shares of TV Today Network for about Rs 21 crore, the NSE data shows.

Dish TV targets new acquisitions through sports driven packages

In the new channel package options, three of the four packages include all the 11 sports channels available

Eros International and R Balki team up for Shamitabh

Shamitabh, is the third film with the actor-director combination of Amitabh Bachchan and Balki


RIL to shut down Hazira manufacturing unit for 4 weeks

However, RIL's crackers at other locations will continue at normal levels of operations

IOCL expects to clock Rs 5 lakh cr in sales in 2014-15

IOCL clocked a turnover touched of Rs 4,57,553 cr in 2013-14, a jump of 10.3% over the previous year

NK Verma takes over as OVL MD

Verma has been Director (Exploration) of ONGC since April 2013


Beyond Business Rss icon

Burman dada off key

Sathya Saran's book on one of Bollywood's legendary music directors doesn't quite hit the right note

Wistful in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, once an alpine retreat, isn't what it used to be. But its rolling meadows, wildflowers and deodars are still magical

Commodities

Commodity
Price(Rs)
Change
(%)

28080.00
+300
+1.08

5714.00
+39
+0.69

42671.00
+738
+1.76

244.00
+2.6
+1.08

421.75
-1.1
-0.26

FEATURES

In Depth Rss icon

Raymond Bickson

Slowdown woes get the better of Bickson

Many of Raymond Bickson's achievements at Indian Hotels have been overshadowed by the global economic meltdown that started in 2008

Aviation battle breaks out in Bangalore

After AirAsia India decided to make Bangalore its hub, rivals like IndiGo and Jet Airways have rapidly scaled up connectivity to the city

Real Estate

Real estate developers offer discounts to push sales

Discounts up to 15% expected this festive season; analysts expect Oct-Dec period to garner sales of at least 60k units across seven major cities

Brand World Rss icon

40 Years Ago...and now: Unsmiling Lalita ji to celebrating stains

Surf started its journey of becoming an iconic brand in the 1970s with a gentle nudge from competition

Battle for Mansion House

ABD buys 50% ownership rights of the premium brandy, but the stage is set for a three-way legal fight

Business Education Rss icon

University of Southern California

USC in talks with varsities to offer course on supply chain

The course offers a globally-integrated master’s programme on SCM aligned to its mission of networking, education and advanced research