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Kerry, Swaraj co-chair fifth Strategic Dialogue


The two leaders held nearly an hour-long restricted meeting before they were joined by their delegations

MARKETS »

F&O expiry: Nifty ends 70 points lower at 7,721


Markets ended lower following expiry of July F&O contracts and sales by foreign funds

COMPANIES »

JSW Steel plans to invest $22 bn to raise capacity by 2025


Currently, the Mumbai-based steel producer has a total installed capacity of 14.3 million tonne

Around the world »

Samsung posts worst quarterly profit in 2 years


Profit for the mobile division falls to 4.42 trillion won, the lowest in 2 years

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Pune landslide: Rajnath assures full Central assistance


He announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the victims from the Prime Minister's fund

India @WTO »

Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India: sources


Members discuss pushing ahead trade facilitation agreement on a plurilateral basis

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Don't shift to online plans to save cost


While the savings on premium is as high as 50%, things could get tricky if your health condition has worsened

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Players and the game
Madhukar Sabnavis

Faces are important in India, because people connect with people, not concepts

Distracted or better
informed?

Shyamal Majumdar

Gen Y employees may be all about 'me, me & me', but one can't ignore their aspiration for autonomy

Why we still need the
APMC laws

Madan Sabnavis

States need to create alternative marketing structures for farm produce since middlemen also provide vital services that are otherwise ...

The perils of
pay-for-delay

Bhupesh Bhandari

In July, the European Commission imposed fines of euro 427.7 million on Servier of France and five producers of generic medicine - ...

BLOGS


WTO talks: NDA's radio silence takes the toll on India's stance
Nitin Sethi

The next 48 hours will show whether the new government was only sabre-rattling or if it is better able to play the multinational negotiations ...

Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The billion-dollar gift

Doubts over Flipkart's valuation will persist

Against science

Government should not back RSS on GM crops

Financial X-ray

Maruti: First-time, rural buyers drive volumes

Sees double-digit volume growth in FY15; strong product pipeline to support higher realisations

US launches and India recovery key for Cadila

Given rich valuations, upside for the stock capped for now

BOOK REVIEWS

Between the devils and a hard place

This Divided Island is non-fiction that reads like fiction, a new genre of black magic realism

Singapore's 'accidental diplomat'

Tommy Koh’s essays will surely appeal to Asian fraternity, including India, which respects Singapore’s tiny-but-feisty presence in the region

Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

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Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio


GE's $20-bn cards unit IPO puts a lot on credit

Martin Hutchinson

Ignore the blips
Martin Hutchinson


US GDP gyrations obscure still slow, steady growth

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Mallya could lose more of United Breweries

Mallya holds a 32.86 per cent stake in United Breweries, after having ceded control to Dutch brewer Heineken in December last year

Symphony Q4 net up over 26% at Rs 32.73 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 25.90 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal

Bajaj Electricals reports Q1 net profit at Rs 5.6 crore

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 885.96 crore


Expect turbulence with public sector bank mergers

The resistance from bank staff and employees' unions and local political interest could pose a formidable challenge

ICICI Bank net profit up 17% at Rs 2,655 cr

Interest margins improve in April-June quarter

Andhra Bank to raise Rs 1,000 cr via infrastructure bonds

CRISIL has assigned its 'AA+/Stable' rating to the Rs 1,000-cr long-term infrastructure bonds of the Andhra Bank


Bharti Airtel to sell more infra in Africa

To reduce debt and cut capital expenditure on passive infrastructure

Bharti Airtel gains 3% on good Q1 results

Q1 consolidated net profit up 61% yoy at Rs 1,108 crore, backed by a 74% rise in mobile data revenue.

Airtel net rises 61% on data revenue

Operating earnings up 18%, Africa revenue rises 12% in constant terms


Maruti Suzuki Q1 net up 20% at Rs 762 cr

Net sales up by 11% to 11,074 cr

TVS steps up its two-wheeler challenge

The Chennai-based company recently gained market share for the first time in two years; does it have the products to take on Hero, Bajaj and ...

Twin speed bumps round the corner for Maruti

Honda Mobilio and Tata Zest could challenge one-third of Maruti's earnings


NTPC profit dips due to new rate regime

The company reports 13% fall in Q1 net profit to Rs 2,201 cr

DLF net profit falls 29% to Rs 128 crore

The net profit stood at Rs 181.2 crore in the same quarter of last year

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cipla, ntpc & HCL Tech


Vijay Mallya gets bail from court for not remitting TDS of Rs 266 cr

Special Economic Offences court was hearing a case filed against Kingfisher Airlines for not having remitted TDS

Sterling shareholders to get 1.2 shares of Thomas Cook

In Feb this year, Thomas Cook India announced that it is merging Bay Capital-backed Sterling Holiday Resorts into it, on a Rs 870 cr cash and ...

Corporate business helps GoAir increase revenue, market share

The airline is aiming for 36% revenue growth in FY15


GSFC starts production of Neem coated urea

Would be to the extent of 35% of its total Urea production

Deepak Fertilisers Q1 net drops 7% to Rs 39.85 crore

Company had clocked a net profit of Rs 42.73 crore in the same period last year

Deepak Fertilisers slips on weak June quarter results

The stock dipped 7% to Rs 166 after reporting 7% yoy decline in net profit at Rs 40 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.


Post-Satyam Cineplex buy, Inox aims 514 screens in 2 yrs

Inox bought the Delhi-based chain for Rs 182 cr

PVR reports Q1 net profit at Rs 7.66 crore

Company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13.60 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal

Inox acquires Satyam Cineplex for Rs 182 crore

With this acquisition, Inox's screen count in India now stands at 358 screens in 91 multiplexes across 50 cities


Aban Offshore net profit doubles

The company's total income from opeartions stood 16.7%

Govt seeks Rs 15,546-crore fuel subsidy from upstream cos

Of this, ONGC will pay Rs 13,200 cr, OIL India will Rs 1,846 cr, while Rs 500 cr will come from GAIL

Reliance open to 30% stake sale in Jio

To wait for sizeable user base for better valuation


Talwalkars hits 52-week high as David Lloyd eyes stake report

The stock surged 13% to Rs 243 on reports that British health and fitness group David Lloyd is buying around 20% stake in Mumbai-based the ...

Shareholders tell MCX not to rush on hiring new MD

MCX was to conduct interview for the post of managing director last week which was postponed

GAIL to buy one-third of LNG ships from Indian shipbuilders

It plans to charter newly built ships to transport this gas to India


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XIAOMI MI3: Little things make great impact

Flipkart crashing when sale of Mi3 opened proves the phone has generated much interest

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Being Jessica Alba

Hollywood celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza plans to spread her fitness mantra through a new range of gyms across the country

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class

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Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

Retailers search for clarity in govt's policy confusion

While the government may be looking at easing the rules for single-brand retail, multi-brand and online continue to be caught in a logjam

Real Estate

Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

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Twin speed bumps round the corner for Maruti

Honda Mobilio and Tata Zest could challenge one-third of Maruti's earnings

KBC

Sony takes the small town route via KBC

The quiz show seeks the right answer to the flagship channels plight

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Jobs in start-ups draw B-school, engineering students

Speed-job dating is becoming popular among job-seekers and employers