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Sensex up nearly 100 points; Cipla, ICICI Bank top gainers


The 30-share Sensex was up 88 points at 29,366 and the 50-share Nifty was at 8,850 trading lower by 14 points

Obama's India Visit »

Mr President, world's worst air is taking 6 hours of your life


Delhi, has the world's highest levels of PM2.5 - tiny, toxic particles that lead to respiratory diseases, lung cancer and heart attacks

COMPANIES »

Ranbaxy loses 180-day exclusivity on Nexium


US FDA allows Teva subsidiary to launch generic version of the heartburn drug

AROUND THE WORLD »

WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers' data to US


The act was termed as an attack on journalism and journalists especially those working on security issues

ECONOMY »

NITI Aayog to remain separate from the planning ministry


Planning Commission's new name and tweaked role unlikely to bring serious change to the ministry's functioning, say officials

INDIA CELEBRATES R-DAY »

Obama cheers march of the Republic


Display of Indian culture and military advancement at Republic Day parade watched by US President and First Lady

FINANCE »

Asset quality concerns continue for private banks


Higher loan restructuring in Q4 likely to increase stress

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Satyajit Das: The years of talking dangerously

Theorists and central bankers are animated about forward guidance. But increasing reliance on the same is drawing unwanted focus on the ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: Will algorithms make the manager redundant?

The general-purpose liberal education mgmt schools provide has to give way to a strong injection of computer science & data science skills

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Will algorithms make the
manager redundant?

Ajit Balakrishnan

The general-purpose liberal education mgmt schools provide has to give way to a strong injection of computer science & data science skills

The years of talking
dangerously

Satyajit Das

Increasing reliance on forward guidance is drawing unwanted focus on the limitation of central banking instruments and policy

Game changer for pest
control

Surinder Sud

Scientists have used state-of-the-art technology to evolve gel-based carriers known as nanogels that carry pheromones to repel pests

The new normal in
China's cities

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Xi Jinping says the aim is to ensure economic growth of around 7%, driven by opportunities in manufacturing, IT & agricultural production

BLOGS


Kavita Chowdhury: On the right to free expression

Defending the right to offend using the free speech argument, but circumscribed by the sensibilities of religious beliefs, is tricky

Abhishek Jha: The baffling case of Stuart Binny's selection

The 'allrounder' got a ticket on the World Cup bus yesterday. Abhishek Jha points out why this selection is biased in more than one way

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

On an ECB high

Europe's stimulus may overheat Indian equities

What Syriza's victory in Greece means for Europe

Difficult to see how the party's demands and a Germany-led northern Europe's expectations can be reconciled

Financial X-ray

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

Decoding Marissa Mayer

Nicholas Carlson presents her as a complex personality who defies most stereotypes

Salaam, Bombay locals!

The book tells the reader as much about Bombay the city as it grew as it does about its lifeline, the railway system

Neil Unmack

Spread bet
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ECB quest to even out euro credit costs is working

Una Galani

Test Teflon
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Telco IPO a soft test for Thailand's Teflon market

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HDIL gains on brokerage upgrade

Macquarie upgrade the stock to Outperform, raising target price to Rs 104.

Union Bank of India dips on disappointing Q3 results

The stock dipped 6% to Rs 236 on BSE after reporting a lower than expected net profit of Rs 302 crore in December quarter.

Hitachi Home dips on open offer by Johnson Controls, Inc

Johnson Controls, Inc have made an open offer to acquire 25.75% stake in Hitachi Home at Rs 821.38 per share.


Rajesh Exports rallies on plans to foray into gold finance business

The board of directors of the company will meet on Feb 09, to form a division for foraying into Gold Finance Business.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

UP to sign MoUs of Rs 5,000 cr for electronics manufacturing

Deals to be inked with Spice Group, Lava International among others; will create jobs for 50,000


Union Bank of India dips on disappointing Q3 results

The stock dipped 6% to Rs 236 on BSE after reporting a lower than expected net profit of Rs 302 crore in December quarter.

Edelweiss Financial hits 52-week high on strong Q3 results

The stock rallied 8% to Rs 75 on BSE after reporting 43% yoy growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 83 crore in December quarter.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts


In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

Of the two big players, while Bharti Airtel can leverage its existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers ...

RCom gets Rs 650 cr from promoter group TIFPL

The proceeds from TIFPL are expected to be utilised by RCom to lower its debt

High debt pulls down Anil Ambani group shares by a third

Analysts expect group companies to report flat sales in December 2014 quarter


Ipca Labs: Under pressure after US FDA import alert on Ratlam plant

While the negatives as of now seem to be priced in, any new adverse regulatory action could lead to downsides

Sun Pharma open to fresh acquisitions: Dilip S Shanghvi

The company, however, will be confined to such opportunities which do not put too much pressure on management

Biocon Q3 net falls 13% to Rs 91 crore

Firm to offload 10-15% in research services arm Syngene


Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month

GoAir is poised to post higher profits this year: Giorgio de Roni

Interview with Chief Executive Officer, GoAir

Cargo industry demands reduction in airline fuel surcharge

While international airlines and freighter operators have linked the fuel surcharge to crude prices domestic airlines do not follow the practice


Hitachi Home dips on open offer by Johnson Controls, Inc

Johnson Controls, Inc have made an open offer to acquire 25.75% stake in Hitachi Home at Rs 821.38 per share.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

BEL net up 41.6% to Rs 272 crore in Q3

Total income from operations has gone up 33.9% annually to Rs 1,608 crore


CBI files fresh case against Hindalco

After registering the case, the probe agency carried out search operations at four places on Friday

NMDC signs Rs 670-crore contracts with L&T and MEIL

L&T to construct a reservoir as well as a water treatment plant for the company in Chattisgarh

Weak euro to impact Indian cos with European arms

Companies with euro debt exposure to pay less to repay loans


Sun TV stock unfazed by Marans' woes

Stock rises 1.25%; analysts remain bullish on the scrip

Shemaroo Entertainment extends rally on FIIs buying

FIIs acquired 886,270 shares representing 3.26% stake in Shemaroo Entertainment in past two trading sessions.

Dish TV hits 52-week high on trimming losses in Q3

The stock up 4% at Rs 77.50 on BSE after reported net loss of Rs 2.87 in December quarter against loss of Rs 38 crore in year ago quarter.


ONGC investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects

Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

ONGC agrees to Cairn being given Rajasthan block extension

Cairn's contractual term for exploring and producing oil and gas from Rajasthan Block RJ-ON-90/2 expires in 2020

Cairn India copes with adversity

And, rather well in the circumstances, a reason why the scrip rose after the results; however, peers in the sector might not be able to manage ...


Adani group shares rally; Adani Enterprises soars 8%

Adani Power soared 7% to Rs 50.65, while Adani Port and SEZ gained 5% to Rs 346 on BSE.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research zooms 60% in one week

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 316, extending its past four day's over 40% rally on BSE on back of heavy volumes.

Zomato to launch cashless payment service in Dubai

Gurgaon-based Zomato, one of the fastest growing start-ups in India, will unveil its cashless payment service in Dubai next month


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Majnu ka Tilla: Flashes of a Forbidden Kingdom

The narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla in north Delh hide many Tibetan marvels, from authentic food to vignettes of their lives

An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

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