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Nifty holds 7,900, Oil shares slip, ONGC down 2%


The 30-share Sensex is up 129 points at 26,559 and the 50-share Nifty has gained 38 points to trade at 7,918.

COMPANIES »

Hero to invest Rs 5,000 cr to boost capacity, global presence


Hero MotoCorp targets 12 million annual production capacity by 2020

ECONOMY »

PSU divestment likely to start with Coal India, ONGC


The govt had earlier planned to begin this year's disinvestment with a 5% stake sell-off in SAIL in September

AROUND THE WORLD »

Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide


iPhone sales jump 16%; iPad sales slide more than 7% q-o-q

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Huge burden on tiny hands: How Sivakasi redeemed itself


The number of special training centres for educating children rescued from factories in Sivakasi has come down to 19 from 120

FINANCE »

Corporate bond issuance at 7-year high in Sept


The latest data from the Sebi show companies raised around Rs 58,000 cr in Sept through private placement of bonds

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Swipe card to buy a car


You get a 45-day repayment window and reward points. But inability to pay back on time can be a problem

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Ajit Balakrishnan: The right to be forgotten

On the new dimensions in the battle for online privacy

Editorial Comment »


Global slowdown mixed bag for India

How a worldwide slowdown could help, and hurt, India

BRAND WORLD »


Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them


TAKE TWO »


Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines

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The right to be
forgotten

Ajit Balakrishnan

On the new dimensions in the battle for online privacy

Payment banks - Spot the
difference

Madan Sabnavis

With post office deposits and Jan Dhan already in place, is there really place for yet another institution for banking inclusion?

Constructive lessons
from a destructive
cyclone

E A S Sarma

The damage caused by Hudhud in Visakhapatnam underlines need for govt to follow some basic disaster management and environmental rules

The Narendra Modi
sweepstakes

Shreekant Sambrani

With the fresh mandates, Mr Modi would be expected to deliver miracles. But that is for another day

BLOGS


Were Rajdeep Sardesai's 5 questions on Modi provocative?
Jency Jacob

Sardesai's detractors blame him for provoking the crowd at Madison Square Garden, but did he?

An Ode to a Venetian wedding
Katya Naidu

Not just his looks, but also his voice, charm, his celebration of bachelorhood that made George Clooney the ultimate King of Single Women

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Risks and potential

How a global slowdown could help, and hurt, India

High-flyers struggle

The information technology outlook has just lost some sheen

Financial X-ray

Diesel deregulation impact: WPI to fall 30 bps

Lower fuel subsidy payouts might restrict gross fiscal deficit in FY15

Idea's Q2 gets boost from higher data volumes

Numbers beat Street expectations and would have been even better but for the dip in voice ARPUs

BOOK REVIEWS

The slaughterhouses of the world

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road To The Deep North is a war story that treats mysteries of love and mysteries behind evil with equal weight

Red son rising

In The First Naxal, Bappaditya Paul offers a short history of Naxalite movement through life of Kanu Sanyal, one of its architects

Richard Beales

Fast data, slow math
Richard Beales


Spreadsheet bungles alive and well in high finance

Peter Thal Larsen

Double Abeloss
Peter Thal Larsen


Abenomics hits a speed bump, not a road block

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Bank Nifty hits record high

SBI, ICICI Bank, BOI, PNB, Canara Bank, YES Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank are up 1-2% on NSE.

Zee Media falls on reporting loss in Q2 results

The stock has declined around 2.5% on BSE after the company posted net loss of Rs 12.8 crore in the July-September quarter

Stone India surges on export order from China

The stock hits 52-week high of Rs 50 on BSE.


Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them

United Spirits reports Rs 55.6 crore net loss in Q1

The loss during the first quarter was mainly on account of a provision made towards the investment made in subsidiaries

United Spirits June quarter net loss at Rs 56 cr

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 118.13 crore during the same period of previous fiscal


Bank Nifty hits record high

SBI, ICICI Bank, BOI, PNB, Canara Bank, YES Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank are up 1-2% on NSE.

YES Bank plans to enter credit card business

Not to charge own customer for more than 5 ATM transactions

IDBI Bank raises Rs 2, 500 cr capital via AT-1 bonds

The bank, in a statement, said the size of its Basel-III-compliant AT-I bonds was Rs 1,500 cr, with an option to retain over-subscription up to ...


Nokia workers knock Commerce Minister Seetharaman's doors

Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she will pursue the matter with the finance ministry

Idea Cellular Q2 profit up 69%

The growth was on the back of strong subscriber addition and surge in data usage

Idea's Q2 gets boost from higher data volumes

Numbers beat Street expectations and would have been even better but for the dip in voice ARPUs


Margin at 26-28% range will be maintained: TCS

Firm says it held on to its margin estimate despite volatile cross currency movement and consolidation of its Japan JV

High-flyers struggle

The information technology outlook has just lost some sheen

Geometric dips on disappointing Q2 results

The stock is down 6% to Rs 124 on reporting 15.1% quarter-on-quarter decline in net profit at Rs 16 crore in September quarter.


US Congress steps up pressure for action on Sun Pharma, DRL

Writes to US health secretary for 'immediate' & 'aggressive' action over issue of abnormal drug price hikes

Alembic Pharma Q2 up 25% at Rs 77.27 cr

Company had posted net profit of Rs 61.64 crore for the July- September period of 2013-14

Unichem Lab dips on disappointing Q2 results

The stock slipped 8% to Rs 204 after reporting 38% yoy declined in net profit at Rs 22 crore in September quarter.


TVS Motor hits new high on FII buying

So far in 2014, the stock rallied 233% to Rs 253 from Rs 76 compared to 25% rise in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.

Exide Inds. falls on low operating margin in Q2 results

Exide Industries fell around 2% on BSE after the company's performance in July-September quarter for 2015 fiscal came below market expectations

Hero to invest Rs 5k-cr for global footprint

The company invested Rs 1,050 crore at the Neemrana facility and has also started work on the Colombia plant


India Inc's Sept foreign borrowing down 5.3% on yr at $3.17 billion

The domestic firms had raised $3.35 billion from overseas in the same month a year ago

Oberoi Realty Q2 net profit up 10% at Rs 70.54 cr

Company had posted net profit of Rs 64.14 crore in the July- September period of 2013-14

Gas price hike fruitful if discoms buy costlier power: NTPC

No impact of gas price increase on company's gas-based plants as they have long term power purchase agreements in place, says company's Chairman


Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines

Early festive season sees air traffic grow the fastest this September

Budget carrier IndiGo keeps lead, with one in three preferring to fly with it

NIIT Q2 PAT down 14% to Rs 10.3 crore

Revenue flat, learning divisions record over 20% y-o-y growth


UltraTech: On a strong wicket

Realisations, overall performance beat most estimates, but some analysts are disappointed as cost pressures continue

UltraTech Cement gains as Q2 earnings beat estimates

Consolidated net profit rose for Jul-Sep increased 47% to Rs 416 crore against Rs 283 crore in the same quarter last fiscal

Recent IPOs catch MF's fancy

The S&P Sensex is down almost two per cent in the last month


Metal and Power stocks gain on ordinance for coal issues

Shares of metal and power companies are trading higher by up to 2.5% after govt promulgates an ordinance on coal blocks.

JSPL shares tank after CBI case against company

Shares of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) tumbled about seven per cent, eroding Rs 1,161.2 crore from its market value, after a case of ...

Today's picks- 20 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel & Power & Zee Entertainment


Two MCFL investors tender 2.6% stake to Deepak Fertilisers

The takeover battle further intensified last month after Deepak Fertilisers raised its open offer price to Rs 93.60 per share

Rallis India drops 7% on weak earnings

Rallis India, slumped over 7% after it reported marginal decline in its consolidated net profit to Rs 73.43 crore in Q2

Insecticides India gains on bonus issue plan

The stock has rallied 7% to Rs 715 on National Stock Exchange on bonus issue plans


Zee Media falls on reporting loss in Q2 results

The stock has declined around 2.5% on BSE after the company posted net loss of Rs 12.8 crore in the July-September quarter

Today's picks- 20 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel & Power & Zee Entertainment

Panasonic Appliances to delist shares from stock exchange

Indian promoters sells entire share to the Japanese partner


Reliance partner Niko falls 48%

Shares of Canada-based Niko Resources, a partner of Reliance Industries (RIL) in the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin and NEC-25 gas block ...

Govt meeting bankers to discuss share sale in ONGC

The govt on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas

FIIs up stake in oil PSUs in September quarter

FIIs bought 21.79 million shares of ONGC during July-September quarter.


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Food for froth

Wheat beer with prawns? Or light lager with cheese?

Alice in dastangoi

M Farooqui & his team of dastangos are branching out from the traditional realms of storytelling to newer tales like Dastan Goopi Bagha Ki

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Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines

Sugar mills face bitter reality at festival time

SC has upheld the Allahabad HC's directive to mills to sell sugar pledged with banks to pay cane farmers

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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Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them

Pulsar fuels up to face a premium-bikes crowd

Launches promise a shake-up in Bajaj's stronghold - the 150-250-cc segment

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Bulk hiring of engineers is back

For better placement, campuses end exclusivity to one company by inviting all firms on Day One