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Billing for wallet shock


Indian and other generic drug firms face prospect of US legislature debating compensation for undue price rises

ECONOMY »

Take our money, not FDI: Rail unions to government


Take our members' Rs 10,000-cr PF balance for 10.5% interest and develop the infra, offer unions

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Carlsen beats Anand, retains world title


Win gave the Norwegian Grandmaster an unassailable lead of 6.5-4.5 and therefore, Game 12 will not be played

AROUND THE WORLD »

Deflation fears: China may cut rates again


Government think tanks, which make policy proposals, have urged Beijing to cut its economic growth target next year

FINANCE »

SBI reworks recruitment policy


Intake to match retirements each year, with schedule and type of recruiting to be known in advance

MARKETS »

Less than 25% of shareholders participate in delistings: Experts


Experts say new 25% floor rule could prove a major hurdle, especially for large or even mid-size firms, given the experience

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Nitin Pai: The new Cuba?

A Chinese company with military links is building a canal across Nicaragua

Editorial Comment »


Against insider trading

Sebi reforms should strengthen corporate governance

BS Poll

US President Barack Obama will visit India in January 2015 as Chief Guest of the Republic Day celebrations, a first in Indo-US relations. Is this a diplomatic victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

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The new Cuba?
Nitin Pai

A Chinese company with military links is building a canal across Nicaragua

Do the Saudis want low
oil prices?

Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

Saudi Arabia’s deep pockets, strong financial system could help country to ride out low-price environment in order to protect its market share

Economics is a dismal
science for women

Noah Smith

Forget anecdotes, there is quantitative evidence showing that economics is uniquely biased against women

The bad China-US climate
deal

Sunita Narain

It is in our interest to demand that US and China must reduce emissions at scale and pace needed to provide for world to stay below danger mark

BLOGS


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

Two tennis shows, two different responses

While IPTL ticket sales have witnessed keen interest, CTL stands are almost vacant

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Against insider trading

Sebi reforms should strengthen corporate governance

Another step forward

Barack Obama's Republic Day trip will be significant

Financial X-ray

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

Indian bonds' prices likely to sustain gains in coming months

RBI's mere acknowledgement of the easing inflationary situation is sufficient to push up bond prices

BOOK REVIEWS

The Baniya karma

Nikhil Inamdar's book is a recognition of their contribution and of their talent

Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

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

Daniel Indiviglio

Deporting compromise
Daniel Indiviglio


Certain gridlock offsets Obama's immigration move

John Foley

Pain threshold
John Foley


China's rate cut shows depth of growth concern

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Billing for wallet shock

Indian and other generic drug firms face prospect of US legislature debating compensation for undue price rises

Realty firms line up affordable projects in Gurgaon

The national capital region, especially Gurgaon, and Mumbai are the two largest property markets in India

JSW Steel catching up fast with Tata Steel

Earlier scale advantage over JSW shrinks with slower capex in India and poor volume growth and other headaches in Europe


Emami gears up for foods entry

Emami's entry into foods will pit it directly against Dabur, which has a similar health care-personal care-foods push, with an ayurvedic-herbal ...

United Spirits' private deals come into question

Investors, proxy firms point to terms of agreement; company says deals already in force, cancellation will hurt its interests

For durables, Indians continue to trust foreign brands

Four of the top five consumer durables companies in India are unlisted and subsidiaries of either South Korean or Japanese companies


Top seven companies add Rs 44k cr to investor wealth

The m-cap of SBI surged Rs 20k cr to Rs 227k cr, the biggest rise among top-10 blue-chips

Sebi looking into share price spike ahead of Kotak-ING deal

Inquiry preliminary, based on system-generated alert

Retail bond issuance preferred route of fund raising for NBFCs despite costs

Muthoot Finance is planning to raise Rs 400 cr by public issue of bonds


Will go by shareholder agreement in TTSL stake sale: Docomo

Company reported to be looking at moving international arbitration regarding its stake sale

Datawind all set to launch Rs 2,000 smartphone

Company also on verge of tying up with a telecom operator for providing free Internet service to its smartphone buyers

Bharti Airtel appoints Titus Naikuni as chairman for Kenya operations

Comes with vast board-room experience with many companies across sectors


Best time to start a new business, says Infosys co-founder

Gopalakrishnan said almost all sectors will get disrupted and transformed over the next 30 years

Global tech giants gear up for Digital India road map

Centre has okayed blueprint for the project in August, which is expected to attract Rs 1,00,000 cr in investments over next 3-4 years

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal


Billing for wallet shock

Indian and other generic drug firms face prospect of US legislature debating compensation for undue price rises

Pharma companies should learn to appreciate FDA norms: Experts

Indian pharma companies have registered the largest number of US FDA-approved manufacturing facilities outside the US

Amrutanjan Health Care zooms over 50% in three days

Till 1205 hours, a combined 2.51 million shares representing 17% of total equity of the company changed hands on NSE and BSE.


Tata Motors to launch trucks with auto gear shift

The automated manual transmission has recently been introduced in various passenger cars, including its sedan Zest

Royal Enfield on expansion mode; to set up 3rd plant

Royal Enfield currently has two manufacturing facilities inTiruvottiyur and Oragadam

Tata Motors to treble commercial vehicle exports by 2018-19

The company plans to bolster despatches to existing and new markets to achieve the target


Realty firms line up affordable projects in Gurgaon

The national capital region, especially Gurgaon, and Mumbai are the two largest property markets in India

IPPs invest Rs 32,991 cr on their projects

Among the 28 players that have inked pacts with the state, two firms -- Sesa Sterlite and GMR Kamalanga Energy -- have started commercial ...

Private power producers ask RBI for bailout

The meeting was attended by senior executives of key power companies such as Reliance Power, Tata Power, Adani Group, GMR


Improved tourist sentiment leads to marginal hike in hotel tariff

Goa tops with 12% rise in tariffs, rates in Pune & Mumbai decline

SpiceJet stock up 15% on stake sale reports

The airline is restructuring its operations and has cut down its fleet size by ten planes to contain losses

Jet Airways: On course to improved performance

Rise in competition could offset gains on falling fuel prices; for SpiceJet, a turnround hangs on recapitalisation


Kirloskar proposes to install solar pumpsets in entire TS

At present, 30 mn units of power worth Rs 15 cr are supplied to agricultural pumpsets free of cost every day

Titagarh Wagons, Texmaco Rail gain on orders win report

Titagarh Wagons surged 6% to Rs 317, while Texmaco Rail & Engineers up 3% at Rs 120 on BSE.

GMR claims $803 mn for termination of Male Airport contract

Firm also seeks damages for loss of reputation due to wrongful repudiation of Concession Agreement


CCI invites public views on proposed Holcim-Lafarge merger

Competition panel believes merger could have adverse impact on cement industry, gives 15 days for response

TNPL launches new paper brand 'GreenPal' targeting students

TNPL to use e-commerce to sell the product, which will be delivered at doorstep free of cost

Holcim, Lafarge say global merger won't adversely impact competition in India

In a filing to CCI, the cement majors said effective competition will continue to sustain


JSW Steel catching up fast with Tata Steel

Earlier scale advantage over JSW shrinks with slower capex in India and poor volume growth and other headaches in Europe

Coal India trade unions call off Monday strike

Union leaders met a senior coal ministry official on Saturday and the strike was postponed until a meeting with the power and coal minister

IPPs invest Rs 32,991 cr on their projects

Among the 28 players that have inked pacts with the state, two firms -- Sesa Sterlite and GMR Kamalanga Energy -- have started commercial ...


As packaged food companies crumble, Britannia holds ground

Earlier push on distribution, product mix and cost cutting has helped it weather the relative slowdown in the category far better than ...

Sugar stocks in demand

Shares of sugar manufactures are in demand after the govt promised subsidising the production of ethanol for blending with petrol.

Tata Coffee surges on stock split plan

The board will meet on November 25, 2014, to consider the proposal of stock split of the company's equity shares.


CAG not factoring project delays if decision is not taken: RIL

The company had stated the auditor was using hindsight to question project efficiencies and procurements made 8 years back

IOC aims at 90% DBTL compliance in Gujarat by mid-Jan

There are roughly 6.5 million LPG domestic consumers in Gujarat between IOCL, HPCL and BPCL

Essar Oil extends fall as Sebi revamps delisting norms

The stock slipped below its floor price of Rs 108.18 fixed for the proposed delisting offer.


Future group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris

Nilgiris runs convenience store chain with 140 outlets in the south; also owns portfolio of brands in dairy, bakery, chocolates and staples

Future Consumer Enterprise gains on acquiring supermarket chain

Future Consumer gains 10% after purchasing Bangalore-based supermarket chain Nilgiris

Pokarna zooms over 100% in one month

The stock rallied 123% to Rs 580, also its record high on BSE, from Rs 260 on October 20.


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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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Is it safe to have that capsule?

The deaths at sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh have turned the spotlight on the quality of medicine produced in India

How scammers have a field day in India

The first step towards setting up a scam network in a foreign land is to open a bank account

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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Nielsen's brainwave for advertisers

Big brands are warming up to the idea of using Nielsen Neuro for sharp insights

Woodland gears up for diversified outdoors play

To have franchisees and a new online plan, after finally launching adventure gear

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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