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Have the markets over-reacted to monsoon forecast?


While IMD has sounded caution and tempered expectations, private forecaster Skymet, for now, has stuck to its earlier estimates

MAGGI IN A SOUP »

Odisha sends samples of Maggi noodles for testing


As many as 25 samples of the instant noodles have been collected from 14 districts of the state

COMPANIES »

Tata Tele makes Rs 3,846-cr loss in FY15 due to high finance costs


Tata Sons infused another Rs 1,025 cr on March 31st to meet debt obligations

AROUND THE GLOBE »

FIFA corruption scandal: Sepp Blatter being investigated by US agencies


Authorities hopes FIFA officials named last week will help their case against Blatter

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Govt ready with steps to tackle deficient monsoon: Agriculture Minister


He also said that the govt is working on bringing a new crop insurance policy by end of this year to protect farmers' income

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Uber driver rubbishes claims of misconduct


Kumar, who lives with his parents, wife and a 19-year-old daughter & a 15-year-old son, joined Uber last month

RBI POLICY »

Video: Central bankers using tomatoes to fight inflation


Lessons India can learn from Indonesia's central bank in its fight against inflation

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Unfettering stranded
capacity

Shyam Ponappa

Government can't control market forces, but can and must fix regulatory issues

What keeps GoAir up in
the air

Anjuli Bhargava

The airline has remained in an 'idling position' for the longest time. There are no peaks or troughs, no tumultuous rise or fall like Deccan, ...

You say you want an auto
revolution?

Edward Niedermeyer

Until consumers begin demanding fundamental changes in mobility, at least a few of the world's major automakers will survive

Celebrity risks
Kanika Datta

Now that a court in Bihar - of all states - has issued an order to the authorities to file First Information Reports (FIRs) against a galaxy of ...

BLOGS


India keeps high stakes game in Sri Lanka at arm's length

The lack of dates for Parliamentary elections has meant that governance taken a back seat

For BJP, it's time to bite the bullet

The BJP faces uphill battles as Modi's charm starts to wear off, particularly in states where it is already weak

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Shrinking the Centre

Why no changes to Delhi ministries even after devolution?

Shanghai's shock fall

China's government has been talking up its markets

Financial X-ray

Auto sector: Earnings downgrades begin on rain forecast

Passenger vehicles likely to report robust growth in FY16; tractor and two-wheelers to struggle

Street gives thumbs-up to Emami-Kesh King deal

Inexpensive valuations, healthy margins key positives

BOOK REVIEWS

Lost horizons

Russell’s book evokes a similar nostalgia, not just for Baghdad or Iraq but for all of West Asia, steadily spiralling into an endless conflict

What 'news television' tells us about itself

Behind a Billion Screens goes a fair way to meet its promise — it is engaging, full of fresh anecdotes

Robert Cyran & Richard Beales

Everything has a cost
Robert Cyran & Richard Beales


Corporate divorce expenses matter beyond activism

Edward Hadas

The people factor
Edward Hadas


Immigration is crucial to euro zone's fortunes

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SBI reshuffles top brass

Anshula Kant to be CFO, P K Gupta to head SBI Caps

Adani Enterprises falls 83% on de-merger day

Critics and investor forum say there should be a special session of trading for the company to arrive at a proper valuation after the de-merger

Today's picks: 3 June 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Power, ONGC & NMDC


Street gives thumbs-up to Emami-Kesh King deal

Inexpensive valuations, healthy margins key positives

Emami climbs on acquisition plans

Emami will acquire the hair and scalp care brand Kesh King from SBS Biotech worth Rs 1,651 crore

Emami buys Kesh King for Rs 1,651 cr

SBS Biotech's promoter Sanjeev Juneja expected about Rs 2,200 cr for Kesh King


SBI reshuffles top brass

Anshula Kant to be CFO, P K Gupta to head SBI Caps

PNB cuts fixed deposit rates by 25 bps on select maturities

Decision comes a day after RBI cut repo rate by 25 bps

Unitech tumbles 45%; CNX Realty cracks 10%

CNX Realty index cracked 10% with Unitech slipping a whopping 45% to touch its 52-week low level in intra-day trade


Tata Tele makes Rs 3,846-cr loss in FY15 due to high finance costs

Tata Sons infused another Rs 1,025 cr on March 31st to meet debt obligations

Airtel hits global bond market with $1 bn issue to fund capex

Company has given an initial price guidance of 220 basis points above the US treasury, which is trading at around 2.60%

Bharti Airtel to issue 10-yr US dollar bonds

Says listing likely on Singapore Stock Exchange


Allen Solly tries to make best of Infy's new dress code

Offers 25% discounts to Infosys staffers on its smart casuals range

Mphasis to promote startups by employees

The company will fund the business ideas, provided they prove the work through pilot project

After Infy and TCS, Wipro announces wage hikes

Raise staff salary on offshore location by 7%, largely in line with larger peers


Indian pharma yet to overcome data integrity issues: EY survey

Manpower shortage, compromise on quality, lack of understanding of GMP are key factors hindering the resolution of these issues

Sun Pharma inks pact with AstraZeneca

It strengthens Sun Pharmaceutical's cardiology portfolio with the addition of a new patented therapy

Glenmark: Revenue growth in recovery mode

With approvals picking up in the US, sales growth and margins will improve


Air India shelves plans to induct longer range Boeing 787 planes

Decision to stick to original model of inducting Boeing Dreamliner aircraft was taken at airline's board meeting held recently

Airbus Group unites businesses in India under single company

India becomes first international market to see consolidation; to help support group's 'Make in India' plans

Is premium becoming a problem for Vistara?

Corporate flyers have only just started to warm up to its unique premium economy class


BEL embarks on Rs 2,000 crore modernisation drive

Firm is in the process of upgrading its facilities and setting up new ones to meet growing needs of modern defence equipment

BHEL gets largest-ever order worth Rs 18,000 cr from TSGENCO

This is also one of the highest value orders ever placed in the capital goods sector in India

BHEL bags its largest order worth Rs 18,000 cr in Telangana

Will set up a 4,000 MW plant at Yadadri


Nandan Denim PAT up by 30%

Reports revenue growth of 22.7% YoY at Rs 1,096.53 cr for the year ended March 31, 2015

India Cements reports Rs 36.6 crore profit in Q4

Last year reported a loss of Rs 157 crore; revenue drops by 7.25 %

India Cements values IPL franchise rights at Rs 7 cr

The BCCI approved the transfer subject to the condition that India Cement provided a parent company guarantee that subsidiary would meet all the ...


Today's picks: 3 June 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Power, ONGC & NMDC

India's steel consumption expected to rise 8-9% in FY16: SAIL

India saw its consumption of total finished steel grow 3.1% to 76.4 million tonnes in the last financial year, from 74.1 mt in 2013-14

For Mittal, frustration gives way to hope in India

The agreement last month with SAIL to set up a steel plant spells progress for ArcelorMittal; there is movement on other stuck projects too


Adani Enterprises falls 83% on de-merger day

Critics and investor forum say there should be a special session of trading for the company to arrive at a proper valuation after the de-merger

Allen Solly tries to make best of Infy's new dress code

Offers 25% discounts to Infosys staffers on its smart casuals range

H&M to open first store in India this fall

The 25,000 sq ft store will be located in Select Citywalk mall, south Delhi; firm sees potential to open 50 stores in India over next few years


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Book review: Flood of Fire

Through the massively ambitious Ibis trilogy, Amitav Ghosh has permanently changed and reshaped the way histories are seen and fictionalised

Failed harvest

Many Punjab farmers who went to Africa and Georgia in search of greener pastures are returning home

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Will the gold for cash scheme pay off?

The monetisation plan has been well received but needs additional measures

Yamaha gears up to compete for the rural market

The company has been adding new models to its fuel efficient range of two-wheelers in the Alpha, New FZ and SZ-RR series

Start-ups

Purple Squirrel Eduventures

Office visit before choosing a career

Mumbai-based start-up Purple Squirrel Eduventures is helping students decide on their careers through industrial visits

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Seven for the road

Hyundai India is reaching for the stars with a spate of new launches. Can its new brands deliver?

Brands join the star cast

As advertising fatigue grows, marketers are turning innovative with brand communication