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Court mulls relaxing condition for Roy's release


A special hearing will take place on Thursday

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KKR, Blackstone eye stake in Idea


Private equity giants bidding for a total of 8% in India's third-largest telecom operator by subscriber base

ECONOMY »

12 govt ports see 2% rise in traffic growth


Expansion comes after 2 years of falling cargo volumes

AROUND THE GLOBE »

China grew 7.4% in first quarter: Govt


Industrial production, which is not adjusted for inflation, up 8.8% in March from a year ago

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Avoid gold investment schemes


Go for ETFs instead, if you want to accumulate the precious metal

MARKETS »

Inflows via P-notes shoot up


Bulk of March inflows may have come in this way, as part of interest from global investors in post-poll outcome

FINANCE »

RBI implements Bhaskar panel recommendations


Asks FIMMDA and FEDAI to administer financial benchmarks

OPINION »

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Nitin Desai: Irrational expectations

Reviving growth may take longer than investors - domestic and foreign - expect

Editorial Comment »


Monetary sovereignty

Lessons from Ben Bernanke's exchange with Raghuram Rajan

BRAND WORLD »


Khoday's once again raises the Black flag

After winning the battle against UB's Kalyani Black Label, it is now against Diageo's Johnnie Walker

TAKE TWO »


Retailers shift focus as winds change

As uncertainty grows over the country's investment policy, foreign retailers determined to stay on are happy to invest in wholesale trade

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Columnists

Irrational expectations
Nitin Desai

Reviving growth may take longer than investors - domestic and foreign - expect

In defence of Manmohan
Singh

Rahul Jacob

The compulsions of politics have weakened the resolve of many prime ministers. Dr Singh is no exception

Media & the arm's length
rule

Barun Roy

Why a commercial tidal wave is threatening to swamp the news in the fast-changing Indian media scene

The Third World's
drinking problem

Asit K Biswas & Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

International organisations recognise the impending shortage of potable water but their approach is entirely wrong

BLOGS


Where is Mrs Modi, Mr Modi?
Jyoti Mukul

It is not important to have a regular guy for a PM, but, it is important to know the psyche of a person

United bow out
Nitin Sreedhar

The defending champions of England lose out to the defending champions of Europe

Editorial Comment

Monetary sovereignty

Lessons from Ben Bernanke's exchange with Raghuram Rajan

Toffee and land

Mr Gandhi shouldn't confuse cronyism and pro-business policies

Financial X-ray

Inflation unlikely to moderate significantly in 2014-15

RBI might retain rates at current levels, upside risks to inflation rise

Infosys' struggle with growth continues

Revenue growth to continue to face challenges due to weak repeat business and new deal wins

BOOK REVIEWS

JFK's burnished legacy

Martin W Sandler has carefully skirted the many titillating stories about Kennedy's amorous liaisons and adulterous escapades

Bihar's lone ranger

Sankarshan Thakur, the author of Single Man, has brilliantly chronicled the Nitish Kumar era with well-known and not-so-well-known

Robert Cole & Una Galani

Risky whisky
Robert Cole & Una Galani


Diageo throws money at Indian empire-building

John Foley

Development pains
John Foley


China's 7.4% growth just enough to save face

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Piramal to buy 20% in Shriram Capital for Rs 2,000 crore

The Shriram stake purchase will add muscle to Piramal's financial services businesses

KKR, Blackstone eye stake in Idea

Private equity giants bidding for a total of 8% in India's third-largest telecom operator by subscriber base

Rising global economy helps TCS maintain growth momentum

Reports 51.5% rise in profit in Q4; mgmt feels revenue growth in FY15 will beat FY14's


Diageo to spend Rs 11,448 cr for another 26% in USL

At Rs 3,030 a share, offers 20% premium to average 60-day stock price

Good time for short-term investors to exit USL

Diageo's open offer is at an attractive valuation & factors in most of the near-term earnings upsides; however, those in for the long term ...

CMC to focus on expanding Education & Training segment in FY15

Company to up budget allocation for R&D by 15% for FY15


IndusInd Bank's net profit up 29%

Bank's core fee income grew 28% to Rs 442 cr in the fourth quarter

State Bank of India to review branch policy in metros

Lender taking external help for study, with aim to optimise network and review location potentials, performance parameters

Bombay HC defers hearing on YES Bank case to April 29

In the previous hearing the court had said that Rana Kapoor and Madhu Kapur should try and settle the dispute outside the court


KKR, Blackstone eye stake in Idea

Private equity giants bidding for a total of 8% in India's third-largest telecom operator by subscriber base

RCom raises call rates up to 20%

This is for pre-paid customers, who account for a major chunk of the company's 117 million subscribers

Tata Comm expands data centre footprints through partnerships

Company has entered into strategic partnerships with Australia's NEXTDC, Interxion in Germany and Austria, and Pacific Link Telecom in Malaysia


Piramal to buy 20% in Shriram Capital for Rs 2,000 crore

The Shriram stake purchase will add muscle to Piramal's financial services businesses

Ranbaxy buy in line with Sun's strategy

Sun Pharma's recent purchase of ailing Ranbaxy Laboratories might have come as a surprise but analysts said the deal was in sync with the ...

Ascent Capital picks up minority stake in Shasun's animal health JV

Alivira Animal Health manufactures and sells both veterinary APIs and formulations in the global market


Jaguar-Land Rover pulls Tata Motors out of local crisis

JLR posted 16% growth in retail sales in the past year, highest in the luxury car segment globally, on the back of launches, output ramp-up

Mahindra to launch electric scooter in US

The single-seater Genze has a seven-inch weatherproof touchscreen as its instrument panel

Bajaj Auto union threatens strike at Chakan plant from April 28

Alleges that the company has continued to harass workers


Tata Power plans to add 646.7 MW from clean energy sources

Company plans to increase its renewable energy capacity by about 71%

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel and Power, DLF & TCS

NCC rallies over 35% in three days after board approves rights issue

The board approved raising of funds up to an amount of Rs 650 crore through rights issue of equity shares to the existing members.


SpiceJet sale in western markets

Discounts offered to flyers from Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat

SpiceJet introduces consolidated fare

SpiceJet will now display combined fee indicating base fare, fuel surcharge, separate heads for taxes and fees payable to govt

BoI lends Air India $200 mn to purchase three Dreamliners

The national carrier would use the amount to acquire these Boeing 787s before offering the aircraft to leasing companies for sale and leaseback ...


Hopes rise for Crompton Greaves amid stake-sale rumours

Rise in the stock price to a media report some time back that Gautam Thapar who owns a 42.51% stake, was looking for buyers for his flagship ...

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL & Infosys

Crompton Greaves hits 33-month high on report of Hitachi eyeing stake

Since March 14, 2014, the stock has rallied 33% from Rs 142 compared to 3.3% rise in benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.


Odisha seeks MoEF nod for Nalco's slurry pipeline

Wants to lay a slurry pipeline from its CPP at Angul to Bharatpur South coal block of MCL

Future Retail extends rally on talk of acquiring Nilgiris

The stock has rallied nearly 30% in past two trading sessions on back of heavy volumes.

Clariant Chemicals hits 52-week high on selling Thane land for Rs 1,154 crore

The company has entered into an agreement to sell its land located in Kolshet, Thane aggregating to about 87 acres to Ishwer Realty and ...


JSW Steel takes a brief pause

Though the company's outlook remains strong, concern on steel prices and demand adds to near-term challenges

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel and Power, DLF & TCS

Tata Steel's India production and sales hit record in 2013-14

Crude steel production touched the highest-ever at 9.15 million tonnes


Jubilant FoodWorks gain as RBI allows hike in FII limit

The Reserve Bank of India said that foreign institutional investors would be able to purchase up to 55% of the paid-up capital in the company.

Clearance delays push RCF's project cost by Rs 500 cr

Sources added that only last year the project got pre-Public investment Board clearance and presently it is stuck at the PIB level

Deepak Fertilizers in expansion mode

Company is planning to set up a new facility at Paradip in Odisha


RIL denies it got favours from govt

Says CAG report on KG basin oil fields 'inquisitorial' and based on 'incomplete information'

Oil Min to move Cabinet note to allow RIL retain three gas discoveries

May seek EC approval before approaching CCEA

Reliance commissions Silvassa plant

Plant now takes RIL's total PFY capacity, including the Malaysian facilities, to over 1.5 MMTPA


Gujarat-based stocks in focus

Adani Enterprises, Gujarat Gas, Adani Ports, Adani Power, Gujarat State Petronet, GMDC and Gujarat Pipavav are up 2-12% on the BSE.

MCX hits three month high

In the past one week, the stock has rallied nearly 17% from Rs 513 on April 7, 2014 compared to 0.63% rise in CNX Nifty.

BSE Mid, Small-Cap indices hit 15-month high

In the past one month, both the S&P BSE mid-cap and small-cap indices have outperformed the market by surging 10% and 13% respectively, as ...


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The upside of failure: Success

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, charts how to fail your way to success in a new book with entertaining anecdotes from his own life

Eclectic escapes

From the beaches of Thailand to the highlands of Peru, the authors list destinations you can visit to get away from the sweltering Indian summer

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Retailers shift focus as winds change

As uncertainty grows over the country's investment policy, foreign retailers determined to stay on are happy to invest in wholesale trade

Gautam Thapar

Hopes rise for Crompton Greaves amid stake-sale rumours

Rise in stock price to media report some time back that Gautam Thapar who owns 42.51%, was looking for buyers for his flagship company

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Realtors woo customers through buy-back schemes

Experts say through buy-back schemes, developers, cash-crunched or otherwise, are able to raise funds at much cheaper costs

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Khoday's once again raises the Black flag

After winning the battle against UB's Kalyani Black Label, it is now against Diageo's Johnnie Walker

Deals, internet and sales staff can sway the consumer

Nielsen has recently looked at seven facets of the Indian consumer

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Ashish Nanda

IIM-A joins hands with Harvard, MIT and Berkeley for research

Institutes to address bottom of the pyramid issues; joint research to up IIM-A's world ranking

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Power hungry? Not a chance


Toyota has chosen to shun diesel and go the green way with its new Camry. Fitted with a hybrid engine, the sedan is a great drive that doesn't ...

It's about xcellence

Hyundai's newly launched entry-level sedan, the Xcent, offers value for money and a bit of bragging rights