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Nokia buy helps Microsoft increase sales by 25%

Over all, what we see is the increasing competitiveness of our products: Satya Nadella

Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance to acquire small loan portfolios from housing finance cos

The firm sees a very good potential in the affordable housing segment

Creador gets 75% IRR in dollar terms on exiting Repco Home Fin

Fund has had one exit, from Old Town White Coffee, realising a 70% IRR last year

Equitas gets approval for FDI investment of Rs 325 cr

Prolonged financial stress in the economy has a direct impact on commercial vehicle finance market

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Tommy Hilfiger's designs on India

Designer Tommy Hilfiger talks about his love affair with India as the brand celebrates its tenth year in the country

Chinese slowdown cheers some, worries many in India Inc

May mean cheaper inputs but also greater competition from imports

Raising the output key to Cairn India's prospects

With crude oil prices benign, increasing oil and gas production is crucial to drive growth

Biocon sees muted quarter, lacks immediate triggers

Reduced exports to West Asia & North Africa, capacity constraints affect sales

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Just Dial's margins to remain capped

Investments in new products and international foray to keep margins in check; growth prospects are strong

Creador gets 75% IRR in dollar terms on exiting Repco Home Fin

Fund has had one exit, from Old Town White Coffee, realising a 70% IRR last year

Sobha Q2 sales bookings drop 12% to Rs 559 crore

Company had posted a sales bookings of Rs 632.3 crore in the year-ago period


Creador gets 75% IRR in dollar terms on exiting Repco Home Fin

Fund has had one exit, from Old Town White Coffee, realising a 70% IRR last year

CRISIL downgrades J&K Bank's deposits

Stress on asset quality is a key concern, says the ratings agency

PMC Fincorp soars over 25% in two days post stock split

The stock rallied 27% to Rs 213 from Rs 168 (adjusted to stock split) on October 22 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.


Samsung and Airtel launch integrated digital TVs

Samsung's SmartDirect TVs will come designed with in-built Airtel digital satellite tuner, will enable DTH signal reception without set-top-box

Nokia workers lobby Commerce Minister Sitharaman's to prevent shutdown

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


Financial Technologies gains 10% on heavy volumes

The stock zoomed 46% from its 52-week low of Rs 136 touched during intra-day on Wednesday.

Wipro dips on weak Q2 results

The stock dipped 4% to Rs 559 on NSE after reporting flat quarter-on-quarter growth in net profit at Rs 208 crore in September quarter.

Wipro disappoints in Q2; misses Street estimates

Wipro, India's third-largest information technology (IT) services company, met its revenue growth forecast for IT services on Wednesday, but it ...


Online Amazon shopping, Jet Airways booking now easy via RuPay

We are glad to offer a wider horizon to our cardholders to transact online, says NPCI managing director

Jet, SpiceJet start another fare war

Airlines announce limited period one-way all-inclusive fares starting Rs 899

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


Crompton Greaves demerger formula unfair to investors

Proxy advisory firms, broking houses also add that the demerger enhances the promoter control over the consumer product company

Havells Q2 net up 1% to Rs 113 crore

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 112 crore for the same period of previous fiscal

Debt-ridden GMR plans to raise Rs 5,400 cr

Amount likely to be raised through asset sale, equity issue; company might divest a few road and power plants


GACL's Q2 PAT sees marginal rise, at Rs 48 crore

The company's first quarter net profit stood at Rs 56.95 crore

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


Strong volume growth boosts UPL's revenue

Forex losses result in higher finance costs and lower other income, hitting net profit

Tata Coffee back in black with Rs 32.4 crore profit in Q2

Firm had net loss of Rs 12.9 crore in the corresponding quarter last year

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


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


Raising the output key to Cairn India's prospects

With crude oil prices benign, increasing oil and gas production is crucial to drive growth

ONGC falls 5% in two days on stake sale report

Over the past two days, the stock declined 5.25% to Rs 397 from Rs 419 on October 20, compared to 1.2% rise in CNX Nifty

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 ...


Just Dial's margins to remain capped

Investments in new products and international foray to keep margins in check; growth prospects are strong

Snowman Logistics soars over 15% on heavy volumes

Till 1505 hours, a combined 9.34 million shares representing nearly 10% of free-float of equity of Snowman Logistics changed hands on NSE and ...

V-Mart Retail gains on expansion in tier-2 &3 cities

V-Mart Retail has gained around 7% on BSE aided by aggressive expansion in tier-2 and 3 cities


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Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin: The truth hidden by IBM's buybacks
Andrew Ross Sorkin

The company's success in recent years has been tied more to financial engineering than actual performance

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar: The Tamilian view of independent news
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

The launch of News7Tamil gives hope to the thousands of professional journalists and editors who do not want news media to be regulated by the ...

Katie Benner

Katie Benner: Will Yahoo's board save Marissa Mayer?
Katie Benner

If you want to know when Mayer will be forced to bow to the activists, watch the board - because she works for them. They'll decide whether ...

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Tuning up Bindass' youth 'Play'

Disney is extending its most popular home-grown TV channel brand in music to ride a trend

Losing the Abbies is bad for creativity, we need local awards: Bobby Pawar

Interview with Director & Chief Creative Officer, Publicis South Asia

The branding of Julian Assange

If you buy what someone stands for - intellectually, philosophically or culturally - does this mean you will also buy them literally? Their ...

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FIIs sell cement, metals stocks in Sept quarter

Hindalco, Shree Cement remain in demand as FIIs continue to buy these two stocks

Just Dial's margins to remain capped

Investments in new products and international foray to keep margins in check; growth prospects are strong

Wipro's dollar revenue growth disappoints

Ebit margins decline 80 basis points sequentially to 22%; company expects 2nd half to be better

Strong volume growth boosts UPL's revenue

Forex losses result in higher finance costs and lower other income, hitting net profit