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  • 15-Dec-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Lunch with BS: R Balakrishnan

    The child is the father of man

  • 04-Dec-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    'Cross-border deals will drive M&As'

    Q&A: Saurabh Agrawal, MD and head, investment banking, Merrill Lynch

  • 04-Dec-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Shobhana Subramanian: Low-cost, rich content key for Bollywood

    Unless 3 Idiots, the Amir Khan-starrer, or Rocket Singh turns out to be a big hit, 2009 is going to end without a blockbuster

  • 01-Dec-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Money trail

    Sanjiv Bajaj wants to make a mark in consumer finance. The market may be tough but he has his plan ready.

  • 28-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Siemens: A tired set of numbers

    The energy division has fared badly, dragging down profits, but the order book remains fairly robust.

  • 25-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Hindalco: A timely placement

    The company is cashing in on the liquidity in the stock markets and the appetite for equities.

  • 24-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    RIL: Adding downstream assets

    The LyondellBasell acquisition will undoubtedly catapult the company into the big league.

  • 24-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian & Shyamal Majumdar

    Tea with BS: Amitabh Bachchan

    Master actor, student-CEO

  • 21-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    NDTV: Doing biz in style

    Monetising the lifestyle piece is a good idea, as is the buyback of bonds at a discount.

  • 20-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Shobhana Subramanian: Who'll finance 'affordable' housing?

    Weaker sections need to be given loans at interest rates they can afford, otherwise the demand for low-cost housing will soon vanish

  • 20-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    JSW Steel: A Japanese connection

    Since the foreign partner isn’t buying equity in JSW Steel, there’s no reason for a re-rating.

  • 19-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Indian Hotels: Back in business

    Indian Hotels’ revenues were down only 16 per cent in the September 2009 quarter to Rs 307 crore compared with a 20 per cent fall in the first half of 2009-10, an indication that rooms are filling up.

  • 19-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Pantaloon: A new format

    The restructuring should help strengthen the balance sheet and create value for shareholders.

  • 18-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Asian Paints: On a roll

    Strong brands and clever pricing have helped the company cash in on reviving consumer spends.

  • 18-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Sun TV: Shining bright

    Driven by 37 per cent year-on-year growth in advertising revenues, Sun TV’s revenues jumped 35 per cent in the September 2009 quarter to Rs 320 crore, way ahead of the street’s estimates. Advertising revenues in the June 2009 quarter had ...

  • 17-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    UltraTech Cement: Big is beautiful

    The company should see higher valuations now that it’s a large cement play.

  • 17-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    'India will hold on to today's valuation level'

    Q&A: Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian & Emerging Markets equity strategist at JPMorgan, Asia Pacific

  • 14-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    GCPL: Well done

    A better reach in rural markets has helped both the soaps and hair colours businesses.

  • 13-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Colgate: A good performance

    The company has done well to grow volumes and report better operating margins.

  • 12-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Titan: Losing some sheen

    With gold prices soaring to nearly Rs 1,700 per gram, sales of jewellery could be somewhat lacklustre during the coming wedding season. As it is, Titan’s September 2009 quarter revenues were up 5 per cent at Rs 1,150 crore resulting in a fall ...

  • 12-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Tata Power: Cost side story

    The firm has sold more power but interest and depreciation costs have depressed the bottom line.

  • 11-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    LIC Housing: Room to grow

    Although cost of funds came down, yields on loans weren’t high enough for LIC Housing Finance to post an increase in margins in the September 2009 quarter. The firm’s net interest margin stayed sequentially flat at 2.45 per cent while ...

  • 11-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    Nestle: Pricing power

    The company is well positioned to cash in on the growing spends on processed foods.

  • 10-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    GSK Pharma: In good health

    GSK Pharma’s September 2009 quarter revenues, which rose 12 per cent year-on-year to Rs 513 crore, came pretty much in line with the Street’s expectations. With operating margins steady at 37.7 per cent, despite significantly higher ...

  • 10-Nov-2009 | Shobhana Subramanian

    SAIL: All in the price

    Higher costs, lower other income and a possible supply of equity could keep earnings growth muted.