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Health Canada asks Ipca to stop API exports

P T Jyothi Datta

Just months after Ipca voluntarily stopped the export of pharmaceutical ingredients to the Unite... »

Public sector banks must raise Rs 2.2 lakh cr for implementing Basel III: Moody’s

Beena Parmar

Major public sector banks in India will need to raise Rs 1,50,000 crore to Rs 2,20,000 crore ($2... »

Sensex jumps 140 points; consumer durables, FMCG stocks steal the show

Our Bureau/Agencies

The Sensex and the Nifty were trading higher by nearly 0.5 per cent in the mid-session led by co... »

Nifty call

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

Nifty September Futures (8,088) The Nifty futures contract has opened the week o... »

Arun Jaitley admitted again in hospital

K R Srivats

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted to a hospital, following a slight deterioration... »

Guests list case: Apex court agrees to consider NGO’s plea


In a setback to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court today agreed to consider a plea for... »

Jewellery stocks shine on expected festival season demand

Anand Kalyanaraman, BL Research Bureau

 In a weak market today, many jewellery stocks proved to be the exception, notching up sma... »



Time to put substance before style

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressing an Indian Council of World Affairs function in New Delhi last Thursday. - PTI

Rajrishi Singhal

Long after President Xi Jinping has flown back to Beijing, there will remain a host of prickly i... »

Changing times

Rekha Sethi

The winds have changed for the Indian economy and it is a good time to upgrade the national a... »


Life after Xi

In terms of the informal welcome and the potential it held out, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s th... »


Focus on revival of units, not asset-stripping

With care: Reconstruction is an art yogo/

Ramnath Pradeep

There has been a recent surge in banks selling off their distressed assets to asset reconstructi... »

Your Money

Meet Rubi Arya

REITs must deliver double-digit returns

Meera Siva

RUBI ARYA, Vice-Chairperson & Director, Milestone Capital Advisors Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have to offer higher returns over safe investments to m... »

Real Assets

Watch out for the rupee!

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Gold prices in the spot market dropped to ₹2,651.8/gram (of 24 karat), down from ₹2,690/gram... »


Monsoon returning to South, rains may spill into October

Vinson Kurian

South Kerala and adjoining south Tamil Nadu may be in for some heavy showers. As the monsoon 2014 prepares to enter the last week, the rain deficit figure stands at 12 per ce... »

Net Worth

Go on, give it all away


Gajus/ Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett isn’t going to leave any money to his children in his... »
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Beyond Stocks

Liquid funds haven’t lost all their lustre

Radhika Merwin

Liquid money These funds do not have a lock-in period and carry no entry or exit loads. The Budget took away most of the tax advantages that debt mutual funds enjoyed over bank... »
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Your Money

Smart Money

Bank on royal treatment

Gurumurthy K

Visiting a bank and waiting for hours to make transactions can often turn out to be tiring. O... »
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India can rise again, I have a clear roadmap: Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India has a chance to rise again as a global economic powe... »

Real Assets

Bullion Cues

It’s a clear signal to sell

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With the Federal Reserve cutting down stimulus by another $10 billion and taking a more... »


Reliance exiting furniture business


At a time when Swedish retailer Ikea is making big plans to enter India, the country’s largest r... »


Index outlook: Choppy trading on the cards

Lokeshwarri SK

Trading will get volatile next week as indices approach their previous peaks and traders holding... »
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Global Investor

Growth optimism

Parvatha Vardhini C

The latest assessment of global economic growth released by the OECD on September 15 says tha... »
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Whose money is it anyway?

Parvatha Vardhini C

If you’re a stock market investor, it’s time you began to pay attention to a neglected item o... »
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Firm Calls

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services: Sell

Radhika Merwin

Under pressure: Poor monsoons have hit tractor sales The stock of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services has underperformed the market in the la... »


Franklin India Corporate Bond Opportunities: BUY

Radhika Merwin

If the ups and downs in interest rates have you bewildered, you can opt for bond funds that... »


Now, SBI’s education loans come with credit cards

NS Vageesh/K Ram Kumar

Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson of SBI State Bank of India is offering credit cards along with education loans to students to stay... »

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Unknown banker

Ravi Subramanian

Hari Nadkarni was sweating by the time he reached home. Obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and other... »

I just didn’t want to return to the grime and grind of urban India. And I left with a heavy bag and a heavier heart, promising myself that I will return »

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