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Amazon goes one up on Flipkart, to invest $2 billion in India arm

Will focus on bringing down costs, ensuring fast and smooth delivery
Whatever Flipkart can do, Amazon is promising to outdo. A day after India’s biggest e-commerce c... »

Why buy stocks when you can put your money in wine?

UK-based investment manager says fine wines can fetch handsome returns
You won’t be able to drink it, but if you choose well, it will be a gem in your investme... »

Piramal, Dutch pension fund ink $1-b alliance

Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group, addressing a press conference. File Photo: Shashi Ashiwal
To focus on mezzanine investments in infrastructure projects
Piramal Enterprises and Dutch pension fund manager APG Asset Management have entered into an all... »

ICVL buys Mozambique coal mine from Rio Tinto for $50 million

Acquisition will help ensure raw material supply for steel industry
International Coal Ventures Pvt Ltd (ICVL) has acquired Benga, an operating coal mine, and a few... »

Inox to acquire Satyam Cineplexes for ₹182 crore

Multiplex chain Inox Leisure Ltd is set to acquire Delhi-based Satyam Cineplexes... »

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G PARTHASARATHY

When Russia is prodded and provoked

We are seeing the consequences of the US and the EU trying to encircle and contain Russia
In the early hours of July 17, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 with 298 people on board was shot dow... »

BS Suran / KU Viswanathan

Rural India does not need loan waivers

Spread it well Climate proofing and crop advisories can be part of the remedy
Self-help groups and farmers are looking for long-term, dignified solutions
When bankers are asked to respond to a state government demand for loan waivers, they often n... »

Editorial

A different kart race

Online retailers cannot sustain their current cash-burn beyond a point
Flipkart’s valuation at roughly $7 billion, after the latest round of funding received from globa... »

Opinion

A crude anti-reforms attitude

Unkind burden And illogical too jorgen mcleman / shutterstock.com
The Gujarat government’s efforts to squeeze out more royalty from ONGC could impact production and exploration
The Modi government is keen to take up administrative and judicial reforms in a big way, but the... »

Agri-biz

Monsoon ravages the West ahead of emerging ‘low’

The monsoon is literally spitting fire over the western parts as extremely heavy to very heavy r... »

Politics

Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM, claims Natwar

Rahul Ganghi and Sonia Gandhi
Rahul was totally against her mother becoming Prime Minister. He said she would be killed like his father and grand mother and as a son he would not allow to become the PM.
Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son... »

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Indian Oil Corporation (₹324)

Indian Oil Corporation is poised for a downward breakthrough of its key support at ₹322. »  

Commodities

Outlook turns bullish for tur as stocks decline

Tur has been witnessing a bullish trend in Indore mandis for the past few days with deman... »
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Agri-biz

EU ban on Indian mango may go if new packaging norms pass muster

Quality experts from the 27-member bloc to inspect packaging facilities here in Sept
The European Union will lift its ban on Indian mangoes and vegetables earlier than scheduled if... »
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Companies

Dr Reddy’s Q1 profit rises 52% to ₹550 crore

Saumen Chakraborti (left), Dr Reddy’s Labs CFO, with Abhijit Mukherjee, President – Research, and R Ananthanarayanan, API Division Head, at a press conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PV Sivakumar
A 32% increase in global generics business pushes total revenue up 24% to ₹3,517 crore
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories’ consolidated net profit rose 52 per cent to ₹550 crore in the first qua... »
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Companies

ITC eyes new categories as tobacco biz comes under pressure

YC Deveshwar, Chairman of ITC Limited, addressing the company’s annual general meeting in Kolkata on Wednesday. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty
ITC is willing to launch e-cigarettes once there is a clarity on the policy, says Deveshwar. "Internally we are ready... but we do not have a policy here in India still,"
Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd will soon foray into new categories like fruit juices, tea, cof... »

Markets

NEWSMAKER

L&T crashes 7% as hydrocarbon biz disappoints

Long unwinding ahead of settlement in derivatives today adds pressure
Shares of Larsen & Toubro plunged on the bourses on Wednesday in reaction to its April-June... »

Commodities

WEEKLY OUTLOOK

MCX-copper: Consolidating within its overall uptrend

The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is continuing to... »

News

Pune landslide: 25 killed, many people feared trapped under the debris

Landslide at Malin village near Pune. People living in about 35 houses have come under the debris of a hillock that caved in at village Malin in Ambegaon taluka of the district when they were asleep.
At least 25 people are estimated to have been killed, while a couple of hundred more are feared... »
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Economy

India to become net importer of iron ore in FY15: FIMI

The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) expects India to become a importer of iron or... »
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Politics

BJP wants CBI to probe Saharanpur violence

Call for judicial probe A delegation of Sikh community members with Minister of State for PMO, Jitendra Singh, at North Block in New Delhi on Wednesday. The delegation demanded a judicial probe into the Saharanpur riots. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR
Unfettered police investigation is enough, says BSP
Politicians in Saharanpur are fighting over the modalities of the probe into riots that shook th... »
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Commodities

How far can Essential Commodity Act address hoarding?

No empirical evidence to prove that action against hoarders will bring down price of commodities
Doubts have been raised in the recent times about the effectiveness of the Essential Commodit... »

Companies

Asbesto cement roofing firm HIL shifts focus to greener building products

HIL’s automised production line for asbestos roofing sheets at Sanathnagar in Hyderabad. PV SIVAKUMAR
HIL Ltd, part of the $-1.6 billion CK Birla Group, is on a major diversification driv... »

Companies

Raymond to take made-to-measure segment online

Textile company Raymond is planning to launch an e-commerce venture this quarter. Its person... »

BL Ink

Cover

How can I be shot in jeans?

Riya Sarin, 18, who likes to stay busy—spending upto four hours a day at jazz, and ballet classes—saves a rare afternoon for friends and her cat Mr Monkey
From cruises in the Mediterranean to MDMA cakes, nudies on Snapchat to eavesdropping on pilot chatter... BLink spends time with urban, affluent teenagers, and comes away heartened and afraid
Aanya and Dhruv Saluja, all of 16 and 13, have recently returned from a Mediterranean summer cru... »

Portfolio

Portfolio

THE BIG STORY

Return of the ULIP

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ULIPs are all fired up after the recent market rally. But do check the long-term track record too before rushing to buy them
After a barrage of bad news over the years, investors in Unit-Linked Insurance Plans (UL... »

Catalyst

Ramesh Narayan

Incurably optimistic

Ad agencies must not cut the branch on which they sit, says Ramesh Narayan
The 1980s and 1990s were exciting times for the advertising industry. A host of new agencie... »  

New Manager

New Manager

Why B-schools need to go social

Social media has pervaded our lives. It’s time it is recognised as a formidable tool for student engagement
The Indian School of Business (ISB), at the time of writing this article, boasts 50,835 ‘like... »
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