- 31 Jul 1409:42 AMEven as the benchmark indices - the S&P BSE Sensex and CNX Nifty - have been making all-time highs, retail investors appear to be wary of investing in stocks.03:45 AMAt airports across Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata, seven ATR and two Airbus A320 aircraft of Kingfisher Airlines stand on the tarmac. Recently, an aircraft lessor had agreed to take possession of one of the A320s but discovered the aircraft was inoperable.02:47 AMThe surge in the stock market and trading activity has boosted the earnings of financial services firms with a significant presence in the broking business, during the quarter ended June.01:50 AMIt is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance-sheet crisis.01:46 AMIt has become customary for some Indian analysts to deride multilateral networks that haven't emerged from the Bretton Woods womb. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) invites particular scorn.01:36 AMLupin's earnings estimates for FY15 are headed for an upgrade, after its strong June quarter numbers. India's third largest pharmaceutical company has benefited hugely from a pick-up in sales in the US.01:35 AMDriven by strong performance in exports and favourable product mix, Bharat Forge beat expectations in the June quarter. Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation) margins at 29.4 per cent stood at a 20-quarter high.12:44 AMThe market heads into settlement with the major indices close to all-time highs. The trading pattern of the past few sessions indicates ranged trading is likely through settlement and until the RBI policy.12:35 AMInfosys’ Chief Executive Officer-designate Vishal Sikka might be new to Indian information-technology (IT) services business, but his past credentials were enough for the company’s shareholders to offer him a warm welcome at an Extraordinary12:32 AMIndia's e-commerce sector is a prize, but one that may end up being spread thinly.12:31 AMIt took time for European Union leaders to agree on tough economic sanctions against Russia. The EU is slow. Its members have conflicting interests. Their economies don't all have the same exposure to Russia.
- 30 Jul 1405:31 PMMarket gave a thumb down to engineering major Larsen and Toubro’s June quarter numbers. At the opening bell the stock fell the most in five years after the company posted a net profit of Rs 967 crore for April-June quarter.04:29 PMThere are two things promoters of Flipkart are not short of these days. One is money and second is ambition.09:36 AMStrong performance by the cigarette business came as a surprise, but could not fully offset the impact of weaker margins for ITC in the June quarter.12:50 AMA year ago, unregulated spot exchange NSEL defaulted on paying Rs 5,574 crore to about 13,000 investors. During the year, clarity has emerged as to where the money went, but those who lost it have received hardly 10 per cent of it.12:50 AMIndia is threatening to block the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s trade facilitation agreement (TFA) reached at Bali last year unless its agricultural policies are permanently excluded from multilateral scrutiny.12:49 AMIt was a hot summer day three years ago, May 2011 to be precise. A group of top financial regulators in the country met at the ivory-coloured tower on Mint Road that housed the headquarters of India's central bank.12:48 AMThe RBI's last policy communique hinted at a change in its monetary stance, as the underlying tone took a relatively dovish leaning.12:48 AMJignesh Shah, once rubbing shoulders with the heads of the world's largest exchanges and aiming to himself run the biggest among these and the related systems, has seen the earth shift rapidly below his feet.12:48 AMThe din that arose when some light was thrown into the selection of judges by the Supreme Court collegiums is yet to subside.