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Temasek invests in ICICI as Indian banks move to clear bad loans - Livemint

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 4:02pm

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Temasek invests in ICICI as Indian banks move to clear bad loans
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ICICI last month posted a 25% drop in first-quarter profit as provisions for bad debts rose. In April, the bank reserved Rs.3,600 crore for possible defaults by companies in sectors including cement, power and mining, an amount that came on top of the ...
Temasek Holdings buys shares in India's ICICI BankThe Straits Times

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Government, RBI Must Treat Public And Private Banks Equally, Says Rajan - BloombergQuint

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 3:26pm

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Government, RBI Must Treat Public And Private Banks Equally, Says Rajan
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Rajan stressed the need to improve talent acquisition by public sector banks. Like many government-owned companies the world over, India's public sector banks pay their low-level employees better than their private sector counterparts. Conversely, the ...

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Power Grid Corporation Profit Rises 33%, Margins Expand - BloombergQuint

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 2:47pm

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Power Grid Corporation Profit Rises 33%, Margins Expand
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Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. posted a 33 percent rise in profit in the first quarter of the financial year 2017, beating street estimates. The electric utility company's net profit for the April-June period rose to Rs 1,801.8 crore from Rs 1 ...
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India Climbs 15 Spots in Global Innovation Index, Maintains Top Rank in Central and South Asia - BloombergQuint

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 2:08pm

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India Climbs 15 Spots in Global Innovation Index, Maintains Top Rank in Central and South Asia
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ICICI last month posted a 25 percent drop in first-quarter profit as provisions for bad debts rose. In April, the bank reserved 36 billion rupees for possible defaults by companies in sectors including cement, power and mining, an amount that came on ...

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[Startup of the day] How Glowship is making solar solutions and services mainstream through e-commerce - YourStory.com

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 1:28pm

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[Startup of the day] How Glowship is making solar solutions and services mainstream through e-commerce
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So through Glowship he aims to address this space, which is estimated to be a Rs 20,000-crore-a-year market in India. He also aims to help small businesses make informed choices and better handle power cuts and other issues faced because of the ...

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Competitive tax regime to push projects in real terms: Ajay Pandey - Business Standard

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 1:19pm

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Competitive tax regime to push projects in real terms: Ajay Pandey
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For any IFSC to be successful, you first need a competitive tax regime which was announced recently in the budget after working very closely with the Government of India's policymakers. The second enabler for success of any IFSC is the ease ... This ...

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Live: Sensex, Nifty Extend Losses; Bharti Infratel Down 5.7%, Divi's Labs Gains 5.6% - BloombergQuint

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 12:03pm

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Live: Sensex, Nifty Extend Losses; Bharti Infratel Down 5.7%, Divi's Labs Gains 5.6%
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Rajan showed similar determination in taking on the banking sector -- particularly the lazy state-controlled banks that are still dominant in India -- for failing to pass on previous rate cuts to borrowers. He accused them of finding one disingenuous ...
Temasek invests in ICICI as Indian banks move to clear bad loansThe Straits Times

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Stocks Radar: Unitech, Infosys, Power Grid and More - BloombergQuint

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 10:39am

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Stocks Radar: Unitech, Infosys, Power Grid and More
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“While ICICI is clearly not immune to the asset quality pressures afflicting the Indian banking sector at present, the bank's robust capital buffers and cleaner balance sheet relative to its public sector peers leaves it better positioned to take ...
Temasek invests in ICICI as Indian banks move to clear bad loansTODAYonline

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These little exporters on online market places are redefining India's e-commerce revolution - Economic Times

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 6:37am

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These little exporters on online market places are redefining India's e-commerce revolution
Economic Times
A German power company — how is that for a customer of auctioned imported goods? In the dingy corners of Mumbai, the nondescript localities of Delhi, the remote villages of Rajasthan and Gujarat, small businesses run from cramped spaces are slowly ...

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For double-digit GDP growth, it will be critical to boost infrastructure growth - Times of India (blog)

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 5:55am

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For double-digit GDP growth, it will be critical to boost infrastructure growth
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Over the last two years, the Indian economy has unequivocally emerged as a safe haven, displaying unmatched macroeconomic stability amid rising global economic and geopolitical uncertainties. While the global economy is caught in a new normal of 'lower ...

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Narendra Modi's power-packed speech outlined his initiatives in the energy domain - Economic Times

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 4:57am

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Narendra Modi's power-packed speech outlined his initiatives in the energy domain
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Modi signalled strong support for public sector undertakings and said that in the past it was common practice for such units to slowly decay or be disinvested. He said now there was ... Modi dwelt at length on his government's initiatives in the energy ...

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ESOPs in ecommerce lose magic, top talent ignores the bait - Economic Times

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 3:46am

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ESOPs in ecommerce lose magic, top talent ignores the bait
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"About a year ago, where 100 people would be ready to take up jobs with heavy ESOPs at ecommerce companies and startups, today only 50 are ready to take a plunge," said BTI Consultants India head JK Agrawal. .... The Minister said the government has ...

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Ultra mega power projects to stay in low power mode - The New Indian Express

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 3:15am

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Ultra mega power projects to stay in low power mode
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Debashish Mishra, partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India said, “Right now it may be tough to attract private sector investment into coal based thermal generation capacity... however, where PPA is on offer and domestic coal is provided, if the ...

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'Focus on consumer-driven sectors' - Times of India - Times of India

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 2:30am

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'Focus on consumer-driven sectors' - Times of India
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Ankur Sahu, the co-head of the merchant banking division in Asia-Pacific at Goldman Sachs, says lower commodity prices, reined-in inflation and the reforms ...

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Rising NPAs: LIC slashes holding in PSU banks up to 2.63 per cent in Q1 - The Indian Express

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 2:16am

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Rising NPAs: LIC slashes holding in PSU banks up to 2.63 per cent in Q1
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LIC, however, seems to be betting big on the hydro power major NHPC as it more than doubled its holding in the company from 3.44 per cent in March 2016 to 8.74 in June 2016. As the bad loan issue continues to impact the public sector banks, Life ...

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Whatever did we do with reforms? - The Hindu

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 2:08am

Whatever did we do with reforms?
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Air India, already in debt to the tune of over Rs.50,000 crore, has been a regular recipient of massive bailouts, the latest instalment being Rs.30,000 crore. And we are talking of just one public sector unit. Reports indicate that 29 state-owned banks ...

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Narendra Modi's speech on Independence Day 2016: Here is the full text - The Indian Express

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 4:00pm

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Narendra Modi's speech on Independence Day 2016: Here is the full text
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the nation for the third time from the ramparts of Red Fort to commemorate the 70th year of Independent India. Speaking for ..... Everyone knows of the power of transparency, and corruption in coal sector.
Independence Day: Narendra Modi brings up alleged human rights abuses in Balochistan, GilgitScroll.in
70th Independence Day: 10 things that haven't changed for IndiaIndia TV
Pak HC's Kashmir remarks madden IndiaThe News International

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After HDFC, Adani, More Indian Companies Could Join 'Masala' Drive - NDTV

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 3:42pm

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After HDFC, Adani, More Indian Companies Could Join 'Masala' Drive
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In September 2015, the Reserve Bank of India had issued guidelines allowing Indian corporates to issue masala bonds. A masala bond is an Indian rupee-denominated bond issued in overseas markets. The advantage of masala bonds is that corporates can ...

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India @70: Can we now have at least a 15-year vision for economy? - Firstpost

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 3:22pm

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India @70: Can we now have at least a 15-year vision for economy?
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Though that does not mean it should be abandoned, but the government cannot rely on it for generating all the jobs that the India's burgeoning population needs. The solution suggested is services, ... It comprises of almost 40 per cent of the employees ...

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How IT firms like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech are changing their appraisal systems - Economic Times

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 2:43pm

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How IT firms like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech are changing their appraisal systems
Economic Times
As the Indian IT sector moves away from the relative ranking of its 3 million employees, not everyone is making such dramatic statements. But from building mobile applications to allow real-time feedback and reconfiguring their .... Raise your CP: Each ...

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