Retail news Round Up_Feb 23,2016

Retail News :

  • Patanjali Ayurved injects new life into herbal market, helps rivals sell more personal care products
  • Paytm plans to launch ecommerce platform for luxury products; ropes in Gucci, Furla and Burberry
  • World Bank arm IFC eyes Rs 170-crore investment in Lenskart
  • Infosys, TCS, Others vie for Paytms Rs 125-crore IT deal for bank foray
  • Amazon quietly launched 7 fashion brands while ramping up hiring for its own clothing line
  • Flipkart sees 400% increase in sale of household items over weekend
  • PC Jeweller acquires WGC’s bridal gold jewellery brand ‘AZVA’

  • Tesco Bengaluru Aims to Connect More Deeply with UK Team: Alison Horner, chief people officer,Tesco Bengaluru
  • Consumers have a new mentality that is helping Coca-Cola and Pepsi pull of the ‘greatest marketing trick of the century’
  • Apple urges govt to form commission on encryption issues
  • Godrej, Videocon launch premium model ACs to tap market demand
  • Blue star to invest Rs 215 crore in 3-4 years
  • E-pharmacy startups bag early investors
  • Govt Announces Digital Market Place For Farmers; Wants To Revolutionize Agriculture Using #DigitalIndia
  • Joister Infomedia to Offer Free WiFi at All Railway Stations in Maharashtra


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Morning Business News Round up_January 15, 2016

Morning Business News :

  • Rupee Tumbles By 44 Paise To More Than 2-Year Low At 67.29
  • Gold Bond Tranche Opens On January 18, Other Scheme Nets In 500 Kg
  • CBI Unearths 553 Acre Land, 61 Offices In CP Owned By Pearl Group Owner Bhangoo
  • Indian-Origin Family Firm Eyes Tata Steel Scottish Plants
  • UN Downgrades India GDP Forecast For 2016 To 7.5% From 8.2%
  • New Policy Likely To Boost ‘Make In India’ By Allowing 100% Credit For Taxes Paid On Inputs
  • Union Budget 2016 On Feb 29
  • Japan Banks, Cos Ready To Invest In India’s Energy Sector
  • Govt To Set Up A New Department For Auto Sector
  • Sebi Contemplating Action Against Commodity Manipulators
  • Growth In Coal-Based Power Installed Capacity Down To 10.8%
  • Govt Task Force Recommends Stringent Rules For Online Pharmacies
  • Mkts Saddled With Rs 6,500-Cr Inflation Bonds
  • WPI Contraction Eases In December At (-)0.73%
  • Reliance Defence Buys Saab’s Stake In Pipavav

  • FIPB Clears 5 FDI Proposals Worth Rs. 6,050 Cr
  • Nepal Proposes Team To Review Pacts With India
  • Continued Selling Drags 17 Public Sector Banks To Fresh 52-Week Low Levels
  • Rcom Gets Nod From Bourses For Takeover Of Sistema JSFC’s India Biz
  • Infosys Beats Estimates With 6.6% Rise In Q3 Profit, Shares Jump Over 4.3%
  • ICICI Bank’s Mortgage Portfolio Crosses Rs1 Trillion
  • Saint-Gobain To Invest Rs1,000 Crore In Chennai Facility
  • SRL Diagnostics In Talks With Top PE Funds For 34% Stake Sale
  • Sebi Plans Additional Checks For Rating Firms
  • China Growth Concerns Pose Challenge For India: SEBI Chief
  • India’s Retail Market Can Touch $1,200 Bn By 2020
  • Sensex Ends 81 Pts Down In A Choppy Trade, Infosys Gains
  • Aadhaar ID World Bank Saving Govt About $1 Bn Per Annum
  • Federal Bank Sells Essar Oil Debt To Edelweiss
  • $45b Trade Deficit Tells Different Sino-Indian GDP Tale
  • JSPL Puts On Hold Selling Of Non-Core Assets, Expansion Plan
  • Modi Moots Industrial Cluster For Korean Firms
  • PFRDA Notifies New Pop Charges For NRI Accounts
  • World Bank Concerned Over Facebook’s Model Of Free Internet

Today’s Wealth Mantra !

“Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.”

– Warren Buffett


Morning Business News Round up_December 24, 2015

Morning Business News :

  • Govt Mulls Tax Sops On Esops, VC Investments
  • Energy Sector Will Generate $250 Bn Investment
  • Govt Delays  Law, GST Deadlock Remains
  • Govt Says Closing In On Westinghouse Deal Worth $150 Bn To Build 6 Nuclear Reactors
  • OVL’s $1.26 Bn Vankor Buy To Be Signed Tomorrow
  • Essar Oil Gets Okay For Institutional Sell-Off; Time To Delist From Bourses
  • Sebi Panel Advises On Removing ‘Conflict Of Interest’ While Rating
  • Rajan Raises Concerns Over High Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities
  • Rcom Suspends Launch Of Free Basics Till TRAI’s Approval
  • World Bank Feelers To Part-Finance India Post’s Payments Bank
  • Indian Railways Signs Rs 500 Cr Pact With Coal India For Supply Of 2,000 Wagons
  • CBDT Issues MAT Order Pertains To Foreign Companies
  • Piramal Enterprises Buys 5 OTC Brands For Rs 92 Crore
  • Court Asks MCA To Decide On FTIL-NSEL Merger By Feb 15
  • Lupin Gets USFDA Nod To Market Potassium Chloride Capsules
  • Nalco Inks R&D Pact With Chalieco Of China
  • Idea Launches 4G Services In Five Southern States

  • Small Investors In Dark Over Sahara’s Latest Shadow Banking Schemes
  • Welspun Enterprises Divests 37% Stake In Dewas Bhopal Road Project
  • Boards Raise Scrutiny As Infosys And Wipro Bet Big On Start-Ups
  • Sensex Rebounds 259.65 Points, Nifty Ends At 7,866
  • DLF Gets Rs 1992 Cr From GIC From Stake Sale In 2 Projects
  • Npas Jump 50 Bps To 5.1% Between March And September Quarters: RBI
  • Dr Lal, Alkem Make Strong Debut On Bourses
  • SAIL To Soon Launch Rs 400-Crore Voluntary Retirement Scheme
  • Wipro To Acquire Viteos Group For $130m In Outsourcing Push
  • L&T Bags Orders Worth Rs 1,178 Crore In December
  • Over Rs 16k Cr Undisclosed Income Detected In 20 Months
  • Sebi Attachment Orders Up 5-Fold At 1,610 In FY15

Today’s Wealth Mantra !

“With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”

-Hunter S. Thompson


Morning Business News Round up_December 17, 2015

Morning Business News :

  • Lower Inflation Result Of Reforms, Global Oil Prices
  • Govt Approves Coal Auction For Gasification
  • Government Hikes Import Tariff Value On Gold
  • Rel Infra Buys 17% Stake In Pipavav For Rs 850 Cr
  • NHAI To Raise Up To Rs 1,000cr Via Bonds
  • ‘Make In India’ Has Tremendous Impact On Investments

  • Motor Insurance To Cost Up To 15% More In Metros
  • Govt Approves Revised BIT Model, Excludes Tax Matters
  • US Fed Hikes Rate By 25 Bps For First Time Since June 2006
  • RBI Accountable To Disclose Information Under RTI Act: SC
  • Cabinet Allows States To Mine & Sell Coal, Ends Monopoly Of Centre
  • Improved RS Numbers By Budget Session Give Govt Hope For GST
  • Gujarat Declares Rs 110 Per 20 Kg Bonus For Cotton Farmers
  • World Bank Approves $1.5 Billion To Support India’s Universal Sanitation Initiatives
  • Govt Hikes Excise Duty On Petrol, Diesel
  • SAT Sets Aside SEBI’s Rs. 13-Cr Penalty On Reliance
  • PE Deals Touch Record High Of $17.5 Bn This Year
  • Reliance Jio Plans Limited Launch Of 4G In Mumbai: Bofa-ML
  • Cabinet Approves New Bilateral Investment Treaty Model
  • Real Estate Brokers Tie Up With Online Furniture Rental Service
  • SC Order Deals Another Blow To Diesel Engines
  • Govt To Soon Allow Auto Makers To Make Ethanol-Fuelled Vehicles
  • M&M Will Comply With Diesel Stipulations: Anand Mahindra
  • Blackstone Buys Minority Stake In IBS Software For $170 Mn
  • NSE Subsidiary Develops Indices For Tata, Aditya Birla, M&M
  • Dot Clears Path For Merger Of Vodafone India Entities
  • Sensex, Nifty Extend Gains For 3rd Day In A Row
  • India To Be Bigger Market Than US For Google In 2016: Pichai
  • SC’s Ban On Diesel Vehicles In Delhi: 5 Worst-Hit Cars
  • TCS Bags Multi-Million Dollar Deal From Lufthansa
  • Govt To Unveil Policy For Flexi-Fuel Vehicles In Jan: Nitin Gadkari
  • GST Rate To Be Much Less Than 18%: Jaitley
  • Tax Reforms To Help India Get Rid Of Tax Terrorism Tag
  • Realty Market Regains Favour Of Foreign Investors: Pwc
  • Wipro Says Chennai Floods To Hit Dec Quarter Earnings
  • Fiscal Deficit Target To Be Met Without Budgetary Cuts

Today’s Wealth Mantra !

“Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market.”

-Ron Chernow

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Morning Business News Round up_October 30, 2015

Morning Business News :

  • Govt To Announce New Civil Aviation Policy Today
  • FATCA Fact: New US Tax Law Is Shaking Up Indian Trusts
  • US Economy Slows To 1.5% Growth In Q3
  • RBI Opens National Pension System For Nris
  • India Will Offer Concessional Credit Of $10 Bn To Africa: PM
  • Volkswagen Meets Indian Government On Emissions
  • Sebi Cuts IPO Paperwork; Notifies 5-Sheet DRHP
  • Dr Reddy’s Q2 Net Up 26% At Rs 722 Cr
  • Govt Clarifies Tax Treatment Of Offshore Rupee-Denominated Bonds
  • Telecom Regulator Sticks To Compensation Order On Call Drops
  • Cipla Sells Stake In Chinese Biotech Firm
  • IDFC Bank’s Net Worth Pegged At Rs 13,322 Cr
  • Airtel To Return 50% Mobile Data Used At Night,Makes Wynk Free
  • US Plan To Mandate FDA Audit Of Farm Imports Irks India
  • World Bank Retains India’s Growth Rate At 7.5% This Fiscal
  • Grasim Net Up 17% On Higher Cement Volumes
  • NTPC Q2 Net Profit Rises 40% To Rs. 2,898 Cr
  • Nestle India Q3 Profit Dives 60% On Maggi Noodles Ban
  • Govt Approves 16 FDI Proposals Worth Rs 4,722 Crore
  • India Unprepared To Tackle Online Data Security
  • BPCL, Oman Oil Looking To Sell 24% Stake In Bina Refinery
  • Yes Bank Q2 Profit Rises 26.5% To Rs610 Crore
  • Pfizer In Talks To Merge With Botox-Maker Allergan

  • GE Said To Plan Close On $9.3 Billion Alstom Purchase
  • Volkswagen May Recall 100,000 Diesel Cars In India
  • Sensex Falls For Fourth Day, Ends 201 Pts Down, Nifty Ends At 8,111
  • India Ratings Lowers India FY16 Growth Forecast To 7.5%
  • US Fed Decision Provides More Space To Emerging Markets: Shaktikanta Das
  • US Lawmakers Oppose Indian Norms On Pulses’ Stock Limit
  • Small And Midcap Funds Fare Well In Q2: CRISIL
  • Interest On Rupee Denominated Bonds To Attract 5% Tax
  • IRDA Clears Air On Repudiating Life Covers
  • IPO Of Indigo’s Parent Co Over-Subscribed 3.63 Times
  • Make Single Premium Policy Tax-Free, Insurers

Morning Business News Round up_October 12, 2015

Morning Business News :

  • High Burnout Rates Pushing Investment Bank Pros To Join Start-Ups
  • India Seeks More FDI In Insurance, Defence: P Mukherjee
  • Arun Jaitley Pitches For Reforms In World Bank At Global Meet
  • Kingfisher Diverted Portion Of Loans To Tax Havens
  • India Cuts Holdings Of US Govt Securities To $116.3 Bn
  • Coffee Day, Indigo To Beef Up IPO Mkt To 4-Yr Record
  • Unichem Plans Sale Of Domestic Formulations Biz
  • ONGC May Not Get Much Compensation In Gas Dispute With RIL
  • Govt Committed To Upliftment Of Downtrodden, Says Modi
  • $15-20bn Of Commercial Space Eligible For Reits In 2-3 Years
  • IMF-WB Appreciative Of India’s Policy Steps: Finmin
  • RBI Net Seller Of Dollars In August, Sells $1.559 Bn
  • Bombay HC Refuses To Grant Extension To Elder Pharma To Repay Rs 155 Cr
  • India Climbs One Rank With A 32% Sprint In Brand Value
  • 57 Coal-Based Power Units Identified For Upgrade
  • Adhia Outlines Reforms To Bring Down Graft In I-T Dept
  • Novartis Buys Another 2.5% In Israel’s Gamida Cell

  • GMR Infra, Japan’s JGC In Pact To Co-Develop Food Processing Park
  • WTO Effect: India May Halt Export Subsidies For Raw Sugar
  • Vedanta Trims Opex, Capex In Second Quarter
  • BSE Drops Plans For Separate Commodity Bourse
  • CBI Searches Bob Branches Over Suspected Black Money Transfer
  • Swan Energy Gets Shareholders’ Nod To Mop Up Rs.1,200 Crore
  • EPA’s New Volkswagen Probe May Reveal Failure To Disclose
  • Bandhan Bank To Raise Rs500 Crore From Investors By March
  • Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Flouting FDI Norms: CAIT
  • Consumers To Splurge $8 Bn On E-Commerce This Festive Season: Assocham
  • Market Outlook: Earnings From Infosys & TCS, Macro Data To Set Trend
  • Govt To Commission Study On Impact Of FDI In Pharma
  • Rate Cut Tempts Shoppers To Buy New Cars, Major Appliances
  • Top 9 Cos Add Rs 80k Cr In Mkt Cap; ONGC Steals Show
  • Traders Asked To Pay Advance Tax Rather Than Returns
  • Windows 10 Fails To Revive Sagging PC Shipments In Q3
  • Irdai Panel Sets 175% Solvency To Repatriate Capital
  • NPS Assets Rise 38 Pc To Top Rs 1 Trillion Mark

Morning Business News Round up_October 06, 2015

Morning Business News :

  • Coal Digger: India Aims To Start Asia’s Biggest Coal Mine In 5 Yrs
  • Bob Investigating Rs 350-Crore Bill Discounting Fraud
  • Ageing Chinese Dragon Makes Way For India In Top Spot Among Ems
  • Private Equity Activity May Hit Record High In 2015
  • India, Lithuania Agree To Collaborate In Agriculture Sector
  • Govt To Spend Rs 70k Crore On 12 Major Ports: Gadkari
  • Government To Soon Decide Monetary Policy Committee Structure: Shaktikanta Das
  • Tax Collections To Fall 5-7% Short Of Target
  • Sebi Probes Jpmorgan’s Risk Assessment System

  • Indian GDP Predicted At 7.5% In 2015-16: World Bank
  • Germany Offers 2 Bn Euros For Clean Energy Corridor, Solar Projects
  • RBI Initiates Corrective Action On Indian Overseas Bank
  • US Scraps Discriminatory Outsourcing Fee On Indian Firms
  • Educomp Sells Entire Stake In Wiz Learn Technology
  • NMDC Cuts Iron Ore Price By 12% For October
  • ‘No Dumping Levy’ Between Provisional, Final Orders
  • Cabinet Monitoring Has Fast-Tracked Projects Worth $112 B, Says Minister
  • Crisil Downgrades Debt Worth Rs 2.4 Lakh Cr In H1 FY16
  • Gas Price Cut Will Hit Investments In New Reserves: Moody’s
  • India’s Poverty Rate Lowest Among Nations With Poor Population’
  • HDFC Home Loans Get Cheaper As Lender Cuts Benchmark Rate
  • Method Of Computing GDP Deflator Misleading: RBI
  • Sun Pharma Settles US Patent Litigation With Actavis Over Skin Care Drug
  • September Quarter Corporate Earnings May Disappoint
  • Sensex Ends 565 Points Up At 26,785, Nifty Settles At 8,119
  • Govt Raises Import Duty On Ghee, Butter To 40%
  • Black Money Disclosure: Govt Revises Amount Higher At Rs 4147 Cr
  • Motherson Sumi Expects Revenue Growth At CAGR Of 24-25% In Next 5 Years
  • Alstom Bags Lucknow Metro Contract Worth Rs 1,100 Crore

Morning Business News Round up_August 21, 2015

Morning Business News :

  • No Intention Of Banning P-Notes Overnight: Govt
  • Chinese Province’s Crisis Exposes Economic Fault Line
  • SBI, PNB, Bank Of Baroda May Exit UTI Mutual Fund
  • GST Rate To Be ‘As Reasonable As Possible’: Finance Ministry
  • Sebi Proposes Relaxed Norms For Infra Investment Trusts
  • World Bank To Look Into Investment Opportunities In Haryana
  • Government Not To Hike Excise Duty On Petrol, Diesel
  • Government To Release First Quarter GDP Data On August 31
  • Devaluation Of Yuan Not A Cause Of Worry At Current Levels: Raghuram Rajan
  • Rajan Allays Bankers’ Fear Of Competition From Payments Banks
  • Fuel Retailing: Omcs Gear Up For Intense Competition
  • Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Resigns, Election On Sept 20
  • FM Arun Jaitley Steps Up Rate Cut Pressure On RBI
  • US Oil Falls To $40 On Global Glut
  • Small Finance Bank Licences Next Month: Rajan
  • Dredging Corp Sets OFS Floor Price At Rs 382
  • Apex Court’s FSSAI Order Leaves Industry Looking For Clarity
  • No Incentives For Banks To Tackle Npas: SBI Chief
  • Routing Commodity Trades Through Brokers May Push Up Costs For Hedgers
  • Cement Sector Upbeat As Telangana, AP Set To Buy 3 Mnt
  • India Inc May Be Close To The End Of Bad Times
  • SEBI Bars Riddhi Siddhi, 58 Other Cos From Market
  • PE Fund Exits In 2015 So Far Highest In Five Years
  • GSPC Plans To Sell Stake In Some Hydrocarbon Blocks
  • Telcos And The Tiresome Overhang Of Reliance Jio’s Launch


  • Aditya Birla Group Launches Bizlabs To Work With Start-Ups
  • Iran Asks India To Clear $6.5 Billion Oil Dues In 2 Months
  • Dr Reddy’s Recalls Rivastigmine Tartrate Capsules From US Market
  • Rajan Asks Realty Developers To Bring Down Prices
  • Sensex Ends 324 Points Down, Nifty Closes Below 8,400
  • Reliance Ind Raises $225 Million Through Overseas Bond Issue
  • IMF Freezes Benchmark Currency Basket, Defers Any Yuan Addition


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