HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014


Reform measure GST roll-out likely in April 2016

India’s biggest tax reform initiative — the Goods and Services Tax  — could see a staggered implementation, starting with a nationwide unified tax system for goods from April 2016 and extended to services later.

HCL Tech quarterly profit up 32%, shares fall

HCL Technologies Ltd, India's fourth-largest software services exporter, posted a 32% rise in quarterly net profit, beating estimates, as sales in the Americas, the company's biggest market, rose.

Sensex rebounds 71 points in early trade on global cues

After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by over 71 points to regain the 26,000-mark in early trade on Friday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors.

Rupee up 19 paise against US dollar in early trade

The rupee recovered from a seven-month low by appreciating 19 paise to 61.64 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday on selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

Arvind Subramanian appointed India's new CEA

Subramanian, Senior Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, has been appointed as India’s new chief economic adviser, the government said on Thursday. Subramanian: India's man in DC

Arvind Subramanian: India's man in DC

Subramanian, a familiar figure on DC think-tank circuit, became a sounding board for other commissioners at the hearing  by the US International Trade Commission, as they turned to him repeatedly for clarifications.

TCS reports 13% net rise, merges CMC with itself

India’s largest IT services company, Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), on Thursday reported a 13.2% year-on-year rise in net profit to Rs. 5,244 crore during the second quarter on robust deal flow and high utilisation. Revnue rose 13.5% to Rs. 23,816 crore.

iPhone junkies queue up for Apple’s midnight launch

Sukh Raj Singh, a young entrepreneur in Delhi, has been promised by the authorised Apple reseller at Ambience Mall in the Capital’s Vasant Kunj area, that he will be among the first to get his iPhone6, within five minutes of the clock striking 00:00 hrs on Thursday night.

Hero MotoCorp profit rises 59% to Rs. 763 crore on robust sales

India’s largest two-wheeler maker, Hero MotoCorp, on Thursday reported a 58.62% year-on-year jump in its net profit to Rs. 763 crore for the second quarter ended September on the back of a near 20% growth in sales.

Subramanian an excellent choice as CEA: Chidambaram

Chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian is pro-growth and pro-reform, Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said, while terming the choice as "excellent".

DLF shares bounce back after hitting fresh record low

In a tumultuous opening trade after being battered by nearly 30% in last trading session on the back of a Sebi order, the stock on Thursday opened near its day's low level at Rs. 100.10 and further slipped to Rs. 100.

Ranbaxy to pay $40mn to settle Texas Medicaid pricing litigation

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd said it has agreed to pay $39.75 million to settle litigation concerning its participation in Texas Medicaid, the US federal-state healthcare program for people with low incomes.

Sensex falls 350 points; metals, miners drop

The BSE Sensex fell for a second consecutive session on Thursday, as companies seen most exposed to the global economy such as Hindalco Industries and Sesa Sterlite declined tracking a downturn in global markets.

Rupee posts biggest fall in a month on global worries

The rupee posted its biggest single-day loss in a month, hurt by data showing a widening trade deficit and a slump in local shares as part of a global market sell-off, but intervention from the central bank prevented steeper losses.

TRAI issues recommendations on spectrum auction

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday released recommendations on spectrum valuation asking the government to auction spectrum in the 900 and 1800 megahertz band.

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