Business

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jul 01, 2015 01:45 IST

    Fresh hurdles for GST bill as Congress demands more changes

    A uniform nationwide goods and services tax, the country’s most ambitious economic reform in the making, is staring at fresh hurdles as the Congress has demanded more changes that run contrary to its earlier stance.

  • Mobile phone
    Jul 01, 2015 01:17 IST

    4G turns out to be one small step, not giant leap, from 3G

    If you were counting on Bharti Airtel’s 4G services to surf websites at lightning fast speeds and download movie and songs in the blink of an eye, get ready to be disappointed. While 4G is supposed to be about twice as fast as 3G, the actual speed is just a shade more.

  • Homebuyers blame the politician-builder nexus for delay in and dilution of the real estate regulation bill
    Jul 01, 2015 01:51 IST

    Bought or sold a house lately? The taxman may come calling

    Armed with data on real estate market rates across the country, the income tax department is keeping an eagle eye on property transactions, one of the biggest sources of black money in India.

  • Nissan overtakes Maruti to become India’s second biggest car exporter
    Jul 01, 2015 00:05 IST

    India's manufacturing ambitions at risk from excessive red-tape

    India could lose out to countries, including Vietnam and Phillipines, as the new manufacturing hotspots, if state level red-tape issues are not addressed urgently, a global vendor to storied brands such as Zara, Levis and All Saints has warned.

  • pic 1
    Jun 30, 2015 23:08 IST

    IndiGo poised for takeoff on bourses with Rs 2,500cr IPO

    Issue to include new shares worth `1,272 cr, and 30.15 mn existing shares for an almost equivalent amount.

  • 1
    Jun 30, 2015 20:04 IST

    Not just Greece, extra second on Wednesday worries world markets

    A "leap second" is being added to the world's clocks at midnight GMT on Tuesday, which could test the extremely sensitive trading systems of the modern algorithmic era, beginning with markets in Asia.

  • A car owner
    Jun 30, 2015 22:12 IST

    Petrol prices cut by 31 paise, diesel 71 paise

    Petrol prices were cut on Tuesday by 31 paise per litre and diesel by 71 paise a litre in line with fall in international oil rates and rupee appreciation.

  • toshihiro suzuki, suzuki motor corporation
    Jun 30, 2015 21:45 IST

    Maruti to be Suzuki’s global growth driver

    Suzuki announced its plans to take forward its globalisation strategy in India and apply it to other overseas operations for strengthening global management.

  • Wall Street, Stocks, Federal Reserve
    Jun 30, 2015 19:12 IST

    Greek crisis makes overseas borrowing for India tough

    According to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), Indian corporates might face higher borrowing cost in the overseas market in short-run due to the Greek debt crisis.

  • Moody's
    Jun 30, 2015 16:17 IST

    'Some disappointment' over Modi govt's reform pace: Moody's

    Global rating agency Moody's said on Tuesday that there are growing concerns about the risk of policy stagnation and a sentiment of "some disappointment" over the pace of reforms introduced by the Modi-led BJP government at the centre. It also flagged the subdued rural economy as a "credit negative" for India's sovereign rating.

  • IndiGo Airlines
    Jun 30, 2015 13:17 IST

    IPOs IndiGo, Infibeam, Teamlease looking to raise over Rs 3000 cr

    In a big day for Initial Public Offers, at least three companies -- low-cost carrier IndiGo, staffing firm Teamlease and e-retailer Infibeam -- have lined up public offers to raise an estimated over Rs 3,000 crore from investors.

  • Greece
    Jun 30, 2015 13:00 IST

    Greece may find it is easier to close banks than re-open them

    Greece's decision to close the banks and impose capital controls from Monday was difficult, yet re-opening them and finding a way to lift the measures could prove even tougher, experts warned.

  • Airtel
    Jun 30, 2015 15:32 IST

    Airtel becomes third largest mobile operator in world

    With operations in 20 countries, Bharti Airtel, which is present in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Africa, has "become the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers", the company said in a statement.

  • National Bank of Greece
    Jun 30, 2015 12:11 IST

    Greece to re-open bank branches for pensioners without cards

    As the debt crisis continues, Greece will reopen 1,000 bank branches from Wednesday until the end of the week to cater for pensioners who do not use cash cards for automated teller machines, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.

  • Internet
    Jun 30, 2015 08:42 IST

    OneWeb’s plans for digital access may run into hurdles

    OneWeb’s plans to use satellites for digital connectivity and provide affordable internet access to all will have to address a few challenges that have earlier plagued such ventures.