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Monster.com's Monster Employment Index showed that job postings witnessed a six per cent sequential growth in February.(AFP File)

Job postings rise in February, says report

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:51 PM IST
Job postings went up in February, mainly led by hiring activities in FMCG, food and packaged goods sectors, according to a report.
Naukri JobSpeak Index for February witnessed an uptick of over 22 per cent in hiring activity at 2,356 job listings as compared to January at 1,925.(File photo for representation)
Naukri JobSpeak Index for February witnessed an uptick of over 22 per cent in hiring activity at 2,356 job listings as compared to January at 1,925.(File photo for representation)

Hiring activities spike in February: Report

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Digitisation and automation have resulted in a record sequential growth of 33 per cent in hiring activities in February, according to a report.
FMCG companies reported a strong December quarter, but discretionary products have seen slow offtake.(Mint)
FMCG companies reported a strong December quarter, but discretionary products have seen slow offtake.(Mint)

FMCG companies bounce back in December quarter: Survey

Livemint | By Suneera Tandon
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:49 AM IST
This is the highest volume and value growth reported by the FMCG sector in 2020. FMCG grew steadily for four months, Nielsen said, with value growth rising from 2.7% in September to 9.1% in December.
Dabur India CFO Lalit Malik said the recent months have seen inflation inching up for some key raw materials like amla and gold.(Priyanka Parashar/ Mint File Photo)
Dabur India CFO Lalit Malik said the recent months have seen inflation inching up for some key raw materials like amla and gold.(Priyanka Parashar/ Mint File Photo)

FMCG cos look to hike prices to offset inflationary pressure on raw material

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Marico, which own brands as Saffola and Parachute, has faced inflationary pressure and had to go for an effective price hike.
BSE telecom, FMCG, healthcare, oil and gas, industrials, teck and capital goods indices climbed up to 2.78%, while consumer durables and realty closed with losses. Broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices rallied up to 1.30%.(Bloomberg)
BSE telecom, FMCG, healthcare, oil and gas, industrials, teck and capital goods indices climbed up to 2.78%, while consumer durables and realty closed with losses. Broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices rallied up to 1.30%.(Bloomberg)

Markets maintain record run on vaccine progress as finance, FMCG stocks spurt

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Robust buying in finance, FMCG and banking counters offset weak global cues and a depreciating rupee. Rising for the third straight session, the 30-share BSE Sensex soared 347.42 points or 0.77% to its fresh closing peak of 45,426.97, after touching a record intra-day level of 45,458.92.
The review excludes banks, financial services firms and oil and gas companies as they follow a separate revenue model.(PTI)
The review excludes banks, financial services firms and oil and gas companies as they follow a separate revenue model.(PTI)

Early Q2 earnings hint at revival in demand

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Nasrin Sultana and Ravindra Sonawane in Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:31 AM IST
Post-earnings management commentaries show companies are confident about demand revival, and gradual recovery from the sharp damage suffered in the fiscal first quarter.
India’s top metros account for 30% of overall sales by value for FMCG companies(Priyanka Parashar/ Mint File Photo)
India’s top metros account for 30% of overall sales by value for FMCG companies(Priyanka Parashar/ Mint File Photo)

FMCG companies eye small town move

Mint, New Delhi | By Suneera Tandon
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 01:23 AM IST
Most fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies said that rural and small towns are driving growth, according to a survey of 14 top executives of FMCG and retail companies by Nielsen in September.
HT Image
HT Image

L&T tops charts on professional network LinkedIn

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 07:45 PM IST
LinkedIn (90%) is the top social media platform preferred by B2B marketers in 2019 followed by Facebook (77%) and Twitter (63%), data by Digital Marketing Community showed.
Sanjeev Nayar, Director, Mode Retails Sales & Marketing Pvt. Ltd
Sanjeev Nayar, Director, Mode Retails Sales & Marketing Pvt. Ltd

The market for religious products in India is lucrative for investors

UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Prabhu Shri Ram’ (PSR) is one of the newest brands of this FMCG segment that produces incense sticks and dhoop with 100% pure and natural fragrances.
Nielsen expects the festive season to boost demand and help FMCG companies report growth in the December quarter.(Mint)
Nielsen expects the festive season to boost demand and help FMCG companies report growth in the December quarter.(Mint)

FMCG industry growth may remain flat in 2020: Nielsen

Livemint | By Suneera Tandon, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 04:26 AM IST
The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, considered relatively immune to economic recessions, in India is now expected to shrink 1% in the worst-case scenario, Nielsen said on Thursday.
DMart in Thane.(Mint Archive)
DMart in Thane.(Mint Archive)

FMCG demand back at pre-Covid-19 level

Livemint, New Delhi | By Suneera Tandon
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 06:04 AM IST
Rural recovery outpaced urban because of reverse migration and above-normal monsoon, says a Nielsen survey
Instead of choosing random scripts based on hearsay and rumours, a strategic approach would be to minimize risk and optimize gains.(Axis Mutual Fund)
Instead of choosing random scripts based on hearsay and rumours, a strategic approach would be to minimize risk and optimize gains.(Axis Mutual Fund)

New to equity? There can never be a better time!

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Currently, the market valuations are very attractive. Even blue-chip stocks have become quite affordable. Therefore, this is the best time for investors to enter the equity market.
Fairness cream ads not so fair anymore(Photos: Instagram)
Fairness cream ads not so fair anymore(Photos: Instagram)

Bollywood welcomes proposal draft to ban fairness cream ads and more

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The punishment is a jail term of up to five years and a fine of up to Rs 50 lakh. The ministry has released a list of total 78 diseases, disorders and conditions under the ban.
There have been demands pouring in from various sectors from biscuits to automobiles and FMCG to hotels to reduce tax rates in the wake of perceived economic slowdown, the official said.(Arun sharma/ HT Photo)
There have been demands pouring in from various sectors from biscuits to automobiles and FMCG to hotels to reduce tax rates in the wake of perceived economic slowdown, the official said.(Arun sharma/ HT Photo)

GST Council meets next Friday; tax rate cut to hinge on revenue position

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The GST Council, headed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and comprising representatives of all states and Union Territories (UTs), is scheduled to meet on September 20 in Goa amidst a clamour for a cut in tax rates from various industries to beat the economic slowdown.
Representational image.(Amal KS /HT)
Representational image.(Amal KS /HT)

Mid-level hiring set to surge in India: Survey

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:38 PM IST
Increased hiring will be witnessed in various sectors including IT/software, education, healthcare, FMCG, etc., according to the survey results released by job portal Shine.com on Wednesday.
Market benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded from early lows to close 228 points higher on Friday on expectations of FPI tax roll back and some measures by the government to boost growth.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Market benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded from early lows to close 228 points higher on Friday on expectations of FPI tax roll back and some measures by the government to boost growth.(Hindustan Times file photo)

Sensex, Nifty rebound on hopes of FPI tax rollback

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The 30-share barometer closed higher by 228.23 pts or 0.63 per cent at 36,701.16, hours ahead of a presser by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
BSE Sensex declined by 345 points in early session on Friday amid fading hopes of a stimulus package for slowdown-hit sectors.(Mint file photo)
BSE Sensex declined by 345 points in early session on Friday amid fading hopes of a stimulus package for slowdown-hit sectors.(Mint file photo)

Sensex, Nifty decline due to heavy losses in financial, FMCG and auto stocks

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 10:59 AM IST
BSE Sensex declined by 345 points in early session on Friday amid fading hopes of a stimulus package for slowdown-hit sectors.
Rajan said “a fresh set of reforms” are now needed to boost the economy and growth rate.(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Rajan said “a fresh set of reforms” are now needed to boost the economy and growth rate.(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Raghuram Rajan terms economic slowdown very worrisome, new set of reforms needed

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Rajan, who was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016 but was denied a second term, also called for a fresh look at the way GDP in India is calculated as he referred to research by Narendra Modi government’s former chief economist Arvind Subramanian about overestimation of growth rate.
YESWEUS has been a one-stop solution for all start-ups and new ventures from almost all industries and business segments.(YesWeUs)
YESWEUS has been a one-stop solution for all start-ups and new ventures from almost all industries and business segments.(YesWeUs)

YESWEUS carves out innovation and affordability in IT solutions

UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The company caters to industries such as aviation, pharma, banking, insurance, FMCG, consumer durables, construction, education, automobile, retail, media and more.
(Reuters)
(Reuters)

YC Deveshwar, man behind ITC diversification, dies at 72

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 01:58 AM IST
Deveshwar (72), who stepped down from executive role as chairman and CEO in 2017 but remained as a non-executive chairman, breathed his last at a private hospital in Gurugram.
New York-based Blackstone has signed a definitive agreement with Essel Propack’s promoter, Ashok Goel, to buy a 51% stake at ₹134 a share.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
New York-based Blackstone has signed a definitive agreement with Essel Propack’s promoter, Ashok Goel, to buy a 51% stake at ₹134 a share.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)

Blackstone to buy 51% stake in Essel Propack for $460m

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swaraj Singh Dhanjal and M Sriram, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 03:50 PM IST
On Monday, shares of Essel Propack closed 0.91% higher at 132.65 on the BSE on Monday. The announcement was made after market hours.
Ramdev, the founder of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, on Friday accused FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) of plundering Indian market, hitting out at the company over an advertisement of its branded tea “Red Label”.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Ramdev, the founder of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, on Friday accused FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) of plundering Indian market, hitting out at the company over an advertisement of its branded tea “Red Label”.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

‘Is India merely a market to be plundered?’: Ramdev hits out at HUL over tea ad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Ramdev, the founder of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, on Friday accused FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) of plundering Indian market, hitting out at the company over an advertisement of its branded tea “Red Label”.
The BSE Sensex plunged over 311 points Monday on heavy selling in banking, FMCG, IT, auto and pharma stocks amid sustained foreign fund outflows.(PTI)
The BSE Sensex plunged over 311 points Monday on heavy selling in banking, FMCG, IT, auto and pharma stocks amid sustained foreign fund outflows.(PTI)

Sensex sinks 311 points, Nifty drops below 10,700 mark

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 04:31 PM IST
The 30-share index settled 310.51 points, or 0.87 %lower at 35,498.44. The broader NSE Nifty fell 83.45 points, or 0.78%, to 10,640.95.
While these sops will put some extra money in the hands of the two classes of consumers and boost demand for items of daily use and low-cost staples, they are not expected to lift purchases of more expensive items, executives at other consumer goods companies said.(AP)
While these sops will put some extra money in the hands of the two classes of consumers and boost demand for items of daily use and low-cost staples, they are not expected to lift purchases of more expensive items, executives at other consumer goods companies said.(AP)

Budget: Rise in demand may be limited to FMCG, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vidhi Choudhary
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 09:18 AM IST
While these sops will put some extra money in the hands of the two classes of consumers and boost demand for items of daily use and low-cost staples, they are not expected to lift purchases of more expensive items, executives at other consumer goods companies said.
Positive expectations from the interim Budget for 2019-20 on Friday buoyed the BSE Sensex by 148 points during the pre-noon trade session.(REUTERS)
Positive expectations from the interim Budget for 2019-20 on Friday buoyed the BSE Sensex by 148 points during the pre-noon trade session.(REUTERS)

Interim budget 2019: Rebate proposal for tax payers boosts equity market, Sensex and Nifty shoot up

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 01:37 PM IST
At around noon, the Sensex traded at 36,647.04 points, higher by 390.35 points or 1.08 per cent from the previous close of 36,256.69 points. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 10,933.65, higher by 102.70 points or 0.95 per cent from the previous close.
Equity benchmark Sensex Wednesday tumbled over 336 points to end at 36,108.(REUTERS)
Equity benchmark Sensex Wednesday tumbled over 336 points to end at 36,108.(REUTERS)

Sensex slumps 336 points; FMCG, financial stocks play spoilsport

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Similarly, the NSE Nifty slumped over 91 points to close at 10,831. In the Sensex pack, ITC Ltd emerged as the biggest loser with its shares plunging 4.16 per cent after the company’s quarterly results failed to enthuse investors.
Breaking its five-day winning streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell 141 points in early trade Tuesday, as banking, IT, realty and FMCG stocks retreated, tracking sell-off in global market.(Reuters)
Breaking its five-day winning streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell 141 points in early trade Tuesday, as banking, IT, realty and FMCG stocks retreated, tracking sell-off in global market.(Reuters)

Sensex drops 141 points in early trade on global sell-off, profit-booking

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2018 10:28 AM IST
The 30-share index dropped 140.51 points, or 0.40 per cent, to 36,129.56 points in opening trade. The gauge had rallied over 1,310 points in the previous five sessions.
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 100 points in early trade on Thursday.(HT File Photo)
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 100 points in early trade on Thursday.(HT File Photo)

Sensex rises over 100 points on firm rupee, falling crude prices

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Brokers said fresh buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) and retailers, coupled with strengthening rupee against the US dollar and falling global crude oil prices, influenced trading sentiments here.
The Sensex started off on a high note at 35,647.62 and continued its upward march to hit a high of 35,818.65 as buying activity gathered momentum. It finally settled 317.72 points, or 0.90 per cent, higher at 35,774.88.(File Photo)
The Sensex started off on a high note at 35,647.62 and continued its upward march to hit a high of 35,818.65 as buying activity gathered momentum. It finally settled 317.72 points, or 0.90 per cent, higher at 35,774.88.(File Photo)

Sensex rallies over 300 points ahead of RBI board meet outcome

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2018 05:09 PM IST
The BSE benchmark Sensex rallied over 300 points on Monday to end at over a six-week high of 35,774.88 as investors widened their portfolios ahead of the RBI’s board meet outcome amid foreign fund inflows.
Sector-wise, except for IT and FMCG stocks, all others witnessed heavy selling pressure led by auto, finance and banking counters.(HT Photo)
Sector-wise, except for IT and FMCG stocks, all others witnessed heavy selling pressure led by auto, finance and banking counters.(HT Photo)

Sensex sheds 382 point over profit booking, crude oil prices

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Index-wise, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex settled at 34,779.58 points, down 382.90 points or 1.09 per cent.
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