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All eyes on Reliance AGM this week

  • Investors are awaiting an announcement on the pricing and launch timeline of the Jio-Google phone.
Analysts expect clarity on the pricing of phones as tariffs on Jio-Google phones could act as a catalyst for the RIL stock.(Bloomberg)
Analysts expect clarity on the pricing of phones as tariffs on Jio-Google phones could act as a catalyst for the RIL stock.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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By Kalpana Pathak, Mumbai

Jio to make calls to any network in India free

“For context, in September 2019, as per directions of the Trai, the bill-and-keep regime is being implemented in the country from 1 January, ending IUC (interconnection usage charge) for all domestic voice calls,” said Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), the parent of Jio, in a stock exchange filing.
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai.(Reuters)
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 06:18 AM IST
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Livemint | By Ishita Guha

All calls from Jio to other networks in India to be free from Jan 1

The company announced that Jio has delivered on that promise and made off-net voice calls free again.
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 02:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Farmers’ protest: Protestors damage over 1,500 telecom towers in Punjab

Power supply to towers that relay telecom signals was snapped and cables cut in several parts of the state as farmers vented their anger on the infrastructure owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s firm Jio as they saw him along with infrastructure tycoon Gautam Adani as major beneficiaries of the new laws.
The attacks have impacted telecom services and operators are struggling to maintain services in absence of action by law enforcement agencies.(File Photo (Representative Image))
The attacks have impacted telecom services and operators are struggling to maintain services in absence of action by law enforcement agencies.(File Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Reliance Industries Ltd’s Q2 result gets a fillip from Jio, retail arm

Reliance Industries posted a consolidated net profit of Rs9,567 crore in the September quarter
Reliance said it expects retail activity to return to pre-pandemic levels in the ongoing quarter(Reuters File Photo)
Reliance said it expects retail activity to return to pre-pandemic levels in the ongoing quarter(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 06:07 AM IST
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Mint, New Delhi/Mumbai | By Ishita Guha and Tanya Thomas

Jio designed to help India lead fourth industrial revolution, says Mukesh Ambani

The richest Indian man, who heads the nation’s most valuable company Reliance Industries Ltd, said his group’s telecom and digital unit Jio was conceived to provide the key ingredients needed to lead the fourth industrial revolution.
Before Jio, India was stuck with 2G technology. “Jio wanted to end India’s data misery and unleash a digital revolution,” Mukesh Amabni said.(REUTERS)
Before Jio, India was stuck with 2G technology. “Jio wanted to end India’s data misery and unleash a digital revolution,” Mukesh Amabni said.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 08, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

US equity firm to invest Rs 7,500 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures

The investment will give Silver Lake a 1.5% stake in Reliance Retail Ventures, the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited announced today.
File photo of Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani(Reuters)
File photo of Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Supreme Court judgment today on payment of AGR dues

The SC judgment is expected to clarify whether additional AGR liability will be fastened on Jio and Airtel on account of the past dues of Aircel, R-Comm and Videocon.
Major telcos, including Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel, owe substantial amounts to the Department of Telecom (DoT).(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Major telcos, including Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel, owe substantial amounts to the Department of Telecom (DoT).(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Mukesh Ambani’s gamble pays off | HT Editorial

Recent investments are a win-win for Jio and US tech majors
Why is everyone investing in Jio Platforms?(REUTERS)
Why is everyone investing in Jio Platforms?(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

News updates from Hindustan Times: At India-EU summit, trade deal remains elusive and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends 15th India-EU (virtual) summit via video conferencing in New Delhi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends 15th India-EU (virtual) summit via video conferencing in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 09:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Reliance AGM: Google to invest Rs 33,737 crore for 7.7% stake in Jio Platforms, says Mukesh Ambani

Investors from across the world, including Facebook and KKR, have already put in $15.64 billion (roughly Rs 1.17 lakh crore) for just over 25% in Jio Platforms.
RIL’s 43rd AGM is being held virtually amid the ongoing crisis coronavirus pandemic.(Mint file photo)
RIL’s 43rd AGM is being held virtually amid the ongoing crisis coronavirus pandemic.(Mint file photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Google dials Jio for a stake worth $4 billion

The discussions are at a fairly advanced stage and would likely lead to Google buying more than 6% in the Jio unit.
The sides are in advanced talks and may lead to Google buying a 6% stake in Jio Platforms.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
The sides are in advanced talks and may lead to Google buying a 6% stake in Jio Platforms.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2020 11:31 PM IST
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Mint, Mumbai | By Anirudh Laskar and Kalpana Pathak

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s wealthiest man, joins club of world’s 10 richest

Ambani, who owns 42% of Reliance, has benefited from a flurry of investment into the company’s digital unit, Jio Platforms Ltd., that Reliance said has made it net-debt free ahead of a March 2021 target.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries.(REUTERS)
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 05:02 AM IST
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Jio joins hands with Zee5 to offer the best of entertainment

JioFiber, which had already partnered with OTT apps such as VOOT, Hotstar, will now also offer bundled ZEE5 subscription to its customers. This new partnership is in line with creation of a holistic digital ecosystem and offering bundled services to its customers.
With this partnership, JioFiber will provide complimentary access to ZEE5’s library of 4500+ movies and 120+ originals to its customers.(ZEE5)
With this partnership, JioFiber will provide complimentary access to ZEE5’s library of 4500+ movies and 120+ originals to its customers.(ZEE5)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Amid Covid-19 pandemic, investors bet on India’s Jio and its giant-killer playbook

For Indian shoppers who prefer to order online, it is launching a grocery ordering service with Facebook Inc’s popular WhatsApp messaging. For Bollywood fans who would prefer to avoid a crowded theater, it is readying same-day-release on the Jio platform.
Over the past six weeks, the digital business of Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd, known as Jio Platforms, raised a striking $10 billion from global investors.(Bloomberg)
Over the past six weeks, the digital business of Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd, known as Jio Platforms, raised a striking $10 billion from global investors.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Reliance’s $7 billion rights rings in new trading venue in India

The rights issue of the firm controlled by Mukesh Ambani is attracting new investors after it raked in $10 billion of investments into digital services unit Jio by selling stakes to companies including Facebook Inc.
Reliance’s rights entitlement began trading on May 20 at 151.15 rupees and settled at 181.6 rupees Tuesday on the National Stock Exchange.(Reuters)
Reliance’s rights entitlement began trading on May 20 at 151.15 rupees and settled at 181.6 rupees Tuesday on the National Stock Exchange.(Reuters)
Updated on May 27, 2020 02:18 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Reliance plans to list Jio Platforms abroad

Over the past one month, Jio has raised $10.3 billion across five deals—a 9.99% stake to Facebook for $5.7 billion; 1.2% to Silver Lake for $750 million; 2.3% to Vista Equity Partners for $1.5 billion, 1.34% to General Atlantic for $870 million, and a 2.32% stake in KKR for $1.5 billion.
File photo of Jio store.(Mint)
File photo of Jio store.(Mint)
Updated on May 26, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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Livemint, Mumbai | By Kalpana Pathak

General Atlantic to invest $873 million in Jio platforms

The deal to acquire a 1.3% stake values Jio Platforms at an enterprise value of 5.16 trillion rupees ($68 billion), the company said.
A woman rides her scooter past advertisements of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2018.(REUTERS FILE)
A woman rides her scooter past advertisements of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2018.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on May 17, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Bloomberg | Posted by Harshita Singh

Vista buys Rs 11,367 crore stake in Jio Platforms

Jio Platforms comprises RIL’s digital businesses, including telecom services of Jio Infocomm (mobile and broadband), Jio’s suite of apps, digital investments and technology capabilities.
A woman rides her scooter past advertisements of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files(Reuters File photo)
A woman rides her scooter past advertisements of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files(Reuters File photo)
Published on May 08, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Mint, Mumbai | By Romita Majumdar

Reliance sells 1.15% stake in Jio Platforms to PE firm for Rs 5,656 crore

Reliance is raising funds at a breakneck pace as it attempts to cut its debt and secure its capital needs amid a sharp downturn in the global economy.
Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani has pledged to cut Reliance’s $21.4 billion net debt to zero(Reuters File Photo)
Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani has pledged to cut Reliance’s $21.4 billion net debt to zero(Reuters File Photo)
Published on May 05, 2020 02:28 AM IST
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Mint, Mumbai | By Kalpana Pathak

Reliance Industries shares fall over 3 pc after Q4 earnings

The firm’s net profit in January-March fell 37 per cent to Rs 6,546 crore, the lowest in three years.
On the NSE, it fell 3.31 per cent to Rs 1,417.45. (Reuters File Photo)
On the NSE, it fell 3.31 per cent to Rs 1,417.45. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on May 04, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Silver Lake to invest Rs 5,655.75 cr in Reliance’s Jio Platform

Reliance Industries said in a regulatory filing on Monday that this investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.90 lakh crore.
The deal would come less than two weeks after Facebook Inc said it would pay $5.7 billion for a nearly 10% stake in Jio.(AP)
The deal would come less than two weeks after Facebook Inc said it would pay $5.7 billion for a nearly 10% stake in Jio.(AP)
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Jio charges for voice calls for IUC, rival telcos may wait till Jan 2020

The company said that it has paid IUC to Airtel, Vodafone Idea and other operators while offering free voice calls to its customers. So far in the last three years, Reliance Jio has claimed to have paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as NET IUC charges to the other operators.
In its move to charge customers for the first time since its launch, Jio has put the enitre blame on incumbents and the TRAI.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
In its move to charge customers for the first time since its launch, Jio has put the enitre blame on incumbents and the TRAI.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Jio is number one operator by revenue market share, Airtel second

According to the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) that the telecom industry recorded in the April-June period, Reliance Jio is the number one operator by revenue market share with 31.7% share.
Reliance Jio is India’s youngest and only profitable telecom operator .(Reuters Photo)
Reliance Jio is India’s youngest and only profitable telecom operator .(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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Livemint, New Delhi | By Navadha Pandey

Reliance 2019 AGM: Mukesh Ambani talks Internet of Things, 4 new growth engines and big Jio plans

The investment cycle of Reliance Jio is complete, and about Rs 3.5 lakh crore has been invested in high-speed 4G network.
Mukesh Ambani with family ahead of 42nd Reliance AGM at Birla Matushri in Mumbai on Monday.(HT PHOTOS/Anshuman Poyrekar)
Mukesh Ambani with family ahead of 42nd Reliance AGM at Birla Matushri in Mumbai on Monday.(HT PHOTOS/Anshuman Poyrekar)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

Saudi Aramco to invest $75 billion in Reliance’s oil to chemicals business: Ambani

Addressing the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the RIL, Ambani said that Aramco would supply 500,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Reliance refineries. He termed it as the India’s largest foreign direct investment deal.
Addressing the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the RIL, Ambani said that Aramco would supply 500,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Reliance refineries. He termed it as the India’s largest foreign direct investment deal.(Mint file photo)
Addressing the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the RIL, Ambani said that Aramco would supply 500,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Reliance refineries. He termed it as the India’s largest foreign direct investment deal.(Mint file photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies

Jio institute may come up in Navi Mumbai

The possible new location was mentioned in its response to a request by the committee to file a report on the progress it has made towards establishing the institute, including towards the acquisition of land for its campus.
The possible new location was mentioned in its response to a request by the committee to file a report on the progress it has made towards establishing the institute, including towards the acquisition of land for its campus.(Reuters File Photo)
The possible new location was mentioned in its response to a request by the committee to file a report on the progress it has made towards establishing the institute, including towards the acquisition of land for its campus.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2019 07:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Amandeep Shukla

Expert panel tells Jio Institute to file progress report

The new form seeks specific details such as land availability for an and the size of its corpus fund, said a government official involved in the process who spoke on condition of anonymity.
An expert committee headed by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami has asked Reliance Foundation’s planned Jio Institute, to file a report on the progress it has made(HT File)
An expert committee headed by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami has asked Reliance Foundation’s planned Jio Institute, to file a report on the progress it has made(HT File)
Published on May 20, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla and Rajeev Jayaswal

Reliance to invest Rs 3 lakh cr in Gujarat in next 10 years: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries has also invested billions of dollars in the roll out of telecom venture, Jio.
Mukesh Ambani's RIL will begin commercial operations of its 4G telecom services by December 2015 and plans to invest Rs 2 lakh crore in oil business.(Reuters)
Mukesh Ambani's RIL will begin commercial operations of its 4G telecom services by December 2015 and plans to invest Rs 2 lakh crore in oil business.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Gandhinagar | By Press Trust of India

Reliance industries report profit of Rs 10,251 crore for October-December quarter

Reliance’s Jio posted a nearly 65 percent jump in profit to 8.31 billion rupees ($117 million).
Reliance Industries on Thursday posted a record quarterly profit, driven by growth in its petrochemicals and refining business, while its telecoms group Jio notched up a fifth consecutive profitable quarter.(Reuters File Photo)
Reliance Industries on Thursday posted a record quarterly profit, driven by growth in its petrochemicals and refining business, while its telecoms group Jio notched up a fifth consecutive profitable quarter.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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