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New Delhi, September 20, 2018
Income tax officials inspect books of Jet Airways in Mumbai, Delhi officesThe Income Tax Department on Wednesday swooped down on the premises of Jet Airways in Mumbai and Delhi to carry out an inspection of the books of the crisis-ridden airline for alleged falsification of accounts and siphoning of funds. As many as 50 tax officials are reported to have been pressed into action for the survey operation under Section 133A of the Income Tax Act at the Naresh Goyal-led airline's And...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 19, 2018
Ahead of festive showdown, Flipkart pumps in Rs 3,463 crore to boost salesFlipkart is aiming at achieving 50 per cent of all smartphone sales during the upcoming festive month. Keeping the ambitious plan in mind, Flipkart has pumped in Rs 3,463 crore into its online marketplace, Flipkart Internet. This is the first biggest capital infusion by the Walmart-backed e-commerce giant ever since the US-based retail behemoth acquired a majority stake in the company. RCom to exit tele...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 18, 2018
Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank to merge; govt promises to protect employees' interestsMoving ahead with consolidation of public sector banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced the merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The merged entity would be India's third largest. There will be no adverse impact on employees of merged entity, the Finance Minister added. Department of Financial Services Secretary Rajeev Kumar said that the new bank will ...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 13, 2018
RBI pulls back rupee from the brink by selling dollarsThe rupee slumped to a historic low of 72.91 in morning trade on Wednesday forcing the RBI to sell US dollars in the market through public sector banks to bring the Indian currency back from the brink. The government also issued a statement that the rupee would not be allowed to crash to an unreasonable level which further bolstered sentiments and enabled the rupee to climb back to 72.18 vis-a-vis the US dollar at the end of th...


BusinessToday.In
September 12, 2018
Reversing a two-day meltdown, equity indices staged a smart pullback Wednesday as investors scooped up recently-hammered FMCG, metal and capital goods stocks amid a recovery in the rupee.Sentiment was bolstered after the government said all steps will be taken to ensure the domestic currency does not depreciate to \"unreasonable levels\", amid reports that PM Narendra Modi will take stock of the economic situation over the weekend.The Sensex surged in late afternoon trade to finish higher by ...


BusinessToday.In
September 11, 2018
The market extended losses for the second continuous session this week amid a falling rupee, rising crude oil prices, widening current account deficit and global trade tensions which dampened investor sentiment. While the Sensex closed 509 points or 1.34% lower at 37,413, Nifty fell 150 points or 1.32% to 11,287 level. The Sensex has seen over 1% fall in the second straight session today for first time since February 2016.On Monday, the Sensex closed 467 points or 1.22% lower at 37,922, the N...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 11, 2018
Interpol issues red-corner notice against Nirav Modi's sister Purvi ModiAfter the Interpol issued a red-corner notice (RCN) against a close aide of diamantaire fugitive Nirav Modi, Mihir Bhansali, it has issued another notice against Purvi Modi, who is a Belgian national and the sister of Nirav Modi. The RCN has been issued on the request of the Enforcement Directorate to the Interpol, as the ED seeks to interrogate her on the alleged charges of 'money laundering'.After Bharat Ban...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 10, 2018
Govt to fine-tune e-commerce rules; panel formed to look into issueThe government has set up a group of secretaries to review a recently released draft ecommerce policy, which has drawn severe criticism from many stakeholders. The nascent but booming online retail space has largely been without regulations until a task force led by then commerce secretary Rita Teaotia put together the draft policy. The new group will be chaired by the secretary in the department of industrial poli...


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New Delhi, September 7, 2018
Uber in talks with Indian regulators to understand modalities of aerial taxisRide-hailing app Uber, which is considering India among five global locations for its futuristic aerial taxi service, said it is in talks with regulators in the country to gauge the modalities and constraints of offering such a service. Last week, the Softbank-backed Uber had said it is considering India along with countries like Japan and France to be a part of Uber Elevate -- its aerial taxi service tha...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 6, 2018
Global factors behind rupee fall, no need for knee-jerk reaction: JaitleyFinance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday attributed the fall in rupee to global factors and said there was no need for panic or knee-jerk reactions. He said the Reserve Bank is doing whatever is necessary to deal with the situation.The battered rupee has lost 165 paise in the last six trading sessions. Jaitley further said the dollar has strengthened against almost every other currency and added that the rupee...


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, September 5, 2018
Cars and other durables to get costlier this festive seasonWith the rupee's continuous fall against the dollar automobile and consumer goods companies are facing a tough time. This festive season will see these goods become more expensive. LG, Haier, and Godrej Appliances have hiked prices by 3-5 per cent this month. Panasonic India is expected to increase product prices by 2-3 per cent soon as reported by the Business Standard. Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest carmaker, has i...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 4, 2018
Rupee hits new all-time low against US dollarThe Indian rupee slumped 16 paise against the US dollar to trade at a life-time low of 71.37 in early trade on Tuesday. The fall in Indian currency is due to the strong demand for the US currency. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the local currency opened at a record low of 71.24 against a dollar, down from its previous close of 71.21, and weakened further to trade at a fresh low of 71.37, down 16 paise.  Airlines' losses could r...


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New Delhi, September 3, 2018
Wipro wins biggest ever contract, over $1.5 billionIndian software services exporter Wipro Ltd has won its biggest-ever contract worth more than $1.5 billion with U.S.-based Alight Solutions LLC for digital services as reported by Reuters. Wipro would earn $1.5-1.6 billion in revenues over the tenure of the deal, which will include services in health, human resources and finance.The deal is expected to be completed in the quarter ending September.  Income Tax dept to wait til...


BusinessToday.In
August 31, 2018
The Sensex closed marginally lower in volatile trade today ahead of the release of April-June quarter GDP data scheduled later in the day. The 30-share Sensex closed 45 points, or 0.12 per cent lower to 38,645 level. It hit intra day high of 38,838 and intra day low of 38,562 level in trade today. It lost 206.53 points in the previous two sessions.The Nifty ended marginally higher by 3 points to 11,680 level. Tata Motors (2.87%), PowerGrid (2.37%) and Sun Pharma (1.99%) were the top S...


BusinessToday.In
August 30, 2018
Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty fell for the second consecutive session as investors fretted over plunging rupee and rising crude oil prices, while August futures and options (F&O) expiry added to market volatility.The Sensex slipped 33 points, to 38,690. The Nifty fell 15 points to 11,677. Intra-day, the 50-share index moved between 11,698 and 11,639.Investors offloaded their long bets in F&O segment instead of carrying them forward to the next series for September, ...


BusinessToday.In
August 30, 2018
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BusinessToday.In
August 29, 2018
The BSE Sensex closed lower, snapping its two-day record-closing run largely due to losses in key energy stocks of Reliance Industries and Coal India. The 30-share index hit an all-time intra-day high of 38,989 at the outset but the market lost steam as investors preferred to book gains after the recent rally.The BSE index settled at 38,722 points, down 173.70 points, or 0.45 per cent over the last close.Nifty index too finished lower by 46.60 points or 0.40 per cent in choppy trade a...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 29, 2018
Gross NPAs of banks may improve to 10% in March 2019 as resolution process picks up paceThe gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) of the banking sector is likely to improve to 10 per cent in March 2019, from 11.52 per cent as on June 30, 2018, as nearly 60 per cent of the bad loans of the sector are under active resolution, a report has said. The net NPA is also expected to decrease to 4.3 per cent, from 5.92 per cent as of June-end this year, ICRA said in its report. The rating age...


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New Delhi, August 28, 2018
Spicejet operates the first biojet fuel flight for the countrySpicejet's flight yesterday between Dehradun and Delhi was special. The flight was powered by a blend of 75% air turbine fuel and 25% biojet fuel. This was a first for the country which is looking for ways to cut down fuel costs.A blend of 25% of bio jet fuel and 75% of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) was carried in one of the two engines of the plane, while the other engine carried only ATF. International standards permit ...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 27, 2018
OnePlus 6T is expected to come with a tear-drop notch and triple camera systemWhile other smartphone manufactures are still trying to play catch up in the smartphone segment, OnePlus is all set to launch its second flagship of this year. The OnePlus 6T is expected to launch in November and will come with a design language similar to Oppo's new phones like F9 Pro and R 17. One of the key highlights will be a triple-lens camera. Nokia gets its PureView trademark back from MicrosoftNok...


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