Tata Motors bags order for 500 buses from Ivory Coast

Tata Motors on Thursday said it has bagged an order for 500 next-generation low-floor urban city buses from the Ivory Coast.

According to the company, as part of the order, it has delivered 117 buses to the SOTRA - Abidjan transport company. 

"Built on Tata Motors next-generation HCV (heavy commercial vehicle) bus platform, the Tata LPO 1924 RESLF Abidjan's nex

Indian equities trade lower on weak global cues

Weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in healthcare, banking and consumer durables stocks pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Friday.

Even a strong rupee and healthy macro-economic data failed to uplift investors' sentiments and the key indices traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session.

Data released after market hours on Thursday showed that I

Jindal Steel declares force majeure on Australian mine

By Manolo Serapio Jr and Neha Dasgupta

MANILA/NEW DELHI - India's Jindal Steel and Power suspended operations at its coking coal mine in Australia last month due to heavy rains caused by Cyclone Debbie, forcing it to declare force majeure, its chief executive said on Thursday.

That makes Jindal Steel, one of India's biggest steelmakers, the sixth min

Tata Power generates 51K MUs of power for first time in FY17

Private player Tata Power today said electricity generation from all its plants collectively crossed 51,000 Million Units (MUs) in 2016-17. It also reported significant increase of 15.2 per cent in output, with its total power generation capacity at 10,577 MW from various fuel sources such as thermal, hydroelectric power, renewable energy (wind and solar PV) and waste heat recovery.


Toyota Kirloskar recalls 23,157 Corolla Altis

Car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday said it is recalling 23,157 units of Corolla Altis over their faulty airbags.

"23,157 units of Corolla Altis manufactured between January 2010 to December 2012 are affected," a company spokesperson told IANS.

The airbag vendor is Tataka Corporation and there is no impact on any other model as of now, the official added.<

Indian equities recover marginally as RBI maintains status quo

 Indian equity markets on Thursday recovered marginally after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained status quo on interest rates in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the 2017-18 fiscal.

Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in consumer durables, healthcare and FMCG sectors hampered investors' sentiments and the key indices provisionally closed the

JSW Steel lines up $1 billion war chest for acquisitions, mines

By Krishna N. Das

NEW DELHI  - India's biggest steelmaker JSW Steel said it could spend up to $1 billion on capacity expansion or acquisitions this fiscal year, and will bid for iron ore and coking coal mines in upcoming auctions to secure raw material supplies.

Unlike its nearest rivals Steel Authority of India Ltd and Tata Steel Ltd, JSW does not

Airtel doubles mobile sites in two years

Bharti Airtel has doubled its mobile network deployment to 180,000 sites over the past two years in line with its objective of building a future-ready network, a company said on Thursday.

"In the last two years (2015-16 and 2016-17), Airtel has deployed 180,000 mobile sites across India. This is same as the number of towers deployed by the company in the first 20 years of operati

JSPL posts strong production & sales in FY`17

Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), India’s leading Steel and Power major, has registered highest ever production and sales in financial year 2016-17, despite the challenging times faced by the Global Steel Industry during last year. “JSPL clocked production and sales of over 4.8 million tonnes in FY 2016-17,” said the company in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Power Finance Corporation transfers subsidiary to Kalpataru Power

Power Finance Corporation Limited has said that its wholly owned subsidiary, PFC Consulting Limited has transferred Kohima-Mariani Transmission Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary Company established for development of Independent Transmission Project ‘North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme (NERSS-VI)' to M/s Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited on March 31, 2017. PFC presently ha

Bajaj Finance lowers cap for FDs, offers higher returns

Bajaj Finance, the lending and investment arm of Bajaj Finserv, has lowered the minimum cap for fixed deposits to Rs 25,000 to attract retail investors, reported PTI. The company will offer an annual cumulative interest rate of 8.05 per cent for a tenor of 36-60 months on the reduced amount, Bajaj Finance said in a statement. Earlier, for depositors in the National Capital Region and Greater Mu

IDBI Bank cuts deposit rates for various buckets

IDBI Bank has lowered interest rates on retail term deposits by 0.5 per cent for maturity between 31 days to up to 2 years, reported PTI. The new rates on these deposits range from 4.50 per cent to 6.40 per cent. For senior citizens, the new rates will be ranging from 4.5 per cent to 6.90 per cent. All maturity buckets from above 2 years onwards to up to 20 years have been cut by 0.75 per cent

Sensex falls; investors await RBI meet

By Tanvi Mehta

Indian shares reversed gains from the previous session's record highs to fall on Thursday, as investors waited for clues on which way interest rates are headed when India's central bank meets to deliberate on monetary policy later in the day.

Although the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has pulled surprises at its last three policy meetings, analysts unifo

Infosys Board has let down founders: Ex-Director Balakrishnan

 Global software major Infosys' Board is under fire again, this time from its former Board Member V. Balakrishnan for letting down its founders by giving a whopping wage hike to Chief Operating Officer U.B. Pravin Rao.

"The present Infosys' Board has let down its founders and lost credibility to continue. Its members should be replaced with new people," Balakris

Essar Ports cargo traffic up 25% to 73 mn tonnes

Essar Ports on Wednesday announced that the cargo traffic at its terminals climbed 25 per cent to nearly 73 million tonnes (MT) during the fiscal ending March 31.

"The consolidated cargo handling across the company's five operational ports in Hazira (Gujarat), Paradip (Odisha), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Salaya (Gujarat) and Vadinar (Gujarat) rose to 72.86 million tonnes

Adani's Carmichael coal mine gets 60-year water licence

 Adani Australia's controversial $21 billion Carmichael coal mine has been granted an unlimited 60-year water licence, in a move slammed by environmental and legal groups.

The associated water licence, signed by a Queensland government representative the day after Cyclone Debbie tore through the state's north, allows Adani Mining to take water from or near the Betts Creek

Coal India actively looking to investment in coal assets in Australia

By Sudarshan Varadhan

NEW DELHI - Coal India Ltd is actively looking to acquire coking coal assets in Australia, a senior company official told Reuters, as the country looks to beef up its foreign coal assets.

The state-controlled company, which in January also listed the United States, Colombia, Canada and Indonesia as target destinations for investment, is

Indian tractor sales seen rising as regions waive farm loans

MUMBAI  - Tractor sales in India are likely to grows in double digits in the fiscal year that started on April 1, following a decision by at least two states to waive some loans to farmers, India's biggest tractor maker said on Wednesday.

India's tractor industry posted 18 percent volume growth in the fiscal year that ended March 31.

Nearly two-

Indian equities buoyed, key indices scale new highs

Broadly positive global cues and healthy buying in consumer durables, capital goods and automobile stocks buoyed the Indian equity markets on Wednesday and both the key indices touched new 52-week intra-day highs as well as new closing highs.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), after opening at a record high of 9,264.40 points, provisionally closed at 9,265.

Yes Bank lists over 3 cr shares following Rs 4,907cr QIP

Yes Bank said 3.27 crore shares allotted under the Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) have been listed and available for trading on the stock exchanges, reported PTI. The QIP through which the bank raised Rs 4,906.65 crore (USD 750 million) will boost the capital adequacy to 20 per cent, Yes Bank said in a statement.

It will ensure the bank is well positioned to capitalise on the

IDBI Bank`s Kishor Piraji Kharat joins to head Indian Bank

Public sector lender Indian Bank said on Wednesday that Kishor Piraji Kharat, MD & CEO of IDBI Bank, assumed charge as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective from April 4, 2017. “Kishor Piraji Kharat has assumed charge of MD & CEO of Indian Bank on April 04, 2017,” the bank said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on April 05, 2017.


Ujaas Energy bags order from RRECL and MPUVN

Ujaas Energy said that it has received work orders from RRECL and MPUVN. The company has received work orders under capacity allocation from RRECL for design, supply, installation and commissioning of 850Kwp grid connected solar power plant in various schools and colleges in Rajasthan.

It has also received a work order from MPUVN for erection, installation, completion and commissionin

Tata firm commissions 100 MW wind farm in Andhra Pradesh

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), India's largest renewable energy company, on Wednesday announced commissioning of its 100 MW wind farm project in Nimbagallu in Andhra Pradesh.

The company commissioned 36 MW wind capacity of the plant in December 2016.

TPREL, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, announced the commissioning of the balance 64 MW on Wednesday.

Jio will continue to remain disruptive: Jefferies

With 72 million subscribers enrolling for prime membership till March 31, Reliance Jio will remain disruptive given its aspirations, investment banking firm Jefferies said here on Wednesday.

Last week Jio reported that out of its over 100 million subscribers of free services, over 72 million have enrolled for the Jio Prime membership. The enrollment allows subscribers unlimited monthl

Moody`s retains rating on SBI`s senior unsecured notes

Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said it has retained its rating for State Bank of India's (SBI) senior unsecured notes after the issue size was increased by USD 100 million to USD 600 million. The issue is part of SBI's USD 10 billion medium-term note programme. "The upsize will be carried out from its London branch, and the bonds will be listed on the Sin