Xiaomi Mi4i: 40,000 units sold out in just 15 seconds

Business Standard looks at Xiaomi’s offerings in its latest product and deconstructs the reasons for the hype           Read More

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Telcos to cut roaming tariffs from May 1, as per Trai norms

Applicable on calls and SMS, incoming and outgoing, after regulator reduced permissible ceiling charges           Read More

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Elbow room less for usual policy

Traditional responses like MSP rises or loan waivers hamstrung by worry on fiscal deficit and inflation; rural jobs scheme already

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Panel on Swachh Bharat to seek inputs from states

The committee has to examine the financial requirements for comprehensive implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and suggest measures for

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Transporters’ nationwide strike a partial success

State capitals which organised unions of autorickshaw drivers like Bengaluru and Delhi, saw commuters face serious problems           Read More

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Fit & Proper: Is bad breath affecting your personal and professional life?

Bad breath can be detrimental to one’s self image and confidence, causing social, emotional and psychological anxiety           Read More

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Britain’s FTSE ends higher, Royal Mail supports

Royal Mail led the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, with the company’s shares rising 5.3 per cent after Dutch rival PostNL

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3rd week of bears in charge

Sensex, Nifty close near 4-month lows, FII selling continues Read More

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MAT tussle: More FPIs take tax dept to court

Among FPIs that have taken govt to court over the issue are National Westminster Bank Plc and BNP Paribas L1

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Sebi tweaks mutual fund norms

Wants stress tests for liquid and money market funds, changes product labelling rules Read More

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VRL Logistics soars 43% on debut

Bumper listing follows record 74-times subscription to its IPO Read More

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UFO Moviez IPO subscribed two times

Investors in movie distribution firm raise Rs 600 crore Read More

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Opec oil output in April climbs to highest since 2012

Opec supply has risen in April to 31.04 million barrels per day (bpd) from a revised 30.97 million bpd in

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Cotton yarn: Demand hopes push capacity additions

The textile industry in India has an overall installed capacity of 50 million spindles. About 10-15 mn spindles more are

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Jewellery export might hit 4-year high in FY16

India’s shipment of precious stones and value-added ornaments grew 3.7 per cent in 2014-15 at $36.2 billion, of which gold

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US oil hits 5-month high as dollar weakens

Brent crude oil LCOc1 was unchanged at $65.84 a barrel Read More

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US data suggests economy picking up steam after weak Q1

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits tumbled to a 15-year low last week and consumer spending

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Insurers’ IT spend to increase 10.4% to Rs 130 billion: Gartner

Insurance companies have started using technology to encourage sales on tablets that requires very little paper work.           Read More

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How Microsoft is trying to enhance the appeal of Windows for app developers

Microsoft has steadily lost influence in the technology industry as software developers gravitated to mobile technologies like Google’s Android and

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Micromax plans to raise funds, enter into PC business

Those talks were about the sale of a 20 percent for up to $1 billion, two people had said, which

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Cold comfort

US Fed’s assessment a net positive for India Read More

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Stressed steel sector to spur bank NPAs in FY16

Exposure to over-leveraged segment accounts for four-nine per cent of loan books Read More

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Shriram Transport Finance Q4 net plunges 73%

On a stand-alone basis, the profit after tax rose marginally by 7.38 per cent to Rs 316.73 crore as against

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Vijesh Kumar Garg takes over as Deputy Director General of NCC

Prior to taking up the new role, Garg was serving as the Station Commander (Navy) New Delhi Area. He also

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HCC Q4 standalone net profit drops 15 per cent

The company’s net profit in the corresponding quarter of 2013-14 was Rs 24.40 crore, HCC said in a regulatory filing.

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Infosys to transfer Finacle, Edge for up to Rs 3,620 crore

The IT services major is looking to enter into a contract “to sell, lease, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of

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Pakistan’s bid to fuel separatism in Kashmir keeps border hot: BSF

Pak’s bid to fuel separatism in Kashmir is keeping India’s border with the neighbouring country “alive and dangerous”, the top

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Skyscanner joins hands with Google for flight alerts

After downloading the Skyscanner flight app on an Android mobile or tablet device, one can select the preferred flight route

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Gold weakens on investors selling; silver hits Rs 38k mark

On the other hand, silver maintained its strong momentum and closed above the key Rs 38,000 benchmark on consistent speculative

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Founders, investors not looking to exit: Micromax

Mobile handset maker Micromax said it is looking at raising funds to beef up its war chest for strategic acquisitions

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indian insurance firms will spend Rs 130 billion on tech in 2015

“Gartner’s 2015 CIO Agenda survey showed the top three technology priorities for Indian insurance CIOs this year are mobility,      

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Oil prices to stay weak for at least a year

The price crash has forced some exploration firms to stop drilling and the number of rigs operating in the US

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Chana futures remain higher on rising spot demand

Similarly, the commodity for delivery in May contracts moved up by Rs 8 or 0.19 per cent to Rs 4,212

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Brent crude prices slip away from 5-month highs as Japan’s industry stutters

Despite prices hovering close to half-year highs, analysts warned against investment into certain oil sectors, even if prices continued to

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