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EPISODE 23
28 Jun 2022

Amid news of the US government banning e-cigarettes while also looking to lower the amount of nicotine in a cigarette stick, domestic cigarette giant ITC is continuing to gain grou ... Read more

Amid news of the US government banning e-cigarettes while also looking to lower the amount of nicotine in a cigarette stick, domestic cigarette giant ITC is continuing to gain ground in its FMCG business. Read more

EPISODE 22
21 Jun 2022

IPL has been a money-spinner for BCCI since its inception in 2008. But the latest auction for the broadcast rights to the most popular sporting event in India broke all records, wi ... Read more

IPL has been a money-spinner for BCCI since its inception in 2008. But the latest auction for the broadcast rights to the most popular sporting event in India broke all records, with the five-year media rights for the tournament snapped up for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore, a threefold increase from the last auction held five years ago. Read more

EPISODE 21
14 Jun 2022

The race to acquire Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s Boots pharmacies unit in the UK is narrowing, with the consortium of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and buyout firm Apollo Global ... Read more

The race to acquire Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s Boots pharmacies unit in the UK is narrowing, with the consortium of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and buyout firm Apollo Global Management Inc. emerging as the strongest contender. Read more

EPISODE 20
07 Jun 2022

Not content with being the country’s largest cement producer, UltraTech Cement Ltd is planning to spend Rs 12,866 crore on boosting its capacity by an additional 22.6 million tonne ... Read more

Not content with being the country’s largest cement producer, UltraTech Cement Ltd is planning to spend Rs 12,866 crore on boosting its capacity by an additional 22.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) on top of the 119.95 mtpa that it already has. Read more

EPISODE 19
31 May 2022

A 68.2% increase in fuel cost, a depreciating rupee, and a covid-induced fall in demand in early January drove InterGlobe Aviation, which operates IndiGo, to a loss of Rs 1,682 cro ... Read more

A 68.2% increase in fuel cost, a depreciating rupee, and a covid-induced fall in demand in early January drove InterGlobe Aviation, which operates IndiGo, to a loss of Rs 1,682 crore in the March quarter. Read more

EPISODE 18
24 May 2022

No one was surprised when the price of Life Insurance Corp. of India’s shares dropped on its trading debut, but for the government, the headache starts now as its ambitious disinve ... Read more

No one was surprised when the price of Life Insurance Corp. of India’s shares dropped on its trading debut, but for the government, the headache starts now as its ambitious disinvestment program looks to be in some jeopardy. Elsewhere the JSW group bought Mytrah to boost its green energy capacity, while IndiGo brought in Pieter Elbers from KLM to replace Rono Datta as its new CEO. Finally, the Supreme Court snuffed out Cyrus Mistry’s slim hope of a face-saver in his battle against Ratan Tata while the government looked set to become, even if by default, the largest single shareholder in Vodafone India. Read more

EPISODE 17
17 May 2022

Hindalco’s US unit Novelis is shoring up its US presence with a $2.5 billion investment in setting up a new aluminum recycling and rolling plant in Alabama. In India, despite a mut ... Read more

Hindalco’s US unit Novelis is shoring up its US presence with a $2.5 billion investment in setting up a new aluminum recycling and rolling plant in Alabama. In India, despite a muted response from foreign institutional investors, the LIC IPO finally sailed through, netting the government the Rs 21,000 crore it was hoping for after various setbacks threatened to derail the country’s largest public issue. Meanwhile, with the announcement of the long-speculated L&T Infotech and Mindtree merger, the L&T group’s quest for scale in the IT services business received a boost, and Holcim’s efforts to sell its cement assets in the country reached a swift conclusion as the Adani group closed the deal with an unmatched offer. Finally, Air India’s search for a CEO may be over with the Tata group announcing that Scoot boss Campbell Wilson would head the airline come August. Read more

EPISODE 16
10 May 2022

The country’s biggest IPO, the share sale of Life Insurance Corp. of India, went off smoothly with an enthusiastic response from retail investors, compensating for the somewhat mut ... Read more

The country’s biggest IPO, the share sale of Life Insurance Corp. of India, went off smoothly with an enthusiastic response from retail investors, compensating for the somewhat muted response from institutional investors. The Adani group, whose companies have been soaring on the bourses, is eyeing the healthcare business even as it put in a bid for the cement assets of Holcim in India. In the meantime, the Future-Amazon imbroglio doesn’t appear to be ending soon, with the US MNC now considering impleading RIL in its legal battle with its erstwhile partner. Finally, Biki Oberoi, the doyen among hoteliers in India, retired as chairman of the Oberoi group, while Tata Steel brought more joy to the markets by announcing a stock split. Read more

EPISODE 15
19 Apr 2022

Market leaders Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys posted tepid quarterly numbers even as they said growth momentum would continue into the coming year. Meanwhile, investment in ... Read more

Market leaders Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys posted tepid quarterly numbers even as they said growth momentum would continue into the coming year. Meanwhile, investment in India’s green energy sector continues to flow in, with BlackRock and UAE’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala announcing an investment of Rs 4,000 crore for a 10.53% stake in Tata Power Renewables. And even as the government tweaks the timing and the size of the mega LIC IPO, it is set to invite financial bids for another profitable PSU, HLL Lifecare. Among those in the fray to buy the maker of Moods and Saheli, are the Piramal, Adani, and Apollo groups. Read more

EPISODE 14
12 Apr 2022

Even as it looks to finalize the timing of the mega LIC share sale, the government is also considering a hike in the percentage of the stake it plans to sell. Earlier reports had s ... Read more

Even as it looks to finalize the timing of the mega LIC share sale, the government is also considering a hike in the percentage of the stake it plans to sell. Earlier reports had suggested it was looking to offload 5% of the insurer’s equity, but that number may now go up to 6.5%, still short of the 7.5% it can go up to. Read more

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