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  • Gold holds gains after best month since 2012 Feb 02, 2015 08:02 AM IST

    Gold holds gains after best month since 2012

    Bullion is likely to maintain its safe-haven appeal amid renewed concerns over the global economy with data showing China's factory sector shrinking for the first time since 2012.

  • Govt approves Credit Guarantee Funds for Factoring for MSME Dec 11, 2014 10:45 AM IST

    Govt approves Credit Guarantee Funds for Factoring for MSME

    Factoring is a financing arrangement for suppliers by making pre¬payments against invoices. This provides liquidity to MSMEs and facilitates collection of receivables. India`s factoring volume is below Rs 20,000 crore.

  • Seven new pending bills you should be aware of in 2014 Jan 23, 2014 11:52 AM IST

    Seven new pending bills you should be aware of in 2014

    Unlike other sectors, street vending is one area in which the vestiges of the licence raj continue to hold sway. Of the 10 million street vendors in India, very few are legal. For instance, Mumbai has about 2.5 lakh vendors, but the city authorities have a licence ceiling of just 14,000.

  • Twitter's 'secret' IPO puts investors in the dark, for now Sep 16, 2013 08:57 AM IST

    Twitter's 'secret' IPO puts investors in the dark, for now

    The social media giant can use the more secretive process thanks to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which loosened a number of federal securities regulations in hopes of boosting capital raising, and thereby increasing job growth.

  • Global External Disk Storage Systems Factory Revenue Up 2.3% In 4Q12: IDC Mar 11, 2013 12:08 PM IST

    Global External Disk Storage Systems Factory Revenue Up 2.3% In 4Q12: IDC

    For the quarter, the total (internal plus external) disk storage systems market generated $8.6 billion in revenue, representing 0.7% growth from the prior year's fourth quarter.

  • SAP Announces Revenues For 2012 Jan 24, 2013 10:15 AM IST

    SAP Announces Revenues For 2012

    Revenues from Mobile soared in 2012 with triple-digit growth. Applications, Analytics and the Database and Technology businesses continued to turn in double-digit growth.

  • 2012 was among 10 warmest years in global record: NASA/NOA Jan 16, 2013 08:02 AM IST

    2012 was among 10 warmest years in global record: NASA/NOA

    Last year was among the top 10 warmest in the modern global record, two US climate-watching agencies reported on Tuesday, less than a week after 2012 was declared the hottest ever in the contiguous United States.

  • 2012 was hottest year on record in US, says climate agency Jan 09, 2013 04:18 AM IST

    2012 was hottest year on record in US, says climate agency

    The year 2012 was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record by a full degree in temperature, a government climate agency said.

  • Huge discounts fail to boost auto sales in Dec Jan 03, 2013 01:12 PM IST

    Huge discounts fail to boost auto sales in Dec

    Automobile companies offered huge discounts, as much as Rs 1.5 lakh on some models, to perk up sagging sales in December and clear stocks of 2012 models. Still, despite these discounts, high decibel advertising campaigns and price hike warnings from Jan, customers turned their back to passenger cars.

  • Remain bullish on Indian equity markets: Credit Suisse Jan 03, 2013 11:54 AM IST

    Remain bullish on Indian equity markets: Credit Suisse

    Sakthi Siva of Credit Suisse continues to be bullish on the Indian equity markets and expects strong fund inflows into equities. “We believe there is still rather large gap between the equity market price index and the level of earnings. For the Asian region as a whole, that gap is north of 20 percent,” she said in an interview to CNBC-TV18.

  • Unlisted Equity: Valuation Rules Changed Jan 02, 2013 09:59 PM IST

    Unlisted Equity: Valuation Rules Changed

    The Finance Act, 2012 inserted a new provision in the Income-tax Act which provides for taxability of money (in excess of the fair value of shares) received by a closely held company on issue of its shares to a person other than non residents.

  • Nifty 50: 16 blockbusters of 2012 Jan 02, 2013 03:40 PM IST

    Nifty 50: 16 blockbusters of 2012

    If we look at the performance of Nifty 50 in last one year, i.e, between December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2012, we will find that the market had an excellent run and reaching 6000 was predictable. A total of 13 Nifty stocks zoomed between 51% and 87% in that period.

  • Mercedes 2012 sales at 7,138 units; to up prices by 1-3% Jan 01, 2013 01:49 PM IST

    Mercedes 2012 sales at 7,138 units; to up prices by 1-3%

    Germay luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday said it sold 7,138 units in India in 2012 (Jan-Dec), in line with expectations, and will raise prices by 1-3 percent from Jan 14.

  • How do you top 2012? Jan 01, 2013 07:14 AM IST

    How do you top 2012?

    After the Olympic party of 2012, will 2013 be the year of the Olympic hangover? In the wake of four years of build-up, and a summer of intense cultural activity when arts organisations of every sort wheeled out their big guns, it would hardly be surprising if the coming year seemed a little quieter on the cultural scene.

  • Gold up 6%in 2012 after last-gasp rally on US fiscal deal Jan 01, 2013 04:10 AM IST

    Gold up 6%in 2012 after last-gasp rally on US fiscal deal

    Gold jumped on the last trading day of 2012 to finish up 6 percent on the year after news of a potential US fiscal deal drove a market that rallied in earlier months on low interest rates, euro zone woes and central bank demand for bullion.

  • New year 2013: Market may give 15-18% returns by Feb-end Dec 31, 2012 04:45 PM IST

    New year 2013: Market may give 15-18% returns by Feb-end

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, independent analyst Ambareesh Baliga says he has been positive on the market for a while. "Trigger points in January can take the market to new highs. So, I am positive right now," he elaborates.

  • Sensex signs off 2012 with 26% rise, ends flat on last day Dec 31, 2012 04:22 PM IST

    Sensex signs off 2012 with 26% rise, ends flat on last day

    Equity benchmarks closed the last trading day of the year 2012 on a quiet note. The Nifty had shut shop 3.25 points or 0.06% lower at 5905.10 level and the Sensex closed down 18.13 points or 0.09% at 19426.71.

  • Full text: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012 Dec 31, 2012 03:16 PM IST

    Full text: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012

    A committee under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd) Shri JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India, is working on a report on the review of present laws so as to provide for speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault.

  • See new highs in 2013; bet on quality stocks: Experts Dec 29, 2012 02:16 PM IST

    See new highs in 2013; bet on quality stocks: Experts

    On CNBC-TV18's special show 'The Informed Investor', Rajiv Anand, managing director and chief executive officer, Axis Asset Management, investment analyst Dipan Mehta, SP Tulsian of sptulsian.com and independent analyst Ambareesh Baliga give their outlook for 2013.

  • Mid-tier IT firms outperform big boys in 2012 Dec 29, 2012 11:08 AM IST

    Mid-tier IT firms outperform big boys in 2012

    The global economic downturn weighed on the Indian IT industry in 2012, a year, which saw old leaders slump, even as smaller rivals thrived.

  • Like Page Industries, Hawkins, Agro-Tech: SBI MF Dec 26, 2012 12:14 PM IST

    Like Page Industries, Hawkins, Agro-Tech: SBI MF

    R Srinivasan, head-equities of SBI Mutual Fund says the mutual fund‘s midcap style of investing is bottom-up.

  • A lackluster year for auto makers in 2012 Dec 26, 2012 11:05 AM IST

    A lackluster year for auto makers in 2012

    It was a forgettable year for car makers as high petrol prices and expensive loans hurt demand. The issue was further aggravated by the riot in India's top passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar, which hurt production of the Swift hatchback, among the top selling cars in the industry.

  • Disasters, refugee issue dominate Mizoram scene in 2012 Dec 21, 2012 11:23 AM IST

    Disasters, refugee issue dominate Mizoram scene in 2012

    2012 was a year of disaster, both man-made and natural, in Mizoram and an acute shortage of essential commodities throughout the year added to people's woes while the vexed issue of repatriation of Bru refugees continued to haunt the government.

  • Greenberg: Worst CEO of 2012 Dec 20, 2012 05:13 PM IST

    Greenberg: Worst CEO of 2012

    The "please name" list was long, thanks to my Twitter and Facebook followers, and included Meg Whitman of (Hewlett-Packard (nah, she did great building eBay and inherited a mess at HP!) and Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon (definitely deserving, especially after reading this Reuters piece.)

  • 2012: A year of hope, despair for Goa Dec 20, 2012 09:36 AM IST

    2012: A year of hope, despair for Goa

    2012 was a year of hope and despair for Goa as it witnessed a significant political change in the government and the collapse of one of its gigantic businesses.

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