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  • IIP no confirms economy stabilising; repo cut seen: Experts Apr 12, 2013 01:57 PM IST

    IIP no confirms economy stabilising; repo cut seen: Experts

    The uptick seen in February industrial output (IIP) data indicates that the Indian economy is stabilising, believes Samiran Chakrabarty, head of research, Standard Chartered Bank.

  • Nestle India increases royalty rate to 4.5% from 3.5% Mar 22, 2013 06:36 PM IST

    Nestle India increases royalty rate to 4.5% from 3.5%

    Processed foods maker Nestle India on Friday said it has increased its royalty rate to 4.5 percent from earlier 3.5 percent of sales.

  • See strong growth across categories: Godrej Consumer Mar 18, 2013 01:38 PM IST

    See strong growth across categories: Godrej Consumer

    There may have been some slowdown in discretionary spends by consumers, growth across Godrej Consumer Products' key categories -- personal care, hair care and household insectisides -- remains strong, according to a top company official.

  • Budget 2013: Pay more for cigarettes; excise duty hiked by 18% Feb 28, 2013 06:30 PM IST

    Budget 2013: Pay more for cigarettes; excise duty hiked by 18%

    Smokers get ready to pay more. Excise duty on cigarette has been increased by 18 percent in the Union Budget for 2013-14.

  • Here's what to expect from HUL Q3 earnings Jan 21, 2013 05:44 PM IST

    Here's what to expect from HUL Q3 earnings

    Hindustan Unilever, the largest consumer goods company in India, will report earnings for the Oct-Dec quarter on Tuesday. Its rival ITC last week reported better-than-expected results, aided by price hikes in cigarettes and a strong growth in its non-cigarette FMCG business.

  • Festive demand, benign input costs to boost FMCG Cos in Q3 Jan 12, 2013 12:44 PM IST

    Festive demand, benign input costs to boost FMCG Cos in Q3

    Fast moving consumer goods majors in India are expected to report strong double-digit earnings growth in Oct-Dec, helped by helped by a surge in demand during the festivals, price hikes taken by some companies during the quarter and decline in cost of several raw materials.

  • FMCG stocks scale new highs despite high valuations in 2012 Dec 28, 2012 11:01 AM IST

    FMCG stocks scale new highs despite high valuations in 2012

    Investors continued to chase FMCG shares despite concerns that valuations did not justify the high stock prices. Even as the broader market picked up in the second half on hopes that economic reforms would gather steam, investors continued to lap up consumer goods stocks, betting on growing consumption theme.

  • Nifty rollover at 72% in Dec; likely range 5600-6000: Angel Nov 30, 2012 01:10 PM IST

    Nifty rollover at 72% in Dec; likely range 5600-6000: Angel

    Angel Broking has come out with its rollover report of November-December 2012. According to the research firm, PSU banking majors SBIN (80.55%) and PNB (82.47%) have witnessed meaningful formation of short positions in last series and have now seen good rollover of it.

  • IIP shocker; see no near term rate cut from RBI : Barclays Nov 12, 2012 01:00 PM IST

    IIP shocker; see no near term rate cut from RBI : Barclays

    Siddhartha Sanyal of Barclays Capital describes the contraction in IIP as a shocker. He was expecting a better number, taking into consideration the decent core IIP number.

  • Consumer good prices to rise by 5% post new packaging norms Oct 31, 2012 10:00 PM IST

    Consumer good prices to rise by 5% post new packaging norms

    The new rules for packaging for consumer goods that were passed by the parliament last year will finally be applicable from tomorrow. Products across 19 categories will now have to conform to set pack sizes. As a result of the new rules prices of most consumer goods will go up by 5-10 percent, reports, CNBC-TV18's Pavni Mittal.

  • HUL slips further on volume concerns, Jefferies downgrade Oct 29, 2012 11:57 AM IST

    HUL slips further on volume concerns, Jefferies downgrade

    Hindustan Unilever shares extended Friday's losses on concerns of volume growth pressures and poor performance in some segments like packaged foods. Also, Jefferies downgraded it to "underperform" from "hold" on Monday, flagging rich valuations, which put further pressure on the stock.

  • HUL Q2 net up 17%, shrs slip on disappointing volumes Oct 26, 2012 03:45 PM IST

    HUL Q2 net up 17%, shrs slip on disappointing volumes

    India's largest fast moving consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever beat street expectations with a net profit of Rs 807 crore, up 17% year-on-year in the second quarter. However, shares fell 2% as total income grew lower-than-expected 13% at Rs 6,311 crore.

  • Dabur Q2 net up 16% at Rs 202 cr, in-line with expectations Oct 26, 2012 02:00 PM IST

    Dabur Q2 net up 16% at Rs 202 cr, in-line with expectations

    Consumer goods maker Dabur India's second quarter consolidated net profit rose 16% year-on-year to Rs 202 crore, helped by strong growth in personal care and foods businesses and higher other income.

  • HUL Q2 net profit seen up 14% YoY at Rs 785 cr Oct 26, 2012 10:08 AM IST

    HUL Q2 net profit seen up 14% YoY at Rs 785 cr

    India's largest fast moving consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever is expected to report a strong growth in the second quarter, helped by 8-9% volume growth, price hikes in some categories benign raw material costs and controlled advertising spends.

  • New packaging norms will make consumer goods more expensive Oct 22, 2012 02:32 PM IST

    New packaging norms will make consumer goods more expensive

    Why there will be no TAM ratings for 9 weeks, new packaging norms will make consumer goods more expensive and will the spate of new car launches accelerate growth for auto companies.

  • Strong sales, stable input costs to aid FMCG cos Q2 results Oct 15, 2012 09:43 AM IST

    Strong sales, stable input costs to aid FMCG cos Q2 results

    Most fast moving consumer goods companies are expected to report a steady double-digit revenue growth in the July-September quarter, with no signs of a slowdown, especially in the daily consumption products, while softer raw material prices will drive margins.

  • Aug industrial output seen to grow marginally at 1% MoM Oct 12, 2012 08:59 AM IST

    Aug industrial output seen to grow marginally at 1% MoM

    August industrial production is expected today. A CNBC-TV18 poll indicates that the industry may have grown very marginally just close to about 1 percent versus a figure of 0.1 percent that in the previous month, reports Latha Ventakatesh.

  • See risk reward for Marico; Espirito downgrades Nestle Sep 05, 2012 01:15 PM IST

    See risk reward for Marico; Espirito downgrades Nestle

    Nitin Mathur of Espirito Santo Securities said they have downgraded the consumer sector on the back of slowing GDP and wage inflation. Although, the volume growth reported by staple companies remains strong, discretionary growth is starting to show signs of slowing down, added Mathur.

  • Pay more for FMCG goods from Nov 1 on new packaging rules Aug 24, 2012 09:49 AM IST

    Pay more for FMCG goods from Nov 1 on new packaging rules

    A Rs 20 pack of popular biscuit brand Parle-G has a weight of 338.4 grams, a Cinthol soap priced at Rs 27 weighs 92 grams. But soon this will all change as new standard packaging norms mooted by the government come into effect from November 1 and there will be no arbitrary packaging.

  • Dabur India Q1 net up 17% at Rs 149 cr Jul 23, 2012 04:57 PM IST

    Dabur India Q1 net up 17% at Rs 149 cr

    Dabur India's first quarter consolidated net profit rose 16% year-on-year to Rs 149 crore, helped by strong demand for consumer care and food products.

  • FMCG cos Q1 growth seen strong; low rains cloud outlook Jul 09, 2012 03:27 PM IST

    FMCG cos Q1 growth seen strong; low rains cloud outlook

    Fast moving consumer goods companies are expected to report on average around 20% year-on-year sales growth in the Jan-March quarter, helped by some softening of input costs and price hikes.

  • Why Dr. Copper is wrong about china's economy Jun 13, 2012 09:30 AM IST

    Why Dr. Copper is wrong about china's economy

    China's copper imports surged in May, rising 65% over the previous year and fueling hopes of a pickup in growth for the world's second-largest economy. But experts say that the country's appetite for the industrial metal is "opportunistic" and doesn't reflect economic fundamentals.

  • Reckitt expects India to be largest mkt in 3-5yrs May 08, 2012 10:25 AM IST

    Reckitt expects India to be largest mkt in 3-5yrs

    Consumer goods major Reckitt Benckiser said it expects the Indian operations to become its biggest market globally in terms of revenue in the next 3-5 years.

  • Surprise uptick in Jan IIP numbers: Aditya Birla Money Mar 13, 2012 04:54 PM IST

    Surprise uptick in Jan IIP numbers: Aditya Birla Money

    Aditya Birla Money has come out with its report on Index of Industrial Production (IIP) January 2012. According to the research firm the manufacturing sector which constitutes around 76% to industrial production has shown a strong rate of growth compared to previous year.

  • IIP: Consumer non-durables drive industrial output growth Mar 12, 2012 05:36 PM IST

    IIP: Consumer non-durables drive industrial output growth

    CRISIL Research has come out with its report on Index of Industrial Production (IIP), January 2012.

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