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ITC Q3 profit rises 17% to Rs 3,090 crore; beats estimates

ITC Ltd, India’s biggest cigarette maker, posted a 16.8% rise in its third-quarter profit on Friday, helped by a one-time gain. The company, which also makes consumer goods ranging from biscuits to skincare products, said its profit rose to Rs 3,090 crore ($484.53 million) in the quarter ended December 31, from Rs 2,647 crore a year ago. Analysts on average ... Read More »

Economy on revival mode amid sprouts of green shoots in many sectors; all eyes on FY18 GDP estimates on Friday

How do you spot an economic revival? The earliest signs are visible on the highways. Are there more lorries on expressways ferrying goods across states? Latest data show truck sales grew at a robust pace in December, a sign that transport companies are buying more vehicles to rapidly move goods to meet growing consumer demand. Sample this. Homegrown auto major ... Read More »

Punjab National Bank Q2 Profit Beats Estimates, Shares Surge

State-run Punjab National Bank, the country’s fourth-biggest lender by assets, reported a 2 per cent rise in second-quarter profit, beating forecasts. Its shares rose over 5 per cent to Rs. 208 at day’s high. Net profit rose to Rs. 561 crore for the quarter ended September 30, from Rs. 549 crore a year earlier, the state-run bank said. Analysts polled ... Read More »

Idea Cellular quarterly net profit beats estimates

Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom company, reported a smaller than expected fall in quarterly profit helped by strong voice and data revenue. The company, which has 184 million mobile subscribers, posted a 38.9 percent fall in profit to 5.76 billion rupees ($86.60 million) in the three months to the end of March, hurt by higher financing and spectrum fees ... Read More »