Author Archives: Loknath Das

Week ahead in business and finance

Monday Full-year results MJ Gleeson Trading update Dairy Crest Economics CPI (EZ) Tuesday The focus at Ocado is shifting from bagging overseas contracts to executing them. The FTSE 100 firm’s shares have surged after striking deals to supply its automated warehouses to companies in France, Canada, Sweden and the US. City analysts now expect the flow of deals to slow. ... Read More »

KNR Constructions rises 6% on sanction from bank to finance HAM project worth Rs 1,234cr

Shares of KNR Constructions rose 6.5 percent intraday Friday after company received bank sanction to finance HAM Project (Hybrid Annuity Mode) worth Rs 1,234 crore. It has touched an intraday high of Rs 213.00 and an intraday low of Rs 203.65. KNR Shankarampet Projects, a wholly owned subsidiary of company has received sanction from bank to finance its HAM project. With the ... Read More »

Regional disparities to top 15th Finance Commission’s agenda in Maharashtra

15th Finance Commission chairman N.K. Singh. Photo: HT Mumbai: Sharp regional and sectoral disparities within Maharashtra and the challenges of rapid urbanization will top the 15th Finance Commission’s Mumbai consultations from 17 to 19 September. The Commission, led by chairman N.K. Singh, held its first round of consultations with economists in Pune in August. In Mumbai, the Commission will meet representatives ... Read More »

What changed your markets while you were sleeping

GST collections dropped to Rs 93,960 crore in August from Rs 96,483 crore in the previous month, the Finance Ministry said Saturday. Strong GDP growth numbers, PMI readings globally, rupee movement and crude oil prices may dictate the direction of the domestic market. Let’s check out what all might matter to Dalal Street on Monday: Singapore trading sets stage for tepid start Nifty ... Read More »

6 mistakes that small investors make when stock market is doing well, interest rates are rising

The biggest investing mistakes happen when markets are doing well. ET Wealth looks at the errors that small investors could make now. Rohit Verma is more surprised than worried when he looks at his mutual fund statement. “The markets have gone up by almost 20% in the past one year but my mutual funds are showing losses,” says the Delhi-based bank executive. Verma had ... Read More »

Stock market update: Check out the stocks that fell in a positive market

UltraTech Cement, GAIL (India), NTPC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Hindustan Unilever were among the top losers in the Nifty index NEW DELHI: Shares of Balkrishna IndustriesNSE -6.99 %(down 5.87 per cent), ITI (down 3.99 per cent) and Borosil GlassNSE -4.29 % (down 3.69 per cent) were trading with losses in Monday’s positive market. Stocks such as Kirloskar OilNSE -3.86 % (down 3.34 per cent), Ashoka ... Read More »

Small Businesses Must Adjust to Earlier Christmas Shopping Season, ComScore Says

It is August and the talk about holiday shopping has already begun in earnest. According to ComScore, for brands without plans to get in front of consumers early, this can pose a threat. It can also be seen as an opportunity for those who want to meet the rush early. Trend: People Shopping Earlier for the Holidays This year, the holiday shopping ... Read More »

Expert Shares Instagram Stories How to Tips for Small Business Marketing

Most of Generation Z spends over three hours viewing online video daily, with an emphasis on mobile devices. They also only watch one or two movies per quarter, according to a National Association of Broadcasters panel in April. These lopsided numbers sound all too familiar when you listen to enough media industry panels. Mobile and interactive digital have the momentum, ... Read More »

82% of Marketers Report Increased Open Rates Through Email Personalization

Get this, 82 percent of marketers reported an increase in open rates through email personalization, while 75 percent believe that personalization yields higher click-through rates. This information and more is featured in a new infographicActiveTrail, a company specializing in marketing automation. And while most small business owners and marketers have started to appreciate the power of personalization in the client acquisition ... Read More »

Series of reforms transformed economy: Jaitley 

New Delhi, Aug 27 () Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has cited IMF reports to highlight how the Narendra Modi-led government through a series of reforms has transformed the “weak economy” it inherited from the UPA government. Jaitley, in a Facebook post, said an analysis of what the IMF had to say in 2014 was very clear — high inflation, high ... Read More »