Want To See More Women On Shop-Floor: Sminu Jindal

May 14 2014

May 14: Traditionally owned family businesses in India have had big issues of attracting the right kind of talent. Watch as Mini Menon asks Sminu Jindal, MD, Jindal SAW, if enough is being done by organisations to attract talent and retain talent in the long-term.

Women Make Great Managers: Sminu Jindal

May 14 2014

May 14: Indian business is dominated by family owned enterprises and most of them have been traditionally patriarchal. But a lot has changed over the years and new generation of educated young ladies are walking in wanting to drive change. Sminu Jindal, MD, Jindal SAW, has been a torchbearer of this trend. Mini Menon caught up with Jindal and asked her how she manages her hectic work schedule along with family priorities.

Was Very Resilient: Sminu Jindal

May 14 2014

May 14: Overcoming challenges has been a part of her life and you could say that Sminu Jindal has had more than a fair share of it. Born into a traditional Marwari business family an accident left Jindal partially paralyzed when she was 11. But, that didn’t deter her ambitions and what stands out when you meet the MD of Jindal SAW, is the fact that she has taken it all on her chin and turned adversity into opportunities.

Cos Need More Women: Chitra Ramakrishna

May 02 2014

May 2: Chitra Ramakrishna, MD, NSE, has pull off a tough balancing act to juggle family and work, in order to reach the top. Watch as Mini Menon asks Ramakrishna about some of the learnings from her journey that can help young female aspirants to climb the corporate ladder.

It’s All About Planning: Chitra Ramakrishna

May 02 2014

May 2: Today some of India’s biggest financial companies are led by women. Most came in to the work force in the 1980’s and interestingly many grew out of the government owned institutional lending set up. Chitra Ramakrishna, MD, NSE, herself started her career at IDBI. Mini Menon finds out if the old government run undertakings really helped women in seeking fulfilling opportunities.

Few Takers For New Challenges: Chitra Ramakrishna

May 02 2014

May 2: She heads India’s largest stock exchange and carries her responsibility pretty effortlessly, but few know the workings of NSE as well as Chitra Ramakrishna. As a part of the five-member team, Ramakrishna and her colleagues set out to do what seemed impossible i.e. to take on BSE and that too just when stock markets in India had been shaken up by one of the biggest scams. Mini Menon caught up with the MD of NSE and began by asking Ramakrishna about her journey so far.

Lessons In Strategy

Apr 29 2014

April 29: Bloomberg TV India brings you Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna's views on the BRIC economies potential every Wednesday. Today, Bloomberg TV India is hosting a special strategy event in Mumbai. Mini Menon, who will be hosting the series, shares more details on the same.

Not Scared Of Risks: Shikha Sharma

Apr 28 2014

April 28: Shikha Sharma, CEO, Axis Bank, is someone who does not fear giving up her comfort zone to take risks. Watch as Mini Menon asks Sharma how she overcame her introvert personality to reach the helm of the third largest private bank of the country.

Looked Beyond Money: Shikha Sharma

Apr 28 2014

April 28: Shikha Sharma, who is an alumnus of IIM- Ahmedabad, began her career with ICICI bank in 1980. She believes that as much as she helped ICICI transform, it helped shape her career. She laid the foundation of ICICI's personal finance services business and insurance arm, an experience that Sharma believes opened up a whole new world for her. Even today she counts her former bosses K.V. Kamath and Narayanan Vaghul as mentors who influenced her.

One Needs To Be Confident: Shikha Sharma

Apr 28 2014

April 28: She is someone who does not fear giving up her comfort zone to take risks. In fact, Shikha Sharma, CEO, Axis Bank, will tell you just how important taking that leap of faith is to get ahead. After three decades at ICICI Bank, leading and heading some of the bank’s big subsidiaries as they grew, Sharma took the role of the CEO of Axis Bank in 2009. Watch as Sharma says, “Nobody is going to be kinder to you because you are a woman.”


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Mint Reports:

Steps up sale of non core assets

Seeks to offload 5% in CCIL to strengthen its weak capital base

Aiming to garner Rs 5,000 Cr through such sales

In June, the Bank sold 2.5% stake in CCIL



Agrees to go ahead with insolvency proceedings


Business Standard Reports:

NCLT gave Jaypee Infratech time till 4 Aug

To respond to a petition of insolvency filed by IDBI Bank

Company owes Rs 4000 Cr to IDBI, total dues to all banks are Rs 9,365 Cr


Business Standard Reports:

NCLT has stayed rulings by the Competition Commission Of India

Coal India had abused it's dominant position

In framing fuel supply agreements with Gujarat Heavy Chemicals and MP Power Generating Company


Plans to double output in 3 years


Economic Times Reports:

Promoters plan stake sale to meet norms

Indigo is planning an institutional share sale

The sale aims at cutting its owners stake to achieve min public shareholding of 25%

The company must sell 10.85% stake worth Rs 4900 Cr


Economic Times Reports: May join KTM in race to buy Ducati

Bajaj owns 48% stake in KTM

KTM is said to be closing on the European brand


FM to head panel for ‘Quick Decisions’ on ONGC- HPCL Union

Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan to assist Jaitley in taking calls on timing and pricing of deal


Financial Express Reports:

Opposes Ramasarup insolvency petition at NCLT

First time a bank opposes a defaulters initiation to insolvency

ICICI Bank exposure stands at Rs 70 Cr


GMO buys 2.9 Lk shares of V-Mart Retail at Rs 1,143 Per Share

Fidelity sells 4.4 Lk shares



Wasatch buys 6 Lk shares of Byke Hospitality at Rs 190 Per Share

Wasatch already owns over 17 Lk shares in the company


Morgan Stanley buys 12 Lk shares of Graphite India at Rs 196.4 Per Share


Economic Times Reports:

Rs 2600 Cr incentive package for leather sector likely soon

Incentive package to boost exports and job creation

Package has already been approved by the expenditure finance committee


Monetises investment in Advinus for Rs 17.3 Cr


Bags order for supply of 1 Lk MT Pipes

Current order book crosses 699K MTs Pipes

Order book worth Rs 4200 Cr


Allegations made by RJio regarding Airtel Earning Excess Revenue is false

Industry cost for bill & keep regime with Zero Mobile Terminated Charge (MTC) will be Rs 15-20,000 Cr

Zero MTC will allow Jio to price services in a predatory manner

Jio wants Zero MTC for transferring cost to Airtel and other operators

TRAI's MTC of 14 Paise is below current cost of 35 Paise per minute

Airtel looses Rs 550 Cr Per Quarter due to under pricing of MTC


To issue 2.52 Cr shares to RIL for Rs 413 Cr at Rs 164/Share

Deal values Balaji Tele at Rs 1600 cr

RIL picks up 24.9% stake in the Co


Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Picks Up 1.03% Stake In Jaiprakash Associates in Q1

Jaiprakash Associates up 178% in 2017


Telecom Officials: Expect to award work for BharatNet Phase II by October-End

State-Run, Private Players expected to bid for BharatNet Phase II


Sources To Reuters: To cut pay of junior pilots by 30-50% from Aug 1

Jet has asked junior pilots to take 30% cut in their salaries or leave the organization

Jet is facing pressure on profitability

Pilots will be offered 10 days leave and will be paid for only 20 days in a month


Sales up 12.2% at Rs.503 Cr Vs 448 Cr

EBITDA up 4% at Rs46.6 Cr Vs Rs 44.7 Cr

EBITDA Margins down 70bps at 9.2% Vs 9.9%

Net Profit up by 54% at Rs 17 Cr Vs Rs 11 Cr


Sales up 5% at 756.91 Cr Vs Rs 720.51 Cr QoQ

EBITDA up 166% at Rs 95.04 Cr Vs Rs 35.71 Cr QoQ

EBITDA margins at 12.5% Vs 5% QoQ

Net Profit up 348% at Rs 48.08 Cr Vs Rs 10.73 Cr QoQ


Net Profit up 44.87% at Rs.141 Cr Vs Rs.97.34 Cr

NII up 54.66% at Rs.378 Cr Vs Rs.244 Cr

GNPA Ratio at 1.46% vs 1.2% QoQ

NNPA Ratio at 0.81% Vs 0.64 % QoQ


Revenue up by 21% at Rs 19 Cr Vs Rs 16 Cr

EBIDTA up by 13% at Rs. 6.58 Cr Vs Rs.6.41 Cr

EBIDTA Margin down by 700 bps at 33.5% Vs 40%

Net Profit up by 12.86% at Rs 4.3 Cr Vs Rs 3.8 Cr

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