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Builders pinning hopes on rate cuts for revival in 2017

Builders pinning hopes on rate cuts for revival in 2017

Property market was the economy's underbelly this year and demonetisation towards the fag end only made it more isolated. But things might change in 2017 as builders are pinning their hopes on lower

Dec 30, 2016, 09:20 AM IST
From Freedom 251 to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Gadgets that ruled in 2016

From Freedom 251 to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Gadgets that ruled in 2016

Companies are hopeful that 2017 will ring in good news and sales will return to healthy growth clip like that seen in the previous year.

Dec 29, 2016, 14:45 PM IST
FII outflows bring rupee within striking distance of 69 vs USD

FII outflows bring rupee within striking distance of 69 vs USD

The local unit touched a low of 68.90 (intra-day) in November before recovering to end at 67.74 on December 26, 2016, as against its close of 66.15 last year-end, a net loss of 2.40 percent.

Dec 28, 2016, 20:17 PM IST
Gold turns around falling fortunes after 3 years, outsmarts all other asset classes in 2016

Gold turns around falling fortunes after 3 years, outsmarts all other asset classes in 2016

Gold and silver have yielded returns of 26 percent and 45 percent, respectively, since the start of this calendar year before backing down.

Dec 28, 2016, 15:10 PM IST
Markets win some, lose some, global triggers hold the cards

Markets win some, lose some, global triggers hold the cards

Good rains and a growth-oriented budget laid the perfect pitch for a dream run for stocks, but that was not to be as the market got a scare after heavy capital pullout by FIIs in the concluding two

Dec 28, 2016, 13:28 PM IST
Islamic State: The end is near...is it?

Islamic State: The end is near...is it?

The Islamic State group has apparently signaled to its fighters that they are on the losing side in an international war against terror that has seen months of bloody territorial battles in Iraq an

Dec 21, 2016, 17:58 PM IST
Salman Khan—the 'Bigg Boss' of Bollywood

Salman Khan—the 'Bigg Boss' of Bollywood

We have tried to highlight how the year 2016 has turned out for our very own Bhaijaan.

Dec 21, 2016, 17:15 PM IST
Foodgrain output may scale peak next year, agri growth at 5.5%

Foodgrain output may scale peak next year, agri growth at 5.5%

The agriculture sector is all set to bounce back leaving two years of drought behind and may well pull off record foodgrain output of 270 million tonnes in 2016-17 on good rains, but farmers' woes

Dec 21, 2016, 14:21 PM IST
Virat Kohli's incredible run in 2016 – In Numbers

Virat Kohli's incredible run in 2016 – In Numbers

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was the most dominant force across formats in 2016.

Dec 21, 2016, 12:03 PM IST
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall – How it started, what went wrong and the impact!

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall – How it started, what went wrong and the impact!

On 2 September 2016, Samsung suspended sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and announced a voluntary recall (referred to as a "product exchange program"), after it was found that a manufacturing defect in the

Dec 20, 2016, 18:52 PM IST

India's top sporting moments in 2016

Virat Kohli's sensational form and India's unbeaten run in Tests

Dec 20, 2016, 18:32 PM IST
Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

With 2015 ending in the nations of the world putting up a united front against climate change in Paris, the entire course of 2016 was all about making the world aware of its devastating effects,

Dec 20, 2016, 17:19 PM IST
Turkey coup: Tayyip Erdogan's biggest challenge

Turkey coup: Tayyip Erdogan's biggest challenge

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully battled to regain control over Turkey on July 16 after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years

Dec 20, 2016, 17:10 PM IST
Mutual Funds  add Rs 4-trillion to kitty in 2016, eyes Rs 20-trillion mark in 2017

Mutual Funds add Rs 4-trillion to kitty in 2016, eyes Rs 20-trillion mark in 2017

Helped by growing interest from retail investors and aggressive buying of stocks, mutual fund industry grew at a rapid pace in 2016 with addition of almost Rs 4 lakh crore, or 28 percent, to its

Dec 20, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
Nobel Prize 2016: In Pics

Nobel Prize 2016: Here are the winners

Awarded for 'the Greatest Benefit to Mankind,' the Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, and based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel, Swedish

Dec 19, 2016, 20:07 PM IST

2016 - The arrival of India's women athletes

Before the 2016 Rio Olympics, India's women athletes didn't have the best of chemistry with Sania Mirza and Sania Nehwal - two of the most prominent names amongst a male-dominant industry.

Dec 19, 2016, 18:02 PM IST
Bonanza for Central government employees: 7th Pay Commission recommendations rolled out

Bonanza for Central government employees: 7th Pay Commission recommendations rolled out

The government had in January 2016 had set up the high-powered panel to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central

Dec 19, 2016, 17:16 PM IST
Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Dec 19, 2016, 17:03 PM IST
2016 proves to be an 'eventful' ride for Indian auto industry

2016 proves to be an 'eventful' ride for Indian auto industry

The Indian auto industry is yet again looking forward to a new year with renewed optimism amid challenges of new regulations after a bumpy ride in 2016.

Dec 19, 2016, 16:18 PM IST
VIJAY MALLYA – India's runaway corporate honcho

VIJAY MALLYA – India's runaway corporate honcho

In early March, liquor baron Vijay Mallya, facing probe amid continuing efforts by banks to recover dues totalling over Rs 9,000 crore of unpaid loans and interest from him, managed to leave the

Dec 18, 2016, 20:33 PM IST

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