Free Press Journal
  • HCL Tech Quarter 3 net profit up 6% to Rs 2,194 crore

    New Delhi: HCL Technologies, the country’s fourth-largest IT firm, today posted a 6 percent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 2,194 crore for the quarter ending December compared to the same period of previous year. The Noida-based firm had posted a net profit of Rs 2,070crore in the year-ago period, it said in a statement.

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex builds on gains, rises 131 pts on earnings, Asian cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by about 131 points in early trade today, extending gains for the third session on continued foreign fund inflows amid encouraging quarterly results. Besides, a firm trend at other Asian bourses influenced the sentiments here. The 30-share index rose 130.58 points, or 0.37 percent,to 35,390.87.

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex hits another peak of 35,476.70; Nifty at 10,887.10

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex continued its record-setting spree for a second day, scaling a new high of35,476.70 in opening trade today as banking stocks led rally on sustained foreign fund inflows. Also, the broader NSE Nifty zoomed to a new high of10,887.10. The 30-share index rallied by 394.88 points, or 1.12 percent, to hit the peak of 35,476.70, breaching its previous intra-day high of 35,118.61 hit yesterday.

  • Gold tops 31k-mark on jewellers’ buying, Asian cues

    New Delhi: Gold soared by Rs 100 to trade at Rs 31,050 per ten gram at the bullion market today on continued buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand. Silver too advanced by Rs 100 to Rs 40,300 per kg due to increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Marketmen attributed the rise in gold prices to steady buying by local jewellers, driven by ongoing wedding season amid higher Asian

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex gains 92 pts on earnings, global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 92points to 34,936.03 in early trade today on continued buying by investors driven by encouraging quarterly earnings amid a firm trend in other Asian bourses. The 30-share index, which gained 410.44 points in the previous three sessions, rose further by 92.52 points, or 0.26per cent, at 34,936.03. IT, teck, capital goods, consumer durables and FMCG stocks were leading the rally.

  • BSE Sensex

    Stocks scale fresh record high as Coal India spurts

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex hit a fresh recordMumbai, Jan 9 (PTI) The BSE Sensex hit a fresh record high of 34,487.52 while NSE Nifty touched lifetime high of10,659.15 in opening session today on smart gains in Coal India, Tata Motors and SBI. Rising for the third straight day, the 30-share index spurted by 134.73 points, or 0.39 percent, to hit a new peak of 34,487.52. The gauge gained 559.41 points in previous

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex builds on gains, regains 34,000 mark in early trade

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex reclaimed the34,000-mark by surging over 100 points in early trade today on sustained buying by participants amid a firm trend in other Asian markets. The 30-share index rose 100.48 points, or 0.29 percent, to 34,070.12, with all sectoral indices led by PSU, consumer durables, auto and metal trading in the positive zone, rising by up to 0.57 percent.

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex rises 158 points in early trade

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex staged a strong come back in early trade today gaining over 158 points on widespread buying by participants in banking, auto, pharma and oil and gas stocks. Asian stocks notched moderate gains, tracking sizable increases seen on Wall Street overnight also boosted the sentiments.

  • Indore: Crucial GST Law Review Committee Meeting begins

    Indore: The crucial fourth meeting of the GST Law Review Committee, started at hotel Radisson Blu on Tuesday. But strangely, people, who framed the GST Law, were not included in the committee. The closed-door and highly confidential threeday-long meeting is being attended by all the members of the committee including senior officials of the GST Council, five SGST commissioners of five states– Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Punjab, and a member of

  • Indore: ‘Friends of MP’ all set to groom ‘brand ambassadors’ to fetch investment

    Indore: More than 200 illustrious non-residents of Indian (NRIs), originally hailing from Madhya Pradesh, are going to participate in the maiden ‘Friends of MP Conclave’, starting here at Hotel Marriot on Wednesday. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan confirmed his presence on both the days of the two-day grand event.

  • e-commerce companies reflect upon trade in 2017; determine growth in 2018

    New Delhi: 2017 witnessed a move that proved to be a fillip for the India economy. Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, changed the advent of events in the year 2017, which proved to be positive for the markets as well as the e-commerce space.

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex above 34,000, Nifty on new peak at 10,515

    Mumbai: Stock benchmarks crossed new milestones today, with the Sensex topping 34,000 for the first time and the Nifty hitting a fresh high of 10,515. The 30-share index crossed the 34,000-mark by jumping65.07 points, or 0.19 percent, to 34,005.37. The gauge had rallied 184.10 points in the previous session on Friday on the back of strong buying by domestic institutional investors.

  • TCS

    TCS secures $2.25-billion deal from Nielsen

    New Delhi, India’s leading IT exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has bagged a USD 2.25 billion outsourcing contract from Nielsen, a television rating measurement firm. The partnership, signed in October this year, is a renewal of TCS’ existing collaboration with Nielsen. The two companies had struck a 10-year deal in 2008 for USD 1.2 billion, which was expanded to USD 2.5 billion in 2013.

  • Nickel futures slide 0.79% on weak spot cues

    New Delhi: Nickel prices slipped 0.79 percent to Rs 764.20 per kg in futures trade today as speculators cut down bets, tracking a subdued trend at spot market on sluggish demand. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel for delivery in December fell by Rs 6.10, or 0.79 percent to Rs 764.20 per kg in a business turnover of 1163 lots.

  • Indore: Experts to share management mantras at IMA conclave

    Indore: The 27th edition of IMA International Management Conclave (IMC), scheduled on February 2 and 3 at Abhay Prashal in city, is again going to be a big hit, with 20 experts from across the country sharing management mantras to over 1,000 corporate members and more than 3000 aspiring entrepreneurs, professionals and students.

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex runs up, domestic investors back up

    Mumbai: Benchmark stock indices had a positive start today, taking leads from the final congressional approval of a sweeping US tax revamp. Buying by domestic institutional investors set the tone, but Asian stocks were mixed. The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy steady. The 30-share index bounced 83.61 points, or 0.24 percent, to 33,860.99. It had lost 59.36 points in the previous session.

  • FPJ IMC Forum: Indian food processing sector is still ‘processing’…

    FPJ-IMC Forum: All about Indian food processing sector

    Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set an ambitious target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 with the spotlight on the food sector and its growth potential. Food processing takes the sector equation beyond mere output growth to value-addition, stability, job creation and sustained prosperity. The Free Press Journal organised a panel discussion on the topic ‘Food Processing: The new goldmine in India’, jointly with the Indian Merchants Chamber and

  • Silver futures up 0.19 pc on global cues

    New Delhi: Silver prices moved up by 0.19per cent to Rs 37,464 per kg in futures trade today after speculators built up positions amid firm trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery inMarch rose by Rs 72, or 0.19 percent, to Rs 37,464 per kg ina business turnover of 431 lots.

  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex hits new peak at 33,956, Nifty at 10,494

    Mumbai: Stocks made headway today as key indices Sensex and Nifty jumped to new peaks on bets that the government would unveil more reforms to boost rural economy. Asian stocks traded mixed as the final vote on US tax-cut legislation entered a crucial phase.  The 30-share index rose 119.57 points, or 0.35 percent, to hit a new high of 33,956.31, surpassing its previous intro-day record of 33,865.95 hit on November 7.

  • Indore: Rajasthan implements e-way Bill, state forced to follow suit

    Indore: Dispatching and transporting the goods more than worth Rs 50,000 from here to Rajasthan will require e-way Bill (EWB) from Wednesday, as the neighbouring state has announced to implement the interstate EWB mechanism from the day. Traders of the city will
    have to be cautious about it as a bulk amount of different goods are being sent to the neighbouring state.