Tata Sons buys group firms' shares worth Rs 531 crore amid market sell-off
Tata Sons, the promoter company of the Tata group, on Thursday bought shares worth Rs 531 crore in four group companies in a bulk deal on the National
Stock Exchange (NSE). Read more
Drop in demand due to travel curbs may stall airline revenues in Q4
Travel curbs announced by the government on Wednesday night and advisories asking people to avoid non-essential travel are expected to hit the aviation sector the hardest. Further, a profit warning by sector leader InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) further dampened Street sentiment. Read more
AGR dues: DoT to reassess documents of Airtel, Voda Idea, Tata Teleservices
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said on Thursday it would reassess the documents submitted by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Tata Teleservices, as part of the companies’ self-assessment of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. Read more
Coronavirus impact: Seeking safe harbour under 'force majeure' may not help
The force majeure clause, which some in Corporate India could be looking to invoke in case of a breakdown in contracts because of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), might not work in all cases, say experts. “COVID-19 is unlikely to give rise to a valid force majeure defence under every contract and in every circumstance, as different contracts and governing laws stipulate different requirements for different situations,” said a note prepared by law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for its clients, assessing the legal impact of the outbreak on India Inc. Read more
Coronavirus fear: Airlines, travel firms grapple with cancellation requests
Visiting California was on Amrita’s list for 2020. Now, however, she has second thoughts about the earlier much-awaited travel, which was due to start on March 21. “I am worried about being quarantined and stuck when I am there. Also, I don’t want to be 14 days off work after I return,” says the 29-year-old, who works for a multinational fashion outlet. Read more
Indiabulls gave Rs 375 crore loan to Kapoor’s kin to buy property
In order to finance the purchase of a marquee property in Delhi’s prestigious Amrita Shergill Marg that its owner, industrialist Gautam Thapar, had pledged with Yes Bank, the bank's co-founder Rana Kapoor’s family borrowed Rs 375 crore from Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd in 2017, reports LiveMint.
Flipkart seeks govt nod for food biz
Walmart-owned Flipkart has applied to set up a venture focused solely on food retailing of products manufactured and produced in India. The idea is to enter the segment where Amazon already has a presence through online route, reports The Times of India.