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India’s Bajaj Finance beats Q1 profit view on robust loan demand

BENGALURU, July 26 (Reuters) – Indian non-bank lender Bajaj Finance (BJFN.NS) reported a bigger-than-expected increase in quarterly profit on Wednesday, boosted by healthy loan growth and strong customer additions. The company’s consolidated profit after tax rose a little over 32% to 34.37 billion rupees ($419 million) in the first quarter, …

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Heavy rain in India’s capital raises new fears of flooding

NEW DELHI, July 26 (Reuters) – Heavy rain brought flooding to an area near New Delhi on Wednesday forcing some evacuations and schools closures as the region braced for more downpours two weeks after the Yamuna river burst its banks inundating parts of the capital. Hundreds of vehicles were submerged …

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India open to Chinese investment, deputy IT minister says – FT

July 26 (Reuters) – India is open to Chinese investment despite border clashes between the two countries, the Deputy Minister for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar told the Financial Times in a report published on Wednesday. “We are open to doing business with any company anywhere as long as they are …

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India’s Shree Cement beats Q1 profit view on strong domestic demand

BENGALURU, July 26 (Reuters) – Indian cement company Shree Cement Ltd (SHCM.NS) reported a bigger-than-expected 84% rise in first-quarter profit on Wednesday, helped by robust domestic demand. The company reported a profit of 5.81 billion Indian rupees ($70.87 million) for the three months ended June 30, beating analysts’ average estimate …

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India’s L&T hits record high on Q1 profit beat, share buyback

BENGALURU, July 26 (Reuters) – Shares of India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) shares (LART.NS) jumped 4.3% to a record high on Wednesday, a day after the engineering company posted strong quarterly results, helped by a robust order book, announced a share buyback and a special dividend. L&T’s results are often …

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India to host Australia ahead of ODI World Cup

July 25 (Reuters) – India will host world test champions Australia in a one-day international (ODI) series ahead of the World Cup before taking on England in test matches, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday. The Indian team is set to play 16 international …

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India’s Tata Steel CEO says prices to ease in Q2

NEW DELHI, July 25 (Reuters) – India’s Tata Steel Ltd (TISC.NS) expects lower steel prices in the July-September quarter in India and Europe, aided by a fall in the prices of coking coal, a key raw material, its chief executive and managing director said on Tuesday. “In India, the Q2 …

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