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Indian shares rose on Monday as telecom stocks gained after Reliance Industries Ltd's unit Jio raised data tariffs last week, signalling more pricing discipline in the sector, while strong global markets also boosted sentiment.
India's third-largest software services exporter Wipro Ltd posted a better than expected second-quarter profit on Tuesday, adding that it would match industry growth rates by the fourth quarter.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's top IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) said it expected an uptick in the retail business segment in the coming quarters but remained cautious about the banking and financial services segments that form the bulk of its revenues.
State Bank of India's first-quarter profit fell short of expectations as the nation's top lender by assets saw a spike in bad loans after merging five subsidiary banks with itself, sending its shares more than 5 percent lower.
DUBAI/BANGALORE JBF RAK, a United Arab Emirates subsidiary of Indian polyester maker JBF Industries, expects to resume production of PET resin as soon as next month after financial problems in the group disrupted operations, a senior company official said.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU HDFC Bank Ltd said it was waiting for details on farm loan waiver plans announced by several states, after recording higher provisions driven by delinquencies in its agriculture loan book over the first quarter.
BENGALURU/MUMBAI Wipro Ltd, India's third-largest software services exporter, announced an up to 110 billion rupee ($1.71 billion) share buyback on Thursday, overshadowing a tepid revenue forecast that fell short of market expectations.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU Top Indian software services exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said on Thursday it was optimistic about client spending on technology even as a cautious global environment and a stronger rupee dented first-quarter profit.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's 10-year bonds rallied to their highest in nine weeks and banking shares rose to a record high after the central bank cut its inflation projection and issued a less hawkish statement, while lowering a key bond reserve lever for lenders.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to double the capacity of its liquefied natural gas import facility at Hazira on India's west coast to 10 million tonnes a year, a top company executive said on Friday.