Jonathan Ananda

Rolling out DBT for power subsidy may not be easy

Industry executives and analysts have long opined that sweeping structural reforms were needed to revitalise the sector.

30 Jul 2021

Electric vehicles get cheaper every kilometer

Compared to their fossil fuel counterparts, EVs have far lower day-to-day running costs and servicing expenses

26 Jul 2021

SC dismisses applications of telecom majors alleging errors in calculation of AGR-related dues

The SC's decision to not recalculate dues is a major blow for the liable companies, but particularly so for Vodafone Idea, which is struggling with a serious shortage of cash. 

23 Jul 2021

Despite 2nd Covid wave, high global prices help Indian steel firms shine

Bolstered by strong global demand driving export orders, India’s top steel companies seem to have shrugged off the impact of the second Covid-19 wave.

10 Jul 2021

CNG suppliers likely to hike retail price to maintain profit margin, say analysts

This is set to put pressure on the profit margins of CNG suppliers such as Indraprastha Gas and Mahanagar Gas, and may lead to a rise in retail prices too.

06 Jul 2021

Vodafone Idea needs capital, and fast to break the duopoly in telcom sector

India’s private telecom services sector may be tumbling headlong into an effective duopoly with Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio punching it out for the top spot, but it isn’t one yet. 

04 Jul 2021

Solar-powered projects face the heat as key raw material prices rise sharply

Solar modules have, in turn, risen around 10 per cent in value over the past six months. 

27 Jun 2021

It's official! Reliance to go green, will bet Rs 75000 crore on new energy

According to Ambani, Reliance will spend Rs 75,000 crore on the new energy business over three years and has already begun work on building a 5,000-acre hub in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

24 Jun 2021

LPG subsidies cut steeply in FY21, down to nil for many

The result has been a steady increase in daily costs for low-and-middle-income Indian households as global oil and gas prices recovered to, and now climb past, pre-pandemic levels. 

10 Jun 2021

Decoded: Reliance Industries’ shaky zero net debt boast in FY21 report

The conglomerate’s liabilities are much higher in the books of brokerages tracking the firm

06 Jun 2021

COVID-19 impact: FY21 a washout for multiplex chains

The pandemic has played havoc across most segments of the economy, but few have fared as poorly as multiplex chains.

03 Jun 2021

Truck rentals down 27 per cent in April-May 2021 after lockdown, cyclones hit demand

India’s road freight transport fleet has been hit hard by the second wave of the pandemic, with fleet utilisations down to around 35-40 per cent as lockdowns strangled overall demand.

02 Jun 2021

Fuel tax hikes net Centre Rs 1.8 lakh crore extra revenue

Estimated total excise duty collections on petrol and diesel stand at Rs 3.9 lakh crore, a 77% jump from the previous year’s Rs 2.2 lakh crore.

30 May 2021

JSPL reviews terms of JPL sale amid calls for more clarity

 JSPL’s board had decided in April this year to sell its 96.42% stake in JPL to Worldone Pvt, a firm owned by its promoters, for Rs 3,015 crore cash.

25 May 2021

Overdues fall sharply as discoms double payments

Payments towards overdues shot up to Rs 33,720 crore in March 2021

23 May 2021

Telco battle heats up as Jio regains subscribers

The new JioPhone offerings have given user numbers a solid boost

21 May 2021

NCLAT order major snag for resolution of bankrupt spectrum licence-holders

It will turn out to have a substantial negative impact on the creditors, who, it should be noted, were already looking at a huge haircut.

15 Apr 2021

Fuel tax mop up 45 per cent more in 10 months than full FY20

If there were any doubts left over whether fuel taxes have become the government’s prized cash cow, the finance ministry’s reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday serves to quash most of them.

23 Mar 2021

Enterprise is new big business for telecom firms

Among those who are active in the space, the Tata group and Airtel both have a greater focus toward larger enterprises, with the former not present in the MSME space at all.

14 Mar 2021

India’s power demand spike signals recovery, but discom dues a worry

But while rising demand is an indicator of wider economic recovery, the power sector itself may not immediately benefit.

24 Jan 2021

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