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Promit Mukherjee

  • Thermax has no problem being seen as a conservative company: M S Unnikrishnan

    At a time when the entire utility industry is smarting from a slowdown, Thermax has managed to hold itself together rather well, albeit at the cost of its topline and order book. The company is focussing more on internationalisation and roping in more foreign customers to beat the gloom at home,...

    Saturday, 5 October 2013 - 11:46am
  • Bharat Benz aims to double dealerships

    Bharat Benz, a relatively new and brand of trucks, is aiming to more than double its dealerships to 100 from the current 52 now in 15-18 months. The company said it will be comfortably selling out its complete Chennai plant capacity, which currently rolls out 36,000 units in a year.

    Saturday, 28 September 2013 - 10:32am
  • HPCL to raise Barmer unit capacity to 15 mtpa

    Pachpadra, Rajasthan: Once the ambitious 3 lakh barrels per day (bpd) of production from Cairn India’s Barmer basin becomes a reality, it will have a ready customer in the state itself. According to petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, the ministry is keen to match the refining capacity of the...

    Monday, 23 September 2013 - 9:35am
  • dna drive: Nissan Terrano - On solid terrain

    The SUV from Nissan scores high in the departments of looks and feel, and could as well kick up a lot of dust. So competitors, better take note.

    Monday, 23 September 2013 - 7:49am
  • Young veteran to take over as Tata Steel MD

    Seven years ago, a 35-year-old principal executive officer to the managing director of an iconic company, said: “I have learned, by proxy, how a company is run.” Little did he know then that in less than a decade he will eventually end up running the company for real. T V Narendran (pictured...

    Friday, 20 September 2013 - 9:11am
  • Kribhco goes Iffco's way, wrests control from govt

    After a turbulent, decade-long fight, Kribhco, the country’s second biggest fertiliser cooperative, has finally managed to wrest control from the government. In doing so, it has emulated Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative or Iffco, another fertiliser major and the country’s biggest fertiliser...

    Monday, 16 September 2013 - 9:09am
  • A high-octane drive

    With a powerful engine and impressive design, the new Octavia has the potential to change Skoda's fortunes in India. But pricing may be on the higher side

    Friday, 13 September 2013 - 8:24am
  • Despite lower gas output, Reliance Industries makes Rs8 crore/day extra

    Despite falling gas output from its promising D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin, Reliance Industries (RIL) will likely earn a higher income in the April-June quarter and even  thereafter. The rupee depreciation has made RIL’s gas price expensive in rupee terms; the price, however, is...

    Wednesday, 4 September 2013 - 11:55am
  • RCF pares down trading volumes to offset Rupee blow

    The current bout of misery for the rupee has forced Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF), India’s biggest public sector fertiliser company, to cut down on its trading volumes in an attempt to rein in losses. Trading in itself does not spell losses for the company. But since most of the...

    Monday, 2 September 2013 - 8:37am
  • Crowd of arms swells L&T's revenues, but

    It has 138 subsidiaries, but the firm saw return on equity fall to 16% in 2012-13 from 31% in 2006-07.

    Monday, 2 September 2013 - 8:31am