COLUMN: Why we should welcome a recession

Subramanian Swamy is often accused of propagating outlandish ideas and suggestions, but at least on the issue of addressing a slowdown in India’s GDP growth, he seems to be closer to the truth than India’s ruling establishment. Both Sitharaman and Swamy are united in recognizing the need for a ‘stimulus’ to nudge the economy from […]

Nila Infra gets first contract from Dholera Industrial City

Construction major Nila Infrastructures Limited said it has received a contract to build a public services building for Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (Dholera ICDL) at a cost of Rs 46.21 cr. The building, to be constructed in the Dholera Special Investment Region (Dholera SIR), has to be completed in 545 days, and is the […]

L&T Mitsubishi wins large order for Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant

Larsen & Toubro said L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Ltd (LMB), one of the company’s joint ventures with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, won a thermal power project order worth Rs 2,500-5,000 cr from the UP government. The order, from THDC India Limited – a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh – is […]

BHEL wins second big order from Koodankulam Ph II project

Close on the order for erection of turbine generator for the new units of Koodankulam Power Project, state-owned capital goods giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said it has also won the order for erecting reactor side equipment for the same. Against a value of Rs 440 cr for the June order, this one is […]

Ducon Infratech in tie-up with Shapoorji Pallonji group’s Sterling & Wilson

Ducon Infratechnologies Ltd, which provides technology solutions in the industrial, infrastructure & digital, said that it has entered into strategic tie-up with Sterling & Wilson Private Limited, a flagship group company of Shapoorji Pallonji group, to jointly bid for large size flue gas desurlpherization tenders. “The joint bidding exercise has significantly expanded our financing capabilities […]

RPP Infra Projects bags order worth Rs 47.2 crores from BHEL

Chennai-headquartered construction company RPP Infra Projects said it received a new order worth Rs 47.2 crores from Government of India owned construction and manufacturing firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) for structural works of their Coal Handling Plant & Ash-Handling Plant in Tuticorin, Chennai. The project will be completed within 24 months. RPP lnfra’s order […]

L&T bags Mumbai Metro order

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) said its construction business has received orders worth over Rs 2,500 crore across various Indian states including Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. L&T secured an order from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd for the design, procurement, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of […]

L&T acquires Rs 7.2 cr worth of Mindtree shares via open market

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro said it acquired 73,953 shares of IT firm Mindtree from the open market. The latest purchase comes three days after it acquired 13,443 shares in the IT company. After the latest transaction, L&T’s shareholding in Mindtree stands at 26.53%. The latest stock purchase was made at Rs 979 price per […]

JSPL wins Rs 665 cr rail order from Rail Vikas Nigam

Steel and energy company Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) said it received an order worth Rs 665 crore from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for the supply of over 89,000 tonnes of rails. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is an organisation associated with the Indian Railways, and builds engineering works for the Indian Railways. JSPL […]

Ratnamani Metals and Tubes receives order worth Rs 255 crore from oil and gas sector

Steel tubes and pipes manufacturing firm Ratnamani Metals and Tubes Ltd said it received a Rs 255 crore order from the oil and gas sector for the supply of coated carbon steel pipes. Carbon steel, also called mild steel, are used in oil and gas pipeline, plumbing and water supply systems. The order will be […]

YES Bank acquires stake in Electrical Engineering firm CG Power and Industrial Solutions

YES Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, said it has acquired 12.79% stakes in Electrical Engineering firm CG Power and Industrial Solutions as part of the invocation of a pledge. It acquired over 8 crore of equity shares of CG Power submitted as collateral for a loan. The shares are valued at Rs 288 […]

Ducon Infratech wins pollution controller order from Exide unit

Information technology firm Ducon Infratechnologies Ltd said it received an order to supply a pollution control system at the greenfield lead metal recycling and refining project of Chloride Metals Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exide Industries Ltd and one of India’s largest secondary lead smelter and production company, at Haldia in West Bengal. The pollution […]

Private Equity money shifts to commercial real estate, ignores residential segment

The last three years have seen a massive shift in private equity investment in the Indian real estate sector from residential properties to commercial properties, according to data compiled by Anarock Property Consultants. The share of residential sector within private equity investments in real estate fell to just 3% in 2018 from 47% in 2015, […]

L&T buys TN Govt stake in shipbuilding unit for Rs 32.74 crores

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) said it has purchased the entire stake held by the Tamil Nadu Industrial Corporation Ltd (TIDCO) in one of its subsidiaries, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. TIDCO previously held a 3% stake in L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. Post the acquisition worth Rs 32.74 crore, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd will become a wholly-owned subsidiary […]

L&T’s hydrocarbon engineering business bags orders worth over Rs 1,000 crore

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) said its hydrocarbon engineering business has received orders worth over Rs 1,000 crore across various segments. The Modular Fabrication business has secured a contract for process and piperack modules for a process plant, which includes procurement, fabrication, pre-commissioning and load-out of the modules, it said. The contract shall be […]

GMR’s Hyderabad airport unit raises $300 mn via overseas bonds to fund expansion

GMR Hyderabad International Airport, a subsidiary of GMR Ltd, said that it has raised $300 million by issuing bonds to international investors to fund the expansion of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad. The company wants to increase the passenger capacity of the airport to 34 million passengers per annum from 25 million now. GHAIL […]

L&T bags power transmission orders worth over Rs 2,500 crore

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Tuesday said that its power transmission and distribution business has received orders worth over Rs 2,500 crore from India, the Middle East and the ASEAN region. In India, the company received orders for laying underground cable in certain unnamed industrial areas and towns to improve the reliability of […]