Way2Wealth: SAT stays SEBI order in NSE leased line case

The Securities Appellate Tribunal has stayed an order by the stock markets regulator imposing strict restrictions on stock broker Way2Wealth in the ‘NSE leased line’ case. The Securities and Exchange Board of India had, two weeks ago, imposed penalties and restrictions on several parties, including the National Stock Exchange, for facilitating or indulging in unfair […]

Sun Pharma issues detailed clarification on corporate governance allegations

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries today announced a list of concrete steps to address investor concerns about certain relationships that it has with a couple of entities and loans allegedly extended to another firm. Sun Pharma stock rose 4.3% on the clarification. ADITYA MEDISALES First, Sun Pharma will move the distribution activities of its India domestic formulations […]

Fortis Healthcare sets up expert committee to evaluate all bids

Hospital chain Fortis Healthcare said it has set up a special committee to evaluate the bids submitted by various parties to invest money into the company. It said the company has received binding offers from the Manipal – TPG consortium and the Munjal & Burman family offices, while non-binding expressions of interest has been received […]

SC orders examination of auditing practices in India

The Supreme Court has directed the government of India to set up a committee to suggest reforms in rules and regulations governing accounting and auditing services companies in India. The three-member committee has been asked to suggest a revamped regulatory mechanism for big auditing firms within two months. The order came in a public interest […]

Nilekani says ‘I’m happy, let’s move on, Murthy!’

Nandan Nilekani, the stand-in chairman of Infosys Ltd today gave his stamp of approval to the investigations conducted in the context of corruption allegations around the IT company, and suggested that the company and its founder Narayana Murthy will be able to develop a ‘trusting relationship’ going forward. “I am fully persuaded, as is the […]

Indian CEOs find themselves under promoter’s shadow – survey

Indian promoters are unwilling to give total management control to professional boards and managers, a survey by Assocham has revealed. A majority of the corporate firms have promoters’ holding well over 50 per cent and even those with much lower stake are not willing to bet fully on professionals, found the survey that was based […]

Narayana Murthy to clarify his stand on Infosys allegations, Vishal Sikka today

Infosys founder and former chairman N R Narayana Murthy is all set to lay his cards on the table on his recent allegations about possible corruption at Infosys at a conference call with investors today at 6:30 PM. UPDATE: Murthy’s call has been reportedly postponed to next week. The call comes five days after Infosys […]

Raymond shareholders reject sale of JK House flats to promoters

Shareholders of Raymond Ltd rejected the sale of apartments in the company’s headquarters JK House to certain promoters. Chairman of the company Gautam Singhania had urged shareholders to vote against the resolution as the sale of the apartments would cause losses to the company as a whole. Four duplex flats were let to four members […]

What’s the fuss about, asks industry group

Industry association ASSOCHAM, which has members from most of the big industrial groups in India, today said the opaque nature of decision making in India should be done away with to prevent incidents like the latest ‘corporate espionage’ involving top industrial houses in India. In a statement, the association said: “One fails to understand what […]