Latest

  • What is coal mining status?
  • SC Garg, Power secretary
    answered 3 days ago in CNBC interview
  • The government has passed the necessary legislation to introduce commercial coal mine in the country. The law is there – that’s one and second we do have coal shortage in the country, still a large quantity of coal is imported. So these 2 things need to be used to resolve the problem

  • What is the future of diesel vehicles?
  • RC Bhargava, Chairman Maruti Suzuki
    answered 12 days ago in CNBC interview
  • Diesel vehicles have both pluses and minuses and we are not quite sure how the customer will behave. BS VI diesel vehicle is a clean vehicle but the cost goes up significantly. A petrol hybrid costs as much as a diesel BS VI and gives roughly the same fuel efficiency. So, what will the customer prefer? May be both can be done but diesel will have to be not in the 1.3 litre, it will have to be a bigger engine.

  • What are the headwinds faced by Cummins india?
  • Rajiv Batra, CEO Cummins India
    answered 16 days ago in Moneycontrol
    • There are many headwinds, which are impacting the sectors in which we operate. One is liquidity, second is project approvals. We don’t think this will get sorted out at least for a quarter to a quarter and a half.
    • Based on what is happening in the world, economies, especially in the Middle East and Africa, have slowed down, some countries in Africa are struggling on currency

  • What are key takeaways from Oppenheimer & Zee-Invesco deal?
  • Punit Goenka, MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
    answered 23 days ago in CNBC interview
    • It is a straight equity transaction and does not include a right of first refusal or return guaranteed or buyback conditions
    • 100 percent of the funds will go to debt repayments
    • I don’t think we will need to sell the crown jewel, Zee Entertainment

  • What factors are required to be in place for adoption of EVs.?
  • Niranjan Kumar Gupta, Hero MotoCorp
    answered 26 days ago in Q1 2020 Hero MotoCorp Ltd Earnings Call
  • There are multiple factors. The game of EV is not so easy that you put out a product in the market, and market will migrate from traditional IC engine to EV. First, there is a price factor. So if you see, even the current like-for-like vehicles are in the market, they are priced at almost 2x compared to their IC siblings. The second factor then becomes is a convenience of charging. You don't have as many charging stations as the petrol fueling stations that you have. And therefore, building up that infrastructure is another thing. Third is the time that it takes to charge. Fourth is how does it feed on acceleration, movement, when the battery dies out, a better infrastructure, battery technology, so there are plethora of factors, which will determine the EV transition from a sourcing side, manufacturing side, viability side and the customer side. So I think this is a game of -- at least, one thing is sure, that, yes, as an industry, we are supportive of this EV movement. But there will be a transition, which will be more slower than what one would be expecting.

  • What are Govt electric vehicle policy?
  • Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog CEO
    answered 1 month ago in Conference on sustainable mobility
  • We have a game plan to drive electric vehicles, particularly two and three-wheelers, public transport and manufacturing of batteries in India. Our objective is that we should first work on about 80 per cent of components of two and three-wheelers and buses and also push manufacturing of batteries in India

  • What are key takeaways from HUL's Q1FY2020 performance?
  • Sharekhan, retail brokerage firm
    answered 1 month ago in Research report
  • Key positives
    • Domestic volume growth stood at 5%, in-line with ours as well as street’s expectation of 5-6% volume growth.
    • Home care category (~35% of revenue) continued to deliver strong performance, with 10% growth and PBIT margin improving by 129 BPS to 20.2%.

  • Which areas of industries are showing sluggish IT spend?
  • Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO Wipro
    answered 1 month ago in CNBCTV18 interview
  • From a macro perspective, we did see a little bit of slowdown especially in a couple of our growth areas. One of them was the banking and financial services where we saw a little bit of stress in capital markets as well as in the European banking space.