HDFC Bank Q4 Results: Net profit rises 18% YoY to Rs 8,186 crore

HDFC Bank reported an 18.2% year-on-year (YoY) rise in standalone net profit to Rs 8,186.5 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). On a quarterly basis, net profit has declined 6.5%. Net interest income (NII) increased by 12.6% YoY to Rs 17,120 crore during the same period. The bank’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) ratio stood at 1.32% in Q4, compared to 1.38% in the October-December quarter (Q3). Total deposits grew 16.3% YoY to Rs 13.35 lakh crore. 

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Glenmark Pharma’s subsidiary files paperwork for IPO with SEBI

Glenmark Life Sciences Limited (GLSL) has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise funds through an initial public offering (IPO). GLSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited. The IPO will consist of a fresh issue of shares worth Rs 1,160 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of up to 73.05 lakh shares. 

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ICICI Lombard Q4 Results: Net profit rises 22% YoY to Rs 345.68 crore

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd reported a 22.6% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 345.68 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Total revenue rose 22.4% YoY to Rs 3,489.39 crore during the same period. Its gross direct premium income (GDPI) rose 9.4% YoY to Rs 3,478 crore in Q4 FY21. The company’s board has proposed a final dividend of Rs 4 per share.

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Adani Green Energy secures 15 MWac solar power project in Gujarat

Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Ltd (AREHFifteenL) has secured an order to establish a 150 MWac (megawatt, alternating current) solar power project in Gujarat. AREHFifteenL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL). The fixed tariff for this project capacity is Rs 2.22 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for a period of 25 years. The project is expected to be commissioned by Q3 of FY 2022-23.

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India’s pharma exports grew 18% to $24.4 billion in FY21

According to the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India, pharma exports increased by 18% year-on-year (YoY) to $24.44 billion (~Rs 1.82 lakh crore) during the financial year 2020-21. The figure stood at $20.58 billion in FY20. Exports grew by 48.5% YoY to $2.3 billion in March, the highest ever in FY21. Country-wise exports to the US, Canada, and Mexico have recorded a growth of 12.6%, 30%, and 21.4%, respectively.

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DoT allocates 4G spectrum to Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has completed the process of allocating spectrum to successful bidders of the auctions conducted in March. Reliance Jio Infocomm has paid Rs 2,149.59 crore for its share of airwaves, while Bharti Airtel has deposited Rs 157.38 crore. Thus, the government has received Rs 2,306.97 crore from the telecom spectrum auctions so far.

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Coforge Limited’s board approves issue of NCDs for Rs 340 crore

The Board of Directors of Coforge Limited has approved the issuance of up to 3,400 listed, redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of the face value of Rs 10 lakh each— aggregating to Rs 340 crore. The NCDs will be issued on a private placement basis. Coforge is a leading global IT solutions provider based in Noida.

Indiamart’s subsidiary to acquire 22% stake in Truckhall

Tradezeal Online Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indiamart Intermesh Limited, will acquire a 22% stake in Kolkata-based TruckHall Pvt Ltd. The total cost of the acquisition is Rs 9.68 crore. TruckHall is engaged in the business of creating an online marketplace and software development for the logistics industry. This investment is in line with Indiamart Group’s long-term objective of offering various Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions for businesses.

Prestige Estates acquires stake in partnership firms with land parcels in North Bengaluru

Prestige Estates Projects Limited said it has acquired a 45% stake in Century Megacity and a 55% stake in Century Landmark. Century Megacity is a partnership firm that holds land parcels in North Bangalore, which will be developed into an office space soon. Century Landmark is also a partnership firm holding land parcels in North Bangalore, which will be developed into a commercial space in the near future. 

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