IEX Q2 Results: Net profit rises 75% YoY to Rs 77 crore

Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) reported a 75% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 77 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2 FY22). Net profit increased by 25% compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 56% YoY (or 21% QoQ) to Rs 109 crore during the same period. IEX’s board has recommended bonus issue of equity shares in the ratio 2:1 (two additional shares for every share held in the company).

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Asian Paints Q2 Results: Net profit falls 29% YoY to Rs 605 crore

Asian Paints Ltd reported a 29% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 605.17 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2 FY22). Net profit increased by 5% compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 33% YoY to Rs 7,096 crore during the same period. The company saw a 72% YoY rise in the cost of raw materials to Rs 4,570 crore in the July-Sept quarter of FY22. Asian Paints’ board has approved an interim dividend of Rs 3.65 per share.

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Jio-BP to open first petrol pump near Mumbai

Global energy supermajor BP plc will open its first ‘Jio-bp’ branded petrol pump in partnership with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) near Mumbai. In 2019, BP had bought a 49% stake in over 1,400 petrol pumps and 31 aviation turbine fuel (ATF) stations owned by RIL for $1 billion. The existing petrol pumps of RIL have since been transferred to the joint venture, Reliance BP Mobility. 

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JSW Steel Q2 Results: Net profit jumps 350% YoY to Rs 7,170 crore 

JSW Steel Ltd reported a 350% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 7,170 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2 FY22). Net profit increased by 21.4% compared to the previous quarter. Its total revenue from operations rose 69% YoY to Rs 32,503 crore during the same period. Steel sales stood at 3.83 million tonnes (MT) in Q2, an increase of 10% QoQ. JSW Steel reported its highest ever EBITDA at Rs 10,417 crore in the July-Sept quarter of FY22.

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Vodafone Idea partners with Athonet to test, validate 5G-based solutions

Vodafone Idea has announced a partnership with private LTE and fifth-generation solutions platform provider Athonet to test 5G-based solutions for enterprise use cases. The tests will be conducted in Pune using the spectrum allocated by the government for 5G trials. The deal with Athonet comprises a demonstration of enterprise use cases on 5G in several areas such as smart construction, warehouse, agriculture, and workplace.

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IDBI Bank Q2 Results: Net profit rises 75% YoY to Rs 567 crore

IDBI Bank reported a 75% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 567 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2 FY22). Net profit declined by 6% compared to the previous quarter. Its net interest income (NII) rose 9% YoY to Rs 1,853.6 crore during the same period. [NII is the difference between the interest income a bank receives on loans and the interest it pays its depositors]. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio declined to 20.92% in Q2 FY22, compared to 25.08% in Q2 FY21.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank partners with Pine Labs to expand point-of-sale services

Kotak Mahindra Bank has partnered with Pine Labs to expand its point-of-sale (PoS) services to more merchants, especially retailers. Through this tie-up, merchants in India will be able to get the advantage of Kotak Mahindra Bank’s PoS payment solutions bundled with Pine Labs’ technology stack to help grow their business. Pine Labs has a network of over 2.45 lakh merchants across Asia.

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TVS Motor Q2 Results: Net profit rises 35.1% YoY to Rs 242 crore

TVS Motor Company reported a 35.1% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 242.17 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 23.4% YoY to Rs 6,483.42 crore during the same period. The company sold 8.7 lakh two-wheelers in Q2 FY22, compared to 8.34 lakh units in Q2 FY21. Total three-wheeler sales grew 33.3% YoY to 0.47 lakh units in Q2 FY22.

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Bombay HC directs ZEEL to call for EGM as sought by Invesco 

The Bombay High Court has asked the board of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) to consider the requisition notice of its largest shareholder Invesco to convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). The court also asked the parties to propose a date and name of some neutral chairperson to conduct the EGM. While calling for the EGM, ZEEL’s right to contest the validity of the resolutions post the EGM can be reserved. You can read about the entire ZEEL-Invesco tussle here.

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Wipro signs multi-year deal with National Grid to drive digital innovation

Wipro Ltd has signed a multi-year global strategic IT and digital deal with London-based National Grid to accelerate its digital innovation journey. National Grid is a leading multinational electric and gas utility provider. The IT company will employ standardized tools and processes to provide cloud services to strengthen National Grid’s infrastructure services and support its strategic business objectives.

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CONCOR Q2 Results: Net profit rises 41% YoY to Rs 264 crore

Container Corporation of India reported a 41.2% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 264 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 21.4% YoY to Rs 1,823.9 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 338.2 crore in Q2, an increase of 49.2% YoY. The company saw a 20% rise in rail freight to Rs 983.8 crore. CONCOR’s board has declared an interim dividend of Rs 4 per share.

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