JSW Steel output rises 10% to 13.67 LT in May

JSW Steel Ltd reported a 10% YoY growth in crude steel production to 13.67 lakh tonne (LT) in May 2021. The company had produced 12.48 LT steel during the same month last year. Its output of flat-rolled products increased by 10% YoY to 9.99 LT in May. The production of long-rolled products stood at 3.09 LT, up 55% YoY. Total capacity utilisation stood at 91% in May.

According to a Bloomberg report, JSW Steel is suing three of the largest American steel-makers for ‘conspiracy to cause direct harm’. These firms have refused to sell raw metal to the company’s US pipe and plate-making operations. JSW Steel has filed a lawsuit against US Steel Corp., Nucor Corp, and Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in the US District Court, Southern District of Texas (Houston).

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Vehicle registrations fall 55% to 5.35 lakh units in May: FADA

Automobile registrations across all categories saw a sharp decline in May, as retail vehicle sales came to a halt due to lockdowns imposed by various states. According to data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), total vehicle registrations in May 2021 fell 54.79% month-on-month (MoM) to 5.35 lakh units. Two-wheeler sales declined by 53%, while sales of three-wheelers fell 76% when compared to April 2021. Overall passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle registrations declined by 59% MoM and 66% MoM, respectively, in May.

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Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 247% YoY to Rs 259 crore

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd reported a 247% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 259.14 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 5.92% YoY to Rs 1,105.11 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) increased by 9.09% YoY to Rs 513.89 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 1.83 per share. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders is engaged in the business of building and repairing ships, submarines, and vessels.

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Affle India to acquire mobile marketing firm Jampp

Affle (India) Limited has announced plans to acquire Latin America-based mobile marketing firm Jampp. The company did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. Jampp is a leading programmatic mobile marketing company that was established in 2013. Its advertising platform is used by leading app marketers to acquire new users and also to drive repeat usage and transactions with existing users. Meanwhile, Affle also stated that it will increase its stake in social keyboard provider Bobble AI from 8% to 17.72%.

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Cera Sanitaryware Q4 Results: Net profit rises 23% YoY to Rs 45.7 crore

Cera Sanitaryware reported a 22.91% YoY growth in consolidated net profit to Rs 45.76 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has increased by 52.94% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 47.2% YoY to Rs 438.42 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) declined by 11.02% YoY to Rs 100.77 crore. The company’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 13 per share.

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HDFC to raise Rs 2,000 crore by issuing bonds

HDFC Limited aims to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore by issuing debt securities on a private placement basis. The secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures for an issue size of Rs 2,000 crore will be open for bid on June 14 and closed on the same day. The bonds with 10 years of tenure will carry a coupon rate of 6.88% per annum. The proceeds from the issue will be utilised for financing or refinancing HDFC’s housing finance business requirements.

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Ion Exchange secures orders worth Rs 1,000 crore 

Ion Exchange (India) Ltd has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from State Water Supply and Sanitation Mission, Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department under Jal Jeevan Mission for two EPC projects. One of the projects consists of the survey, design, supply, construction, and commissioning of a water treatment plant. The second project includes operation and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 years for rural drinking water supply to 1,000 villages in two districts of Uttar Pradesh. The value of the two projects is approximately Rs 1,000 crore.

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Alkem Labs launches Perampil tablets, an affordable anti-epileptic drug

Alkem Laboratories Ltd has announced the launch of Perampil (Perampanel) tablets in the strengths 2mg, 4mg, and 6mg at affordable rates. Perampanel has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). It is used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy, aged four years and older. The product reaffirms the pharma company’s commitment towards improving epilepsy care by bringing multiple treatment options of quality products to patients and healthcare professionals in India.

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Century Ply Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 134% to Rs 86 crore

Century Plyboard (India) Limited reported a 134.14% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 86.63 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has increased by 31.56% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income rose 42% YoY to Rs 755.22 crore during the same period. The company’s chairman stated that all segments had performed exceptionally well during Q4. Net profit for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) increased by 27.15% YoY to Rs 191.46 crore.

Suven Pharma signs MoU with CSIR-IICT for Covid-19 drugs Molnupiravir, 2-DG

Suven Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SPL), CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)- Hyderabad, and CSIR-National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology- Thiruvananthapuram, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the process technology transfer and manufacturing of anti-Covid drug Molnupiravir. The complete technology know-how will be transferred, and SPL will manufacture and launch the drug as an effective medication for Covid-19 infected patients. CSIR-IICT will also provide SPL with the process technology for manufacturing another anti-Covid drug— 2-DG.

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NHPC Q4 Results: Net profit rises 80% YoY to Rs 464 crore

NHPC Limited reported an 80% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 464.60 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its total income declined by 12% YoY to Rs 2,094.30 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) increased by 7.1% YoY to Rs 3,582.13. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 0.35 per share. NHPC’s board has also approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 4,300 crore by issuing debt instruments in the current financial year (FY22).

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Yes Bank board approves plan to raise Rs 10,000 crore via debt securities

The Board of Directors of Yes Bank has approved the proposal to raise Rs 10,000 crore through the issue of debt securities. The types of debt securities to be issued include non-convertible debentures (NCDs), bonds, and medium-term note (MTN). The private lender also received board approval to shift its registered office to Yes Bank House in Santacruz, Mumbai from Yes Bank Tower in Elphinstone.

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