Mahindra Finance launches car leasing and subscription business

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd announced the launch of a lease-based vehicle subscription business for urban centres. The company is eyeing a business of Rs 10,000 crore from this segment in the next 3-5 years. Under the brand ‘Quiklyz’, Mahindra Finance will offer multi-brand vehicle leasing and subscription, targeting to reach nearly 30 cities within a year.

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IndusInd Bank launches mobile app for merchants

IndusInd Bank has launched Indus Merchant Solutions, a mobile app that enables merchants, retailers, and professionals to carry out banking transactions digitally. The platform will allow merchants and retailers to undertake activities such as accepting instant cashless payments on mobile phones, tracking inventory via in-built dashboards, and avail small ticket business loans. It also allows users to apply for an exclusive Point of Sale (PoS) machine to facilitate card-based payments. 

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Jio tops 4G chart in download speed; Airtel, Vi reduce gap in October: TRAI data

Reliance Jio Infocomm has retained its top position with the highest average data download speed of 21.9 megabits per second (Mbps) among 4G service providers in October. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea’s (Vi) networks have been continuously recording an increase in data download speed, thereby reducing the gap with the Jio network. Airtel 4G data download speed increased to 13.2 Mbps in October from 5 Mbps in June. Vi’s 4G speed increased to 15.6 Mbps from 6.5 Mbps in June. 

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Alembic Pharma JV gets USFDA approval for antibacterial ointment

Alembic Pharmaceutical Ltd’s joint venture (JV) Aleor Dermaceuticals has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Mupirocin Cream USP, 2%. The drug is indicated for the treatment of secondarily infected traumatic skin lesions. As per IQVIA data, the product had an estimated market size of $28 million (~Rs 208.05 crore) for the 12 months ended June 2021.

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JSW Steel enters S&P DJSI for Emerging markets for 2021

JSW Steel Ltd has been selected in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for Emerging Markets for 2021. The steelmaker is one of the 15 companies from India that have made it to the DJSI EM Index, which comprises 108 companies globally. JSW Steel has progressively improved its score across the three domains of environment, social, and governance (ESG). DJSI is the gold standard for corporate sustainability. It is highly regarded by global investors, fund managers, and financial analysts looking at ESG-based investments. 

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Nucleus Software gets shareholders’ approval for Rs 159 crore share buyback

Nucleus Software Exports Ltd has received shareholders’ approval for the proposed buyback of 22.67 lakh equity shares at Rs 700 per share. The company will buy back shares for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 159 crore. The total share buyback represents 7.81% of the total paid-up equity capital of the company.

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NIIT partners with Axis Bank to launch FinTech Engineering Programme

NIIT Digital Banking Academy, a joint initiative by Axis Bank and NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance (NIIT IFBI), launched its second program for experienced IT professionals. The program offers a great career as “FrontEnd and BackEnd Application Developers” with Freecharge, one of the leading digital platforms for financial services. Axis Bank’s NIIT Digital Banking Academy was launched in 2021 to build a high-quality talent pool in fintech roles.  

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SAIL supplies 50,000 tonne steel for Purvanchal Expressway

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied ~50,000 tonnes of steel for the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. The products supplied for the project were TMT bars, structurals, and plates. PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 341-km-long expressway, which connects Lucknow to Ghazipur in eastern UP.

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Vedanta considers complete corporate overhaul to unlock value

Vedanta Ltd is considering plans for a complete overhaul of its corporate structure. The company is evaluating all options including demergers, spin-offs, and strategic partnerships. It is looking at listing its aluminium, iron & steel, and oil & gas verticals as separate entities. The Anil Agarwal-led company has constituted a committee of directors to evaluate and recommend such options and alternatives.

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IPO Updates:

The Rs 1,023.47 crore IPO of Tarsons Products Ltd was subscribed 77.49 times on the final day of bidding. Retail investors have subscribed 10.56 times against their reserved portion. Non Institutional investors (NIIs) and Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) have subscribed 184.48 times and 115.77 times, respectively, against their reserved portions. 

The Rs 1,013.61 crore IPO of Go Fashion (India) Ltd was subscribed 2.46 times on the first day of bidding. Retail investors have subscribed 12.14 times against their reserved portion. Non Institutional investors (NIIs) and Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) have subscribed 44% and 25%, respectively, against their reserved portions. To learn more about the IPO, click here