RBI hikes key lending rate to 4.4%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised its key lending rate (repo rate) by 40 basis points (bps) to 4.40% with immediate effect. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the decision was taken in view of rising inflation, geopolitical tensions, and high crude oil prices, which have impacted the Indian economy.

Repo rate is the interest rate at which a central bank lends money to all the other banks in the country. A hike in repo rates makes bank loans costlier, leading to lower circulation of money in the economy.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank Q4 Results: Net profit rises 65% YoY to Rs 2,767 crore 

Kotak Mahindra Bank reported a 65% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 2,767 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its net interest income rose 18% YoY to Rs 4,521 crore during the same period. The gross non-performing assets ratio stood at 2.34% in Q4 FY22, compared to 2.71% in Q3 FY22. The bank’s board has declared a dividend of Rs 1.10 per share.

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UPL acquires new naturally-derived fungicide

UPL Limited has acquired OptiCHOS, a naturally-derived fungicide, for its natural plant protection (NPP) business unit. The NPP portfolio houses natural and biologically derived agricultural inputs and technologies. UPL will identify potential markets for OptiCHOS and launch registration & approval processes to make the product available to farmers.

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Tata Consumer Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 303% YoY to Rs 217 crore

Tata Consumer Products Ltd reported a 303.6% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 217 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Net profit fell 17.92% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations grew 4.54% YoY to Rs 3,175.41 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 444 crore in Q4, up 47% YoY. The FMCG major’s board has declared a final dividend of Rs 6.05 per share.

Tata Power Renewables commissions 120 MW solar project in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) has commissioned a 120 MW solar project in Masenka, Gujarat. TPREL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power. The project will produce 3.05 lakh MWh annually for Gujarat Government (GUVNL) and reduce up to 1.03 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

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Havells India Q4 Results: Net profit rises 16% YoY to Rs 352 crore

Havells India Ltd reported a 16% YoY (or 15.20% QoQ) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 352.48 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its revenue from operations grew 33% YoY (or 22% QoQ) to Rs 4,426 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 519 crore in Q4, up 2% YoY. Havells India’s board has declared a dividend of Rs 4.5 per share.

Alembic Pharma arm gets final USFDA approval for generic fever blisters drug

Aleor Dermaceuticals, a subsidiary of Alembic Pharmaceuticals, has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its generic Docosanol cream. The drug is used for the treatment of cold sore/fever blisters on the face or lips. According to IQVIA data, Docosanol cream had an estimated market size of $60 million for the 12 months ended December 2021.

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Adani Green Energy Q4 Results: Net profit rises 16% YoY to Rs 121 crore

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) reported a 16% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 121 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its total income rose 46.6% YoY to Rs 1,587 crore during the same period. AGEL, the world’s largest solar power developer, aims to build 45 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity by 2030.

LIC IPO subscribed 67% on first day of bidding 

The Rs 21,008.48 crore initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was subscribed 0.67 times (or 67%) on the first day of bidding. Retail investors have subscribed 0.6 times against their reserved portion. Non Institutional investors (NIIs) and Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) have subscribed 0.27 times and 0.33 times, respectively, against their reserved portions. LIC policyholders have subscribed 1.99 times the portion reserved for them.

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ABB India Q1 Results: Net profit jumps 164% YoY to Rs 373 crore

ABB India Ltd reported a 163.9% YoY jump in net profit to Rs 373 crore for the quarter ended March (Q1 CY22). The company follows the January-December financial year cycle. Its net profit rose 98.2% when compared to the previous quarter. The company’s total income grew 19.16% YoY to Rs 2,005.62 crore during the same period. ABB India develops, sells products and system solutions to industries, channel partners, and original equipment manufacturers in India.

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