Retail inflation spikes to 7.79% in April

India’s retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), surged to an eight-year high of 7.79% in April. Retail inflation stood at 6.95% in March. This is the fourth consecutive month that CPI data has breached the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) upper margin of 6%. Inflation in the food basket spiked in April to 8.38%.

India’s factory output, measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), witnessed a growth of 1.9% in March. IIP had surged 24.2% in March 2021 (due to a low base).

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Tata Motors Q4 Results: Net loss at Rs 1,033 crore

Tata Motors Ltd reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,032.84 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). The automaker has posted a net loss of Rs 1,516.14 crore in Q3 FY22 and a loss of Rs 7,605.4 crore in Q4 FY21. Its revenue from operations fell 11.5% YoY to Rs 78,439 crore in Q4 FY22. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) posted revenue of £4.8 billion in the March quarter, up 1% QoQ.

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IndiGo, Air France-KLM implement codeshare agreement

Air France-KLM and IndiGo have implemented a codeshare agreement, allowing each airline to sell seats on other’s flights. Under this pact, Air France and KLM will offer their passengers access to 30 new Indian cities. IndiGo will be able to sell seats on the European airline group’s flights on more than 300 routes. From their hubs in Paris and Amsterdam, Air France-KLM will operate flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru.

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L&T Q4 Results: Net profit rises 10% YoY to Rs 3,620 crore

Larsen & Toubro Ltd reported a 10% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 3,621 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its revenue from operations grew 10% YoY to Rs 52,851 crore during the same period. The company bagged orders worth Rs 73,941 crore in Q4, registering a growth of 46% YoY. L&T’s board has declared a final dividend of Rs 1.75 per share.

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BIAL partners with Kotak Mahindra Bank, Phi Commerce to facilitate one-stop payment solution

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has partnered with Kotak Mahindra Bank and Phi Commerce to facilitate a one-stop omnichannel payment solution at Kempegowda International Airport. The solution will enable a secure, scalable, and unified payment experience. It will power business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) payments across online and offline channels.

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RBL Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 162% YoY to Rs 197 crore

RBL Bank Ltd reported a 162.7% YoY jump in net profit to Rs 197.83 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Net interest income (NII) rose 24.9% YoY to Rs 1,131.4 crore during the same period. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio stood at 4.4% in Q4 FY22, compared to 4.84% in Q3 FY22. Provisions fell 36% YoY to Rs 400.67 crore in Q4 FY22.

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Dalmia Cement to invest Rs 2,600 crore in Tamil Nadu

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has drawn up a Rs 2,600-crore investment plan spread over the next four years to take up expansion of its existing facilities and also set up new manufacturing units in Tamil Nadu. The company will set up two greenfield grinding units with a capacity of producing two million tonnes per annum each.

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Ujjivan SFB Q4 Results: Net profit falls 7% YoY to Rs 126.5 crore

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank reported a 7% YoY decline in net profit to Rs 126.5 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its total income rose 25% YoY to Rs 920 crore during the same period. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio stood at 7.34% in Q4 FY22, compared to 7.1% in Q4 FY21.

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Reliance Jio adds 12.6 lakh subscribers in March; Bharti Airtel adds 22.5 lakh: TRAI

Reliance Jio added 12.6 lakh subscribers in March 2022. Bharti Airtel gained 22.5 lakh subscribers in March, while Vodafone Idea (Vi) lost 28.1 lakh subscribers. Jio continued to have the largest market share at 35.37%. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea’s market shares stood at 31.55% and 22.83%, respectively, in March. The data was released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

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Apollo Tyres Q4 Results: Net profit falls 61% YoY to Rs 113 crore

Apollo Tyres Ltd reported a 61% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 113 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 11% YoY to Rs 5,578 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 626 crore in Q4, down 23% YoY. The tyre manufacturer’s board has declared a dividend of Rs 3.25 per share.

Kalpataru Power Transmission, subsidiaries secure orders worth Rs 4,474 crore

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL) and its subsidiaries have bagged new orders worth Rs 4,474 crore. KPTL received orders from India and international markets in the power transmission business of Rs 1,957 crore. The company secured oil and gas pipeline projects in India and the Middle East worth Rs 169 crore. Its subsidiary, JMC Projects (India) Ltd, bagged water supply projects of Rs 2,193 crore in India.

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