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CCI clears Axis Bank-Citi deal

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Axis Bank's proposed acquisition of Citi's consumer business in India. Under the Rs 12,325 crore deal, the bank would take over Citi's credit card, personal loans, and wealth management businesses. In March 2022, Axis Bank and Citi signed a definitive agreement for the deal, which is likely to be completed by September 2024. This acquisition will help Axis Bank gain access to 30 lakh new customers.

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L&T Q1 Results: Net profit rises 45% YoY to Rs 1,702 crore

Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) reported a 44.93% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,702.07 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY23). Its revenue from operations grew 22.2% YoY to Rs 35,853.2 crore during the same period. L&T secured orders worth Rs 41,805 crore at the group level in Q1, registering a growth of 57% YoY. The group's infrastructure project segment received order inflows of Rs 18,343 crore, up 66% YoY.

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Sun Pharma expands tie-up with Cassiopea for acne cream to six countries

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has expanded the scope of its partnership with Italy-based Cassiopea regarding a medication to treat acne. It has signed licensing and supply agreements for WINLEVI (clascoterone) cream 1% for six countries. Sun Pharma will receive the exclusive right to develop and commercialise WINLEVI in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia.

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Bajaj Auto Q1 Results: Net profit rises 11% YoY to Rs 1,173 crore

Bajaj Auto Ltd reported a 10.5% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 1,173 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY23). Net profit declined by 20% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations grew 8% YoY to Rs 7,386 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 8,324 crore in Q1, up 8% YoY. Bajaj Auto’s sales volumes fell 7% YoY (or 4% QoQ) to 9,33,646 units.

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123 GW of solar capacity either commissioned or in pipeline: Govt

India has commissioned 57.71 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, while another 48.71 GW has been in the pipeline since June-end. Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy Bhagwanth Khuba said a solar energy capacity of 123.11 GW has either been commissioned or is in the pipeline. The government aims to achieve 100 GW solar power capacity by December 2022. Meanwhile, renewable energy projects of 60.66 GW capacity are under various stages of implementation.

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Tata Power Q1 Results: Net profit rises 90% YoY to Rs 883 crore 

Tata Power Company Ltd reported a 90% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 883.54 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY23). Its total income grew 42% YoY to Rs 14,638.78 crore during the same period. The company’s total expenses stood at Rs 14,660.14 crore in Q1, up 54% YoY. Tata Power plans a consolidated capital expenditure (capex) of Rs 14,000 crore in FY23, including a Rs 10,000 crore investment in the renewables sector.

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Tata Motors partners with Indian Bank to provide retail car loans

Tata Motors Ltd has signed a pact with Indian Bank to facilitate financing for its passenger vehicle (PV) customers as the festive season approaches. The lender will provide customised car loans from its 5,700+ branches across India for Tata Motors' passenger vehicle range. Customers can obtain car loans at interest rates starting at 7.8% with an option to avail of up to 90% financing of the PVs. 

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Ujjivan SFB Q1 Results: Net profit at Rs 203 crore

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) reported a net profit of Rs 203 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY23). It had posted a net loss of Rs 233 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q1 FY22). Its net interest income (NII) grew 56% YoY to Rs 600 crore during the same period. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio stood at 6.51% in Q1 FY23, compared to 9.79% in Q1 FY22. The bank’s retail deposits rose 65% YoY to Rs 10,761 crore in Q1 FY23.

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Wipro bags five-year contract from Nokia for digital transformation

Wipro Limited has signed a new five-year contract with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia for digital transformation. The IT major will deliver global business services in support of Nokia’s renewed operating model. It will focus on process optimisation and enhanced user & customer experience across order management, supply chain, finance, and accounting operations.

Asian Paints Q1 Results: Net profit rises 80% YoY to Rs 1,036 crore

Asian Paints Ltd reported an 80.39% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,036.03 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY23). Its revenue from operations grew 55% YoY to Rs 8,578.88 crore during the same period. The company's total expenses stood at Rs 7,287.84 crore, up 48.9% YoY. The domestic decorative business experienced good consumer demand and recorded stellar revenue growth in Q1.

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