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SBI Q4 Results: Net profit rises 83% YoY to Rs 16,695 crore

State Bank of India (SBI) reported an 83% YoY increase in standalone net profit to Rs 16,695 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY23). Net Interest Income (NII) stood at Rs 40,393 crore, up 29% YoY. The gross non-performing assets (NPA) ratio fell from 3.14% in Q4 FY22 to 2.78% in Q4 FY23. The bank’s board has declared a dividend of Rs 11.3 per equity share.

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India's coal production up 8.5% to 73 MT in April

According to the Ministry of Coal, India's coal production increased by 8.5% to 73.14 million tonnes (MT) in April 2023, compared to 67.20 MT in April 2022. This accounted for 94.89% of the production target set for April 2023. Coal India and its subsidiaries contributed 57.57 MT to the overall production, marking a 7.67% growth from April 2022.

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ITC Q4 Results: Net profit rises 23% YoY to Rs 5,175 crore

ITC reported a 23% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 5,175 crore in Q4 FY23. Its operating revenue rose 7% YoY to Rs 19,058 crore during the same quarter. EBITDA stood at Rs 6,209 crore, up 18.9% YoY in Q4 FY23. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 6.75 and a special dividend of Rs 2.75 per equity share.

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Zydus Lifesciences Q4 Results: Net profit falls 25% YoY to Rs 297 crore

Zydus Lifesciences reported a 25% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 296.6 crore in Q4 FY23. However, its consolidated total revenue rose 32% YoY to Rs 5,011 crore during the same quarter. EBITDA stood at Rs 1,257 crore, up 75% YoY. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 6 per equity share.

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Vedanta to free up cash and raise funds as it nears $500 million bond maturity

According to a Bloomberg report, Vedanta Group seeks to raise funds and generate cash as its $500 million bond matures. The board of Vedanta Ltd. is considering a dividend payout, while the conglomerate is in talks with banks for a potential $500 million raise. Vedanta Resources Ltd. relies on funds from its subsidiaries to reduce debt after a failed zinc mining unit sale.

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Ramco Cements Q4 Results: Net profit rises 23% YoY to Rs 152 crore

Ramco Cements reported a 22.6% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 152 crore in Q4 FY23. Its revenue increased by 50.2% YoY to Rs 2,568 crore during the same quarter. EBITDA stood at Rs 412 crore, up 39.5% YoY in Q4. 

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Paytm partners with NPCI to launch Paytm SBI Card on the RuPay network

One97 Communications Ltd’s Paytm has collaborated with NPCI and SBI Card to launch the Paytm SBI Card on the RuPay network. Customers who join will receive privileges worth up to Rs 75,000, including a complimentary Paytm First Membership with OTT platform access and flight ticket discounts through the Paytm app. Cardholders also get other cashback offers on various transactions.

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Godrej Agrovet and SBI launch finance offering for oil palm farmers

Godrej Agrovet's Oil Palm Business has collaborated with SBI to launch a finance offering for oil palm farmers. The product aims to support farmers by providing loans for setting up micro-irrigation facilities, implementing fencing arrangements for protection against cattle grazing, and improving tube wells on their oil palm farms. This initiative aims to enhance Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) productivity, acting as a catalyst for oil palm growth.

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GAIL shuts Ratnagiri LNG terminal till September, cuts imports

GAIL (India) Ltd has temporarily halted LNG imports at its Ratnagiri plant in Maharashtra since mid-May. The facility is shut down annually during the monsoon season due to operational challenges caused by rain and high tides. A breakwater is currently under construction and is expected to be completed next year, eliminating the need for seasonal shutdowns. GAIL's last LNG cargo was received on May 11 at the Dabhol port.

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Oriana Power commissions 2.7 MW solar project at IOCL refinery in Haryana

Oriana Power has successfully commissioned a 2.7 MW solar project at the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) refinery in Panipat, Haryana. The project was completed within a record time of three months and is specifically for Indian Synthetic Rubber Private Ltd (ISRPL), a joint venture between IOCL and Trimurti Holding Corporation. This marks the successful establishment of a single rooftop solar power plant at the IOCL refinery.

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Pfizer suspends sale of some popular products due to technical issues

Pfizer Ltd has halted the sale and use of its bacterial infection products in India due to technical issues at a contract manufacturing site. The company has requested a temporary suspension of Magzex, Zosyn, Magnamycin injections, and Magnex forte supplies. Stockists and distributors have been instructed to refrain from selling, distributing, or using the products until further notice from Pfizer.

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