Hindustan Unilever

  • Unilever to raise stake in India unit in $5.4 bn offer April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Anglo-Dutch company Unilever Plc, along with Unilever NV will acquire about 487 million shares, or 22.52 per cent, of India's Hindustan Unilever in a deal valued at about $5.4 billion. The parent company will buy the shares for Rs 600 each, 20.6 per cent premium to the Monday's closing...
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd Q4 net profit up 15 pc at Rs 787 cr April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Monday posted 14.65 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 787.20 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 686.61 crore in the same period of previous fiscal. Net sales...
  • Five Indian firms among world's most innovative September 7, 2012

    Washington: Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" topped by four US companies. Larsen & Toubro with an annual sales growth of 19 per cent is ranked ninth in the world followed by Hindustan Unilever...
  • Five Indian firms among world's most innovative September 7, 2012

    Washington: Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" topped by four US companies. Larsen & Toubro with an annual sales growth of 19 per cent is ranked ninth in the world followed by Hindustan Unilever...
  • HUL Q1 net profit up 112 pc to Rs 1331.2 cr July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Fast moving consumer goods major Hindustan Unilever reported strong operating numbers for the June quarter, with net sales rising 13.7 per cent year-on-year to Rs 6,250.15 crore. Profit before interest and taxes (PBIT) jumped 30.2 per cent YoY to Rs 908.82 crore. But most of the questions thrown at...
  • 'Tata Steel India's most admired company' March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Steel has topped a list of India's 50 most admired companies, while four other companies from the steel-to-software conglomerate Tata group have also made to the first such rankings. However, the first such list for India, compiled by business magazine Fortune and global management consultancy Hay Group, has...
  • FTN: India Inc must cut cost to survive economic crisis November 13, 2008

    The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) figures rose to 4.8 per cent in September from a dismal 1.4 per cent in the month before. But experts warn that it is not yet time to rejoice as the situation could worsen due to global economic meltdown. Companies are putting expansion plans on...
  • Storyboard: iPhone, a status symbol in India August 24, 2008

    iPhone is finally here. It is flashier and costlier than what you expected and competitors are rushing to get their act together. As iPhone enters the market with Airtel and Vodafone, it is clearly positioning itself as a top luxury phone priced above Rs 30,000. But with almost one lakh...
  • Hindustan Unilever to cut 50 managerial jobs February 6, 2008

    New Delhi: After IT giant TCS, now FMCG major Hindustan Unilever has also decided to cut approximately 50 managerial jobs. According to the organisation, the changing business requirements have resulted in certain managerial positions becoming ''surplus" and Hindustan Unilever has over 1,100 managers. Commenting on the reason behind the job cut,...
  • Five injured in transformer blast in Kolkata January 16, 2008

    Kolkata: An explosion apparently in the underground power cable of a transformer, at Shakespeare Sarani in the city's central business district during peak office hours left five persons injured today. There was a scare in Kolkata after the transformer blast in the heart of the city. The explosion took place at...