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Reliance Comm rises on tower deal report

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A man walks past a logo of Reliance Communication in Mumbai September 22, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Shares in Reliance Communication rose over 9 percent in trade today after a news channel reported that ATC has emerged as the highest bidder for the firm’s tower arm.

RComm ended 9.3 percent higher at 99.30 rupees and was the top traded stock on BSE. The firm was also the top Sensex gainer.

Reliance Communication after market hours said that it would see annual interest cost savings of more than 5 billion rupees after signing a final loan agreement with China Development Bank.

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Idea Cellular gains on Etisalat interest

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VIRGIN-TATATELESERVICES/Idea Cellular rose nearly 4 percent after Emirates Telecommunication Corp, the Arab world’s second-largest telecom operator by market value, said it had not ruled out investing in the company.

However, the Abu Dhabi-based operator said that it does not expect a deal with Reliance Communications in 2010.

Reliance Communication
is the only major local cellular carrier without a foreign strategic investor in the world’s fastest-growing mobile market.

Reliance Comm gains

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Shares in Reliance Communications closed 2.2 percent higher on report that Emirates Telecommunications (Etisalat) is close to buying 26 percent in the firm.

The stock was among the top Sensex gainers with volumes of over 1.8 million shares on the BSE.

Reliance Comm surges on report of Etisalat talks

Shares in Reliance Communications jumped 11 percent on Wednesday following a newspaper report that UAE’s Etisalat was in advanced talks to buy a quarter of the Indian firm for 180 billion rupees.
Etisalat confirmed it is looking to buy a stake in an Indian mobile operator.

A stake sale could mean a change in strategy for Reliance Comm owner Anil Ambani, who has made several smaller acquisitions to expand his firm overseas.

Shares in Ambani-owned firms rally

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INDIA-STOCKS/CLOSEShares in companies controlled by the billionaire Ambani brothers were among the big gainers on Monday after the two moved towards resolving a long-running strife.

The BSE Sensex ended 0.15 pct higher led by Reliance Industries which gained 2.5 percent at 1021 rupees.

Bad year for telecom counters

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Telecom stocks had a bad year with top counters such as Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communication slipping 8 and 23 percent respectively in 2009.

The overall market however gained as much as 80 percent during the year.

The Sensex ended 81 percent higher at 17465 and gained more than 7,000 points, its biggest yearly gain since 1991.

Telecom shares dives in flat market

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Shares of major telecom players plunged on Thursday, pulling the BSE Technology Index down 2.8 percent.

Bharti Airtel, which has a 3.6 percent weightage on the Sensex, dropped over 6 percent in a market that ended marginally up at 16,843. Trade in the counter stood at 8.1 million shares.INDIA-STOCKS/JUMP

Reliance Communications gains in choppy market

Shares in Reliance Communications, India’s number 2 mobile operator, ended 5.3 percent higher at 290.70 rupees after the company said it had repaid early more than $1 billion of loans.

Reliance Comm shares had risen nearly 5 percent yesterday with a traded volume of nearly 4.2 million shares. It remained one of the top traded stocks today. This year the stock has surged nearly 28 percent.

TCS leads Sensex over 15,000

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The BSE Sensex extended gains on Monday to cross the 15,000 mark as hopes of recovery in corporate earnings boosted confidence worldwide.

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,854 to an intra-day high of 15,209 and closed  446 points higher at 15,191. The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.91 percent higher at 4502.MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/

Sensex gains 1.8 pct, Satyam surges

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INDIA-STOCKS/The stock market traded firm today and extended gains by 1.8 percent after an extended weekend.

The Sensex closed 186 points higher at 10,534.8, as strong Asian markets helped boost investor sentiments.

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