In a shot in the arm for the debt-laden Essar Group, American hedge fund Farallon Capital has come forward to offer a bridge equity of about Rs 1500 crore, reports The Economic Times.

Ever since news broke about the Cyrus Mistrys ouster as Tata Sons Chairman, newspapers – especially the financial dailies – have gone on an overdrive reporting it. Here are what the papers are talking about this morning.

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IDBI Bank was looking for over Rs 900 a share and the bids it received were below that price. IDBI Bank holds close to 17 percent in CARE and had put up its stake for sale

British mobile operator Vodafone is in talks with at least two private equity funds to sell a stake in its Indian operations, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting an unnamed person involved in the discussion.

Essar Group is looking to sell its telecoms operations in Kenya and has decided not to go ahead with a proposed deal to acquire the services of Warid Telecom in Uganda and Congo, the Economic Times reported, citing two sources.

The Japanese crisis is likely to affect Indias auto ancillary space reports The Economic Times. Local ancillary firms import components as well as finished products from Japan to sell in India.

New Delhi entrepreneur Robert Vadra has made a quiet and relatively unheralded entry into the real estate business, includes a tie up with DLF, reported The Economic Times.

Imposing restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the pharmaceutical space would hurt overseas investment flows into India and will send a wrong signal to global investors, reports the Economic Times quoting president of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) Ranjit Shahani.

Sony says it is doing booming business in India, dominating in flat-panel TVs and digital cameras, and is in good shape to keep growing in coming years, reports The Economic Times.

Japanese electronics major Panasonic will set up its first Eco Idea factory in India at Dadritoi village of Haryanas Jhajjar district at an investment of about Rs 1,000 crore, reports The Economic Times.

The Indian arm of Honda will recall 57853 units of the City sedans after a faulty engine part was discovered which could stall the engine. According to The Economic Times, this is one of the largest recalls in the country and the second such recall by the Japanese giant in over a year.

Mumbai has become the fourth costliest city in Asia Pacific for renting an office in the last quarter of 2010, The Economic Times reported quoting Jones Lang LaSalle.

Indias drug regulator DCGI has asked pharmaceutical firms to withdraw several medicines sold under the same brand name but used to treat different ailments as it leads to confusion and could harm consumers for taking a wrong medicine.

The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to set up escrow accounts while extending loans to real estate companies, according to The Economic Times. The central bank is asking banks to put an escrow mechanism in place which will keep a check on the end use of funds given by banks to real estate firms.

With consumers bogged down by escalating fuel costs, electric vehicle makers are now planning on getting aggressive with their marketing and advertising spends, reports The Economic Times.

Mahindra & Mahindra has set up a committee to speed up the amalgamation process of Ssangyong Motor Co, says The Economic Times. The panel has a 100-day brief during which it will begin with a communication exercise to highlight Ssangyongs future growth plans.

Mumbai-based realty firm DB Realty slumped by over 8% to a lifetime low of Rs 142.65 a share on the BSE on Friday, hit by an Economic Times report. The report states that CBI is scrutinising the transfer of over Rs 200 crore by the company to Kalaignar TV in FY09-10, which came to light during investigations into the allocation of 2G spectrum.

Realty major DLF may miss its targeted sales of residential properties in FY11, says a report in The Economic Times. This could impact its projected annual revenue, the report added. A strong YoY growth in the volume of residential housing sales helped DLF post a 22% increase in revenues for Q3FY11.

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