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Snapshot of the day
October 24, 2023
Nine months after the US short seller Hindenburg Research flagged a 85 per cent downside in Adani shares, Adani Total Gas has become the first of the group’s seven listed companies to descend to that valuation. The shares of the conglomerate’s city-gas distributor slid as much as 2.6 per cent to 575.7 rupees on Monday, taking losses from their January 24 closing of 3,891.75 rupees to 85 per cent. While shares and bonds of some Adani companies have since recovered, particularly after the ports-to-power group received investments from GQG Partners, Adani Total Gas remains the hardest hit. Meanwhile, New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV), part of the Adani Group, reported a significant 51% drop in second-quarter profit due to reduced advertising spending as businesses cut back amidst rising interest rates. Consolidated net profit fell to 59.1 million rupees ($710,803) from 120.1 million rupees compared to the previous year.
China is "ready to conclude boundary negotiations and establish diplomatic relations with Bhutan as soon as possible", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is quoted as
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