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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures as she answers a question during a news conference in Washington

Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened

She said the case for raising US interest rates has strengthened in recent months as labour market and economy improved

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OPINION 

COLUMNISTS

The discipline of global rules

T N Ninan

We suffer from lack of accountability but new pressure points are being created by the fact of India becoming a more integrated part of the world economy and global systems.

In spite of being mediocre

Shekhar Gupta

India's bane is our easy embrace of mediocrity - from academia and science to business and military power. Sport is an apt metaphor

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Power for the course

So far so good but the big challenges are still to come

Bandhan's first year

Can the bank sustain its track record?

MARKETS

PEOPLE

POLL

OP Jaisha collapses at the end of marathon as India fails to provide her water. Are we only interested in medals, not in preparing athletes?

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PERSONAL FINANCE

A man looks at a screen across a road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai

New highs in mid-caps worry analysts

Experts feel taking some profits off the table will be good for investors

Technology

Whatsapp

What to do when WhatsApp 'shares' your number with Facebook

Messaging app claims sharing information is to 'improve user experience' across services

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