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In principle nod for Rs 1,500 cr SCRIPS scheme in Odisha

Scheme aims at ensuring stable and uninterrupted supply of power to consumers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

FIPB defers call on HDFC Bank's plan to raise FII limit

The bank had proposed to increase its FII limit to 67.55% from about 51% at present

Polls over, states seek relaxation in code of conduct for smooth administration

State administration has to take a slew of policy decisions and expedite project implementation

China factory activity shrinks for fourth month

The HSBC/Markit flash PMI for April rose to 48.3 from March's final reading of 48.0, but was still below the 50 line separating expansion from ...

US factory activity expands in April, pace stalls

The US manufacturing sector expanded in April though the rate of growth was slightly lower than expected as inventories fell, but factory output ...

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Inflation unlikely to moderate significantly in 2014-15

RBI might retain rates at current levels, upside risks to inflation rise

Turning around already?

Wholesale Price index-based inflation (WPI) rose sharply to 5.7 per cent in March from 4.7 per cent in February. The rise was broad-based, with ...

StatsGuru: 14-April-2014

Taking stock of the country's pharma sector

RBI relaxes some import/forex rules

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has liberalised the procedure for facilitating the import of rough diamonds (termed roughs in the trade)

5 booster projects for the new government to kick-start the economy

Status check of 5 projects which could help the economy beat the slowdown blues and earn brownie points for the new government

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Bearish on China

The giant economy is slowing, with worrying consequences

A long road

Industrial recovery needs tough institutional reforms

CAG is not the answer

Tougher regulators should deal with revenue-sharing questions

Back to the future

Narendra Modi's economic vision needs greater clarity

Zero tolerance

Govt should prevent construction of illegal floors and buildings

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Shyam Ponappa: Extractive charges on spectrum and petroleum
Shyam Ponappa

The author examines whether government levies on these critical inputs are beneficial or detrimental

Barun Roy: A sequel to Hong Kong?
Barun Roy

Recent efforts to promote trade and tourism between China and Taiwan show the latter's risk factor as a flashpoint is no longer acute

Arvind Panagariya: India must call the US' bluff on patents
Arvind Panagariya

The recent US-India friction over trade is being driven by Big Pharma

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India plays catch-up game

destination for International arbitration

For banks, ALM as big a problem as NPA

Sorting out take-out financing could help counter the double whammy of asset liability mismatch and non-performing assets

Late objection to arbitration invalid
M J Antony

If a party to an agreement joins arbitration proceedings without raising objections, it cannot question the jurisdiction of the arbitration ...

Corporate guarantee need not be intra-group service
Vijay Iyer

ITAT ruling on Bharti Airtel has provided the much-needed guidance on transfer pricing


In Sahara case, law itself has been victimised
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Sahara represents the ultimate test of the conflict between the rule of law and dispensation of justice

RBI should curb rise in rupee
TNC Rajagopalan

The February 2014 export figures show a decline of 3.7 per cent in dollar terms over a year, raising apprehension that rising costs have eroded ...

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (28/02) 4.68 7.24 7.28
IIP (28/02) -1.90 -1.60 0.50
GDP (31/12) 4.70 4.80 4.70
CPI (28/02) 8.10 10.09 10.91
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (04/04) 9.00 8.75 8.50