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Putin likely to visit India in Dec

May hold talks on defence cooperation, energy security and trading in national currencies

Ten names shortlisted for appointment as CMDs in eight PSU banks

The high-level search panel is headed by Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan

WTO breakthrough due to Modi-Obama involvement: US Trade Rep

Michael Froman said the Trade Facilitation Agreement and food security pact should be approved simultaneously by WTO

Bids for Mumbai Metro-III line likely this week

Construction likely to begin in April, line to be operational by 2020-21

Maharashtra likely to abolish 25-km limit between two sugar units

State govt thinks the move if implemented will promote competition, entry of more private sector mills and spur efficiency

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StatsGuru: Taking stock of telecom before the next round of auctions

The telecom industry is gearing up for another round of spectrum auctions. How is it doing? As Table 1 shows, there is still potential for ...

Six months of Modi government: Key decisions

A look at the key decisions of the Modi govt

Six months of Modi government: Weaknesses

A look at the areas where the Modi government is not faring so well

Six months of Modi government: Strengths

A look at the areas where the Modi govt is doing well

Six months of Modi government: Six big ideas

Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat, Make in India among initiatives launched by the govt

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Towards a common carrier

Power reforms must offer more options to consumers

Breather for telecom

Govt does well to resolve inter-ministerial spectrum dispute

A government short on ideas

Kisan Vikas Patra and gold import curbs are reworkings of old, bad ideas

Peace at the WTO

India must now move ahead to reduce food stocks

The trade deficit calls for smarter currency management

This is the best time to make a much-needed adjustment to a better-valued currency

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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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Can India keep its flag high?

Authors of World Bank's Doing Business report attribute India's jump to 7th place to changes in the company law, but rollbacks since June could ...

Delhi's winter of reforms

The FM has signalled financial sector and capital market reforms by committing to implementing recommendations of the Financial Sector and ...

Trade union rivalries still alive and well

A weekly selection of key court orders


Time for legal reforms, Mr Gowda

To be successful, the new law minister needs to do some tightrope walking, taking into confidence both the legislature and the judiciary, while ...

Rubber stamp board - a thing of the past?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Companies Act 2013 can't deter removal of an independent director from a company with concentration of ownership

BIFR alone to decide if unit has revived
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (31/10) 1.77 5.41 7.24
IIP (30/09) 2.50 3.40 2.70
GDP (30/06) 5.70 4.70 4.40
CPI (31/10) 5.52 7.96 10.09
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (31/10) 9.00 9.00 9.00