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Apex court allows CAG audit of private telcos

Telecom body says audit to add to firms' burden, hopes for breather from next govt

Sugar exports: Industry restive over delays in subsidy revision

For February-March, the rate decided was Rs 3,300 a tonne; that for April-May was to be announced in the last week of March

Players from Gulf nations plan to invest in Indian solar sector

Plan to form joint ventures with Indian manufacturers based on their engineering capabilities

Uttarakhand withdraws its excise order

BJP had last week approached EC against Congress-led govt for 'quietly' changing the state excise policy

MSERC approves 15% hike in power tariff in Meghalaya

The approved increase in power tariff will be effective from April 1, 2014 till March 31, 2015

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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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Zero tolerance

Govt should prevent construction of illegal floors and buildings

A new hope

New climate report means big changes to future agreements

A vicious inflationary circle

Monetary policy stance unlikely to make any difference

Trouble with Asean

Now, India's weakness on reform impacts trade openness

In deep trouble

Change of guard alone won't automatically spark recovery

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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

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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