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Railways may ink MoU with Gujarat at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Ministry's tie-up aims to develop Sabarmati and Surat railway stations

Parliamentary panel suggests white paper on GST

The white paper would give details on how much of the revenue generated via the reformative tax is going to be divided among the centre and the ...

Govt points to Ordinance route for crucial bills

Since Parliament is still in session, govt refrained from making any official statement on the issue

Govt's Christmas treat: Tenders for 42 coal blocks on 25 Dec

Projects based on imported coal kept out of bidding process

Your train journey won't be cheaper anytime soon

Railways won't pass on low diesel price benefit to consumers; will focus on improving safety and passenger services

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Levy exemptions for J&K floods

The notifications were issued on the 11th of this month, amid phased polling in the state and a little over three months after the floods

Corporate India learns to live with competition law

Compliance needs to be embedded in the decision-making process, say experts

Three areas of regulatory attention for 2015

The process of selecting and appointing personnel to run the regulatory agencies is the weakest link in the system

Arbitration agreement needs no signature

An arbitration agreement, even though in writing, need not be signed by the parties if the record of agreement is provided by exchange of ...

Excerpts from the Mid-Year Economic Analysis, 2014-15

It seems imperative to consider the case for reviving public investment as one of the key engines of growth going forward, not to replace ...

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Fiscal imperatives

Mid-Year Analysis shows government has daunting task

Now, the big push

Much work remains to get GST passed

Russia in trouble

Perils of open capital account underlined

A temporary reprieve

United States Federal Reserve gives emerging markets a breather

Let SpiceJet fail

Government aid to SpiceJet hurts economy

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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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Corporate India learns to live with competition law

Compliance needs to be embedded in the decision-making process, say experts

Three areas of regulatory attention for 2015

The process of selecting and appointing personnel to run the regulatory agencies is the weakest link in the system

Arbitration agreement needs no signature

An arbitration agreement, even though in writing, need not be signed by the parties if the record of agreement is provided by exchange of ...

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Putting an end to regulatory logjam

As the government gears up to regulate the e-commerce business, the industry has to step up its compliance effort

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Related-Party Transactions: Learning from the USL case

Rejection of important RPT, which is not abusive, by a small group of minority shareholders is likely to hurt the company

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Follow a phased, sequential approach for entry

Legal profession in India is different and distinct from the profession practised elsewhere in the world. It is more litigation-oriented as is ...

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (31/10) 1.77 5.41 7.24
IIP (31/10) -4.20 0.50 -1.60
GDP (30/09) 5.30 5.70 4.80
CPI (30/11) 4.38 7.96 11.16
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (05/12) 9.00 9.00 8.75