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The government Europe deserves?
Daniel Gros

Europe's leaders will not let anyone take power in Brussels who might be able to push integration forward

The right chemistry
Surinder Sud

Intellectual property protection concerns and the rise of bio-pesticides mean the Indian agrochemicals sector needs to invest more in R&D

'Good terrorists, bad terrorists'
Zorawar Daulet Singh

Can Modi and Obama forge a common outlook on international terrorism?

Pakistan's new spymaster
Ajai Shukla

On September 22, Pakistan’s military nominated Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar to replace Lt Gen Zahir-ul-Islam as chief of ISI on October 8

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A weekend in New York

Prime minister's two speeches give hints of his direction

Just umbrellas

Beijing has forced apolitical Hong Kong into a corner

Swaha Pattanaik

Stand back
Swaha Pattanaik


Commodity bear market looks entrenched

Kate Duguid

Getting down to business
Kate Duguid


Rock star Modi needs more business-friendly riff

Martin Hutchinson

Thought required
Martin Hutchinson


Harvard's new fund boss needs a California lesson

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Rajnath plays forward defensive

Last week, Rajnath Singh met beat reporters in the capital for the first time since he took over as Union home minister. So far, he has been ...

…and drops a catch

Part of Singh's silence may have to do with the fact that his protege, former Odisha Director General of Police Prakash Mishra, is in serious ...

Fresh confusion

That politicians are adept at ducking questions is well known but while some have mastered the art of prevaricating convincingly, others are ...

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Letters: Of individuals and policies

This refers to Abheek Barua's article "Too big to de-allocate?" (September 29). "The too big to fail" argument may make economic sense for a ...

Letters: A case of judicial overreach?

In his article "Too big to de-allocate?" (September 29), Abheek Barua has made powerful arguments about the courts not passing judgments on a ...

Letters: A profession of easy money

This refers to the editorial "Delayed, but justice' (September 29). The conviction of J Jayalalithaa by the Bangalore special court proves that ...

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Not a level playing field

The Competition Commission of India's investigation wing is faced with a manpower crunch

Are independent directors nominees of dominant shareholders?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Achieving quality corporate governance is possible through innovative solutions

How a case proceeds in Competition Commission

On filing a caseAny person can file an application or information before the Secretary of Commission. CCI has to judge if there is a prima facie ...

SC rebuke for government arbitrators
M J Antony

When arbitrators delay the proceedings intentionally and behave in a "cavalier manner", the court can override the terms of the contract and ...

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Protecting the whistle-blower

Absence of a comprehensive protection programme acts as deterrent to prospective whistle-blowers

A weekly selection of tax-related court orders

A missed opportunity The Delhi High Court in the case, Delhi Airport Metro Express vs CAF India & Construcciones Y Auxiliar De ...

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Bank stocks could gain if credit growth picks up

If FY15 credit growth is at 12% instead of market expectations at 15%, earnings growth could be impacted by 5-6%

JP Associates' plan to lower debt faces hurdles

Excess Kharcham capacity, fuel supply shortfall at cement and power businesses a big overhang

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