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The Eagle has not yet landed
Mihir S Sharma

Sadly, the India-US summit produced more spin than it did deals

Obama and Vishal - Good photo op
Shyamal Majumdar

The US President was probably unaware that the son of a manual labourer had to abandon studies as his school closed down

Women in command?
Bhupesh Bhandari

The daughter is still some distance away from becoming a truly equal partner

After Alibaba spin-off, Yahoo! may become a takeover target
Michael J de la Merced

When the spin-off is complete & Yahoo! has shed its stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, it's more likely to become hunted rather than hunter

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Forward on disinvestment

But bunching up of stake sales not helpful

The currency conundrum

A clear case for applying brakes on rupee appreciation

John Foley

It's complicated
John Foley


Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

Kevin Allison

Burger flipped
Kevin Allison


New McDonald's boss has the right ingredients

Richard Beales

Spinning the story
Richard Beales


Yahoo!'s Alibaba spin-off gives Mayer one more year

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Easy access

Till last year, two places were completely out of bounds for a journalist ahead of the Union Budget - one, the finance ministry, which prepared ...

Vanishing act

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee had designated her nephew MP Abhishek Banerjee as party ...

Rooting for a rival

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections from Jammu & Kashmir. Azad, currently the Leader ...

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Letters: A transparent tax regime

This refers to the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 29). By veering away from the path trodden by the United Progressive ...

Letters: Plugging the loopholes

Apropos the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 29), it may be a coincidence that today's dailies also carried the news that ...

Letters: Watch out Modi

This refers to the report "Modi & Obama's back-room boys broke impasse on n-deal in London" (January 27). The news mentioned that the major ...

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Labour woes ahead of reforms

Centre has set the ball rolling for radical changes in labour laws, instrumental to its 'Make in India' campaign

What to learn and unlearn from the US

Prior public consultations when making regulations should be a critical feature

Non-use of acquired land makes it invalid

It is not just under the old central Land Acquisition Act 1894, but even under state laws, land is acquired and not used for decades, making a ...

Does The Indian Contract Act need a re-look?

One of the oldest acts in Indian statute books, The Indian Contact Act, 1872, needs to recognise non-compete restrictions, bring more clarity in ...

When taxman comes calling on your bonus

If fringe benefit tax makes a comeback in the forthcoming Budget, there could be some tightening of tax evasion

How GST will benefit traders and manufacturers

Concept of manufacture will be replaced by value added which is numerically measureable and is not controversial

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Ranbaxy disappoints the Street, again

Lower exclusivity revenues affect US performance; adverse currency movement hits Russia revenue

Emami: Margin gains, other income boosts earnings

Healthy growth across key segments in December quarter

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