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Loss leader
Mihir S Sharma

Government's reforms are too half-hearted - but Rahul Gandhi's Congress is too amateurish and inept to hold it to account

The truth hidden by IBM's buybacks
Andrew Ross Sorkin

The company's success in recent years has been tied more to financial engineering than actual performance

Regional parties down but not out
Bharat Bhushan

These regional parties not only have the same development goals as the national parties but also promise good governance

The Chinese road to development
Subir Roy

It remains to be seen how Narendra Modi will take diverse state governments along with him, persuading and building a consensus

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Forward and back

Reform for LPG, but coal order ignores need for regulation

Banks or farmers?

Worrying implications of a judgment on sugar

Robert Cyran

Singular horsepower
Robert Cyran

Apple's new, new things overshadowed by old thing

Una Galani

Voting for business
Una Galani

Hong Kong tycoons can be part of protest solution

Richard Beales

Fast data, slow math
Richard Beales

Spreadsheet bungles alive and well in high finance

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Non-news goes viral

Before the government could announce its decision to pass an Ordinance on auctioning coal blocks news went viral that coal had been ...

Powerless in UP

Uttar Pradesh's much-discussed power crisis caused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav some embarrassment in the secretariat block on ...

Defensive bets

Surging equity markets have drawn out new kinds of people to the trading floor, housewives and young professionals the most prominent among ...

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Letters: Payment banks can work

This refers to "Payment banks: Spot the difference" (October 21) by Madan Sabnavis in which he argued against the utility of payment banks in ...

Letters: Modi's Achilles heel?

Apropos Shreekant Sambrani's column "The Narendra Modi sweepstakes" (Et Cetera, October 21), three attributes have contributed to Narendra ...

Letters: Centre versus the state

This refers to the editorial "Lessons from two states" (October 20). Although a national party would like to establish itself at the state level ...

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Child labour

Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Family firms focus on business sustainability
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Succession planning, sibling rivalry and dispute among family members can lead to difficult situations

Any misrepresentation in prospectus is treated as fraud

Even as the action moves to the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the case involving the capital market regulator putting a ban on DLF Ltd and ...

More SC rules on bouncing cheques
M J Antony

While disposing of a batch of cheque bounce appeals with a 14-year history, the Supreme Court last week set forth six more guidelines to speed ...


When a huge discount is not anti-competitive

Allegations of predatory pricing may not hold ground in the high-pitch turf battle for consumers' pocket between e-tail and retail


We want 250 obsolete laws to be repealed: A P Shah

Interview with Chairman, Law Commission of India

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JSW Steel: Q2 show suggests worst is over

Net sales rise 7% amidst weak demand, operating profit up

Improving CV cycle, lower diesel prices to benefit STFC

Disbursements pick up but asset quality on analysts' radar

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