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Exhaustion in Lima
Nitin Desai

The confused outcome of climate-change talks reflects the complex fault lines that divide countries on this issue

Why Delhi does not need another airport
Anjuli Bhargava

Instead of putting weight behind new airport in Noida, MoS for Civil Aviation should look at how facilities at existing airports can be upgraded

Throwing money at start-ups in frenzy to find the next Uber
Steven Davidoff Solomon

Companies are going from zero to billion-dollar valuations faster than ever before, despite a lack of revenue and, perhaps, even a market plan

Modi's honeymoon gets shorter
Kanika Datta

Mr Modi is promising many things and showing few signs of delivering anything. Granted big bang reforms may take some time

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Russia in trouble

Perils of open capital account underlined

A temporary reprieve

United States Federal Reserve gives emerging markets a breather

John Foley

Mud sticks
John Foley

Avon exposes ugly side of doing business in China

Chris Hughes

No Quarta should be given
Chris Hughes

WPP chair should be vertical as well as horizontal

Una Galani

Dirty coal
Una Galani

Bakries down but not out in $3.6-bn debt rejig

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Better brief

A senior minister in the Narendra Modi-led government recently called journalists for an impromptu briefing. Since his is a key ministry, a ...

Writing on the wall

Since the results of the by-elections in West Bengal were declared, it has been a writing on the wall that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will ...

Commission and omission

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently invited fresh bids for the Shivpuri-Dewas road project in Madhya Pradesh, earlier ...

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Letters: Turbulence for SpiceJet

This refers to the report "SpiceJet all but grounded, lenders refuse to play ball" (December 18). The trouble that SpiceJet finds itself in ...

Letters: India, Pakistan must act

This refers to the editorial "Peshawar's murdered children" (December 18). The cowardly and dastardly act by terrorists, killing 132 ...

Letters: Fine-tuning a smart city

In addition to Vinayak Chaterjee's definition of a "smart city" in his column "What is a smart city?" (Infratalk, December 16), I would say, a ...

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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

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

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 ...


Foreign firms must submit to Indian disciplinary rules

There is a need to create a level-playing field before foreign firms are allowed to enter and practise in India

Settlement must be free from duress

Settlement of disputes can be challenged in court if a dominant corporation uses coercion, duress or undue influence of various types against a ...

Making the company law work

Amendments to the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 since April are largely the result of a drive to increase ease of doing business and correct ...

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Weak oil to offset rising gold imports, CAD estimated at 1.4% of GDP

Bigger challenge to CAD stems from rising imports of second hand capital goods worth $650 bn since 2005

Weakness in rupee likely to stay

Experts say rupee could settle between 64-65/dollar in the near-term

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