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Who's afraid of capital convertibility?
Subir Gokarn

The post-crisis debate on capital account management focuses on matching instruments with vulnerabilities

A mix of old and new
A K Bhattacharya

The NITI Aayog will surely continue to both formulate plans and engage with the states

Walking a tightrope
Devangshu Datta

The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook says India will be the fastest-growing emerging economy this year

Taxtortion, Modi govt-style
Debashis Basu

Indeed the story of MAT over the years illustrates how maddening, hypocritical and unfair Indian politicians and tax babus can be

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Global imbalances

No rising tide to lift world economy

Walk the talk

FM's assurances on responsive tax administration welcome

Robert Cyran

Generally unelectric
Robert Cyran

GE's higher sum might reflect most of the parts

Olaf Storbeck

Just a stopgap
Olaf Storbeck

Truce gives VW time to prepare for post-Piech era

Olaf Storbeck

Dangerous prudence
Olaf Storbeck

Fat fiscal surplus will eventually weaken Germany

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Let a million jokes Bloom

Financial market participants took to social media to take a jibe at Bloomberg after its terminals experienced an outage last week. A chief ...

A candid confession

At least someone thinks he has a rewarding job! At a recent event, Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar said writing was his first ...

Everybody's invited

Last weekend, hoardings appeared near the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters at 11, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, imploring Prime Minister ...

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Letters: Economic diplomacy

This refers to "Effective economic ties" (April 17). Former Service colleague Jamini Bhagwati makes sound points in endorsing the need for an ...

Letters: Iconic mistake

This refers to the news of the impending auction of the plot now occupied by the Taj Mansingh at Delhi. The iconic hotel has been occupying this ...

Letters: Banking on technology

This refers to the report "Why banks now have more officers and fewer clerks" (April 17). Banking services are essential and the unions in ...

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Indian taxmen beat the world

No other country has mandated disclosure of foreign travel; govt's promise of review being watched keenly

Will the corporate governance structure change?

Stringent rules for independent directors in state-run banks and insurance companies

No excise on drugs made in job work

A weekly selection of key court orders


Surveillance rises, privacy retreats

Considered to be a low-surveillance nation, India needs to act fast to prevent it from encroaching on privacy


Customs in 1961 provided better delivery of service than now

Requirement to achieve the target gives officers unlimited power

Double-edged sword of diluting 'objectionable' online content rules

The Supreme Court recently made it mandatory for an aggrieved party to seek a court or government order and present it to the intermediary to ...

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Refining drives RIL's Q4 performance

GRMs at $10.1/bbl beat Street estimates; FY16 to yield more gains from capacity expansion

Lupin's loss is Aurobindo's gain

The surprise approval of Lupin's Suprax suspension generics to Aurobindo is positive for the latter

Have Your Say

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

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