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Tax Games - chasing money & power
Ajit Balakrishnan

Analysis of the political economy of taxation can be as entertaining as an IPL cricket match and as naked a pursuit of wealth

Why so serious, Mr CEO?
Shailesh Dobhal

Communication from the corner offices of India Inc remains stiff even when the world around has moved on

Behind the big FT sale
Indrajit Gupta

The FT sale is significant for a variety of reasons. One, the global media business is in turmoil

Escaping the Greek debt trap
Barry Eichengreen, Peter T Allen & Gary Evans

Greece and the EU should contractually link changes in the terms of the country's EU loans to milestones in structural reform

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Houses divided

Continuing to disrupt Parliament is dangerous

Components success

The sector that shows 'Make in India' is possible

Robyn Mak

Payment not guaranteed
Robyn Mak

China worries start now for Visa and MasterCard

Olaf Storbeck

Too much weight
Olaf Storbeck

Only pilots can end Air France's flight to nowhere

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

Get the job done
Fiona Maharg-Bravo

No room for complacency on Spanish jobs

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Muddy waters

Here's one piece of simple logic you would find difficult to refute. Amid the Opposition clamour over various alleged scams of the Bharatiya ...

Wrong place?

The Congress was relentless in its attack on the government on Monday and after being repeatedly ticked off by Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of the ...

Heavy-duty security

Guess who is doing brisk business as Bihar gears up for Assembly elections later this year. A bullet-proofing facility in Meerut claims it is ...

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Letters: Mission impossible

I fully agree with the editorial of Business Standard, "Get on with GST" (July 23), except on one important point. Your view, which is shared by ...

Letters: Cash in on opportunity

This refers to the report, "Govt gets Rs 1-lakh-crore spend cushion for FY 16" (July 23). Budgeting is not pure mathematics; it has to take into ...

Letters: A ruinous path

The Narendra Modi government wants to control the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) rate policies by forming a committee in which four members would ...

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GST jitters for corporate India

Lack of visibility on rates and the political logjam make companies apprehensive

ICDS - Quest for harmony

Due to divergence between ICDS and IFRS, companies have to maintain multiple books of account

Bounced cheque: Company need not be accused

In a case of bounced cheque, it is not necessary to complain specifically against the company if the managing director is the sole proprietor. ...


Legal, audit firms wage turf war

Audit and accounting firms favour multi-disciplinary partnership, the legal fraternity stays out


'Limits window for exercise of ESOPs'

The intent of the regulator is to curb insider trading by restricting the exercise of ESOP, if such employee is in possession of any unpublished ...


'New regulations not to dampen use of stock options'

In recent years there have instances where ESOPs have been used to manipulate stock prices, and also as poison pills to defend hostile bids

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Tech Mahindra: Margin decline may be a thing of the past

Revenues from top 5 clients seem to have stabilised at 33%; return to growth a few quarters away

Lower realisations hurt profitability of Ambuja

Cement sales volumes surprise positively but not enough to offset impact of soft realisations

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