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Europe's debt wish
Kenneth Rogoff

Structural reforms and fiscal austerity fall far short of being a complete solution to Europe's debt problems

The US biologist who changed India
Devangshu Datta

The Green Revolution owes a debt to Norman Borlaug, whose birth centenary falls this year

Is the Afghan electoral deadlock broken?
Hussain Yasa

The deal to audit votes cast in the third presidential polls marks a small but uncertain step towards a durable political transition

Bring on the lederhosen
Jamal Mecklai

Back in the day when all the men were strong, all the women were good-looking and all the children were above average (with thanks to The ...

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Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing

Kevin Allison

Under pressure
Kevin Allison


Coke gives Pepsi a breather in activist fight

Robert Cyran

Better than good
Robert Cyran


Facebook's unintentional success speaks for itself

Andy Mukherjee

Hope abounds
Andy Mukherjee


Indonesia reform hopes rise with clear Jokowi win

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'Super Maharatna' in the offing?

Even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked public sector enterprises to either shape up or shut down, some of the profit-making units have ...

Google confirms...

The ministry of external affairs recently invited some Indian journalists to a dinner it hosted for about a dozen journalists visiting from ...

Re-formatting the message

The publicity section of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh was in a tizzy when the party came to power at the Centre. That's ...

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Letters: The thin red line of reform

Apropos the two-part article "Land-shackled" by Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian (July 21 & 22), a major portion of the ...

Letters: Derivative risks

In their article "Why derivatives are a Pyrrhic triumph for our equity markets" (July 21) Praveen Chakravarty and T V Somanathan make the ...

Letters: Equal pay for equal use

This refers to "A toll on the top" (Chinese Whispers, July 24). It is imperative that the government take a policy decision to the effect that ...

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Why GAAR spooks corporate India

Trust deficit between taxpayers and tax administrators is the key factor that makes GAAR a non-starter

Rajiv Memani

Need debate on the time required to be GAAR-ready: Rajiv Memani

Interview with CEO & country managing partner, EY India

Is cost audit losing its relevance?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

By introducing the concept of 'public interest', the government has made the 2014 Rules unnecessarily complicated

New employer to pay PF penalty
M J Antony

The Supreme Court has held that a company which takes over another is liable to pay damages for default in payment of contributions to the ...

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A case of tight-fisted executive and over-worked judiciary
M J Antony

Business Standard experts take a look at the challenges thrown by the Budget in growing financial stress in the judiciary, matters relating to ...

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Making it easy for business

States have to take the lead if India has to improve its rank as an industry-friendly destination

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Glenmark continues to struggle in US

Analysts peg FY15 sales growth at 18-20%; prospects to improve in FY16 after cholesterol drug launch

TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth

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