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The Budget - back to basics
Abheek Barua

Getting the balance between fiscal restraint and growth-contracting policy remains a problem

No more 'vegetarian' airlines please
Anjuli Bhargava

If govt wants safe & healthy aviation sector, it should keep in mind the 3 Cs - credentials, capital & capability - before it clears the runway

The rural beti as businesswoman
Kanika Datta

Indian women can only progress as far as social system permits them and plugging into global supply chains is a good way to start

Japan's hope may be its hinterlands
William Pesek

Japan Inc has changed too much for traditional monetary and fiscal incentives to work on their own

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The value of consistency

RBI must adhere to a course once selected

No deal on climate

India, US cooperate on climate, but no agreement

John Foley

It's complicated
John Foley


Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

Richard Beales

Spinning the story
Richard Beales


Yahoo!'s Alibaba spin-off gives Mayer one more year

Robert Cyran

A for Apple
Robert Cyran


Apple shines as Cook dishes up Chinese feast

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Easy access

Till last year, two places were completely out of bounds for a journalist ahead of the Union Budget - one, the finance ministry, which prepared ...

Vanishing act

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee had designated her nephew MP Abhishek Banerjee as party ...

Rooting for a rival

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections from Jammu & Kashmir. Azad, currently the Leader ...

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Letters: A transparent tax regime

This refers to the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 29). By veering away from the path trodden by the United Progressive ...

Letters: Plugging the loopholes

Apropos the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 29), it may be a coincidence that today's dailies also carried the news that ...

Letters: Watch out Modi

This refers to the report "Modi & Obama's back-room boys broke impasse on n-deal in London" (January 27). The news mentioned that the major ...

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Labour woes ahead of reforms

Centre has set the ball rolling for radical changes in labour laws, instrumental to its 'Make in India' campaign

What to learn and unlearn from the US

Prior public consultations when making regulations should be a critical feature

Non-use of acquired land makes it invalid

It is not just under the old central Land Acquisition Act 1894, but even under state laws, land is acquired and not used for decades, making a ...

Does The Indian Contract Act need a re-look?

One of the oldest acts in Indian statute books, The Indian Contact Act, 1872, needs to recognise non-compete restrictions, bring more clarity in ...

When taxman comes calling on your bonus

If fringe benefit tax makes a comeback in the forthcoming Budget, there could be some tightening of tax evasion

How GST will benefit traders and manufacturers

Concept of manufacture will be replaced by value added which is numerically measureable and is not controversial

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Ranbaxy disappoints the Street, again

Lower exclusivity revenues affect US performance; adverse currency movement hits Russia revenue

Emami: Margin gains, other income boosts earnings

Healthy growth across key segments in December quarter

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