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The dual economic logic for 'Make in India'
Ajit K Ghose

Manufacturing-led growth is crucial. Any attempt to revive services-led growth would cause severe balance of payments difficulties to re-emerge

India and China - A grand design
Kishan S Rana

Last week in Shanghai, Indian and Chinese firms signed joint work plans. That is the way to go - compete, but also cohabit if feasible

Why Mr Modi may have missed the bus
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Modi promised to be A B de Villiers but has batted like a Geoff Boycott

Narendra Modi

'It is now India's turn to sustain Asia's success'
Narendra Modi

Asia’s re-emergence is the greatest phenomenon of our era. It started in Japan and then extended to China, Korea and Southeast Asian nations

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Liberalism's last lion

In memory of S V Raju and the Swatantra Party

Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Dominic Elliott

Jain of command
Dominic Elliott


Deutsche's cosmetic rejig puts pressure on Jain

Swaha Pattanaik

Just right
Swaha Pattanaik


ECB struggles with central bank news frenzy

Una Galani

The soft bank
Una Galani


SoftBank lives up to its name with Indian start-up

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Guests of honour

The most closely scrutinised social event of the season was the wedding of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's son, Jaivardhan. Every neta, small ...

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"US President @BarackObama is still the most followed world leader, with close to 60 million followers but Pope Francis (@Pontifex) is catching ...

An eye for an eye

Chinese Whispers has been bringing you snippets from the Narendra Modi-led government's plans to celebrate its first year in office. As it turns ...

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Letters: Politics for a good cause

This refers to the Chinese Whispers item "Outside support" (May 21). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal must be happy with some political ...

Letters: Land in trouble

This refers to Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21). The author has correctly analysed the land law issue and needs to be ...

Letters: Ethical management

Rohit Kothari's review of my book ("Gujarat's self-styled Hercules", May 20), while being embarrassingly gauche, does score on one point. A ...

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Time for companies to come clean

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...

'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

Outsiders cannot be insiders

Insider trading regulations are all about prohibiting someone with asymmetrical access to inside information

Case of absent-minded legal draftsmen

The best legal brains can forget to include crucial clauses in agreements and the authorities may also be negligent in detecting them while ...

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Decoding the new labour code

Proposals in the wage and industrial relation codes could reshape labour-management ties

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Objective function of firms and sustainability

Value of a firm depends on its ability to generate free cash flows over a long period of time

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SBI: Asset quality improves in Q4, operating income up 17%

Profit growth supported by the special dispensation by RBI on sale to ARC, usage of counter cycle buffer

ITC disappoints: Cigarette Ebit growth at 27-quarter low

Price hikes of 15-16% in the cigarette business could not fully compensate for an estimated 13% fall in volume

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