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Trying the 'pivot', again
Claude Smadja

On his trip to Asia, Barack Obama will have to counter the impression that the US is an increasingly reluctant superpower

EU seeks to bridge the skill gap
T S Vishwanath

A new directive on intra-corporate transfers of skilled professionals seeks to address a key demographic challenge in a progressive manner

The Big Two
Kanika Datta

If elite press and social media are to be believed, current parliamentary election is being fought on twin issues of corruption and communalism

The dangers of nuclear revisionism
Shyam Saran

Arguments to abandon India's 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons are fallacious

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A question of deception

Is the BJP's mask of moderation slipping?

Bearish on China

The giant economy is slowing, with worrying consequences

Dominic Elliott

Light out of darkness
Dominic Elliott


Philips can still shine despite darker outlook

Ian Campbell

Bubble and weak
Ian Campbell


London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

Christopher Hughes

Spring clean
Christopher Hughes


GSK and Novartis treat each other's problems

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IB's out of the game

Has anyone noticed the absence of government assessments of the elections? In the past, one or the other newspaper would routinely run a story ...

Vote for arranged marriages

A desperate Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is fighting a tough electoral battle in Bihar and has been pulling out the stops to hit out ...

The ill-wishers within

For nearly a decade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s second-rung leadership has chafed under Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj, ...

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Letters: Infrastructure ideas

This refers to Subir Gokarn's column "The NIF option" (Muddy Waters, April 21). It is true that infrastructure funding from financial ...

Letters: Coastal trade & customs

In the article "Developing the wrong kind of port" (April 20), former shipping secretary Michael Pinto has made a meaningful argument for the ...

Letters: The CAG's real job

This refers to the editorial "CAG is not the answer" (April 22). Whereas government audit lays stress on reporting deviations from set ...

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India plays catch-up game

destination for International arbitration

For banks, ALM as big a problem as NPA

Sorting out take-out financing could help counter the double whammy of asset liability mismatch and non-performing assets

Late objection to arbitration invalid
M J Antony

If a party to an agreement joins arbitration proceedings without raising objections, it cannot question the jurisdiction of the arbitration ...

Corporate guarantee need not be intra-group service
Vijay Iyer

ITAT ruling on Bharti Airtel has provided the much-needed guidance on transfer pricing

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In Sahara case, law itself has been victimised
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Sahara represents the ultimate test of the conflict between the rule of law and dispensation of justice

RBI should curb rise in rupee
TNC Rajagopalan

The February 2014 export figures show a decline of 3.7 per cent in dollar terms over a year, raising apprehension that rising costs have eroded ...

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UltraTech surprises Street with 9% volume, 13% PAT growth

Valuations stretched as current price factors in 8% volume growth in FY15-16, which is unlikely to play out

New headaches for miners after Goa mining ban lifted

The verdict on deemed licences has the Street question whether Sesa Sterlite owns any mines in Goa

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