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The bilateral imperative
Subir Gokarn

Realising the potential of the Indo-US relationship requires a tiered approach

A simple matter of conviction
A K Bhattacharya

Three recent initiatives kicked off with renewed vigour to improve governance were actually started, perhaps in a different format, by UPA govt

When central bankers become newsmakers
Devangshu Datta

While the RBI and the Swiss National Bank made some surprising moves, the European Central Bank announced the details of its QE plan

Regulators versus customers
Debashis Basu

The RBI “guidelines” on bancassurance do ask banks to have a system of “assessment of the suitability of products for customers”

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The Muslim population

No cause for paranoia about religious demography

The patent puzzle

Indian licensing of patented drugs is a win-win

Rob Cox

Dappertutto Italiano
Rob Cox

Italy gets its mojo back - at least in Davos

Antony Currie

Hard money
Antony Currie

More Wall Street CEO cash is hint for shareholders

Neil Unmack

Living with Syriza
Neil Unmack

Greek debt looks fine despite Syriza poll dangers

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Dikshit's no-show

Congress party campaign panel chief Ajay Maken might have bitten off more than he can chew. The deliberate sidelining of his bête noire, former ...

When in Davos

If you are in Davos, it makes sense to be businesslike - even if it is limited to your sartorial comment. At the annual meeting of the World ...

Current dilemma

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sought clarification from the Cabinet Secretariat regarding a part-time member of the Telecom ...

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Letters: Placement syndrome

Indrajit Gupta's column "Placements, statistics and damned lies" (Strategic Intent, January 23) brings out the harsh truth of the industry. ...

Letters: On the job

Apropos Indrajit Gupta's column "Placements, statistics and damned lies" (Strategic Intent, January 23), recruiting companies should also take ...

Letters: Law and order

News reports say that Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court, in a recent judgment, expressed anguish about the lack of knowledge of law ...

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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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UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

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