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Greece is different
Daniel Gros

Austerity has sparked economic revival everywhere it has been tried - except for Greece

A changed monsoon?
Sunita Narain

IMD says severe & unseasonal rain this year has been because of confluence of western disturbances with easterlies from the Bay of Bengal

The Silk Road as a global brand
Ravi Bhoothalingam

For India and all the countries that co-created historic silk roads along with China, there are two options

Central bankers move towards discretion
Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

The equilibrium real interest has emerged as the Holy Grail of monetary policy not just in India. There is an active debate in the US also

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Reputation risks

Real interest rate of 2.5 per cent hurts revival

Instant change

A new Facebook initiative will transform news media

Robyn Mak

Networking skills
Robyn Mak


HP's China deal extracts harmony from awkwardness

John Foley

Spurious capital combustion
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Real cost of Hong Kong mega-slump: under $3 bn

Dominic Elliott

Jain of command
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Deutsche's cosmetic rejig puts pressure on Jain

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No definition

A regulatory body in the middle of finalising a definition that is pertinent to mergers and acquisitions recently held consultations with

Waiting period

Bureaucrats have been the fall guys in the ongoing tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung

A dressing down

Taking a jab at his sartorial preferences, Congress party member Raj Babbar called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "paridhan mantri" (dress ...

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Letters: When land costs

Apropos Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21), it cannot be denied that the main hurdle in infrastructure development is land ...

Letters: The keyword is 'utilise'

Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21) is interesting

Letters: The BJP growth model

This refers to the report "Major firms creating slowdown to hit back at PM: Ambit report" (May 21)

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Decoding the mystery of falling company registrations

In 2014-15, about 64,000 enterprises got registered, a drop of 35%

New child labour norms leave many dissatisfied

69.5% of child labour in India are employed in the agriculture sector

Tax residency of companies

New rule leaves room for discretion in determining whether a foreign company can be said to be resident in India

Pardon delay, but not at high cost

The chronic defaulters in this aspect are revenue departments and arms of government

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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 ...

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'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 ...

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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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