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A five-year baseline scenario
Subir Gokarn

The International Monetary Fund's projections suggest macroeconomic stability but little upside to growth

FinMin's new A-team
A K Bhattacharya

A new team is in place in the finance ministry. Can it help Arun Jaitley produce a sterling Budget next February?

Becalmed by the global slowdown
Devangshu Datta

Slow growth in China, Europe and the US means the correction in the market could continue unless some domestic factors come into play

A chowkidar for state banks
Debashis Basu

PSBs are vehicles for Modi's ambitious Jan Dhan Yojana. They are also inefficient, poorly governed and beset by largescale corruption

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Half step forward

Follow-up reforms needed after diesel decontrol, gas price hike

Lessons from two states

BJP might decide to be more cautious with local allies

Antony Currie

Slowly but surely
Antony Currie

Morgan Stanley homes in on underwhelming target

Robert Cole

Losing power
Robert Cole

Rolls-Royce enters a new era of uncertainty

Kevin Allison

Gluttons for punishment
Kevin Allison

Saudi supply games expose OPEC impotence

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144 and counting...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi might not want to mark 100- or 200-day anniversaries of his government because he believes he has received a ...

A job in HMT

HMT Ltd, the legendary public sector watch, tractor and machine tool maker, was in the news last month after the government announced that it ...

Diwali vigilance

Government interference in the public sector has long been a pet peeve of executives and commentators. But here is one form of interference that ...

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Letters: Congress' sycophancy

This refers to the report "Why Tharoor's sacking as spokesperson is a message to the party" (On The Beat, October 16). Zero tolerance to ...

Letters: DLF's slip hurts investors

This refers to the report "DLF barred from accessing capital market for 3 years" (October 14). This makes sad reading for thousands of investors ...

Letters: Beyond the rupee

This refers to the editorial "Manage a depreciation" (October 16). A declining global economy has stalled trade, though there are signs of a ...

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Child labour

Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Family firms focus on business sustainability
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Succession planning, sibling rivalry and dispute among family members can lead to difficult situations

Any misrepresentation in prospectus is treated as fraud

Even as the action moves to the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the case involving the capital market regulator putting a ban on DLF Ltd and ...

More SC rules on bouncing cheques
M J Antony

While disposing of a batch of cheque bounce appeals with a 14-year history, the Supreme Court last week set forth six more guidelines to speed ...


When a huge discount is not anti-competitive

Allegations of predatory pricing may not hold ground in the high-pitch turf battle for consumers' pocket between e-tail and retail


We want 250 obsolete laws to be repealed: A P Shah

Interview with Chairman, Law Commission of India

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HCL Tech disappoints with weak earnings quality

Lower than expected revenue growth, non-core boost to bottom line, margin contraction hit stock

Are lower crude oil prices another overhang for RIL?

Soft demand environment, falling gas output, significant telecom investment weigh on sentiment

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