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Great cities and ghost towns
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

China's ghost towns and local-government debts are not harbingers of doom

A tale of two realities
A K Bhattacharya

In just about four months after taking charge as prime minister, Narendra Modi has completed his engagement with three major countries

Mary Kom and lessons in tolerance
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Making films is a creative business and actors are trained to do stuff that is way beyond their ethnic or national identities

No, Shanghai can't replace Hong Kong
William Pesek

If Beijing continues to erode the liberties and institutions that have made Hong Kong such a great place to do business, multinationals aren't ...

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Focus on structural change

Reserve Bank of India takes regulatory steps forward

To cap, or not to cap

Government flip-flop on medicine prices

Robyn Mak & John Foley

Uncivil disobedience
Robyn Mak & John Foley

Hong Kong shreds hopes for orderly disorder

Reynolds Holding

Hank's chutzpah
Reynolds Holding

AIG owners' bailout suit has law and gall on side

Swaha Pattanaik

Stand back
Swaha Pattanaik

Commodity bear market looks entrenched

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Source code

Twitter is turning out to be a source of bad news for reporters who have travelled to New York and Washington D C to cover Prime Minister ...

Coming clean

After the Teachers' Day diktat that made it compulsory for students to attend school for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech, here comes ...

Divisive dilemmas

The Janata Dal (United) or the JD(U) and Om Prakash Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) have announced a pre-poll alliance for the ...

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Letters: The political orator

This refers to the editorial "A weekend in New York" (September 30). Narendra Modi's speeches pointedly underlined international issues: ...

Letters: Modi at Madison

I watched Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden, New York, with some friends in Washington D C. The speech was like a sermon - it ...

Letters: The cost of welfare

The issues raised in Ajay Chhibber's article "How to improve the welfare state"(September 28) are relevant, especially when government policy is ...

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Not a level playing field

The Competition Commission of India's investigation wing is faced with a manpower crunch

Are independent directors nominees of dominant shareholders?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Achieving quality corporate governance is possible through innovative solutions

How a case proceeds in Competition Commission

On filing a caseAny person can file an application or information before the Secretary of Commission. CCI has to judge if there is a prima facie ...

SC rebuke for government arbitrators
M J Antony

When arbitrators delay the proceedings intentionally and behave in a "cavalier manner", the court can override the terms of the contract and ...


Protecting the whistle-blower

Absence of a comprehensive protection programme acts as deterrent to prospective whistle-blowers

A weekly selection of tax-related court orders

A missed opportunity The Delhi High Court in the case, Delhi Airport Metro Express vs CAF India & Construcciones Y Auxiliar De ...

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Bank stocks could gain if credit growth picks up

If FY15 growth is 12% instead of the market expectation of 15%, earnings could grow 5-6% more

Rising volumes, lower costs positive for Marico

Higher demand, falling input costs have led brokerages to raise their earnings estimates for the firm

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