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Exhaustion in Lima
Nitin Desai

The confused outcome of climate-change talks reflects the complex fault lines that divide countries on this issue

Why Delhi does not need another airport
Anjuli Bhargava

Instead of putting weight behind new airport in Noida, MoS for Civil Aviation should look at how facilities at existing airports can be upgraded

Throwing money at start-ups in frenzy to find the next Uber
Steven Davidoff Solomon

Companies are going from zero to billion-dollar valuations faster than ever before, despite a lack of revenue and, perhaps, even a market plan

Modi's honeymoon gets shorter
Kanika Datta

Mr Modi is promising many things and showing few signs of delivering anything. Granted big bang reforms may take some time

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Let SpiceJet fail

Government aid to SpiceJet hurts economy

Peshawar's murdered children

Will tragedy jolt Pakistan's establishment into sense?

Una Galani

Dirty coal
Una Galani

Bakries down but not out in $3.6-bn debt rejig

Robyn Mak

Uber fanfare
Robyn Mak

Baidu's Uber stake is more hype than substance

Robert Cyran

Not so fine
Robert Cyran

Uber's law flouting could bring joyride to a halt

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What's in a name?

At a seminar in the capital last week, the high-profile panel featured the likes of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, British-Indian ...

Size doesn't matter

A senior official at Walmart India carries around with him a visiting card that's barely half the size of a regular visiting card. When asked ...

The right voice

The Narendra Modi government is learnt to be scouting for "fresh" voices for the Republic Day commentary in both English and Hindi to support ...

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Letters: Environment, not money

Apropos the editorial "Waiting for Paris" (December 17) it is rightly mentioned that the climate change talks at Lima, which opened with high ...

Letters: BJP's Christmas gaffe

This refers to the Chinese Whispers item "The letter vs the spirit" (December 17). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers and leaders are ...

Letters: Agricultural woes

This refers to Shreekant Sambrani's column "One hand clapping" (Et Cetera, December 16). Our agriculture industry is truly beset with problems. ...

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Putting an end to regulatory logjam

As the government gears up to regulate the e-commerce business, the industry has to step up its compliance effort

Related-Party Transactions: Learning from the USL case

Rejection of important RPT, which is not abusive, by a small group of minority shareholders is likely to hurt the company

Follow a phased, sequential approach for entry

Legal profession in India is different and distinct from the profession practised elsewhere in the world. It is more litigation-oriented as is ...


Foreign firms must submit to Indian disciplinary rules

There is a need to create a level-playing field before foreign firms are allowed to enter and practise in India

Settlement must be free from duress

Settlement of disputes can be challenged in court if a dominant corporation uses coercion, duress or undue influence of various types against a ...

Making the company law work

Amendments to the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 since April are largely the result of a drive to increase ease of doing business and correct ...

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Weak oil to offset rising gold imports, CAD estimated at 1.4% of GDP

Bigger challenge to CAD stems from rising imports of second hand capital goods worth $650 bn since 2005

Weakness in rupee likely to stay

Experts say rupee could settle between 64-65/dollar in the near-term

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