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A land of megapolises?
Ashok Lahiri

A lesson from China's urbanisation - cities belong to more than their residents

India going overboard in efforts to woo China?
Anand Kumar

India should go slow on its attempts to improve its relationship with China as latter’s interests are no longer limited to protecting its shores

How IPO rules are linked to job creation
Mohandas Pai & Praveen Chakravarty

The current regulatory framework for IPOs is incompatible with today’s venture capital-backed start-ups. It’s time we removed these hurdles

Long way ahead of microfinance
Subir Roy

Financial inclusion is still a long way off and ensuring everyone has at least a simple bank account is merely a first step

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Too hawkish a prediction?

RBI has evidently re-assessed inflation risks

A long delayed visit

PM's decision to visit Israel demonstrates laudable realism

Una Galani

A line in the Samsung
Una Galani


Samsung succession game puts investors to the test

Quentin Webb

Park that thought
Quentin Webb


Toyota's new hybrids should have stayed in the lab

Peter Thal Larsen

Jack all
Peter Thal Larsen


Jack Ma turns Reorient into free-money factory

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Achche din for Hindi

The Modi sarkar has brought achche din for Hindi in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Prime Minister Narendra Modi's predecessor, Manmohan ...

Swaraj and Hindi

Looks like External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj won't have such a tough time making good use of Hindi. For three consecutive years, she had ...

For better connection

Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for communications and IT, had unusual advice for the loss-making BSNL. Lauding the state-run telecom firm's ...

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Letters: Pension for every sector

This refers to the article "The path to ageing with dignity" (BS Weekend, May 30), which poignantly highlights the plight of the elderly, who ...

Letters: Think and act smart

This refers to Vinayak Chatterjee's column "Smart cities need smarter implementation" (Infratalk, June 1). To administer growing urban areas, ...

Letters: A costly affair

This refers to the report "Flyer growth soars 20% on low fares" (June 2). I fail to understand since when have air passenger revenues dropped? I ...

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Getting insider trading norms right

New Sebi guidelines seek customised codes of conduct, doing away with a tick-the-box approach

Tax terrorism can be reduced if FM is serious

Despite finance minister's assurance, tax officials seem reluctant to take steps for tackling issues at stake

Tax relief for housing projects with shops

The tax authorities appealed against each of the high court judgment to the Supreme Court

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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

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Don't expect any more rate cuts in 2015

RBI to keep an eye on monsoon, oil prices and US Fed moves

Amtek Auto: Gaining size, higher profits to follow?

Acquisitions have helped group triple revenue over 3 years

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