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The bilateral imperative
Subir Gokarn

Realising the potential of the Indo-US relationship requires a tiered approach

A simple matter of conviction
A K Bhattacharya

Three recent initiatives kicked off with renewed vigour to improve governance were actually started, perhaps in a different format, by UPA govt

When central bankers become newsmakers
Devangshu Datta

While the RBI and the Swiss National Bank made some surprising moves, the European Central Bank announced the details of its QE plan

Regulators versus customers
Debashis Basu

The RBI “guidelines” on bancassurance do ask banks to have a system of “assessment of the suitability of products for customers”

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On an ECB high

Europe's stimulus may overheat Indian equities

What Syriza's victory in Greece means for Europe

Difficult to see how the party's demands and a Germany-led northern Europe's expectations can be reconciled

Neil Unmack

Spread bet
Neil Unmack


ECB quest to even out euro credit costs is working

Una Galani

Test Teflon
Una Galani


Telco IPO a soft test for Thailand's Teflon market

Rob Cox

Dappertutto Italiano
Rob Cox


Italy gets its mojo back - at least in Davos

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Republic Day trivia

Another tweet paid homage to his Bengali roots: "Lt Gen Subroto Mitra-led Republic Day parade this year, salutes Pranab-babu."

Fly high

In the run-up to the Delhi Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken the fight to the Aam Aadmi Party, using every opportunity ...

Animal spirits

It is reported that over 40 imported dogs and 23 exotic birds were recovered from the official residence of Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda ...

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Letters: Banking on ombudsmen

This refers to Debashis Basu's column "Regulators versus customers" (Irrational Choice, January 26). The provisions of the existing banking ...

Letters: Two different sectors

This refers to Debashis Basu's column "Regulators versus customers" (Irrational Choice, January 26).

Letters: Maran's pressure tactics

This refers to the report "Sun TV shares down 5% as CBI arrests Dayanidhi Maran's aide" (January 23)

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Labour woes ahead of reforms

Centre has set the ball rolling for radical changes in labour laws, instrumental to its 'Make in India' campaign

What to learn and unlearn from the US

Prior public consultations when making regulations should be a critical feature

Non-use of acquired land makes it invalid

It is not just under the old central Land Acquisition Act 1894, but even under state laws, land is acquired and not used for decades, making a ...

Does The Indian Contract Act need a re-look?

One of the oldest acts in Indian statute books, The Indian Contact Act, 1872, needs to recognise non-compete restrictions, bring more clarity in ...

When taxman comes calling on your bonus

If fringe benefit tax makes a comeback in the forthcoming Budget, there could be some tightening of tax evasion

How GST will benefit traders and manufacturers

Concept of manufacture will be replaced by value added which is numerically measureable and is not controversial

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Weakening asset quality, rural slowdown key headwinds for M&M Financial

Rich valuations along with slowing growth have driven downgrades by leading brokerages in the past one month

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

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