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Stop talking about monetary policy
Ajay Chhibber

The Reserve Bank of India can affect neither growth nor inflation. Keep the focus on real-sector reform

Managing Mr Xi
Harsh V Pant

India's China policy will be effective only when India gets its other bilateral relationships in order. Managing China is not going to be easy

Bengal's political battle shifts to university campus
Probal Basak

Student protests at Jadavpur University could be the seed of a revival of the Left in West Bengal

Relations between India, Vietnam have been 'cloudless'
Pranab Mukherjee

India's foreign policy has never looked at another country through the prism of a third country

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The last samurai

Larry Ellison, a holdover from Silicon Valley's past

Back to tax confusion?

Once again, tax demands on foreign investors cause worry

George Hay

Devolution cracks
George Hay

Scots' no to independence still leaves the UK in limbo

Robert Cyran

Life in the fast lane
Robert Cyran

Larry Ellison cedes driver seat with hand on wheel

No Yukos
Pierre Briançon

Oligarch arrest shows Russia back to siege economy

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No thanks for thanks

At a recent conference on smart cities, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu raised a laugh from an otherwise stiff, dark-suited crowd of ...

Quote, unquote, no quote

"Please don't quote me" has been a standard request of bureaucrats talking off the record to journalists since time immemorial. But the ...

Let the gloating begin

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s poor performance in the crucial by-polls to 33 Assembly seats saw the Opposition Congress grab the ...

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Letters: Lending is a risky game

This refers to the report "Bank credit growth falls below 10% after 5 years" (September 18). This is not good news for the Indian economy and ...

Letters: Issued in public interest?

Tears roll down my cheeks after seeing full-page advertisements by leaders such as Narendra Modi and Anandiben Patel. This is a mere wastage of ...

Letters: The right work culture

This refers to the report "Xi visit: Some work, some play"(September 18). With Narendra Modi's background, few thought that he would excel in ...

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The elephant in the board room

Corporate India's 'tick-in-the-box' approach to detect and report fraud and misconduct is making many independent directors and auditors ...

Uber: Destructive innovators or system gamers?
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Who can run a taxi and on what terms, is a matter of regulation with varying intensity in cities across the globe

Land acquisition quashed under new law
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

Making laws for 'glocal' economy

RBI's security concerns on e-commerce transactions point to the need to update laws for the segment

Wilful defaulters and the Companies Act, 2013

Recently, United Bank of India declared Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya, as well as some directors of the company, wilful defaulters. ...


Delhi HC joins dots on indirect transfer debate
Mukesh Butani

The verdict serves as reference for invoking treaty abuse provisions in the absence of General Anti-Avoidance Rules

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Fall in raw material costs to impact FMCG earnings

Analysts expect earnings growth to accelerate in the coming quarters and gross margins to increase

New deal wins boost Wipro's prospects

Dollar revenue growth this financial year is likely to be better than in the past two; analysts believe it could match industry revenue growth ...

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