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The noise around the land acquisition law
Sreenivasan Jain

The debate over the land ordinance is best located in facts, not hyperbole

Needed: defence budgeting structures
Ajai Shukla

Imaginative budgeting requires a top-down approach, where strategic demands determine procurement priorities

The deflation bogeyman
Martin Feldstein

Sharp decline in energy prices is the primary reason for the recent drop in the inflation rate

Selling a smartwatch to an uninterested public
Brian X Chen

Apple faces the tough task of selling its watch to consumers who are not excited about the idea of wearing computers on their bodies

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The benefits of power

Signs of change in the BJP's approach to its core issues

Reworking the financial sector

What the Budget has for banks and regulators

Andy Mukherjee

West's envy
Andy Mukherjee

India's infrastructure push could be envy of West

Antony Currie

Pure [comedy] gold
Antony Currie

Buffett highlights the paradoxes of being Warren

Neil Unmack

Ending austerity?
Neil Unmack

Europe can afford to cut Greece some slack

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Gaga over MGNREGS

PM Narendra Modi's reported jibe at the Congress in Parliament, alleging the MGNREGS was "a monument to the Congress' failures" had party MPs ...

A matter of time

In a recent deposition before the parliamentary standing committee, a senior official from NITI Aayog was quizzed about the issue

Truckload of threat

RBI recently moved the SC, seeking directions on alleged violations by the Sahara group while selling certain securities

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Banking gets a boost

The government needs to implement tough measures in these banks to turn them efficient within a short span of time

A matter of priority

The reasons cited by them for this reluctance appear quite logical. On a finer analysis though, it seems they are wrong

Budget blesses BFSI

The merger of the Forward Markets Commission and the Securities and Exchange Board of India gives scope for nurturing the offsprings

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Taking India back to future

The government has provided a long-term vision, avoiding any "big-bang" reforms but the devil will be in the details of the implementation, say ...

Governance pain of public banks

Dual regulation by the finance ministry and RBI, political influence in lending and appointment of board members have taken a toll on governance ...

Budget 2015 would also need reforms in Customs

One of the risks is to get swayed by the idea that exemptions bring popularity

TDS on payment to foreign consultant

A weekly selection of key court orders


Bumps ahead for Financial Code future

With many sections of the financial market unhappy about certain provisions of the FSLRC report, changes are likely in the modified draft


Three approaches to budget-making

The law governing manufacturing is replete with obsolescence on multiple counts

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Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Max India: Demerger gains, budgetary boost priced in

Stock a favourite of most analysts; immediate upside may be limited

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Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

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