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ISIS' impossible dilemmas
Claude Smadja

ISIS' advances in Iraq and Syria are not just tactical but strategic victories - born of US errors and confusion

Renewables, divestment and stranded assets
Vandana Gombar

Pressure is building on companies not only to control their emissions but also to be more efficient in their energy use, be responsive

A test of RIL's core competence
Indrajit Gupta

It may not be long before India’s telecom market is shaken up by the launch of Reliance Industries’ 4G wireless broadband service

Auto industry looks beyond ownership
Mark Gilbert

Ford reckons the global auto-sharing industry will be worth more than $6 billion by the end of this decade

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Becoming competitive

Three sensible prescriptions for the success of 'Make in India'

Closer to normal

Updated monsoon forecasts suggest headroom for rate cut

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

Ballot battles
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Spain starts confusing political transformation

Swaha Pattanaik

Open options
Swaha Pattanaik


Euro pessimists are taking the long view

Una Galani

Game of succession
Una Galani


Samsung's $8-billion restructuring offer looks cheeky

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Donning the war paint

As the summer sun blazed relentlessly, political barbs continued to flow thick and fast. In an editorial in party mouthpiece, Saamana, the Shiv ...

Losing site

As part of the showcase drive initiated by the Narendra Modi-led government to highlight its achievements in the first year in office, Power, ...

Suit yourself

Seems like the "suit" and "boot" are going to be the objective correlative of Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Narendra Modi-led government, which ...

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Letters: Our political landscape

This refers to Jaimini Bhagwati's article "Dynastic politics and development" (May 15). The writer has dissected the political personalities and ...

Letters: The prestigious PM post

There is considerable discussion among the press and the public about the performance of the central government under the leadership of Prime ...

Letters: The right buy

This refers to the editorial "Begin with retail" (May 26). The retail sector is one of the largest providers of livelihood to the people. This ...

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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

Pardon delay, but not at high cost

The chronic defaulters in this aspect are revenue departments and arms of government

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Time for companies to come clean

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...

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'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

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Hindalco Q4 PAT hit by one-time provision

A provision of Ra 146 crore for its renewable power obligation hurt profit growth

BHEL: Stranded power projects to hit FY16 sales

Higher fixed costs and muted revenue growth might impact earnings for four quarters

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