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Only 'above average'
T N Ninan

Just over 100 of the total list of 187 countries are in the “High” or “Very High” human development category

The transatlantic growth gap
Daniel Gros

Europe's bankruptcy rules, which keep households shackled to their debt, are what keep recovery there slower than in the United States

Closed user group
Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Clubs as private institutions make their own rules and can’t be dictated to by those who don’t belong, as D Hariparanthaman should have realised

The Poverty of Economics
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Can 21st century economic problems be solved with 20th century modes of analysis?

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Careless and online

A privacy law must be passed to protect Indians' data

Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

Robert Cyran

Godot.com
Robert Cyran


Shareholders punish Amazon with whole new multiple

George Hay

War and Peace
George Hay


StanChart at risk of "doing an HSBC" - badly

Kevin Allison

Under pressure
Kevin Allison


Coke gives Pepsi a breather in activist fight

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'Super Maharatna' in the offing?

Even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked public sector enterprises to either shape up or shut down, some of the profit-making units have ...

Google confirms...

The ministry of external affairs recently invited some Indian journalists to a dinner it hosted for about a dozen journalists visiting from ...

Re-formatting the message

The publicity section of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh was in a tizzy when the party came to power at the Centre. That's ...

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Letters: The thin red line of reform

Apropos the two-part article "Land-shackled" by Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian (July 21 & 22), a major portion of the ...

Letters: Derivative risks

In their article "Why derivatives are a Pyrrhic triumph for our equity markets" (July 21) Praveen Chakravarty and T V Somanathan make the ...

Letters: Equal pay for equal use

This refers to "A toll on the top" (Chinese Whispers, July 24). It is imperative that the government take a policy decision to the effect that ...

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Why GAAR spooks corporate India

Trust deficit between taxpayers and tax administrators is the key factor that makes GAAR a non-starter

Rajiv Memani

Need debate on the time required to be GAAR-ready: Rajiv Memani

Interview with CEO & country managing partner, EY India

Is cost audit losing its relevance?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

By introducing the concept of 'public interest', the government has made the 2014 Rules unnecessarily complicated

New employer to pay PF penalty
M J Antony

The Supreme Court has held that a company which takes over another is liable to pay damages for default in payment of contributions to the ...

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A case of tight-fisted executive and over-worked judiciary
M J Antony

Business Standard experts take a look at the challenges thrown by the Budget in growing financial stress in the judiciary, matters relating to ...

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Making it easy for business

States have to take the lead if India has to improve its rank as an industry-friendly destination

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PNB's Q1 profit growth beats estimates

No surprise on asset quality; accumulation of stressed assets at Rs 4,107 crore

Colgate: Low volumes, high valuations cap upsides

June quarter volume growth was lower than expectations though, it maintained market share

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