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The euro zone needs more than QE
Martin Feldstein

Euro-zone countries should not relax their reform efforts on the assumption that ECB bond purchases will solve their problems

US interest rates: It's about oil prices, stupid!
Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

Unless there is a sharp uptick in oil prices, the US Federal Reserve is likely to push back its rate hike

Europe's young entrepreneurs
Raphael Minder

In Europe, young people with the brains to build businesses from an early age do not often seize the opportunities

New environmentalism
Sunita Narain

We must also realise that even as environmental problems have grown, the institutions for the oversight & management of NRs have shrunk

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New numbers

Many implications of revised GDP growth

High on confidence

But corporate results show no signs of demand revival

Robert Cyran

Here on Earth
Robert Cyran

Google and Amazon glimpse big-spending futures

George Hay

ELAphant in the room
George Hay

Greek deposits fly between a rock and a hard place

John Foley

It's complicated
John Foley

Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

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Report review

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has written to all departments seeking a review of the reports they send to the PMO periodically

New, improved

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for cleanliness has started showing its results

A different role

West Bengal minister and senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Swapan Debnath is also a part-time Jatra (Bengali folk theatre) artiste

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Letters: PSBs in vicious circle

This refers to the report "Stressed assets, opaque disclosures hurt govt banks' valuations" (January 30)

Letters: The asset card

This refers to T N Ninan's column "Suddenly, better numbers" (Weekend Ruminations, January 31)

Letters: Investor-friendly decision

This refers to the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 30).

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The case of missing regulators

Govt should focus on having regulators in mining, coal, highways, railways, and empowering existing ones

'Govt needs adequate support from MNCs'

India's first bilateral APA was recently signed with Japan

'Bilateral APAs eliminate double taxation'

According to the APA-related frequently asked questions (FAQs), no bilateral APAs are currently permissible in the absence of Article 9 in the ...

How to make Budget 2015-16 investment-friendly

Stability has been a major consideration for the promotion of investment in India and for 'Make in India'.

Row over choice of arbitrators

Disputes arose over a works contract and the foreign firm invoked the arbitration clause


Labour woes ahead of reforms

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

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HCL Tech's Dec show best in 16 quarters, 2014 RoE at 38%

Dollar revenue up 4% q-o-q, with a number of new big deals

JSW Steel: Soft demand, realisation take toll

Performance, lower than expected, needs to be looked at in the context of a challenging environment

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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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