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The dual economic logic for 'Make in India'
Ajit K Ghose

Manufacturing-led growth is crucial. Any attempt to revive services-led growth would cause severe balance of payments difficulties to re-emerge

India and China - A grand design
Kishan S Rana

Last week in Shanghai, Indian and Chinese firms signed joint work plans. That is the way to go - compete, but also cohabit if feasible

Why Mr Modi may have missed the bus
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Modi promised to be A B de Villiers but has batted like a Geoff Boycott

Narendra Modi

'It is now India's turn to sustain Asia's success'
Narendra Modi

Asia’s re-emergence is the greatest phenomenon of our era. It started in Japan and then extended to China, Korea and Southeast Asian nations

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Reputation risks

Real interest rate of 2.5 per cent hurts revival

Instant change

A new Facebook initiative will transform news media

Robyn Mak

Networking skills
Robyn Mak


HP's China deal extracts harmony from awkwardness

John Foley

Spurious capital combustion
John Foley


Real cost of Hong Kong mega-slump: under $3 bn

Dominic Elliott

Jain of command
Dominic Elliott


Deutsche's cosmetic rejig puts pressure on Jain

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No definition

A regulatory body in the middle of finalising a definition that is pertinent to mergers and acquisitions recently held consultations with

Waiting period

Bureaucrats have been the fall guys in the ongoing tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung

A dressing down

Taking a jab at his sartorial preferences, Congress party member Raj Babbar called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "paridhan mantri" (dress ...

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Letters: When land costs

Apropos Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21), it cannot be denied that the main hurdle in infrastructure development is land ...

Letters: The keyword is 'utilise'

Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21) is interesting

Letters: The BJP growth model

This refers to the report "Major firms creating slowdown to hit back at PM: Ambit report" (May 21)

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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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SBI: Asset quality improves in Q4, operating income up 17%

Profit growth supported by the special dispensation by RBI on sale to ARC, usage of counter cycle buffer

ITC disappoints: Cigarette Ebit growth at 27-quarter low

Price hikes of 15-16% in the cigarette business could not fully compensate for an estimated 13% fall in volume

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