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Great cities and ghost towns
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

China's ghost towns and local-government debts are not harbingers of doom

A tale of two realities
A K Bhattacharya

In just about four months after taking charge as prime minister, Narendra Modi has completed his engagement with three major countries

Mary Kom and lessons in tolerance
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Making films is a creative business and actors are trained to do stuff that is way beyond their ethnic or national identities

No, Shanghai can't replace Hong Kong
William Pesek

If Beijing continues to erode the liberties and institutions that have made Hong Kong such a great place to do business, multinationals aren't ...

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Focus on structural change

Reserve Bank of India takes regulatory steps forward

To cap, or not to cap

Government flip-flop on medicine prices

Robyn Mak & John Foley

Uncivil disobedience
Robyn Mak & John Foley


Hong Kong shreds hopes for orderly disorder

Reynolds Holding

Hank's chutzpah
Reynolds Holding


AIG owners' bailout suit has law and gall on side

Swaha Pattanaik

Stand back
Swaha Pattanaik


Commodity bear market looks entrenched

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Swachh Bharat sweep stakes

Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign may be targeted at spreading awareness of civic cleanliness by getting government servants to clean their ...

Swachh skills

Broom-wielding government babus and ministers have managed to create quite a spectacle in the national capital a day before Prime Minister ...

No corner left unswept

There's no escape for bureaucrats and other officials who have taken time out to enjoy the extended weekend. That's because vacationing babus ...

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Letters: A clean break

This refers to the report "PM's 'Swachh Bharat' dream: Some wield broom, some fume" (October 1). Just building toilets is not enough, one also ...

Letters: RBI's smooth talk

This refers to the editorial "Focus on structural change" (October 1). The Reserve Bank of India's communication strategy has been quite ...

Letters: Inflation still tops the list

Siddartha Roy in his well-written column "Flexible inflation targeting needed" (Expert Take, September 30) had advocated a reduction in the rate ...

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Not a level playing field

The Competition Commission of India's investigation wing is faced with a manpower crunch

Are independent directors nominees of dominant shareholders?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Achieving quality corporate governance is possible through innovative solutions

How a case proceeds in Competition Commission

On filing a caseAny person can file an application or information before the Secretary of Commission. CCI has to judge if there is a prima facie ...

SC rebuke for government arbitrators
M J Antony

When arbitrators delay the proceedings intentionally and behave in a "cavalier manner", the court can override the terms of the contract and ...

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Protecting the whistle-blower

Absence of a comprehensive protection programme acts as deterrent to prospective whistle-blowers

A weekly selection of tax-related court orders

A missed opportunity The Delhi High Court in the case, Delhi Airport Metro Express vs CAF India & Construcciones Y Auxiliar De ...

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Bank stocks could gain if credit growth picks up

If FY15 growth is 12% instead of the market expectation of 15%, earnings could grow 5-6% more

Rising volumes, lower costs positive for Marico

Higher demand, falling input costs have led brokerages to raise their earnings estimates for the firm

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