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Rainfall and the economy
Subir Gokarn

A number of significant linkages between rainfall and economic outcomes have policy implications

A new challenge from committees
A K Bhattacharya

BJP leaders should ask if they failed to have their say in the deliberations of the committees, whose reports have criticised many govt policies

When FIIs hold the key
Devangshu Datta

The long weekend offers some time for traders to catch their breath & presumably FIIs will take stock of implications of Fed not raising rates

For a truly different regime
Debashis Basu

The Modi govt lacks clear thinking, has promised a lot but delivered too little and it is projecting more than what it has achieved: Shourie

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The legislative tangle

How to move labour law reform forward

Trawling for success

Towards a new deep-sea fishing policy

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

Waiting game
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Downstream cushions Shell while it waits for BG

Robert Cyran

No flight of fancy
Robert Cyran


Bombardier may be the little Canadian that can

Robert Cyran

Failed endorsement
Robert Cyran


LinkedIn shareholders not endorsing lower growth

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A cakewalk

So much for healthy political debate. On his birthday last week, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat cut a celebratory cake that was in the ...

Tit for tat

As we remarked in Chinese Whispers before, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's "suit-boot ki sarkar" allusion has really raised the hackles ...

Parenthood bells

That the British are enamoured by their royalty is well known; so, the hype and excitement preceding the birth of Prince William and Kate ...

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Letters: The quota question

This refers to Ajai Shukla's column "Revive the army's warrior cult" (Broadsword, April 28). While the army has no reservations for recruitment, ...

Letters: All for economic growth

This refers to the report "India loses most-favoured EM tag in April" (April 30). The strong signals emanating from the market point to the ...

Letters: Financial role-play

Now that the debate on the reformation of financial sector architecture has been temporarily laid to rest, it is possibly not a bad idea to ...

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Living with shareholder agreements

The boardroom battle at United Spirits raises questions over related party transactions, legal sanctity of a shareholder agreement, rights of ...

Related-party transactions: A case of regulatory dissonance?

One of the most debated aspects of the Companies Act, 2013, has been the introduction of a revised regime pertaining to related party ...

Criticisms of proposed GST are mostly wrong

All GSTs in federal countries all over the world are imperfect

Excise duty at point of sale: SC

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Liberalising legal services

A divided industry does not augur well for India's efforts to emerge as regional hub for legal services

Wake up call for justice delivery

Based on data computed as of June last year, India ranks ahead of only of Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Angola

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Urban demand to drive auto sales in FY16

Revival in economic and industrial activity also driving commercial vehicle sales

TVS Motor: Volumes may come under pressure

If volumes don't grow at estimated 12-15% in FY16, margins won't touch 10% by FY17

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