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Trying the 'pivot', again
Claude Smadja

On his trip to Asia, Barack Obama will have to counter the impression that the US is an increasingly reluctant superpower

EU seeks to bridge the skill gap
T S Vishwanath

A new directive on intra-corporate transfers of skilled professionals seeks to address a key demographic challenge in a progressive manner

The Big Two
Kanika Datta

If elite press and social media are to be believed, current parliamentary election is being fought on twin issues of corruption and communalism

The dangers of nuclear revisionism
Shyam Saran

Arguments to abandon India's 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons are fallacious

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A question of deception

Is the BJP's mask of moderation slipping?

Bearish on China

The giant economy is slowing, with worrying consequences

Dominic Elliott

Light out of darkness
Dominic Elliott

Philips can still shine despite darker outlook

Ian Campbell

Bubble and weak
Ian Campbell

London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

Christopher Hughes

Spring clean
Christopher Hughes

GSK and Novartis treat each other's problems

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In cruise control

By now it is no secret that Suzuki is firmly in the driver's seat at its Indian subsidiary, Maruti, and not just through structured deals but in ...

IB's out of the game

Has anyone noticed the absence of government assessments of the elections? In the past, one or the other newspaper would routinely run a story ...

Vote for arranged marriages

A desperate Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is fighting a tough electoral battle in Bihar and has been pulling out the stops to hit out ...

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Letters: Corruption matters

Shankar Sharma's article "Corruption is a non-issue for the voter" (April 23), suggesting that the conscience of the voter is dormant and he can ...

Letters: Unsolicited advice

This refers to the report "Top academics say they dread the idea of Modi in power" (April 24). It is deplorable that professors and other ...

Letters: High managerial pay

Apropos the report "New Companies Act eases concerns over high managerial pay" (April 23), the constitution of the Nomination and Remuneration ...

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India plays catch-up game

destination for International arbitration

For banks, ALM as big a problem as NPA

Sorting out take-out financing could help counter the double whammy of asset liability mismatch and non-performing assets

Late objection to arbitration invalid
M J Antony

If a party to an agreement joins arbitration proceedings without raising objections, it cannot question the jurisdiction of the arbitration ...

Corporate guarantee need not be intra-group service
Vijay Iyer

ITAT ruling on Bharti Airtel has provided the much-needed guidance on transfer pricing


In Sahara case, law itself has been victimised
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Sahara represents the ultimate test of the conflict between the rule of law and dispensation of justice

RBI should curb rise in rupee
TNC Rajagopalan

The February 2014 export figures show a decline of 3.7 per cent in dollar terms over a year, raising apprehension that rising costs have eroded ...

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Bharti Infratel: Investments by telcos to drive gains in FY15

Growth in free cash flows to continue as higher tenancies to drive profits and not new towers

UltraTech surprises Street with 9% volume, 13% PAT growth

Valuations stretched as current price factors in 8% volume growth in FY15-16, which is unlikely to play out

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Early on in the book, when the protagonist of Chetan Bhagat's Two States meets his future wife, she asks him what he wants to be. A writer, he ...

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Shankar Sharma: Corruption is a non-issue for the voter
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Nor do secularism, freedoms and fundamental rights play such a major role in their electoral choices

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