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The dollar consensus
Akash Prakash

Most are convinced the dollar will keep strengthening - so it's useful to ask: could they be wrong?

Shadowboxing over Steve Jobs
Shyamal Majumdar

Apple's all-out move to trash an earlier biography of its former boss beats logic

3G Capital, Buffett's favourite partner in deals worth billions
David Gelles

The Brazilian PE firm stands apart from the rest because like Warren Buffett, 3G professes to be a long-term owner of the businesses it buys

India's first corporate agent?
Bhupesh Bhandari

Arundhati Roy recently called Mahatma Gandhi India’s first “corporate agent”. Ms Roy has never hidden her visceral dislike for “capitalists”

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Debt conversion into equity

Speeding up court decisions must be a priority

Climate change costs

Unpredictable weather may impact 30 per cent of the harvest

Richard Beales

Krafty deal
Richard Beales


Kraft investors bet Heinz can refill secret sauce

Robyn Mak

All in the details
Robyn Mak


ZTE's turnaround not as impressive up close

Robert Cyran

Slow boat
Robert Cyran


Amazon faces double whammy from shipping costs

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Missing in inaction

With Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's 'leave' getting extended from a fortnight initially to more than a month now, not just Congress ...

Watching you

Alarmed by the leak of confidential documents from ministry offices and departments located in Shastri Bhawan, the security staff posted at the ...

Power problem

As the Indian cricket team started its semi-final campaign against Australia Down Under, India's speedster Mohammed Shami's house in Amroha, ...

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Letters: Railways - A clean-up act

This refers to Subir Roy's column "Cleaning up Indian Railways" (Value for Money, March 25). Roy is right in drawing similarities between the ...

Letters: Free speech rules

This refers to the editorial "Free speech victory" (March 25). While upholding the fundamental right guaranteed in the Constitution, the apex ...

Letters: Business families

This refers to Kavil Ramachandran's review of Shyamal Majumdar's book Business Battles, "Business families and their feuds" (Book Review, March ...

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Tackling transfer pricing

Time and negotiation needed for the govt and corporates to come out of the maze around transfer pricing-related issues; the current half-hearted ...

Winds of change in insurance boardrooms

There are stirrings in the insurance sector - foreign joint venture firms are raising their stake to 49 per cent while their Indian partners ...

Conflict between govt policies and competition law

Many in the government often fail to consider the benefits of competition on the economy and consumers

SC to the rescue of directors

A weekly selection of key court orders

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The case of missing women in the boardroom

Many companies are likely to miss the April 1 deadline for putting women on their board of directors

Can CBEC circular be always retrospective if it is beneficial?

Supreme Court has not made any general observation that a circular of the Board is retrospective

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Telecom auctions: Idea, Bharti retain spectrum

Threat from Reliance Jio didn't materialise; Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel retain spectrum

Tata Motors: Equity dilution to have marginal impact on earnings

Inexpensive valuations, possible revival in domestic market, debt restructuring likely drivers for stock

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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?

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