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Neighbourly lessons
Andy Mukherjee

Xi Jinping can tell Narendra Modi how to prepare a country for a flood of foreign investment

Time to worry about capex
A K Bhattacharya

The obvious fear was that the healthy growth projected in tax and other revenue collections was an overestimation

What India watches on TV
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

BARC seems to have learned lessons from the Indian Readership Survey experience but can its proposed TV rating system avoid the same fate?

The price of silence
Sreenivasan Jain

Zafar Sareshwala believes if the Bharatiya Janata Party goes back to regressive and polarising issues, people could abandon the party in droves

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Sustainable relief?

RBI's reading of inflation numbers a significant pointer

Politics as usual

Read by-election results with caution

Peter Thal Larsen

Open wider
Peter Thal Larsen


Alibaba's small IPO hike leaves room for believers

Richard Beales

Extreme topiary
Richard Beales


Hedge fund-free - the latest Californian fad?

Swaha Pattanaik

Bad sequel
Swaha Pattanaik


'Hike huff' could disrupt markets

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Mumbai un-real estate

Mumbai real estate prices can leave anyone exasperated - especially a newcomer to the city. Many new developers nowadays are conducting a "know ...

Crowded out

It is well known that what Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad likes best is to be in the middle of his noisy party supporters and the ...

At a loss

The CEO of a multinational mobile company had an unusual take on the problem of doing business in India at an industry panel discussion. The ...

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Lettes: Doing business is tougher than World Bank suggests

The World Bank's Doing Business report, ranking India 179 out of 189 countries, underlines the fact that doing business in India is not easy. ...

Lettes: Touching gesture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fervent appeal to his friends and supporters to refrain from celebrating his birthday on September 17, in light ...

Letters: Looking beyond the average

This refers to Madan Sabnavis' article "Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15: We can improve if we want to" (September 15). Some other ...

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The elephant in the board room

Corporate India's 'tick-in-the-box' approach to detect and report fraud and misconduct is making many independent directors and auditors ...

Uber: Destructive innovators or system gamers?
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Who can run a taxi and on what terms, is a matter of regulation with varying intensity in cities across the globe

Land acquisition quashed under new law
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

Making laws for 'glocal' economy

RBI's security concerns on e-commerce transactions point to the need to update laws for the segment

Wilful defaulters and the Companies Act, 2013

Recently, United Bank of India declared Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya, as well as some directors of the company, wilful defaulters. ...

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Delhi HC joins dots on indirect transfer debate
Mukesh Butani

The verdict serves as reference for invoking treaty abuse provisions in the absence of General Anti-Avoidance Rules

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Cognizant's acquisition to put pressure on cash-rich IT firms

Buying cloud technologies imperative, as these are expected to account for 20% of incremental revenues of top 5 IT firms

Mining glitches for Hindalco

Lack of clarity on coal blocks & bauxite mining bans add to uncertainties

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