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What will drive India's growth?
Suman Bery

Long-term sustained growth ultimately rests on a set of mechanisms and institutions

M&As are also about people
Shyamal Majumdar

Mergers are not just about balance sheets or marketing synergies; they are also about those who make the synergies real

Not in the spirit of indigenisation
Bharat Karnad

Notwithstanding the achievements of those such as APJ Abdul Kalam, the govt should stop mollycoddling defence PSUs

Why real estate may not crash
Bhupesh Bhandari

That is because a sizeable number of builders are not highly leveraged, and can therefore afford to sit on unsold stock for some more time

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Turmoil in Shanghai

Bigger concern is Beijing's response to fall in China's markets

Surviving in the digital age

Software firms have to become technology savvy

Jennifer Saba

Feeling confident
Jennifer Saba


At least Facebook has firepower to buy growth

Neil Unmack

Novating Novartis
Neil Unmack


Novartis spinoff is neat cure for Big Pharma ills

Robert Cyran

For the birds
Robert Cyran


Twitter's mealy-mouthed strategy is hard to follow

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Women on top

What could have been an alternative for SpiceJet's previous owner, Kalanithi Maran, to handing over charge of the ailing airline to its present ...

Wrong design

During her recent tour of the UK, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to see the waterfront of the Thames and was quoted as saying: ...

For keeps

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is going out of his way to demonstrate that his new-found camaraderie with erstwhile rival Lalu Prasad is for ...

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Letters: Give credit to Ajay Singh

With reference to the column "Turnaround time" (July 30), the author is not willing to give Ajay Singh credit for bringing SpiceJet back from ...

Letters: Bailout not the solution

The editorial, "Unsold homes" (July 29), suggests that the central and state governments should implement some reforms to save the already ...

Letters: Congress has to change

The editorial, "House divided", (July 29) is typical of Business Standard. Succinct and hard-hitting, it tells the Opposition Congress the ...

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GST jitters for corporate India

Lack of visibility on rates and the political logjam make companies apprehensive

ICDS - Quest for harmony

Due to divergence between ICDS and IFRS, companies have to maintain multiple books of account

Bounced cheque: Company need not be accused

In a case of bounced cheque, it is not necessary to complain specifically against the company if the managing director is the sole proprietor. ...

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Legal, audit firms wage turf war

Audit and accounting firms favour multi-disciplinary partnership, the legal fraternity stays out

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'Limits window for exercise of ESOPs'

The intent of the regulator is to curb insider trading by restricting the exercise of ESOP, if such employee is in possession of any unpublished ...

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'New regulations not to dampen use of stock options'

In recent years there have instances where ESOPs have been used to manipulate stock prices, and also as poison pills to defend hostile bids

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ITC: Strong operating performance surprises

Cigarette price hikes spur profits but volumes might remain under pressure

Margin, US boost for Dr Reddy's Lab

Strong growth in US and India elevated profitability

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