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Sept quarter disappoints for India Inc

Bhavana Acharya

Economic indicators may be beginning to look up, but corporate earnings are faltering. Th... »

To help IT firms, India will seek more visa concessions from US

Nirmala Sitharaman

Amiti Sen

Encouraged by President Barack Obama’s move to relax immigration rules for the skilled, India... »
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MOIL — good for the long haul

Meera Siva

The global commodity market is melting, with prices of coal, iron ore and manganese hitti... »

Index Outlook: Markets raring to go higher

Lokeshwarri SK

The Sensex and the Nifty moved out of their tight band last week. But only just. While invest... »

Immigration reform is Obama’s gift to India

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Rajkamal Rao

Barack Obama’s announcement on immigration was sweeping not only for the depth of change... »

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An ombudsman for investor grievances

In or out? The referee needs to make the right call

PRADEEP S MEHTA

Let’s take two recent instances: A factory owned by Nokia in Chennai has shut down due to wrangl... »
BELOW THE LINE

UK over US

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Shortly after announcing the acquisition of ING Vysya bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank’s execut... »

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Rebooting the Railways

As a former banker, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will realise better than anyone else the true... »

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The BL Interview

‘Capitalism is like a wild river’

Jagdish N Sheth

Jinoy Jose P

In an academic career spanning over five decades, Jagdish N Sheth has written more than 40 bo... »

Middle income trap

SRIDHAR SESHADRI/SURESH DASARI

Countries in the middle income trap lag behind developed economies in the production of h... »

Politics

Black money, GST, FDI in insurance set to dominate Winter Session

Our Bureau

The Winter Session of Parliament, which starts on Monday, is expected to witness discuss... »

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Safe Harbour

Not a clean sweep for new KVP

K Venkatasubramanian

sellingpix/shutterstock.com With the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) reintroduced to investors after a hiatus, this small savings... »

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Apps and downs: mobile users’ interest shifting to games

TE Raja Simhan

Consumers will spend more time on their phones, but use fewer apps, as ‘app fatigue’ is... »

International

China’s Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

PTI

Chinese President Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping injected a further 70 million yuan ($11.4 million) of aid money int... »
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Trinamool to raise black money issue in Parliament

PTI

Facing flak over Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress leadership today said it will raise the issue... »
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Education

Shivakumar to deliver JRD Tata oration at XLRI

PTI

D Shivakumar The Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India, D Shivakumar will deliver the JRD Tata oration on Busines... »

Policy

Budget to unveil second generation reforms: Jaitley

PTI

Arun Jaitley A “whole set of second generation reforms” will be unveiled in the next Union Budget, Finance... »

Companies

Will Reliance Retail change e -commerce game?

Purvita Chatterjee

Strong presence: A Reliance Fresh outlet in Coimbatore (file photo). As Reliance Retail enters the e-commerce space with Reliancefreshdirect.com, existing pla... »

National

Centre asks States to furnish details of illegal sand mining

Press Trust of India

The Centre has also sought details of the latest policy formulated for sand mining. The Centre has asked States to immediately furnish details of cases of illegal sand minin... »

Agri-biz

Kottaram Agro launches millet-based foods

Our Bureau

MS Swaminathan, agricultural scientist and Founder, MSSRF and Prashant
Parameswaran, MD, Kottaram Agro Foods, at the launch of 'Soulfull' brand
of breakfast products, in Chennai on Friday. BIJOY GHOSH Nutrition literacy is the need of the hour. Through consistent policy advocacy, the India... »
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Banking

New provisioning norms may hit NBFC profits: RBI’s Gandhi

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New launch: (from left) N Kamakodi, MD and CEO, City Union Bank; R
Gandhi, Deputy Governor, RBI; and C Rangarajan, Chairman, Madras
School of Economics, launching a new range of banking products at the
110th Foundation day celebrations of City Union Bank in Chennai on
Sunday. - BIJOY GHOSH There could be a short-term impact on the profitability of NBFCs due to increased provisionin... »
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Companies

Bosch eyes India’s emerging energy-efficiency market

M Ramesh

German engineering major Bosch wants to position itself as an ‘energy services company’,... »
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We plan to expand to 100 cities by 2016: Ola

R Yegya Narayanan

ANAND SUBRAMANIAN,
Director (Marketing
Communications), Ola With a war chest of $210-million investment from Japan-based SoftBank Corp, online cab aggreg... »

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Time to lift MSMEs from ‘garage-type’ operations in defence

Aditi Nigam

G Raj Narayan, Managing Director, Radel Advanced Technology Medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) in the defence and aerospace sector can be ‘game... »

Markets

Coming soon: the ‘e-IPO’

Shishir Sinha

SEBI Chairman U K Sinha The market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has said it aims to reduce th... »

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Waiting in the wings

Mohini Chaudhuri

Mukesh Chhabra (orange t-shirt), who runs a casting agency, has changed his
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