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China to open doors wider for Indian goods

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Warming up: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting at Hyderabad House on Thursday. Ramesh Sharma India and China today agreed to work on improving the skewed bilateral trade relations an... »

Modi, Xi trade and investment initiatives send indices zooming

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Benchmark indices closed sharply higher after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Pr... »

Xi visit: why is industry deafeningly silent?

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Industry chambers have remained conspicuously quiet during and about Chinese President Xi... »

Reliance Jio signs tower-sharing deal with GTL Infra

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Ahead of the launch of its 4G services, Reliance Jio Infocomm, a unit of Reliance Industr... »

Silver Leaf Oak pays ₹380 cr for 10% in Biocon’s R&D arm

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Silver Leaf Oak has acquired a 10 per cent stake in Syngene International, the research subs... »

43 more drugs brought under price control

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The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority today brought prices of 43 essential medicines... »





No need for a financial super-regulator

The 2013-14 Reserve Bank of India annual report has set out its considered views on the Financial... »

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US university crisis

The rising cost of college tuition in the United States is now widely recognised as a matter of g... »


Family matters

Having introduced, and with much fanfare, stringent governance norms for related party transactio... »



What housing bubble

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Success is all about smileys

Sanjay Mehta

Try asking a 25-year-old Indian consumer if she has seen or heard of the once popular home sh... »

Today's Pick

Rolta India (₹123.8)

Yoganand D, BL Research Bureau

Rolta India decisively breached a key resistance at ₹118 by gaining 9 per cent on Thursday. This... »  


BJP continues to bet on ‘love jihad’ leader Yogi Adityanath

Poornima Joshi

Vote magnet BJP MP Yogi Adityanath (file photo). Yogi Adityanath and his ‘love jihad’ pitch may have rebounded in the recent Uttar Pradesh... »


PM raises issue of Chinese incursions with Xi Jinping


Chinese President Xi Jinping being welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: R V Moorthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held talks during which the... »


Monsoon deficit worsens to 12% as withdrawal is on track

Vinson Kurian

With exactly 12 days to go for the end of the season, the monsoon has now run up a defici... »
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Your Money

Due Diligence

On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

Arvind Jayaram

Stuart Miles/ G Anand, a resident of Andheri, in Mumbai, recently found himself in the unenviable position... »
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Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes, obesity


Scientists have found that after exposure to artificial sweeteners our gut bacteria may be tr... »
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If gold rallies to $1,240-45/ounce, sell

Gnanasekaar T

Comex gold futures were sharply lower on Thursday as the dollar strengthened against a basket... »


Weekly Outlook

MCX-crude oil signalling a trend reversal

Gurumurthy K

The crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has reversed... »


SEBI working on norms to clear FPO in 45 days

Shishir Sinha

Listed companies will not have to wait longer to sell shares through follow-on public off... »


Triumph to focus on 500cc+ bikes in India

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Classic cruiser Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorcycles India, unveiling the Thunderbird LT in New Delhi on Thursday. - KAMAL NARANG The Indian arm of UK-based Triumph Motorcycles on Thursday said it had set a target of 15 per... »
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Seat-sharing formula: BJP gives ultimatum to Shiv Sena

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Past perfect Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with BJP leader Nitin
Gadkari (file photo). Setting itself on a confrontation path with its oldest ally, the BJP on Thursday gave the... »
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As bad loans mount, SBI will train officers, BCs as debt recovery agents

K Ram Kumar

Uphill task PK Malhotra, Deputy Managing Director, SBI. India’s biggest lender has to tackle bad loans worth ₹60,000 crore. SHASHI ASHIWAL To expedite the recovery of bad loans, State Bank of India is planning to train some of i... »
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Chinese President hopes to take strategic ties with India to a 'higher plane'


President Pranab Mukherjee along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcoming President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan, during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: V. Sudershan Chinese President Xi Jinping today hoped to take the strategic and cooperative partnerhip with I... »


Innovation, only source of competitive advantage, says PepsiCo’s Shivakumar

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D. Shivakumar, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India. (file photo) Why do companies need to constantly innovate? For the good reason that it’s the only competitive... »

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Govts supporting subsidies in cotton, says global body

G Chandrashekhar

Across ten countries, Government support to cotton has continued to be high. Subsidies in... »

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