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RBI unveils tighter regulatory norms for ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks

Banks whose size equals 2% of GDP will be designated as systemically important
The RBI today set out a framework for identifying and dealing with large banks, termed domestic... »

RBI eases norms for loans against gold

Central bank removes the ₹1-lakh limit on non-farm gold loans
The Reserve Bank of India has done away with the ₹1-lakh limit on the amount of non-agriculture... »

National Food Grid on cards to help ease prices, cut wastage

Govt preparing food map to identify ‘critical’ products and districts
To bring down wastage and stem the rise in food inflation, the Government is planning to create... »

‘16 States ready to de-list fruits and vegetables’

Harsimrat Kaur Badal
As many as 16 States are in the process of delisting fruits and vegetables from the APMC Act, s... »

IRDA to crack down on vehicles plying without insurance

Pilot in Cyberabad cross checks data from RTOs and insurers
With an eye on reducing the large number of uninsured vehicles in the country, the insurance reg... »

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CJ George

Slow death of the stockbroker

No more an advisor The broker’s service has shrunk to mere transaction
execution SPARKSTUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
The commissions are too low for him to service the retail investor, who too is being edged out in an FII-driven market
Over the last two decades, the capital market has been witnessing an interesting paradox. Inv... »

KR Shyam Sundar

The labour reforms we truly need

Nothing's working Collective bargaining has been demonised R Ragu
The case against labour inspector raj is overstated. Labour courts need to be strengthened
The labour reform debate in India has acquired renewed vigour under the new government. <... »

Editorial

A vote of confidence

Kotak Mahindra’s 15 per cent acquisition in MCX reflects the value in commodity exchanges
Financial Technologies India Ltd’s offloading of 15 per cent stake in MCX to Kotak Mahindra Bank... »

Opinion

India lacks the bandwidth

Slow and steady Loses the race Lisa S / shutterstock.com
Without more spectrum allocation, the quality and spread of broadband will suffer
The growth of broadband connections in India continues to be abysmally low. The initial push... »

Blowing in the wind

The veshti has caused quite a flutter
The humble dhoti has managed to hit the headlines and do something unimaginable — get... »

Agri-biz

Heavy rain as depression works up its best ahead of early exit

The monsoon depression held strong over north Chhattisgarh pouring its contents... »

National

‘Sin tax can help fund a dozen AIIMSs’

Harsh Vardhan, Health Minister
Increase in levy on tobacco will bring in ₹15,000 cr in 5 years, says Health Minister
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is pleased with the tobacco tax imposed by Finance Minister Arun J... »

News

Demand for skilled data analysts increasing: SAS India

Applicability of data analytics is growing across all verticals like banking, insurance, telecommunication, listed companies, as well as in the retail sector.
Owing to lack in availability of skilled data analysts in the country to cater to booming analyt... »
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Politics

Cong rebels target Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi
Blame his method of candidate selection for the poll debacle
The Congress high command has found that there is a method in the sudden spurt of organisational... »
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Today's Pick

Idea Cellular (₹146.5)

On Tuesday, the stock of Idea Cellular jumped 4.8 per cent accompanied by extraordinary v... »  
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Niche portals, not e-commerce biggies, loosening VC wallets

Investors find their better pricing, potential for higher margins attractive
After fuelling the growth of the $3.2-billion Indian e-commerce industry, venture capitalists ar... »

Banking

For Axis Bank, lower provisioning, deposit growth lift Q1 profit 18%

A drop in other income and a marginal rise in bad loans limited first quarter profitability of Axis Bank.
Drop in other income, higher operating expenses limit profitability
Axis Bank, the country’s third largest private lender, reported an 18 per cent rise in net profi... »

Companies

Monsoon Matters

Consumer goods firms arm themselves with small packs to meet the rain challenge

Small is saviour: The smaller offerings are expected to increase penetration and encourage consumers to keep buying, especially in rural areas. - BIJOY GHOSH
Players expect a lag effect of weak rains, but are positive about long-term sales
Praveen Kulkarni, Marketing Manager of Parle Products, is worried that mass brands ca... »

Tech

Payment bank services to improve telcos’ revenues

Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea could be among the first to apply once RBI finalises norms
Telecom companies including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular can expec... »
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Rasheeda Bhagat

Profit, planet people

Returning after 27 years to India, which he had left in 1987 after an MBA in marketing,... »
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Sports

England remains the lord at Lord’s

A file image of Lord's Cricket ground
It took nearly three decades for India to register a win in Test matches against England on the... »
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Markets

Sensex regains 26K level on sustained FII inflows, healthy corporate earnings

Firm global cues on signs of easing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine boost investor sentiment
The Sensex crossed the 26,000 mark on the BSE for the second time this month after closi... »

Commodities

Where is gold headed?

Economy growth will be a driving factor for investors to put their money in other asset class
Half way through 2014, markets remain confused where gold prices are headed. Investors are still... »

Logistics

Apex court refuses to release Sahara chief on bail

Sahara chief Subrata Roy. File Photo.
The Apex court today refused to release Sahara chief Subrata Roy on bail or parole. Ho... »

BL Ink

Cover

Package deal

Open-door policy: Amit Agarwal, VP and country manager, Amazon India. Photo: Kamal Narang
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is shaking up the Indian market and re-writing many of its ‘inviolable’ rules
Amit Sarda is just beginning to discover India. After selling organic handmade bath salts, essen... »

Catalyst

Catalyst

Training their web sight

Making an impression Your website can show you at your best (Scenes from Big Rock's TV commercials)
Nearly 1.6 million domain names get registered in India every year and web-hosting companies believe there is room for more
Sanjeeta KK, a Chennai-based food stylist, has been writing a food blog for over five years n... »

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