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Dire straits Until they get protection from humanitarian governments REUTERS
Dire straits Until they get protection from humanitarian governments REUTERS

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

Compassionless in Europe

Desperate migrants from Syria and Libya risk their lives to cross the seas, only to run up against anti-immigrant sentiment »

JYOTSNA SURI

Private investments need a big push

Get on the fast track For steady
development FUJJI/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

JYOTSNA SURI

The seeds of development have been sown, green shoots are visible, but the tree needs nurturing to grow »

POORNIMA JOSHI

CAPITAL LETTER

Modi and the burden of expectations

Man and Superman A fundamental difference Rajeev Bhatt

POORNIMA JOSHI

Although the Prime Minister is only a shadow of the Candidate, underestimating him will be a mistake »

LOKESHWARRI SK

Surprise! Full convertibility is on its way

Money-go-round Will it? Won’t it? DeiMosz/shutterstock.com

LOKESHWARRI SK

While it appears the RBI is paving the way for capital account convertibility, does it presage boom-time for money-launderers? »

CP CHANDRASEKHAR, JAYATI GHOSH

MACROSCAN

Who’s afraid of China’s shadow banking?

Grey area The influence of shadow banking LANTERIA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM It still remains small in relation to total bank credit in China. However, to the extent that shadow loans have been made in real estate and construction, there is a threat »

Business Line twenty years ago today: High-income States get lion’s share of CST

A recent study has shown that the imposition of Central Sales Tax (CST) has mainly benefited the high-income States at the expense of the poor and middle-income States. The study,... »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Palm oil to consolidate, rise

Gnanasekaar T

Malaysian palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives ended lower on Monday after Indonesia said it would delay the implementation of export levies, although strong export sales by Malay... »


RASHEEDA BHAGAT

Mass appeal has its own logic

Explosive support The kind that counts MPERIASAMY Jayalalithaa and Kejriwal derive legitimacy from a massive support base, regardless of what courts and governments say or do »

Chandan Mitra

An eye on India and one on the world

Hands on From the word go Sushanta Patronobish

Chandan Mitra

Modi has initiated social security cover for all, not to mention ushering in an economic revival »

Aarati Krishnan

High Life

Manage your portfolio manager

Aarati Krishnan

If you believe you can exercise greater discipline over your emotions, go for a Portfolio Management Service »

R Srinivasan

From The Views Room

Futile exercise

Airline cartelisation is tough to prove »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,200-05/ounce

Comex gold futures ended higher on Thursday as the dollar fell following minutes from the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting showing the US central bank was unlikely to raise interest rates in Ju... »


HARISH BHAT

Club catalyst

The elusive secrets of cool brands

The cool quotient Brands like Harley Davidson inspire fanatical fandom. PV SIVAKUMAR

HARISH BHAT

What makes some brands so cool, hot and desirable? »

Vidya Ram

Tata Steel’s move to amend pension scheme runs into more opposition from unions

Another union ballots its members for industrial action against company’s proposals »

G PARTHASARATHY

India still a pawn on the strategy board

Bogus war on terrorism: US and Pakistan engage in doublespeak Niyazz/shutterstock.com The US will use India to counter China’s growing stature, but won’t give any backing on terrorism. That’s the game-plan »

Palm oil to consolidate, rise

All you wanted to know about: Impairment Charges

Below The Line

By The Way: DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA looks at people and professions

Look back with satisfaction

Business Line: Twenty years ago today

Towards the end of dollar hegemony?

Europe slaps dumping duties on special steel

Business Line twenty years ago today: Doors open for FIIs, NRIs, OCBs

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), overseas corporate bodies (OCBs) and foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have been allowed to invest, on a repatriation basis, in all activities exc... »

SUMIT MAZUMDER

Reforms now in take-off mode

Swift erasure Of bad debts is called for Paul Looyen/shutterstock.com

SUMIT MAZUMDER

The systems are in place, after one year of this government. But a number of bottlenecks remain to be wiped out »

Ashok R Sankethi

BOOK REVIEW

The character map

Ashok R Sankethi

Ethical behaviour can still fetch good business results. It is practical and revenue-happy, shows a new book »

B Venkatesh

Portfolio Ideas

Give into your urge to spend

Way to go: Use part of the profits from short-term investments to meet discretionary expenses

B Venkatesh

Discretionary spending is necessary, but how should you meet such expenses? »

AARATI KRISHNAN

CIRCUIT BREAKER

It’s time India Inc stopped whining

From chaos To order Monkik/shutterstock.com The economy has revived and the Centre has shed its policy paralysis. Corporates now need to rework strategy »

Twenty Years Ago Today

GE's role in Cogentrix trimmed In a surprising turnaround, Cogentrix Energy Inc. has decided not to procure power equipment required for the 1,000- MW Mangalore power plant in Karn... »

Harish Bijoor

question hour

When e-commerce turns mobile

Harish Bijoor

When e-commerce turns mobile

E-commerce sites are going totally mobile. Why? What’s the logic?KolkataMrinmoyee, as the days go by, ec... »

THE CHEAT SHEET

Shell on the icy seashore

Are we discussing tongue twisters this week?No, this is about the protests against Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell hacking through Arctic ice to drill for oil.Ah. That doesn’t sound very... »

A Srinivas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

‘Made in India’ rings hollow

Signing investment deals does not amount to industrial policy »

Twenty Years Ago Today

Ministries clash over SMP imports The Commerce Ministry has opposed the Agriculture Ministry’s proposal to revoke the recent Exim Policy decision to place skimmed milk powder (SMP)... »

Twenty Years Ago Today

PF monies — handle with care

Twenty Years Ago Today

Gold could drop to levels of $1,150/oz as demand slackens

Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,200-05/ounce

The Railways needs new policy signals

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