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Misplaced sense of pride Overvalued rupee can hurt the economy

SS TARAPORE

MAVERICK VIEW

Enough of this exchange rate machismo

In the present global economic scenario, large capital inflows are inevitably followed by large c... »

Statistalk

Dollar's rally boosts reserves

The US dollar has ... »

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

Britain’s dangerous gamble

The Continent of Great Britain Or so Cameron would have us believe
ANTON BALAZH/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

VIDYA RAM

In January last year, British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech on the EU that he h... »

Twenty Years Ago Today

IA, A-I pilots’ protest disrupts flights

Indian Airlines and Air-India had to cancel or reschedule some of their flights today as pilots... »

RASHEEDA BHAGAT

Smashing gender stereotypes

New gen: They reflect the face of changing circumstances. Rasheeda Bhagat As I watch the bright young girls put up two short plays, — one of them being Sai Paranjpye’s »

Columns

Commuters travelling in suburban train in Mumbai. (file photo)

S CHANDRASEKHAR

INDIA IN TRANSITION

A workforce on the move, literally

In the last couple of decades, the number of people commuting between rural and urban areas on a... »

Columns

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY

State can create monopoly: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that citizens have no fundamental right to carry on business in pota... »

Opinion

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Statistalk

India shines in America

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

In the last three decades ... »

Columns

TIRUCHI, TAMILNADU, 19/08/2013: The public toilet at the Collectrate complex under lock and key, in Tiruchi. Photo: M. Moorthy

Vinay Kamath

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

How about some clean public loos?

The spokesman of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Lalit Bhanot, was panned by one and all for hi... »

Columns

AARATI KRISHNAN

SLATE

All you wanted to know about: Tax terrorism

Forget pugs and mobile phone networks. When it comes to doggedly pursuing suspected cases of tax... »

Columns

Tanya thomas

Cheat Sheet

The other space race that’s going on

For what, selling real estate? Honeymoon trips?

No, prospecting for fortunes,... »

Vidya Ram

JLR plant will create 1,400 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine manufacturing plant in the UK will create 1,400 jobs when it reaches full capacity. The £500-million Engine Manufacturing Centre near the central English c... »


G Chandrashekhar

Charting a new course for India’s farm resurgence

Bright prospects In the last five years, the performance of the farm sector in
general has been somewhat heartening. RM RAJARATHINAM

G Chandrashekhar

India needs rapid economic growth to lift people out of poverty and meet the basic needs of a growing population. It is well recognised that for growth to be inclusive, it must create adequate... »


Gnanasekaar .T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Palm oil to test support levels

Gnanasekaar .T

Crude palm oil futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives were lower on Monday as falling soya futures weighed on sentiments. Prospects that farmers in the US mid-west would eventually speed up... »

G Chandrashekhar

Raw Input

Supplies weigh on cotton prices

Thanks to a rebound in world agricultural output in the northern hemisphere, there has been a sharp downturn in commodity prices in recent months. Falling crude oil prices and strengthening dol... »


PRADEEP S MEHTA

PLUSES & MINUSES

The administrative route to growth

All secretaries to the Government of India should have received ‘outstanding’ grading over their last five annual appraisals, by and large, otherwise they won’t be eligible to claim the coveted tit... »

G PARTHASARATHY

Time to turn the heat on Pakistan

Endless vigil: Uncertainty engenders insecurity, and it's getting worse - Reuters Just over a year ago, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was swept back to power, prompting expectations that he would tackle Pakistan’s security and economic crises, and improve relations with India. But... »

‘Constantly-moving’ advantage

‘Constantly-moving’ advantage

Colgate is today a generic brand? Am I right?New DelhiSwapna, right and wrong.Colgate is surely... »

addendum

Language no barrier

Addendum is a weekly column that takes a sometimes hard, sometimes casual, sometimes irreverent, yet never malicious look at some of the new or recent advertisements and comments on them.<... »

C GOPINATH

AMERICAN PERISCOPE

Can businessmen make good politicians?

November is election time in the US: that means one topic will surely get time on the airwaves — outsourcing. But I am getting ahead of myself.In Massachusetts, two candidates are competing... »

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY

State industrial corpns tapping debt market

A host of State Government industrial undertakings will shortly unveil plans to tap the domestic debt market to raise funds. States will compete among themselves to raise funds with credit rating... »

All you wanted to know about: Muhurat Trading

State can create monopoly: SC

Delving into details

Don’t apologise, change

Outlook turns bleak for palm oil

Buy gold if it dips to $1,225/oz

flipkart #facepalm

Bend it with HP

G Chandrashekhar

COMMODITY COMMENTARY

Gold under pressure as most supports weaken

G Chandrashekhar

Gold prices have once again failed to hold on to the recent gains and are currently testing key support levels. On Friday, spot gold prices were ruling $1,203.62 an ounce, falling from the las... »


D SAMPATHKUMAR

Of course they were in the know

Risky waters And investors knew it. CHRISTOS GEORGHIOU/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The draft scheme of arrangement proposed by the Government that seeks to merge the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) with Financial Technologies India Limited (FTIL) has been criticised on the... »

CP CHANDRASEKHAR, JAYATI GHOSH

Macroscan

Exploiting the oil price crash, not quite the right way

Crude facts: The high prices of international oil in the past few years had made alternatives like shale gas cost-competitive Depressed demand induced by the still persisting global recession and enhanced supplies as a result of the shale boom in the US have brought global oil prices down. The spot price (free-on-board or... »

UTTAM GUPTA

We need a coherent urea investment policy

A burden: And nobody will gain from it - A MURALITHARAN In January 2013, the Government had notified a urea investment policy (UIP) for new greenfield projects; expansion of existing units; additional urea from revamp of existing units and revival of pr... »

G Chandrashekhar

Commodity commentary

Demand concerns put pressure on base metals

G Chandrashekhar

The global base metals market is currently facing strong headwinds that impact price performance. In 2012 and 2013, a combination of expanding liquidity, weakening dollar, China’s voraci... »


AARATI KRISHNAN

Circuit Breaker

Who cares about public shareholders?

Cogs in the wheel: Each one counts Anatoly Maslennikov/shutterstock.com When the markets are moribund, Indian policymakers pull out all stops to convince small investors that they should be putting their savings into the stock market. But these investors are in... »

Gnanasekaar T

PICK OF THE WEEK

Buy gold if it dips to $1,228-30/oz

Gnanasekaar T

Comex gold futures ended lower on Thursday, as better-than-expected euro zone business activity data lifted stock markets from early lows, while the dollar index held near its highest in a week an... »

Harish Bhat

Shopping in London

Shopping Unlimited London has much to offer shoppers, and Oxford Circus is the centre of it all!

Harish Bhat

I was visiting London earlier this month. It was a nice time of the year to be in one of the world’s greatest cities. Not too cold, nor too wet and the sun made surprisingly frequent appea... »

S CHANDRASEKHAR

INDIA IN TRANSITION

A workforce on the move, literally

Commuters travelling in suburban train in Mumbai. (file photo) In the last couple of decades, the number of people commuting between rural and urban areas on a daily basis has seen an explosive growth. This includes unskilled workers without a fixed place of w... »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Palm oil to test support levels

Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives ruled lower on Monday as falling energy prices and soya futures weighed on the sentiment. The soya complex fell on Monday... »


Bringing black back

The millionaire cabbie

Come to India, Sushma Swaraj urges Indian diaspora in the UK

Poor Canadian crop conditions changing fundamentals in pulses market

MCX-crude oil on a free fall

Stop this dithering on banking reforms

India shines in America


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