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CP CHANDRASEKHAR, JAYATI GHOSH

MACROSCAN

What fiscal failure is all about

While struggling to meet self-imposed fiscal deficit targets, the government has been unable to arrest slippages on the tax front »

Stanly Johny

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Home run for Havana

Stanly Johny

The US realises the folly of its Cuban ways »

K VENKATASUBRAMANIAN

SLATE

All you wanted to know about: The Russsian crisis

There never is a time when some part of the world isn’t in financial crisis. The latest to get in... »

C GOPINATH

AMERICAN PERISCOPE

Watch those NGOs

Christmas charities serve themselves first »

Harishanker Subramaniam

No further time to be lost on GST

Final burst: That's what is required to clear the remaining hurdles. M PERIASAMY The GST Constitution Amendment Bill makes significant concessions to States. An April 2016 rollout is doable »

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,... »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Palm oil to test resistance, slip

Prices may edge lower towards ringgit 2,120/tonne »

G Chandrashekhar

Raw Input

Much to chew on

G Chandrashekhar

Outlook for animal feed is bearish, with a large harvest of feed grains »

G Chandrashekhar

At crossroads now, gold looks vulnerable

Other factors such as ETP redemptions that drive prices are less supportive »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

If gold dips to $1,190/oz, buy

A fall below $1,170 can revive bearish hopes »

Harish Bijoor

question hour

Jumping on the brandwagon

Harish Bijoor

Jumping on the brandwagon

Real-estate brands are now getting onto the brandwagon. How are they doing this?JullunderJogi-saa... »

G PARTHASARATHY

Terror — a creation of Pak politicians

Image and reality: Peshawar tragedy raises questions about Nawaz Sharif Reuters Since the days of Zia-ul-Haq they have promoted Islamist outfits to keep the pot boiling in Afghanistan and India »

ARVIND JAYARAM

SLATE

Santa clause rally

The Christmas carol goes ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ and the stock market is no exception. Monthly patterns in Sensex show that investors have a high probability of making profits on stocks they... »

Gnanasekaar T

Pick of the week

Palm oil to test supports, rise

Gnanasekaar T

Malaysian palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives were lower on Monday pressured by falling crude prices. This was despite a broadly weakening ringgit and modest gains in export figu... »


Sandip Sen

Why no ‘Make in India’ for urea?

The closure of three urea producing plants in south India has led to a sharp spike in imports and subsidies »

Indira Balaji

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Silence, please!

Indira Balaji

Why is Modi letting his colleagues shoot their mouths off? »

Cotton user industry has to do its bit to help growers

Right to a better life

Is being big a sin?

Forking: a rebellion you just can’t ignore

The ‘missing middle’ in Indian industry

Bravehearts or habitual male haters?

Non-fundamental factors drag crude oil prices

Funny money

RASHEEDA BHAGAT

Come and see the blood in the streets

Unlearned lessons Making children pay for mindless terror games Reuters It’s time Pakistan understood that terrorists are not freedom fighters. How many more lives will it take? »

Bhavana Acharya

Raymond: Buy

Bollywood actor Dino Morea walks the ramp at the launch of Raymonds' new Signature luxury fabric from Italy, in Mumbai, in this file photo. In the domestic worsted suiting segment, Raymond has 60 per cent market share.

Bhavana Acharya

The company is focussing on apparel retail that holds strong growth potential »

A Srinivas

Viewsroom

Time for capital controls

A Srinivas

The Reserve Bank must reconsider its rupee management policy to check volatility. The rupee fell from about 55 to a dollar in May 2013 to 68 in August that year and thereafter gradually climbed to... »

RAMESH NARAYAN

addendum

Neatly driven

Neatly driven So, how many times have you begged an auto driver to take you somewhere and watched, in completely impotent frustration, as he merrily ignores you and drives by, lea... »

HARISH BHAT

Club Catalyst

Why marketers should visit museums

Great tales Brands have traditionally told wonderful stories. Unfortunately, many modern marketers have forgotten the art of great storytelling. Museums teach us how to tell powerful stories in a vivid, simple manner. POPOVA VALERIYA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

HARISH BHAT

There’s a lesson to be learnt from the way museums are managed »

Jinoy Jose P

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Work at will

Flexible hours will only help enhance productivity »

Gurumurthy K

Weekly Oullook

Weak ₹ supports MCX-gold

Gurumurthy K

The gold futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) witnessed a sharp rally of over 3 per cent in the past week. A strong surge in the global spot gold price and a weak r... »


POORNIMA JOSHI

CAPITAL LETTER

Arun Jaitley and his frenemies

On guard And for good reasons. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKA The Finance Minister has to watch out for snipers within his party, those envious of his rise to power »

AARATI KRISHNAN

CIRCUIT BREAKER

What’s sacrosanct about promoters?

There’s no need to panic when they relinquish control. Companies with low or nil promoter holdings can also flourish »

SS TARAPORE

MAVERICK VIEW

A new entente on monetary policy?

A stable and lasting policy can evolve only if there’s mutual respect and understanding between the RBI and the government »

If gold dips to $1,210-12/oz, buy

Gene therapy makes a slow comeback

Too crude a policy

Sops for diesel vehicles may be withdrawn

Containing the freight rate

Palm oil to test supports, rise

Questioning skills


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