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AARATI KRISHNAN

Circuit Breaker

Who cares about public shareholders?

When the markets are moribund, Indian policymakers pull out all stops to convince small investors... »

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... »

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... »

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 —... »

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... »

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

Another view Can Britain’s banking system do an about-turn and set global standards? QQ7/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

After all those bank scams, the clean-up

In early October it emerged that that two directors at HSBC’s British division — one a member of... »

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... »


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... »

SLATE

All you wanted to know about: Muhurat Trading

Indian stock brokers, intermediaries and investors celebrate Diwali in a special way — through the Muhurat trading session. This special trading is held for an hour or so on Diwali night so that i... »

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 potable liquor and the State had the power to prohibit such trade. In a judgment, a five-judge Constitut... »

Our Bureaus

BELOW THE LINE

Delving into details

Media savvy Arvind Subramanian PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi is setting up a new system to ensure that his speeches get the attention and importance they deserve. Sample this: Ahead of the recently held Global Investors’ Summit... »

Meera Siva

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Don’t apologise, change

Satya Nadella

Meera Siva

Making an anti-woman remark and then apologising for it has become common this season. Even otherwise reputable men are doing it, the most recent being Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who said women s... »

G Chandrashekhar

COMMODITY COMMENTARY

Outlook turns bleak for palm oil

G Chandrashekhar

Palm oil prices are once again under pressure with rising production, expanding inventory at the origins and slowing demand in major consuming markets. Rivalry between two of the wor... »


Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

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

Comex gold futures were higher on Thursday, near its highest in over a month, with investors seeking safety amid increasing concerns over a slump in the global economy. Sluggish US data could p... »


Harish Bijoor

question hour

flipkart #facepalm

Kudos! Flipkart’s Bansal’s apology was the right move

Harish Bijoor

flipkart #facepalm

What do you make of the Flipkart fiasco and the subsequent apology?HyderabadRevathi, Flipkart bit more than it cou... »

Bend it with HP

Getting ‘Make in India’ right

The other space race that’s going on

Palm oil to test resistance

Behind the Prize, an agenda

All you wanted to know about: Tax terrorism

The real issue with Flipkart

A clean-up for Make in India

‘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.<... »

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... »


Prince Mathews Thomas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Bringing black back

Prince Mathews Thomas

Just about six months ago, members of the BJP had a field day criticising the UPA for its “reluctance” to name those who had stashed black money in overseas accounts. Now the BJP has realised ther... »

MEET THE AUTHOR

The millionaire cabbie

Book: Rokda: How Baniyas Do Business; Author : Nikhil Inamdar; Publisher: Random House India. Price: ₹199 Circa 2006 — It was a regular day at work. Neeraj Gupta was in a meeting at his sprawling, newly acquired office in Goregaon when the dreaded call first came. ‘Come out and take a look...... »

Vidya Ram

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

Warm welcome External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lighting the lamp with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the official launch of Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in London on Friday. PTI

Urging Britain’s sizable Indian diaspora to work and invest in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Government would deliver fast on its promises to ensure it lived up to t... »


G Chandrashekhar

Commodity Commentary

Poor Canadian crop conditions changing fundamentals in pulses market

Deviating from the earlier optimistic expectations of a repeat of last year’s large crop size, Canadian pulses (mainly field peas and lentils) being harvested currently is under stress with... »


Gurumurthy K

Weekly Outlook

MCX-crude oil on a free fall

Gurumurthy K

The crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) tumbled about 6 per cent over the past week. It is currently trading near ₹4,960/barrel. A sharp fall in the global crud... »

SS TARAPORE

MAVERICK VIEW

Stop this dithering on banking reforms

Central to the financial sector reforms would be the restructuring and financing of public sector banks. The Narasimham Committee II on Banking Sector Reforms (1998) concluded that the fisc just co... »

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Statistalk

India shines in America

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

In the last three decades ... »

Tata Steel to sell long products unit in Europe

After all those bank scams, the clean-up

A Nobel effort

The absurd clamour for labour market reforms

How about some clean public loos?

Spilling the beans?

Bite the bullet


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