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AARATI KRISHNAN

CIRCUIT BREAKER

Three new ways to halt India’s gold rush

Latest data showing that India’s gold imports have jumped four-fold in September and October, com... »

JINOY JOSE P

THE CHEAT SHEET

Finding Darwin in finance

Survival of the fittest?Not quite so obvious. This is about the link between evolution and... »

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY

ICICI to offer option pricing for debt

ICICI will introduce a range of option pricing for corporates who want to lock in to long term f... »

G PARTHASARATHY

Violence and chaos unlimited

Friendship talks What do Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif have in store for India? A recent report issued by the Pentagon has, for the first time, alluded to “sanctuaries” in Pakis... »

Jinoy Jose P

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

No man is an island

India has reported its first case of Ebola. Health authorities say a young man who returned from... »

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,... »

G Chandrashekhar

Raw Input

A slippery slope for palm oil

Recent developments in the global vegetable oils market have provided a likely direction for palm oil prices in the first quarter of 2015.A rebound in global oilseeds and vegetable oil p... »


Lokeshwarri SK

A closer look at the small ’uns

Lokeshwarri SK

Smaller stocks are mostly avoided by serious investors due to greater volatility and lack of transparency. Not much attention is, therefore, given to the trading pattern of these smaller stocks... »


Bhaskar Balakrishnan

This is not the way to stem brain drain

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Thousands of Indians work in the US on J-1 (exchange visitor) visas. But if they want to change their visa to other visas such as H-1, they have to go through unnecessary and complicated bureau... »


LOKESHWARRI SK

Flipping gains? Don’t bet on it

Less shady activity The regulator's watching The flurry of initial public offers in August and September this year and the spectacular listing gains they delivered had evoked fear of another speculative binge in primary markets. But the rela... »

HARISH BHAT, MEMBER, GROUP EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, TATA SONS

club catalyst

Break down all those walls!

HARISH BHAT, MEMBER, GROUP EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, TATA SONS

The Berlin Wall fell during this month, 25 years ago. This infamous wall, a symbol of the Cold War, had stood stubbornly for nearly three decades. It had divided the city of Berlin into two, kept... »

TANYA THOMAS

Cheat Sheet

Labour and the great gig pie in the sky

The Reds are doing slapstick?

No, labour as in you and me. The great and powerful workforce or the faceless mass of people who live by their daily drudgeries, depending on which... »

Gurumurthy K

Pick of the week

NCDEX jeera (₹12,505/quintal): Buy

Gurumurthy K

Jeera prices have rallied strongly in the last one month. Jeera futures on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange are up 18 per cent from the low of ₹10,505 a quintal recorded on O... »


Sravanthi Challapalli

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

My family and other women

I was at the travel agent’s recently. She was discussing hotel and flight fares with a man who was planning a family trip. “I want the women to be safe,” he was saying. The agent suggested a certa... »

Gnanasekaar T

Palm oil to test support, rise

Gnanasekaar T

Malaysian palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives ended higher on Monday supported by a weakening ringgit, although lacklustre export demand continued to pressure prices. Expo... »


TURKISH DELIGHT

Opulence unplugged

What’s three times bigger than Versailles, has over a 1,000 rooms, and costs $615 million? Not a mosque, a hospital, or even a housing project. It’s Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s humongo... »

It’s a little early to write off gold

Beating inflation is a tightrope walk

Clap for a cleaner India

Sterilisation — why only women?

We do need some free education

Palm oil to test support, rise

The difficult art of economic diversification

Green shoots in Rajasthan

Aarati Krishnan

Easy Money

Three new fund pitches to ignore

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Aarati Krishnan

As the Sensex hovers at a new high, the trickle of new fund offers (NFOs) that commenced last year has grown into a flood. This isn’t surprising because fund houses usually launch more NFOs in... »


Lokeshwarri SK

Small-caps sizzle Should youjump in?

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Lokeshwarri SK

For Indian investors, small is beautiful. The BSE Small Cap index has delivered 118 per cent return since last September, even as its large-cap counterpart, the Sensex, panted way behind, with... »


Gnanasekaar T

Buy gold on dips to $1,175-78/oz

Comex gold futures were higher on Thursday but limited by dollar strength after Federal Reserve minutes suggested the United States is still likely to raise interest rates next year. Gold also... »


HARISH BIJOOR

question hour

There’s room for every shop

Symbiotic mix Mom-and-pop stores, the supermarket and the hypermarket will be forced into co-existence in the future

HARISH BIJOOR

There’s room for every shop

Many retailers are closing down small-format stores and concentrating on large-format stores such as hypermarkets. What makes large-form... »

RAMESH NARAYAN

addendum

Nothing else will do

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RAMESH NARAYAN

I’ve been watching the Scorpio since its debut in 2002. I’ve liked it. I liked the fact that Anand Mahindra drove around in one. And I liked the fact that Interface was faithful to the persona it... »

Poornima Joshi

Grand old, tired party

The opposition looks spaced out

Poornima Joshi

The beautiful people and their eloquence in Vigyan Bhawan over the last two days was just a blip in the radar for an audience riveted to regular blockbusters from Varanasi, Myanmar and Sydney. The... »

Gurumurthy K

DAY TRADING GUIDE

Key resistance ahead for MCX silver

Gurumurthy K

Silver futures traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange have risen sharply by 4 per cent in the past week. The contract has breached its intermediate resistance at ₹35,200/kg and is now tradi... »


Slate

All you wanted to know about: e-Auctions

After the Supreme Court recently pulled up the Government for arbitrary coal block allocations, the Centre decided to put up the blocks for e-auction. This evokes some déjà vu, because the G... »

G Chandrashekhar

Gold, silver look vulnerable despite ETF outflows slowing

G Chandrashekhar

Unlike in 2013, physically-backed gold ETP holdings have faced much less outflow pressure this year. Against 850 tonnes redeemed last year, some 130 tonnes have flowed out so far this year. Not... »


NS Vageesh

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Does not inspire confidence

Vote of confidence motions — whether in State assemblies or Parliament — have often been occasions of drama and intrigue. It was no different this Wednesday when the BJP ‘won’ the confidence motion... »

The right path for infra financing

Up in the air

Union tells JLR workforce to reject pay deal

The great un-banked

Rape on campus

Shale Oil: All you wanted to know about

The three mistakes of the AAP


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