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SHCIL deal: IDBI gains on ready platform

IDBI Bank says that the merger of SHCIL to itself will help it add 20 per cent of its branch network...

It’s all about OhioWho’s thinking of services reform?
Corporate turnaround
During the first quarter, an RBI analysis of corporate performance based on a common sample of 2,308...

Get ready for new cheque system

Cheque transactions are going to be faster, less risky by the end of this calendar year

EPFO needs fresh and bold ideas

The 8.8 per cent return by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) could have got better.

Diageo-USL deal: Win-win for both?

From the acquisition of McDowell’s by Vittal Mallya in 1951, United Spirits has come a long way in 6...

RBI’s inflation vs growth conundrum

A succinct appraisal of fiscal policy that RBI has begun inserting in its macro-economic...
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Rahul rediscovers Manmohan Singh’s diagnosis
Five-point task of DMU was to do same things that CCI is supposed to be doing, except for giving fin...
Two faces of India's growth story
In July, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods major Unilever plc. shelled out $3.2 billion to hike its sta...
AAP vs the Anna party
Hazare may have come a long way from 2005 or 2012, but the question is, how far?
Forensic audit of ministries, too?
The forensic audit of United Bank of India ordered by RBI is a first in the country’s banking histor...
Switch-off for power PSUs
Thermal plant through relaxed operating norms, even when they operate at lower plant load factor.
PC manufacturers taken ill by tablets
Intel is optimistic about countries like India where a lot of people still haven't used a computer.
Bali meeting: India in the spotlight
India’s stance on food security was the talking point for the day.
For banks, is investing in stocks more risky than lending for NPAs? 
With the field loaded so clearly for the borrowers is it any wonder debt is a far more attractive op...
Take a leaf from VAT to get GST going
The experience of VAT shows that foolproof, end-to-end GST is unlikely to undermine the revenue rais...
Lending pressure, rising NPAs may impact banks’ ratings
Finance ministry has tried to explain away the rising gross NPAs of banks as function of economy.
Don’t blame Goldman. Solve Delhi-Gurgaon project instead
There is demand for the road, and car owners are willing to pay for it.
Contesting from 2 seats, Chouhan forced to eat words
The veteran wields a clout in Vidhsha, part of the Lok Sabha constituency, a BJP pocket borough once...
NSEL crisis: More trouble for Jignesh Shah, as govt targets Financial Technologies over ownership
NSEL crisis has enveloped Jignesh Shah-run Financial Technologies too with a crackdown imminent.
Why is Rahul selective in speaking out?
Even if Narendra Modi's vision of development is vague and probably simplistic, it is difficult to v...
Power reforms: A step back?
The biggest anomaly is in the wide divergence that the new proposals have when juxtaposed with the c...
Is Nitish erring on the side of caution?
Muslim voters of the state are facing the biggest dilemma in the last two decades.
Raghuram Rajan’s foreign bank options
The presence of foreign banks is miniscule in the country.
Drug trials: Lax regulations cost country dear
What was once an ample ground for MNCs to outsource phase II and III clinical trials, is now being w...
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