Column: Alibaba’s huge finance arm is a mystery to most

It’s one of the Chinese e-commerce group’s crown jewels. Yet public investors can’t reliably estimate its worth

What is holding back direct fertiliser subsidy transfer?

Direct transfer of subsidy to farmers holds the key to countering all ills afflicting the fertiliser sector...

Column: Time to give up on GST

At 27% rates, tax evasion will remain high; indeed, the governments may even end up losing on tax collection

Snuffing out love

Born with innocence, strong socialisation moulds human beings to certain cultures.

Go with the Flow

Most people will go home, bitch about their day at work, badmouth a colleague or two and generally act...

An all-Indian star cast

No one needs convincing about the depth of talent in Indian golf after back-to-back full-field Asian Tour wins by SSP Chowrasia, Rashid Khan and Anirban Lahiri

‘Muslims are not coolies of secularism. It is not our cross to carry alone’

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Zeeshan Shaikh of The Indian Express, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi...

Editorial: Digital Promise

Internet-user growth in India is accelerating. Key to servicing it is the right spectrum policy

Strong case for rate cut

Retail inflation in October has fallen to 5.5%, which is the lowest since the inception of the new series.

Editorial: Parrot and stick

Caged parrot gets a beating from SC, no face to show

Column: India’s economic hotspots

For strong growth opportunities, go beyond states’ headline figures, into the districts and urban clusters

Editorial: Kotak moment

The ING deal looks like a winner

Letters to the editor: Canvassing China

Apropos of the column “The world keeps coming to China” (FE, November 17), having a presence in the...

Anti-insider trading regulations

At first glance it does seem that Sebi has accepted many of the Justice Sodhi panel’s recommendations while finalising the new regulations

Singapore Sling

Singaporeans have taken to shopping like no one in the affluent world has...

Column: Insider-trading law’s new avatar

The real new development is the expansion of the defences for honest conduct...

Column: Best to keep monetary policy stance flexible

The curious thing about monetary policy is that it should be unpredictable to be effective

GST@27% is retrograde

GST will be beneficial only if it has reasonable rates and minimum slabs

Private practice versus government service

The government seeks to curb its law officers’ appearances for private parties...

Column: Three reasons to cut rates

High rates are proving a disincentive for investment. Besides, there is no reason to fear growth pushing up inflation

Column: The continuing foolishness on gold

India’s gold import policy should be driven by the continuing need to strengthen our underlying economy

Ripple effect of sogo shosha ruling

The I-T Tribunal ruling has much larger relevance and application, not only for sogo shoshas but also for limited-risk distributors and traders

Reaping the diaspora dividend

The efforts of the new government to vigorously engage with the Indian diaspora around the world is a remarkable step...

Column: GST unlikely by April 2016

Given the time required to put in place enabling legislation, meeting this deadline will be difficult

Column: US-India subsidy accord seems grainy

The US, except for modifying the language of the peace clause, might not have changed its stand at all

Corridors of Power: Railways needs more than just reports

Suresh Prabhu must find practical solutions to improve railway finances and funding

Getting the right PSB heads

In an environment of global competition, the selection process should be opened up to willing senior officials from private and foreign banks

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