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Will new Moody's ratings lead to investment rebound?

The ratings upgrade, which came after a 13-year-wait, erases the stunning difference of opinion between Moody’s and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s team on India’s economic scorecard.

18 Nov 2017

From Panama to Paradise: The unending saga of shell companies and black money

Several governments are making efforts to reduce black stash and the NDA government’s demonetisation was a step in that direction.

12 Nov 2017

Notes ban: It’s all a stab in the dark

Critics trashed demonetisation from day one, while others refused to see its negatives. Here are some pointers to help you shape your own verdict

09 Nov 2017

Government bets on infrastructure to revive economy

Last month, NDA government decided to plonk down a massive Rs 7 lakh crore to develop over 66,000 kms of highways under the ambitious Bharatmala programme.

05 Nov 2017

Bank recapitalisation could boost credit growth, rekindle investments

Banks are finally getting billions in financial help from the public purse to take haircuts. The move will likely solve the sector’s painful legacy of reckless risk-taking, which Finance Minister Arun

25 Oct 2017

Aditya Birla to groom fashion advisors; ties up with four large-format stores

In a first-of-its-kind initiative by a fibre producer, Aditya Birla Cellulose is grooming fashion advisors, who will engage with consumers in retail stores across the country.

19 Oct 2017

Will a stimulus package work in reviving India's economy?

When economy loses steam, it is tempting for any government to unleash a stimulus package to revive growth. But will it work, asks Sunitha Natti.

15 Oct 2017

Inequality can impact economic growth

A recent RBI-constituted study chaired by Dr Tarun Ramadorai revealed that a staggering 95 per cent of Indian households’savings are in gold and real estate.

08 Oct 2017

HPCL-MRPL merger to spawn people integration issues

The proposed merger between HPCL and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, if it happens, could lead to people integration issues.

27 Sep 2017

‘GST dented sales; recovery in next 2 quarters’

FMCG major Dabur India said GST dented its sales, but was hopeful of a recovery in the next two-quarters.

26 Sep 2017

Known unknowns: Learning to solve the NPA Puzzle

 Dipak Gupta prefers the ‘known unknown’ to ‘unknown unknown.’ When it comes to business risks, George Bush’s defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s most famous statement— ‘The Unknown Known’ (now a movi

17 Sep 2017

IPO: Insurance firms to raise around Rs 35,000 crore in current fiscal

At least five companies plan to tap Indian equity market following Irdai’s relaxation in capital mop-up regulation

12 Sep 2017

The inscrutable RBI Governor Dr Urjit Patel

The post-policy media interaction in April was a watershed moment that showed unaccustomed public introspection from Patel.

04 Sep 2017

Bharat Petroleum Corporation to de-risk by focusing on petrochemicals business

The strategy is part of the oil marketing company’s plan to grow into an integrated oil and petroleum firm

29 Aug 2017

Birla Sun Life enhances strategic focus on retail

Life insurance is severely underpenetrated, but the growing awareness about the need for protection is helping the industry increase its growth from the current average of 29 per cent.

28 Aug 2017