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  • MERC considering R-Infra's out-of-turn tariff hike proposal

    Legal experts say only state can pull up MERC for not implementing court orders

    Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • US shale, slack growth stopping global crude prices from rising

    Falling prices do have severe ramifications on the economic growth as demand for oil was estimated on growth

    Friday, 13 March 2015 - 9:33am
  • Police file FIR against Baring Private Equity on cheating charge

    After a seven-month struggle to get the authorities cracking on an alleged conspiracy by Hong Kong based Baring Private Equity Asia and Nord Anglia Education Advisors to take over Singapore-based Global Indian Schools Foundation (GISH) by deceit, the NM Marg police has finally lodged the FIR (first...

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 6:15am
  • Bonds attractive option if banks cut rates

    Depositors sure would not want banks to cut rates when there’s uncertainty over inflation as returns could turn negative if the rate inches upwards from the current 5.1% level.

    Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 10:24am
  • Government permits fungibility in FDI, FPI

    By extending fungibility of foreign direct investments (FDI) and foreign portfolio investments (FPI), the government has addressed the long pending issue of banks that has been left out so long, along with defence and exchanges.

    Sunday, 1 March 2015 - 5:30am
  • Markets pin huge reform hopes on budget

    Expect it to be a full-fledged budget aimed at removing infrastructure bottlenecks, kick-starting manufacturing; want transaction taxes to be rationalised to increase retail participation

    Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 5:15am
  • Is RBI's classification causing bank NPAs to bulge?

    Banking stocks, especially public sector banks, have been on the decline since Friday, largely on fears of restructured loan accounts turning into non-performing assets (NPAs) and the bulge in NPAs over the previous quarter ending September, say bankers.

    Wednesday, 4 February 2015 - 7:20am
  • A new economic order is rising

    As the NDA government led by Narendra Modi breaks down economic structures, thwarts decades-old legacies of Plan era, cuts down on doles and subsidies and starts building new institutions to move towards more market driven economy, a new resurgent India is in the making. On the first Republic Day...

    Monday, 26 January 2015 - 5:51am
  • What fuel price cut means to the economy, and to BJP in Delhi

    Popularity, coffers to swell as petrol, diesel get cheaper

    Saturday, 17 January 2015 - 7:44am
  • Markets cheer RBI repo cut; but move will take time to trickle down

    The Reserve Bank of India took the equity markets by surprise announcing a reduction of 25 basis points in repo rate to 7.75% shortly before they opened for trading on Thursday. Equity players were taken aback by the RBI move which was a major deviation from its usual practice of announcing...

    Friday, 16 January 2015 - 7:18am