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The Business Blog is a daily business blog anchored by Firstpost senior editors. It will offer quick comments and insights into major business news developments from the pink press.

Jan 1, 2013

5 reasons why Kingfisher should never fly again

There is absolutely no reason for Kingfisher to ever fly again. Why is the management still pretending it can be rescued? #ConnectTheDots #Debt #Kingfisher Crisis #Licence permit #Vijay Mallya

Dec 28, 2012

Has Sonia signed on for diesel, kerosene price hikes?

The petroleum ministry's plans to raise diesel prices by Re 1 every month is fine, but it won't happen without political backing from the top #diesel prices #energy prices #Kerosene #LPG #Manmohan Singh #Subsidies #Veerappa Moily #WhatNext

Dec 27, 2012

2012: The govt has been at war with its own regulators

A feature of UPA-2, and especially of 2012, has been that the government has been upset with independent constitutional and regulatory bodies #CAG #GoodRead #GoodReads #Irda #RBI #Regulators #SEBI

Dec 26, 2012

Why FDI isn’t enough to help KFA or civil aviation revive

The share markets are building too much hope over FDI in aviation. The money is not going to rush in, and nor is the industry going to revive easily. #Civil aviation #ConnectTheDots #FDI #IATA #Kingfisher

Dec 25, 2012

Tax-free bonds are flopping: Rich say ‘no’ to cheap money

Despite signals that interest rates have nowhere to go but down, there are enough indicators to the contrary #FD Rates #HNIs #Smart Money #tax-free bonds

Dec 24, 2012

Faulty accounting may help FM meet budget goals

This year's budget deficit will look smaller due to faulty cash-based accounting. Time to abandon this trick. #Cash-based Accounting #Financial Accounting #fiscal deficit #Numbers

Dec 22, 2012

Rush: Tax-free bonds rates may start falling from Jan 2013

There are signs that interest rates on safe avenues like tax-free bonds will start falling from January. So rush and lock into higher yields #Personal finance #Smart Money #tax-free bonds

Dec 17, 2012

Cash transfers: govt’s rush may lead to its failure

An expert warns that cash transfers are no panacea. But they work only if they are rolled out slowly, learning lessons along the way #Cash transfers #P. Chidambaram #Sonia Gandhi #UPA

Dec 15, 2012

Chidu offers ‘bitter medicine’ but he should try some himself

The finance minister has been talking about "bitter medicine" but is unable to convince his party about taking a spoonful. #Bitter Medicine #fiscal reforms #P. Chidambaram #Reforms #ToTheContrary

Dec 14, 2012

Growth: How Indira, Sonia compounded Nehru’s mistake

It has become fashionable to blame Nehru for our state-led development path. But he merely made a mistake; Indira and Sonia have refused to learn from that mistake #GoodReads #Indira #Nehru #Sonia
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