Articles by The Business Blog
Dec 01, 2012
The real purpose of branding...is not what you thinkWhy are we willing to pay more a Rolex than a Titan or a Casio? The value comes from branding - and information asymmetry
Nov 29, 2012
Why automobile taxation can't be an arbitrary affairThe automobile industry cannot be subjected to arbitrary taxation driven by the short-term need to control diesel subsidies
Nov 28, 2012
The shriller CAG's critics get, the more they are losing itThe focus on Rs 1.76 lakh crore - the top end of the CAG's loss estimate in the 2G scam - is actually reducing the criticism to a farce
Oct 31, 2012
Is PMO moving to meet Ambani half-way on gas price hike?The PMO has asked the petroleum ministry if it is legally possible to raise Reliance gas prices. Are things moving Ambani's way?
Oct 27, 2012
Sahara Group is pushing the envelope on SC ordersA Sebi ad warns Sahara group investors from falling victim to the group's overtures to switch the money to other schemes
Oct 19, 2012
A first: TCI suit against CIL becomes a mass tort claimA UK hedge fund has been allowed to convert its case against Coal India into something akin to a class action suit.
Sep 28, 2012
Fiscal gap: Govt bluffs again, but no one is fooledWhy does the government go on pretending the fiscal deficit is under control when it isn't?
Sep 24, 2012
Chidu winks, Subbu smiles: Odds on rate cut improveOn 30 October, the odds are more than even that Duvvuri Subbarao will oblige the finance minister with a rate cut.
Sep 19, 2012
Run, Chidu, run: Only weeks left to rake in the moolahIf UPA wants to give away some goodies in the 2012-13 budget, Chidambaram has just six weeks to fix his budget this year. And disinvestment is the key.
Sep 10, 2012
Is Chidambaram our next Muhammad bin Tughlaq?Muhammad bin Tughlaq went down in history as the Sultan who debased his own currency. Will Finance Minister P Chidambaram be following in his footsteps?