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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.

Sep 3, 2012

Shome’s tax nirvana: Make India a Mauritius-like haven

The Shome panel wants to dump all capital gains taxes. This means India's tax regime will be like that of Mauritius, a tax haven #FDI #FIIs #Gaar #Shome Panel

Sep 1, 2012

No miracles in Chidu’s first month as FM: Budget in a mess

A month after Chidambaram took over as FM, the government's finance continue to slide. #fiscal deficit #FiscalCrisis #Oil subsidies

Aug 28, 2012

How GoAir got its success formula right

GoAir has, a small airline with a small market share, appears to have got its business model right. What are its key elements? #Civil aviation #GoAir #Success Mantra

Aug 10, 2012

Irda is about to give LIC, govt a free ticket to imprudence

The insurance regulator is planning to allow all insurers to hold more than the prudential limit of 10 percent in any one company. This is just to help LIC and the government #Corporate governance #Irda #LIC #Regulator Watch #SEBI

Aug 7, 2012

Mr Chidambaram, don’t screw savers to help yourself!

The FM's concern over borrowing costs is misplaced - and probably a substitute for real action on fiscal front #Interest rates #OnTheContrary #Savers Vs Borrowers

Aug 4, 2012

Meet the new Chidambaram: Are you happy? he asks staff

Finance Minister P Chidambaram is apparently asking his staff if they like working here or would like to move out. #NorthBlock #P. Chidambaram

Aug 3, 2012

After taxman and intel snoops, Sebi wants to tap your phone

Sebi is now seeking rights to tap phones to track down insider traders. There is no no lack of agencies listening in to your conversations #privacy #SEBI #Short Points #Wire-Tapping

Aug 2, 2012

Telenor and Unitech: How to auction a divorce plan

Will Telenor's effort to separate from telephony partner Unitech by holding an auction for its assets work? #Telenor #Uninor #Unitech

Jul 24, 2012

Oil cos’ profits are largely fiction: It’s done with mirrors

Both the government and the oil companies are presenting accounts that bear little resemblance to reality. #BPCL #Cooking The Books #Corporate governance #HPCL #IOC #Oil subsidies #OMCs

Jul 21, 2012

Why India Inc should not ask for the moon from govt

Businessmen have to connect the dots from global events to local possibilities before asking for the moon from Manmohan Singh #India Inc #Macroeconomics #Manmohan Singh #The Butterfly Effect