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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.

Jun 20, 2012

Bengal’s self-goal: Haldia Petro MD ousted in boardroom coup

Mamata Banerjee's government has managed to hammer another nail in Bengal's industrial coffin by an ill-advised coup in Haldia Petrochem #BoardroomCoup #CorporateWarfare #Haldia Petrochem #Mamata Banerjee #Purnendu Chatterjee #Sumantra Choudhury

Jun 18, 2012

Why Subbarao told the finmin to take a walk

The latest policy is the clearest signal yet from the RBI that rates can't fall further without a lot of effort from the finance ministry #Duvvuri Subbarao #MonetaryPolicy #PolicyWatch #Pranab Mukherjee

Jun 6, 2012

Sharma vs Jairam: Cong flyweights in shadow-boxing bout

Anand Sharma, the Commerce Minister, thinks Jairam Ramesh is not reformist enough. UPA's skirmishes are now percolating to less senior ministers. #Anand Sharma #Jairam Ramesh #Politics Decoder #Pranab Mukherjee #Shadow-Boxing #UPA Jockeying

Jun 2, 2012

Should the rich leave all wealth to their children? Naah

A Bangalore meeting attended by India's rich businessmen and Bill Gates may help generate more giving for charitable causes. #Azim Premji #Bill Gates #Capitalism #InMyOpinion #Mahatma Gandhi #Rakesh Jhunjhunwala #Ratan Tata #Trusteeship #Warren Buffett

May 28, 2012

Petro-fuels: The search for second-best solutions, or worse

The search for ways to defuse the petrol bomb is heading towards suboptimal solutions. #Fuel tax #IOC #Petrol #ThatsJustWrong

May 25, 2012

Coal India mess bobbing up as NTPC chief cries foul

The contradictions in our coal policy are popping up repeatedly. The quickest way out is by ending Coal India's monopoly #Coal Auctions #Coal Reforms #Competition #Monopoly #NTPC

May 24, 2012

Will we see a US-Europe double steroid stimulus now?

Even while we wait for the Greek tragedy and EU stimulus to unfold, its time to look at what the US will do to stimulate its flagging economy. #Eurozone #Federal Reserve System #Fiscal policy #Inflation #Quantitative easing

May 22, 2012

When will Pranab stop the loot of oil companies?

The aam taxpayer's resources and the aam investor's wealth are being eroded in the name of subsidising the aam aadmi's petro-goods

#coal india #Corporate governance #Oil subsidies #OMCs #ONGC

May 19, 2012

European Union vs Indian Union: Why Bengal isn’t Greece

The rupee may be sinking, but it can never go down like the euro. Here's what's different between the European Union and the Indian Union. #ConnectTheDots #EU #Euro #European Central Bank #Indian Union #PIIGS

May 18, 2012

Euro to zero: Greek exit can happen over a weekend

It seems the European Union has all-or-nothing treaties: if you want to exit the euro, you have to exit the EU as well. #Drachma #Eurozone crisis #Greek Exit