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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.

May 18, 2012

Multiple LPG connections? Oil cos want to cut yours off

Oil companies are blocking consumers who have more than one gas connection? It sounds equitable, but it doesn't help anyone. #Cooking Gas #LPG Subsidies #OMCs #To What Effect

May 16, 2012

Subsidised oil is bleeding us: Rs 21 cr losses every hour!

If the UPA government did nothing more than deregulate oil prices, even in stages, it can rescue the economy #fiscal deficit #Numbers #oil marketing #oil prices #Oil subsidies

May 11, 2012

Going topless is govt policy: Trai chief will be next

The government has made it a habit of keeping gigantic PSUs and regulators run without a boss for months and even years on end. #JS Sarma #Kapil Sibal #Rahul Khullar #ThisisNext #TRAI

May 10, 2012

Will tiny Greece bring the mightly eurozone down?

The eurozone crisis, which seemed to be abating a few months ago, is back on the boil. And this time something may give. #Angela Merkel #EU #EuroCrisis #Eurozone crisis #France #Germany #Greece

May 9, 2012

FM claws back policy space from SC in Voda: 2G next?

Pranab Mukherjee made it very clear that making policy was government's right, not courts. Does this mean it will make its own 2G auction policy? #2G scam #Policy Watch #Spectrum Auction #Vodafone case

May 5, 2012

How to get telcos to pipe down: revenue share auctions

India's telecom sector is screaming blue murder over Trai's spectrum pricing. Maybe they should bid in terms of revenue share. #Bharti #Idea #Spectrum War #TRAI #Vodafone

May 4, 2012

Is Indian economy about to catch the Brazilian disease?

Is India going to try and keep up with China or is it heading for Brazil's populist decline? #Brazil #BRIC #CurrencyTrends #Inflation #Ruchir Sharma

Apr 27, 2012

Why inflation is good for the poor…and the government

Is inflation as bad for the poor as it is made out to be? The answer seems to be a qualified no... #Business/Finance #Inflation #Inflation tax #PriceWatch #Real interest rate

Apr 26, 2012

Don’t blame it all on gold: CAD crisis is self-created

MAny economists are blaming gold imports for the current account crisis. Gold is the symptom, not the disease #CAD #Gold #Gold Rush #Inflation

Apr 12, 2012

Sodexos for middle class? They may work better for the poor

Urban middle class taxpayers use Sodexo coupons to buy food from malls. These coupons may be better for food security or NREGA payments to the poor. #FoodSecurity #NREGA #Sodexo #Tax Perks #Ticket