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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.

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 27, 2012

Will IFCI be better off as a PSU? Its boss doesn’t think so

IFCI's CEO is resisting the government's efforts to make the company a full-fledged public sector unit again. #CorporateStrategy #IFCI #PSU #strategy

Aug 22, 2012

Subbarao isn’t an isolated hawk on inflation anymore

The RBI's Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy has abandoned its dovishness and moved closer to the Governor's own position on inflation #D. Subbarao #fiscal deficit #Inflation #Monetary policy

Aug 21, 2012

Psst, the euro is dying. And the countdown has begun

It may be only a matter of time before the euro is buried - in bits or wholesale. Eurozone ministers are now talking about it sotto voce #Euro #Eurozone crisis #Grexit

Aug 14, 2012

Inflation is down, not out; expect a surge later this year

The Wholesale Price Index is down, but this is largely the base effect at work. One should expect a resurgence from later this year #Inflation #RBI Rate Cuts #WPI

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