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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 2, 2012

We will be bled dry in two years, warns ONGC chief

ONGC is beginning to fret about the permanent subsidies it is forced to bear due to the UPA's myopic oil pricing policies #coal india #Oil subsidies #ONGC

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

Jul 20, 2012

Pranab-da has left more ticking bombs for Manmohan

The former FM has cleaned out the coffers before he left for Rashtrapati Bhavan. Manmohan will have to scrounge for the money. #Budget Holes #EmptyCoffers #GST #Manmohan Singh #Oil subsidies #Pranab Mukherjee

Jul 17, 2012

How to collect telecom’s golden eggs without killing the goose

The only way out of a bigger telecom mess is to make the auctions based on revenue share rather than one-time spectrum prices. #SpectrumAuction #TRAI

Jul 13, 2012

Subbarao opens two more fronts in battle with finmin

The RBI Governor has raised corporate governance issues over how the government is meddling in public sector banks and the superfast growth in farm credit #D. Subbarao #finance ministry #RBI #RegulatorWatch

Jul 13, 2012

Will govt miss the bus again on diesel price hike?

If the diesel price hike does not happen in the next one week, it would become a joke #oil prices #PM Manmohan Singh #Reforms

Jul 7, 2012

MCX, Ajay Shah and the response to sharp criticism

MCX is targeting a free-market economist for his veiled criticism of the exchange. It's not on. #Ajay Shah #Defamation #MCX

Jul 3, 2012

Kingfisher endgame: Mallya’s hold is now almost zero

Vijay Mallya can no longer be considered the owner as Kingfisher, which is now almost completely pledged to lenders #Endgame #ICICI Bank #Kingfisher #Vijay Mallya

Jun 30, 2012

PM-Pranab-Sonia hiatus was key cause of policy paralysis

It is now abundantly clear that Manmohan Singh wanted to rule the finance ministry but always stood thwarted by Sonia. This is the cause of UPA's policy paralysis. #Kaushik Basu #Manmohan Singh #P. Chidambaram #PolicyWatch #Pranab Mukherjee #Sonia Gandhi