Articles by The Business Blog
Jan 16, 2012
Why the rupee's ride may only get rougher from now onThe April-December trade figures show why the rupee is not going to be out of the woods for some time yet.
Jan 13, 2012
LIC could be Pranab Babu's white knight in disinvestmentThe Life Insurance Corporation, which has large investible funds, could be the government's natural saviour with public sector disinvestment.
Jan 12, 2012
Is China hoodwinking the world on its shrinking trade gap?China's trade surpluses are shrinking. Does this mean China is consuming more and exporting less. Not quite.
Jan 07, 2012
Oil cos are bleeding Rs 16 cr an hr; here's a simple reform ideaFor the first time in many years, the government will be passing out more subsidies to oil companies than what it gets by way of taxes from them. This is an opportunity for reform.
Jan 04, 2012
Mukesh's name was on Swiss list, but it was an error, says HSBCThe revelation raises the possibility that the Swiss bank account in question may be linked to his brother Anil Ambani.
Dec 27, 2011
The wages of slowdown: Govt's coffers are running dryThe government is facing a Rs 80,000 crore shortfall in tax and non-tax receipts this year. It is scrounging around for cash.
Nov 16, 2011
Is Sanjay Chandra about to lose it all at Unitech Wireless?With the FIPB clearing Telenor's Rs 8,250 crore rights issue, the Unitech Group is facing the possibility of being squeezed out of the company
Nov 05, 2011
Sex selection, female foeticide may be less than you thinkThe National Sample Survey of 2009-10 shows a dramatic improvement in the sex ratio at birth of 978. If this is for real, it means sex selection is coming under control.
Nov 02, 2011
Why petrol hike: FM hasn't paid subsidy bill of Rs 64,900 crPetrol prices have to go up repeatedly because the finance ministry is not compensating the oil companies for losses in diesel, LPG and kerosene.
Oct 28, 2011
China-India in lock-step: No sacrificing growth for inflationBoth India and China appear unwilling to sacrifice growth beyond a point in order to tame inflation.