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A Year That Failed To Sparkle

Moody’s estimates that prices of rough fell by 18 per cent since the beginning of 2015, while Bain & Co said that there had been a decline of nearly 23 per cent since mid 2014. Both analysts believe that further cuts will be required to restore equilibrium in the pipeline

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Bold Tax Reform: PM's Silver Bullet

Tax all those with a taxable income below Rs 20 lakh at a flat rate of 10 per cent. Tax those with a taxable income above Rs 20 lakh at a flat rate of 20 per cent

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Climate For Development

It is important to note that past emissions, which have led to the present global crisis, have overwhelmingly come from developed countries. This historical responsibility cannot be wished away

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Japan, India's 'Swing' Power

Following the festering dispute over the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, Tokyo's long-term vision is to develop India as a manufacturing hub for its industries. India's low-wage economy and skilled workforce fit neatly into this vision

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Disequilibrium | How Sloth And Greed Have Tripped India’s Roads & Highway Plan

The catatonic state of our road and highway network needs an urgent dose of an alchemic preparation to revitalise it. Given the state of disarray and disrepair that the UPA left the NHAI in, it requires significant attention to mend things

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Being Healthy: The Winter Blues

Always exercise indoors: A lot of us get tempted to feel the cool breeze on our face and go out for walks during winters, which need to be avoided.

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A New Horizon Beckons: Direct Global Trading In Rough Diamonds

The inauguration of the Special Notified Zone in Mumbai's Bharat Diamond Bourse opens a new window for India. Some changes in the taxation framework will help the country move towards becoming a key global trading centre for the precious stones

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Another BRIC In The Wall

India’s new slogan of BRICS chairmanship will be ‘Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions’

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Politics Of Policy | Creating Credit Worthiness

Bringing 800 million Indians in the financial mainstream should not be just about bank accounts, it has to be about creating credit worthy borrowers

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Steady Growth Of The Informal Retail Sector

The informal retail sector provides a source of employment to a large number of the economically weaker section of society

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