Cipla wants Novartis's patents on respiratory drug revoked
Cipla, which launched a generic version of the drug, said Novartis imports "negligible quantity" of its patented drug Onbrez from Switzerland, thereby creating a supply shortage at a time when 15 million Indians needed treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Govt cuts non-Plan expenditure by 10%, bans creation of new posts
The finance ministry says the measures were intended to promote fiscal discipline, without restricting the operational efficiency of the government
Barclays to set aside £500 mn for Libor rigging penalties
Barclays has set aside £500 million over the alleged rigging of foreign exchange markets, which is under investigation by regulators around the world
Federal Reserve ends bond buying; says US economy recovering
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase programme - started in 2009 during the global financial crisis - amidst an uptick in US economic activity and improvement in the labour market
 
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  Less-numerate investors swayed by style, presentation of CSR reports
  Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to research from W. Brooke Elliott, the Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow at the College of Business, University of Illinois
  Destimoney's strategy factored in its weakness: Sudip Bandyopadhya
  Sudip Bandyopadhya, managing director and CEO of full service financial organisation Destimony Securities,  talks to Swetha Amit about what sets Destimoney apart from its counterparts, its business models and their future plans
  Do we need banks for financial inclusion?
  Government must collaborate with new and existing players by way of technology, platform, product, distribution, points of presence, merchant base, delivery channel, brand, etc to plug the crucial last mile for direct benefit transfers, says Probir Roy and Dr Sumita Kale
  Mars One (and done?)
  MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission, involving sending four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would spend the rest of their lives building the first permanent human settlement
  Sailing solo around the world in 151 days
  Abhilash Tomy, Commander, Indian Navy,  has become the first Indian to complete a solo unassisted circumnavigation around the globe in 151 days. He recounts his solo days on the sea in an interview with Swetha Amit
  Fast, cheap, and under control
  A new book, The Innovator's Hypothesis, argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation.
  Saffron divorce: war of the roses
  Maharashtra has queered the pitch for the BJP, and in a way even for Narendra Modi, with five-cornered contests that will result in legislators with wafer-thin majorities leading to an ideological vacuum, cautions senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Importance of boardroom diversity, adaptability
  Corporate board members should embrace digital technology, harness risks and diversify their boards if they want to seize new opportunities and help the companies they serve succeed in the digital world, say corporate executives at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference held at University of Texas at Dallas' Naveen Jindal School of Management
  Research examines consumers' sense of "deservingness"
  Devoted customers have high expectations of special treatment, even in contexts where they shouldn't, finds a study by Rebecca Walker Reczek, associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
  Corporates and the Parliament
  Discussing the synergies between the finance minister's Budget speech and the prime minister's Independence Day address, retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, who was a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, marvels at the speed of implementation of decisions by the new government
  A journey to Gifted
  Journalist and writer Sudha Menon and VR Ferose talk to Swetha Amit about  Gifted, their book on the inspiring achievements of differently-abled individuals who have overcome their challenges to stand out in their respective fields
  The CMO survey: social media spending high, but impact difficult to prove
  Chief marketing officers from top companies expect to spend more than ever on social media, but many remain unsure how to demonstrate its impact on their businesses, a new survey reveals
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