WTO trade talks to dominate Kerry's Indian agenda
Just ahead of his visit to India, US Secretary of State John Kerry said he would press New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms
Royalty payouts widening India's current account deficit: Deveshwar
Royalty outflow is equivalent to about 20 per cent of India's annual foreign direct investment and this transfer attracts a much lower withholding tax of around 10 per cent
Piramal, Netherlands' APG to jointly fund infrastructure projects
The strategic pool of capital will focus on functioning and near-completion projects with limited execution risks and visible cash flows coming from a portfolio of projects
Govt allocates Rs500 cr for conservation of indigenous cattle
India is the largest milk producer in the world with a 16 per cent share of global production, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN
Tata Group revenue tops $100 bn; plans $35-bn investment in 3 years
The Tata Group expects to achieve a market capitalisation to be among the world's top 25 companies, says chairman Cyrus Mistry
 
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  A New York techie returns to aid Indian organic cotton farming
  Apurva Kothari, worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US, before starting No Nasties, an organisation that designs 100-per cent organic T-shirts. The increasing rate of farmer suicides in India propelled him to return to India to work with the farmers directly. In this interview, with Swetha Amit, Kothari talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, organic clothing and his future plans in generating support for this movement.
  Politics not economics caused income inequality in the US?
  A study suggests that the politically-induced decline in the strength of worker unions may have played a pivotal role than previously understood,for the growing income inequality in the United States
  Economics determines Somalian support for piracy: Oxford - Kings study
  Somali communities protect pirates only as a last resort or when there is no alternative source of income, a new study has found
  Budget with clear roadmap for infrastructure
  Given the fiscal constraints, the finance minister has very intelligently calibrated his maiden Budget to promote growth and employment without sacrificing prudence, argues, Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  The perils of Bitcoin as currency
  The similarities between bitcoin and the gold standard go beyond the metaphor of ''mining,'' which describes how new bitcoins are dug up with computing power, argues Rahul Singh, ISPS Director's Fellow in Domestic Policy
  Fairy tales for the corporate world
  Tulika Tripathi, managing director, Asian operations, Hudson Global Inc, talks to  Swetha Amit about her new book, Alice in Corporate Land, which draws career growth lessons from the popular fairy tale Alice in Wonderland and how to be successful in corporate life.
  Demystifying talking ATMs
  In a move to reach out to a wider audience, RBI recently passed a directive asking banks to convert all new deployments into Talking ATMs and set up a road map for converting existing ATMs into ones that "talk". Navroze Dastur, managing director,financials, NCR India, outlines what these machines can do
  Budget to set roadmap for the economy
  The budget must remove hurdles to fast-track capacity creation in vital infrastructure sectors, particularly power and roads. By Hemant Kanoria, chairman and managing director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  Taking a chance with better bankruptcy protection
  New research  finds increased personal bankruptcy protection pre-2005 led to increase in household debt, but without measurable increase in average defaults. By MIT's  Felipe Severino, from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  Public distrust, threat of severe Russian sanctions impacting global economy: CFO survey
  Chief financial officers around the world indicate that public mistrust of business and political leaders has harmed the business environment. They also say that severe sanctions on Russia would hurt the economies of their home countries.
  Pitch it: parallels between cricket and the corporate
  IT professional and author Dev Prasad has held senior management positions at various American and European multinational firms and worked as a part time freelance copywriter for advertising agencies talks to Swetha Amit about his new book, Pitch It! drawing analogies between cricket and the corporate world
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