Business

What went wrong for PFC?

Power Finance Corporation, which was once hailed as a blue-chip company, is now reeling under bad loans.

Real Estate Bill: Building on solid ground

The recently passed real estate regulation and development bill will bring some much needed transparency to what is an opaque and unaccountable sector
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

The future unfolds on a 2,500-year-old board

The defeat of the world’s best player of Go at the hands of a machine is a seminal event for many reasons, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves
Dhruba Basu Delhi 

Vijay Mallya: The Art of Leaving

Owner promoters like Vijay Mallya are the norm rather than the exception when it comes to corporate India. There are many corporate honchos who use PSU money to fund their lavish lifestyles
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi  

Debating Oil: The Carbon Bubble

The energy transformation has an important geopolitical dimension, usually dubbed ‘European energy independence’, says Marc Saxer, Representative, Frederich-Ebert Stiftung 

‘We have our first tranche of 1.3 million MT of oil now, but the aim is to get to 5 million MT’

With oil prices at an all-time low, India is shoring up its reserves and its refining capabilities, says Soumen Bagchi, Joint Secretary (Energy and Security) 

Debating Oil: ‘The Arab spring was a revolt against the political structure of the region’

Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari dissects the instability in the Middle East, lifting of the West-backed sanctions on Iran and how India can use this opportunity to its benefit

Economy: Where has Rs 5 lakh crore gone?

The economy is sinking, the profits we should have made are not visible; with lower oil prices savings should have gone up

One hand gives, the other takes

Sanjay Kapoor

The cheerful countenance of the world’s biggest philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, creates an impression that his philanthropic enterprise in the area of agriculture and health ha

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