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  • Little wonder then that the incumbents Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Tata Teleservices, besides Reliance Communications (RCom) and BSNL/MTNL, have taken on the challenge thrown by the Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries' bold and disruptive Rs 2,00,000 crore telecom play, Reliance Jio. Retreating is not even an option.
Apr 23, 2017
Features Extra Cover

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Global reinsurers have been attracted by the potential of the Indian market, but if they are taxed at around 40 per cent, as most foreign entities are - way higher than reinsurers in Singapore or the UAE - they may well limit their investment in India as well as scale down operations in the future if the global economy takes a hit.


"Indian companies have gamed the system and made the best use of this flawed immigration system" US Congressman Darrell Issa, who recently introduced a legislation for a massive hike in minimum salary for those employed on H-1B visas.

Unsafe Passage

One in every four organisations in India has been hit by an economic crime, including criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery and counterfeiting. The numbers show the situation is quite alarming

The Return of Alang

The worlds largest ship breaking yard is reviving after struggling for years with environmental issues and poor infrastructure.


Mission Impossible?

Highway construction in India hits a record high but is still a long way off the governments ambitious target.

"We can clear the patent backlog within next two years"

India moved to the product patent regime - which allowed patents for innovations for a period of 20 years in tune with international norms - in 2005.

Valley of Debt

Years of poor fiscal management have led to a near-insurmountable debt problem in Jammu and Kashmir.

A show of one-upmanship?

the Finance Bill manages to sneak in some harsh provisions despite criticism.

Battleground US

Leading Indian pharmaceutical companies are facing competition in the US from relatively smaller firms back home.

"GST will increase productivity and efficiency"

Raaja Kanwar, Vice Chairman & MD, Apollo International, tells Anilesh S. Mahajan that the logistics industry is poised for growth.

Stand at ease

The start-up has launched a range of products to alleviate women's hygiene concerns.
Focus Oil Games

Oil Games

Globally, oil producers have been caught in the crossfire of the Saudi Arabia-led OPEC countries, Russia and the revival of the US shale play. Since last November, the OPEC nations decided to cut oil production by around 1.8 million barrels in a bid to firm up prices.

Green Lessons

Proactive court tames auto industry, forces shift to BS IV emission norms.

Growth Unlimited

The unmatched pace of formation of limited liability partnerships signals the rising regulatory burden on companies.

NPA Resolution 2.0

There are a few radical options before the government for dealing with bank NPAs.

Turf War

The tussle between two ministries is causing unwarranted distraction in the trouble-torn pharma space.

Reputation at Risk

RIL to contest Sebi penalty for insider trading to protect its image with investors.
Corporate Paid to Win

Paid to Win

CEO salaries have soared in recent years, mainly due to performance-linked variable component.

Contrarian moves

While DMart founder Radhakrishna Damanis peers chased growth, he focused on cash flow and profitability. And that strategy has made him the most valued retailer in India
Technology We've Got Your Back(up)

We've Got Your Back(up)

Here's how to protect your data from unpredictable hard drive crash or device theft.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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Editors note The Big Battle

The Big Battle

Till a year ago, there were almost a dozen players jostling for a piece of the Indian mobile telephony market. Bar a couple of them, most were making losses.
Columns The Future of Executive Pay in India

The Future of Executive Pay in India

Aligning executive expectations with long-term value creation is critical for designing CEO pay structure.

Finance Bill 2017: Asserting the Boundaries of Lawmaking?

Although Parliament has passed the Bill in its original form, a debate before the judiciary on certain provisions cannot be ruled out. Here is why
Book Culture Begets Success

Culture Begets Success

Strong values and ethos lie at the heart of the successful organisations profiled in the book.

Patiala Peg

An exhaustive account of the life of the Punjab CM, and the impact he has had on the state.