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Luxury auto industry can build on a strong 2015

 By Roland S Folger* India’s burgeoning middle-class with their growing affluence and spending power portends well for the strong growth of the luxury car industry, and the economy as a whole

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RBI stresses on macroeconomic stability

The Reserve Bank of India, Governor, Raghuram Rajan warned on Friday that straying from fiscal consolidation and easing up on the fight against inflation would jeorpardise the country’s economic stability at a time of global market turmoil.

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What’s real in the Real Estate Bill?

The real estate bill is pending in the parliament for nearly three years while the problems related to the sector continue to mount, says Binayak Datta*

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To buy health insurance or not

By Tensing Rodrigues* Health insurance does not keep us healthy. Then why buy it at all? Well we buy it because it pays for our expenses if we fall ill.  But that would be a rather ambiguous definition of health insurance to start with. Let us be a little more specific about what we mean exactly by insurance for health …

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“India is extremely important to us in understanding the world economy”

Q: The Difficult Dialogue summit is your first one in India? Yes we are trying to stenghten our relationship with Indian colleges and public. India is extremely important to us in understanding the world economy. The LSE has one third of Indian students and we are trying to make education cheaper to them through scholarships. Q: In a previous statement …

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Expect action in mid caps

The count-down to the Union Budget 2016-17 has begun with investors building up expectations across sectors. We will see a lot of action in mid-cap stocks in anticipation of expectation from the forthcoming Budget.

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Robots v humans: Machine earning

BILL BURR, an American entertainer, was dismayed when he first came across an automated checkout. “I thought I was a comedian; evidently I also work in a grocery store,” he complained. “I can’t believe I forgot my apron.” Those whose jobs are at risk of being displaced by machines are no less grumpy.

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Scrip Tip

Muted third quarter results Raymond’s consolidated top line grew at 7.3 per cent. Barring apparels segment which grew at strong 24.7 per cent, other businesses posted muted performance. Weak revenue profile, with increasing expenses resulted in decline in operating profit, which translated into a sharper drop at the net level on an adjusted basis.

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Bang on Avenger     

An easy ride bike the Avenger is made a smart spring back in sales and powering ahead of competition in recent months, reports Team B&C

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Telecom Sector Will Need Over 4 Million Workforce by 2022

India’s telecom sector which is growing at 15 percent annually will require 4.16 million skilled workforce by 2022, said communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Stressing on the need to train people, he said India should develop an architecture whereby it becomes the supplier of skilled workforce everywhere.

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