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Romance always means business – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Waking up late? Or post-Valentine’s Day blues? Well, the heart of the matter is purely literal today. It was reported that in America alone, arguably the biggest market for love-based products, people spent an estimated $30 billion or more this Va... More »

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The business of bad air

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BusinessLine Will air purifiers soon become a necessity rather than a luxury? If Delhi is taken as the microcosm of the shape of cities to come, then homes, offices and enclosed spaces with devices that filter the dangerous PM 2.5 particulate matter from the a... More »

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Upload, lock, pay – Business Line

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BusinessLine The introduction of GST has slightly dampened the brand value of other taxes such as income tax. Evidence of this can be seen from the fact that the government is now branding GST forms with names that were assigned to income-tax forms. At the rec... More »

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Being Trump’s pal – Business Line

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BusinessLine In trade and foreign policy, the US President has shown that allies pay a high price to remain friends. When it comes to business, the story may not be very different. If you want to be in the President’s good books, you not only have to cheer him... More »

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Climate change and you – Business Line

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BusinessLine The title of the book makes you feel like, “Oh, no, not another one”. That human activity has been causing emissions of greenhouse gases that tent up in the atmosphere and prevent heat from dissipating out, resulting in the planet getting warmer w... More »

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Tweaking GST, again – Business Line

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BusinessLine One of the features of GST has been the ever-so-frequent changes in the laws. These changes do not seem to be stopping anytime soon — recently the GST Council provided a link on its website to a document that proposes 46 amendments to the GST laws... More »

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Is Yemen’s war ending? – Business Line

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BusinessLine In a landmark announcement, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths recently expressed optimism that he would get the Yemeni parties to return to the negotiating table two years after the last round of face-to-face talks collapsed. Let’s step back a lit... More »

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GE unravels a bit – Business Line

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BusinessLine GE, the US conglomerate, has hit another important milestone. The company’s stock was removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a US stock market index of companies. GE was a constituent of that index since its founding in 1907 and was the la... More »

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Blinkered view – Business Line

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BusinessLine The new steel policy focuses on reducing imports of high quality steel and increasing crude steel capacity to 300 million tonnes by 2030-31, from 134 million tonnes at present. It plans to ramp up per capita consumption of steel from 69 kg per cap... More »

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Don’t shoot the messenger – Business Line

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BusinessLine Journalists are being attacked with disconcerting frequency around the world, the most recent being last week’s shooting at Maryland’s local newspaper Capital Gazette. While this incident is being investigated, it brings home the dangerous trend o... More »

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Britain’s obsession with overstayers – Business Line

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BusinessLine It was just over a week ago that Britain decided to remove foreign doctors and nurses from a cap on Tier 2 visas (the main work route into the UK). This was being hailed as a progressive step for bilateral relations with India, given the large num... More »

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Disinvestment blues – Business Line

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BusinessLine Now that the dust has almost settled on the government’s failed attempt to sell its 76 per cent stake in the state-owned Air India, it is time for it to start considering what would be good for the airline both in the short and long term. This bec... More »