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The daily newspaper Business Standard (also available as an e-paper) is the preferred choice of serious business readers. It is published from 12 centers - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar. It is also printed from Bhopal.

The Hindi Business Standard is published from eight centres across northern India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Raipur. Its content can be accessed at

Business Standard stands for reporting that stresses accuracy and credibility, commentary that is informed, independent and fair, and journalism that is rooted in ethical conduct and defined by a sacrosanct bond with the reader. All Business Standard journalists sign on to a code of conduct that is available on this website.


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From: Buisness-standard By Parthasarathi Shome Recommended by: business-standard I have recently written on specific aspects of designing the Direct Tax Code. Here I delineate the fundamental underpinnings of tax design. Principles: When economies function well, equity is of less concern.But when the economy is foundering,
From: Buisness-standard By Premvir Das Recommended by: business-standard At the recently concluded Defence Exposition (Defexpo) three interesting statements were made by people who matter.The defence secretary stated that identification of Strategic Partners (SPs), potentially key private sector companies in our Make in India
From: Buisness-standard By Vandana Gombar Recommended by: business-standard A collision involving Uber’s self-driving autonomous SUV was, unfortunately, the cause of death of a pedestrian in Arizona last month.The three main questions being raised are: What exactly went wrong with the automatic sensors? Why was the back-up
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard The rupee has fallen across the board over the past three months. It has lost ground against the dollar, the euro, the yen (JPY) and the Chinese renminbi (RMB). It has even lost value versus the pound (GBP), which is perhaps, the most surprising. The
From: Buisness-standard By Asish K Bhattacharyya Recommended by: business-standard An iconic figure of the banking sector, Chanda Kochhar, who is the MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, is facing a personal crisis. She is accused of granting a loan to Videocon group in a quid pro quo arrangement between Videocon and her husband (Deepak
From: Buisness-standard By Ajay Chhibber Recommended by: business-standard The 15th Finance Commission faces a minefield of issues. Coming after the positive momentum towards “cooperative federalism”, it has the risks of going backwards.The quick and complete acceptance of the 14th Finance Commission devolution formula by the



From: Buisness-standard By Ranjit Shahani Recommended by: business-standard India is the fourth fastest growing economy in the world. A growing middle class, rising income levels and increased life expectancy are all indicators of a developing country. Unfortunately, rising affluence has also led to an increase in chronic and
From: Buisness-standard By Alokananda Chakraborty Recommended by: business-standard Vikas Kapur,CEO, Hidesign America IncMy biggest learning has been the importance of marketing. All brands need a story, but it's really very hard for every brand to have a different story, Vikas Kapur tells Alokananda ChakrabortySome of the
My Page   Travel, books, electronics, fashion, classifieds and now local services - e-commerce has disrupted the status quo in almost every sector. With Amazon venturing into grocery (Kirana Now), Snapdeal entering services and Flipkart ready to follow suit, on-demand services appear to be the next frontier for competition in the
From: Buisness-standard By Raghav Chandra Recommended by: business-standard While it is debatable whether highways can be adjudged fundamental infrastructure, it is indisputable that competing end-to-end alternatives are of poor consistency. Subdued marketing of agricultural produce needs a unified agricultural market to permit
From: Buisness-standard By A V Rajwade Recommended by: business-standard A couple of weeks back, the Ministry of Finance and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) co-sponsored an Advancing Asia Conference in Delhi. Two major addresses from the host nation were delivered, respectively by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Reserve
From: Buisness-standard By Rajeev Kher Recommended by: business-standard These are difficult days for trade policymakers. The global economic scenario stays insipid, significantly impacting the trade environment. Despite a steep decline in oil and commodity prices, manufacturing has remained tepid. India has lost its



From: Buisness-standard By Bharat Bambawale Recommended by: business-standard Business leaders would like nothing more than perfect marketing systems.Smooth, efficient, predictable; delivering a specified output against a specified input. If ‘production’ can achieve this, raising the bar on quality while reducing material
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard Indian bond market and debt fund investors have suffered reverses over the past six months. The interest rate cycle reversed in Q3, 2017-18, and started rising, after a long period when rates fell. Crude oil prices started falling in September 2014 and
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard The March settlement saw an unusual pattern of strong institutional investment versus negative returns. Institutions contributed net Rs 183 billion in equity investments, including Rs 116.5 billion by foreign portfolio investors (FPI) and Rs 66.9
From: Buisness-standard By Vineet Sodhani Recommended by: business-standard It is interesting to see how Indian broadcasting is evolving. Channels with only SD feeds are launching HD versions. From first to second line GECs… started with Hindi and now rolling to other languages.Similarly from first line movie channels to second
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard Judging retail attitude is tricky and involves a lot of data interpretation. One variable is breadth. Institutions focus on the top 500 stocks. If there's positive breadth (advances exceeding declines) and activity in smaller scrips, retail sentiment is