US jobless claims rise, but labor market still strengthening

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Dec. 27

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Why govt wants a unified gas allocation policy

It will eliminate several anomalies in the current guidelines and redraw the priority list           Read More

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TMB strives for growth despite troubles

For investors, TMB is one of the most sought-after banks for its steady profitable streak since inception           Read More

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MCX shareholder director BV Chaubal resigns from board

Country’s largest commodity exchange MCX today said shareholder director B V Chaubal has resigned from the Board. Read More

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US Treasuries post best year since 2011

Treasuries returned 4.95 per cent in 2014 while long bonds astounded with a 27.23 per cent return, according to data

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US crude stocks decline as refinery output rises – EIA

Refinery crude runs rose by 36,000 barrels per day, EIA data showed. Refinery utilization rates rose by 0.9 percentage points.

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Shyam Ponappa: Three ways to ‘better days’

In 2015, the government should look at three management concepts that will help realise its objectives           Read More

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Kanika Datta: Reflections on a copper ashtray

A small memento of Indian business history sits on an occasional table in the drawing room. It is a shiny

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Anjuli Bhargava: A madcap idea

Markets will fix airlines that profiteer, the government shouldn’t try           Read More

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Threats to stability

RBI flags major risks to India’s banking system           Read More

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Tatas’ new direction

Evaluating Cyrus Mistry’s two years as head of the group           Read More

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The future out of context

Exploding Aspirations is a collection of author Rajiv Kumar’s columns in various newspapers over a period of time           Read

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Gold edges up on seasonal offtake amid global bullishness

The yellow-metal remained out of investors favour for the second consecutive year after outperforming any other asset classes. Read More

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Bonds extend gains; call rates remain higher

The 8.60% government security maturing in 2028 rose to Rs 105.5875 from Rs 105.49, while its yield moved down to

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Sebi passes over Rs 750-cr disgorgement order

Finds Cals Refineries’ promoters involved in routing money to promoter-entity through sham transactions Read More

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FMC directs comexes to pay membership deposits in six months

The Forward Markets Commission (FMC) had directed commodity exchanges to release interest free deposit of members surrendering their membership within

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Mutual Fund sector was abuzz with M&As in 2014

Three foreign fund houses exit, while one raised stake; fund houses adjusting to steep rise in minimum net worth Read

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Now, Myntra to have a Big Billion Day

Fashion e-tailer Myntra is all set to launch its own version of parent Flipkart’s Big Billion Day sale during January

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Does Maharashtra govt’s decision to grade developers give power to buyers?

In November 2014, the Maharashtra Government announced their intention of introducing a rating system for developers in the state.      

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Who’s my neighbour and what is my neighbourhood?

In India it is a true mix of buyers. Much of their home buying depends upon the profile of buyers

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Government blocks over 60 websites including github & sourceforge on anti-terror advisory

The websites were blocked for hosting content that is pro terrorist group ISIS and not cooperating with government investigations, officials

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Bonds seen gaining in 2015 on hopes of rate cut

The markets are also eyeing any hike in foreign investment limits. Govt’s bond investment limits for foreign investors have almost

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Sensex, Nifty record highest gain in five years

The Sensex surged 6,329 points or 30% in 2014 while the Nifty jumped 1,979 points or 31% Read More

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Industrial oils surge in listless trade

Castorseeds bold and castor oil commercial surged further in an otherwise listless Vashi oils and oilseeds wholesale market on sustained

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Entertainment space remains a good opportunity for investment in 2015: Deven Choksey

If a company is getting listed with the relatively small market capitalisation, then probably one would look at this particular

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Markets end firm; Sensex gains 30% in 2014

For the year ended 2014, Sensex gained nearly 30 while Nifty gained 31%. Read More

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Reliance MF gets tax department nod for pension scheme

Leading fund house Reliance Capital Asset Management Company has got government approval for first ever equity-oriented pension scheme giving tax

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Sensex ends 93 points higher led by RIL

Provisionally, the 30-share Sensex ended up 93 points at 27,497 and the 50-share Nifty ended up 31 points to close

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Gold prices rise by Rs 50; silver up Rs 350

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity recovered by Rs 50 each to Rs 27,200 and Rs

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Gold futures drop Rs 110 following weak global trend

Fall in gold futures was mostly due to a weakening trend in global market. In Singapore, the metal traded lower

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