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  • Print: Column: The end of the new normal? – The Financial Express - Page 99
    including debt overhangs and excessive inequalities But the economy was not bouncing back On the contrary not only did slow growth and high unemployment persist for years but the inequality trifecta income wealth and opportunity worsened as well The consequences extended beyond economics and finance straining regional political arrangements amplifying national political dysfunction and fuelling the rise of anti establishment parties and movements With the expectation of a V shape recovery increasingly difficult to justify the new normal finally gained widespread acceptance In the process it acquired some new labels International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned in October 2014 that the advanced economies were facing a new mediocre Former US Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers foresaw an era of secular stagnation Today it is no longer unusual to suggest that the West could linger in a low level growth equilibrium for an unusually prolonged period Yet as I explain in my new book The Only Game in Town Central Banks Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse growing internal tensions and contradictions together with over reliance on monetary policy are destabilising that equilibrium Indeed with financial bubbles growing the nature of financial risk morphing inequality worsening and non traditional and in some cases extreme political forces continuing to gain traction the calming influence of unconventional monetary policies is being stretched to its limits The prospect that such policies will be able to keep the economic engines humming even at low levels looks increasingly dim Instead the world economy seems to be headed for another crossroads which I expect it to reach within the next three years This may not be a bad thing If policymakers implement a more comprehensive response they can put their economies on a more stable and prosperous path one of high inclusive growth declining

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  • Barack Obama | The Financial Express
    as she battles an insurgent Bernie Sanders a week before the Democratic presidential nominating process kicks off Monster snowstorm sweeps across US East Coast A monster snowstorm that could bury the American capital under more than two and a half feet of snow swept across the US EastCoast with 85 million residents in its path bringing the region to a virtual standstill As Barack Obama pushes agenda Texas leads legal push back Among the few certainties in the current U S political environment are that immigration will be a flashpoint abortion will remain divisive and Texas will sue the administration of President Barack Obama Democratic debate 2016 Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders spar over guns healthcare Obama It wasn t anything like the fiery Republican debate but Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton went into the attack against rival Bernie Sanders who is fast catching up with her in the polls Hanuman figurine is Barack Obama s lucky charm A statuette of Lord Hanuman is among few items that US President Barack Obama always carries in his pocket and seeks inspiration from whenever he feels tired or discouraged 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 29 Editor s Pick How Zika virus infection can spread From mosquito bites to urine transmission top 5 points to note From Real Madrid to Chelsea Know the top 10 richest clubs New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 Videos BMW 7 series Merc S600 showcased at Auto Expo 2016 Auto Expo 2016 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Baleno RS unveiled Auto Expo 2016 Toyota Innova Crysta MPV makes its India debut Auto Expo 2016 New Hyundai Tucson SUV revealed In the news PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 India s biotech moment A made in India Zika virus vaccine Sanam Teri Kasam collections at Rs 1 25 cr Valentine s Day booster shot missing New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 From Real Madrid to Chelsea Know the top 10 richest clubs Earthquake in Taiwan Magnitude 6 4 quake kills 14 over 100 missing scores injured in Tainan Real Madrid s Cristiano Ronaldo 31 soccer star and entrepreneur All you need to know in 8 slides How Zika virus infection can spread From mosquito bites to urine transmission top 5 points to note International Fleet Review 2016 President Pranab Mukherjee reviews naval fleet Asteroid TX68 to pass by Earth on March 5 at 9 000 17 000 km distance NASA Earthquake in Nepal 5 5 magnitude quake injures 15 tremors rock Bihar too Horoscope By Peter Vidal Today 08 Feb This Week 07 Feb 13 Feb Home Markets 2016 02 07 10 49 39 Outlook GDP data Q3 earnings to set market tone GDP IIP and consumer inflation will dictate market movement this week say experts while blue chips SBI and ONGC are also lined up to release

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  • Print: Verdict corner: Banks’ NPA pains just got worse – The Financial Express - Page 99
    also directed that enhanced rent by way of a conditional interim order shall be continued to be paid to the respective banks which is to be adjusted towards debts of the debtors landlords In this case a rented property was mortgaged by the landlord for securing a loan from the Bank of India When the landlord defaulted in paying dues the bank moved the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate CMM under Section 14 of the Sarfaesi Act seeking possession of the mortgaged properties Pursuant to the civil court allowing the bank s plea the landlord issued notice to Kalsaira the tenant asking him to vacate the premises However the tenant moved the Court of Small Causes Bombay which restrained the landlord from obstructing the possession of the tenant during the pendency of the suit The tenant also filed an intervention application seeking to stay the takeover possession of the mortgaged properties before the CMM which dismissed his plea by holding that when the secured creditor takes action under the Sarfaesi Act to recover the possession of the properties for recovering its dues by selling the same in public auction then it is not open for the court to grant an injunction under the rent laws Legal experts however feel that the judgment is flawed on many counts as it does not take into consideration the larger public interest Barring lenders from proceeding under securitisation laws to evict the tenants residing in the tenanted premises which have been offered as collateral securities for loans is going to frustrate loan recovery When the Sarfaesi Act came into force the NPA burden stood at R1 1 lakh crore and has increased to R2 67 lakh crore at the end of March 2015 in case of PSU banks Lawyer Sanjay Kapur says the Supreme Court has

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  • Print: The NIIF’s tough challenge – The Financial Express - Page 99
    to grow faster than 7 The Twelfth Five Year Plan had estimated the investment in infrastructure sector to grow from around R10 6 lakh crore in FY15 to R15 9 lakh crore in FY17 About half of this is projected to come from the private sector through public private partnerships or the PPP model To date a majority of infrastructure financing has been supported by the country s banking sector notwithstanding its own asset liability mismatches The commercial banks have stepped up to fund a bulk of non governmental financing of infrastructure projects with a total exposure of about R10 1 lakh crore as on March 2015 However the multiple challenges faced by infrastructure projects and their sponsors have had an adverse impact on banks asset quality The share of infrastructure sector in the stressed assets of banks stood at around 30 as compared with its share of 15 5 in total assets as mentioned in the June 2015 report by RBI on financial stability Nearly 23 of gross advances to the infrastructure sector were stressed gross NPAs plus restructured standard assets as on March 31 2015 Given this experience asset liability management ALM imposed constraints in lending long term funds exceeding 15 20 years for project financing and the need to set aside larger capital under Basel III framework by FY19 India s commercial banks will struggle to keep pace with the projected rapid growth in financing requirements in the infrastructure space Bond markets on the other hand though growing still lack depth as there is abysmal appetite for long dated paper and for papers rated in lower investment grade category Though the annual issuance in corporate bond markets increased to about R4 1 lakh core in FY15 R3 3 lakh crore April December 2015 less than 30 of

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  • The 10 hottest properties in the world | The Financial Express
    walk from the beach Airbnb guests say it is like staying inside a sculpture and rave about the fresh eggs and taste of farm life the mini escape provides Tuscan Treehouse Monferrato Italy Airbnb users are crazy for this tree house overlooking the hills in wine country San Salvatore Monferrato Italy Fun fact the house comes with an old wine cellar that dates back hundreds of years and is still stocked with barrels and the ancient press Dome Cabin California US This dome shaped cabin is hidden in the woods in Aptos California its large deck shaded by oak trees When guests aren t hiking through the surrounding greenery or enjoying the nearby beach they can relax under the geodesic dome Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway California US The Pirates of the Caribbean house has doubled as both a rental and a set for music videos due to its eye catching decor The tropical themed guest house is set on a property filled with waterfalls and swimming pools There s even a teepee on site Beautiful Treehouse Bali Indonesia Nicknamed the mushroom villa by locals after the little shroom shaped huts this budget friendly listing comes with its own turquoise pool Visiting guests are treated to beautiful views of palm trees and can stroll to the nearby ocean Brand New Mini Loft Rome Italy As the only apartment on the list this mini loft in the heart of Rome proves that holidaymakers are still all about location location and location when it comes to visiting one of the world s most visited cities Off Grid House California US This off the grid home is an eco friendly property that offers serene views in all directions It brings together raw industrial aesthetics and clever green design amid the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert First Published on February 7 2016 12 07 am Please Wait while comments are loading Calculators Tax Calculator House Loan Calculator Financial Planner Inflation Planner Pension Calculator Employee PF Calculator Equity Screener Auto Loan Retirement Plan Savings Investment Guidance Videos BMW 7 series Merc S600 showcased at Auto Expo 2016 Auto Expo 2016 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Baleno RS unveiled Auto Expo 2016 Toyota Innova Crysta MPV makes its India debut Auto Expo 2016 New Hyundai Tucson SUV revealed Galleries IPL 9 auction Market Capitalisation Employment index Vegetable oil import BSE Sensex more PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 In the news PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 India s biotech moment A made in India Zika virus vaccine Sanam Teri Kasam collections at Rs 1 25 cr Valentine s Day booster shot missing New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 From

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  • Lord of the rings | The Financial Express
    the local delicacy It also features a grandfather clock made mainly out of plants Although the society is based in Britain only one UK effort made the cut The Otford roundabout in Kent boasts a listed duck pond in the middle The picturesque pond is thought to date back to Anglo Saxon times when it was used as a watering hole for local animals It is thought to be the only roundabout to feature a duck pond in the middle known to locals as Duckingham Palace Two of the 12 roundabouts feature dolphins dancing in the winning entrant from Pataya Thailand and swimming in the case of Algarve Portugal Then there is the Chavez roundabout in Managua Venezuela which features the image of former president Hugo Rafael Chavez The Sculpture roundabout in Switzerland is an entwined sculpture on a grassy mound in the mountains The Sekigata roundabout in Shizuoka Japan chosen by Beresford is one of the few in the country Interestingly the Pearl roundabout in Manama Bahrain was destroyed by the government in 2011 The pearl structure consisted of six supports holding a giant pearl The six supports represented the Gulf Co operation Council s six member nations while the pearl symbolised their united heritage and the country s famous history of pearl cultivation Some are enormous like the 118 ft tall victory column featured in the Angel of Independence roundabout in Mexico City and the giant mosque on a winning entry from Karachi Pakistan Beresford believes there are zen qualities to roundabouts Each one has a magical individuality Each one has a story to tell Each one is a mosaic shrouded in exhaust fumes It s a green oasis in a sea of tarmac that s the way I look at them Beresford was quoted as saying in a media report First Published on February 7 2016 12 05 am Please Wait while comments are loading Calculators Tax Calculator House Loan Calculator Financial Planner Inflation Planner Pension Calculator Employee PF Calculator Equity Screener Auto Loan Retirement Plan Savings Investment Guidance Videos BMW 7 series Merc S600 showcased at Auto Expo 2016 Auto Expo 2016 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Baleno RS unveiled Auto Expo 2016 Toyota Innova Crysta MPV makes its India debut Auto Expo 2016 New Hyundai Tucson SUV revealed Galleries IPL 9 auction Market Capitalisation Employment index Vegetable oil import BSE Sensex more PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 In the news PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 India s biotech moment A made in India Zika virus vaccine Sanam Teri Kasam collections at Rs 1 25 cr Valentine s Day booster shot missing New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 From Real

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  • We hope to notify mineral exploration policy in a month or two | The Financial Express
    auction among various explorers in the private sector both foreign and domestic After they give us auctionable blocks we will put them up for auctions to potential end users We intend to give a certain percentage of royalty to the explorer for the entire lease period of 50 years This will be decided on the basis of e auction in which the bidder who will quote the lowest percentage of royalty that they will take will get the mines for exploration What are the reasons for the poor state of exploration in the country There was no clear cut policy earlier Miners say it takes a lot of time to get approvals from the defence department to carry out aero geophysical surveys which is essential for assessing resources Getting clearances from the ministry of environment and forest also used to take a lot of time MoEF We are talking to the defence ministry The MoEF has also made things simpler Now we are asking the ministry to further simplify the entire process There were plans for conducting aero geophysical survey involving an investment of R1 500 crore How do you plan to get the fund The money will come from the National Mineral Exploration Trust which will be funded by the miners at the rate 2 of the royalty The second source is the budgetary allotment to GSI Geological Survey of India If there is a shortfall we will request the finance ministry for additional fund Are all the stakeholders on board And who will pay the explorers their dues We have already met with the explorers industry and states and I have again written to the chief secretaries of the states to get their views We hope it will be a win win situation because states won t have to pay to either the explorer or the Centre Basically explorers money will come from the prospective bidders First Published on February 5 2016 12 20 am Please Wait while comments are loading Calculators Tax Calculator House Loan Calculator Financial Planner Inflation Planner Pension Calculator Employee PF Calculator Equity Screener Auto Loan Retirement Plan Savings Investment Guidance Videos BMW 7 series Merc S600 showcased at Auto Expo 2016 Auto Expo 2016 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Baleno RS unveiled Auto Expo 2016 Toyota Innova Crysta MPV makes its India debut Auto Expo 2016 New Hyundai Tucson SUV revealed Galleries IPL 9 auction Market Capitalisation Employment index Vegetable oil import BSE Sensex more PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 New Mahindra cars at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 In the news PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paradeep oil refinery Top 10 takeaways Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal Once Again box office collections soar to Rs 14 85 cr by day 2 India s biotech moment A made in India Zika virus vaccine Sanam Teri Kasam collections at Rs 1 25 cr Valentine s

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  • Fe Special | Print Category | The Financial Express | Page 2
    5 by March 2017 National Tariff Policy Stress on viability is its USP February 3 2016 12 18 AM The revised Tariff Policy 2016 breaks new ground to address old and persistent problems that ail the electricity sector It resets the regulatory principles which were conceived in fact on similar lines in late 1990s but in practice were watered down over the years National Tariff Policy It s a holistic prescription February 3 2016 12 14 AM India is the 3rd largest producer of electricity in the world yet India s power supply remains inadequate and unreliable The power sector is plagued with bottlenecks such as grid connectivity financial distress of the Discoms higher Transmission Distribution losses These bottlenecks call for structural reforms National Tariff Policy Impact to be most on the renewables February 3 2016 12 09 AM There exists a potential of 1700 MW from urban waste and 1300 MW from industrial waste However installed capacity till November 2015 was less than 150 MW National Tariff Policy overhaul long overdue February 3 2016 12 02 AM The efficacy of the new power tariff regime will depend on how the changes are implemented The importance of being open Anand Deshpande February 1 2016 1 03 AM The vision of tomorrow no longer features flying cars and jetpacks instead we see seamless digital connectivity spanning across one s entire lifestyle Dream of Digital Rajgarh Mohd Ujaley February 1 2016 1 26 PM Recently Rajgarh a district in Madhya Pradesh made headlines for turning its three remote villages into free Wi Fi hamlets in the country without any government funding E policing for crime detection and prevention Sudhir Chowdhary and Mohd Ujaley February 1 2016 3 05 PM In Minority Report a 2002 American science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise the police department is able to apprehend criminals based on foreknowledge Building a business in the cloud Anshul February 1 2016 12 48 AM The speed of change has always been important in business We know how hackers work and move Christian Fredrikson F Secure Sudhir Chowdhary February 1 2016 12 44 AM The IT security market is maturing significantly and so are the cybercrimes says Christian Fredrikson the president CEO of F Secure a leading cybersecurity company based in Helsinki Finland The car on your smartphone Vikram Chaudhary February 1 2016 12 39 AM While there are numerous apps in the market that offer varying degrees of connected car features what makes Honda Connect different is that it comes with a connected device a dongle that makes the app most comprehensive in the market Top 10 Fiction and Non fiction FE Bureau January 31 2016 12 02 AM Top 10 Fiction and Non fiction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 59 Editor s Pick How Zika virus infection can spread From mosquito bites to urine transmission top 5 points to note From Real Madrid to Chelsea Know

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