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2015: A Year in Rhyme - Watch

2015: A Year in Rhyme - Watch

As we bid adieu to 2015, Rascalas, a YouTube channel from Culture Machine, has come up with a video to sum up the events that best described the eventful year. Written and performed by Mathiyanan Rajendran, the video chronicles the most heart-breaking and inspiring events in equal measure.

MCA dishes out sweet and sour regulatory cocktail in 2014

It took almost six decades for India to get a new set of rules for the way companies are set up and regulated, but it took just a few months to again change them with an aim to make it easier to do business in the country.

Pharma in 2014: Deals worth billions and fines worth millions

It's been a year of bitter medicine for Indian pharma companies with fines worth millions of dollars imposed by various foreign regulators, even as they stitched together deals worth billions of dollars, including the high profile Sun-Ranbaxy merger.

Gold loses sheen to import curbs; smugglers make hay

For silver, the year has been even worse with a fall of about 20 percent in its price.

Sensex gains over 6,000 points; gears for best rally in 5 years

Riding high on the sentiments, the stock market is gearing up for its best performance in five years with a rally of over 6,000 points in the benchmark Sensex in 2014 -- which also saw the investors' wealth hitting Rs 100 trillion level for the first time in history.

EPFO set for major overhaul in new year

EPFO could not do much about expanding its investment options to maximise the returns for providing higher interest rate to its subscribers during 2014, and fresh attempts can be made in the new year in this regard.

Indian debt sells like hot cake abroad; fetches $19-bn in 2014

Across all investment grade categories, the Indian companies and banks mopped up a record high amount of USD 19 billion in 2014 -- led by corporate giant Reliance Industries that grossed up a hefty USD 3.3 billion in forex debt.

Retail grows to $560-bn in 2014; FDI hopes hang in balance

While the previous UPA government had allowed up to 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail, no foreign retailer apart from Tesco had approached the government for permission to set up stores to sell multiple brands under one roof.

Raghuram Rajan fights for RBI autonomy amid rate cut rants

Rajan seems to have followed the principle laid out by former US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, who had famously said that "the central bank needs to be able to make policy without short term political concerns".

Small scrips fetch bigger returns on Dalal Street in 2014

The spectacular rally on Dalal Street has brought cheers for the minnows of the equity market, helping smaller stocks outperform their large blue-chip peers with a bumper surge of up to 60 percent this year.

Controversies, concerns and cancellations: Coalbazaari in 2014

The companies that had got these mines claim to have invested close to Rs three lakh crore in the coalblocks and further Rs four lakh crore in their end-use plants.

Deal Street witnesses $29-bn M&As in 2014; eyes $40 bn in '15

Albeit muted for most part of the year, Deal Street in India has clocked M&As worth USD 29 billion in 2014 and expects the size to get larger with transactions worth over USD 40 billion in the new year.

After a topsy-turvy 2014, automakers eye smoother 2015 ride

Even as the year was drawing to a close, the sales figures remained disappointing with close to 10 per cent decline in the number of cars sold during the first eleven months of 2014 and festival seasons failing to bring any cheer.

Nokia exit brings Tamil Nadu back to drawing board

It may have taken years for Tamil Nadu to emerge as a major industrial hub, but it's just one deadly blow served by global giant Nokia's exit that has sent it back to the drawing board to regain its lost glory.

South Asia in 2012

South Asia is not known as a highly stable region.

Deepika Kumari shines in good year for archery

A 17-year-old Deepika Kumari shone with some outstanding performances as the women`s recurve team emerged as strong contenders for an elusive Olympic medal in archery during a year that was witness to the dramatic fall of the fancied men`s team.

2010: Golden year for Indian sports

Individual brilliance shone through in record-breaking medal hauls at CWG and Asian Games.

2010: Golden year for Indian sports

Individual brilliance shone through in record-breaking medal hauls at CWG and Asian Games.

World Cup triumph marks year of the Spanish

A World Cup soccer final disfigured by cynical Dutch thuggery was partially redeemed in extra time by the swift reflexes of Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta.

World Cup triumph marks year of the Spanish

A World Cup soccer final disfigured by cynical Dutch thuggery was partially redeemed in extra time by the swift reflexes of Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta.