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Jaswant, Sinha swap places
MR Jaswant Singh, the original liberal face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on economy, will take over as the country's Finance Minister, swapping places with Mr Yashwant Sinha, who has been given the responsibility of External Affairs. Mr ... More

Jaswant: A man of few words
A PRINCE by birth, an aristocrat by nature, a golfer and a keen polo enthusiast. A man of a few and measured words, with subtle nuances, diplomatic to the core. That's Mr Jaswant Singh, the erstwhile External Affairs Minister, who now moves to ... More

Second coming for a liberal
IN May 1996 when Mr Jaswant Singh first took over as Finance Minister in the 13-day BJP-led Government, lowering of interest rates and reining in the Centre's spiralling fiscal deficit figured on the top of his wishlist. Today, he takes over at ... More

Stocks cheer change at North Block
THE financial community today appeared pleased with Mr Jaswant Singh moving into North Block in place of Mr Yashwant Sinha. While many money-managers Business Line spoke to were not willing to guess what changes Mr Singh's arrival would ... More

Despite uncertainty due to HC stay — Insurers implementing revised motor tariffs
GENERAL insurance companies have started giving effect to the revised motor tariffs from Monday despite uncertainty over the impact of the stay granted by the Calcutta High Court on the implementation on the new tariff structure. The stay has ... More

Curtains for Sinha regime
OVER the last four years, the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, and his staff have been used to reports about the Minister's exit each time a Cabinet reshuffle was around the corner or when a scam broke out in the financial sector. Each ... More

Ready to face new challenges: Sinha
THE Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, who stepped down on Monday to take charge as new the External Affairs Minister, said that he was ready to face the new challenges. ``In the last four years, I have presented five Budgets. I am happy to ... More

Glaxo closes Biddle Sawyer operations
GLAXOSMITHKLINE Pharmaceuticals Ltd has closed down the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Biddle Sawyer Ltd, citing high manufacturing costs as the main reason. According to the company spokesman, the company has closed down the three ... More


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