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Put your money in neoteny!
I AM a regular visitor to the Harvard University website and its many links, especially the one pertaining to the Harvard Business Review (HBR). I have never ceased to marvel at the tremendous build-up this University and its HBR have managed to ... More

GLOBAL FINANCE & OVERVIEW


Europe after German electins — The same as it was before
The European model worked for nearly 40 years, post- World War. However, an aging society fears change and is resistant to immigration. Fresh thinking is required. The old model, with its emphasis on fairness and equity, needs to be tweaked a little to unleash animal spirits. That effort is being avoided. Europe lacks fresh air in every sense of the word, says V. Anantha-Nageswaran. More

WIDE CANVAS


A churning in the IMF
IN RECENT months, a concerted move is on to reorient the working of the International Monetary Fund so that it can better meet the requirements of the international economy in the decades ahead. This refers mainly to the efforts being made from ... More

ON THE MOVE


Reminiscences of a CEO — INSA's B. V. Neelkund looks back 50 years
WORKING in an organisation for more than 50 years! It would be unthinkable for anyone in today's fast-moving world. But Mr B.V. Neelkund, who retires as CEO of Indian National Shipowners Association (INSA) on September 30, 2002, is a veritable ... More

A RINGSIDE VIEW


Markets vulnerable to even whiff of negative news
"Traditionally, the period between October and February has been the best time for the domestic market. It is about time for the position traders and retail investors to start looking at valuations." More

POLICY WATCH


North Block in lather on debt market reforms
EARLY this year, when Mr Yashwant Sinha unveiled the Union Budget, there was big talk of reforming the domestic debt market. Mr Sinha had proposed trading of government securities through an order-driven, screen-based system on the stock ... More

MUTUAL CONFIDENCE


No place for ethical funds, right now
One set of players missing from the local MF scene is the ethical fund. Ethical funds, present in a niche of their own in certain advanced Western markets, concern themselves with socially responsible investment (SRI) strategies, and the chances ... More

GLOBAL MONITOR


Gold's upward momentum stalled
FOLLOWING on from previous week's firm close, gold began the week rather strongly. After a rally above $325 an ounce, prices stalled below $328/oz. The yellow metal drew strength from a combination of factors including possible US military ... More

ADR WATCH


Wipro bucks trend
THE resoluteness of the US President, George Bush to wage a war against Iraq and concerns over falling corporate profits seemed to have affected the sentiment at the US markets. Both the S&P-500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had their ... More

STOCKS TO WATCH


Numbers to drive two-wheelers
TWO-wheelers stocks could occupy centre-stage in the forthcoming week. Top two-wheeler companies such as Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor and Hero Honda are expected to report their September month sales volume in the first week of October. The share ... More

INDIA INTERIOR


Trust these women to disprove debt trap fears
IN the well-lit and neatly kept house in Karpannur village on the outskirts of Salem town, a group of 19 women are working meticulously converting silver wire into chunky anklets. The house belongs to Meghala, but the enterprise is collectively ... More

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS


Cotton prices may head north
NYCE cotton futures closed stronger across the board on Friday in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isidore's torrential downpours, which caused persistent flooding and crop damage in prime cotton growing areas. The entire week was dominated ... More
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