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Wednesday, October 02, 2002
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Can influencing govt be ended?
IT IS SOMEWHAT curious that Mr L. K. Advani, should be talking of the business community interfering with the Government's decision-making process when he spoke to Assocham members. As the Deputy Prime Minister, he ought really to explain to the ... More

ECONOMY


Brazil's dilemma: The IMF (election) agenda
ON AUGUST 7, Brazil concluded a 15-month loan package with the IMF. Under the agreement, Brazil will receive a staggering $30 billion — $6 billion this year and $24 billion in 2003. As reports indicate, this loan is in addition to the ... More

BANKING


Bank in distress — Is merger only solution?
THE IMF is often blamed that it prescribes the same medicine for all illnesses. Now, the Reserve Bank of India also seems to be following the same policy. If press reports are to be believed, Nedungadi bank is likely to be merged with Punjab ... More

DISINVESTMENT


PSU divestment brooks no delay
Having taken a conscious decision to `exit' from the business of running an enterprise, except in strategic areas, the Government should not slacken the pace. Time is of essence. Any delay in executing the divestment plans through the `strategic' rou te could result in huge loss to the exchequer, says Uttam Gupta. More

IPR


Move in join UPOV — Farmers' rights in jeopardy
THE recent green signal from the Union Cabinet to the Agriculture Ministry proposal to join the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) comes as a rude shock and surprise. Shock because it will neutralise some or ... More

PEOPLE


Remembering Gandhi
IT IS once again the day of ritual obeisance to Gandhiji. Public figures will once again dutifully line up to garland his statues in cities, towns and hamlets, declaiming from platforms on his services and sacrifices. Is all this a waste of time, ... More

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