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Call troubles
WITH OTHER SERVICE providers too entering the fray, the Videsh Sanchar Nigam's battle for control of international telecom traffic originating from Bharat Sanchar Nigam has well and truly been joined. VSNL would like the existing ... More

ECONOMY


IMF-World Bank: Search for legitimacy
In an effort to regain lost legitimacy, the World Bank and the IMF have over the last few years been in a perpetual state of internal reform. The September meetings of the Bank and the Fund provided one more occasion to report on this process of chan ge. In the first of a series of assessments of the actual nature of change, if any, C. P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh examine the recent approval of new guidelines for IMF conditionality. More

A history of renewal
Not only have the Fund and the Bank come closer together in terms of outlook, breaking down their earlier separateness, but this coming together has itself been promoted to a significant extent by the vastly enhanced role of globalised finance. More

FOREIGN TRADE


India and Asean: Towards enhancing economic partnership
THE "Look East" policy of the Narasimha Rao Government in 1992 to strengthen the country's economic ties with the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) has helped India improve its trade and investment relations with the region ... More

POLITICS


Pakistan elections: Testing times ahead
The task of putting up a coalition government in Pakistan is going to be extremely difficult, and not without interference from Gen Musharraf, though he himself may be in for testing times with enough headaches from the coalition of religious parties that has done well, and may find itself in the ruling coalition at the Centre. The average Pakistani citizen is angry with the President for creating space for the religious parties to make such a strong showing in the elections, says Rasheeda Bh agat. More

A subcontinent to watch
`FRAGILE: Handle with care' may well be the label to be affixed on the situation in the Indian subcontinent following the just-concluded elections in Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan. At no time in the past have there been so many imponderables. ... More

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