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OFFHAND
Gathering storm
THE British Government appointed Lord Hutton in July 2003 as a one man Commission to inquire into the circumstances leading to the death a month earlier of the ace defence expert on weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Dr ... More

GLOBAL FINANCE & OVERVIEW
Jobless recovery in US — World staring down a gun barrel
If neither hiring nor wage growth improves in the course of this year, the American economic recovery would be affected, with deep and harmful consequences for the global economy. There will be greater risk of protectionism, trade wars and `beggar thy neighbour' monetary policies, says V. Anantha Nageswaran. More

ON THE MOVE
Complexities of air cargo
The size of the world air cargo market is estimated at 27 million tonnes, valued at $200 billion. Our airports could hope to cope with the challenges to be thrown up by the projected increase in cargo traffic provided several problems are adequately addressed. More

A RINGSIDE VIEW
Volatility, bull or bear, to remain
According to technical analysts, if the support at around 5,567 points level on the Sensex is breached, the key index may indicate clear bearish signal. More

MUTUAL CONFIDENCE
Widening investor base a litmus test
THE retail-vs-wholesale debate never seems to end in the realm of mutual funds. It keeps investors' emotions on a high, fund men on tenterhooks and the media on vigil. The debate is based on the premise that a very small number of ... More

RANDOM WALK
The myth about Kerala women
THIS year's Economic Review, released by the State Planning Board less than a fortnight ago, features a chapter on `Gender and Development'. Not surprisingly for a government initiative, it offers platitudes through sweeping generalisations, ... More

MARK TO MARKET
Capital guaranteed funds — Fixed-income market needs to change
A UK-based financial consultant has underlined the relevance of capital guaranteed funds as part of a study on the mutual funds industry conducted for the Ministry of Finance. The fixed-income market in India does not, ... More




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Looking back
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