ALL bankers, including those, if any, in the Reserve Bank of India, engaged in futuristic research on e-money and e-banking, must go through the very comprehensive working paper brought out by the IMF in the current ...
ON THE MOVE
Container ships: Concern on over-capacity
Utilisation of capacity on container ships has never been better. But going by the number of new orders being placed with various shipyards, there could be more ships in 2005 than the demand.
A RINGSIDE VIEW
With the political kite flying high Sensex may test support levels
DO market indices mirror concerns and ecstasies of politicians as faithful agony aunts? Market watchers time and again have tried to read in vain the footprints on Wall Street or Dalal Street. It has been difficult always to find possible genetic ...
Withdrawing in haste not the best solution
Many equity investors nevertheless are sure that stock prices are quite fairly valued today more than what they were before the latest upside started happening.
Value, premium see further fall
LAST week saw equities decline in value in both the US as well as the Indian markets. Led by Hewlett-Packard, the US market dived into negative territory; Hewlett-Packard Co, which posted higher earnings, was hurt by analysts' concerns about ...
PURA and quality of life
A well-designed PURA can curb, even reverse, the mindless growth of overcrowded cities. It can thus promote simultaneously both urban and rural development, raise the quality of life in both areas. That, says P. V. Indiresan, is the return on investment, of PURA, which will attract investments and slow rural-urban migration.
An investor-friendly Kerala?
IF the Chief Minister, Mr A.K. Antony, is to be believed, Kerala is at last becoming an investor-friendly State and has changed considerably in the recent past. Addressing a gathering of industrialists, traders and foreign delegates at the ...
MARK TO MARKET
Benefits and costs of investing abroad
THAT the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted investors in India to buy foreign assets to a maximum $25,000 is indeed commendable. Such a move enables investors to diversify globally though in a small way. Domestic ...
Why does Comcast want to take over Disney?
IT LOOKS like we are about to be exposed to another instance of managerial hubris on a gigantic scale. Over a week ago, Comcast announced a hostile bid to takeover Disney. Comcast is the largest cable company in the ...
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