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EDITORIAL
Reworking grain exports
AFTER NOTABLE SUCCESS for two years, Indian wheat and rice are largely off the international market. This is the result of the Government directing the Food Corporation of India last August to discontinue fresh subsidised allocation for export. ... More

INSIGHT
India scores in human rights report
The US State Department's latest report on "Human Rights Practices in India" is rather grudging in its approbation of the Indian human rights situation, and that it would have been happier had the conditions on the ground were worse More

FOREX
Our currency, your problem
IN THE midst of their preoccupation with "India Shining" and other main pre-poll distractions, the media have had little time to reflect on yet another meeting of the G-7 — of finance ministers and central bank ... More

MUTUAL FUNDS
The principal-agent conundrum of MFs
The principal-agent problem arises because investors cannot monitor the actions of the professional money managers who work for the asset management companies. Also, the payoff to the AMCs does not typically depend on the actions taken on behalf of t he investors. More

PETROLEUM
Shedding complacency over oil
Though it is often claimed that if wars of the 20th century were centred on oil and that conflicts of this century would be over water, the trigger could well be both. With the euphoria generated by reports of strong economic growth, India has its wo rk cut out to meet the ever-growing demand for energy, particularly oil, says V. Anantha-Nageswaran, looking at the issue of oil and its poorly-understood price dynamics. More

STOCK MARKETS
Market timers vs buy-and-holders
Those opposed to market timing argue that the financial markets are fairly efficient and that there is little to be gained from trying to time them. But there are some die-hards who point out that the market timer does not have to be right all the ti me; he must simply be right more often than wrong. And, finally, there are some who follow the CSIA strategy — selling near the bottom when they "can't stand it anymore." More

SECURITY
Ethics of intelligence
MS Katherine Gun was one of the 4,000-plus employees of the General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) near London, working as a translator. The GCHQ is a sanitised name for the greatest operational outfit for ... More

LETTERS

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  • Indian bureaucracy



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