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Greenspan's green light
WHEN the Chairman, Federal Reserve Board, Mr Alan Greenspan, speaks, the US takes it as the gospel. His is always the last word in economic analysis. Whosesoever side he is on, wins. He has clinched the case in favour ... More

GLOBAL FINANCE & OVERVIEW
India has to sustain the shine
India needs a second agricultural revolution urgently. Corporate captains should walk their talk and step up investments making the manufacturing revival a permanent reality. Then, irrespective of monsoons or oil prices or politics, a growth rate of at least 6.5 per cent would be achieved. That is what would make the India shining campaign credible, says V. Anantha Nageswaran. More

ON THE MOVE
Maritime administration — Going overboard on safety issues
THE country's maritime administration appears to be going overboard to ensure that the merchant navy does not tarnish the "India shining" image created by the NDA Government's publicity managers. It has not only ... More

A RINGSIDE VIEW
Oil, pharma stocks may help in recovery
However, this week, the secondary market is likely to look for insulations from the electoral calls and move according to its own intrinsic agenda of finding its short-term equilibrium. More

MUTUAL CONFIDENCE
Check the basics before selecting scheme
ING Vysya Select Stocks. Taurus Discovery Stock. Canglobal. GIC Growth Plus II. Magnum Multiplier Plus. Take them individually and the names may not mean much to you. Consider them collectively and these tell a significant tale. Or a rather sad ... More

ADR WATCH
A negative week for Indian counters too
THE sharp recovery last Friday at the US markets was not enough for the benchmarks to end the week in positive territory due to the terrorist attack in Madrid last week. According to Bloomberg data, the US benchmarks' decline was steepest since ... More

ERRORS & OMISSIONS EXPECTED
Of inch tapes and weighing machines
BUSINESS readers are usually too busy with IPOs and BPOs, while sports lovers are tied to ODIs and run-rates. For those who care, however, there are thousands of matrimonial ads that crowd the Sunday space. There is ample material in these ... More

RANDOM WALK
Open courses and e-learning
SOMETHING revolutionary is happening in Kerala's education sector. From the next academic year (2004-05) onwards, all textbooks for students of Class 10 will be available on the Internet. Textbooks for students studying in Kerala where Malayalam ... More

MARK TO MARKET
Short-term investment is long-term bad for MFs
THE Securities and Exchange Board of India is planning measures to encourage retail participation in mutual funds. This is ironical because mutual funds as an investment option were primarily structured for retail investors. That ... More




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