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EDITORIAL
Inflation pressures
PRICES IN THE economy are officially declared to be going up at over 7 per cent per annum and if the latest round of oil price hikes are factored in, the number would only be higher. Official numbers often mask the severity of the problem due to ... More

ECONOMY
Prefer performance, not procedure
If the Prime Minister truly wants a diligent and efficient bureaucracy, he should withdraw the Financial Advisors who breathe down the necks of hard-pressed officials making nitpicking objections, and replace them with assessors who evaluate results , not steps. For, if you check every step, the steps will be as you wish but not the result; if you check the result, the steps may not be what you like but the result will be, says P. V. Indiresan. More

PETROLEUM
Tight world oil market ahead
INTERNATIONAL oil prices are on the ascendant, in fact to such an extent that new records have been set covering periods extending to more than a decade. Thus, at the end of last week, on the New York Mercantile ... More

TAXATION
Kelkar report on FRBM — Discussion at various levels a must
The Kelkar Task Force report deserves wider discussion at various levels, including representatives of the corporate community, affected tax-payers and State governments. More

FINANCIAL MARKETS
A product to trade views on inflation
THE inflation data spooked the financial markets last Friday. The S&P CNX Nifty declined 1.3 per cent while bond yields increased at least 15 basis points (bps) across the yield curve. The market may not have reacted so More

HUMAN RESOURCES
`Engaged employees'
TRUE to the penchant of management gurus to reinvent themselves and re-engineer their vocabulary, a new phrase, "engaged employee" has been minted from out of their fertile brain to denote one who is fully motivated to ... More

INTERVIEW
`On industrial front, the mood is quite positive' — Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, President, CII
Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Managing Director and CEO, Hero Corporate Service Ltd, the services business arm of the Hero group, took over as President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in June, shortly after the new coalition assumed ... More

CONSUMERISM
After all, you get what you pay for
``YOU get what you pay for'' is an adage one hears about frequently in the US. The meaning is simple. The quality of a product or service is reflected in its price. If there are two types of toaster ovens, ... More

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