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 ...
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 ...
A RINGSIDE VIEW
As global pressure increases on equities Indices may suffer amid volatility
A fire-fighting effort by the government regarding inflation is on the cards. But the impact of it may not be felt much on the ground until the broad picture turns positive.
Floating rate funds - spreading on
MUTUAL funds are always in a hurry to make the most of a given situation, a fact that explains why so many floating rate products have been launched in recent times. While `floaters' continue to remain a major talking point in investment circles, ...
Price, premium fall sharply
CLIMBING crude oil prices (to a record level), and a bleak Government data on job growth grounded the US markets to its lowest levels in 2004. The S&P 500 fell 3.4 per cent to 1063.97; according to Bloomberg this was the biggest weekly drop ...
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.
ERRORS & OMISSIONS EXPECTED
Questions that linger after the pyre has crackled off
A FEW days back, it was reported that the apex court has held that a doctor will not be criminally liable if a patient dies due to an error of judgment or carelessness or for want of due caution though he can be liable to pay compensation. Too ...
A worthy experience
Despite its flaws, the Kerala experience remains a model as far as social and human development goes.
MARK TO MARKET
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
Let's plod through Concept Paper
If all goes well, getting the concept could be a lot simpler and slimmer.
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, ...
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