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COMPANY LAW
An incomplete prescription
The Concept Paper is weak in its proposals on dealing with sickness, says Mohan R. Lavi More

EDITORIAL
Oil on a high
IN A MARKET already stretched, very little adverse news is necessary to make it snap. Literally hit by a hurricane last fortnight, global oil prices were swept up to $50 a barrel. Hurricane Ivan that ravaged the Gulf of Mexico shut down ... More

ECONOMY
Institutional mechanisms do matter
The foreign experts issue can be solved by reconstituting the Planning Commission consultative groups with experts from the public sector or the Indian academia and other domestic activities. For insights into the market experiences of other countrie s and the policy implications of replicating them, in India, the Commission could seek the views of foreign experts informally. But it is best to avoid changing the existing institutional mechanisms unless there is political consensus, says A. Vas udevan. More

ACCOUNTANCY
One can smell accountants many a cyber-mile off
IN BOOK three of Editing and Design, a Five-Volume Manual of English, Typography and Layout, Harold Evans narrates the story of a fishmonger who had a sign that said: FRESH FISH SOLD HERE. ... More

POLITICS
Electronic voting
AMERICAN Presidential Elections are drawing near; campaigning has been feverish, dirty, vicious and savage and the ordinary American is taking all this in his stride. Yet, for such a vastly technologically powerful ... More

TEXTILES
End of textile quota regime — India must still spin faster to stay in place
Unless huge investment and modernisation of the mills take place, and proliferation of unorganised mills is curbed, India would lose out to China in the textiles race. It is time mandarins in the Government acted quickly to reap positive results with the end of the quota regime at hand. More

NON-PERFORMING ASSETS
The ARC bridge to performance
Asset reconstruction companies can help banks realise better value from their non-performing loans, says Ashwani Puri More

BOOKS
You may have clients who are really unqualified to do business with you
CHILDREN should be seen but not heard. That's a great grandma thinking, which no longer holds true. But accountants suffer from a worse spell: Neither be seen nor be heard. So, sell is a four-letter taboo word in the ... More

CARTOON
Sticklish issues
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