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Painful potions
FOR AN INDUSTRY just grappling with the dynamics of a new product patent regime, the Centre's recent excise duty notification could not have come at a worse time. Last week the Centre announced that the excise duty on finished dosage forms of ... More

ECONOMY


Competitiveness begins at home
The global produce economy offers India a massive opportunity. India is not a notable producer of branded goods. Its global competitiveness in the context of the majority and the massive global opportunity will result from its uncompromising and hone st pursuit of cost efficiencies in the produce markets. More

ACCOUNTANCY


`We have to find ways to break up audit firms'
IT IS the in-thing to think `out of the box'. But Vijay Govindarajan takes us into not one but three boxes. Which is how he began the hour-long chat with us a few days ago when we met VG, as he is called, in a Chennai ... More

TAXATION


Where is the equality?
AFTER the arrest of the Kanchi Acharya, everyone has been saying that nobody is above the law of the land and that every citizen should be treated equally. But does this rule also apply to the government and its various ... More

How we are a high-taxed nation
Looking merely at direct taxes, it is often suggested that India is an under-taxed nation. This, says R. Vaidyanathan, does not take into account the speed money paid for government service. This rent-seeking makes the nation high-taxed. More

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Lest your knowledge depreciates...
A HOT story on the Web is about a report that Which? (www.which.co.uk) has posted about car depreciation in the UK, according to which Nissan Primera 1.8 SX in the large category loses 74 per cent in three ... More

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