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VAT on mat
WITH barely three days to go to hit the deadline of April 1, 2005 fixed for introduction of VAT, many are still uncertain as to the exact nature of the beast. Although on record 21 States have decided to take the ... More

GLOBAL FINANCE & OVERVIEW


It is the beginning, not the end
Neither financial market conditions nor the strength in the real US economy gives any room to conclude that the Federal Reserve would pause in its tightening campaign and allow the bond market to recover. V. Anantha Nageswaran concludes that the climb-down from euphoria has just begun and for the 10-year Treasury Note Yield, and the climb-up is perhaps, at best, half-way through. More

WIDE CANVAS


Focus on agriculture in WTO
While the G-20 has made its stand clear on the importance of agriculture, crucial is the nature of the response by the US and the EU. The developed countries have been using every means at their disposal to drive as hard a bargain as possible with th e developing world on various issues. The commitment of the rich to the WTO regime itself is now under test, and the G-20 should use this opportunity to get its pound of flesh without making too many sacrifices elsewhere. More

ON THE MOVE


Inland water transport: In dire straits
IN 2004, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), in a bid to promote private sector participation in inland water transportation (IWT), mooted a proposal to a private barge company for transportation of asphalt ... More

A RINGSIDE VIEW


Further downslide likely
For the vast number stocks, which fall in the category under-researched counters, momentum play has been replaced by serious search for exit. More

MUTUAL CONFIDENCE


MFs' IPOs flourishing with funds
BY the time you read this on Monday morning, the news that Reliance Equity Opportunity Fund has collected nearly Rs 1,800 crore will be stale. What will not turn stale is the eagerness displayed by investors to allocate fresh money in IPOs of ... More

ADR WATCH


Marginal decline
THE unabated downslide in the US equities continued for the third straight week after comments from the Federal Reserve and inflation data renewed concern the central bank may step up its pace of interest-rate increases. The S&P's 500 Index ... More

ERRORS & OMISSIONS EXPECTED


Yehi hai right action, baby!
THE recent action of the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against baby care product manufacturers has attracted worldwide attention. The legislation that got dusted in the process is the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, Section 17 of ... More

MARK TO MARKET


Generating portable alpha through arb funds
JM Equity and Derivatives Fund is an arbitrage (arb) fund that generates profits from mispricing of assets in the spot and the futures market. This fund can help investors gain exposure to portable alpha. Such alpha ... More


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Looking back
Mar. 20-Mar. 26
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US insensitivity

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