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Friday, September 23, 2005
Markets (Sept 22)
BL 2502313.80 (-92.43)
BSE Sensex8221.64(-265.50)
S&P CNX Nifty2476.50 (-90.80)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)43.87/44
Gold Std (10 gm)6750 (+65)


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Bursting the bags
TREMENDOUS EUPHORIA IN the trading community and among investors (read speculators) over the zooming volumes in commodity futures trading, in less than three years of introduction of on-line trading by nationwide multi-commodity exchanges, is but ... More

CORPORATE


Bravo, Tata!
IT HAS long been taken as axiomatic that corporates should not be obsessed only with maximising their profits, but give back to society a part of all that they take from it by way of natural and material resources, ... More

PETROLEUM


India's hedge against oil shock
THE RISING oil price has not shocked the global economy. Though crude oil prices have jumped up by over $30 a barrel over the past one year, the global economy has not lost its growth momentum, quashing all speculation ... More

STOCK MARKETS


A volatile market should be left to professionals
MINUS 235 plus 225, leaves you with 10, but what does the jagged line depicting intra-day movement of the Sensex signal? Just one thing: volatility. So much so, the hour's news feed that scrolls past reads, "Sensex ... More

IPR


Patents (Amendment) Act 2005 — Setback for innovators and R&D
India wants its economy to grow at a rapid pace; it needs a Second Green Revolution; its industries have to become competitive in the world market, and energy conservation is a desperate need. Innovation is the key to achieving success on all these f ronts. For this to happen, however, the Government must take urgent steps to re-draft the Patents (Amendment) Act 2005 to ensure that the interests of innovators and the generic industry are protected. Only then will R&D efforts gain the desired ntum, points out Uttam Gupta. More

INTERVIEW


`Foreigners are more confident about India than we are' — Mr C. J. George, MD, Geojit Financial Services
With the equity indices scaling new peaks in quick succession, it is time for retail investors to turn cautious and keep away from "rumours and tips", says Mr C. J. George, Managing Director of Geojit Financial Services. Talking to ... More

IT-ENABLED SERVICES


External IT service providers — Customer as a strategic partner
With 70 per cent of the revenue for an Indian external service provider coming from repeat businesses, there is a need for a centralised entity within the IT service provider's organisation to interface with clients. More

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