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Manufacturing growth
THE NATIONAL MANUFACTURING Competitive Council has rightly emphasised the need for the manufacturing sector to enhance its contribution to the growth of the economy if India is to achieve a minimum 8 per cent growth rate in the near term. For ... More

ACCOUNTANCY


Harmony in the works
Mohan R. Lavi on the ongoing efforts at converging accounting standards More

Don't spread your spreadsheet too thin, too wide
BASDA, the Business Application Software Developers Association, "represents more than 250 of the world's leading applications software developers and is the acknowledged voice of the software applications industry," as ... More

An old problem with a vague solution
K. Srinivasan looks at the Irani Committee recommendations on the revision of accounts and auditors' disqualifications More

Will CAs be the new financial scorekeepers?
HERE is a `playbook' on `industry consolidation' from Tata McGraw-Hill (www.tatamcgrawhill.com): Winning the Merger Endgame, by Graeme K. Deans, Fritz Kroeger and Stefan Zeisel. The book is "a ... More

STOCK MARKETS


Is the stock market boom a sideshow?
AS THE euphoria on Dalal Street seems to know no bounds, a fundamental question is whether the booming stock market is doing any good to the economy, particularly corporate private investment. A security market fosters economic growth by ... More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


FDI in retail — A question of jobs, not ownership
The most important argument against modern retailing and supply chain integration is that it displaces labour in a labour-surplus society. More

ENTREPRENEURSHIP


Time for an entrepreneurship policy
To generate jobs beyond the IT sector, entrepreneurial activity needs stimulation based on an integrated framework of culture, choice of occupation, as also resource and opportunity availability. It may be worthwhile looking at a well-designed entrep reneurship policy, for the need of the hour is to improve not merely the size but also the quality of economic growth, says A. Vasudevan. More

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