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EDITORIAL


Lacking energy
INDIA'S DESIRE TO become a major manufacturing base and in turn provide jobs to the unemployed millions will require a team of very competent people in the major economic Ministries, particularly in the infrastructure sectors of power, petroleum ... More

CORPORATE


Economic Value Added: Much ado about nothing
The proponents of the Economic Value Added tool argue that it is the only financial management system that provides a common language for employees across all operating and staff functions and allows all management decisions to be modelled, monitored , communicated and compensated in a consistent way — always in terms of the value added to shareholder investment. An apparently sensible approach, but there are fundamental flaws, as N. Shanmuganathan describes. More

COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES


Legalised injustice
JUSTICE may be delayed in our legal system, but not injustice, or so suggest my recent encounters with our legal system. A corporate broking firm took an investor's money by committing forgery. After prolonged hardship, it was proved through ... More

ECONOMY


Non-tax revenues — Correcting the fiscal imbalance
The fundamental problem behind arresting the revenue deficit is the rising expenditure unmatched by corresponding means of finance. Although the tax rates have been moderated, the incidence of indirect taxation remains high. Correction of fiscal imb alance arising from public sector enterprises by not allowing them to become centres of wealth erosion has become urgent. More

ENVIRONMENT


Towards a new society-nature model
Attainment of higher economic growth rate on a sustainable basis presupposes a clearer understanding of the sensitive links between economic activities and the natural environment. More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


Structural transformation in capital flows
As the economy is performing well, the Government may consider a further dose of financial liberalisation. With the trend towards non-debt-creating capital, the Government should encourage inflows through FDI by opening up the retail, transport, powe r generation and other infrastructure sectors such as warehousing and cold storage facilities. More

LETTERS


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  • Forex reserves



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