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Monday, February 06, 2006
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Left in the lurch
THE Left parties can no longer put off devoting a couple of days in a quiet retreat to intense introspection, reviewing the effect of developments in India and abroad on their movement. In particular, they need to ponder, with searing ... More


Back to the WTO Doha Round
The good thing about the Davos meeting is that it has straightaway injected a sense of urgency into the negotiating process. A detailed, though informal, timetable is being circulated of what has to be accomplished and by when. More


UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2005 — Efficient transport vital to trade, growth
Referring to the dependence of developing countries on effective trade facilitation to expedite their development process, the Review states that they will benefit from the "new geography of trade" only if imports and exports are not hit by high tran saction costs, uncertainty and delays. More


It's steady-to-positive mode
IF wishes were horses, then the Sensex would have crossed 10,000 points mark last week. Even though FIIs pumped in over Rs 800 crore in the net, the benchmark indices slid on substantial profit booking by domestic investors. In January, ... More


`Stay invested'
IS the Indian equity market fully valued? Is it only somewhat more reasonably valued than before? Or are we nowhere near the peak as yet? Questions such as these have been the talking points in investment circles for some time now, especially ... More


Dr. Reddy's hits new high; banking counters suffer
WORRIED over that Federal Reserve may resort to raising interest rates, the US equities slipped. Besides, weaker-than-expected financial performance from Google Inc and spoiled the mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped one per ... More


Gas deal fuels Ambani spat
NATURAL gas is incendiary and it has indeed proved to be so by re-igniting the spat between the two Ambani brothers. That there would be a battle of wits between Mr Mukesh Ambani, who controls the strategic KG Basin gas reserves, and Mr Anil ... More


The need to look beyond GDP
The point is not the replacement of GDP growth rate by the growth rate of educated rural population but to question age-old shibboleths, and look for alternatives. That kind of questioning, and the tolerance of such questioning are the basic tools of progress. Will the rules of the Finance Ministry encourage such questioning of hoary ideas, asks P. V. Indiresan. More


From now on - we’ll be goin’ somewhere slowly
Once more, Jogin was cleaning up his computer of all known viruses. Sridevi was standing in queue at a ration shop to update her card. Dakshinamoorthy was studying the latest report of Transparency International on global corruption. It was Khan ... More


Management knowledge: Global or local?
THE debate within Indian management about the alleged conflict between Western concept and Indian practice has survived two generations and evokes strong positions. The point at issue is whether theories primarily ... More


Brazil: The challenge of ecological resource use
Brazil's rainforest is considered the earth's most biologically diverse ecosystem. Unfortunately, about 16 per cent of this forest has been denuded in just the last four decades. More

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