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March 31, 2003

Economic consequences of Iraq war
As things stand, it is quite pointless thinking about the economy's prospects for the coming year (and probably beyond as well) without giving significant weight to the progress of the conflict in Iraq, says Subir Gokarn.

March 29, 2003

Fuelling a diesel era
A clutch of Indian car-makers are counting on new diesel-engine models to put them on the highway to profits, says Surajeet Das Gupta.

March 26, 2003

Banks frown upon clients lugging huge sheafs of cash
Clients who cart sheafs upon sheafs of cash -- such as big petrol pump owners and wholesale traders -- are no longer serenaded in Bankingdom, says George Smith Alexander.

March 25, 2003

Exim policy: shorter, simpler?
In 2002, the first year of the current five-year policy period, the main document outlining the policy had 66 pages. And the more important document, the first volume of handbook of procedures, contained 137 pages, says A K Bhattacharya.

March 24, 2003

Infrastructure projects: Ray of hop
The success of the roads and ports projects should be extended to other core infrastructure areas, says S Sivakumar.

March 22, 2003

Collecting on calls
A slew of small entrepreneurs is cashing in on the BPO boom, says Soumik Sen.

The great rush for black gold
How quickly will the US get control of Iraq's oil reserves and what will happen afterwards? The answers have strong implications for India, says Ranjit Singh Kalha.

Trouble in the pipeline
But even if everything goes according to plans, Iraqi oil will not flow back into pipelines anytime before mid-2004 or more likely 2005, says Devangshu Datta.

March 21, 2003

The bottled water controversy
The government should enforce strict standards so that false claims are not made by bottled water manufacturers, says Suman Sinha.

March 20, 2003

Of PSU banks and aging staff
After a decade of financial sector reforms, is it too much to expect a transparent appointment policy for the top posts in the state-run banking industry?

March 19, 2003

A contractionary fiscal policy?
Jaswant Singh's Budget is contractionary compared to Yashwant Sinha's Budget of 2002-03, says Ila Patnaik.

March 17, 2003

Oil price hike to impact industrial recovery
The prospect of a war in Iraq and its impact on oil prices, raises some important questions about macroeconomic management, says Subir Gokarn.

The $25 trillion question
The accelerating rate of innovation threatens the survival of capital markets, says N Mahalakshmi.

March 15, 2003

Strife in the fast lane
With the motorcycle market expected to slow down, companies are launching new products to grab market share from the leaders, says Surajeet Das Gupta.

March 14, 2003

Why America is so rich
Mostly, the reasons are traced to its spirit of competition, attitude to risk, and its ability to pursue innovation with almost demoniac zeal, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

March 13, 2003

How the beggar economy promotes growth
This is the world of beggars which is not just about misery and appalling conditions. It is an economy in itself, says Madan Sabnavis.

March 11, 2003

CDMA Vs GSM - What's in it for you?
If you are among those who still cannot decide whether to go in for Reliance's CDMA-based 'limited mobility' phones or the 'full-fledged' cellular phone services provided by GSM operators, welcome to the club, says Thomas K Thomas.

March 10, 2003

Jaswant Singh's illusion of efficiency
As far as pronouncements on reforming the tax administration is concerned, this Budget has been excellent, says Sukumar Mukhopadhyay.

March 8, 2003

Indian Post ushers in a new mail order
Indian Post's marketing team is on a whirlwind promotion drive, calling on banks and insurance companies and inviting them to push financial products through the post office, says Nandini Lakshman and Smita Tripathi.

Jaswant Singh: Scoring the political brownie
The stink raised by the political parties over the miniscule fertiliser price hike is a case of supreme irony, says Shyamal Majumdar.

March 6, 2003

The many faces of the finance ministry
Paring the public provident fund and small savings rates by one percentage point in an election-year Budget is certainly a bold step, says Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

March 5, 2003

Jaswant plays safe with tax numbers
How realistic are the tax numbers that Finance Minister Jaswant Singh presented in his maiden Budget last Friday? asks A K Bhattacharya.

March 3, 2003

Kelkar proposes, Jaswant disposes
Despite acknowledging the work done by the task force headed by Vijay Kelkar on tax reforms as 'sound,' Finance Minister Jaswant Singh seems to have decided to ignore most recommendations made by it, says N Mahalakshmi.

Ease your tax burden
This year's Budget has been quite kind to taxpayers, feels Vikram Srivastava.

Good times ahead for investors
This year's Budget bodes well for the mutual fund industry and fund investors, says Kripa Mahalingam .


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