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|May 31, 2004
India equities: What now?
Fears of rising interest rates in the US, Chinese slow down and rising oil prices have dragged down emerging market equities over the past four weeks. Additional uncertainties on economic policies could only make matters worse for India.
|May 29, 2004
Mother of all diesel cars
Really, launching the E270 D was like the first kiss -- startling for a nanosecond and immensely pleasurable pretty soon.
The quest for black gold
Spearheaded by the ONGC, energy-hungry India is stepping up the hunt for oil and gas.
|May 27, 2004
Maran's 10-point plan to boost IT
Dayanidhi Maran, Union Minister for Communications & IT, announced a 10-point agenda to boost information technology and telecommunications sectors on Wednesday.
|May 24, 2004
Who pulled the trigger on Black Monday?
Despite the regulatory high alert, the markets recorded their highest ever intra-day loss on May 17. There was no Harshad Mehta or Ketan Parekh to blame this time. Did the stock exchanges themselves do some of the damage - albeit unintentionally?
Chidambaram and the art of making a dream Budget
His first Budget was, however, a disappointment, more because a lot was expected from the man who had positioned himself as a champion reformer. It was this Budget that conceived the minimum alternative tax, which stays even today.
|May 22, 2004
Speedway Food and Beverages manufactures and distributes Star Nuts, which it says are 100 per cent cholesterol-free.
Lost in the post
The National Commission's latest judgment is that complainants will be entitled to receive from the couriers only a sum of Rs 100 for the loss of the packets entrusted to them for delivery at the destination
Moving into the driver's seat
Car rental companies including international giants have turned on the ignition and are hiring out self-drive ones
Renovating the playroom
The biggest difficulty is that unbranded Chinese toys are selling for much cheaper prices than Barbie and her friends can cope with
Optimism after the storm
The political uncertainty only exacerbated a host of global issues impacting the markets
Speaking softly & making it stick
In the early 1970s, Manmohan Singh was a mild-mannered academic who went to work on a bicycle and held unfashionable views on economic management.
|May 17, 2004
Politics to drive India's economy
Either way, it is clear that politics will drive the nation's economy in the coming days.
What the Left wants
A ready reckoner to the pound of flesh sought by the Left parties, an intrinsic part of India's new government
Stability or reforms?
After a dream run in the stock markets for the past one year with the Sensex almost doubling before giving away some of its gains amid election uncertainties, it was time for something to go awfully wrong.
|May 14, 2004
Manmohan Singh: Father of Indian reforms
Dr Manmohan Singh is the 'father of the reform process' in India and his return as finance minister will only bring the original visionary back to the throne.
|May 12, 2004
Naidu, India's leading reformer
Fifty-four-year-old N Chandrababu Naidu, who was humbled on Tuesday when Andhra Pradesh voted him out as the state's chief minister, has been the most visible face of India's economic reforms and information technology revolution.
|May 10, 2004
Should IPOs be rated?
Sebi's proposal to make the IPO assessment available to investors is a step in the right direction.
RIL's growth story
Fiscal 2004 will go down as a record year in the history of Reliance Industries.
IIMs' one-man demolition squad
Vijay Krishna Shunglu, an economics graduate from St Stephen's, Delhi, and a Masters in history, has certainly had varied experience as a bureaucrat through the ministries of finance, commerce, power, health and family welfare, says Priti Patnaik.
Where is the rupee headed?
Despite constraints, if the new government is able to iron out such drags, the outlook for the rupee will be more positive in the near future.
|May 05, 2004
Top 10 stocks in a volatile market
Our analysts identify ten stocks -- post-PSU stocks listing -- which people should look for only from a medium-to-long-term investment horizon. These stocks be bought on further declines.