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The next financial crisis

Views:665 | Comments:1 | Author:Arun Duggal | Posted on September 15, 2010

Following the recent financial meltdown, the leaders of the Group of 20 economies asked the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to come up with new rules needed to prevent another financial crisis .. Read full story

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What's in GST for the consumer?

Views:998 | Comments:4 | Author:Atul Gupta | Posted on September 14, 2010

GST is indeed a ‘momentous reform in the realm of indirect taxes’. The fact that the Centre is willing to accommodate the states’ apprehensions regarding erosion of their fiscal auto.. Read full story

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Rethinking bank licensing

Views:725 | Comments:4 | Author:U R Bhat | Posted on September 13, 2010

The Reserve Bank of India has recently come out with a discussion paper on the entry of new banks in the private sector and has thrown up some issues like minimum capital, maximum promoter and foreign.. Read full story

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In Good Company

Views:1331 | Comments:1 | Author:Ishani Duttagupta | Posted on September 12, 2010

AT WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES,one of Indias top infotech firms,Braille signages,ramps,voice-enabled elevators and wheelchairs stand out in the smorgasbord of smart offices and gadget-carrying IT whizkids.. Read full story

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Fixing US broken housing market

Views:433 | Comments:1 | Author:Joseph E Stiglitz | Posted on September 11, 2010

A sure sign of a dysfunctional market economy is the persistence of unemployment.In the United States today,one out of six workers who would like a full-time job cant find one.It is an economy wi.. Read full story

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Optimising growth to benefit the poor

Views:857 | Comments:2 | Author:Mukul Sanwal | Posted on September 10, 2010

The decision to withhold forest clearance to a mining project in the tribal area of Orissa is a turning point in the evolving national consensus around sustainable development, because it focuses atte.. Read full story

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Sebi vs economics, who will win?

Views:1124 | Comments:15 | Author:Sandeep Parekh | Posted on September 9, 2010

Sebi has faced strong currents of vitriolic anger from mutual fund distributors and the mutual fund industry. This venom is rarely displayed in the mainstream media, but a look at comments on websites.. Read full story

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Locavorism: Fad of unscientific greens

Views:794 | Comments:3 | Author:Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar | Posted on September 8, 2010

Most governments seem to believe that global warming threatens to become catastrophic, and so are looking for ways to reduce their carbon emissions.
However, given the weak global recovery from .. Read full story

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India Inc is dead, long live India Inc

Views:840 | Comments:9 | Author:Kiran Karnik | Posted on September 7, 2010

Is India Inc dead? Is Niyamgiri the Trafalgar and Plassey of India Inc, the battlefield which marks its decisive defeat and signals the demise of the very concept of India Inc?
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Shooting itself in the foot

Views:912 | Comments:6 | Author:Mythili Bhusnurmath | Posted on September 6, 2010

The appointment of a deputy governor (DG) in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is usually a humdrum, routine affair. An extension in the term of a serving deputy governor is even more so.
Conseque.. Read full story

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