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Anatomy of a committee

Views:585 | Author:T R Ramaswami | Posted on December 16, 2010

Dilution of lock-in regulations. 100% margin for QIBs in book-built IPOs. French auction for FPOs.
Did any of these and many others go through any committee or even pu.. Read full story

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Jalan panel disrespects Parliament

Views:576 | Comments:1 | Author:Sandeep Parekh | Posted on December 15, 2010

Surprisingly, no one has commented yet on how insulting it would be for the Indian Parliament if the recommendations of the Jalan committee report are accepted by Sebi and enacted as Sebi regulat.. Read full story

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Balancing Sino-Indian economic ties

Views:702 | Author:Amit Mitra | Posted on December 14, 2010

Wen Jiabao’s visit to India provides us with a great opportunity to take stock of our growing economic relations, and where these relations with China are headed.
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The problem with being Ratan Tata

Views:891 | Comments:1 | Author:Santosh Desai | Posted on December 13, 2010

On the face of it, Brand Ratan Tata is a very difficult brand to sully. Built on the back of India’s most-trusted business brand, Ratan Tata has come to represent all that is right with the.. Read full story

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Nuclear Renaissance

Views:533 | Comments:2 | Author:Ravi Teja Sharma | Posted on December 12, 2010

THE NEXT phase of Indias civilian nuclear programme has been kickstarted with India signing a deal to buy reactors from the French firm Areva.Two other reactors are being set up .. Read full story

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As the world shifts to open spectrum

Views:829 | Author:Rekha Jain | Posted on December 10, 2010

The 2G spectrum scam has highlighted the economic and commercial value of spectrum. Mobile services are critical to our shift towards a more knowledge and service-based economy. The increasing mo.. Read full story

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The cancer of corruption

Views:799 | Comments:1 | Author:Arun Duggal | Posted on December 9, 2010

While we can be proud of India’s economic growth and enhanced international stature, we have to hang our head in shame at the decline in our moral and ethical standards.
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Issues for the Malegam Committee

Views:472 | Author:Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar | Posted on December 8, 2010

The Reserve Bank of India has appointed the Malegam Committee to go into the regulation of microfinance institutions (MFIs). 

Reported suicides by borrowers in And.. Read full story

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Philanthropy: Promise of plenty?

Views:436 | Comments:2 | Author:Kiran Karnik | Posted on December 7, 2010

Azim Premji’s . 9,000-crore endowment did not get the headlines it deserved. 

This donation is truly a bonanza for the projects of school education, teacher .. Read full story

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Savings deposit: Last frontier

Views:1070 | Author:Mythili Bhusnurmath | Posted on December 6, 2010

To achieve double-digit and inclusive growth, we need to raise the level of national savings and channel those savings into investment,’ said Reserve Bank of India governor D Subbarao in hi.. Read full story

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