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Productivity versus Outsourcing
Firms striving to stay competitive globally downsize/lay off, consolidate back offices, set up quality processes, cut costs, invest in new technology, re-engineer processes and outsource. So, is outsourcing the sole reason for the job losses? asks J essie Paul

Terror and the oil industry
Once seen as an alarmist fear, now an attack on a key Saudi oil base could destabilise the West.

Chidambaram's daunting budget exercise
The secondary and primary markets too will have to function in a vibrant manner, with fresh incentives for stimulating saving and investment.

New block assessments — what is the scope?
QUESTION: What are the main differences between post-search assessments in respect of searches initiated up to May 31, 2003 and after? ANSWER: There are three new sections by way of 153A, 153B and 153C. Board Circular No. 7 of ...

Exemption for terminal leave encashment
Q: According to the rules of the University from which I retired I have become entitled to leave encashment of 330 days, while I am advised that the exemption is limited to 300 days so that the balance becomes taxable. Is this ...

Bochs: An open source virtual PC software
THIS EDITION of NetSpeak explores the features of a hardware emulation software that lets you run a virtual PC inside your real PC. Your PC can host more than one operating system and as several free operating systems are available on the Net, ...

WEEK IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
FII comeback restores investor confidence
THE PERCEIVED absence of any significant market friendly announcement by the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, during his visit to Mumbai last week after the new government was installed at the Centre, led to a loss of confidence among ...

WINGS AND WHEELS
Watch out Qualis, Safari, Scorpio and Sumo
OPEL INDIA's launch last month of the Chevrolet Tavera should have Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Motors (Telco) and Toyota Kirloskar quaking in their boots while working overtime on improving their multi-utility vehicle line up. If it hasn't, they ...



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