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Monday, December 20, 2004
The non-banking sector from a regulatory prism
There is confusion in classifying non-banking finance companies. As it happens, the residuary non-banking companies that are very different from other NBFCs have been the fastest in growth but the least regulated, says C. R. L. Narasimhan.
Drug majors fail in core business
Three major drug companies Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly all disclosed serious problems with important medicines last Friday, throwing a spotlight on the fact that the $500 billion drug industry is failing in its core business ...
Steel producers bet on new market dynamics
`For the next 10 years, steel prices are going to be higher than the ones obtained in the last 10 years.'
Shortfalls in fiscal performance
Hasty and inadequate project preparation, poor project implementation and lack of sustained funding have led to cost and time overruns in schemes and projects.
WEEK IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Sensex at record levels
STRONG economic outlook, expectations of good third quarter results from corporates and unabated and aggressive buying by foreign institutional investors took the Sensex (the benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange) to a historic intra-day ...
Google Suggest: a keyword refinement tool
This week NetSpeak features a couple of services created for helping us refine our search queries to get more focused results from search services. A major deficiency of current search engines is that many irrelevant sites creep into their ...
Senior citizens savings scheme: more clarifications
QUESTION: During 1960, I have started a business with my brother. For income tax, our auditor declared the income as that of a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF). After that, my brother had a male child during 1968. Then our auditor included him ...
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