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Mutually reinforcing trends
On Thursday the rupee closed at an all-time low of Rs.50.20 to the dollar. The currency has been under tremendous pressure as the demand for dollars continued unabated. It is not at all surprising that the sharp depreciation has coincided with an ...
Bridging gender gaps
Hard times hit vulnerable sections of a society the most. Two recent global studies are timely reminders that gender inequalities, which persist in varying degrees across the world, are a dampener on economic growth, and that they should not be ...
Leader Page Articles
What lies ahead in the Maldives?
By N. Sathiya Moorthy
Mohammed Nasheed’s election has ushered in multi-party democracy in the Indian Ocean atolls-nation, accustomed to the autocracy of the predecessor President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
Recession and ‘strategic’ realities in East Asia
By P. S. Suryanarayana
Several countries hope to ride out the current crisis by banking on the growth trajectories of China and India despite their new concerns over the emerging scene.
Shell cannot drill off Alaska
By Jad Mouawad
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday blocked Royal Dutch Shell from drilling oil wells off Alaska’s North Slope after finding that the Interior Department had failed to conduct an environmental study before issuing the company’s drilling ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The last paragraph of a report “Tribal stir: parts of West Bengal still inaccessible” was “The State committee of the CPI (M) has, in two statements made so far this week, affirmed its support to the ...
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