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The dollar's fall
The dollar, which has been under pressure in the global foreign exchange markets recently, fell to a 14-month low against the euro. Over the past six months, the American currency has depreciated in trade-weighted terms by as much as 11.5 per ...
Improving public housing
A survey of cityscapes would testify that urban development polices and programmes have not been sufficiently inclusive. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation concedes that even the City Development Plans funded through the ...
Leader Page Articles
The executive compensation debate
By Prabhudev Konana
Executive compensation is about ethics and not regulations. Industry should self-impose reasonable caps on the ratio of executive compensation and average employee salary.
Trafigura fiasco tears up the textbook
A mix of old media and the Twittersphere blew away conventional efforts to buy silence.
OUT OF LONDON
U.K. student visa system in chaos
The system is so bureaucratic that a large number of students are still waiting for their visas while their classes have already begun.
Second greatest killer
Despite the existence of inexpensive and efficient means of treatment, diarrhoea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, according to a report issued here Wednesday by the U.N. Children’s Fund and the World Health ...
Corrections and clarifications
The Terms of Reference for the Readers’ Editor are on www.thehindu.com The tenth paragraph of an article “Counting the costs of a vaunted deal” (Editorial page, October 9, 2009) said ...
Letters to the Editor
“Education and Science to be two key areas of UNESCO’s action”
We have to rethink the role of UNESCO because the world has changed so profoundly with the economic crisis, globalisation, and the emergence of new world powers, says new UNESCO chief Irina Bokova.
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