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Monday, March 07, 2005
`High cost of inputs blunts competitive edge'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. The high cost of input materials and utilities in India compared to its competing Asian players such as China, Malaysia and Korea, coupled with high finance and transaction cost have conspired to depress productivity and ...
Union budget: some question marks
Postponing compliance with the deficit reduction targets will have an adverse demonstration effect, particularly when the States are being exhorted to adopt their own legislation in this regard, saysK. Venkataraman.
Banking reform a balancing act
The roadmap for the banking sector unveiled by the RBI on budget day reconciles the often-conflicting positions of the several players the foreign banks, the domestic private banks and other stakeholders.
Finance Minister's tightrope walk
THE FORMULATION of budget estimates for 2005-06 has been challenging for P. Chidambaram. He had to keep in mind the aspirations of the Left parties when implementing the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) of the UPA Government and also ...
WEEK IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Budget lifts market morale
THE KEY stock indices scaled new peaks last week on the back of strong liquidity. Trading on budget day began on a flat note but as market friendly announcements by the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram started trickling in, sector specific ...
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