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Pranab Chooses A Politically Safe Budget

By S. Sethuraman  The Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee has preferred to strike a middle path between boldness and populism in order to gain a broad acceptance of his Budget for 2012-13, fashioned on predictable lines — a course warranted by the political challenges for his Government and an...

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Three Strategies To Cushion Rupee Against Large Capital Outgo

NEW DELHI: The government may adopt a three-pronged strategy to cushion the rupee against the potential impact of large-scale capital outflows. This includes curbs on imports of unproductive products like gold and consumer items, easier FDI policy, and an enhanced focus on exports. The government’s new thinking is apparently...

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Global Majors Eye Suzlon's German Arm, REpower

MUMBAI: Talk of a stake sale in Suzlon’s European business is back. Global power equipment and wind turbine majors Alstom, Siemens and GE are negotiating with Suzlon Energy for a possible buyout of its German subsidiary REpower, said two people familiar with the ongoing negotiations. They said the talks...

Mar 16 · >

Embraer Bullish On Indian Biz Jet Market

HYDERABAD: Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer is bullish about the prospects of the Indian business jet market, the second largest in the Asian region after China. “In Asia after China.. Indiais the second-largest market. We cannot overlook by any means developments of this market,” Embraer...

Mar 16 · >

Can India Ever Militarily Checkmate China?

Going by current trends of the Indian political leadership and the apex national security establishment of investing more on diplomacy than military preparedness to ward off ‘The China Threat’, the analytical answer is a big NO. Strategic analysis would suggest that it should be a pressing strategic imperative for...

Mar 16 · >

Asia Gripped In An Arms Race

Last week it was China that captured the headlines and this week, the attention is all on India as it is on the verge to announce it’s annual budget. Eleven days ago, the authorities in Beijing announced an 11.2% increase in it’s military budget, which clearly underscored the China’s...

Mar 16 · >

Migrant Labour Live In Misery

By Narendra Sharma  NEW DELHI: Migrants in the country are denied all facilities available to the other citizens because they have to leave their hearths and homes in search of livelihood. They work harder, are paid not even a minimum wage. Though, they too contribute to the health and...

Mar 16 · >

Global Majors Eye Suzlon's German Arm, REpower

MUMBAI: Talk of a stake sale in Suzlon’s European business is back. Global power equipment and wind turbine majors Alstom, Siemens and GE are negotiating with Suzlon Energy for a possible buyout of its German subsidiary REpower, said two people familiar with the ongoing negotiations. They said the talks...

Mar 16 · >

Introduce Competition In Domestic Coal Sector: Survey

NEW DELHI: Competition needs to be ushered into the domestic coal sector as state-owned CoalIndia’s “near monopolistic” position impedes the sector’s growth. “Coal India Limited (CIL) dominates the domestic coal scenario. Its near monopolistic position has often resulted in supply bottlenecks, delays in development of new coal fields and,...

Mar 16 · >

Golbal Funding Vital To Take On Climate Change: Survey

NEW DELHI: Global funding is vital for countries like India to address concerns related to climate change as mitigation efforts ultimately involve costs, says the Economic Survey 2011-12, which for the first time has made a pointed reference to the challenge posed by climate change. “Global funding through the...

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