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Saturday, June 15, 2002
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Anti-dumping duties and WTO: Agenda for reform
The imposition of anti-dumping duties is seen as a measure to counter predatory and persistent dumping as also to offset the distortion created by subsidies and non-transparent pricing. Though it would be unrealistic to expect major changes in the an ti-dumping regime, India should take the initiative to press for reform. More


Funding the core
FOR THE nth time, the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, along with financial institution and bank chiefs, have loudly mused over special purpose vehicles (SPVs) to funnel funds into infrastructure. The exercise will continue to be in vain till ... More


Changes in an ivory tower?
EARLIER this week, there were two occasions on which senior West Bengal Ministers sang the praises of their Government, in effect telling the world that the State had a much better industrial climate than was made out by certain "interested" ... More

Fast buzz in the finance world
VEHICLES come in handy for all occasions. As Shah Rukh or Sachin tell us, you can take your car places, with and without people, following or breaking all rules. And for those who see their car as an extension of the feet, it would be too ... More


Why reinvent the wheel?
When both Modvat and Cenvat approach the issue of differential duty identically, why ignore a relevant precedent, asks Joseph Prabhakar More

The fix in the joint
S. Murlidharan looks at the ambiguity on income from joint ownership More

Bytes of relief
A recent ruling that data processing is manufacture should come as a respite to computer service providers, says T. C. A. Ramanujam More

More in the higher bracket
THE failure of successive chancellors to increase the basic rate tax band in line with earnings is forcing more and more taxpayers into the 40 per cent bracket, with record numbers set to pay higher rate tax in 2002-2003, according to the latest ... More

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    Labouring over joblessness
    THE Planning Commission finds itself in a quandary with two of its members bringing out reports on employment which differ vastly not only on their estimates relating to unemployment, but also on the desired policy prescriptions to generate more ... More
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