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Monday, March 08, 2004

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BPO wave leads to more jobs in manufacturing
FLIP through job advertisements and you'll find four out of five still seem to be in the information technology sector. But there is an incipient recovery in the jobs scene in the manufacturing sector. The pick-up is palpable in a few ... More

Now, bank customer info available on CD for a song!
EVER wondered where these telemarketing personnel from banks, hotels, insurance companies get your number from? Well, you'll be surprised to know, it's easily available and inexpensive too. The market rate is a mere 50-75 paise for every ... More

Calling abroad? Net telephony the best bet
DESPITE the sharp fall in ISD tariffs, Internet telephony seems to be an increasingly preferred option for people who want to make international long distance calls at cheaper rates notwithstanding the poor quality of voice. With as many as 43 ... More

Aussies chant the China mantra
NOW-A-DAYS Australians are reading more about Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, trying to master the Chinese language and developing their skills in ping pong. Wonder, what's the connection between the Great Wall of China and the Sydney Harbour ... More

Pesticide MNCs seek 5-10 year `data exclusivity'
MULTINATIONAL crop protection chemical majors are lobbying hard for a 5-10 year period protection or `exclusivity' on the test data relating to new pesticide molecules, which they are now obliged to submit to the Government to obtain ... More

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