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Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai

October 4, 2004

Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India

Yaga Venugopal Reddy

October 4, 2004

Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Sitaram Yechuri

October 4, 2004

Member, Politburo, Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

October 4, 2004

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

Palaniappan Chidambaram

October 4, 2004

Finance Minister

Dr Manmohan Singh

October 4, 2004

Prime Minister

The Magnificent ten

October 4, 2004

India’s current government and finance scene includes an energetic, forward-thinking and pragmatic team. Kala Rao profiles the 10 key decision-makers.
When, against the odds, the Congress party triumphed in India’s national elections in May, the country’s stock market nosedived. Investors feared that state intervention and meddling would come back into fashion, interest rates would rise and prospects for economic growth would diminish. In short, India’s reform process would move quickly into reverse.

Asian banks on the rebound

October 4, 2004

The region’s top 200 banks have made a remarkable recovery, boosting aggregate Tier 1 capital by 16%.

Delete Merger marks Japan’s reform progress

August 24, 2004

Last month’s proposal of marriage between MTFG and UFJ would create the largest bank in Japan, but it will only be positive news if the two businesses can be integrated, writes Geraldine Lambe
For the Japanese banking system, recuperation has been a long and painful process. It is only now, after more than a decade of despair, that Japan’s so-called mega-banks are ready to start performing as mega-banks should.

Brunei diversifies to sustain growth

August 2, 2004

Oil has made Brunei a wealthy country. However, if the current economic growth is to be maintained, the tiny Asian sultanate requires a wider spread of industries contributing to its income. Simon Montlake reports.

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