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Vol. 3, No. 6

Sept-Oct 2006

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Copyright
Title :

Copyright and emerging technologies

Author : CII & LawQuest
Pub. Details : CII & LawQuest, Mumbai, 2006
Notes :

This whitepaper examines laws that deal with copyright issues and emerging technologies with special references to content with mobile phones.

Keywords :

Copyright and emerging technologies, Copyright and Mobile phones


Corporate Governance
Title :

Essential director

Author : Bob Tricker
Pub. Details : The Economist in association with Profile Books, London, 2003
Notes :

This book is an essential guide to the whole subject of corporate governance, with entries/terms that stretch from A to Z.

Keywords :

A to Z of corporate governance


Corporate Governance
Title :

Corporate governance handbook

Author : Ernst & Young, CII
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This handbook has been designed to guide companies and their directors through the changes in the revised Clause 49 and their key implications, it also lays out key elements of the pre-existing framework for corporate governance.

Keywords :

Corporate governance best practices, Board of directors powers & responsibilities, Audit committee powers & responsibilities, Disclosure requirements


Corporate Laws

Title :

Taxmann's yearbook corporate laws (June 2006)

Pub. Details : Taxmann Allied Services (P) Ltd. : New Delhi , 2006
Notes :

Taxmann's Corporate Laws as amended by companies [Amendment] Act 2006 with year book corporate laws & e-company forms.

Keywords :

Laws , Acts , Business Laws , Corporate Laws Company Laws , Chartered Accountants Act , Company Secretaries Act , Competition Act , Copyright Act , Employees Act , State Insurance Act , Minimum Wages Act , Hindu Marriage Act , Reserve Bank Of India Act , Trade Marks Act , Urban Land Act , Weekly Holidays Act , Workmen's Compensation Act , Cost & Works Accountants Act , India


Corporate Social Responsibility
Title :

Maximizing the benefits of corporate social responsibility for small and medium-sized enterprises participating in regional and global supply chains

Author : Richard Welford
Pub. Details : Trade and Investment Division, United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok, 2005
Notes :

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) comprises an increasingly well developed set of issues and practices both internal to the firm and external. External dimensions tend to be very much related to supply chain issues, the main focus of this report. CSR has, to date, been dominated by large companies and associated with large brand names and their supply chains. This report identifies a need to spread good CSR practices to the SME sector.

Keywords :

Corporate social responsibility, CSR for SMEs, Good practices, CSR practices in regional and global supply chains, Obstacles for SMEs in meeting CSR-related requirements, sharing experience and knowledge, Recommendations


Corporate Social Responsibility - Education
Title :

Compendium of corporate case studies in education

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This publication presents case studies of CSR in education by Indian companies.

Keywords :

Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR in Education, Case studies, Indian companies and education


Customs and Excise

Title :

Statistics of the customs and excise revenue collections of the Indian union 2003-2004

Pub. Details : Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics , Ministry of Commerce & Industry , Govt of India : Kolkata , 2005
Notes :

This publication contains statistics on customs and excise revenue collections of the Indian Union for the year 2003-2004. The data include realization of customs duty on imports & exports, cesses on exports and central excise duty on specified Indian manufacturers.

Keywords : Customs and excise statistics of India , Customs revenue collections, Excise revenue collections , India , Statistics

Doing Business
Title :

Doing business 2007

Pub. Details : The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2006
Notes :

Doing Business 2007 is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. This report presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 175 economies.

Keywords :

Doing business across borders, Business regulations and indicators. Starting a business, Dealing with licenses, Employing workers, Getting credit, Protecting investors, Paying taxes, Trading across borders, Enforcing contracts, Closing a business, Doing business indicators, Country statistics


Economic Development
Title :

World economic outlook, September 2006

Pub. Details : International Monetary Fund ( IMF ) : Washington D C , 2006
Notes :

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects.

Keywords :

Global economic prospects, Global imbalances, Economic Development and Growth, Asia's Economic Success, How Do Financial Systems Affect Economic Cycles?, Trends in Commodity Prices


Economic Development - Asia
Title :

Asian Development Outlook 2006

Pub. Details : Asian Development Bank, 2006
Notes :

This 18th edition of the Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive economic analysis of 43 economies in developing Asia and the Pacific. Using the Asian Development Bank's unique knowledge of the region, it examines trends and prospects in Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, in the context of global economic movements. An important theme is how developing Asia can best position itself to maximize the benefits of international trade. The special chapter, Routes for Asia's Trade, explores the region's trade opportunities

Keywords :

Economic Development, Asian Economies, Economic Growth


Economic Growth
Title : Propelling India from socialist stagnation to global power , volume 1 : growth process
Author : Arvind Virmani
Pub. Details :

Academic Foundation : New Delhi , 2006

Notes :

This book shows that there have been two phases in India's economic history. The period of socialist stagnation, till the end of the seventies, in which India's growth rate was among the lowest in the World and poverty increased despite professions of socialism. The second period of market reform starting in 1980s vaulted us to the top of the growth sweepstakes and led a sharp and continuing decline in poverty. The book shows how India is poised to become a global power in the next 15 to 20 years, and why India is likely to become, over the next 30 years, the third pole in the emerging tripolar world of the 21st Century.

Keywords : Economic growth , China socialist market economy , Sources of India economic growth , India-China economic relations , Political economy , Social welfare and voting , Economic performance , Power potential and global governance

Economic Growth
Title :

Propelling India from socialist stagnation to global power , volume 2 : policy reforms

Author : Arvind Virmani
Pub. Details :

Academic Foundation : New Delhi , 2006

Notes :

This volume focuses on the wider and deeper economic reforms initiated in the 1990s. It outlines the reforms, analyses their effect and draws lessons for the future. Among the areas covered are governance problems and institutional reforms, the BoP crisis, FDI, indirect tax and tariff reform, food policy and savings & monetary policy. 

Keywords :

Policy reforms , Policy and institutions - Indian reforms , Foreign direct investment reform , Tax and tariff reforms , Competitive economy , VAT and customs duty reform , Customs tariff reform , Financial sector , Household sector , Indian money market


Emerging Economies
Title :

Engaging China and India: an economic agenda for Japan and the United States

Pub. Details : The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Pacific Council on International Affairs, The Japan Economic Foundation, September 2006
Notes :

China and India have catapulted onto the world stage. In contrast to the Cold War years when they largely sat on the sidelines, Asia’s emerging twin giants are now transforming the international economy in fundamental ways. Their burgeoning economies are shifting global markets, reshaping trade and investment patterns, and directly affecting the planet’s environment. While this development has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, it has also raised concerns about the potential economic and political dislocations in other countries. China’s and India’s imprint will become all the deeper in the years ahead as both evolve into centers of technological innovation and scientific excellence. China’s and India’s rise has already sparked adverse reactions in the two countries that currently sit atop the world’s economic hierarchy: the United States and Japan.

Keywords :

China and India, Emerging economies, Influence on US and Japan


Energy
Title :

Biodiesel conference towards energy independence - focus on jatropha

Author : Brahma Singh, R Swaminathan & V Ponraj (eds.)
Pub. Details : Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Papers presented at the Conference on 'Biodiesel conference towards energy independence - focus on Jatropha' held at Rashtrapati Nilayam, Bolaram, Hyderabad on 9-10 June 2006.

Keywords :

Biodiesel , Biofuel policy , Energy, Jatropha plantation


Energy
Title :

End-use energy efficiency and promotion of a sustainable energy future

Author : Environment and Sustainable Development Division (ESDD)
Pub. Details : UNESCAP, Bangkok, 2005
Notes :

This report focuses on contemporary issues related to energy consumption. It emphasizes the importance of the four primary energy intensive sectors - industry, road transport, building and construction and electrical appliances. The vital policy options for these sectors are discussed and supplemented with experiences, case studies, basic energy data and sustainability parameters.

Keywords :

Energy planning, management and conservation; Conventional sources of energy (petroleum, coal and gas); New and renewable sources of energy


Entrepreneurship - Women
Title : Developing women entrepreneurs in South Asia: issues, initiatives and experiences
Pub Details :

Trade and Investment Division, United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok, 2005

Notes :

Women’s entrepreneurship has a tremendous potential in empowering women and transforming society. Yet this potential remains largely untapped in South Asia, with less than ten per cent of the entrepreneurs being women. This paper reviews some of the issues concerning women entrepreneurship in South Asia, considers good practices for developing women entrepreneurs and provides an overview of some of the initiatives in South Asia to promote women entrepreneurs.

Contents :

Women entrepreneurship in South Asia, Profile of women entrepreneurs, Impediments for women entrepreneurship, International case studies: some lessons, Main initiatives by public and private partners in South Asia and policy gaps


Finance
Title :

Indian Public Finance Statistics 2005-2006

Pub. Details : Ministry of Finance, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Indian Public Finance Statistics” is an annual publication prepared by the Economic Division of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. This provides a comprehensive overview of the budgetary transactions of the Central and State Governments. In addition, this publication contains information relating to Annual Plan outlays and pattern of their financing, trends in domestic savings and investment, trends in net domestic products of States, tax revenues as proportion of gross domestic product, etc. The present issue of the publication provides such information from 1996-97 to 2005-06 with 1990-91 as the reference year.

Keywords : Public finance statistics of India, Budgetary transactions of the Central and State Governments, Financing, trends in domestic savings

Foreign Exchange Management
Title :

Bharat's foreign exchange management manual (Volume 1&2)

Author : Ashhok Saxena
Pub. Details : Bharat Law House : New Delhi , 2006
Notes :

To facilitate proper and clear understanding of the various aspects the book has been divided into seven division : 1) FEMA Practice Manual , 2) Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 , 3) Rules & Regulations under FEMA , 4) Notifications under FEMA , 5) RBI's Clarifications , 6) Relevant provision of Exchange Control manual , 7) Allied Acts, Rules and Guidelines.

Keywords :

RBI Exchange Control , Currencies , Reserve Bank , New FEMA Regulations , Master Circulars , AP (DIR) , Circulars , Exports of Goods , Software , Currency , Imports , Foreign Travel , Indian Investment Abroad , ADRs , GDRs , ECBs , NRI Accounts , EEFC Accounts , Inter Bank Dealings , Insurance , Remittance of Assets , Remittances , Foreign Exchange Management Act , Case Law , Statutory Forms , FEMA , RBI Memoranda , ACM , FLM , RLM , PEM , ABM , LIM , GIM , Amended FEDAI Rules , India


History of CII
Title : Building India with partnership : the story of CII 1895-2005
Author : Sharmila Kantha and Subhajyoti Ray
Pub. Details : Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Building India with partnership: The story of CII, 1895-2005 traces the birth and development to maturity of modern Indian industry. From the discouraging laissez-faire attitude of the colonial administration to the euphoria of Independence, from enthusiastic nation-building to the constraints of the planned economy, from incipient liberalization to sudden globalization, business in India has covered a long journey. CII, in some form or the other, has been a constant partner over these 110 years, a supportive companion helping industry to manage change, grow and evolve.

Keywords :

History of CII, Profile of CII, Confederation of Indian Industry - History


Human Development - Delhi
Title :

Delhi human development report 2006

Author : Government of NCT of Delhi
Pub. Details :

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2006

Notes :

Delhi HDR 2006 takes stock of Delhi's achievements and shortcomings in human development; presents the results of a comprehensive perception survey of 14,000 households; offers a critical analysis of unresolved governance issues; discusses the Bhagidari approach; and spells out a set of Delhi Development Goals along the lines of the Millennium Development Goals.

Keywords :

Human development in Delhi, Livelihoods and living standards, Governance, Bhagidari


Human Resources & Skills
Title :

Study on mapping of human resources & skills for Tamil Nadu 2015

Author : ICRA & CII
Pub. Details : ICRA, Confederation of Indian Industry, Chennai, 2006
Notes :

This report projects the manpower requirements of Tamil Nadu's high-growth industries till 2015, maps the manpower skills available currently in the State to such requirements, identifies skills gaps, and suggests measures to bridge the same.

Keywords :

Manpower skills in Tamil Nadu, Skill gaps, Skill requirements, Recommendations to measure the gap


Inclusive Growth
Title :

India - inclusive growth & service delivery: building on India's success

Pub. Details : The World Bank and Macmillan India, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This report focuses on two core issues - improving core publicly provided services and maintaining rapid and inclusive growth in India.

Keywords :

Inclusive growth, Service delivery, Improving internal accountability, Local governments and service delivery in India, Easing constraints to sustain rapid growth, Reforming agriculture, Bringing up lagging states, Achieving equitable growth


India Vision
Title : India vision 2020: the report
Author : Planning Commission, Government of India
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2004
Notes :

Report of the Committee on India vision 2020, formed by Planning Commission, Govt of India [Chairman: S P Gupta, 2002]. For content page, please click...

Keywords :

India vision document, Human development, Infrastructure, Energy and environment, Globalisation, Governance, Indian demographic scenario, Agriculture vision, Food security and nutrition vision, Employment vision, Education vision, Healthcare vision, Health, nutrition, population, Social defence, Rural development, Infrastructure financing, Telecom sector, Transport, Water policy, India's trade in 2020, Financial sector vision.


Indian MNCs
Title :

Going global: Indian multinationals

Pub. Details : India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), Gurgaon, 2006
Notes :

This study profiles Indian companies, with a view to analyse their success in establishing a global footprint. This will serve as a useful guideline for other domestic as well as overseas companies and multinationals who are keen to do business in India as well as those who plan to embark on a similar path. The study covered companies from diverse businesses mostly market leaders in their respective sectors.

Keywords :

Indian MNCs, India multinationals, Success stories, Case studies, Indian companies


Indian MNCs
Title : Going global: India Inc. in European Union
Pub. Details : India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), Gurgaon, 2006
Notes :

This report covers - India and the EU: economic and commercial relations, Best practices followed by Indian companies in the EU, Future plans of Indian companies in the EU, Case studies

Keywords : Indian MNCs in EU, India multinationals in European Union, Success stories, Case studies, Indian companies

Information & Communication Technology
Title : Information and communications for development 2006 : global trends and policies
Pub. Details : The World Bank : Washington DC , 2006
Notes :

This book is a highly comprehensive, eye-opening study of the role ICT can play in development today. The report presents new, revealing data and insights on current trends, and the application of ICT in areas such as governance, education, and business. It presents a thoughtful, realistic discussion on the outlook for networked technologies in the global development agenda. In addition, the report offers fresh perspectives on how ICT can be used for poverty alleviation and for promoting long-term growth. The report is essential reading for policy makers, government workers, and academics pursuing the goal of equitable, sustainable development across the world.

Keywords : Information and communication technology, Foreign direct investment , FDI , Role of ICT in doing business, ICT

International Migration - Skills
Title :

Diaspora networks and the international migration of skills

Author : Yevgeny Kuznetsov
Pub. Details : The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006
Notes :

This book examines the interaction of expatriate talent and institutions in expatriates' countries of origin in an attempt to make the potential of diasporas and their knowledge a reality. The book discusses the issues of leveraging the expertise and knowledge of diasporas for the benefit of sending countries.

Keywords :

International migration, Brain drain, Diaspora networks, International migration of talent, Talent hunt, Expatriate talent and home country development, Emerging diaspora networks, Indian diaspora


International Trade
Title :

Trade and development report 2006: global partnership and national policies for development

Pub. Details : UNCTAD, Geneva, 2006
Notes :

The Trade and Development report analyses current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern, and makes suggestions for addressing these issues at various levels.

Keywords :

Trade and development, Current economic trends


Japanese Companies in India
Title : Proven strategies: Japanese Companies in India
Pub. Details : India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), Gurgaon, 2006
Notes :

This study captures the experiences of Japanese companies in India. A useful guideline for MNCs seeking to enter India, this report synthesises the insights and strategies of top Japanese companies with an established presence in India.

Keywords :

Japanese companies in India , MNCs in India , Successful companies in India , Strategy for investing in India


Labour & Employment
Title : Reports of the National Commissions on Labour 2002, 1991, 1967 [Book + CD-ROM]
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

This books contains: Reports of the National Commission on Labour, 2002; Report of the National Commission on Labour, 1967; Report of the National Commission on Rural Labour, 1991

Keywords :

Labour Commissions - Reports - India, National Commissions on Labour - India


Labour & Employment
Title :

Planning Commission Reports on Labour and Employment [Book + CD-ROM]

Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

This publications contains: Report of the Task Force on Employment Opportunities; Report of the Steering Committee on Labour & Employment for the 10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007); Report of the Special Group on Targeting Ten Million Employment Opportunities per year over the 10th Plan Period

Keywords :

Labour and Employment - India, Reports on employment opportunities in India


Manufacturing
Title :

The national strategy for manufacturing

Pub. Details : National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, Government of India, New Delhi, 2006
Notes : A guideline for the future of Indian manufacturing sector.
Keywords : Manufacturing industries - Strategy - India

Manufacturing
Title :

Doing it right: the makeover of India's manufacturing

Pub. Details : The Economic Times, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

An Economic Times Intelligence report on Indian manufacturing. This study finds that the turnaround in manufacturing's fortunes is, indeed, structural. Companies across sectors have put in fairly intense efforts designed to cut costs, increase productivity and quality. Most of the leading manufacturing companies are implementing manufacturing philosophies like TPM, and TQM.

Keywords :

Manufacturing industries - strategy - India, Success stories, Indian manufacturing sector


Millennium Development Goals
Title :

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2006

Pub. Details : United Nations, New York, 2006
Notes :

Six years ago, leaders from every country agreed on a vision for the future – a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment; a world in which developed and developing countries worked in partnership for the betterment of all. This vision took the shape of eight Millennium Development Goals, which are providing countries around the world a framework for development, and time-bound targets by which progress can be measured. This report shows where we stand in 2006 in achieving these goals.

Keywords :

Poverty reduction, Reduce Child mortality, Universal primary education, Gender equality and women empowerment, Improve maternal health, Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ensure environmental sustainability, Partnership for global development


National Plans - India
Title : India's 5-year plans (First five year plan to tenth five year plan plus mid-term appraisal) [Book + CD-ROM)
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

Complete documents of India's five year plans from First five year plan (1951-56) to tenth five year plan (2002-2007) plus mid-term appraisal.

Keywords :

India - Five year plans, Tenth five year plan, Ninth five year plan, Eighth five year plan, Seventh five year plan, Sixth five year plan, Fifth five year plan, Fourth five year plan, Third five year plan, Second five year plan, First five year plan


Retail Industry
Title : Emerging market priorities for global retailers [The 2006 Global Retail Development Index]
Pub. Details : ATKEARNEY, Illinois, 2006
Notes :

The index ranks 30 emerging economies based on more than 25 macroeconomic and retail specific variables. In addition to the country rankings, it also give retail labour index of 15 emerging countries.

Keywords : Retail industry index, Global retail development index, Retail labour index

Sustainable Development
Title :

The macro economic policies and the millennium development goals

Author : Vibhuti Patel and Manisha Karne (eds.)
Pub. Details : Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This book is an outcome of the papers presented and animated discussions during the two-day symposium on "Macro Economic Policies and the Millennium Development Goals" held in Mumbai on 30-31 August 2005. The book encapsulates major issues handled by the nation states, voluntary organisations and international policy makers and financial institutions vis-a-vis the agenda of human development and rights based approach.

Keywords :

Macro economic policies, Millennium development goals, India, Poverty eradication, Hunger, Universal Primary education, Promotion of gender equality and empowerment, Reduction of child mortality, Improvement of maternal health, Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development, Sustainable development


Taxation
Title :

Taxmann's double taxation agreements & tax laws (volume 1&2)

Author : D P Mittal
Pub. Details : Taxmann Allied Services Pvt. Ltd. : New Delhi , 2004
Notes :

This book is a comprehensive and authentic commentary on Indian Double Taxation Agreements with the help of decisions of Foreign & Indian Courts & Authority for advance rulings.

Keywords :

Double Taxation Agreements , UN Model Conventions , OECD Model Conventions , Doing Business , E Business , Tax Treaty , Domestic Laws , Classification of Income , Transfer Pricing , Computation of Income , Shipping Business , Associated Enterprises , Capital Gains , Investment Income , Dividends , Interest , Royalties , Pensions , Remuneration , Mutual Agreement , Real Income , Fictional Income , Total Income , Accounting Standards , E Commerce , Case Studies , India


Taxation
Title :

Reports on India's tax reforms [Book + CD-ROM]

Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

This book contains: Report of the Task Force on Direct Taxes, 2002; Report of the Task Force on Indirect Taxes, 2002; Report of the Advisory Group on Tax Planning and Tax Administration for the Tenth Plan, 2001; Report of the Tax Reforms Committee - I, 1992; Report of the Tax Reforms Committee -II, 1993; Consultation Papers, 2002; Indian Public Finance Statistics: 2001-02

Keywords :

Taxation - India, Tax reforms, Committee reports, Task force reports, Public Finance Statistics


CII PUBLICATIONS

1

The first India, Brazil and South Africa Business Summit [11-13 September 2006: Brazil] - Proceedings

2

Compendium of corporate case studies in education

3

Corporate governance handbook

4

Study on mapping of human resources & skills for Tamil Nadu 2015

5

Renewable energy for rural livelihoods: detailed project report of interventions in Jharkhand and Rajasthan

6

Proven Strategies: Japanese Companies in India

7

Going global: Indian multinationals

8

Going global: India Inc. in European Union

9

Copyright and emerging technologies: a CII-LawQuest whitepaper 2006

10

India SEZ Summit 2006 [20 September 2006: New Delhi- - Background Paper

11

CII National Conference on Globalisation - Emerging Indian MNCs [6 October 2006: New Delhi] - Proceedings


DIRECTORIES

1

Directory of apparel exporters / Apparel Export Promotion Council ( AEPC ) : Gurgaon, 2006

2

Directory on Construction & Real Estate Industry / The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India ( ASSOCHAM ) : New Delhi, 2006

3

Directory of trade and investment-related organizations of developing countries and areas in Asia and the Pacific, 2005 / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) : Bangkok, 2005

4

Directory of construction and real estate industry 2006 / ASSOCHAM : New Delhi, 2006

5

[Directory of] Diplomatic missions , International organisations and Consular offices / Ministry of External Affairs : New Delhi, 2006


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