Communist Party of India

After 30 years, India's Marxists face 'cathartic introspection'

The governments of China and Cuba may have been in power longer, but when it comes to winning elections, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s stranglehold over West Bengal stands apart.

Thursday, 5 July, 2007, 12:00am

Maoists dream of long march

Blaming neighbours, particularly Pakistan, for India's internal conflicts is New Delhi's forte. But India has only itself to blame for a raging insurrection described by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the 'single-biggest security threat India has ever faced'.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Communists risk power in land grab

Farmers in West Bengal revolt against forced acquisitions for industrial use

Anger and anxiety are etched on the face of farmer Rashid Ali Mondal as he surveys his paddy field - the economic lifeline he refuses to barter away for cash.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Fed focus turns to CPI figures

WITH just one week before the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on March 25, the US markets will be paying close attention to Tuesday's housing starts data for February, expected to rise to 1.45 million. The major focus of the week will be February's CPI figures on Wednesday, with a slightly higher gain of 0.2 per cent forecast.

16 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Index up in July

HONG KONG'S consumer services price index rose 0.6 per cent in July compared with June, but rose 11.3 per cent over the year to July, according to the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Gap between price measures narrowing

THE Hongkong Coalition of Service Industries' inflation index, the Consumer Services Price Index (CSPI), moved closer to the Government's official Consumer Price Index (CPI) in June, with the CSPI showing a 10.2 per cent annual growth for the month, compared with 8.6 per cent for the CPI.

29 Jul 1993 - 12:00am