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December 31, 2008
Top 15 technology pioneers 2009
These companies are innovators of the highest calibre, whose technologies will have a deep impact on business and society.

Sensex ends in the red in 2008
If Satyam Computer can cross and sustain above Rs 170, then it can go higher to Rs 179, says an analyst.

Top 8 tech predictions for 2009
In its latest article, PC Magazine has outlined the top technology predictions for the year 2009.

The Tata Jagriti Yatra 2008
Some 350 aspiring young social entrepreneurs began their 18-day journey -- The Tata Jagriti Yatra 2008 -- across India, aboard a special train on December 24.

December 30, 2008
Why India does not produce enough researchers
However, globally, there are many researchers of Indian origin who are doing excellent work.

New IT jobs down by 25%
There is more bad news for job seekers.

Sensex is trading in the positive region
The Sensex opened flat, and is moving in a range-bound fashion.

Wait! Property prices to fall further!
The residential property market is in for a major price correction. For first time home buyers, it will be a big opportunity.

The dancing, spider-like futuristic cruiser!
Call it the wave of the future -- a dancing spider-like cruiser that can take up to 12 people on a 5,000-mile journey.

December 29, 2008
Create a gold portfolio; make money
Gold has been perhaps the only asset class to have kept its head high among the financial turmoil that has taken over the world.

5 investing mistakes to avoid in 2009
Here are the five mistakes that you should not repeat in the coming year.

Sensex drags on global cues
Indian stock markets opened in the red on Monday.

Investing in 2009: 10 queries answered
We try to answer the 10 questions that might be on top of your mind.

Must-have gadgets for your car
We pick out some great add-ons for your prized four-wheeler

December 27, 2008
Top 10 technology breakthroughs of 2008
Wired News has outlined a list of the top ten technology breakthroughs of 2008. Check them out. . .

December 26, 2008
Gadgets to watch out for in 2009
Here is a round-up of gadgets that satisfy both the design-conscious gadget seeker and digital media enthusiasts and a few.

Gems, jewellery industry sacks 100,000 workers
The gems and jewellery industry reeling under the global recession has laid off about 100,000 workers, an industry leader said on Friday.

Why pharma firms saw an eventful 2008
This year, the pharmaceutical industry players had to swallow a mixture of bitter and sweet pills. They would certainly be hoping that the coming year provides them more nutrients for a healthier growth.

These are India's best e-governed states
Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have emerged among the top five e-governed states in India in 2008-09, says a national e-governance survey.

10 biggest wealth creators of 2008
A recent Motilal Oswal wealth creation study stated that only 25 state-owned companies could make it in to the 'top-100 wealth creators' list.

December 24, 2008
This IIT-ian has dedicated his life to rural folk
In this series on IIT-ians, who have chosen the tougher, non-conventional path, we talk to Dr Ravi Chopra.

These IIT-ians want to work in villages
It would be improper to take 20-year-old Gaurav Nemade (Computer Science) and 19-year-old Gurpeet Singh (Bio technology) merely as two students from IIT Rourkee.

How leaders bloom at Mindtree
Said to be the only one of its kind in the world, this leadership programme is unusual, and may appear unstructured, but has its own rigour and method. .

When the first wheels rolled into India
The fascinating story of the beginning of motoring in India

Sensex ends down 118 pts; Tata Motors slumps 9%
Indian stock markets opened in the red on Tuesday.

Meet India's top women bankers
They are a part of India's corporate success story.

December 23, 2008
The man behind Maruti's success
With Maruti turning 25, its chairman, who was there when it all began, drives down memory lane.

An engineer from IIT, now a farmer
I knew a farm would give me much better returns in terms of economy as well as happiness, says R.Madhavan.

India's retail boom story
As unorganised and organised retailers learn to co-exist, it is the customers, who are having the last laugh.

Pan-IIT 2008: A star-studded affair
Dignitaries from all over the world and every walk of life had assembled at IIT Madras for PanIIT 2008.

Sensex slips
Indian stock markets opened in the red on Tuesday.

December 19, 2008
Images from the Pan-IIT extravaganza
Pan-IIT 2008 kicked off to a great start at IIT-Madras in Chennai on Friday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurating it through video conferencing from his office in New Delhi.

These Indians donated millions to Clinton Foundation
The Foundation raised a total of $492 million since its inception in 1997.

Kochhar: From trainee to ICICI CEO
From a management trainee to the post of the ICICI Bank's managing director, it has been a winning journey for Chanda Kochhar.

Consumer confidence: Asia's top 10 nations
Consumer confidence across the Asia Pacific region has dropped seven points from six months ago, as a result of current economic volatility and the prospect of a global economic recession, according to the MasterCard Worldwide Index of Consumer Confidence. .

December 18, 2008
Companies that are cutting production
India's industrial production fell for the first time in 15 years after recording a 12.2 per cent growth a year ago.

December 17, 2008
India's most preferred states for entrepreneurs
A perception survey titled 'Entrepreneurial India' jointly released today by KPMG International and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) shows Gujarat as the most preferred destination for entrepreneurs nationwide.

TechXchange 2008: A feast for technocrats' eyes
TechXchange 2008 is the second edition of the joint exhibition of some of the latest research projects and products developed by Microsoft Research India in Bangalore and Microsoft India Development Center in Hyderabad.

December 16, 2008
Maruti@25: A successful journey
The Maruti 800 brought about an automobile revolution in India and grew to be a people's car.

Credit cards help terror victims' kin
Many banks offer an insurance cover with credit cards and accident insurance policies include terrorist attacks.

Most expat-friendly nations? Canada tops the list
Many banks offer an insurance cover with credit cards and accident insurance policies include terrorist attacks.

10 great investing rules from history
Remember that old adage to the effect that those who don't learn lessons from history are bound suffer avoidable hardship? Learning the important lessons that history of investment offers, will rev up your investing profits. . .

December 15, 2008
Govt's package: Impact on 8 sectors
While the measures announced by the government and RBI are in the right direction, they are not enough to stimulate economic growth and corporate earnings.

LIC, SBI, other banks on a hiring spree!
Undeterred by the economic downturn and lower sales volume, state-owned banks and India's largest Insurer, Life Insurance Corporation have initiated steps for recruitment of around 45,000 people this fiscal.

Sensex ends 142 points up%
Mirroring positive trend in the global markets, the Sensex opened 142 points higher at 9,822, and touched a high of 9,948 in the morning trades. Some profit-taking at higher levels saw the index pare gains and slip to a low of 9,749.

December 12, 2008
Highest paid CEOs in the US
The CEOs from financial companies were among the highest paid.

This is the best time to buy a car!
In a bid to revive the auto sector, the government has cut the central value-added tax, making cars much cheaper.

Sensex ends in green; snubs IIP, global cues
US jobs date fails to dampen Indian markets

December 11, 2008
Azim Premji's secrets for success
The reason behind Wipro's success, he says, is an unceasing quest for excellence.

Sensex ends flat on late recovery; tech stocks slump
US jobs date fails to dampen Indian markets

India: Who will hire the most...
The global slowdown will impact hiring plans of employers in India over the next three months.

December 10, 2008
Check out the thinnest BlackBerry!
Sleek and stylish, BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest!

Realty, metal stocks power Sensex rally
While US markets tumbled, Indian stocks surged in opening trade

December 09, 2008
Economic package: What's in it for you
A day after the government announced the fiscal stimulus package, industry representatives were busy preparing a list of unmet demands, hoping they would receive some support in the next round of relief.

World's first 'personal supercomputer'
The world's first personal supercomputer is 25 times faster than the average PC.

December 08, 2008
Terror attacks: Who are the biggest losers?
The terrorist attacks will have a short to medium term impact on the Indian hospitality and aviation sectors.

A tri-deck, 7-star super-luxury yacht!
The luxury yacht can be used for personalised trips, for private celebrations, high powered corporate meetings and holidays on the Indian coast.

When CEOs take a salary cut!
Many Corporates across the world are caught in a debt trap.

Sensex surges in opening trade
US jobs date fails to dampen Indian markets

History, markets and terror
In every crisis there is an opportunity and your ability to make money depends on your perception.

December 05, 2008
rediff.com:Jobs: Recession's biggest victim
The US economy is one of the worst hit as job losses rise to a 26-year high.

10 ways the economy impacts financial markets
A greed-driven Wall Street brought the Main Street and the real economy to its knees with begging bowls in hand.

How India's IT giants are cutting costs
Indian IT companies are becoming more innovative in terms of cutting costs.

Sensex toes US stocks, opens weak
US employment data derails global stocks

December 04, 2008
Mumbai attacks fail to derail foreign investors' schedule


Sensex booms
Markets cheer Fed's bailout package of another $800 bn

December 03, 2008
Terror tops Tatas' year of big losses
A year of biggest losses, 2008 has been the most unfortunate for the Tata group.

Sensex flat
While change of guard at FinMin failed to cheer the Indian markets, elsewhere in the world there was some relief for the investors.S

A free insurance cover for terror!
Optima Insurance Brokers offers a free terrorism insurance cover.

December 02, 2008
Why Taj, Oberoi may not get full insurance
Two of India's best hotels turned into a battleground for the terrorists on November 26.

Sensex sinks on gloabl cues
Markets cheer Fed's bailout package of another $800 bn

We will not be defeated: Ratan Tata
Markets cheer Fed's bailout package of another $800 bn

How the slowdown will hit your stocks
The slowdown in developed markets is having an adverse impact on export oriented and transnational companies.

December 01, 2008
Businessmen who lost their lives
A dinner at the city's well known restaurants cost them their lives.

Milestones mark Chidambaram's tenure as FM
P Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister in the last 54 months saw the Indian economy register 9 per cent plus growth in three consecutive years that resulted in buoyant tax collections.

Sensex zooms at open
Markets cheer Fed's bailout package of another $800 bn

November 28, 2008
Sensex sinks at open
How badly will the Mumbai terror strikes affect the sentiments of investors - both domestic and international?

November 27, 2008
Nandan Nilekani on the idea of a new India
It is the 'small man'-- people demanding better solutions, people impatient and angry with ineffectual ideology -- who is bringing new policies to the forefront, driving change and shaping a renewed idea of India.

The 5 amazing IBM innovations to come!
The five selected innovations are based on market and societal trends, on-going projects in IBM's research labs.

November 26, 2008
The 10 best marketing stunts ever!
Many marketers misjudge the razor line between buzz and bust when it comes to offbeat marketing campaigns. When these crazy stunts work, they can be very successful, often resulting in millions of dollars in free advertising. When they fail, they can cause spectacular embarrassment, cost jobs, and even attract lawsuits.

How life has changed for the Americans
rediff.com brings you some disturbing facts about how the financial meltdown has reshaped lives of many in what is popularly known as the 'land of milk and honey'.

How Obama plans to tackle the crisis
Americans are hoping to see a 'change' in the economy with Barack Obama taking over as the President.

Will these cars save the US auto industry?
Peppier diesels, hybrids, even electric motors in wheels are among new fuel-savers

Indian markets up on gloabl cues
Markets cheer Fed's bailout package of another $800 bn

Where actors clean bowl cricketers...
Cricket players and other sportsmen are being elbowed out of the endorsement scene by film actors and actresses.

November 25, 2008
How India can help ease global financial crisis
Where is the growth taking place? Itís taking place in India; itís taking place in Asia.

Highest paid PM takes a salary cut!
Recession has hit Singapore politicians who are amongst the highest paid in the world.

Nandan Nilekani: Imagining a better India
The Infosys chief sees his public role as a force multiplier for philanthropy. His book Imagining India, he says, is a framework of ideas to help India meet the challenges ahead.

Indian markets too touched by global euphoria
Citi rescue plan brings some respite to investors

The most influential women in Web 2.0
Women have been heavily instrumental in redefining the way we interact online. Here's a look at the most influential of these.

November 24, 2008
Crisis: How will key sectors perform?
The global liquidity crisis, a slowdown in demand and high cost of funds have led to a sharp cut in earnings estimates for India Inc.

'In Silicon valley, it is all doom and gloom'
I feel the crisis has shown that globalization is not bad but what we need is multiple large markets in the world.

The subprime wolves are back
The same people whose reckless practices triggered the global financial crisis are onto a similar scheme that could cost taxpayers tons more

Sensex opens up, but...
Markets likely to see consolidation this week; US data to be crucial

November 21, 2008
Team Obama: Meet the economic advisors
President-elect Barack Obama will face one of the biggest challenges to put the United Statesí economy on track.

Sensex gains despite global woes
Bleak jobs data and fears of a deeper recession rattles stocks markets around the world

November 20, 2008
Pink slip mayhem continues
In less than 20 days this month, 30 well-known international companies have announced job cuts.

Financial crisis: How the poor are hit
Reckless banks being helped at the cost of the most vulnerable.

Hyundai i10 or Maruti A-Star: What to buy?
Which of these to buy? Well here's some help...

Jack Welch on why GM must not be bailed out
Jack and Suzy Welch say that bankruptcy reorganization, with the U.S. as financier, would open the doors to meaningful structural change.

A $130,265 mobile phone & more!
Beating the recession worries are these hi-tech and stylish products from Japan's electronics giants.

A sea-route to North East soon!
As Bangladesh continues to deny India access to landlocked Northeast through Chittagong port, a little-known Burmese port on the Bay of Bengal has promised to solve the long-standing problem.

Sensex feels the global jitters
Bleak economic data sends global markets on a downward spiral.

Indian techie named in $1bn Intel data theft
A low-level former employee made off with valuable information by retaining access to company computers after starting a job with a competitor.

November 19, 2008
Best quality products: Top 10 nations
Japan has built a global reputation for manufacturing high-quality products.

Key risks that loom large over India
The India Risk Report 2008 presents the latest insights into trends, consequences and mitigation strategies.

Can Pandit save Citibank from doom?
Citigroup, the American banking behemoth, is in trouble. . . big trouble. Survival is at stake and Citigroup Inc chief executive officer Vikram Pandit is fighting with his back to the wall.

150 years old, and still going strong
Indiaís largest and oldest international bank completed 150 years this year. As part of the celebrations, the postal department released a commemorative stamp that was launched by President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Sensex opens up
The collapse of the US housing market and subprime mortgage fallout exacerbated the economic slowdown.

November 18, 2008
Yang & Yahoo! What went wrong
A dotcom billionaire, Jerry Yang ends a very high profile and successful career at Yahoo as he decides to step down as CEO of Yahoo!

Will America's 3 biggest automakers die?
Detroit's Big Three auto majors are in trouble having been buffeted by a recessionary hurricane that has played havoc with their sales and squeezed car loans. With the US sick of bailing out companies (that indulged in excesses) using taxpayer cash, these auto giants face death.

Indian markets hit by recession fears
As recession hits nation, after nation, the employment scenario the world over is getting bleaker by the day.

November 17, 2008
The top 10 country brands
The stronger a country brand, the more advantaged its products are in terms of increased preference, price and loyalty.

What makes gold so attractive?
India is the largest importer and consumer of gold in the world.

No good news for Indian investors
Situation grim, as more countries enter recession

November 15, 2008
Antivirus needs protection too
Hackers disable certain services to avoid detection till the attack is complete.

Global markets: The winners and losers
Global financial meltdown continues to plague markets across the world.

November 14, 2008
GDP falls in world's top nations
The global financial crisis will spill over to 2009 extending the recession in the worldís most developed nations.

Indian textiles: Fighting for survival
India's falling currency should have boosted the textile industry, but slower global consumption and higher input costs are weighing it down.

Bear is back on Dalal Street
The Sensex opened up, but soon slipped into the negative zone

Animated Santa by Christmas 2010
The Sensex opened up, but soon slipped into the negative zone

Slowdown: Agra footwear traders going belly up
In the last few weeks, at least 15 of these traders have declared themselves bankrupt and have created a hole of about Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million) in the trade.

November 13, 2008
How Seth became a billionaire
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane nabbed a record $ 100 million deal with Fox and is teaching Google new ways to exploit the Web. Could this crude frat-boy cartoonist really be a model for business in the postmodern age?

Top 10 KPO companies
The Black Book of Outsourcing recently listed the top 10 KPOs for retail consumer goods. And the list contains a few surprises...

The price Gujarat paid for Tata Nano!
The Gujarat government has reportedly offered huge tax sops of over Rs 30,000 crore to Tata Motors for the Nano car project.

'Economic slowdown has a positive impact'
A slowdown not only ensures better quality of work, it also prevents attrition.

Interest rates in the world's top nations
Check out the interest rates across the globe...

November 12, 2008
'IT firms are back and hiring big time!'
There may be a slump, but all is not lost, says Som Mittal, President, National Association of Software and Services Companies, while reflecting on the economic crisis that has ravaged the entire world.

Want to buy a home? Better wait for now!
With more price cuts likely, it is advisable to hold out a little more before investing in property.

Sensex opens weak once more
Choose carefully and invest. It's time to buy.

November 11, 2008
Sensex: It's the sinking feeling once more
Don't panic. Invest in good stocks with a long-term view.

The success story of Michael Dell
He became an entrepreneur at a very young age of 12, made his first $1,000 by selling stamps.

Is Vijay Mallya in trouble?
While Jet is undoubtedly going through a low phase, Kingfisher is in more trouble that it would appear.

November 10, 2008
Your holiday just got cheaper
Is this the time for backpacking vacationers to seek out some luxury? Itís too early to tell, says the industry, but packages on offer are loading them with add-ons and freebies

8 stocks you must buy in small quantities today
We are giving you eight such options--take your pick and invest for at least three years. Invest systematically to take advantage of any further price fall.

November 07, 2008
Asia's top 10 shopping destinations
Hong Kong is Asia's best shopping hotspot.

How America can return to prosperity
The Harvard Business School competitiveness guru offers his prescription for long-term prosperity

November 06, 2008
iPod Touch or Sansa Fuze?
Playing music is just one of the features of personal music players like Apple iPods and Sandisk Sansa Fuze.

Obama: The new-age digital President
Tech sense of Barack Obama appeared to endear him to younger voters.

Sensex feels global jitters
It's good time to invest in stocks with strong fundamentals, however exercise caution.

iPod creator says goodbye to Apple
The man behind one of the world's most popular digital music players is bidding farewell.

November 04, 2008
US consumer spending at 28-yr low
While the spending on durable goods fell by 14.1%, spending on non-durable goods also fell by 6.4%.

Dismal October brings gloom to world bourses
According to global index provider Standard and Poor's, the total loss registered by 52 global equity markets so far this year has been $ 16.22 trillion amid increasing concerns that the global economy is slipping into recession.

The most expensive US election in history
The 2008 US federal contests is the most unprecedented in American history.

November 03, 2008
A dark phase for jobs
These are tough times for job seekers and employees.

ITC: It's not just about tobacco!
India's largest cigarette maker ITC is known almost as much for its other activities now.

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