April 30, 2011
K V Kamath is Infosys chairman; Shibulal to be CEO
In a major top-level management restructuring, India's second largest software firm Infosys on Saturday named veteran banker K V Kamath as the new chairman to succeed founder N R Narayana Murthy, who retires in August.
April 29, 2011
IMAGES: The royal couple turn into 'products'
Businesses have cashed in on the royal wedding with a wide variety of merchandise. All you want to know about endosulfan controversy
India managed to secure a phase-out period of 11 years to implement the ban on production and use of the toxic pesticide. Why India does not need Air India
The airline has been bleeding continuously for a long time and pilots are anyway paid a lot of money. IMAGES: The world's 12 most expensive weddings
Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding was the most expensive wedding Indian poor pay Rs 470 crore bribe for services
Rural households in the country could have paid a whopping Rs. 471.8 crore last year as bribe. PHOTOS: How bamboo was liberated!
Environment minister warns of legal action if forest officials refuse transit passes. Gold scales new peak of Rs 22,520
The yellow metal remained in demand ahead of the upcoming 'Akshya Tritya' festival, considered to be an auspicious day for purchasing gold and the beginning of marriage season. PHOTOS: The shape of cars to come!
Here are some great cars that were showcased at the Geneva, Shanghai and New York auto shows recently. Scotch whisky makers expand Indian cocktail
Rising income has allowed consumers to upgrade not just from country liquor to Indian-made foreign liquor, but also to better brands. Will $9.6 bn Vedanta-Cairn deal ever get approved?
There are no guesses on how many times the group of ministers will meet before any clarity emerges on the $9.6-billion deal. How Rao is building low-cost, high-quality homes
The fundamental reason I chose to venture into this area is rather straightforward -- there is a significant market for high-quality, low-price residences in this country. AI serves 'ultimatum' to striking pilots
"Under the contingency plan, we are operating 50 flights across the network today," an Air India official said. From Delhi, the national carrier will be operating just 10 flights and almost an equal number from Mumbai to metro cities. 25 most powerful Asian execs; 6 Indians in list
Akio Toyoda tops the list of 25 most powerful people in the business world. Google, Apple to testify on privacy issues
The two major American companies agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 10. Pay off your loans first, invest later
Maintain a tab on your expenses, keeping them low while starting out. After Mohali, India Pak bat for trade
In what looks like a game-changer in ties between India and Pakistan, the two countries on Thursday vowed to take their $2-billion bilateral trade to the next level. Soon-to-be-launched Skoda Rapid & its 4 rivals
The Rapid will not have all the features present in the Vento and might retail at a price below the Vento. India can be economically developed by 2020: Kalam
India can become economically developed by 2020 if it maintains a GDP of 10-11 per cent as there are nine more years to achieve 'Vision 2020' goals, former President A P J Abdul Kalam said. Economic indicators: How India, China, Pak compare
China is racing ahead to overtake the United States in the economic race, while India and Pakistan are bogged down by problems. This is India: 24 years on, still awaiting jobs
The lands of some 174 families of Barsingsar village had in 1987 been acquired by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited for establishing a power project.
April 28, 2011
150,000 entrepreneurs in US have returned to India
More and more skilled people from countries like India and China are increasingly returning home from the US, which has led to an 'entrepreneurship boom' in the two Asian countries, a new report said on Thursday. Modi's formula to curb black money
Jantri rates act as benchmark for deciding stamp duty rates for registering property deals. Premji on how corruption in India could be ended
Infotech czar Azim Premji on Thursday expressed concern over various scandals that have surfaced in the country during the last one year and said good leadership in politics, bureaucracy, business and society would help end corruption in India. Talks fail! AI to suspend bookings for 5 days
A fresh round of talks between agitating Air India pilots and the management convened by the Chief Labour Commissioner failed on Thursday as the strike entered the second day leading to cancellation of around 60 flights including several international ones. Gold hits new high at Rs 22,470
The white metal had hit a record level of Rs 74,300 on April 25. What was the real outcome of the G20 meet?
The world's 20 most important finance ministers and 20 most important central bankers travelled to Washington in April from every part of the globe to accomplish, predictably, exactly nothing. Want to know about 'switches' in Ulips? Read on...
Switches are options given to policyholders of unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) to move their investments from one fund to another, within one plan. Indian highways: What is the future?
C P Joshi, who moved from the rural development ministry to take charge of the transport ministry in the Cabinet reshuffle on January 19, is living up to his long-standing reputation as being meticulous, thorough and transparent. How Wipro plans to make profit
As Wipro enters the new financial year, fresh after the organisational restructuring, it has given a muted revenue guidance for the next quarter, which has not gone in well with the market. PIX: What a 3-km taxi ride costs around the world
There is a huge difference between taxi prices in developed and developing countries. How to combine your gains in volatile times
The strategy will work in the cash segment only if you are holding either of the stocks. In the options segment, while the pair strategy is possible, it is quite complicated and requires a large transactional amount, carried out via algorithmic-based trading. How to make Indian banking viable
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has just allowed banks to go a bit easy on provisioning norms for non-performing assets (NPA) in response to their urgent supplications. Why global oil demand has surged
The Fed's interpretation of the increase in gas prices is the economist's basic mantra of supply and demand. What Manmohan Singh can do about corruption
Reform in economic governance and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's unimpeachable integrity could be the answer. IMAGES: World's most expensive mobile phones
India has become the second-largest mobile handset market in the world after China. Air India pilots' strike: 60 flights cancelled
Unavailability of cockpit crew forced the national carrier to cancel around 19 flights, including two international ones, out of Mumbai. Please buy insurance cover for your loans
Most people taking a loan are not aware about what they would do in case they are unable to make the monthly payments towards the loan. Buy or take a house on rent: Which is better?
Every Mumbaikar's grouse is that he/she missed a chance of becoming a millionaire. India's 4 hottest investment bankers
Trailblazing careers apart, today's hottest investment bankers have a lot in common. They are below 40, represent big finance and have been either colleagues or classmates. Your savings account likely to earn more
At a time when rising prices are fast depleting the value of money, there may be some good news for millions of savers. Looking for a personal loan? A checklist!
By virtue of it being an unsecured loan, personal loans have a very high rate of interest attached to them.
April 27, 2011
Cancel 2G licences given by Raja, says PAC report
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's offer to present himself for questioning appeared to have weighed in on the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee with the PAC giving him a clean chit in its draft report, while indicting arrested former telecom minister A Raja and seeking re-tendering of the 2G licences he had given for a song, causing a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore (Rs 1.76 trillion) to the exchequer. Nokia revamp to hit 7,000 jobs; 300 in India too
World's largest cell phone maker Nokia on Wednesday said up to 300 jobs would be cut in India by end of 2012, as the company embarks on restructuring that would affect 7,000 employees worldwide. Corruption: Heavy punishment needed, not Lok Pal
Simply put, the fight against corruption in India cannot be left to an institution manned by a handful of officers from the government despite a Lok Pal of impeachable integrity. Which stocks should you invest in?
Invest 10 per cent of investment portfolio in consumer-based, largecap stocks, say analysts. Hacker may have stolen credit card info: Sony
In one of the biggest internet security breaches, a hacker broke into Sony's PlayStation video game online network and may have obtained access to personal data of about 77 million users. Reforms have changed India's outlook: US
Robert Blake says the United States wants to partner India on a range of global issues. Outsourcing continues to haunt US lawmakers
Outsourcing could be one of the campaign issues. Wipro Q4 net up 14 pc at Rs 1,375 crore
IT services, which contributed 76 per cent to the company's revenues in FY'11, stood at $1,400 million. Rich-poor gap: World's 16 most unequal nations
The rich-poor divide has been growing despite the economic boom in several countries. Diesel prices may go up by Rs 2 in May
After being left unchanged for more than 10 months, diesel prices may see an increase of around Rs 2 per litre next month, providing marginal relief to the oil marketing companies (OMCs) that incur a loss of Rs 16.10 on selling every litre. AI sacks six ICPA leaders, declares strike illegal
The ICPA offices in Delhi and Mumbai have been sealed early this morning. After Pai, Infosys sees another high-profile exit
In a development considered an offshoot of the ongoing restructuring at Infosys, Aditya Nath Jha, a company veteran heading branding and corporate marketing, has resigned. Why are NRIs so touchy about a country they left?
It's baffling that highly trained professionals who have migrated in search of better incomes and creature comforts, and whose number includes some 200,000 millionaires, should still feel so vehemently about the landscape they have abandoned. This is the BIG, truly exciting story in India
Amidst the anguish about corruption -- and, one might add, the dirty tricks unleashed against those campaigning on the issue -- people have tended to forget that the big story in India, the truly exciting story, remains rapid economic growth. Rs 400-crore bungalows: Where billionaires live!
A home in Lutyens' Delhi is the surest sign of having arrived . . . Why employees hate HR and may continue to do so
Moral of the story: Caveat emptor, when you are talking to HR.
April 26, 2011
'High food prices to make 30mn Indians dirt poor'
Titled as 'Global Food Price Inflation and Developing Asia', the report claimed that a 10 per cent rise in domestic food prices could push 64 million Asians to subsist below the poverty line level of $1.25 a day. Royal wedding: UK economy to lose $50 billion
It has emerged that, Prince Williams and his fiancee Kate Middleton's royal wedding could lead to potential loss of Britain's economy by $50 billion. Investing in stocks? Luck alone won't help
For your wealth to grow and take care of you, use the right strategy. Is this the right time to buy gold?
Akshay Tritiya could be a good reason to invest. Purchase jewellery only for immediate consumption. SBI's new management takes centre stage
With a new management in place, State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender, is planning to focus on non-performing assets. Black money: WikiLeaks may reveal Indian names
In a shocking revelation, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said black money mainly comes from India. Here's why your food bill will continue to go up
There are some fundamental reasons which will ensure that prices of vegetables and other food stuff will continue to go up in the near future, despite the politicians saying otherwise. Credit score? Loans' sanctions don't depend on it
Lenders use these scores only as a preliminary filter. The challenges and plans of I-Venture
From succeeding an iconic CEO to convincing sceptical investors, the head of one of India's largest PE funds discusses her early challenges and plans. How CNN harnesses the power of internet
CNN is one of the handful of global media brands that have managed to harness the power of the internet. Just like The Guardian, The Economist or BBC, it started by investing time, effort and people into the business as early as the mid-1990s. Are we ready to fight corruption in everyday life?
Yes, corruption in high places must be fought. But real victory will depend on how deeply we are all willing to grapple with, and resist, the insidious corruption in everyday life. All you wanted to know about LTA and tax
Defining Leave Travel Allowance: Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) is granted by the employers to the employees as part of the remuneration to provide for travel expenses incurred during the year. Doing business: Why Gujarat is among the best
A reality check of the state administration puts it among the most conducive places to do business in India. How TCS plans to strike it big
For N Chandrasekaran, managing director and chief executive officer of India's largest information technology services provider, Tata Consultancy Services, the fourth quarter and 2010-11 numbers were one of the best since the industry was hit by the recession. Sahara takes co-op route to beat Sebi, RBI bans
Terms it financial inclusion, says top execs not members. PHOTOS: India ranks 14th in Internet freedom
According to report, the internet is only "partly free" in India. This village thanks Aamir, Kareena but. . .
Weavers like Tikaram Koli, who quit sari weaving due to rising silk prices and progressing myopia, find themselves isolated. After Sai Baba, Puttaparthi's future is uncertain
Puttaparthi was always bustling with activity every time when Sai Baba was there. How to build personal assets beyond your business
With the business environment subject to rapid innovation, it has become necessary for owners to maintain their own balance sheets, in addition to their business one. Growth in personal net worth is equally important to growth in business.
April 25, 2011
Air India plans major hub in Dubai
Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said the government was considering extending financial support to Air India. Chinese slowdown could impact Indian exports:Fitch
Slowing economic activities in China would result in excess capacities that could hit the overall demand-supply balance. Rivals reap harvest as Honda, Toyota hit
"That there is an impact on (auto component) supplies is a given, we will have to adjust our production accordingly," said Jnaneswar Sen, vice-president (marketing), Honda Siel Cars India. Tihar's high profile inmates get Rs 2k per week
During their twice-a-week meetings (interview in jail parlance) with family and visitors, these executives are also permitted to get home-cooked food. That's about all as far as luxury goes. PHOTOS: World's most expensive hotel suites
Things are a bit different at the world's most extravagant hotels. Land Rover wins war with China's Geely
British car maker won its law suite against Chinese automaker Geely over using trade mark name "luhu". Britannia: Bumpy road ahead
With an array of new products, Britannia Industries is going through its most challenging phase. India: Key hub for financial BPO services
Global business process outsourcing in the financial services sector has the potential to reach a market size of $250 billion, with India playing a key role, says a study by global consulting and research firm Everest Group. Can higher taxes mean higher earnings?
Every portfolio, irrespective of how aggressive the investor is, should contain a fixed income portion. It is possible to optimally operate this fixed income allocation in one's portfolio. REVEALED: India's 15 most customer friendly banks
A first-ever study conducted jointly by Outlook Money and TNS. Users dump CDs, move to digital music
Users like Shefali A Rastogi, a Pune-based homemaker, do not remember when they had last bought a music CD. SPECIAL: Will Indo-Pak trade ties normalise?
First meeting in 3 years, with agenda of stalled items needing political push. Shopping for insurance? Contact your bank
Banks are increasingly offering a range of tailor-made financial products; however, there are some downsides. Now, quote PAN to buy gold in cash
PAN may also be required for cash payment of Rs 100,000 or more as life insurance premium, amid concerns that insurgents may be parking funds in high-value insurance policies. How to calculate mutual funds' costs
Mutual funds entails several costs, payable at different stages.
April 22, 2011
How to plan your investments to be rich
Construction on non-agricultural land is legal and works as an investment strategy. Obama recognises India, China as new powers
Earlier this week, Obama created controversy by targeting 'cheap healthcare' in countries like India and Mexico arguing that Americans should avail of 'high quality' treatment available in the US. How much blackmoney is there in Swiss banks?
The ministry also said that certain 'references' have been received on the black money issue but declined to make the information public since it will 'impede the process of investigation' as the case is being heard in the apex court. SPECIAL: Tata Nano's road to recovery
The smallness of the car is perfectly suited for the hills, some owners said, because it is easy to park, convenient to negotiate bends, economical to run and fun to race on narrow roads. Will Force Motors works its magic in SUV space?
The still-unnamed sports utility vehicle (SUV), slated for launch this June, will be in line with its heritage, says Force Motors managing director Prasan Firodia. Why India has warmed up to BRICS
Sanya was a way station, the real summit is G-20 where India must have a voice of its own. How to win $100,000 from Microsoft
Stating that India is a strategic market for the company, Microsoft announced a $100,000 grant to promote innovation among domestic start-up companies. The 2 closest rivals of the NEW Ford Fiesta
The new Fiesta is driven by a 1.6 litre Ti-VCT petrol engine. Apple iPhone secretly tracking user's privacy
Apple has been accused of putting customers' privacy at risk after security researchers found that their iPhones were tracking users' locations and saving every detail to a secret file. 'Was govt sleeping all these years on blackmoney?'
"Was the government sleeping all these years on the issue of blackmoney," the Supreme Court on Thursday said while criticising Centre's probe restricting to an individual and being evasive about the idea of an investigation by the Special Investigating Team. IMAGES: World's top tourist destinations
China has overtaken Spain to become the world's third-most popular tourist destination in the world. Japanese economy to grow just 0.8% in 2011
Economic activities in Japan were expected to get a boost in 2012 due to extensive reconstruction works.
April 21, 2011
Microsoft sees cloud computing as the new wave
Microsoft sees significant adoption in industries such as banking and financial services. Silver hits another record at Rs 68,600
Gold, on the other hand, held steady at prevailing level of Rs 22,060 per 10 grams in restricted activity, despite it soaring to record highs in global market. Obama 'pokes' fun at Facebook founder
With 19 million Facebook friends, US President Barack Obama is amongst the most followed people on the social media web site. IMAGES: The 10 costliest cars in India
The super rich in the country now have the option of buying unique cars. Now, Starwood, Marriott join IPL frenzy
While Marriott India Hotels Resorts has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the inaugural season winner Rajasthan Royals, Starwood Hotel & Resorts has chosen Virender Sehwag-led team Delhi Daredevils. Indian CEOs are getting pink slips in six months!
Average tenure of CEOs and MDs has come down to 1-3 years. 5 great investing lessons from Warren Buffett
Legendary investor Warren Buffett's recent letter to the shareholders of his company contains five home truths that you can use to secure your investments.. TCS Q4 net up 31.1% at Rs 2,623 crore
Excellent execution and a constant focus on the customer has helped TCS. Tata Nano to be produced overseas soon
Tata Motors is 'at a very high stage' in finalising a production site for its small car Nano at an overseas location, which could be either in Latin America, South East Asia or Africa. What to do when a fund house merges schemes
"Fund houses look at merging schemes where there is a duplicity of content or if the scheme has been underperforming historically," says Aashish Somaiya, head (retail business), ICICI Prudential AMC. Is this the right time to buy gold?
With the West Asian/North African crisis not likely to end soon and investors' appetite increasing for gold, it is expected to touch $1,600 an oz by the year-end. PIX: New Delhi, Mumbai in top global cities index
This year's survey reveals 14 cities sliding down the rankings and 16 moving up. 'Inflation can eat into the India growth story'
The FIIs, after being bearish on India since November 2010, turned positive post the Union Budget presentation, which largely addressed the challenges relating to growth and liquidity despite surging inflation. Is Infosys like a family dominated-business?
TV Mohandas Pai's comment on Infosys co-founders has sparked murmurs over whether the company is like family-dominated businesses. PM on why persistent inflation is a concern
Admitting that persistent inflation, especially in the food sector, is a cause of concern, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday emphasised on increasing the country's agricultural production to enhance food security. All about the new income tax return form
Income Tax Return forms in India are like the Golmaal series of movies. Every two years there is a new one. Cyber crime gets more personalised
According to security experts, cyber criminals with an intention of stealing money and other personal information of netizens are becoming increasingly active. PIX: This amazing plane flies ONLY on solar power
The project eventually hopes to succeed in the first circling of the earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power. How many poor people live in India? No one knows!
The government is undecided on the criteria to be used to identify families living below poverty line in India. I-T dept seizes Rs 27.72 cr from poll-bound states
The money is seized when the person concerned fails to furnish any evidence of it being part of the disclosed money. Case of the money doctor: Solve and win Rs 25,000!
All you have to do is read the case, see the question you have to answer on the last slide, click on The Smart Manager logo below, and post your solutions by March 11, 2011. All the best! When windows turn into power plants!
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a new system through which the entire surface area of a building's windows could be used to generate electricity, without interfering with the ability to see through them. Why Mohandas Pai quit Infosys
In 17 years, Infosys has lost three generations of leaders, Mohandas Pai said. India offers cheap electricity to Pakistan
At a time when Pakistan is facing acute shortage of electricity , India has offered to sell power at cheap rates to its energy-starved neighbour, Commerce Secretary Zafar Mehmood said.
April 20, 2011
SBI withdraws teaser home loan scheme
Amid concerns expressed by the Reserve Bank of India, the country's largest lender State Bank of India on Wednesday announced withdrawal of special home loan schemes, or teaser rates, with effect from May 1. Zoozoos: India's most adorable ad icons
The small Zoozoos have turned into big celebrities. There can't be two Indias, SC tells govt
Expressing serious concern over the growing instances of starvation deaths in the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said there cannot be "two Indias" divided between the elite and the poor. 19 reasons that can spark off a global food crisis
What is going to happen to our world when hundreds of millions more people cannot afford to feed themselves? 2G scam: Bail pleas of 5 corporate heads dismissed
The five were not arrested during the probe into the case. IPL-4: The highest spending brands
The joint presenting sponsors Vodafone and Videocon have allocated up to Rs 60 crore each in media spends for 180 seconds of commercials per match. How to invest in stock markets, MF to your benefit
Only a small percentage of investors in our country are invested in equity and equity-related funds at any given point in time. What you MUST look for in stock portfolios
Choosing whether to opt for fixed or variable cost structure depends on several factors. Now, video chats under govt scanner
After BlackBerry, the government has included a whole host of services, including video chats offered by telecom players, Nokia's push email service and Skype, into the ambit of security issues. Black money highest in diamond trade: I-T
In a rather candid disclosure, a top Income Tax official has admitted that the diamond trade has one of the highest prevalence of black money, with investigations revealing that books in the sector are "completely manufactured". Air India plans to slash fares by up to 15%
The battle in the domestic skies is set to become more fierce. PIX: Only 17% Indians thriving; Europeans happiest
High wellbeing eludes the masses in most countries worldwide.
April 19, 2011
Mukesh in 4G push; eyes hi-tech security biz
Next-generation security and disaster management business seems to be next on the radar of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, which will utilise its 4G telecom services for this new initiative. Challenges facing India's coal sector
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal is credited with fast-tracking many issues that are caught in red-tape. The minister says the environment ministry's controversial policy barring mining in forest areas has left him troubled. The man behind Leela Hotels shares his story
For 89-year-old Capt C P Krishnan Nair, it has been a long diverse journey from his days in the Army to a textile business and hotels. Indian firms make profit of Rs 6 lakh per employee
According to the study, Measuring Human Capital: Driving Business Results, organisations in India pay an average remuneration of Rs 4.8 lakh and earn Rs 6 lakh of profit per employee, which makes the human capital return ratio on investment to 1.79 for organisations in the country. Most companies 'maintain' MPs to influence govt
A former bureaucrat has said that most business houses "maintain" MPs to influence government policies or decision making in their favour. Sovereign funds can now buy 20% in Indian firms
In a move that will enable foreign governments to make more investments in Indian stocks, capital market regulator Sebi has allowed them to buy to a maximum of 20 per cent stake in any listed company without any additional obligations. Europe's sub-prime quagmire
Banks in Ireland and Spain are discovering that their customers are losing their jobs and income as the construction bust hits the national economies. Walmart to buy Indian duo's social media site
Social networking and mobile applications are increasingly becoming a part of Walmart customers' day-to-day lives globally. Haven't got an iPad? Try Creative's ZiiO
If you are ready to look beyond Apple's iPad, Creative's ZiiO available in both white (7-inch) and black (10-inch) with a choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage could be your pick. Why diamonds are NOT a girl's best friend
But are diamonds really worth the price they are made out to be for? Or for that matter does it really make sense to buy diamonds at all? What is it that makes them so expensive? IMAGES: World's 10 best cities to live in
European cities continue to lead in terms of quality of life. Volkswagen to drive into used car market
Sources say Volkswagen may foray into this venture by May. Decoding India's corruption wars
As Indian democracy deepens, power shifts will continue to happen and the middle class needs to accept that all such power shifts may not be in their favour, says . Lifting the veil on high priests of globalization
Bilderberg, which has been called the high priests of glabalization, is accused of running a shadowy global government.
April 18, 2011
Go digital for good brand building
Currently, India has roughly 81 million active internet users (6.9 per cent penetration), who spend approximately 15.7 hours per week online. Google's doodles set to get more interactive
Google's doodle has been famous for recreating the search giant's logo to mark an important event or artiste. How will Chawla panel save the nation's wealth?
The first sign that shows a government is serious about an issue is when it appoints a high-powered committee to look into matters. Controversy brews over who will head UTI AMC
T Row Price, the largest stakeholder in the UTI AMC, has threatened to pull out alleging that the ministry of finance is thrusting its own candidate as the CMD of the company. How Nokia is preparing for a bitter battle
Behind a facade of calm Nokia is preparing for a bitter battle for market shares. What India MUST do to reduce corruption
India needs to revisit governance if it wishes to reduce corruption. Worldhotels sees big opportunities in India
Worldhotels sees significant opportunities in the Asia-Pacific market. IMF's 'Yes, Minister' approach
One wonders when the authorities would be equally candid in respect of the other price of money, namely its exchange rate. Is GenNext at Infosys ready for the challenge?
Infosys Technologies appears to have set out on a journey of generational change which will unravel over the next few years. Post acquisitions, Godrej redraws future plans
It has set in motion an integration exercise that will see it transfer its category knowledge and expertise in hair colour and household insecticides to the acquired units. Why Doha round of trade talks is facing death
The Doha round of global trade talks is facing a slow death and if trade negotiators from all the 153 member countries fail to reach a deal by the end of this year, the consequences can be disastrous for the multilateral trading system, says Jean-Pierre Lehmann, professor of International Political Economy. Nooyi's recipe to create jobs boom in US
US needs blue print like China to bring back jobs: Indra Nooyi Optimism drives Planning Commission's target
Prodded by Prime Minister, the Planning Commission is likely to come out with a target of 10 per cent average annual growth in the 12th Five Year Plan. Build a hotel in an old building to save tax!
The Uttarakhand government has announced exemption in luxury tax for five years on all those old buildings which would be converted into hotels with an investment of 50 per cent of the current market value. Problem with IIMs? 'They have no stakeholders'
R C Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India and author of the report on the restructuring of B-schools, says a reason why IIMs have not progressed the way they should have is because there are no real stakeholders. Now, fee-based outsourcing of CEO's job!
Indian CEOs are to be now offered the choice of outsourcing all or part of their managerial responsibilities for a specified period. Air India staff asked not to fly on weekends
The reason for the directive, the first of its kind by the airline, is that Air India does not want its own staff to occupy seats that can be sold to fare-paying passengers. Tatas plan Rs 1.2-lakh-cr investments in India
The current turnover of the group is nearly $68 billion. Sebi moves apex court on Sahara
A Sebi counsel said the caveat, filed on Saturday, aims to prevent any ex parte decisions. SBI to make loans dearer, others to follow suit
Set to increase its base rate by 25 basis points
April 15, 2011
Cost cutting: Obama to tax rich Americans
In a path breaking move, US President Barack Obama said he will not extend tax cuts for rich Americans. PHOTOS: Aston Matin is here at Rs 20 crore a piece
Aston Martin will offer as many as 10 models in India. Black money abroad: Why govt can't disclose names
The Centre on Friday declined before the Supreme Court to make public names of the people who have stashed black money in foreign banks, saying it is not possible to disclose information received from foreign governments under Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. Probe Infy for 'flouting visa norms': US lawmaker
Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday wrote to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, seeking investigation into B-1 visa programme, used by companies to hire foreign workers, not subject to the cap and the prevailing wage requirements of the H1-B programme. Reprieve for those seeking H-1B visa extension
The ruling came following an argument in an amicus brief by American Immigration Council. 2G scam: CBI seeks detention of 5 corporate execs
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday sought the 'detention' of five corporate executives chargesheeted by it for their alleged role in the 2G scam, saying that they might 'abscond' and impede the trial. Why silver prices are going through the roof
The price of silver has been on a run for a while now. On Tuesday, silver closed at a price of Rs 62,500 per kg. Satyam told to give bank guarantee in tax dispute
Mahindra Satyam said it will withdraw the petition filed against the Tax Department challenging its direction to pay tax. Amul's cool advertisements: Don't miss these!
The longest running advertisement campaign has also found a place in the Guiness Book of world records. Infosys to recruit 45,000 in 2012
During the quarter, Infosys and its subsidiaries added 8,930 employees. Radia's claims are an absolute lie: Pawar
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday rejected corporate lobbyst Niira Radia's claim that he lobbied with A Raja. PHOTOS: World's biggest casinos
With the economic upturn, casinos are back in business, especially in Macau. City planning: It's about people, not roads
Indian cities need hard infrastructure but ultimately they are not about buildings, roads and sewage drains but about people and their varied social and economic interactions, says . Mohandas Pai, Dinesh quit Infosys; Q4 net up 17%
In a major setback to Infosys Technologies, the company announced that Mohandas Pai, the member of board of the company has decided to resign. Meanwhile, Infosys -- India's second largest software services exports firm -- posted a net profit rise of 17.1% y-o-y to Rs 1,818 crore (Rs 18.18 billion) in its net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2011 as compared to Rs 1,600 crore (Rs 16 billion) in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Baba Ramdev takes on MNCs in his own style
In the United States, the yoga guru has also acquired an Ayurvedic medicine company in the name of Herbo Ved, for an undisclosed sum to sell the new products abroad. PIX: 5 closest rivals of the new Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen recently launched the seventh-generation Passat in the country with fuel efficient Bluemotion technology. Indians world's 13th hardest workers; Mexicans top
Indians work for 8.1 hours every day, more than the average figure for the entire developed world and individual countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy and Germany.
April 14, 2011
Citi fraud: He used HNIs' Rs 236 crore & lost all!
Mastermind of Citibank fraud Shivraj Puri took an exposure of whopping Rs 1.13 lakh crore (Rs 1.13 trillion) in the equity market using Rs 236 crore (Rs 2.36 billion) of 51 high net-worth individuals and corporates and lost everything following decline in stock markets, says a Sebi report. How Indian BPO could lose out to other nations
India's Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector is facing stiff competition from the likes of Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Canada and Ireland that are posing a grave threat to the growth of India's BPO sector, said the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India. Mercedes-Benz's must-see architectural marvel
The Mercedes-Benz Museum at Stuttgart, Germany traces the remarkable history of the 125-year old Mercedes-Benz brand. Overseas hotels: Indians 6th biggest spenders
Indian travellers have emerged as the sixth biggest spenders on hotels globally while traveling overseas in 2010 with an average spend of Rs 6,722 per night. BRICS to use own currencies for credit, grants's , who is travelling with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the BRICS Summit in the Chinese town of Sanya, reports that the next BRICS Summit will be held in India in 2012 even as the five BRICS nations pledged to jointly work towards peaceful transformation of the world order. 80% land in India prone to catastrophes
Pricing for catastrophe risks are low in India. Why experts feel stock markets may tumble
Recent rally in Indian shares may not last long. Pawar controls DB realty, Niira Radia tells CBI
In a statement to the CBI, which has been filed as part of the chargesheet in the 2G scam, Radia is also said to have alleged that Pawar could have had a major role in helping Swan Telecom obtain the licence and also get 2G spectrum. IMAGES: BRICS, by the signposts
The third BRIC summit in Sanya, China, on Thursday will have a new member: South Africa. Cities with the highest and lowest carbon emission
Many European cities have less than half the emissions per person of many cities in North America. Noel in contention for top job: Ratan Tata
Ratan Tata says his successor would be in place by middle of the year. Ratan Tata reveals why he did not get married
Revealing one of the best kept secrets of his personal life, the bachelor industrialist Ratan Tata has said that he had fallen in love and had come seriously close to getting married as many as four times. IMAGES: World's top 20 network ready nations
This year's coverage includes a record number of 138 economies from both the developing and developed world.
April 13, 2011
Doha trade negotiations on the verge of collapse
WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said his meetings with the US, China, India, and Brazil over the last fortnight revealed that the gaps in positions among members are too wide 2G scam: CBI opposes bail plea of corporate bosses
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday opposed the bail plea of five corporate honchos, who appeared as accused after being named in the chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam case, in a Delhi court saying that from being 'suspects' they have become 'accused'. IMAGES: The world's top 10 business hubs
Rich and powerful see New York and London as the leading business hubs over the next 10 years, but emerging nation centres are catching up. The BRICS vow: Fight trade protectionism
Five fastest growing economies, including India, on Wednesday vowed to oppose trade protectionism as they agreed to coordinate their positions in the multilateral fora, including the G-20 and climate change negotiations, to uphold the interests of developing countries. IMAGES: The Ambassador goes for a major facelift
Hindustan Motors' iconic car is set to get a radical makeover, but is it too late in the day? Should the Indian cricket team get a tax break?
A tax break should not become a means of avoiding taxation, but a voluntary tax exemption is not such a bad idea. PHOTOS: Kolkata iconic trams are slowly fading out
Kolkata witnesses the last days of a non-polluting and once-efficient mode of transport, while trams make a comeback in cities around the world. Sayantan Bera reports. Devise the greenest mobile app and win $10,000
The United Nations telecommunications agency has launched a contest that will reward the winner with $10,000 for devising the most innovative 'app', or mobile telephone application, that tackles the subject of climate change. Wild goose chase at biggest tax evader's farm
After more than four years of probe, substantive evidence against Hasan Ali continues to elude investigating agencies. Bengal vs Tamil Nadu: Which state ranks better?
Here's a comparison of the two states on the socio-economic front. How to customise your insurance solution
Insurance is the most ignored aspect of our financial plan. While investments are the kings of our financial plan, insurance is often overlooked by both the investor and financial planner. Here's how to use your credit card effectively
Credit cards that tell you "buy now, pay later" are a great convenience when your cash is stretched for purchases. However wise use of credit cards is very important for your financial health. IMAGES: The world's 10 most popular carmakers
Here is a list of 10 popular carmakers who have left their mark on the roads of many nations. Want to buy a fort? Hundreds on sale in India!
Hundreds of forts and havelis across the country are up for sale, but there are few takers. EuroAble: A call centre with a human face
In a unique initiative, Eureka Forbes has opened a call centre managed by handicapped employees.
April 12, 2011
DGCA slams 4 airlines for 'blind landings' in Goa
Some flights of Kingfisher, GoAir, JetLite and Jet Airways operated during the 'curfew hours' from April 4 to April 30 -- from 9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM till 7 PM--in the past few days when the vital ground navigational aids were switched off for repair and maintenance. India concerned: Trade deficit with China balloons
has been discussed at the highest level when the Prime Minister met Chinese President in Hanoi in October last. Rising crude prices to worsen global poverty: IMF
The multilateral body has also asked the policymakers to take action to reduce risks arising from increased scarcity of oil resources. Ambani may get Rs 1 crore as compensation from BoA
Bank of America has given shares worth nearly Rs 11 lakh (Rs 1.1 million) to Mukesh Ambani as part of annual retainer fee to the billionaire industrialist, who joined the United States banking giant's board last month. Small cities creating 60% of the jobs in India!
Medium and small cities like Pune, Agra and Meerut rather than top metros have emerged as hot destinations for job aspirants by clinching a lion's share -- 60 per cent of the total jobs created in the country last fiscal, an Assocham study said. A biography of Steve Jobs to hit the stores soon!
'iSteve: The Book Of Jobs will hit bookshops early next year, written by Walter Isaacson, who is rumoured to have been penning the biography since 2009 after interviewing the computer genius, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors. SPECIAL: 'We want peace. We want Posco'
Sayantan Bera travels to Jagatsinghpur in Odisha to find that villagers labeled 'pro' POSCO do not have a choice otherwise. Resurrecting the brain for a better afterlife
A cognitive neuroscientist wants to put a specific mind into a robot. What to expect in Volkswagen's NEW Passat
With a host of goodies on offer, the new Passat aims to please. BRICS meet: What the PM plans to do
Cautioning that the traditional sources of economic growth are under stress coupled with fresh uncertainties around the globe, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that it would be to the advantage of five-nation BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping to coordinate in key areas of development. Start-up turns cars into moving billboards claims to be the first company in the South to offer advertisement services on cars. 25 paise coins to be history, exchange them now!
It's time to bid farewell to 25 paise coins and those below 25 paise denomination. Petrol: The most expensive and cheapest nations
Although petrol prices are high in India, they are nowhere as high as in some countries in Europe. Why cola majors are focusing on non-fizzy drinks
Riding on a strong health trend, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been strengthening their non-carbonated offerings in India for some years now.
April 11, 2011
Coming soon: Biometric PAN cards!
The government has decided to issue biometric PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards to taxpayers across the country to weed out the problem of duplicate and fake ones. All about the proposed New Telecom Policy
Amidst the controversy over the allocation of spectrum and grant of telecom licences, the government on Monday said all licences are proposed to be renewed after 10 years instead of the 20-year period earlier. What the future of our democracy depends on
A striving for deeper and truly more representative democracy is a far more ambitious undertaking than fighting corruption -- be it theft from the public exchequer or a kickback culture in the private sector. Women bosses can wreck other females chances
Women managers are more likely to mentor and support their male colleagues. How firms are tackling leadership woes
A recent survey by Harvard Business Publishing, where 24 companies have been interviewed, says gaps in an organisation's leadership pipeline have emerged as the biggest human resource (HR) challenge. IMAGES: 5 best 'time-saving inventions' ever
A watch that freezes time was voted the ultimate time-saver of the future. Tax breaks should be for all sports people: Kapil
Former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who led India's win in the 1983 World Cup, said tax breaks considered by the Central government for members of the 2011 World Cup winning team, must be extended to all other sports as well. India's new age serial entrepreneurs
A serial entrepreneur, according to the Wikipedia definition, is one who continuously comes up with new ideas and invests in new businesses. While there is no data on serial entrepreneurs in India, industry experts say the trend is on the rise. Why Nano is a hot favourite in rural markets
The company expects first-time buyers to account for over 80 per cent of the sales of the small car in the coming months. PHOTOS: A look at best smartphones money can buy
Indians are going to invest in 12 million smartphones this year. Why PF is the safest form of investment
For professionals, new pension scheme gives an equity booster but does not guarantee returns, comes at a cost. PIX: 20 facts on the biggest risks the world faces
As the world grows together, it is also growing apart, states the World Economic Forum's new Global Risks Report. Use as you want, these rupee notes won't tear
Banana fibre can be used to make currency notes that last for about a century. FinMin rejects debt relief plea of 3 states
Finance Ministry has rejected the requests of Punjab, Kerala and West Bengal for relief on their mounting debt. Have Rs 13 crore? Here come branded homes for you!
Global hotel firms and domestic realty firms come together to market the latest in high living in the country. For Mickey Mouse, mobile is serious business
Walt Disney Company is keen to capitalise on the subcontinents' burgeoning mobile space to reach new audiences. Govt eases rules for bank top jobs
The government has relaxed the norms for appointment to top jobs at public sector banks. Tatas in record deal to upgrade 30 Air Force bases
The Rs 1,094-crore contract with Tata Power SED involves upgrading 30 airbases to handle next generation fighter aircraft. Delhi T3 world's first to get LEED gold rating
Terminal 3 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has become the world's first and also the largest terminal building to be conferred the prestigious 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design New Construction' (LEED NC) gold rating. PHOTOS: India's 20 most popular hatchbacks
Just narrow down your search based on your budget and specific requirements.
April 08, 2011
How Sudan has brought India, China together
Africa's oil map is on the verge of dramatic transformation with the emergence of the breakaway Republic of South Sudan as the world's newest nation on July 9, but India's ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) seems to have successfully managed the geostrategic transition in surprising cooperation with its chief rival, the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). India to get info on Swiss accounts from Jan 2011
India can get information on secret bank accounts from Swiss authorities for cases dating from January 2011, once the revised taxation treaty between the two countries is ratified by the Switzerland Parliament. Corruption hits IPL, brand value falls to $3.67 bn
Corruption and controversies have eroded the brand value one of India's fastest growing global brands, the Indian Premier League (IPL). What is US govt shutdown? How does it hit people?
In the United States, when the government stops providing what are loosely termed as 'non-essential' services a shutdown is said to have occurred. 'Shanghai has more hotel rooms than entire India'
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world's biggest hotel chain operator, has put an ambitious target of opening 150 hotels over the next nine years. Markets: India to lag behind its peers
Popularity of the sport in India keeps the multi-year outlook positive, but an intra-day swing forecast was like an astro forecast for me. Govt sets aside Rs 617 crore tax demand on Satyam
The government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it will set aside its order directing scam-hit information technology firm Satyam Computer to pay Rs 617 crore (Rs 6.17 billion) as income tax and will give a fresh hearing to the firm's plea challenging the tax demand. All is not well for Unitech and Chandra
Sanjay Chandra is also the chairman of mobile telephony operator Unitech Wireless, which is one of the companies that are said to have made a windfall in the allocation of 2G spectrum. Here's how to secure your child's future
A child turning major is a big event in her/his financial life. IMAGES: The world's 15 biggest metropolitan areas
Some of the world's richest cities are also the most populous. Corporate espionage turns digital spying
Planting a mole in a rival company to get sensitive data or hiring a detective firm to get access to company secrets is pass Now a computer that your thoughts can control
In tests, reported in the Journal of Neural Engineering, volunteers were found to be able to move a cursor on a screen simply by 'saying' words in their heads. How to profit from debt recast
Companies that have announced CDR plans during the last year include Kingfisher Airlines, Wockhardt, Vishal Retail and the unlisted Air India. India world's 4th most holiday-deprived nation!
India's Generation Y has emerged as the fourth most vacation deprived lot in the world as they are able to take an average of only 22 leave days annually, a survey has found. Bonanza! IPL to yield Rs 350-cr tax to govt
The revenue will accrue to the government as the organisations will be required to deduct tax at source while making payments to players, umpires, coaches, commentators and others involved with the tournament. India among top 10: Clean energy investment
With more than 90 per cent of worldwide investment, the G-20 members continue to dominate the clean energy landscape.
April 07, 2011
The rise of Brand Yuvraj
After he smashed India to World Cup victory, Yuvraj Singh has moved to a new orbit in the endorsement circuit. PHOTOS: Ford launches Fiesta Classic in India
New Fiesta introduced on Thursday is available in both petrol and diesel versions. PIX: World's leading cities: Mumbai to be No. 7!
Though New York and London are seen by high net worth individuals as the world's leading hubs over the next 10 years, emerging nation centres are fast catching up. Global food prices down, but situation shaky: FAO
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, global food prices fell for the first time after eighth consecutive months of price spikes in March this year in the wake of a decline in international prices of oil, sugar and cereals. Citi barred from giving wealth management services
Citigroup has been barred from selling wealth management services to new clients in Indonesia. Rs 2-crore cars hit India! Now new Bentley is here
Heating up the competition in the super premium segment, British car-maker Bentley on Thursday introduced its Continental GT luxury sedan in India with a price tag of Rs 1.9 crore (Rs 19 million) -- ex-showroom, Delhi. How to plan investments that go beyond tax savings
Aurangabad-based financial planner Anirudha Hatwalne laments that youngsters do not plan their finances. And, their only worry is about saving taxes at the end of the year. Investors to get shares in 5 PSUs at discount
Finance Ministry is planning to dilute its stake in seven or eight government companies. PHOTOS: Richard Branson's flying submarine!
Virgin Group chairman, adventurer and billionaire Sir Richard Branson, after having set his sights on commercial space travel through his Virgin Galactic, is now targeting the oceans' depths. Dubai properties 60% cheaper than Mumbai
A growing number of investors from India are showing interest in Dubai as they look to capitalise on 60 per cent savings per square foot in the Dubai property market, a Dubai-based real estate company has said. IMAGES: New Volkswagen Beetle soon in India
While car models have come and gone the Volkswagen Beetle holds its ground firmly. Mahindra to ride Ssangyong into premium segment
Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest utility vehicle maker, is planning to foray into the premium car segment by bringing out a product from the Ssangyong stable. IMAGES: The world's 10 cheapest cars
India, a booming market for passenger cars, manufactures 4 of the world's cheapest cars. Have money? Own a piece of World Cup history
The ball used in the final over of the ICC World Cup is on the stands for a whopping $47,800 (Rs 21.3 lakh).
April 06, 2011
Rise in cyber threats to smartphones
India, which is expected to be home to four million smartphones in the next two years, is already on the cyber criminal map. Maruti to recall 13,157 diesel cars in India
If the 'connecting rod bolt' is found defective, the company will replace the component free of cost. Here's how to profit from rising inflation!
Rising inflation might just provide investors the opportunity to earn some extra money! Check out how. . . India not to sell sodium thiopental to US jails
Navneet Verma, managing director and CEO, Kayem Pharmaceuticals, has assured Reprieve, a United Kingdom-based provider of legal assistance to prisoners who cannot fend for themselves, that no Indian manufacturer will sell thiopental sodium -- an ingredient used in lethal injections by US Correctional Services -- to jails in the United States that use it for lethal purposes. Maserati launched in India at Rs 1.2 crore
Italian luxury sports car maker Maserati on Wednesday announced its foray into the Indian market with its complete range of cars. The price ranges from Rs 1.2 crore (Rs 12 million) and Rs 1.43 crore (Rs 14.3 million) [ex-showroom, New Delhi]. India has a bumper harvest in 2010-11: Pawar
The country is estimated to have harvested a record 235.88 million tonnes (MT) of foodgrains. Time to book profits for cheaper bets
Market experts predict that the equity markets are likely to remain volatile for the rest of the year. PHOTOS: Man who gave India's first electric car
Government has announced a slew of measures to give impetus to electric cars. Happiest Minds: Ashok Soota on his new venture
Ashok Soota, founder chairman of MindTree, who recently left the company he co-founded in 1999, is preparing the grounds for his new venture. Are high net-worth Indians getting sillier?
Imagine giving money to a wealth management firm, or signing contract documents on verbal assurances from relationship managers that they would earn one-two per cent returns each month on their investment. The 'reality' of realty sector isn't so bad
According to some foreign brokerages, reality isn't so bad. While high inflation and interest rates coupled with corporate governance issues may act as a negative overhang for the sector, valuations look attractive now. Earn money while you drive!
Companies such as Cashurdrive, Carpaisa and Adometre give you a chance to earn by selling space on your cars for advertisements. PHOTOS: India's 25 most popular SUVs
Starting with a price tag of Rs 525,000 ex-showroom the range crosses Rs 1 crore for some models. GST set to roll out in April 2012
Revenue Secretary Sunil Mitra admits tax collection target for 2011-12 is ambitious but achievable. Bharti Airtel bets big on mobile gaming
The country's largest telecom player Bharti Airtel sees 3G as a major growth propeller and says the journey of 3G to 4G and to LTE (long-term evolution) would take place much faster in India. Will De Beers' Forevermark make it big in India?
After a successful two months since its Bangalore launch, De Beers, the world's premier diamond mining company, introduced its iconic jewellery brand, Forevermark, in Mumbai this Monday. Work long on PCs? These glasses can save your eyes
Gunnar Optiks is targeting people in the 18 to 40 age group in the gaming, technology and creative communities. IMAGES: A tour through BMW's beautiful museum
The BMW Museum near the Olympiapark in Munich depicts the illustrious history of the automobile manufacturer BMW. Campus hiring gives prisoners a new life
Tihar jail is planning to go for a second round of campus placement interview of its eligible inmates by the end of this year. Is PepsiCo taking a lesson from Baba Ramdev?
PepsiCo has taken up the cause of anger management with gusto and is using its clear lemon drink, 7UP.
April 05, 2011
Larry spends $900 mn on his 1st day as Google CEO
Google has admitted that it is lagging behind other industry players such as Apple and Microsoft in terms of the number of patents it holds. 8 management lessons from Dhoni for UPA
Management lessons from Dhoni have universal appeal and can be used by corporates and even the UPA, to reflect on existing structures and strategies, says . Harley Davidson Forty-Eight at Rs 8.5 lakh
This model will be available across all the Harley- Davidson dealerships, in addition to the existing model line- up of 14 bikes for 2011, Harley Davidson India said. Is the US relinquishing its superpower status?
One sign of this is the loss of dollar's status as a safe haven currency. Former Sebi chief shares his experience
"The main reason I took up the Sebi job was my training as a public servant. When the PM or the FM asks you to take up a challenge, it is your duty to point out the difficulties but you simply can't say no," he says. 2G: Swan, Zebra, Tiger & Reliance ADAG's trick!
A CBI chargesheet bares the extent to which companies associated with Reliance ADAG allegedly indulged in financial subterfuge through a complex maze of transactions. PHOTOS: Balancing growth and inflation
High level of inflation in the last two years has raised certain questions about the relationship between inflation and growth. If India's richest donate, can we progress?
Philanthropic activities tend to be confined by the limitations of a corporation's location and capabilities. Why tax breaks and cash awards for cricketers?
India's cricket players are the richest among the country's sportspersons, given the money in the sport, the sponsorships and the advertisement budgets. PHOTOS: Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!
It took five artisans over four months to make a gold-plated Infiniti G37. MFs expect more sympathy from new Sebi chairman
U K Sinha, new Sebi chairman had, in an interaction with its MF division, made his view clear on the need for some moves to spur overall development for the sector, persons familiar with the development said. Auto dealers fear signs of low demand
Auto analysts believe that while auto sales will continue to grow in FY12, some deceleration seems inevitable, as the cost of ownership continues to increase. Now, create personal knowledge vault online
"Advertisements, as used by websites like Facebook, when the advertiser pays the developer (Bibkosh) every time the user clicks on the advertisement or provides the advertiser with some information." IMAGES: 10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rising inflation rate is putting pressure on governments around the world. 'Candid' Tata says he's a victim of telecom policy
Appears before PAC, admits voice in Radia tapes his, but denies influence over Cabinet formation.
April 04, 2011
2g scam: Ratan Tata, Niira Radia quizzed
Radia, whose tapped phone conversations with politicians, corporates, bureaucrats, and journalists form a key part of the investigations into the 2G spectrum scam. Digital woes: Made in heaven, unmade on the Web
With social networking sites becoming an integral part of our lives, experts believe using digital traces for legal purposes will only rise in future. IMAGES: Check out these 4 'dream' SUVs
There is no dearth of players in the high end sports utility vehicle segment in the Indian market anymore. PHOTOS: Finally, IIMs to get autonomy
This includes the power to select own directors and chairmen and pay the faculty as desired. IMAGES: CEO Dhoni bowls over India Inc
Battling back spasms and forgettable batting form, he led fellow warriors to do a miracle in the middle. IMAGES: Tax waivers likely for Team India
The Centre is likely to give a 100 per cent income tax relief on the prize money, the players and the support staff earned from their World Cup victory. Five mistakes to avoid this financial year
Ideally, tax-saving should not be looked at in isolation. It should be linked to a financial goal.
April 01, 2011
Exports cross $200 billion mark in Feb
Imports also increased by 21.2 per cent in the month. Good news! India to see 1.6 million new jobs
The organised sector in India is set to create about 1.6 million new jobs in the year 2011. Russian buys most expensive home in US
Yuri Milner purchased the 25,500 square foot property in Los Altos, California. Public investors gain Re 1 per minute
An average of one rupee was added to the stock market wealth of each public investor in every minute of trade during the last fiscal - a period that saw the total market wealth grow by over Rs 6.73 lakh crore. How India can solve its energy crisis
Energy efficiency has a big role to play in estimates of current and future usage. India among top 10 exporters to UAE in November
India features in the list of top 10 exporters to the UAE in November, 2010, with a total value of $6.9 billion (25.4 billion dirhams), or 63 per cent of UAE imports, the country's Federal Customs Authority (FCA) has said. US to go on a hiring spree
According to a study by job portal CareerBuilder, nearly three-in-10 employers surveyed are planning to hire employees in the April-June quarter of 2011. World Cup: Positive impact on Indo-Pak trade
Both India and Pakistan can benefit if they leverage the goodwill generated by the World Cup to strengthen trade ties 'Indo-US relation is beneficial for both nations'
The lawmakers, speaking at a Capitol Hill event hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry to release its new study about Indian companies investing heavily in the US and both saving and creating jobs, hoped that this message will alleviate the concerns over outsourcing and loss of American jobs among their constituents. Hackers targeting business secrets
Some hackers are starting to specialise in data stolen from corporate networks, according to research compiled by security firm McAfee. IMAGES: 8 stunning cars that will make you drool
The Bangkok International Motor Show is the biggest annual auto show in Southeast Asia. Start saving early for downpayment
Savings for a home purchase can be started at any time. What is loan against property? Find out
Loan against property can be taken to tide over financial need. IMAGES: A peek into Porsche's mind blowing museum
An architectural wonder, the Porsche Museum is a car enthusiast's delight. IMAGES: Check out the world's highest hotel!
The world's highest hotel is open in Hong Kong. PHOTOS: World's top 10 retail giants
With the Indian Government mulling over whether to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail sector, here is a look at world's top 10 retail giants.
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