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|February 28, 2006|
Mutual funds: No surprises in Budget
After all FMPs, though not in the same league as fixed deposits, also have an element of assured returns because they lock the yield at the time of investment.
Budget: Which sectors benefited most?
We expect around Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 reduction (assuming that manufacturers pass on the entire reduction to customers).
|February 25, 2006|
India's smaller cities are booming
From IT companies to retailers, everyone is heading to tier 2 and tier 3 cities, resulting in a real estate boom.
The Mumbai Motorcycle Company is making some of the best Indian choppers.
Watch Dhoni live, on Tata TV
If all regulatory approvals come through, by the end of the year, your mobile could substitute for TV.
|February 24, 2006|
Budget gobbledygook, simplified!
Here's a financial glossary of words and phrases linked to the budgetary exercise to help you manoeuvre your way through the maze that is the Budget.
How the Budget is kept secret
It is being guarded like the gold in Fort Knox. High-tech tapping devices, sophisticated surveillance gadgetry, digital deterrents, electronic sweeping devices and jammers, huge scanners. . .
|February 18, 2006|
Made-in-India brand gets stronger
The Pune factory of Tata Motors has a training wing where one can observe young apprentices at work. Some of them have studied up to Class X, some up to Class XII. Few of those faces have had contact with a razor.
|February 17, 2006|
'Sensex will hit 11,500 by Dec'
However, one needs to adopt a cautious approach, as the market could correct itself mid-way, says Narayan S A, managing director, Kotak Securities.
|February 16, 2006|
The 6 great tips for improvement
Process improvements seldom happen by accident. Debashis Sarkar argues that a well thought out plan must incorporate the 'ACCEPT' principles.
Premji on innovation, creativity
In Mumbai at the Nasscom's India Leadership Forum, the software czar spelt out where do big ideas come from and why innovation and creativity are imperative for growth.
|February 15, 2006|
Bangalore, the next global aerospace hub
It sure seems like the next generation flights for the leading global aircraft makers could be designed in Bangalore.
Narayana Murthy wows Washington elite
The Infosys chairman says courage -- courage to dream big, courage to go against traditional thinking, courage to take risks -- is the most important attitude for success.
Will the SEZs deliver?
While falling import duties have lowered their relative attractiveness, the fresh tax sops will make it difficult to resist similar demands from others
Reliance Equity Fund
In our view, REF's investment mandate has the flexibility to maximise gains for the investor across stock market levels (by hedging the portfolio).
Prudential ICICI Fusion Fund
Investors on their part need to take into consideration that PIFF is a high risk - high return investment proposition.
Quantum Long-Term Equity Fund
The fund's strategy to invest in cash in the event of scarce investment opportunities (from the value perspective) could mean that it will trail its peers during a stock market rally, but do better in a downturn.
Hero Honda knows what women want
From the time of launch about 16 days ago, the company claims to have sold 5,000 units of Pleasure.
All about Godrej's global plan
GCPL stands to learn a great deal from its Keyline acquisition.
Why Chaplin's back in Cherry Blossom ads
Charlie Chaplin became almost synonymous with Cherry Blossom thanks to ad guru Alyque Padamsee.
|February 13, 2006|
Can the capital gains continue?
The growth story in capital goods sectors remains intact but the breathtaking run in the past couple of years makes stocks vulnerable to disappointments.
|February 11, 2006|
World's 1st clean development project
If everything falls into place, Technopolis - the 6.75 lakh sq ft IT park also in Sector V - will be the first real estate project anywhere in the world to be registered under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a clean devel
Waste to wealth: ITC's success story
Anyone who has stayed at the swanky, 16-acre spread of the ITC Sonar Bangla in Kolkata will tell you that the energy requirements of the luxury hotel must be staggeringly high.
|February 10, 2006|
OK Play? A plastic money-spinner
The big advantage: plastic looks so much better than the old-fashioned alternatives in so many things in modern life, especially in public places. Such as public chairs and tables. Even phone booths.
Why Germany is interested in India
The Chamber, he asserts, has been directly responsible in helping over 100 firms of direct German extraction set up shop in India last year alone, up sharply over 2004.
|February 06, 2006|
The Sensex journey: 1,000 to 10,000!
The Sensex, first compiled in 1986, created history upon breaching the 10,000-mark for the first time ever.
For now, the India story remains good
Profits may be growing at a slower pace, but the Street believes that it's nonetheless impressive.
Construction kings of a new India
A new breed of property developers in India is setting their sights on Tier-II cities, IT parks and integrated townships.
India's great gaming market
From mobile players to telecom operators, young entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the global gaming game.
|February 04, 2006|
Great airline holiday packages
With competition increasing airlines have been making their holiday packages very attractive.
Skoda Laura: The future's here!
The Laura is a brilliant product that will rise above unremarkable communication, insane pricing strategies and even the lousiest of names.