|April 27, 2007|
|How a small trader became a metal king|
Agarwal's is a classic story of a small trader becoming metal king. The secret, he says, lies in believing in himself and in the country's potential.
|April 26, 2007|
|India, now a $1-trillion economy!|
According to a Credit Suisse report, Indian GDP at the current price level of the rupee (Rs 40.76 per $) stands at $1trillion. The strengthening rupee has now made India the 12th country to achieve this milestone.
Hunger is quiet violence: Amartya Sen
India has done badly on three issues: fighting hunger, providing adequate health, and gender inequality, says the Nobel Laureate.
|April 20, 2007|
|All these incomes are tax-free for FY 2007-08|
Here are some of the important items of income, which are fully exempt from income tax and which can be utilised by a resident individual Indian assessee for the purpose of tax planning.
Was your job interview a nightmare?
CEOs weigh in about what impresses them -- and what draws their ire.
Can reverse mortgage click for India's elders?
It is yet early days for this product. It has the potential to prove very useful but you should wait for clarity on rules before you liquidate your biggest investment -- your house.
How reverse mortgage works
The popularity of the instrument lies in that it converts an illiquid asset -- the house -- into liquid cash flows for the owner, typically a senior citizen.
|April 17, 2007|
|Why India Inc is helping farmers|
Rural retailers are finding that helping farmers earn more helps them create a customer base.
What's hot, what's not with mutual funds
A study of the top ten mutual funds' equity portfolios as on March 30 reveals that funds bought huge chunks of metal major SAIL, engineering stock KEC Infrastructures, while diluted their exposure to FMCG major ITC.
Cashless health insurance? More pain than gain
You may think that all will be well because you have a cashless settlement mediclaim policy. But, that's not so. From pain-killers, they can easily turn into pain-givers.
|April 14, 2007|
|Mortgaging US growth|
Though news of increased defaults from the sub-prime market continues, a combination of rising incomes and higher equity values are shoring up consumer spending.
Glitter-glitter: India bullish on expensive jewellery
In an economically buoyant India, expensive jewellery is the in-thing.
Subroto Roy: Loser or gainer?
Experts say Roy has got a great price for Air Sahara, which was steadily losing market share. The company was also burning a lot of cash to keep the airline afloat.
Infosys: Momentum play
Infosys' March quarter numbers may have come in a tad below expectations with revenue growth at just 3.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter and a drop in the operating margins owing to an appreciating rupee.
Young desis off the beaten track
Find out all about overseas Indians in alternate professions with huge fan followings.
|April 12, 2007|
|The myth about great ideas|
A new column that explores how and why ideas succeed or fail. This month: the power and perils of a great backstory.
|April 09, 2007|
|Tips to buy a good cellphone|
Powered by an Intel Xscale processor and Windows Mobile operating system, the Atom has significant Wi-Fi capabilities that can be used for browsing the Web with the the internal IE browser.
Why you should invest in bank stocks
Long term investors can accumulate bank stocks as the expected lower credit growth and margin pressure seem to be factored in the stock prices.
Indian Hotels set to woo the world
The hotel chain intends to have a worldwide presence and reduce its dependence on the home market.