|March 30, 2007|
|Lanco MD: Caught in a controversy|
Overwhelmed by personal as well as the company's big ambitions, he began aggressive pursuit of business goals set by the management.
|March 29, 2007|
|Gaming, India's new fad|
The Indian gaming industry is likely to generate revenue worth $100 mn in the current fiscal.
MNCs cozy up to Bollywood films
Taking a lead from in-film advertising, multi-national companies are now eyeing associative marketing partnerships in Bollywood.
|March 27, 2007|
|Of swanky airports and travel portals|
Check out these ratings to find the best airports where you can spend that extra time in case of flight delays.
Check out these swanky phones
Launching W880i as an extension to the fast-swelling Walkman line up and the K550i Cybershot, Sony Ericsson has re-instated its belief in Walkman and Cybershot series.
|March 23, 2007|
|FAQ on IPO grading|
IPO grading is a service aimed at facilitating the assessment of equity issues offered to public.
How to get risk-free return in stock market
You can de-risk your stock investing with a long-term relationship with the Sensex. The reward: average returns of 17 per cent per year
Neck deep in debt? Get help from Abhay
Easy credit, consumerism and faulty banking have put many people in debt traps. But all is not lost for them yet. Debt counselling centres can help them beat the financial blues
|March 20, 2007|
|Encash your old FDs and reinvest|
With rising interest rates, it pays to encash your old bank fixed deposit and reinvest in a new one. But don't restrict yourself and look beyond these to combat tax and inflation
10 GOOD stocks worth buying
10 companies with steady growth in top and bottomlines over four years, at great prices
Growth, volatility and euphoria
If growth acceleration is accompanied by greater volatility, the welfare gains may well be limited.
|March 19, 2007|
|Learning does pay|
Education companies have withstood the recent bear onslaught on the stock markets as they have a great future ahead.
|March 17, 2007|
|All about JM Small & Mid-Cap Fund |
In JMSMF's case, the flexibility to invest upto 35% in debt should stand it in good stead to counter stock market volatility.
Rich toys for big boys
As daunting as the prospect of public scrutiny and taxman inquisition is, India's wealthy seem to have a steadily expanding list of top-dollar extravagances.
|March 16, 2007|
|Work is fun for this billionaire|
Whether it is jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet or just working away at his latest hospitality project, real estate tycoon Vicky, as Oberoi is fondly known to friends, believes in having fun.
7 essentials to be a great leader
The principles of leadership remain constant; it's how leadership is put into practice that keeps getting smarter.
|March 09, 2007|
|Gold ETFs & how they can make you rich|
Paper gold saves your investments from volatility, and you from hassles that come with the physical form. The chance of good returns gives that extra shine.
Second-hand cars? Here's a price guide!
The market for second-hand cars today is almost as big as the one for new wheels. And there are actually good deals to be found. A primer for buying used cars.
|March 03, 2007|
|The inside story of this virtual world|
Businesses are lining up to capture a piece of Second Life.
Mr Taxman, can you tell me...
Import duty on a business jet is merely 3 per cent, on a yacht 10 per cent, but it's 60 per cent on cars and a mind-boggling 213 per cent on one's favourite tipple.
Life after Delhi Master Plan 2021
Much ink has been expended on debating the minutiae of MPD 2021, particularly issues such as mixed use. But what has not been understood or acknowledged is that the credibility of the planning exercise itself is presently at stake.
Doing business in South Korea
The Buddhist connection prompted me to remind the 500 bankers and businessmen attending the Bloomberg Emerging Markets Forum that the notion of a clearing house mooted by Ban Ki-Moon before he was called to a higher destiny is not exactly new.
What the FM's speech should have been
We will continue with reform of the tax system, and we have agreed with the states on a road-map for switching to an integrated goods and services tax by 2010. I will also be coming to the House with a new direct tax code, later this year.
Move, and make way, politician
The Indian economy sees a change of guard. Nobody seems to care for, or be afraid of, the politician.
|March 02, 2007|
|Tax evasion to be harder|
For starters, the application to the commission will have to be made together with the payment of the tax liability. The application can be made only before the assessment officer has completed proceedings, and not after.
|March 01, 2007|
|Debt management office is good step forward|
This is an onerous burden for the RBI, for there is a severe conflict of interest between setting the short interest rate (i.e. the task of monetary policy) and selling bonds for the government.
No revolutionary change, though a lot in the fine print
The overall expectation on the direct tax side was moderate tax rates accompanied by a simpler and less complicated tax regime.
A rate-reducing, uninspiring budget
The service tax rate has remained the same at 12 per cent. It would have been much better to bring it up to 13 per cent and subsequently to 14 per cent to make it same as the reduced goods tax (Cenvat) of 14 per cent.
An anti-reform budget?
This particular FM has always had a stubborn streak, and by golly, I brought some ingenious taxes like the fringe benefit tax and the cash transactions tax, and by golly I am not only going to keep them, but also enhance them.
An eager-to-please budget
The speech was filled with references to a large number of allocations ranging from a few crores of rupees to a few thousand crores, all apparently being given equal importance, at least in terms of word count!