|February 23, 2008|
|A house that redefines luxury|
A New Delhi house is replete with all accessories of luxury, including an indoor swimming pool.
A yacht for the price of a car
With a fast-expanding pool of billionaires and millionaires, India is now an important market for pleasure-craft peddlers.
Detachable jewellery to suit all times
Detachable jewellery is fast becoming a trend as jewellery lovers get to experiment with a single piece of jewellery and wear it differently on different occasions.
|February 21, 2008|
|Trip abroad? Important money tips|
Carrying part of the money as currency and the rest in a travel card makes for a hassle-free holiday abroad at the least cost
Venture fund for defence firms
The $100-million fund, which has the option to raise a further $200 million, will benefit small and medium enterprises engaged in defence production.
The top 10 Web sites you never heard of
A list of most useful and entertaining sites from the far reaches of the Web so that when these sites go mainstream, you'll be one step ahead of the crowd
|February 15, 2008|
|Never let your trading profits turn into a loss|
There might be a lot of public orders resting at $121 to buy the stock, but all the orders to buy at that price won't be filled. If they are all filled at $121, there's a reason why informed insiders would be willing to sell all the public wants to buy at the $121 level. My selling out my position at $120-7/8 would be warranted because the price of the stock should drop pretty drastically after all the public orders to buy at the 121 support level are taken out.
|February 14, 2008|
|IT: Five challenges for five years|
India's IT headway may well have put the country on course to a dominant position in the sector but the journey through the next five years is not without its share of challenges.
What's a recession? How will US slowdown hit India
A recession is a decline in a country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for two or more consecutive quarters of a year. A recession is also preceded by several quarters of slowing down.
|February 13, 2008|
|Get paid up to Rs 12 lakh to play|
Earn up to Rs 12 lakh per annum while playing games. All you need is a passion for gaming and the will for hard work.
Posco on backfoot in Orissa
Tension mounted in Dhinkia village in the Posco project site near Paradip in Orissa as the survey teams, conducting a socio-economic survey of the project site, came eyeball to eyeball with the villagers of Dhinkia, who vehemently oppose the project.
|February 12, 2008|
|Skills they don't teach at B-schools|
However, more often than not, the emotional skill training that is required to complement these is often forgotten. Inherent personal skills that we all have are not only not accentuated, but often downplayed to the extent that they are made completely worthless.
|February 09, 2008|
|Check out these lifestyle pickup trucks!|
Mahindra & Mahindra already offer the Scorpio pickup. Called the Getaway, it features the same 2609cc CRDe engine from the Scorpio, 115 bhp and a hefty 28.3 kgm of torque.
Posco project: A village under siege
As it pits itself against the sarkar and the "company" in a $12 billion stakeout, Latha Jishnu speculates about the future of a small village with an idyllic - but apparently doomed - way of life.
|February 07, 2008|
|7 super tax saving, fixed income plans|
If you like the safety of a steady predictable income, every month, quarter or year, then there are a number of tax-saving instruments available for you. In fact, most of the tax-saving paper you could buy earlier was in this category. For those who are uncomfortable with fluctuating incomes that market-linked instruments give, these are the products for you.
|February 04, 2008|
|Why Emaar MGF is a big bet for investors|
However, in the long run, one could expect Emaar MGF to do an encore of DLF. Long term investors who buy into the great Indian growth story will reap handsome rewards from this issue.
|January 28, 2008|
|Unravelling India's innovative streak|
India has a veritable history of scientific innovation. This drive to innovate, recycle and make the most of what we have has today given India a competitive edge.
Time to plug flaws in market system
Traders looking for quick gains were in for a rude shock as Nifty and its derivative stocks plummetted. Apart from educating retail investors, there are some systematic flaws that need to be plugged.
No-load funds are here
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has scrapped entry loads on direct applications to MFs. This means that if you invest directly with the fund house by submitting your application forms at any of its collection centres, you don't need to pay entry loads (presently 2.25 per cent). Internet transactions done through the MF's website are also now exempt of loads.
Stock market: Is the worst over?
The unprecedented fall in stock market had numerous reasons backing it up. As the market gets bullish again, it is wiser to be disciplined and patient with your investments.
|January 25, 2008|
|Blueprint out for real estate funds|
Invest in real estate, they say. It costs only Rs x a square foot, they add. But you cannot buy a couple of square feet of land even as an investment. And that's why the idea of a real estate investment trust, or Reit, is so attractive.
How Chindia will impact the world economy
The rapid aging of Chinese population attributed to its one child policy implemented over two generations will impact its domestic economic growth. On the other hand, while India is at present one tenth in size of China, it will experience accelerated growth in less than ten years with better infrastructure, political reforms and fi nancial transparency.
Get the most out of your mutual fund
You now have to wade through concepts such as asset allocation, rupee cost averaging and rebalancing, understanding of which is essential to make your investment a success. These weighty words could make the timid give up any thoughts of investing.
It's time to buy India story again
According to a Credit Suisse report, the steep Sensex fall has validated two fears: (1) The Indian market is linked to global developments; and (2) Foreign flows are the biggest drivers of the market.
|January 23, 2008|
|Meltdown: 'Many Gujaratis went bankrupt'|
Gujaratis, the community that boasts of the largest number of investors in the stock market, are witnessing extraordinary financial turmoil with many families going bankrupt overnight, literally.
Does the pharma sector need more regulation?
In India, access to affordable medicines has long been dependent on government regulation of the patent system and pricing of essential drugs in the domestic market.
What drives the Tata Motors strategy?
"The toughest part was continuing to believe that we could do it," Tata told journalists covering the Auto Expo in New Delhi, where he unveiled the lowest-priced car in the world. He added that "a promise is a promise", hinting at the ability of his company to deliver even in the face of brutal scepticism.
20 stocks that can make you rich
Check out the more than 20 stocks that experts believe can make you a fine packet over time.
|January 19, 2008|
|Cramster: An entrepreneur's success story|
If you are a serious motorcycle tourer, you could pay through your nose for imported gear -- or you could buy made-in-India Cramster stuff.
Why top executives are turning entrepreneurs
A new, earned respect is motivating executives to step into an entrepreneur's risky, challenging and not-so-steady shoes. They will now be in control of their own destinies - and will have no one to blame or to credit whether they flounder or flourish.
|January 16, 2008|
|Some must-have skills for the future|
Dramatic changes at workplaces are necessitating new skills that existing schools and other institutes don't provide. Here are some must-have future skills.
What will be your pay hike this year?
Based on our extensive research, interactions with experts and HR professional, we present the salary outlook for eight sectors across junior, middle and senior levels.
How to tell when a share's price may fall
Although business situations are seldom identical, success in business can be analyzed; patterns of managerial behavior are recorded, categorized, and taught in graduate business school classes. In the same way, there are common contributors to failure which are discernible in deteriorating investment situations.
|January 15, 2008|
|Anil Ambani to pip Mukesh as richest Indian?|
According to one calculation, Reliance Power IPO is likely to gain close to $27 billion for Anil Ambani, which when combined with the existing market capitalisation of his companies will work out to be close to $75 billion!
India's poor: From raw deal to new deal
In the face of failed poverty reduction programmes, the govt. should implement cash transfer scheme to alleviate poverty in India.
How Samsung plans to regain No.1 spot in India
Samsung, the consumer electronics giant, is adopting new product innovation and retail strategies to reach deeper and wider into the Indian market.
|January 09, 2008|
|How to invest safely: 5 great tips|
You need not worry about getting swept off your feet if the equity market party gets wilder in 2008. Here are five ways by which you can make your moves safer
Why you should buy gold, not jewellery
The beginning of the new year is is the right time to buy gold. But invest in gold funds, or bars, and not jewellery.
|January 08, 2008|
|The Sensex story: From 1K to 21K|
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex crossed the 21,000 level in early morning trade for the first time on Tuesday on heavy buying by funds.
|January 05, 2008|
|Music industry: The future is now! |
Traditional ways of popularising music and making it purchasable are giving way to more innovative and interactive ways and even conservative major labels have now woken up to the benefits of working more uncompromisingly with companies that sell and promote music on the digital front.
January 1 -- the magic of it
There's something magical about January 1. It might be just the way that the human brain is wired, but the first day of the first month of the year is a gleaming tabula rasa, empowered by the future rather than weighed down by the past.
The slow transformation of the Indian state
As the country slips into a new year, the defining reality about the relationship between the citizen and the state is the transition, however partial, from the first view to the second. In its own way, the transition has just found expression in the Gujarat elections, and it will be reflected again as 10 more states go to the polls this year, before the big test in 2009.
|January 03, 2008|
|Be a smart manager, win Rs 25,000|
Rediff Business presents the TCS Smart Manager Case Contest # 31 for managers, along with The Smart Manager, the management magazine! We give you a profile and the history of a company. All you have to do is study it and post your solution by clicking here, in 500 words or less.
Mumbai airport: What will it be like
G V Sanjay Reddy, vice chairman of the GVK Group, elaborates on his plans for the much-awaited Mumbai airport makeover.
Did you really get the MF you bought?
Check the asset allocation of your diversified equity fund to see that you really have a lower-risk scheme.
Which insurance product should you buy?
Don't buy a cover because your neighbour, whose needs are different from yours, has bought it. Buy only according to your own need.
India's best Ulips
Introducing the never-before tool for retail investors, Outlook Money's annual Ulip ranking.
|January 02, 2008|
|8 guidelines to make money from IPOs|
IPOs offer opportunities for making quick money which few other forms of investment can hope to match, particularly during the market's bull phase.