|August 26, 2008|
|6 rules for rebalancing your portfolio|
Changes in market and economic conditions keep constantly altering your investment portfolio. Accordingly, you need to periodically rebalance your portfolio so that it matches your investment goals and target asset allocations.
|August 22, 2008|
|Tatas set to roll out Indica Vista|
The second-generation Tata Indica will be called Indica Vista. The car that was previewed for the public at the Auto Expo, New Delhi this year will carry the new tag to differentiate itself from the Indica that is currently in production.
Vodafone to offer iPhone on EMIs
Vodafone, which is offering the iconic Apple iPhone in India along with Airtel, has tied up with Axis Bank and Barclays to offer the phone on six or 12 equated monthly installments (EMIs) for customers who may find the Rs 31,000 to Rs 36,000 price tag too steep.
|August 19, 2008|
|10 tax-smart tips for salary earners|
So, it pays to be tax-smart; you can get to keep more of your hard-earned money for yourself rather than having to cough it up to the taxman . . .
Inflation: India Inc feels the sting
Rising interest rates are forcing companies, big and small, to either defer projects, go slow on expansions or raise money from alternative sources.
|August 14, 2008|
|Much ado about Vista|
Because it's the slowest, clunkiest operating system I have worked on....
|August 12, 2008|
|The whys and hows of investing in SIPs|
Regular investment is the key to reaching a financial goal, irrespective of the waves in the equity market
Vinita Bali on the future of Britannia
"It is challenging and difficult. But one or two challenging years are not a big deal. This too will come to an end. We are not running the business on a month-to-month or quarter-to-quarter basis. Yes, it is hard to actually generate consistently high margins, but this is what leadership is all about. To manage and deliver when things aren't going too smoothly," says Bali.
|August 06, 2008|
|How to ride out the slowdown|
Its not recession...yet. But slowdown it is, from the dipping stockmarket and industrial production, to prices heading upstairs. With the government unlikely to make major policy changes, it is time to look for solutions
Does it make sense to invest in FDs?
Bank fixed deposits offer the safety of assured returns. But inflation and taxes can take a big bite off your money
The mouse that bit Microsoft
Microsoft, which is usually at the receiving end of patent suits, has filed an infringement case against Primax Electronics of Taiwan for using its mouse technology.
|August 05, 2008|
|10 ways to reduce your family's taxes|
By combining the leeway offered by non-taxpaying members of a family, and judiciously sharing the family income and wealth among all its members, you will find additional ways of reducing your family's tax burden. Here is how:
|August 02, 2008|
|Corporate India's sales are rising!|
A sample of 1,248 companies saw net sales rise a whopping 39 per cent in the quarter ended June 2008 over that a year ago, as compared to 28 per cent in the quarter ending March 2008 and 16 per cent for the quarter ending December 2007.
India's first solar housing complex
This is Rabi Rashmi Abasan, India's first "solar housing complex". Piloted by the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Authority (WBREDA), the 26 villas in this complex are a showcase for the exciting possibilities that BIPV - building integrated photovoltaic - technology offers for residential projects of a similar nature.
They quit good jobs to mint millions!
A few good people who decided to quit good jobs for better ideas.
|July 26, 2008|
|Let's get digital|
The proposals to get cable operators to offer digital signals aren't going to work unless the government mandates CAS-systems across the country.
|July 23, 2008|
|What happened to Chidambaram's Main Hoon Na?|
Ram Naik, Union petroleum minister in the Vajpayee government, on the Manmohan Singh government's effort in managing the situation in view of rising global oil prices.
|July 22, 2008|
|A tale of two strategies|
The management of human resources has a strong link with the financial performance of a multinational company. Indian multinationals are showing how to foster it.
|July 21, 2008|
|Bear market? Ten stocks worth investing in|
The sharp downward swing in market sentiment in the past six months has rendered stock valuations attractive. Here are some stocks experts say will deliver handsome returns.
|July 18, 2008|
|Of trust vote and bad economics|
Those who oppose the deal cannot be trusted as much as those who are for the deal.
5 rules on how much insurance you need
If you are an earning member of your family, and there are members of your family who are financially dependant on you, you need life insurance. But how much life insurance do you need?
|July 16, 2008|
|5 reasons why windfall profits tax is wrong|
A day after Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to forestall political attempts to throttle his oil refinery business, the petroleum ministry has come out with a detailed presentation to show that the demand for the windfall profits tax (WPT) on private oil companies is 'short-sighted populism' and 'bad economics.'
How best to tackle inflation
The inflation fire is now an inferno
|July 05, 2008|
|Indian's work of art sold for Rs 16.75 cr!|
However, at the same auction, where a small sculpture was bagged for Rs 4.15 crore (Rs 41.5 million), he also received his highest price ever for an Untitled work in alabaster with a double concave (playing once again on the form of duality that he constantly explores) for a record Rs 16.75 crore (Rs 167.5 million).
Meet the man behind Reva's success
The money and Maini soon found themselves, in the early '90s, in the midst of California's start-up boom.
Beat the fuel hike, buy an electric car!
The initial purchase cost for an electric car may be high, but savings on fuel will help it pay back for itself in just a couple of years, if not faster.
|June 28, 2008|
|10 rules for investing in a bear market|
It's at such times that buying opportunities are available with handsome value in-built into their prices
More pain in store for equities
The agony of investors is likely to continue well into the middle of July. It is not certain how the monsoon precipitation will fare this month, but we are likely to see a dearth of buyers in the markets.
|June 25, 2008|
|GSK's big bang on open drug discovery|
Only a couple of specialty wire services in the US picked up this news; the mainstream press ignored what appears to be a marked -- and dramatic shift -- in the approach to drug discovery. What we are seeing is the first big bang contribution to open source drug discovery, an initiative to rope in researchers, universities and companies to make drug breakthroughs less expensive and time-consuming.
All you want to know about gratuity
Job-hopping may be in vogue, but those who do decide to spend dedicated years in an organisation are eligible for a free lump sum that you can put to work
|June 19, 2008|
|Carry the bank in your mobile|
You can avoid visiting banks, as several innovative technologies help you do banking transactions easily using your cellphone now
|June 17, 2008|
|All you want to know about insider trading|
Insiders who have 'privileged' access to the right information make the gains, while the ordinary investor is left holding overvalued stocks. Here's help to avoid that trap
|June 13, 2008|
|Let your provident fund do its job|
By transferring your PF account and eschewing withdrawals every time you shift jobs, you can add more to your retirement funds
|June 12, 2008|
|How to keep recovery agents at bay|
No one wants a recovery agent breathing down his neck. But if you slipped up on your debt, you may have to deal with him. Here's how to make the best of a bad situation
|June 10, 2008|
|Oil prices - Where's the panic?|
Oil economists have been arguing the world over, a full removal of subsidies is the only way consumption will fall
|June 04, 2008|
|'We hiked oil price to save the economy'|
Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dinsha J Patel says in an exclusive interview with rediff.com.
All about brand identity
What is the identity of a brand? Our first answer might be that it is what the brand "says" to consumers -- making a distinction between what it says and how they understand it. The notion of identity is still too little used by managers, and that's a shame, because to our way of thinking it offers some very useful and concrete glimpses into the essence of the brand phenomenon itself.
Should prices of petroleum products be raised?
There is no doubt the oil companies are bleeding, but the issue is whether the government should also reduce the extra taxes it gets from high oil prices.
|June 02, 2008|
|Special economic zones=Tax losses?|
Since the time the special economic zones with large tax concessions were first proposed several years ago, most economists have been pointing out that the scheme would result in large tax losses as existing units would migrate to these exclusive zones.
|May 31, 2008|
|Check out Hyundai's first rear-wheel drive car!|
The new Hyundai halo car (for the international markets, if you consider the Equus as the Korean equivalent) is perhaps the most significant of Korean car launches. Especially when you look at the Genesis as a weapon for Hyundai's sustained - and increasingly successful - assault on the US market.
|May 30, 2008|
|Sex workers turn entrepreneurs, get WB grant|
Ashodaya Samithi, an organisation of female, male and transgender sex workers in Karnataka, is addressing the issue of social stigma and discrimination towards HIV+ sex workers and sex workers in general by promoting entrepreneurship among them. Its efforts towards this has given shape to an innovative and sustainable project -- a community kitchen in Mysore.
|May 28, 2008|
|Farm loan waiver: A pre-poll populism?|
This largesse will now be available also to those engaged in agriculture's allied activities like livestock rearing, as also to those who had availed themselves of investment credit for purposes like deepening wells and purchasing tractors.
|May 27, 2008|
|Look what taxmen are up to in Mumbai|
A notice put up at the Bandra-Kurla Complex office of the income-tax department says that salaried individuals filing their returns for assessment year 2008--09 (i.e. the last financial year, 2007--08) need to attach annexures.
|May 26, 2008|
|How to make cheaper international calls|
Landline and mobile phones don't give you the best options in international calls. There are better deals to be had
How to rent a hassle-free house
With surging real estate prices ensuring a slowdown in property purchases, renting has become a viable option. Here's how to land the best deal
How to be successful in stock market. 5 tips
If you've got the time, the drive, and the right psychological makeup, you can enter the elite realm of the successful trader
Ethical hackers plug into growing demand from India Inc
Raman's hacking expertise is much in demand -- and not from criminal elements. Indian firms and multinationals like ABN Amro Bank, Aditya Birla Group, Bank of Maharashtra, Bombay Dyeing, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Indiabulls, Centurion BOP, Citibank, India Infoline, Ispat Industries and Kotak Group proactively seek his services. Raman's hacking expertise is much in demand -- and not from criminal elements.
|May 24, 2008|
|FM on whys and hows of farm loan waiver|
As it turns out, the number of small and marginal farmers is more than 30 million and it is estimated that the number is likely to be 36.90 million, while the number of other farmers is estimated about 5.97 million. These are verified but as yet unaudited figures. Initially, in the Budget, it was estimated that the cost of the scheme will be about Rs 60,000 crore (Rs 600 billion) to the central government.
|May 21, 2008|
|IPL: Has big money made cricket more accountable?|
Vijay Mallya sacked Charu Sharma when the team didn't perform and publicly said both Sharma and skipper Rahul Dravid had done a bad job in team selection. Our experts discuss India Inc's role in changing Indian cricket.
|May 20, 2008|
|Young market? Old brands go under knife|
As the market grows young, old brands go under the knife. In 1897, a young man named Ardeshir Godrej gave up law and turned to making locks. He went on to make safes and security equipment, and toilet soap from vegetable oil. He wouldn't have imagined that one day the business that started after his name would grow into a conglomerate with over Rs 7,000 crore (Rs 70 billion) in revenues, or that one of its top executives would wear long, red-streaked hair.
|May 19, 2008|
|8 broking stocks you could look at|
Valuations of broking companies have halved since January 2008. Patient investors can start accumulating selective stocks with a long-term perspective.
|May 17, 2008|
|The barbarians at the airport gate|
Private partners like GMR and GVR, humiliated from time to time, have good reason to shrug their shoulders and argue that matters are outside their control.
|May 16, 2008|
|Wanna save the planet? Do less work|
If we want to accelerate the recent trend of reducing waste, it may be time to consider the radical step of, well, relaxing more, consuming less, and living fuller lives.
|May 08, 2008|
|Drowned in debt, what do you do?|
Having more debts than one can handle is not a hopeless situation. Respite is available in the form of debt counselling and also with the law
|May 06, 2008|
|McChowmein? He made it a reality|
A little over four years ago, when Ashish Kapur quit his job as an engineer with GE, packed his bags and came back home from America
|May 05, 2008|
|Daily investment through mutual funds|
A systematic investment plan that invests every day in the stock market can capture the movements for the investor. An analysis of its performance.
|May 03, 2008|
|Indians go for luxury villas in Mauritius|
The price? If you can scrape together Rs 18 crore (Rs 180 million), you could commandeer a two-bedroom Foster + Partners-designed casa with a private pool, a quite extraordinary roof, some spectacular views, and the glamour and privacy that comes with the high life.