July 28, 2010Why is inflation in India so stubbornly high
Land market distortions, capital inflows, and services may help explain India's inflation.
July 26, 2010Credit policy: Will your loans become costlier?
Any change in the credit policy could affect more than just your loans
July 23, 2010The man behind the takeover code
Sebi's go-to consultant for legal issues works a 16-hour day but yearns to play with his two-year-old grandson.
July 21, 2010Are private hospitals ripping off customers?
insurance firms need to look at solutions like co-payment to help reduce their rising losses.
Sona chief steers a new course
Turning around a leading German precision forging firm has Sona's chief living in Munich like a 'university student'.
July 09, 2010How to invest profitably in volatile markets
Making money in such times demands both a cool head and some appropriate tweaking of your normal investing tools and skills.
July 02, 2010Indian mobile brands ring loud and clear
Young people have come to believe in these start-ups and their dream to change the world.
July 01, 2010Planning to buy a house? A MUST read
There is a complete income tax exemption in respect of capital gains in Section 54.
June 30, 2010Consumer favourites: Small packs, discounts
Consumers have reduced their purchase basket and are clamouring for discounts. It's not a seller's market, finds out an IMRB retail trade confidence survey.
Sanjeev Aga: The middle class CEO
Revenue and profitability are more important to the Idea Cellular boss than the ranking of the company.
June 25, 2010Why govt nixed Congress MP Jindal's power project
The fact that one Congress minister and MP nixed a project being promoted by another MP belonging to the same political party is not the only unusual aspect of this episode. This is also a rare instance of the central government acting on the basis of complaints made by a civil society organisation against a large industrial group.
June 22, 2010Buffett's 2 most favourite investing principles
Good investment is quantified fussiness: when you buy, you want to hold out for the lowest price you really can buy for, and when you sell, you want to hold out for the highest price you really can receive.
June 17, 2010Mamata's dream: Turning Kolkata into London
It will take a lot more than just tinkering with the city - it's a whole new urban challenge.
June 15, 20107 successful trading rules from a master
Even if you have money management under control, have a valid system, approach or premise to act upon - you still need control of yourself.
June 14, 2010'Developing world is the story of our era'
Lawrence H Summers says the biggest story from our era will be what has happened in the developing world and in the world's emerging markets.
The real state of Kerala
Today the investments in Kerala are limited to flats.
Architects of G20: Sarkozy and Singh
France and India have become partners in building a multipolar world.
June 11, 2010Story in the life of an Indian executive
Check out your score fast, as working smart and hard does not mean you have to keep a 60 miles per hour life.
June 08, 2010Now, India gives lessons in management, strategy
Some of these learnings may appear basic or low-tech, but Indian firms are finding that their unique approach to lean manufacturing may well have global applicability in higher technology as well.
What can Tata Nano do for India?
The Nano has taken the world by storm with its simplicity, tactful engineering and the mere fact that such an audacious project could be done in a developing economy.
June 04, 2010How the madness of crowds creates asset bubbles
Ever since the global financial meltdown of 2008, and the earlier dot-com collapse, contemporary investors have grown familiar with the phenomenon of asset bubbles
June 02, 2010When stability becomes a liability
Dr Singh has shown little initiative in either disciplining or getting meaningful work out of his errant ministers belonging to coalition partners.
Rising gold prices? Blame it on the Greek debacle
Already dearer, gold is set to appreciate in the aftermath of the Greek debacle, says Mohit Satyanand.
June 01, 2010How credit cards can make money for you
Credit cards if used prudently will help you in managing your cash flow better, and at the same time, will provide you monetary benefits.
May 25, 2010New CEOs, old problems
Can the television industry's new generation work at solving its old problems?
May 21, 2010How '3 Idiots' became a top brand
The 2009 Brand Derby, threw up some interesting issues. A film, 3 Idiots, topped the chart.
May 17, 2010'Business has lost trust, so has biz education'
People are no longer sure we are educating leaders who have the requisite competence and character to fulfill the responsibilities that come with their positions of power and privilege, says Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria.
May 13, 2010Debate: Will the crisis in Europe spread?
The euro 750-bn package shows the will to protect the EU, but yoking structurally surplus nations to deficit ones makes the euro's survival risky - more capital flows to the US and emerging markets will hurt them.
May 12, 2010Get ready to pay Rs 100 cr for an Indian painting
As confidence for Indian modern art returns, prices will rise in the same proportion as they did in the last decade.
May 10, 2010Gas dispute: Precious little left for Anil's RNRL
RNRL had sought 28 mscmd of gas for 17 years at $2.34 per million British thermal units (mBtu) from Mukesh Ambani's RIL.
May 07, 2010Capitalism: A zero-sum game
Stock markets and entrepreneurism are linked and private equity is about taking the start-up to the IPO stage.
May 05, 2010Why lobbyists are back in corridors of power
Successful economic reforms should ideally result in liaison officers losing both their relevance and jobs
The gripping story of Wall Street's collapse
Halfway through the book, Lewis describes this scene in Las Vegas where, shortly before Wall Street's meltdown, investment bankers are gambling furiously.
Are telcos paying too much for 3G spectrum?
Since telcos have bid way above their comfort band, they need to get a much higher share of subscribers to use 3G services, and with significantly higher monthly billings.
May 04, 2010Meet Coke's captain in India
Coca-Cola's sports-loving CEO on the strategy that has helped him steer the soft drinks giant out of various crises.
April 30, 2010From miners to investors
Coal India wants to organise PAN cards and demat accounts for each of its 400,000 staff ahead of its IPO.
April 26, 2010Prahalad taught them to think outside the box
The India-born global management guru not only helped companies but also MBA students and faculty to think laterally.
April 20, 2010Great jobs on offer as firms cut costs!
Job opportunities arise as companies try to cut costs and conform to laws, says Joyita Chatterjee.
April 19, 2010Why marketing is like cricket!
The consumer is spending increased time on-ground and online, he is ready to consume messaging in the last mile -- the smart marketer has to evolve to stay relevant to the changed consumer, says Vijay Singh.
How to discover shares that will make you rich
Here are the key earnings ratios to look for discovering which shares will make you money.
April 05, 2010From B-school to dusty rural roads
Starting with villages in Sangli district of Maharashtra, Dharma today sells products and services.
February -March 2010