CEO Jagdish Khattar has to steer his firm through a period marked by
declining margins and intense competition. Will his new turnaround plans
of marketing the 800 in smaller cities, launching new models, and entering
business like auto-finance work?
Will CEO's P.V. Narasimham's new crisis-management formula save the ailing
Policy-driven snafus force infrastructure transnationals to leave.
Long (Distance) Haul
Amid boiling competition, and a GoI threat of an early end to its monopoly
over international telephony, the company unveils its growth plans.
Telecom's Electr(on)ic Dreams
The subsidiary of electricity utility hopes to leverage its parentage and
some ambitious investment plans to become a broadband powerhouse.
To take Hindalco's acquisition of Indal to its logical denouement, K.M.
Birla investment plans to become a broadband powerhouse.
Thomas Cook Finds TCI a Tasty Morsel
Eroding margins and competition from global travel majors forces TCI to
bail out, and very much the same reasons force Thomas Cook to acquire it.
The broad quits en masse to restore the company's stock to its former
Lowe gives Lintas access to its creative fold. And, yes, a new name too.
Changing climes make the state the new El Dorado for newspapers.
An e-mail interview with WPP's Martin Sorrell
As long-distance telephony finally gets its dial tone, players look
forward to clarity on revenue sharing and operational issues.
In The Right Program?
States are drawing up impressive information technology policies. Will
these glossy brochures lead to anything?
The Driver's Seat
With several dot.coms going belly up, venture capitalists are playing a
far more active role in the running of the companies they fund. The silly
season, it would appear, is finally over.
India Remain An IT Major?
The answer depends largely on the ability of Indian organisations to free
themselves from the project trap they've gotten into, and move into areas
such as infotech services and consulting.
Mutual Funds Scorecard
The first of the BT-Mutualfundindia.com ratings look at how mutual funds
have performed in a market that's blown hot and cold on ICE (stocks).
A candid power minister Rangarajan Kumaramangalam opens up on what ails
the power sector in the country and whether the States are ready for power
Big Game, Try Cats & Dogs
Cats and dogs. That's market-speak for bottom-trawling scrips: they've hit 52-week lows and are headed northwards. It's not big game, but it's for you.
Saddled with a high-cost housing loan? No problem. There are enough financiers today who'll trade in yours for a cheaper loan.
Case Of Performance Evaluation
How should a fair and accurate appraisal system be institutionalised at Total
Industries--BT's fictional firm? William M. Mercer's Mervyn Raphael,
S.P. Jain Institute of Management Studies' A.K. Sengupta, and Lupin Lab's Satish Khanna
discuss. A BT Case Study.
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