Is Sentiment = Growth?
Consumers are happy; the
markets are buoyant; and business confidence is up. But can a surfeit of
positive sentiment translate into growth?
tete-a-tete with Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.
T.N. Srinivasan’s take on the budget.
the markets will respond in the long-term to the budget.
budget has been kind to corporates and individuals.
The Big Six
future of the six sectors impacted most by the budget: foods &
beverages, petrochem, banking & finance, automotive, agriculture, and
year’s Railway Budget seems to eschew realism in favour of populism.
growing presence in Hindi soundtracks, new low-end brand, and a
best-selling international collection have contributed to Sony Music’s
Murugappa Group is still bullish on the sector as its acquisitive
Race For VSNL
clutch of companies, domestic and transnational, express interest in the
Swatch articulating its plans for the sub-Rs 1,000 segment of the watch
market, the action picks up.
B's B2B Strategy
mail-order company reinvents itself as a fulfilment specialist for dotcoms..
may still scuttle a deal that makes great business sense.
there’s a way, demonstrate cellular service providers as they make
pragmatic plans for life ahead if the courts decide against them.
MUL Divestment: The Pluses
GoI’s divestment-route may be convoluted but there is a significant
upside to it.
Meakin's Cereal Aspirations
by the (limited) success of it cereals, the liquor major eyes processed
Anthem's Coming Back Into Vogue
a few disastrous years, Anthem/TBWA is making a comeback.
Snaps Up Click
Finance acquires profitable B2B site Auctionindia as part of a composite
The Cat Is Out Of The Bag
You Need To Know About Free Holidays
Best Handsets... The Best Packages
Smart Way To Go Wireless.
with India’s largest private internet network, CEO R. Ramaraj believes
Sify can make a go of it. But the facts are scary: a sluggish topline,
looming competition in its staple corporate connectivity business, plus
investors who want to see profits by year end.
Sense Of Organised Medicine
healthcare business models have failed because they’ve not approached
the business from the neighbour-hood-clinic end. Now, two new entrants are
planning to do just that.
Case Of The Insurance Merger
Speed or size? What will yield
a sharper edge in the non-life insurance industry tomorrow? Arthur
Andersen's Ashwin Parekh, IIM Bangalore's R.
Vaidyanathan, and General Insurers (Public Sector) Association's
(GIPSA) T. Lakshmanan discuss.
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gateways are a critical link in e-commerce. BT dot.com looks at the
dynamics of the business in India.
direct internet access systems; an interview with Anupam Gupta of
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