Great Jobs Drought
It isnít on, but will
soon be. Over the next few years, the 150 million people the country added
to its population in the 10 years between í75 and í85, enter the
workforce after gaining some sort of education. But there may be few jobs
going. The agriculture sector is in a mess. Small industries are either
dead or dying. And companies are loath to add to their workforce given the
countryís archaic labour laws. Even if the economy marches on at its
steady 6+ per cent rate of growth, the ranks of the unemployed will
increase by at least 70 million in the coming decade. SEVENTY MILLIONÖ.
Welcome to the decade of jobless growth.
For years, it has waited
on the sidelines. But now with import restrictions easing, Merc is moving
to tap its global portfolio and bring the force of Mitsubishi and Chrysler
to weigh in on the market.
Spell Wheels With 'C' and 'D'
Every car company worth
its wheels is ready to enter the newest segment in the car market, the D
class, but Mercedesí aggressive pricing of its C class sedan and changes
in import regulations may mean they have to rethink their marketing mix.
Case; Rathi's Defence
The Bombay High Court may
have upheld SEBIís action against Anand Rathi, but the former President
of the BSE may have a strong case after all.
Hindustan Lever says the
turnaround at Modern Foods has begun. Some employees are sceptical. Others
fear they may be axed before that happens.
vs Chhattisgarh: Wooing Investment
Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
are at the start of an exciting game. Prosperity awaits the smarter of the
two. Who will get there first?
Hope springs eternal. And
thatóhopeóis what each of the 10 companies featured here holds. Not
one of the 10 is a pure play software services company. Some are chip
design companies; others are product companies; and still others are
technology solutions companies. All belong to the first wave of Indian
companies seeking to make a leap from services to design, and then, from
design to products.
Stockmarket: Whither The Economy?
Advertising: Fifteen No More
Regulation: Taxman On Thin Ice
This is the time of the year when people get married, kids start
going to school, and families move cities. Hereís how you can manage
your money smartly doing any of these things.
A clutch of shoestring online
travel agencies isnít just racking up hits; itís raking in profits,
The Boston Consulting Groupís
Rohit Bhagat speaks about emerging tech trends.
Firstandsecondís music gambit;
Q&A with Ciscoís man in India, and other happening stuff.
Case Of Insurance Diversification
Should Pacific Mazda venture
into motor insurance? K.N. Bhandari of New India Assurance, K.C.Mishra of
National Insurance Academy, and K. Goyal of Bajaj Allianz Insurance discuss.
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Double The Pleasure
Managing one career is tough, but
some professionals have mastered the art of managing two.