Of India Inc.
For corporates, the past
year has been anything but easy. First, the internet bubble continued to
burst, taking down with it telecom and software stocks. Then, old economy
companies—slammed by poor consumer demand—found themselves staring
into the abyss of a recession. The result: The BT 500’s top 10 companies
lost a staggering Rs 40,000 crore in market value over 1999-2000. Was
shareholder value lost? No doubt. Will shareholder value be regained? No
The BT-500 Methodology
It’s no rocket science,
but pure (and lots of) number crunching. So, we let our able partner in
the project, CMIE, do that, while BT’s reporters focused on helping you
make sense of the numbers.
The BT-500 In Picture
A snapshot of the top
losers and gainers, sectoral stars, multinational fortunes, and how value
multiples differ across the spectrum. Plus, stock valuations that beat us,
and how the BT-500 top 10 fared in the first half of 2001-02. You’ll be
The BT-500 List
Here’s a feast for the
numbers hungry. The complete BT-500 companies, including everything that
you wanted to know about your stock—its rankings sliced every which way—but
didn’t know who to ask.
India's Most Valuable
Companies 1 to 100
India's Most Valuable Companies 101 to 200
India's Most Valuable Companies 201 to 300
India's Most Valuable Companies 301 to 400
India's Most Valuable Companies 401 to 500
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A Beginning Has Been Made
Great FI Heist
industry-politics nexus, and sheer mismanagement have brought India’s
great lending institutions to the brink of a financial disaster. If their
mountain-load of bad loans implodes, the economy will be staring at its
worst crisis ever.
Leader: Making Sense Of The Market
Wheels, 40 Tonnes, And An IQ 120+
Cost Of Infinite Justice
China Syndrome: Wheelin'
What do successful women do with their money? Of
course, spend, but then they make smart investments too.
With the outlook on the Sensex uncertain and ignored
bullion suddenly looking attractive, investors may feel the need to
shuffle, shuffle, shuffle.
Life in the dotcom content
factories is like a new economy fool’s tale: All content and no
substance. To find a new meaning, content providers are looking offline.
Not sex, but Nostradamus, CNN,
World Trade Center and, of course, Osama bin Laden. Plus, Indian insurers
get (not the flu) but handhelds.
Case of Troubled Diversification
Having invested expensive debt into new
projects given to overruns, Peekay Steels must now find a way out of the
interest squeeze to ensure survival. A.K. Sengupta of SPJIMR, S. Biswas of
Accenture, and V. Sett of Hughes Telecom debate on Peekay's way ahead. A
us your solution
which scrutinises the problems in companies like yours. We'll showcase the
best solutions on-line.
Demotions and pay cuts rear their ugly
head in corporate India. Desperate employees have no choice but to stay
Of The Book
Wine To Dine For
Mating Indian foods with wine is
fast becoming every Indian’s favourite gourmet game.
Revival By Pradeep Chanda
Legal Counselling By Diljeet Titus
Leadership Secrets By Sanjay Jain