DECEMBER 7, 2003
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The Best Banks
This year's BT-KPMG survey of India's Best Banks has several surprises, many of them in the form of rejuvenated public sector banks.

Rankings
Plus a note on how exactly this table came to be. Read More

HDFC Bank: Numero Uno
It is not the biggest, but simply the best. How come? Try quality. In earnings, deposit base, credit profile, technology adoption the works. Read More

The Public Sector Strikes Back
India's PSU banks have finally shaken off the socialist era's lethargy and started performing to modern banking standards. Well, almost. Read More

The Best Banks In Numbers
A neat overview of the survey for the statisticallyand snapshot-inclined. Read More

Interview

Consolidation is on its
way in India's financial
sector, according to
Y.V. Reddy, Governor,
RBI, in an exclusive
interview with BT.

Read More

Are You Being Served?
Kotak Mahindra Bank is
busy making the most
of its late entrance—
by differentiating the
very relationship it
has with customers.
Read More

Beyond Numbers
Banks will need to
change the way they
measure performance,
says a KPMG team.

Read More

Jewel In The Crown
In less than a decade, CDC's Donald Peck
has turned the British development institution
into one of India's most successful venture
capital firms.
more...
"Matrix" Revolutions
Here it is, the BT-Omam Junior
Management Salary Survey 2003.
As firms go flat, junior executives
earn more. more...

Indian Auto: Going Global
The Indian auto is raring to vroom its way into international markets. It's not just a matter of ambition; it is also a matter of newfound competitiveness. more...

  Sex And Ethics
Are women CEOs more ethical than their
male counterparts? Five voices invited by
BT for a panel discussion respond in
unison.
more...
 
 
Consumer As Art Patron
Is the consumer a show-me-the-features value seeker? Or is she also an art patron? Maybe it's time to face up to it.

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Brand Vitality
Timex, the 'Billennium brand', sells durability no more. Its new get-with-it game is to think ahead of the curve.


Ad Asia 2003
Round-up

The Indian ad industry came back from Jaipur enlightened. True or false? Hmmm. To answer this question, BT Online recounts everything that happened that could have even a marginal bearing on the subject. It would be simpler to answer in a word, but then, this is about advertising...

Q&A:
Christopher Prox

Here's the man famous for advising Nokia to keep its cellphone handsets 'human', on brand innovation.
 

Banks To Bank On
If you want to put your money on banks
rather than just in them, here are some
options.
more...
 

Up In Five Days
Thought McDonald's was king of branch-opening speed? Well, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank take just five days to set up a branch. more...
 
Wal-Mart After Sam
Wal-Mart's growth after Mr Sam, a survival kit for working moms, and a couple of how-to books on self motivation. more...
 

Top Dog!
If you need any reconfirmation that advertising works, ask Cheeka, the little pug who's been following a lot of cellphones around.
more...

People
Scott Bayman's greener pastures; Venu Srinivasan's 4-stroke stardom; Alisha Chauhan's V-trinity; J. Murugavel's marital mission; and Sandeep Goyal's Dentsu life.
more...
 
Column by Ashvin Parekh
Global Leaders Reengineering Corporations
Leadership Secrets by M.S. Kapur

The Big Bang Theory
Is Ad Asia, India's third continental advertising jamboree ever, just the thing to propel the Indian ad industry into a period of super-growth? Or is it just a case of noise, and just that?
more...

Plain Vanilla? Yes, But It Pays
Indian cash croppers discover a new flavour to money: vanilla.
more...

Out With K, In With J
Expect a J-rush now that a new crop of
J-soaps are stealing the TRPs from the
K-ones.
more...

Call Drop
With the bureaucracy delaying the sanction of the 2.5 million additional lines that BSNL has applied for, India's largest telecom operator struggles to service its new CellOne subscribers.
more...

Overseas Execs On Indian Payrolls
Executive postings are going global just as India Inc is. These postings are worth more than you might think.
In The Cut
Help, Tarun!
Automation For The People
Points Of Authority
more...

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