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Business Today, December 22, 1998The Best Cities
What makes a city a business bastion? Or makes a business a cluster? Indian cities have been caught in thee vortex of business transformation even as its social infrastructure has  become  a metropolis' biggest competitive advantage.

A Cyber View
Nestled in the Deccan is a city that may soon be India's biggest infotech cluster.

The Interview
Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, says that although governments may change, Hyderabad's destiny won't.

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Is Bridgestone Really on a Roll?
By betting a huge capacity on the relatively small market for passenger-car radials, thee global tyre-maker runs the risk of spreading itself too flat.

Who Will Bottle up Herbertsons?
As Vijay Mallya and Kishore Chhabria decide to openly fight it out, SEBI's decision could prove crutial.

Can the BPL Group Emerge Unscathed?
Apart from falling production-levels, a strike is threatening BPL's advantage as a low cost manufacturer.

Is ANZ Ready for the Grind Ahead?
Only if roster-pruning coincides with mindset changes and a leveraging of bank's enviable retail network.

Could Ceat Have Retreaded its Accounts?
The tyre-maker may be restructuring its investment portfolio, but that too is boosting its bottomline.

Electrex Drills a Powerful Niche
Anant Hegde has sized up the power tools market, but he thinks differently to become a world class player.


Case Study: The Case of the Training Centre
Neelkant Rao, the 55 year old CEO of Sankalp Electrical, was in two minds even as he tried to create a new future for his organisation. Mastek's Ashank Desai and Arvind Mills' Ganesh Shermon debate the CEO's dilemma.

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Interview: Integration Will Give Way To Orchestration
"With both information and communications being virtually free, companies now have options they never had before, and this offers them an advantage to the traditional proprietary relationships" says Carl Stern, the CEO of the Boston Consulting Group.

The Buyback Yo-yoanza
The CFO's guide to managing share buybacks. A strong management, a happy shareholder, a robust strategy and a healthy company. That is what the buyback promises to deliver if it is used strategically.
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Investigation: Trapped In The Forest Fire
Suddenly, Suresh Prabhu, the powerful Union Environment Minister, finds his clean-'n'-green reputation going up in a blaze of irate investors, court cases, and political vendetta.


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