Business Today Archive December 26, 2010 Issue

Edition: December 26, 2010

Money
Your life is not cheap, but term policies are. They make the best sense if you are looking for peace of mind.
Special
The rapid income expansion in small towns and villages is pushing retailers to tap opportunities away from the big cities.
Editors note
The good news is that India's banks are trying to achieve more of that financial inclusion, and that they have grown quietly and steadily even during - and despite - the global meltdown.
Deal Watch
Energy and environment solutions provider Thermax acquired Danish boiler and waste heat recovery systems maker Danstoker A/S and its German subsidiary Omnical Kessel for Rs 187 crore ($41.4 million).
Book
The book is a drab rendering of an exciting story, says Shamni Pande.
People
Starring Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; R.H. Patil and H. Patil, Jalgaon farmers; Tomasso Cavalli, Promoter, Roberto Cavalli Vodka; Y.V. Reddy, Former RBI Governor; Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman, McCann Erickson Worldgroup India; Anshul Singhal, President, Commercial, JSW Severfield Structures
Features
The fastest expanding business in the Indian accounting fraternity revolves around fraud. Fraud is ballooning so fast in corporate India that audit firms cannot keep pace.
Columns
Industrial growth will moderate but the economic recovery will now be driven by agriculture and services.
Jobs
More firms adopt flexible work hours to secure talent and improve productivity but mindsets remain the challenge.
Letters
Pester Power (BT cover, December 12) is a vivid account of the consumerist culture casting its spell on our children and teenagers.
Technology
This issue we review Samsung's answer camera to the iPad and the new Apple notebook
Utility
Speakers screwed into a bulb holder and connected without wires. Welcome to 3D sound courtesy Snap Networks.
Focus
Systemic corruption in India can be fixed by making public servants accountable, argues Nagarajan Vittal.

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