Business Today Archive February 22, 2009 Issue

Edition: February 22, 2009

Money
The Chairman of PFRDA, Dhirendra Swarup, talks about the new pension scheme that will offer safe and balanced growth.
In This Issue
Many corporate leaders say faith in God and their spiritual beliefs have helped them cope with hard times. Can it also help a business grow, make CEOs more focussed on their jobs and help a company in times of economic slowdown? Shalini S. Dagar finds out.
Special
In every game there are dark horses and the stock market is no exception. In the 2004-07 bull run, it was the mid-cap and small-cap stocks which outperformed the broad market.
Editors note
When a large-scale robbery takes place, the first reaction of the public is not of cursing the robber, but that of blaming the police. How did the police not have a whiff of the theft?
Top Mind
What is the noise all about?
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales wants to control user edits on the hitherto open online encyclopaedia.
Policy Watch
The failure of Satyam’s independent directors has exposed the ineffectiveness of the policy.
Noted
Hiked: By India’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki, the prices of popular A-Star, Swift, DZire and SX4 models, due to increased input costs and the appreciation of the Japanese yen vis-à-vis the Indian rupee. The price hikes range between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000. However, the company has left the prices of M800, Omni, Alto, WagonR, Zen Estilo, Gypsy, Versa and Grand Vitara untouched.
Deal Watch
Deal of the month
In another deal in the telecom infrastructure, Tata Teleservices merged its telecom tower arm, Wireless Tata Telecom Infrastructure, with SREI Group company, Quippo Telecom Infrastructure.
Reporters Diary
Shrimp and prawn farming, once big business in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, is on the verge of collapse. But the White Prawn may herald a new boom.
Treadmill
In a hospital, using outdated information is considered malpractice; in a gym, it’s standard operating procedure. Don’t believe it?
Printed Circuit
Gets Fancy The New Asus Eee S101 is a good machine but it’s also expensive.
People

Margaret L. “Peggy” Johnson, 46, runs a couple of miles every day. The Executive Vice President for Qualcomm’s business for the Americas and India has run numerous full and half marathons in England and Ireland.

 

Leadership Spotlight
January was an eventful month for A.M. Naik, chairman and managing director, L&T. The spotlight was firmly on the 66-year-old for a host of reasons— first due to L&T’s obvious interest in acquiring Satyam, then came the Padma Bhushan recognition and finally the company’s stellar performance in third quarter against odds.
Trends
Falling inflation is good, but not when it comes with falling investment, income and jobs.
Current
A huge funding gap threatens to stall India’s biggest airport project. What are the funding options before DIAL that has a March 2010 deadline to meet?
Features
After five years of high growth, exports are in a slump leading to massive income and job losses. The situation will get worse before it gets better.
Jobs
To capture compensation trends in corporate India, Business Today collaborated with the Delhi-based research consultancy, Omam Consultants, to collect data on salaries across a range of industries and companies.
Letters
The Satyam scandal may have taken everyone by surprise, though it wasn’t entirely unforeseen (BT cover, February 8).
Event
88 corporate bigwigs faced off at our annual golf event. Winners will play the championship finals to be held in Delhi.

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