Business Today Archive Jan 22, 2012 Issue

Edition: Jan 22, 2012

Cover Story

Home finances: 2012 to pinch more than 2011

Home finances: 2012 to pinch more than 2011

If 2011 was full of signs of an economy decelerating - high inflation, a slowdown in manufacturing and rising inventory of unsold apartments - this year will hit Indians where it hurts the most: home finances.
Special
A preview of 10 of the hottest new launches and concepts at the Auto Expo 2012 edition.
Editors note
If you have ever had the misfortune of falling flat when standing erect, you will know that dreadful sensation of the ground rushing up to meet you. That is how India's economy feels.
Deal Watch
Force Motors, headed by Abhay N. Firodia, Chairman, will exit from Man Force Trucks or MFT, its five-year-old joint venture with Germany's MAN Truck & Bus AG, or MAN.
Reporters Diary
Suddenly, unisex salons are everywhere.
Book
The book spells out succinctly where the US is slipping up.
People
Starring: Deepak Mehrotra, Harsh Mariwala, Pallavi S. Shroff, Poornima Shenoy, Sunil Dutt, Jean-Claude Monachon
Leadership Spotlight
Ajay Bijli, CMD, PVR shares his leadership style.
Features
Though they compete fiercely, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy - each one a giant - came together in July 2010 to share their best practices, in a bid to improve efficiency and bring down rising operating costs.
Jobs
The latest Business Today-TeamLease survey says 2012 is going to be tougher for jobseekers.
Letters
The 20th anniversary issue (Change, January 8, 2012) is a collector's delight. As a regular reader of the magazine, I found it sported a new look for this special issue.
Event
The sprawling course at the Eagleton Golf Village near Bangalore played perfect host to the BT-Honda Pro-Am tournament.
Technology
This year will see a host of new service providers who will offer better and cheaper connectivity for high-speed data.
Focus
The Ambani re-union at Chorwad shows there is a long way to go for reconciliation.
Chiaroscuro
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, seen with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, has sealed a $15 billion currency swap line with India, expected to support the falling rupee.
Smart executive
This new year, turn to the old fables to improve your work habits.

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