Business Today Archive January 27, 2008 Issue

Edition: January 27, 2008

Money
When Mutual Fund investors started out at the beginning of 2007, many viewed the year ahead with circumspection. It has been a great year for mutual funds, but some stood out from the others.
In This Issue
India’s handful of innovation-driven pharma companies are running through hundreds of crores of rupees in their endeavour to put a new drug on the global market. There have been a few setbacks along the way, but nobody’s giving up—not yet.
Special
Yes, the stock markets have been on a roll for four years now and the Sensex is at 20,000 plus. But a surging economy is expected to keep the FIIs interested in India this year.
Editors note
The outcome in drug discovery may be fraught with many more uncertainties than a game of chess is-after all, in chess you or your opponent can win or both end a game in a draw.
Editorial
Among the many industries that cater to our wants and needs, pharmaceuticals has to be the most unique.
Top Mind
They are derivatives contracts introduced by both NSE and BSE to improve liquidity and attract more retail investors.
Policy Watch
SEBI is making renewed efforts to crack down on the menace of insider trading.
News Maker
Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), admits that he isn’t a sprightly young man anymore, but the 52-year-old has been tying up deals with a slew of international manufacturers.
Noted
The United Nations has registered the Metro (guided largely by Managing Director E. Sridharan, pictured alongside) under the clean development mechansim, enabling it to claim carbon credits.
Reporters Diary
In Madhya Pradesh, Sardar Sarovar oustees are still battling corrupt officials and greedy middlemen to claim fair and prompt rehabilitation.
Book
A voice of reason in a world swept up in the (Tom) Friedman mantra.
Treadmill
There are some workout myths that refuse to die. In Fact, they are so universal that they give rise to ill-founded arguments.
BT More
With the arrival of Ferretti in India, luxury yachts are the topic of boardroom conversations. Which are the best yachts in India and how much do they cost? BT MORE helps you find out.
Printed Circuit
Nokia sends BT’s reviewer a briefcase full of tech goodies.
People
This has all the makings of a picture-perfect dream. Punj Lloyd’s Chairman Atul Punj has launched the group’s Photographic Foundation and its first limited edition calendar for the year 2008.
Leadership Spotlight
Over the last 12 months, the 70-year-old Chairman of the Tata Group has wrested back the position of #1 Indian business house.
Trends
The multilateral system that has underpinned world trade for over 50 years is facing serious challenges.
Current
Planning to sign up for the do-not-call registry or already have? Don’t bother. Marketers have figured out another way to reach you, the mobile phone user.
Features
Kingfisher and Deccan are like chalk and cheese, with different operating philosophies and different target segments. The two airlines have different business models and cater to different passenger segments. What, then, is the rationale behind their merger?
Back of the Book
In a bid to take their delicacies to a larger audience, Bengal’s sweet makers are adding a dash of international flavour.
Jobs
Surge in demand for auto design engineers.
Letters
21 for 21 was compiled well and includes leaders and entrepreneurs from non-conventional sectors as well.
Event
The Business Today-Aditya Birla Group Acumen 2007 finals saw the best B-school talent quiz and debate about women, mile-high clubs and breaking the glass ceiling, among other things.
60 minutes
As the Chairman and CEO of the $35 billion PepsiCo, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, 52, has her hands full, even though she is visiting her hometown for a vacation. In a free-wheeling interview with Rahul Sachitanand, she discusses her plans for PepsiCo, the industry and even her beloved baseball team, the New York Yankees.

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