Business Today Archive Mar 16, 2014 Issue

Edition: Mar 16, 2014

Cover Story

Beset by regulatory trouble, Indian Pharma is on the run

Beset by regulatory trouble, Indian Pharma is on the run

The US regulators increased scrutiny of Indian drug exporters is giving the pharmaceutical industry the jitters. Besides becoming more frequent, inspections are also more often unannounced. Adding to Indian drug makers anxiety is the nature and scope of the inspections.
Special
Ankur Warikoo was one of the first people Groupon hired to start and run its India business in 2011. Deal buying was the biggest phenomenon in cyberspace then. Warikoo's breakthrough moment came when he worked out a deal with the Taj Hotels (known for not getting into deal partnerships) in August last year.
Editors note
Whether the Gandhi scion or Modi listen or not, there's another quarter in India that has its ears full with the role of governments and regulations: Indian Pharma.
Book
The riveting tale of the man whose Apollo Hospitals transformed Indian health care
People
Starring:Ola Kallenius, Sophie Vandebroek, Kumar Raghu, Hisao Tanaka, Gurmit Singh
BT More
Soda Bottle Opener Wala at Gurgaon offers great food, in good humour.
Features
RBI under Rajan is talking of a radically new approach to achieving financial inclusion and creating a financial infrastructure for the new millennium. In his five months at the RBI's Mumbai headquarters, the central bank has come up with ideas that were never considered before.
Letters
The two stories, Made in India and Dragon on the Rampage, (March 2) made a nice package - a comparison of China, the world's manufacturing hub - with India, the emerging hub.
Case Study
This case study looks at how the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board leveraged the city's coastal location, developing a model that not only enables it to get low-cost water but also encourages private-sector participation.
Focus
The NSEL fiasco has eroded all round faith in Jignesh Shah, the promoter of the exchange. SEBI is keen on ensuring that in case Financial Technologies (FT) totters, back-up systems are in place. To avoid trading disruption in case one software provider fails, it has suggested keeping an alternative vendor.

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