Business Today Archive May 29, 2011 Issue

Edition: May 29, 2011

Cover Story

India Inc discovers Africa

India Inc discovers Africa

At 4.9% compound annual growth rate of its GDP, Africa is the world's third fastest growing region. As corporate India slowly wades through, it discovers a continent full of opportunity, peril and the Chinese.
Money
Like precious metals, base metals too can give good returns if the timing is right.
Editors note
Our stock markets are stumbling, and profit margins are being squeezed by inflation and rising interest rates. You don't hear the word overheating much in India, but that is precisely what is happening. In this season of mangoes, the aam admi is getting clobbered.
Reporters Diary
The unique feature of Natural Ice Cream's offerings is that they contain no artificial flavours, no preservatives or stabilisers, only fresh fruit pulp or dry fruits. We find out the reason for the brand's popularity with ice-cream lovers.
Book
The author insists the world is not as globalised as we believe, says Srivatsa Krishna.
People
In the 21 months that Timothy John Roemer was the United States' Ambassador to India, the former Democratic Congressman saw bilateral ties between the two countries strengthen considerably.
Leadership Spotlight
Chairman of SAIL, C.S. Verma talks about his leadership style.
Features
A surge in prices has transformed cotton farmers' lives, helped by Bt Cotton in no small measure.
Columns
Young people can go a long way in fostering their potential provided they get sufficient incentives to start off.
Jobs
What to do if you are stuck in an industry with little room for advancement.
Drive
Its once-prized Logan is now the Mahindra Verito, but the Renault brand will return in May with the Fluence, says Kushan Mitra.
Letters
Your cover story, India's Hottest Young Executives made for an interesting read. One couldn't agree more with what your introduction stated - that the country's demographic tilt favours youth.
Technology
Forget email, the government wants to control your activity on the Internet.
Focus
Former civil aviation minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy says the merger of Air India with Indian Airlines is at the root of the airline's current troubles.
Chiaroscuro
Infosys got a new chairman in K.V. Kamath but its three remaining founders - Kris Gopalakrishnan, N.R. Narayana Murthy, and S.D. Shibulal - stay on at its helm.

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