Business Today Archive May 3, 2009 Issue

Edition: May 3, 2009

Cover Story

Broadband bet

Qualcomm is betting on its Kayak phonecum-computer device and Snapdragon chip to engineer a broadband revolution In India. Will it work?

Money
A SEBI committee moots physical settlement in derivatives. But the markets may not be ready for the transition yet.

In This Issue
While financial services giants have posted huge losses overseas, they are either making substantial profits or planning ambitious expansions in India.

Special
IT, ITES worst-hit; Healthcare and Pharma in welcome uptick.

Editors note
The common link in all the mobile phone advertisements today from Idea, Airtel, Aircel, LG and Vodafone is that none emphasises what most customers think to be the core value of the product: making and receiving calls.
Top Mind
Know about this new service from HP which allows anyone and everyone to print their very own magazine. Even if they want a single copy!
Noted
Ratan Tata is voted as ‘India Inc.’s Most Powerful CEO’ by The Economic Times Corporate Dossier’s Most Powerful CEOs Survey.
Book
A book on India and China—and not on India vs China—that is practical and incisive.

Treadmill
Why is the abdominal crunch the most popular abs exercise ever? The answer: ’Coz it’s easy! Unfortunately, it’s hardly as effective as it’s touted to be!
BT More
Does the arrival of Lafite Rothschild in China herald a turnaround in a country where the most popular brand, called Great Wall, is reminiscent of rocket fuel?

People
Few know of his passion for cricket, but 42-year-old Ajay Bijli, CMD, PVR, is doing everything to offer a sporting experience—in whatever form.
Leadership Spotlight
Nusli Wadia is still fighting his battles and emerging stronger from them. His latest victory, after three years of sparring: a separation from French major Groupe Danone, which had a 25.48 per cent stake in foods major Britainnia, with Wadia holding another 25.48 per cent. Wadia now has sole control over Britannia.
Trends
A survey by a mobile commerce solutions company says Indians are finally using their mobile phones to pay bills and buy movie tickets.

Current
The success of Tata Tea’s Jaago Re campaign may inspire many more companies to elevate their advertising to an intellectual plane.

Features
For three decades, the three Ks—Kothari, Kampani and Kotak—ruled The Street. Today, Kothari has hung up his gloves, Kampani is in the eye of a storm and Kotak is building a bank—ending an era of home-grown dealmakers. Rachna M. Koppikar goes into the details.
Back of the Book
Top quality Italian cheese is being produced in rural Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Tejeesh N.S. Behl feeds on mozzarella, scamorza and other varieties to unravel the secret of this success.
Columns
There is a helping hand for the IMF and some progress has been made on trade. The G-20 summit managed to forge a consensus on some thorny issues after a brainstorming session.

Letters
When business the world over is being walloped by the economic crisis, India’s Mini Global Champs (BT, April 19) offers grounds for hope. In looking for bright spots when many American and European MNCs are on the ropes, these select Indian companies are able to build on their growth acceleration stories.
60 minutes
Stephen Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia, is widely recognised as one of the most seasoned economists in the world. Known for his bearish forecasts, Roach’s research covers a broad range of topics, with particular emphasis on globalisation and the emergence of China.

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