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Bite sees spectre of a slowdown Last fortnight, when the Board of India Today Economists (BITE) met for a brainstorming session on the Indian economy and its general direction, there was broad consensus that a slowdown seemed to be developing, though the board members were divided on the nomenclature— a definitive slowdown or an anticipated soft-landing? But regardless of the language, the Board expected economic growth to moderate to 8.5 per cent from 9.4 per cent.
Net4 launches .Asia domain name Call it a logical progression if you will. After successfully launching the .in domain name in 2005, Net4, India’s leading IP communications service provider, has tied-up with DotAsia Organisation to launch the first Asia-based generic top-level domain .asia.
Slowing down? Even as overseas funds continue to rush into India, Indians themselves are wondering what is happening to the economy?
Instan TIP The fortnight’s burning question.
"AIM is ideal for small cap firms" AIM is an ideal platform for small cap companies and offers them a wider investor base and greater liquidity.
Marketers go long on cricket derivates Relief is at hand for those advertisers who want to be part of cricket, but find participation difficult due to the stiff rates charged for live action.
What exactly are these ads saying? Are advertisements, in today's time, creating a balance between what they should be communicating and what they actually communicate?
"India is among our 4 top markets" BBC has been broadcasting news in India for decades but this is the first time that a Director-General of BBC is visiting India.
Low-cost airlines are all hiking fares Gone are the days of cheap air travel in India. After the recent spike in ticket prices of low-cost airlines by 8-10 per cent, a lot of people who until recently flew by these carriers are now finding it cheaper to travel by train.
Local search maybe getting too hot On a hot day 18 months ago, serial technology entrepreneur Kiran Konduri found himself in Delhi looking for the contact details of Cotton World, a specialty garment retailer.
Intel India Readies for Round 2 It has been a tough couple of years for Intel in India. The integrated chipmaker has been rocked by withdrawn R&D projects.
Global PE biggies setting up shop in India Thanks to the economic boom and the rising consumer market in India, the action in the private equity space is increasing by the day.
Are interest rates headed downwards? Last fortnight, many banks, among them the largest private and public sector banks—ICICI Bank and State Bank of India—cut interest rates on auto, home and other loans for new borrowers up to the end of the month.
Investing abroad a click away ICICI Direct’s recent tie-up with Penson Financial Services of US for launching overseas trading on its platform has resulted in a flurry of activity among the broking houses.
M&A wave to stay buoyant It’s now confirmed. India’s appetite for global expansion is not a short-term phenomenon and the trend is expected to gather force over the next five years.
TV viewing to get more expensive Get ready to pay more for another staple of your daily life: TV viewing. If a recent TRAI proposal is implemented, Conditional Access System (CAS) users in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata could soon end up paying 4 per cent or more for their monthly subscriptions.
Lose your nosy neighbours Here’s another carrot that real estate developers are using to entice buyers— several realtors, especially in Bangalore, are offering no-neighbour apartments to attract big-spending customers to their properties.
India's oil economy By holding on to oil prices, the government is only deferring the shock.
Polls and the Sensex Conventional wisdom says the stock markets hate political uncertainty and that investors become nervous beforegeneral elections.
Top of mind: click it, print it What is it? Snapfish (available at www.snapfish.co.in) is a site promoted by HP that allows users to store and take prints of their digital photos.
Forget PCs, use SMS to search What is it? Searching for the number of a restaurant, but can’t find it? You can now query your search on SMS and send it to 54664 (5GOOG) and get results from Google’s recently-launched local search in India.
Economy watch Soaring coal prices will impact industry, especially those dependent on coal-fired power.
Own a jet,and the runway too Private jet owners in India might be allowed their own airport and runways. The government is working on a policy that will make it possible soon.
New deal for land oustees Acquisition of land for developing large new projects might now come with a different flavour, offering greater flexibility to the developer as well as the land oustee.
FDI overhaul soon The government plans to quickly open up the services segment of the aviation business. As part of the FDI policy review, it plans to allow 100 per cent FDI in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business, where companies like Boeing and Airbus have shown keen interest.
Newsmaker It’s rewarding to be a climatologist these days, especially if you are as passionate about nature as Rajendra Kumar Pachauri.
"To be precise" “We see it (Facebook) as a project and as a community where people are actually having fun with each other, rather than paying to have fun or thinking that someone is running this as a professional enterprise”