- If 2011 was full of signs of an economy decelerating - high inflation, a slowdown in manufacturing and rising inventory of unsold apartments - this year will hit Indians where it hurts the most: home finances.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, seen with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, has sealed a $15 billion currency swap line with India, expected to support the falling rupee.
Ajay Bijli, CMD, PVR shares his leadership style.
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The latest Business Today-TeamLease survey says 2012 is going to be tougher for jobseekers.
The book spells out succinctly where the US is slipping up.
This new year, turn to the old fables to improve your work habits.
The sprawling course at the Eagleton Golf Village near Bangalore played perfect host to the BT-Honda Pro-Am tournament.
In November, Chief Minister Mayawati had pushed through a resolution in the state assembly to this effect, without taking into consideration economic and administrative issues. Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories has reached an agreement with the US health regulator to lift a ban on import of drugs from its certain factories in India. Indian companies could reap huge profits with the generic copies of drugs that are set to go off-patent between 2012 and 2016. A snapshot of what the top six stand to gain. There is a general feeling in this country that economic reforms means FDI. If you do something for FDI, then you are a great reformer, says Yashwant Sinha, BJP leader and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, in Mint. Pipavav Defence promoters hope to cut their pledged shares by half by March. Most seem perturbed by the relentless media coverage of the arrest of Rajat Gupta on insider trading charges as well as his portrayal in sections of the US media as greedy and dishonest. The central bank makes it easier for Indian companies to raise funds overseas. An compelling camera Canon Powershot s100 and a mini tablet Samsung Galaxy Note. The company is fighting the case on the basis of the group holding just 2.15 per cent in Loop Telecom, which nullifies criminal and civil wrongdoing. The Ambani re-union at Chorwad shows there is a long way to go for reconciliation.
Force Motors, headed by Abhay N. Firodia, Chairman, will exit from Man Force Trucks or MFT, its five-year-old joint venture with Germany's MAN Truck & Bus AG, or MAN.
Suddenly, unisex salons are everywhere.
Though they compete fiercely, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy - each one a giant - came together in July 2010 to share their best practices, in a bid to improve efficiency and bring down rising operating costs. Once starved of choices, the Indian consumer now has a plethora of them. They are thus influencing the way marketers shape and position their products and brands. Read how products and brands adjust to this new reality and market items mostly the way consumers want them. Ajaita Shah's Frontier Markets uses village-level community workers to sell solar energy products. Six of the eight Indians in Thinkers50, a global listing of the world's best business minds, give sharp takes on their respective areas of expertise.
This year will see a host of new service providers who will offer better and cheaper connectivity for high-speed data.
The 20th anniversary issue (Change, January 8, 2012) is a collector's delight. As a regular reader of the magazine, I found it sported a new look for this special issue.
If you have ever had the misfortune of falling flat when standing erect, you will know that dreadful sensation of the ground rushing up to meet you. That is how India's economy feels.
With demand for cheap cars rising, Hyundai's Indian plants are set to exceed capacity - a challenge for a facility that makes more than 1,000 variants of cars. For long confined to doing low-end work, Indian companies have emerged as suppliers of critical components to the world's best and biggest carmakers. A few global carmakers have tasted success with cars designed in India, but most are just starting to make inroads into R&D here. A preview of 10 of the hottest new launches and concepts at the Auto Expo 2012 edition.