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  • The Business Today-YES Bank Best CFO Survey & Awards entered its third year. This year, we introduced two new awards - Best CFO of an MNC, and Best Woman CFO.
Focus L&T Mutual Fund faces challenges with the Fidelity deal

L&T Mutual Fund faces challenges with the Fidelity deal

Has Fidelity sold a troubled asset, or has L&T Mutual Fund brought distress upon itself?

Is Delhi's IGI Airport set to be world's costliest?

Since the airports passed on to private hands in January 2006, new levies collected from airlines and passengers have often sparked protests.

Review: Angry Birds Space and LG Hom-Bot 2.0

Play the latest iteration of Angry Birds or try a robotic vacuum cleaner.

Hiring set to resume in retail, FMCG and financial sectors

The latest Business Today-TeamLease survey projects an increase in recruitment in retail and financial sectors during the April-June 2012 quarter. However, the outlook is not that rosy for the rest.

Roundup: Events of the fortnight

The IPL season has kicked off, but advertisers are yet to get excited. Advertisement rates are 15 per cent below last year.

Control Risks' Richard Fenning says India is a much more liberal place to do business

Richard Fenning, CEO of risk consultancy Control Risks, makes a living by advising companies on risks associated with business in an unfamiliar environment.

How different things work

There has been a fresh outbreak of swine flu this year, with over 309 cases, including 23 deaths, being reported so far.

Internet driven economic growth is set to rise exponentially

Internet driven economic growth is set to rise exponentially across the G-20 countries, including India, says a Boston Consulting Group survey.

Adarsh Scam chronlogy

The events that led to Adarsh scam.

Tatra Trucks Alleged Kickback Offer: Who said what

As a minister, I cannot act just on a complaint… I did not get any written complaint at any stage, says A.K. Antony, Union Defence Minister, in Parliament

Maaza tops the list of 20 most watched ads in feb 2012

Maaza tops the list of 20 most watched ads in feb 2012
Technology India has the second largest number of Facebook users in the world

India has the second largest number of Facebook users in the world

Facebook's success is in stark contrast to the paltry memberships of India-specific social networks, which many companies have tried to set up.

Will firms succeed in changing Indian education via tablets?

The tablet has become all the rage in education. By packing a student's entire curriculum within its hardware, or allowing her to access it from the cloud - remote servers - it threatens to make the schoolbag obsolete.
Executive Health Waking up early, working out regularly helps greatly in good health

Waking up early, working out regularly helps greatly in good health

Wake early, work out daily, and eat a healthy breakfast to stay fit.
Book Edward Glaeser's book on cities has great relevance for India

Edward Glaeser's book on cities has great relevance for India

Edward Glaeser's book on cities has great relevance for India.
People People who made news last fortnight

People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Ravi Rishi,  Tarun Khanna, Sachin Dev Duggal, Anirudh Sharma, V.O. Vinayagam, Jay Meattle
Careers Companies rely on innovative means for assessing job applicants

Companies rely on innovative means for assessing job applicants

Assessment tools provide a useful filter even if their use requires companies to cast their nets much wider than before.
Features Global hotel chains learn Indian tricks to combat fall in demand

Global hotel chains learn Indian tricks to combat fall in demand

Despite occupancy in Indian hotels falling to 60 per cent last year, these hotel chains insist India is the world's second-fastest growing hospitality market after China.

Fuel shortage, bankrupt utilities are ruining India's industries

Coal shortage in the country in 2011-12 was around 54 million tonnes, the generation loss due to which was 8.73 billion units in the first 11 months up to February.

Uninor subscriber base increases despite 2G verdict, licence cancellation

The company has been handed the death sentence. So why are more people buying its connection than Airtel's or Vodafone's?

Why TV broadcasters still bet big money on cricket when it's losing viewership

Just when it seems to be in decline, cricket manages to bounce back. One victory changes everything and all the bad memories are wiped clean.

Cisco CEO John Chambers confesses being an optimist on India from a market perspective

With some deft cost cutting, which included laying off 6,500 people in 2011 and getting out of businesses such as the Flip video camera unit, Cisco CEO John Chambers has restored the company to health.

Budget 2012-13 set to ruin business confidence index for Apr-June quarter

Business confidence, which had just begun to recover, took a fresh hit with the unveiling of Budget 2012/13, as corporate houses grappled with the uncertainty and the impact of the new tax policies, says Business Today-C fore's latest survey.

Why Harsh Goenka is leading his part of RPG empire firmly towards foreign shores

By 2015, its Chairman Harsh Goenka wants more than half of his group revenues to come from overseas. "There is a certain frustration with the hassle of doing business in India - the red-tapism and the corruption," he says.
Editors note 'Search for India's Best CFO winners was extremely rigorous'

'Search for India's Best CFO winners was extremely rigorous'

The search for India's Best CFO winners across 10 categories was extremely rigorous and meticulous and we assembled a stellar jury in analysing financials across three years.
Energy Hunt for liquefied natural gas

Hunt for liquefied natural gas

India, the third biggest consumer of natural gas in Asia, is looking beyond its borders to meet its ever-growing demand.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Your cover story, Fuzzy (Business Today, April 15) on cheap drugs is an eye opener. But given the clout of MNCs in developing markets, Nexavar by itself is a baby step towards providing cheaper life saving drugs.
Money Price movement of commodities in 2012 may not hold true in the domestic market

Price movement of commodities in 2012 may not hold true in the domestic market

The World Bank's predictions for 2012 on price movement of commodities may not all hold true in the domestic market.
Leadership Spotlight Max New York Life Insurance's MD and CEO Rajesh Sud admires Jack Welch

Max New York Life Insurance's MD and CEO Rajesh Sud admires Jack Welch

Max New York Life Insurance's MD and CEO Rajesh Sud shares his leadership style.