- "One of our chief learnings from the slowdown was to never compromise on customer experience. Customers should continue to get your best service and merchandise," writes Managing Director Govind Shrikhande.
To take better decisions, understand how decisions are made.
By making face recognition an optional security feature, Android Ice Cream Sandwich has followed the growing trend of using human attributes as passwords to allow access to private information.
N.V. 'Tiger' Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact says PE firms like Bain Cap love companies with strong cash flows and revenue growth, as well as a business model that focuses on understanding clients' requirements and delivering accordingly - all of which his company has. The commodities exchange has achieved much in a short span. But its dependence on precious metals has also risen: gold and silver accounted for 49 per cent of the MCX's turnover in 2007 which rose to 63.7 per cent by 2011. India contributed less than one per cent of Toyota's revenues last year, but it is crucial to the carmaker's plans for the Asia-Pacific region. Perhaps a mix of both cash transfers and the traditional PDS would be the best solution. As Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh have shown, PDS is not beyond repair and can function efficiently if there is the will to make it work. Deliveries at the stroke of the midnight hour are a still more recent phenomenon, barely a decade old. But they are rapidly growing in popularity. There are both trials - and the rewards - of taking gifts to people's doorsteps late at night. The man who controls more than a quarter of all assets traded in India eyes even greater dominance. The monsoon in June was 29 per cent below its 50-year average for the month. The full impact of inadequate rainfall will only be visible over the next few months but analysts are already pointing out that the monsoon's importance has diminished. Stagflation concerns mount as businesses struggle with rising input costs and slowing growth.
A flashy full-sized laptop and advanced software to add more life to pictures. It was an urban infrastructure showpiece for the country until recently, but the sudden suspension of services has turned the Delhi Airport Metro Express into an expensive eyesore. The mutual fund industry has witnessed several reforms in the last two decades. These have helped it expand. But lately, reforms have focused more on investor protection than on taking a balanced view of the institution. Days before stepping down as finance minister to become the UPA's Presidential candidate, Pranab Mukherjee paved the way for introduction of a new service tax regime in India, which is expected to swell the government coffers by Rs 27,000 crore. The prime minister is an astute and experienced politician who undoubtedly recognises the challenges facing the economy. He appears emboldened with his new duties as finance minister, willing to tackle some of the tough issues. The next couple of months will be crucial for him. In a candid chat, the corporate affairs minister says he is confident that some important reforms, such as the much-awaited new Companies Bill, will soon see the light of the day. While poverty levels are falling, developing regions lag far behind on most human development indicators, says the United Nation's The Millennium Development Goals Report, 2012. The common man of the country has been saying this for a long time that he (the PM) has practically no achievement to his credit...The legacy of Manmohan Singh is [making] India suffer and insecure, Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP spokesperson, to wire agencies. In a tough year, TCS reported results in line with estimates, with profit after tax rising 14.6 per cent from the last quarter to Rs 3,318 crore, and reaffirming its position as India's top IT company. Scientists have broken fresh ground in their quest to unearth the basic building blocks of the universe with the discovery of the Higgs boson - known as the 'God particle'.
The book analyses accountability in public life and suggests ways of increasing it.
Rajeev Mittal, MD, Avaya India shares his leadership style.
According to the latest BT-TeamLease Employment Outlook survey even companies that are stuck or facing a slowdown are not cutting back on hiring key talent in the middle to senior positions.
Starring: Palaniappan Chidambaram, Franck Fortet and Tarja Visan, Pia Singh and Syed Safawi
The cover story (Deal Chahta Hai, July 22) on the rise of boutique investment banks was an excellent one. The main advantage of dealing with these banks is the access they provide clients to experienced financial professionals.
It is also illuminating to read about the journeys to the brink of the financial precipice and how companies - and more importantly the people who stand alone at the top, gazing at the gyrating compass - take that saving step back.