India is the world's third-largest pharmaceuticals market in terms of
volumes, but competition is stiff to grab a slice of the rapidly growing
business. Several small pharma companies are making a big difference in niche areas of health-care.
Karnataka polls: Bellary emerges from Reddy brothers' shadow, readies for change As the district emerges from the shadow of the Reddy brothers, it faces the sobering aftermath of illegal mining. But with the ban on new leases
lifted, Bellary is readying for change.
Parle diversifies beyond ubiquitous Parle-G biscuit Parle may be synonymous with the ubiquitous glucose biscuits for many, but competition has been nipping at the biscuit manufacturer's heels. With an increasing number of biscuit makers jostling for a share of the pie, the third generation of Parle's Chauhan family has turned to the snack market to stay ahead.
Afghan mining law will throw open a bonanza of opportunities for India Afghanistan is sitting on an estimated $1 trillion of mineral wealth. With the Afghan parliament expected to pass a new mining law soon, mining companies from Britain to China are making plans to unearth the country's massive mineral deposits after international combat troops pull out by the end of 2014.
Why Power Finance Corporation wants to turn into a bank The past few years have been challenging for the power sector and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) does not want to stay dependant on it alone. The company's changing client profile is also an emerging challenge.
KFC takes on McDonald's with a cheap potato burger Global fast food giant KFC launches a cheap potato burger exclusively for India just as rival McDonald's had done earlier. Industry watchers believe it is a belated effort to measure up to rival chain McDonald's 'Happy Price Menu' launched in 2004.
Banks are missing out on the big opportunity of funding small enterprises Despite a push by the government, banks are still shying away from lending to small and medium enterprises. A recent study says that as much as 78 per cent of funding for MSMEs comes from informal sources or is self-financed while only the remaining is met by banks and other institutions. Special: Best SMEs
How first BJP govt in Karnataka squandered its chance to boost growth The first BJP government in South India has squandered its chance to boost growth. The political merry-go-round has resulted in poor governance and uncertainty, dragging down the gross state domestic product.
Demand in India for Bitcoins is largely from speculators Demand in India for Bitcoins, a virtual currency maintained by peer networks, is largely from speculators - as it is worldwide.
Medium-sized global consulting and accounting firms are holding their own Medium-sized global consulting and accounting firms are
holding their own and infusing fresh life into their Indian