For Jyothy Labs founder and Managing Director M.G. Ramachandran, who had never tasted losses in his career, taking on Henkel India and its Rs 500-crore debt was a first. He turned the company around in two years. Henkel India revenue has since spiralled to
Rs 1,100 crore.
Why websites specialising in group buying deals are struggling Websites specialising in group buying deals are floundering. Some have closed, while others have been forced to change their business model.
Why Instagram has become a rage across the world This online photo, and recently video, sharing network has become so
popular it has a cult following big enough to sustain a new stream of
photography, complete with its trademark square frames and film
How Hewlett-Packard has consolidated its lead in PC and Printer market By merging its PC and printer businesses, HP has consolidated its lead
in both segments in India. But there is no room for complacency.
Scaling up new businesses remains a challenge for Videocon The $5-billion Videocon Group is dipping into its oil and gas assets to
tide over its debt. The group needs to hurry up and find other ways to financially
support its new ventures - or get ready to sell more oil and gas assets,
if the economy does not pick up.
Top six listed companies that have paid the best dividends in the past decade A Business Today study of more than 6,000 stocks came up with a startling finding: only six of these companies have paid dividends of more than 30 per cent of their net profit in the past decade, as well as outperformed the benchmark index for eight of those 10 years.
Implementing Food Security Bill a formidable challenge Critics say the bill is a hurried piece of legislation that rests on an
already crumbling programme, the Public Distribution System (PDS), which
has failed to provide food security, despite being in place for five
RBI's priorities may see significant shifts under Raghuram Rajan The youngest ever RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan, takes over at a very difficult stage in India's economic history. However, economists feel the new governor's initial statement suggests he already has some antidotes to the looming crises up his sleeve.
Ursula Burns on Xerox's transformation to a products and services company Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman Chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company and she wears that badge with some pride. Her logic for that is simple: she needs to inspire others - and get some mileage for Xerox, the company she leads - by standing proudly in the limelight. In India late-August to attend Business Today's Most Powerful Women awards, Burns, spoke with Chaitanya Kalbag and Josey Puliyenthuruthel on Xerox's transformation to a products and services company and her personal journey. Edited excerpts: