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  • Set up in 1979, Transasia Bio-Medicals now exports diagnostics equipment to more than 90 countries. It aims to improve the diagnosis of diseases in countries that need it the most - the emerging economies - and bring affordable solutions to people who need them the most.
Oct 13, 2013
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Features Wine companies in India face formidable challenges

Wine companies in India face formidable challenges

Indians, comparatively, drink very little wine; they prefer liquor which quickly makes them tipsy. There are also other hurdles - the amount of investment required, the scarcity of local technical expertise and various marketing and distribution bottlenecks.

Pharmacy chain MedPlus is now the second-biggest in India, after Apollo

Founded by a doctor-turned-entrepreneur, MedPlus is second only to Apollo Hospitals-backed Apollo Pharmacy. Every day, it sells around 600,000 units of medicine across its 1,070 stores spanning seven states.

Business incubators have arisen to help start-up entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurship has grown in India because of several factors. Business incubators have arisen to help social entrepreneurs understand the intricacies of business and scale up to attract investment.

Mysore Paints & Varnish's ink has made its mark at polls in India and elsewhere

You may never have heard of Mysore Paints & Varnish, but the company's ink has made its mark at polls in India and elsewhere. In India, the ink is used for elections all the way from Parliament down to municipalities, cooperative institutions, and organisations that, by law, require elections.

Fund managers expect Sensex to hover between 18,000 and 20,000

In the third edition of the BT-Morningstar Asset Allocation Survey, nearly half of all fund managers expect the Sensex to hover between 18,000 and 20,000.

Debt-laden companies are selling off assets in a slowing economy

A weak rupee and volatile capital markets offer little hope of a turnaround any time soon. The asset sales will release the funds as well as management bandwidth for corporate houses to focus on their main businesses.

India new battleground for rivals British Airways and Virgin Atlantic

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways are ready to slug it out in a new ring - India - with the two long-haul airlines looking to expand their offerings and increase their share of Indian travellers flying to Europe and North America.

Timeshare pioneer Sterling Holiday Resorts is staging a comeback

Timeshare pioneer made efforts to increase revenues by adding new members, focusing on nonmember business and offering a wide range of food and beverages options at resorts. A strong social media strategy was drawn up, and human resources given top priority to make a comeback.
Focus A new bill may come to rescue of power distribution companies

A new bill may come to rescue of power distribution companies

A new bill seeks to hold states accountable for the mounting losses of their power distribution companies.

Review: LG Pocket Printer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and The Right Note app

A digital secretary, a wallet-size printer, and the latest galaxy offering.

A close look at some key provisions of the new Land Acquisition Law

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012 was adopted by both Houses of Parliament recently with an overwhelming majority. It will replace the 120-year-old Land Acquisition Act, 1894. A close look at some key provisions of the new law.

Change is in the air for India's top-tier IT companies

There have been a number of senior executive transitions in some of India's top-tier IT companies in the last two-and-a-half years. Not all were performance related. The changes come at a time when the industry has been hit by a slowdown in advanced economies.

McDoanld's-Vikram Bakshi spat raises questions about other Indian JVs

The battle between McDonald's and Bakshi is the latest of many such joint venture disputes in India in recent years. Each case may have been different, but trust and mismanagement issues lie at the heart of almost all of them.

Raghuram Rajan needs to walk a long way before he can pare interest rates

The RBI governor is using the headroom the stability of the rupee has given him to first correct the short-term interest rates, which were being raised by the central bank to kill speculation in the forex market and support the rupee.

Tata and Singapore Airlines come together after a decade and a half

Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines come together again after a decade and a half. Analysts say the new airlines will increase competition for the existing players.

BJP names Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate: Who said what

We know the state (Gujarat) has high governance standards… he (Modi) has really worked well in Gujarat and now we expect him to emerge as a national leader, says Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Enterprises, in Business Standard
Careers Women employees in many companies are now assigned a mentor

Women employees in many companies are now assigned a mentor

Many companies have realised that women employees, especially when young, face problems and dilemmas their male counterparts do not. Some women, unable to cope, even give up working. Companies have instituted this system of assigning mentors to prevent this.
People People who made news last fortnight

People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Baba Kalyani, Thomas J. Pritzker, Sarbajit Banerjee, Rahul Munjal, Tara Singh Vachani, Ratan Tata and Kenichiro Mori
Chiaroscuro News that you may have missed last fortnight

News that you may have missed last fortnight

Whatever the macro-indices may say, shoppers are still streaming forth this festival season. With discounts and freebies raining down, retailers hope for double-digit sales.
Editors note 'India is never short of good-news stories'

'India is never short of good-news stories'

This fortnight we launch the first BT-YES Bank Emerging Companies Survey. It promises to set a new benchmark, just as many of our other surveys have over the years.
Letters 'Your cover story on quadricycle made interesting reading'

'Your cover story on quadricycle made interesting reading'

Your cover story on the remarkable quadricycle produced by Rajiv Bajaj (The Quadricycle Diaries, September 29) made interesting reading, but reaffirmed my long-held belief that we tend to honour the wrong heroes ignoring the real ones.