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Focus Luxury homes have become a byword for opulence

Luxury homes have become a byword for opulence

Signature luxury homes seem to mean a lot for Indian businessmen, be it in India or abroad. While Mukesh Ambani's $1-billion Antilla may steal the show, many other corporate honchos have similar houses, which have become a byword for opulence.

Monsoon revival aids farm sector growth

The kharif season accounts for almost half of the agricultural output, and the monsoon's revival is significant because it was the farm sector that supported sagging GDP growth in 2013/14.

Fund managers remain cautious amid rising market

Bulls are charged up but caution seems to be the buzzword for fund managers.

Pvt insurance firms face challenges after leaner, fitter and more profitable from the 2008 meltdown, but challenges remain.

The new managers have delivered on profits, but premium income has flattened out and in fact declined in the last three years.

Bankers strive to make Jan Dhan Yojana a hit

Now, financial inclusion has acquired a new urgency with the Modi touch. Bankers are not sparing any effort to open accounts.

Tough challenge ahead for government to sustain growth

As the government broke the sub-five per cent growth jinx, analysts say the improvement in business sentiment must be accompanied with substantive policy decisions.
LBS Case Study How Starbucks pulled itself out of the 2008 financial meltdown

How Starbucks pulled itself out of the 2008 financial meltdown

This case study looks at how the world's largest coffee retailer achieved this turnaround by aligning its operations with customer demands through social media.
Corporate How Shree Cement became one of the most valued cement companies

How Shree Cement became one of the most valued cement companies

In the past four years, the company's profit has increased nearly fourfold from Rs 210 crore in 2010/11 to Rs 787 crore in 2013/14 (it follows a July to June financial year).

Titan faces an uphill task in being a premium lifestyle brand

At present, Titan is evaluating at least 50 business opportunities in the women's, kids and youth's lifestyle categories.
Features Jignesh Shah logs out of MCX, Uday Kotak steps in

Jignesh Shah logs out of MCX, Uday Kotak steps in

"There was no other qualified bidder which could have picked 15 per cent stake in MCX. In fact, Kotak (Mahindra Bank) wanted to buy the entire 26 per cent," says a source.

Some Indian bulk drug makers are becoming world leaders in niche areas

Not all Indian bulk drug makers are reeling before the Chinese onslaught. Some have honed their processes to become world leaders in niche areas.

CEOs see growth in West Bengal

CEOs at BT Power Breakfast in Kolkata say that, troubles aside, things are changing for the better in West Bengal and growth will follow.

Eureka Forbes will find it tough to retain market share in core water purifier business

The company has more than 70 per cent share in the ultraviolet (UV) purifier market but is facing stiff competition in the fast growing reverse osmosis (RO) segment from Kent RO Systems.

Innovative leaders think and act differently, say the authors of this book

Innovative leaders think and act differently, say the authors of this book

Indian e-commerce sites see rise in sale of sexual wellness products

Indian e-commerce sites are seeing a boom in the sale of sexual wellness products.

The Giant Small Businesses

Winners of the Business Today-YES Bank Best SME Awards have much to look forward to, and challenges to surmount, too.
Leadership Spotlight LBNL Leaderspeak

LBNL Leaderspeak

B.V.R. Mohan Reddy: Executive Chairman, Cyient Ltd (formerly Infotech Enterprises)
Letters Best of the lot

Best of the lot

BT receives many responses to its case studies. Below is the  best one on Nike (July 6, 2014).
B-School Debate 'India Inc. is risk averse'

'India Inc. is risk averse'

B-school debate Corporate Strategy
Markets No financial market should be left unregulated: FMC Chairman

No financial market should be left unregulated: FMC Chairman

Ramesh Abhishek, Chairman of the Forward Market Commission, which regulates commodities' futures markets, speaks to Business Today.
Editors note Luxury consumers do not let temporary economic blips affect their consumption

Luxury consumers do not let temporary economic blips affect their consumption

The luxury consumers do not let temporary economic blips to affect their consumption, unlike the middle-income groups.