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  • If global history is any indication, it is high time for India to think out of the box or borrow tested global models. Many experts feel that setting up a bad bank will be a bold and radical idea.
  • Decisive and swift action in the form of systemic reforms is needed to deal not only with the stock of existing NPAs but also to arrest their creation
May 07, 2017
Cover Story Fee Fight

Fee Fight

Recent changes in bank charges have led to a disagreement between banks and their customers. Here's a low-down on how you can protect yourself from getting cheated
Focus Not a Breeze

Not a Breeze

It has been designed keeping in mind large businesses and ignoring the problems that small businesses may face, says President of Federation of Indian Small Business.

Fear Factor

Neither Snapdeal nor eBay has anything to offer that Flipkart doesn't have. The deals are driven by investors who are putting together two weak entities in the hope that they will be stronger as a whole.

On a High!

Everyone agrees that the market today is not cheap. But strong liquidity, especially from domestic players, also means the market is not too worried about profit booking.

Diluting RTI

Proposed amendments to the RTI Act will end up serving officialdom at the cost of citizens.
Features A poor fix

A poor fix

The present system, where companies sell subsidised fertilisers and are compensated by the government, will continue. What will change is the use of Aadhaar and technology for tracking transactions at each and every stage for plugging leakages.

The New Disruptor

MarketsMojo was launched by Batra and Joyson Thomas, both investment professionals. The two, who have known each other for nearly two decades, believe that there is a dearth of financial innovation in the country, depriving people of an opportunity to make money.

The Great Green Gamble

Renewable power tariffs in India have been sliding for quite some time. In solar, the trigger has been sustained crash in prices of Chinese solar panels; the fall has been 80 per cent in the last seven years. In wind power also, the fall in tariffs has been steep.

Getting Terror ready

The increasing number of terror groups and their sophisticated operations call for effective measures outside the specialised domain of security agencies. The corporate world - realising that self-security is the best security as the first line of defence - is taking a lead in this.

Caution! Slowdown Ahead

New investment proposals by India Inc. have fallen to the second-lowest in a decade. Apart from services and irrigation, all major segments have slowed. Here's what the numbers tell us

Confidence Returns

Business sentiment regains lost ground as more corporate leaders are willing to make investments over the next six months, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.

Luxury Redefined

 If the Indian economy continues to grow at the current pace, luxury housing will grow significantly


"Strong Local Partnerships Crucial to Succeed in India, China"

Rothschild & Co. has been in India since the mid-90s, actively participating in the nation's growth story.

Cracking Up

The real estate industry has been under pressure. Commercial and affordable housing are the only silver linings. We look at what to expect in the coming months.

In-house trouble

As more and more residential properties remain unsold, companies and PE players may have to rethink strategy.

Decoding India's Real Estate Regime

How the new policy will impact buyers, developers and the overall economy

Ground Zero

More and more brands are investing in command centres for social media solutions
Corporate Unchartered Waters

Unchartered Waters

These are early days for insolvency professionals and nobody knows what fate they could meet in the future. Will they be as effective as touted, or poor implementation would result in this law facing the same fate as the previous ones?
Leadership Spotlight "We will upgrade to BS-IV at minimal cost"

"We will upgrade to BS-IV at minimal cost"

Vinod Dasari, the President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and Managing Director of Ashok Leyland, tells Chanchal Pal Chauhan that Indian automakers have been the fastest in adopting cleaner technologies
LATEST Resolving Bad Loans

Resolving Bad Loans

The good news about the non-performing asset (NPA) crisis is that in the past two years, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government have forced public sector banks to recognise bad loans and make provisions for it.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Business Today Magazine

Office Attractions

Global sovereign funds and private equity players are showing immense interest in India's commercial real estate segment.


10 lakh Is the rise in the number of shops accepting card payments since demonetisation on November 8, 2016.
Columns FRBM Ball Now in Government Court

FRBM Ball Now in Government Court

Fiscal policy, together with structural reforms, will have to play an even bigger role than before in inflation control

Gems & Jewellery, All Tomfoolery

How to get the young generation to buy jewellery is the million dollar question that the industry is grappling with
Technology Picking  The Tab

Picking The Tab

From high-end hybrids to affordable utility slates, here's a list to help you choose what best serves your purpose.
Book The Financial Super Network

The Financial Super Network

A close examination of the most exclusive global club of all - the financial elite's club.
Stocks Buyback Boom

Buyback Boom

Making the most of a share buyback offer largely dependson the winning combination of premium pricing and high acceptance ratio
Investment Celebrating Excellence

Celebrating Excellence

The highlight of the star-studded awards ceremony was a panel discussion on 'Where to invest in 2017'

Honouring The Best

The Business Today-Money Today Financial Awards are given out every year to recognise and honour the best companies in the financial sector. India's Best banks

India's Best Insurers

Meet the insurers who passed with flying colours the twin tests of customer service and business growth

The NPS Stars

These fund managers made sure that those looking to build a big retirement fund benefit from the best of both worlds - equity as well as debt

Stars of the Show

The BT-MT awards honour mutual funds that gave high returns while being equally good at managing risk
Mutual Funds Turning Tide

Turning Tide

SIPs are breathing new life into the mutual fund sector. Here's why you should consider them.