Business Today Archive August 12, 2007 Issue

Edition: August 12, 2007

Cover Story

The great Indian mutual fund illusion

Positioned as instruments that are safe (safer than venturing on one's own into equities) and that promise attractive returns (more attractive than bank deposits), mutual funds are supposed to be the retail investor's best bet. Why is it then that 85-90 per cent of the assets managed by Indian funds are those of institutions and high net worth individuals?
What the new Tata AIG's InvestAssure Gold has to offer.
In This Issue
The new Suzuki Grand Vitara offers fantastic value for money.
Our fourth annual survey of companies that have delighted their shareholders the most. They aren't the biggest by revenue, profits, or market cap. But they are the biggest by consistency of returns, reporting and respect for their investors.
Editor's Note
It is an oddity of our times that stands out for its sheer starkness. The stock market is roaring from one high to another, and the kitties of mutual funds are swelling like never before.
The government now wants the authority to appoint directors of various Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), starting with Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta, where the terms of their directors are coming to an end.
Policy Watch
A bird's eye view of what's hot and what's not on the government's policy radar.
News Maker
He is widely admired for his administrative skills and business acumen and also criticised for alleged wrongdoings during his long tenure at the helm of Indian, and, for a while, Asian and international, cricket.
By FDI magazine, a Financial Times group publication, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, as Global FDI Personality of the Year 2007. To know more read on.
Reporters Diary

Kolathur village, just outside Chennai, is fast emerging as the capital of the ornamental fish trade in India, Nitya Varadarajan reports from the spot. 


A delightful work sets out to remind the world that globalisation is older than the WTO.
It is difficult to slot the multifaceted Mark Bouris, 51. A chartered accountant by profession, Bouris, Executive Chairman, Wizard Home Loans, has written a book on wealth creation. To know more about the likes of Bouris read on.
King Khan is doing his bit for wildlife conservation. He appears in a public service campaign, to be broadcast at all international and domestic airports, to raise awareness about the issue.
Do flanking channels translate into more viewership?
"I Don't Think Telecom Valuations Are Stretched In India" 
Back of the Book
If the Pearl had you mesmerised, the Curve will not disappoint you.
Wipro announced its first quarter numbers. Revenues were up 34 per cent to Rs 4,203 crore and net profit by 17 per cent to Rs 726 crore compared to the same period in the year.
Tarun Sheth answers queries related to your career.

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