Business Today Archive August 21, 2011 Issue

Edition: August 21, 2011

Cover Story

Auto sector faces a rough ride

Auto sector faces a rough ride

As India's ambition to become a global auto hub is curbed, manufacturers focus on the domestic market. But that is where the turmoil is.
How do share prices react to stock splits? There is no fixed pattern.
Instead of yet another analysis of how public sector units, or PSUs, have fared, BT decided to spot state-owned enterprises that have done very well.
Editor's Note
India was all set to be the small-car manufacturing hub of the world, but as with many of our roads, the ride is bumpy. It is fashionable to predict that millions of cars will be swanning down our roads in the decades ahead, and nearly all the world's car brands have beaten a path to our door. But land, labour, capital, and infrastructure all make it tough.
Reporters Diary
The substantial prize money, the large crowd, the carnival-like atmosphere, are all testimony to the fact that horse racing in India is regaining some of its lost charm.
The autobiography of Bank of Baroda's ex-chief is riveting, says Somnath Dasgupta.
Ronnie Screwvala, Omar Abdullah, George Soros, Rajesh Srivastava, Devendra Chawla, Gilbert Ghostine
Leadership Spotlight
Peter Gartenberg MD, SAP India talks about his leadership style
Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn spoke candidly and in detail with Chaitanya Kalbag on the battle the central bank is doggedly waging against inflation and on the imperatives of a credible monetary policy.
Since so much of India still lives in her villages, you could liken our economy to a bullock-cart, with one wheel pushed by the central bank spinning faster and faster while the other propelled by Dr Singh's government is stuck in quicksand.
Natural disasters notwithstanding, Indians are flocking to Japan.
The Indian economy is well and truly past the slowdown and is poised to reach an even higher growth trajectory. However, an impending energy crisis could play spoilsport.
Phones have been able to understand basic voice commands for a while now. But try using the latest generation of voice commands and you will be surprised at how good they are.
It is not a fuddy-duddy idea to pay heed to your conscience at work.
Unclear terms in India-Mauritius tax treaty may stifle the FII romance with India, says Sudhir Kapadia.
A decision by the Allahabad High Court that land acquired in the Greater Noida region should be returned to farmers has left home buyers there in the lurch. The court has permitted an out-of-court settlement for the home buyers by August 12.

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