Business Today Archive August 7, 2011 Issue

Edition: August 7, 2011

Cover Story

Energy drought threatens growth

Energy drought threatens growth

As the Indian economy hurtles down a path of breathless economic expansion, there is a fundamental shift taking place in the way companies look at energy. However, impending energy drought is affecting their growth.
As IRDA lets insurance companies raise premiums, here are a few tips on how to get more benefits on the same cover.
Editor's Note
Our cover story this fortnight focuses on the energy crisis. Energy costs are rising unsustainably, some manufacturers are actually moving offshore, and there is a desperate search for captive coal as far afield as Australia. Can India satiate its power hunger?
Reporters Diary
Air India has ordered 27 of them, Jet Airways another 10. Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner has had a difficult birth, but it is a tremendous piece of engineering. The 787 still marks a major advance in the 108-year history of powered flight.
Henry Kissinger's world view is mandarin-tinted, says Shashi Tharoor.
Ashok C. Burman, Anshu Jain, Marc Nassi,  Lady Gaga, Jairam Ramesh, Manasi Kirloskar,
Leadership Spotlight
The CEO of HCL Infosystems Harsh Chitale talks about his leadership style.
Ministers who got key roles following the latest Cabinet reshuffle.
Nabankur Gupta says the best within the family need to earn the respect of non-family colleagues.
BT More
The newest luxury sedan, Fluence, from the stable of reliable French carmaker Renault, combines flair and functionality with easy élan. We drive it.
Companies are opting for processes and policies that encourage employees to innovate and think on their feet, says Anumeha Chaturvedi.
Your cover package, The Money Meisters (July 24), did a decent job of highlighting the importance of the role a Chief Financial Officer plays in an organisation
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presents a rosy outlook for India at the function to give away the Best CFO awards.
With Google+, is the online social networking space getting too crowded?
When data cannot be fully trusted, policy making becomes a tricky exercise, says Samiran Chakraborty.
Quick takes on major events of the last fortnight
Executive Health
Women are resorting to egg freezing to delay becoming mothers, says Anika Gupta.

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