Business Today Archive February 10, 2008 Issue

Edition: February 10, 2008

Cover Story

They're back

Two decades after testing Indian waters, the Hindujas are once again in investment mode in India. They’re planning to pump at least $50 billion into a number of sectors in the next five to seven years. That's not too little, but are they too late?
Brian Carvalho tells us the inside story.
Index funds mimic the markets and match its performance. But are they good investments?
In This Issue
It's early days yet, but as internet advertising surges, several small and niche digital ad agencies may be ripe for acquisition.
There is a massive churn in the lower reaches of this list.
Editor's Note
The Hindujas have never really demonstrated their bullishness about India by actually investing here in a big way. Better late than never, say the brothers. 
On January 15, even as Anil Ambani’s Reliance Power IPO was getting oversubscribed within 60 seconds of it inviting bids, the stock markets were falling.
Top Mind
E-stamping involves the replacement of the conventional stamp paper for property transfers. It will simplify payment of stamp duty in property transactions in Bangalore.
Policy Watch
The commerce ministry is busy trying to resolve the SEZ imbroglio in Goa.
Government issued oil bonds worth Rs 11,257 crore to IOC, HPCL and BPCL to compensate them for under-recoveries arising out of the mismatch between global crude oil prices and domestic retail prices.
Reporters Diary
In the perennial debate on development vs environment, it’s advantage development in Orissa’s bauxite-rich Kalahandi.
A marketing guru on why the rise of China and India will help every other economy in the world.
There is one catch-all exercise that you can do to urge your abs to take the coveted six-pack shape.
BT More
Order a Sav Blanc —it can last you through a meal. Stick to one of the New World Sav Blancs. Their grassiness and crispy acidity are balanced by just the right amount of fruitiness. This makes them ideal accompaniments to a multicourse meal.
Printed Circuit
Check out a new website that promises to revolutionise music downloads.
John Derkach, Managing Director and Head of Costa Coffee, did not look very happy when asked about his age.
Global Inc. raised record amounts of money from the primary markets in 2007 and India Inc., too, came to the party in style. Okay, the Reliance Power IPO happened this year. But we had to include it here.
The Ambanis revive the equity cult their father pioneered.
iGate has come a long way since Phaneesh Murthy took over the reins from Gerard Watzinger, a German, in July 2003. Murthy has drawn up ambitious plans for taking iGate into the big league of IT services companies. But will his gambit pay off? Rahul Sachitanand finds out.
Back of the Book
Overseas clients spur an industry in India that runs both personal and professional errands for them.
Q: I have been working with the packaging development division of an MNC for the last two years. Now, I want to further my career in finance or purchase. What should I do?
Blockbuster Gambit (BT, January 27, 2008) brings into focus the attempt of seven big Indian pharma companies to invest hundreds of crores of rupees into drug research.
There are some great technologies available today but businesses need to choose the ones that best suit their requirements.
60 minutes
CEO & Chairman of DuPont, Charles O. Holliday Jr was in India recently to address issues of his employees and customers. He spoke to BT’s Anusha Subramanian in an exclusive interview.

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