Business Today Archive July 12, 2009 Issue

Edition: July 12, 2009

Cover Story

Social media primer

There are various types of online social media - from social networks of friends and professionals, to microblogging services, to video sharing sites. Here’s a helpful list.
ULIPs with capital guarantees come at a steep price.
One of the top 10 B-schools was finding it a challenge to place its students. Previous years, they had 100 per cent placements by Day-3 of the placement calendar.
Editor's Note
Here's an e-mail that serves as an example of the power and perils of the phenomenon called social media.
Deal Watch
Germany’s leading chemical manufacturer Lanxess AG has announced the acquisition of the chemical and wind power business of Mumbai based Gwalior Chemical Industries, in a deal valued at Rs 536 crore.
Five new books to better understand stocks, finance and the meltdown.
It is close to achieving the impossible. In a city known for its biryani lovers, Pratima Koppolu, 41, has got people to appreciate the virtues of authentic European food.
Leadership Spotlight
K. Anji Reddy, chairman Dr Reddy's Labs on his leadership style. 
The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has been the chief investigation arm of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs during the Satyam scam investigation now underway.
What distinguishes collective boredom from an effective meeting of minds?
By extension, the business school is expected to be a headhunter, linking its students with the right employers.
With Nusli Wadia in complete control of Britannia, the premier biscuit maker is better placed to beat back a host of competitors and regain lost ground, writes Rahul Sachitanand.
Apple launches the third-generation iPhone 3G S, but this device faces tougher competition than ever before.

Case Study
After being bailed out by equity from ICICI Venture and loans from SBI, Medica has stabilised cash flows but needs to secure a small funding component.

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