Business Today Archive March 17, 2013 Issue

Edition: March 17, 2013

Cover Story

Realtors pouring big money into homes for the retired

Realtors pouring big money into homes for the retired

Better life expectancy and financial independence have spawned a new breed of senior citizens to live in retirement homes instead of dealing with the isolation and hassles of independent homes.
Make sure lending to a family member or friend does not become a problem later.
Editors note
The number of new projects is falling, and the number of buyers is dwindling. People who paid huge sums of money are waiting helplessly to take possession.
Deal Watch
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL), an integrated travel service provider, has acquired a 74 per cent stake in Ikya Human Capital Solutions Pvt Ltd (Ikya), a human resources (HR) staffing solutions company, for approximately Rs 256 crore.
A racy account of the rise of Rajat Gupta and the insider trading scandal that felled him.
People: Thierry Fremaux, Adam Lawrence
BT More
Five Indian wines made in heaven for Indian food.
As traditional headcount-and-revenues evaluation of IT companies loses relevance, the software industry needs to disclose more.They need to do this for the analyst community to be able to accurately model and forecast revenue and profitability growth.
Current economic conditions in the US and China imply that the post-crisis global economy will experience a return to large macroeconomic imbalances.
Your cover story Wanted a Big-Bang Budget (March 3) was a fine analysis of its various aspects. The UPA government has not only failed to continue the India growth story, but has, indeed, brought the GDP growth rate down to five per cent, the lowest in a decade.
Today, most employees, especially those at managerial levels, find a part of their compensation - which can vary between six and 18 per cent of annual income, listed as variable pay.
It is service tax. You don't know it, but you are paying this tax several times - every day. Slowly and stealthily, it has become an unexpected bonanza for the government.
Production in the auto hub of Gurgaon came to a halt as auto leader Maruti Suzuki and two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp shut their plants. The losses due to the strike are estimated at Rs 26,000 crore.

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