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November 29, 2003

An olive oil dream
The Dalmia Group has recently launched olive oil under the brand name Leonardo. Can they make a success of this business, asks Smita Tripathi

Playing the regal game
Polo is the new four-letter sport in the corporate world's lexicon, says V Krishnaswamy.

Choices for the New Year
Planning to celebrate 2004 by taking a holiday? Smita Tripathi takes a look at some getaway options

Battle for the B-Schools
The Government and the IIMs are battling over everything from cash to class sizes and the recent leakage of exam papers could make matters worse, says Nandini Lakshman

November 28, 2003

Enter the dragon
North America's Chinese fast food chain Mark Pi is all set for an Indian launch, says Yusuf Begg

November 26, 2003

Buying into opportunity
The successive announcements by two companies that they are taking over forging firms in Germany and Britain highlights the new trend wherein Indian enterprises are making overseas acquisitions.

November 24, 2003

Mulford: A devotee of debt swap
Many feel this will take the focus away from the political relations between India and the US to emphasise on deepening economic relations.

November 22, 2003

Of scams and scandals
In the fake stamp paper scam, the consequences could prove truly disastrous despite the lack of apparent connection with the financial markets, writes Devangshu Datta

Serving food with style
I did a SWOT analysis and found there was a gaping hole in the market between five-star food and mediocre, low-level eateries.

TV firms gear up for rural market
Television and consumer electronics manufacturers are gearing for a buying spree in rural and semi-urban India, report Partha Ghosh and Payal Verma

Building a multi-media empire
Media baron Aroon Purie believes his group's new ventures will pay off in the long run, says Bipin Chandran

Rolling out a new challenge
The Apollo Tyres tie-up with Michelin will trigger a new fight that could alter the contours of the Indian tyre industry, reports Surajeet Das Gupta

November 20, 2003

Infinitea, India's first tea bar
Bangalore's Infinitea positions itself a tea bar and offers a range of teas. It plans to expand to other cities soon.

November 19, 2003

Is the retail investor back in the market?
The participation in IPOs is encouraging but rising bank deposits show that the wounds of previous scams are still green.

November 17, 2003

Banking on valuations
Global interest have begun to rise. And the Reserve bank of India failed to cut domestic rates - contrary to market expectations. Yet, equity analysts maintain a neutral-to-bullish stance on banking stocks purely because of relatively low valuations

November 15, 2003

India is now Marlboro country!
The Marlboro Man is riding into town but he could soon face some deadly duels, says Surajeet Das Gupta.

Mumbai's dabbawallahs, flavour of the season
Mumbai's dabbawallahs may be the flavour of the season but even the corporates who are wooing them for seminars like don't want to jump into the business, says Nandini Lakshman.

Haldia's comeback
The petrochemical giant has upped production and reduced losses. Now all that's needed is a financial restructuring, says Sambit Saha.

November 14, 2003

Kalam's Vision of Developed India
Competitiveness through quality, cost-effectiveness and just-in-time supply is the mantra for global success, he said.

November 11, 2003

The call of the call centre
Call centre classes seem to be having their time under the sun -- Mumbai suburbs are a great example of this -- thanks to a booming information technology-enabled services sector that is aggressively seeking young recruits.

November 10, 2003

Do you fit the call centre job profile?
Call centres are now investing in profiling services, or psychometric tests, that help determine if a candidate will fit in with the requirements of the job.

November 08, 2003

The screen sultan
Ajjay Bijli's PVR was the pioneer in the multiplex business in the country. But can it maintain its lead, asks Soumik Sen.

Global firms head for Hyderabad
The cyber revolution is speeding up in the Andhra Pradesh capital as companies from around the world set up shop, says Vasanth Kumar.

Trouble over Indian skies
The prime minister's open-skies policy for the Asean region and Sri Lanka could change the face of Indian aviation, say Surajeet Das Gupta and Amrita Dhar.

November 07, 2003

Najma Heptullah models for a cause
Najma Heptullah, deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha, is modeling for the twin cause of championing animal rights and furthering the brand-building exercise of a pashmina shawl manufacturing company.

Mumbai boutique eyes Dubai, London
Mumbai's fashion boutique Kimaya is set to hit Dubai and London.

From number cops to superstars
In fact, in a growing number of companies, the CFO's position is regarded as a possible stepping stone to the top job.

November 06, 2003

How good is ABN Amro home loan offer?
ABN Amro's unique product follows customer research, which shows that the biggest concern of the home loan customer is his ability to manage the stress of monthly finances in the initial stage of the loan period.

November 05, 2003

How to match Chinese growth rate
Cutting tariffs to 8 per cent will ignite a new phase of GDP growth, says Ila Patnaik.

ActionAid India: A new age NGO
ActionAid India uses the P3 crowd to sell its programmes.

November 04, 2003

Dr Reddy's heart beats for the common man
Next time the common man goes out for sundry purchases, he needn't worry about getting back the balance in new notes.

November 01, 2003

Globalised India
Even today, India is one of the least globalised among the economies of any consequence.

Banks out to woo <i>desi</I> diva
India's banks are pulling out all the stops to attract women and persuade them to buy their new products, says Arti Sharma

3 top hotel chains plan India foray
Three of the world's most famous hotel chains -- the Four Seasons, Shangri-La and Aman Resorts -- are all making an entry into the Indian market, reports Parul Gupta

It's back to boom time for Indian IT
The Indian software industry is again on a roll following two years of cost-cutting and trimmed margins, says Bipin Chandran


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