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February 28, 2005

4 reasons why FM deserves full marks
The FM has taken the first step towards restructuring the income tax structure for individuals. The FM has been able to restructure it to everybody's benefit.

February 26, 2005

HLL to get a new name, logo!
Three options have been shortlisted for the new name: Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Unilever Hindustan Ltd and finally, Unilever India. So far, the first option -- HUL -- seems the most likely.

External account: It could get rough in 2005
For the uninitiated, 'external sector' refers to the country's performance on the foreign front (exports, imports, foreign debt and investments and exchange rate).

Chidambaram: The man, the FM!
On Monday, P Chidambaram will present his fourth Budget. While he remains unflinchingly correct in his dealings, the finance minister has changed in the way he now manages his ministry.

February 25, 2005

Ambani vs Ambani: Final solution in sight
According to a news story published in the latest issue of , ICICI CEO K V Kamath may have succeeded in brokering a deal between the two Ambani brothers -- Anil and Mukesh.

Top 10 stocks you must look at!
Here's a list of 10 stocks that -- irrespective of the budget reforms -- should be attractive investments for a medium to long term.

Will PC fulfill Budget expectations?
With only three days to go before Finance Minister P Chidambaram delivers the Budget in Parliament, market expectations with respect to reforms are running high.

February 24, 2005

'India will become bigger than the US!'
If India manages the economy properly, it could have one-fourth the per capita income of the United States, by id-century, says Jeffrey Sachs.

February 23, 2005

The crowd pullers!
These people will get an audience for you, to clap, cheer or boo.

How to buy a mobile phone!
Faced with fierce competition, manufacturers are bombarding the market with new products ever so often, making older models obsolete. Cutting through the clutter, we try to make your task of buying a mobile phone easier.

February 21, 2005

UTV: A long-term pick
Though UTV may be a good bet for the long term, the current pricing is a bit too aggressive.

February 19, 2005

Get ready! The British are coming
The East India Company can't get enough of the country and is back in a new avatar, the Brits having decided that India is up and ready, not just for sourcing out silks and

Which to buy? Hyundai Getz or Ford Fusion
You already know how much we love the Ford Fusion. Also, you couldn't have missed the fact that it was beaten to the holy Car Of The Year 2005 grail by the Hyundai Getz.

Can India race to the big league?
It all boils down to sponsorship money and India's potential as a market. China has been tapped into and with the European sports market close to saturation point, it's only natural for sports promoters, organisers and sponsors to start looking at As

February 18, 2005

PFC Energy 50 - Fourth Quarter 2004
PFC Energy 50 - Fourth Quarter 2004

Dainik Bhaskar: A success story
Whenever Dainik Bhaskar, a media group, enters a new market, it uses direct marketing to establish a leadership position from day one.

February 17, 2005

Should telemarketing be banned?
Insensitive and rampant soliciting of customers on the phone may hurt the brand being marketed, but banning it altogether is not a solution either.

February 16, 2005

Textile boom spells grief for some!
Many workers have lost their jobs because of this new quota-free system and they do not understand what has hit them.

Hosur an IT hot spot? Soon!
Hosur is a mere 30 km away from Electronic City, Bangalore's IT hub, and the Tamil Nadu government wants to make the industrial township a giant satellite town like Gurgaon or Noida.

Stanford guru on consumer habits
Stanford's V Seenu Srinivasan uses mathematical formulae to predict consumer behaviour.

February 15, 2005

How Reebok tackled India challenge
Reebok India managing director Subhinder Singh Prem explains how you need breakthrough efforts to get breakthrough results

Why sedan sales are soaring
A range of car makers, from Mercedes to Tata, Hyundai, Skoda and recently Ford, have been rushing here to set up showrooms on the main street.

Tirupur: India's Textile Valley!
Textile businessmen say there is no competitor to Tirupur in the garments industry in India.

February 14, 2005

Is Jet IPO a good bet?
There are some investor concerns, but Jet is well run and the only airline one can buy into for n

How to buy a laptop
If a laptop is just out of your reach, a little research may help

Corporate India bounces back
Revenue as well as profit growth accelerated in the third quarter.

Only reforms can spur tax mop-up
unless these "reforms" happen, the country's tax collections are going to be way below what is needed to meet our expenditure needs.

How the sons transformed Bajaj Auto
The Bajaj brothers have succeeded in turning around their father's scooter company into a mobike leader.

February 12, 2005

Empower: Helping cut work stress
Sanjay Salooja tapped into his innate sense of optimism and self-confidence to start Empower five years ago.

No kick in the fizz
Despite hip branding, ready-to-drink alcoholic cocktails are slipping in popularity

Fitness: India Inc's new mantra
Large corporations are becoming more concerned about the fitness levels of their employees

February 11, 2005

New textile era: How will India cope?
Textile exporters anticipate huge orders from major American stores and brands.

February 10, 2005

Boom time for Indian textiles!
And nowhere is this excitement more visible than in Tirupur, India's garment hot spot.

The new world Polaroid machine
Hewlett-Packard Co, better known as HP, has in recent decades tried to live down the moniker "printer company", as it tries to crack up its revenues

Bollywood sings a different tune
Film production houses are foraying into music

February 09, 2005

K V Kamath on how to manage change
Correction of the organisation has to be done all the time, says ICICI Bank boss .

Phone bill woes? Help is at hand
Having problems with your phone bills? Telecom companies are fixing those complaints.

February 07, 2005

What to expect from the Dream Team
It is unrealistic to expect too many market-specific sops in the next budget, but tax reforms are a certainty.

February 04, 2005

How good is Principal FA Fund?
If you are an investor who can handle the risks associated with investing in sector funds, PFAF could be a good fit in your portfolio.

February 03, 2005

'Dhirubhai would not have liked Anil to be an MP'
Exclusive! Krishnakant Vakharia recalls Dhirubhai Ambani's views on business and politics.

Want to succeed? Harvard guru's tips!
Harvard professor Robert S Kaplan says that to succeed, you have to change the way you operate. Measure performance, think strategy and use the Balanced Scorecard to stir up your organisation.

February 01, 2005

PostMaster of Internet!
Sharad Popli's success lies in three words: passion, enthusiasm and perseverance.


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