Issue Dated 06 April 2015

Cover Story

The Right Number

RCom’s Rs 4,810-cr deal could well be the shot in the arm the telecom major needed
The Right Number

RCom’s Rs 4,810-cr deal could well be the shot in the arm the telecom major needed

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

Web To Be Enabler

The Internet ecosystem is set to witness a flurry of M&As, consolidation and private financing, says Gaurav Deepak
Web To Be Enabler

The Internet ecosystem is set to witness a flurry of M&As, consolidation and private financing, says Gaurav Deepak

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

Buzz Back On Deal Street

I-banking in India has left the slowdown behind. If 2014 saw it accelerate, 2015 will see the sector go into overdrive, with equities regaining their shine
Buzz Back On Deal Street

I-banking in India has left the slowdown behind. If 2014 saw it accelerate, 2015 will see the sector go into overdrive, with equities regaining their shine

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

A Heady Cocktail

Despite a host of complexities, Diageo managed to pull off the United Spirits deal
A Heady Cocktail

Despite a host of complexities, Diageo managed to pull off the United Spirits deal

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

That’s Quite A Delivery!

Even without a cross-border arm or a fat balance-sheet, JM Financial has become the top choice of MNCs
That’s Quite A Delivery!

Even without a cross-border arm or a fat balance-sheet, JM Financial has become the top choice of MNCs

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Dollar Draw

Issuers and investors favour the US currency to avoid the higher volatility of other exchange rates, says Anoop Agrawal
Dollar Draw

Issuers and investors favour the US currency to avoid the higher volatility of other exchange rates, says Anoop Agrawal

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Steeling A March

Tata Steel subsidiary ABJA Investment’s issue was a two-tranche offer
Steeling A March

Tata Steel subsidiary ABJA Investment’s issue was a two-tranche offer

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Big Money For A Cause

FCI’s Rs 8,000-crore bond issue, aimed at reducing the food subsidy outgo, was a roaring success
Big Money For A Cause

FCI’s Rs 8,000-crore bond issue, aimed at reducing the food subsidy outgo, was a roaring success

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Building On Trust

Nipa and Utpal Sheth are virtually brand ambassadors of the bond market. Little wonder then that their firm is INR Bonds champion
Building On Trust

Nipa and Utpal Sheth are virtually brand ambassadors of the bond market. Little wonder then that their firm is INR Bonds champion

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Hedge And Go Places

An offer that is fully hedged comforts the markets and avoids a possible distortion in pricing, says Anoop Agrawal
Hedge And Go Places

An offer that is fully hedged comforts the markets and avoids a possible distortion in pricing, says Anoop Agrawal

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Riding The Crest

Despite the flood of players in the market, BAML and CITIC were the pick of the lot
Riding The Crest

Despite the flood of players in the market, BAML and CITIC were the pick of the lot

Full story will be available on 20-Mar-2015

Ruling The Roost

Many may stake claim to the throne, but StanChart has shown once again that it sits pretty with its marquee deals
Ruling The Roost

Many may stake claim to the throne, but StanChart has shown once again that it sits pretty with its marquee deals

Full story will be available on 20-Mar-2015

Fuelling Growth

PE funding in India has grown significantly in the past few years and so has its contribution to India’s growth story
Fuelling Growth

PE funding in India has grown significantly in the past few years and so has its contribution to India’s growth story

Full story will be available on 20-Mar-2015

Keeping Hope Alive

With demand factors in place, India finds itself in a sweet spot
Keeping Hope Alive

With demand factors in place, India finds itself in a sweet spot

Full story will be available on 20-Mar-2015

The Real Deal

Quality, not just quantity, was the benchmark by which the jury zeroed in on the winners of the BW-PwC I-banking Awards
The Real Deal

Quality, not just quantity, was the benchmark by which the jury zeroed in on the winners of the BW-PwC I-banking Awards

Full story will be available on 20-Mar-2015

Columns

Media Monitor:

Let’s Fight Control With Nirbhaya

The task of determining what is viewable content should be left to an autonomous body
Let’s Fight Control With Nirbhaya

The task of determining what is viewable content should be left to an autonomous body

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

Bound Together:

Anchor, With Prudence

India’s decision to reach out to island neighbours is a wise one, but the key in future dealings is sensitivity
Anchor, With Prudence

India’s decision to reach out to island neighbours is a wise one, but the key in future dealings is sensitivity

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

Column:

Check To Curb Frauds

Firms should comply with the Companies Act 2013, and have a robust fraud risk management systems in place, writes Arpinder Singh
Check To Curb Frauds

Firms should comply with the Companies Act 2013, and have a robust fraud risk management systems in place, writes Arpinder Singh

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

BEING HEALTHY:

6 Weight-loss Tips You Ignored

Making a few smart adjustments to your diet and lifestyle can help you shed kilos
6 Weight-loss Tips You Ignored

Making a few smart adjustments to your diet and lifestyle can help you shed kilos

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

THAT’S IT:

The Apple Watch Finally Makes Time

With variants for every wallet, the new smartwatch will battle Android to make a bid for the whole wearables market
The Apple Watch Finally Makes Time

With variants for every wallet, the new smartwatch will battle Android to make a bid for the whole wearables market

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

Editor's Note

editor's letter:

Celebrating The Best

The year gone by saw a 35 per cent jump in deals. This suggests that 2015 may turn out to be as good as, if not better than, 2010, when deal volumes touched a record $70.32 billion
Celebrating The Best

The year gone by saw a 35 per cent jump in deals. This suggests that 2015 may turn out to be as good as, if not better than, 2010, when deal volumes touched a record $70.32 billion

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

Global Scan

Globescan:

Focus On Fed

All eyes on US Fed as job data is better than expected; Britain trying to sell RBS; LG to invest $5.57 billion on R&D
Focus On Fed

All eyes on US Fed as job data is better than expected; Britain trying to sell RBS; LG to invest $5.57 billion on R&D

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

Jottings Plus

Jottings Plus:

Expanding Footprint

The five ETV channels will be rebranded with Colors logo over a 2-month period
Expanding Footprint

The five ETV channels will be rebranded with Colors logo over a 2-month period

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

Case Studies

case study:

Analysis: The Wall Is Falling

Identify the need of the endorsement rather than taking the consumer for granted, says Anshul Sushil
Analysis: The Wall Is Falling

Identify the need of the endorsement rather than taking the consumer for granted

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

case study:

Analysis: With Many Faces

The ‘credible many’ who know, use and talk about the brand become the real ambassadors, says Chandan Dang
Analysis: With Many Faces

The ‘credible many’ who know, use and talk about the brand become the real ambassadors, says Chandan Dang

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

case study:

Case Study: Can I Speak Without My Face?

‘Winning Takes Care Of Everything’ — a Nike tagline placed on an image of Tiger Woods the day after he regained the #1 world golf ranking. Critics say it sends wrong message. — Daily News
Case Study: Can I Speak Without My Face?

‘Winning Takes Care Of Everything’ — a Nike tagline placed on an image of Tiger Woods the day after he regained the #1 world golf ranking. Critics say it sends wrong message. — Daily News

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

In Depth

tourism:

Call Of The Wild

India’s tiger count has risen 30% in four years. Tourism has played a crucial role. Does increased traffic to our national parks bode well for business too?
Call Of The Wild

India’s tiger count has risen 30% in four years. Tourism has played a crucial role. Does increased traffic to our national parks bode well for business too?

Full story will be available on 17-Mar-2015

corporate:

Tour De Force

Mankind has used its ‘direct connect’ and ‘arm’s-length’ manufacturing strategies to power its way to the pharma high table
Tour De Force

Mankind has used its ‘direct connect’ and ‘arm’s-length’ manufacturing strtegies to power its way to the pharma high table

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

The Last Page

the last page:

Bon Voyage

The year 2014 will be remembered for two extraordinary and tragic airline mishaps: those of MH 370 and MH 17
Bon Voyage

The year 2014 will be remembered for two extraordinary and tragic airline mishaps: those of MH 370 and MH 17

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

The Social Media Scan

The Social Circuit:

Dressed To Confuse

The debate over #thedress; Facebook launches Ad Manager app; and more
Dressed To Confuse

The debate over #thedress; Facebook launches Ad Manager app; and more

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

Jottings

Jottings:

Beyond Numbers

Junk information from banks; 21st Century Fox buys 2 more media entities; and more
Beyond Numbers

Junk information from banks; 21st Century Fox buys 2 more media entities; and more

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

In The News

economy:

Blast From The Past

Manmohan Singh, Vladimir Putin, Ajit Jain, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and more
Blast From The Past

Manmohan Singh, Vladimir Putin, Ajit Jain, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and more

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

After Hours

lifestyle:

Watch Your Wrist

A look at some of the watches that will be exhibited at Baselworld
Watch Your Wrist

A look at some of the watches that will be exhibited at Baselworld

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

gadgets and gizmos:

Bang For Your Buck

We review the new workhorse from Acer, Lenovo's 4G offering and Xiaomi's Mi4
Bang For Your Buck

We review the new workhorse from Acer, Lenovo's 4G offering and Xiaomi's Mi4

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

Library: Review:

Detroit Revisited

Josh Linker, in his book, makes an important point about innovation and disruption being necessary, says Vishal Sharma
Detroit Revisited

Josh Linker, in his book, makes an important point about innovation and disruption being necessary, says Vishal Sharma

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

book extract:

Listen, Learn, Lead

Are leaders born? Can leadership be taught? Can it be gained from experience?
Listen, Learn, Lead

Are leaders born? Can leadership be taught? Can it be gained from experience?

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

health and fitness:

Food For The Soul

Spa cuisine is the new buzzword as chefs outdo each other to provide healthy yet tasty food
Food For The Soul

Spa cuisine is the new buzzword as chefs outdo each other to provide healthy yet tasty food

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

gadgets and gizmos:

Fresh Tech For 2015

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain brings in a new crop of gadgets. Here are some that created a stir
Fresh Tech For 2015

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain brings in a new crop of gadgets. Here are some that created a stir

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Library: Lead Review:

Beyond The Pink Press

The solution is to move people away from agriculture and into factories, says Vivek Kaul
Beyond The Pink Press

The solution is to move people away from agriculture and into factories, says Vivek Kaul

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

library:

‘Armenians Had Powerful Trade Connections’

Jonathan Gil Harris, Author, The First Firangis: Remarkable Stories of Heroes, Healers, Charlatans, Courtesans And Other Foreigners Who Became Indian (Aleph)
‘Armenians Had Powerful Trade Connections’

Jonathan Gil Harris, Author, The First Firangis: Remarkable Stories of Heroes, Healers, Charlatans, Courtesans And Other Foreigners Who Became Indian (Aleph)

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Ad Verbatim

verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What John Chen, Marissa Mayer, Mario Draghi, among others, said
Quotable Quotes

What John Chen, Marissa Mayer, Mario Draghi, among others, said

Full story will be available on 18-Mar-2015

Marketing & Advertising

ad infinitum:

So How Do You Like Your Maggi?

Nestle’s instant noodles brand has launched television commercials around different Maggi recipes in the ‘Khushiyon ki Recipe’ campaign
So How Do You Like Your Maggi?

Nestle’s instant noodles brand has launched television commercials around different Maggi recipes in the ‘Khushiyon ki Recipe’ campaign

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

impromptu:

An Emotional Connect

Anisha Motwani, director and chief marketing officer at Max Life Insurance and a former advertising professional, shares the secret to using the emotional card to market insurance in India with Hita Gupta
An Emotional Connect

Anisha Motwani, director and chief marketing officer at Max Life Insurance and a former advertising professional, shares the secret to using the emotional card to market insurance in India with Hita Gupta

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

research radar:

Marketers Smitten By The Social Media Bug

Brands across industries have realised the significance of social media
Marketers Smitten By The Social Media Bug

Brands across industries have realised the significance of social media

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Personal Wealth

investment:

Use Money To Migrate

Buy a house or invest in a business in the country of your choice to get a residency permit
Use Money To Migrate

Buy a house or invest in a business in the country of your choice to get a residency permit

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

In Conversation

in conversation:

‘We Want To Be Among The Top 3 In India’

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte chief Karsten Ottenberg is upbeat about India and sees his company’s products doing well in the premium segment
‘We Want To Be Among The Top 3 In India’

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte chief Karsten Ottenberg is upbeat about India and sees his company’s products doing well in the premium segment

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

Transit Lounge

Transit Lounge:

‘Spend 3-5% On Healthcare’

Bain & Company's Norbert Hueltenschmidt says the private sector should be encouraged to invest in the healthcare sector
‘Spend 3-5% On Healthcare’

Bain & Company's Norbert Hueltenschmidt says the private sector should be encouraged to invest in the healthcare sector

Full story will be available on 19-Mar-2015

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