Issue Dated 20 October 2014

Cover Story

Any Way To Shake Off This Load? State-run banks are groaning under record NPAs. Only stern steps can save them
Any Way To Shake Off This Load?

State-run banks are groaning under record NPAs. Only stern steps can save them

Full story will be available on 03-Oct-2014

Where Anything Goes UCBs fall in a grey area. Most of them are badly run. Is there a case for their existence at all?
Where Anything Goes

UCBs fall in a grey area. Most of them are badly run. Is there a case for their existence at all?

Full story will be available on 03-Oct-2014

Jottings

jottings:

Back To Square One?

Gilead's pricey drugs to pinch pockets; HMT loses race against time; and more
Back To Square One?

Gilead's pricey drugs to pinch pockets; HMT loses race against time; and more

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

Jottings Plus

jottings plus:

Walk The Talk

Pharma is among the 25 key industrial segments identified by Modi as potential sectors that can catapult India to the centre of global manufacturing
Walk The Talk

Pharma is among the 25 key industrial segments identified by Modi as potential sectors that can catapult India to the centre of global manufacturing

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

internet:

How Close Are We To The Digital Age?

By 2018, Internet advertising will be poised to overtake TV as the largest advertising medium in a $66 billion market
How Close Are We To The Digital Age?

By 2018, Internet advertising will be poised to overtake TV as the largest advertising medium in a $66 billion market

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

jottings plus:

Seasonal Surge

Sentiment that the US economy is on a recovery path is prompting risk-averse investors to unwind their ‘safe positions’ in gold
Seasonal Surge

Sentiment that the US economy is on a recovery path is prompting risk-averse investors to unwind their ‘safe positions’ in gold

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

Ad Verbatim

verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What Raghuram Rajan, P. Chidambaram, Narendra Modi, among others, said
Quotable Quotes

What Raghuram Rajan, P. Chidambaram, Narendra Modi, among others, said

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

Transit Lounge

transit lounge:

‘Our Research Efforts Are In Green Chemistry’

Rik Miller, president, DuPont Crop Protection, talks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew about reducing the fertiliser footprint
‘Our Research Efforts Are In Green Chemistry’

Rik Miller, president, DuPont Crop Protection, talks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew about reducing the fertiliser footprint

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

Marketing & Advertising

marketing and advertising:

‘Increase Focus On Household Penetration’

Joydeep Bhattacharya, a Bain & Company partner and head of Consumer Products and Retail practices in India, Guy Brusselmans, a Bain partner based in Brussels and a member of the Consumer Products and Retail practices, and Sachin Khandelwal, a Mumbai-based principal looking after the same practices, reveal the best way to grow for consumer-product companies
‘Increase Focus On Household Penetration’

Joydeep Bhattacharya, a Bain & Company partner and head of Consumer Products and Retail practices in India, Guy Brusselmans, a Bain partner based in Brussels and a member of the Consumer Products and Retail practices, and Sachin Khandelwal, a Mumbai-based principal looking after the same practices, reveal the best way to grow for consumer-product companies

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

ad infinitum:

Down The Advertising Road

From glimpses of vintage ads to analyses of campaigns and agency work, the structures of operation, to hard numbers that show the growth of the industry, the book offers lots to the reader
Down The Advertising Road

From glimpses of vintage ads to analyses of campaigns and agency work, the structures of operation, to hard numbers that show the growth of the industry, the book offers lots to the reader

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

research radar:

Growing Out Of The Box

Growing Out Of The Box

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

Global Scan

globescan:

Open Sesame

Alibaba’s banks boost IPO size to record $25 billion; Philips hives off lighting business; and more
Open Sesame

Alibaba’s banks boost IPO size to record $25 billion; Philips hives off lighting business; and more

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

Columns

bound together:

Trade With Caution

India would do well to look at precedents as it tries to strengthen its economic cooperation with China
Trade With Caution

India would do well to look at precedents as it tries to strengthen its economic cooperation with China

Full story will be available on 29-Sep-2014

The Social Media Scan

THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT:

Mix & Match Destinations

A slew of social networks for fashionistas; a new selfie app; and more
Mix & Match Destinations

A slew of social networks for fashionistas; a new selfie app; and more

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

In Depth

TRADE:

Up Against The Wall

The Modi-Xi handshake comes in the midst of a changing China. Will the new imperatives define the bilateral trade order?
Up Against The Wall

The Modi-Xi handshake comes in the midst of a changing China. Will the new imperatives define the bilateral trade order?

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

CORPORATE:

Back From The Brink

BlackBerry is attempting to regain lost ground. And, it is looking beyond devices to do so
Back From The Brink

BlackBerry is attempting to regain lost ground. And, it is looking beyond devices to do so

Full story will be available on 01-Oct-2014

INDUSTRY:

The Gods Of Small Things

Artisans struggle to keep the faith in a market where the lure of lucre trumps the spiritual. A report from two idol-making hubs
The Gods Of Small Things

Artisans struggle to keep the faith in a market where the lure of lucre trumps the spiritual. A report from two idol-making hubs

Full story will be available on 01-Oct-2014

ACCOUNTING:

Keeping Good Company

Integrated reporting is catching on and empowering stakeholders
Keeping Good Company

Integrated reporting is catching on and empowering stakeholders

Full story will be available on 02-Oct-2014

Start Up/ Entrepreneur

STARTUP:

Farmer’s Friend & Guide

RML’s services through SMS empower farmers and help eliminate middlemen. Next stop: bypass the mandis to get growers a good deal
Farmer’s Friend & Guide

RML’s services through SMS empower farmers and help eliminate middlemen. Next stop: bypass the mandis to get growers a good deal

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

After Hours

LEAD REVIEW: LIBRARY:

Partners In Growth

As the book outlines it, both India and China are going through massive social and cultural transitions which, in turn, will force the two countries to relook at and re-establish the “Silk Route”, says Dinesh Malkani
Partners In Growth

As the book outlines it, both India and China are going through massive social and cultural transitions which, in turn, will force the two countries to relook at and re-establish the “Silk Route”

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

BOOK REVIEW: LIBRARY:

Making Capitalism Work

In his book, Harvey has categorised his set of 17 contradictions into three self-suggesting clusters; the foundational contradictions, the moving contradictions and the dangerous contradictions
Making Capitalism Work

In his book, Harvey has categorised his set of 17 contradictions into three self-suggesting clusters; the foundational contradictions, the moving contradictions and the dangerous contradictions

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

BOOK REVIEW: LIBRARY:

The Poverty Virus

If you have any doubts over Ban Ki-moon’s views, you should refer the book, The Locust Effect
The Poverty Virus

If you have any doubts over Ban Ki-moon’s views, you should refer the book, The Locust Effect

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

afterhours:

For The Love Of Running

From the Gobi Desert to the North Pole, here's a selection of some of the most adventurous marathons
For The Love Of Running

From the Gobi Desert to the North Pole, here's a selection of some of the most adventurous marathons

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

The Last Page

THE LAST PAGE:

Safe Signals

A look at SAR numbers of major handsets and the precautions to be taken while using cellphones
Safe Signals

A look at SAR numbers of major handsets and the precautions to be taken while using cellphones

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

The Numbers Game

THE NUMBERS GAME:

Beyond The Piggy Bank

Here’s a look at the state of financial inclusion in India and how it compares with some of its global peers
Beyond The Piggy Bank

Here’s a look at the state of financial inclusion in India and how it compares with some of its global peers

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

Personal Wealth

PERSONAL WEALTH: TRAVEL:

The World On A Shoestring

Want to see the world but have budget constraints? Try travel hacking
The World On A Shoestring

Want to see the world but have budget constraints? Try travel hacking

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

Case Studies

case studies:

Analysis: Organisation Levers

Structuring is a critical area that requires involvement of all key stakeholders
Analysis: Organisation Levers

Structuring is a critical area that requires involvement of all key stakeholders

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

case studies:

The Whimsical Stakes

Build seamless and effective functioning between positions at all levels
The Whimsical Stakes

Build seamless and effective functioning between positions at all levels

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

case study:

Case Study: To Fight, Without Fighting

“The more of me I be, The clearer I can see” — Rachel Archelaus
Case Study: To Fight, Without Fighting

“The more of me I be, The clearer I can see” — Rachel Archelaus

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

Editor's Note

editors letter:

Blame It On Lazy Lending

If I were to pin all of this down to one reason, it’s the discarding of the Prakash Tandon Committee norm of maximum permissible bank finance
Blame It On Lazy Lending

If I were to pin all of this down to one reason, it’s the discarding of the Prakash Tandon Committee norm of maximum permissible bank finance

Full story will be available on 30-Sep-2014

In Conversation

IN CONVERSATION:

‘India Needs To Show It Values Innovation’

PhRMA, a US drug companies’ lobby, looks to Modi’s US visit to iron out access issues
‘India Needs To Show It Values Innovation’

PhRMA, a US drug companies’ lobby, looks to Modi’s US visit to iron out access issues

Full story will be available on 01-Oct-2014

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