Business

No Bites at Buffet

Warren Buffett insurance debut in India is sputtering. The company, which introduced online auto insurance policies in March, sold just 30 policies monthly between April to July.

Lists for Fools

The richest people and companies — such as Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s largest companies or the world’s richest — are atleast based on measurable criteria of wealth, and even they hit and miss, because not all assets are in accessible public databases.

My Summer at an Indian Call Center

Lessons learned: Americans are hotheads, Australians are drunks — and never say where you’re calling from.

Indian Exports to Top $300 Billion

India is aiming to top $300 billion in exports in the current fiscal year.

Serving it Hot

Will food channels whet the appetites of Indian television viewers?

2011 Feels Like 1980 Again

Casting a glance back at how India appeared to the outside world just a few months ago is rather like looking at grainy footage of yesteryear: a booming economy, IT whiz-kids making waves all over the globe, top ranking in international Test cricket, the ICC Cricket World Cup in the bag, Bollywood on the roll.

Gurgaon: Corporate City

The once backwater village in Haryana is now littered with the campuses and offices of major multinational corporations of every stripe and industry.

Global Remittances

India topped global remittances again this year with $53.1 billion in inward remittances in 2010.

Emerging Global Retail Markets

India ranks as the fourth strongest emerging global retail market, according to A T Kearney, a global management consulting company.

Green Light

Retail behemoths Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to secure approval for setting up majority-owned stores in India.

Largest Indian Companies

Eight Indian companied, led by India Oil, have made Fortunes list of the world’s 500 largest companies

Opulence Lost

Opulent Lite Investment Manager Neil Godbole lived large as the fund was imploding, but has scaled back after it liquidated.

Infosys

Signaling a bullish outlook, Infosys, India’s second largest IT company after Tata Consultancy Services, says it plans to hire 45,000 new employees this year.

Hot Java

Capturing India’s percolating coffee market.

Healthy Business

Will medical tourism be India’s next big industry?

Payroll Kickback

An Indian American couple who fled to India has been indicted in what Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for Manhattan, dubbed “one of the

Climate Controlled

The company is set to launch a consumer line of wear, including jackets, shoes, scarves, gloves and elbow packs.

Infosys Scrutinized

The company is accused of exploiting business visitor visas, which are intended for visitors to attend meetings, conferences or install specialized equipment.

Gilded Gods

Do unregulated temples of God really serve a higher purpose.

Strauss-Kahn Reveals Frustration In E-mail To IMF

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned last week as head of the International Monetary Fund in the face of sexual assault charges, told the fund's staff of his "profound sadness and frustration in having to leave under these circumstances" in an e-mail obtained by CNN.

BRiefs: Dakshina

Pandit received $16.5 million in stock and options and a $6.65 million cash payment from the company’s profit-sharing program for top executives.

Voter Punishes The Corrupt & the Arrogant

Almost one-third of Indians will now be ruled by women. With Mamata Banerjee and J Jayalalithaa storming to power on Friday in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, they join two other women chief ministers, Mayawati and Sheila Dikshit, to administer 368 million, or around 30% of India's 1.2 billion population.

Employee Accuses Infy Of Misuse Of B-1 Visa Norms

The US may review its B-1 business visa programme following allegations by a local Infosys employee that the Bangalore-headquartered information technology (IT) company was misusing it to tackle H-1B visa restrictions.

India’s Anti-Poverty Programs Are Big But Troubled

India spends more on programs for the poor than most developing countries, but it has failed to eradicate poverty because of widespread corruption and faulty government administration, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Diamonds Are Not Forever

Industry Moves from Israel to India

Expensive Bite

Termites at an Indian bank gobbled up nearly Rs 10 million ($225,000) in paper currency held in a strongroom.  “The branch management has been found guilty

‘Sher’ Share

India’s tiger population has grown 38% since 2006 to 1,706, according to a new tiger census released by the country’s environment ministry. The greatest growth

India Visa Fraud

U.S. Consulates in India are concerned with visa fraud, according to cables disclosed by Wikileaks.

India Outpaces China?

India’s growth outpaced China for the first time, according to IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook. India grew by 10.36% in 2010, a tad higher than

Kayem Mayhem

An Indian drug company, criticized by activist groups opposed to the death penalty, has pledged to stop selling chemicals used for lethal injections to American

BPO to top $1.4 Billion

India’s business process outsourcing market will top $1.4 billion this year, representing a 23 percent growth from last year, according to a  study by the

Extorted Affair

The agency denies that the official had an affair.

Preparing The Underprivileged

Do Super 30 and other coaching classes make the grade?.

Changing Habits

Finding a new recipe for success in India’s food markets.

Nobel Laureate Ousted

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been ousted from the pioneering microfinance lender Grameen Bank, which he founded three decades ago. Yunus, 70, was dismissed from

AOL Fires 90% Of India Staff

AOL has laid-off 90% of its Indian employees, reducing its Indian workforce from 1,000 to just 100 at its office in Bengaluru. The  company is

The Next Big Indian Thing

9 of the 50 venture funded companies with the greatest promise to succeed in Wall Street Journal’s “The Next Big Thing 2011,” list have Indian

$2 Trillion Economy

The Indian economy is expected to grow to $6 trillion by 2020.

World’s Largest Arms Importer

India accounted for 9 percent of all international arms imports between 2006 and 2010. China accounted for 6 percent.

No No To Nano

Is the Tata Nano running out of gas?

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