Nano to launch today

Tata Motors said it will launch its ultra-cheap Nano car in Mumbai on Monday — a vehicle meant to herald a revolution by making it possible for the world’s poor to purchase their first car. But few predict the snub-nosed Nano will be able to turn around the company, which has been beset by flagging…

Satyam’s pack of lies crumble

The Satyam mountain of lies crumble in face of evidence.  As per Ramalinga Raju, a big 4 consulting company had advised the management on the Satyam-Maytas deal.  All the top 4 consulting firms (Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG) have now denied being a part of the deal. Satyam’s valuation of unlisted Maytas…

Marc Faber’s prediction comes true

In February, Marc Faber in an interview with CNBC-TV18 predicted that the Indian market (BSE) was on a bubble and that it would fall to 14000 – 12000 (the market was around 18000 then).  What a fall it has been since.  We have already touched 8000, though the markets have slowly inched upto 9500, we…

Investment Rules

1. Do no lose money 2. Do not forget Rule No 1 – Warren Buffett +++

Marc Faber’s comment on the US economy

The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico,…

Yahoo! Launches New Lab in Bangalore, India

Yahoo! Inc, a leading global Internet company, announced the expansion of its India R&D operations with the launch of Yahoo! Labs – Bangalore, its first in India. Dr. Rajeev Rastogi has been appointed as vice president and head of the new lab. Yahoo! Labs – Bangalore will be a center of excellence for next generation…

Virgin mobile launched in the world’s fastest growing telecom market

The Sir Richard Branson-owned Virgin group is launching the Virgin Mobile brand in India in association with Tata Teleservices India has the lowest tariffs in the world. With Virgin getting into the game, things are expected to get more competitive. For instance, subscribers on Virgin will be credited 10 paise for every one minute of…

Gulf Finance House to invest USD 10 billion in Mumbai SEZ

In a significant move signaling its continued commitment to the rapidly growing Indian economy, Gulf Finance House, yesterday signed a wide ranging agreement with the Government of Maharashtra to facilitate the creation of one of the largest development projects in the state – a state-of-the-art Economic Development Zone – just outside Mumbai, the country’s financial…

India Business Updates

India Inc’s M&A bill crosses $50 billion in 07 Merger and acquisitions are set to become one of the most important trends of 2007 for India Inc, with the total deal value crossing 50-billion dollar mark with one more month still to go. According to data compiled by international consultancy major Grant Thornton, India Inc…

KV Kamath is Businessman of the year – 2007

ICICI Bank chief executive officer K.V. Kamath has been named Businessman of the Year for 2007 by Forbes Asia, for his steadiness at steering ICICI into one of Asia’s top banks. Under Mr Kamath’s watch since 1996, ICICI Bank’s market capitalisation has risen to $31 billion, placing it among the region’s top 10 banks.“By this…