Business Today

Cover story | March 8, 2020

Mystery of the Oyo Rooms

Mystery of the Oyo Rooms

Why the fast-growing hotel chain had to scale down

Editor's Note


Oyo's Vulnerabilities

With sharp cuts in staff strength in two of its major markets - India and China - and across the world and withdrawal from one-third of 600-odd cities in India, Oyo has had to take some tough calls that have exposed its vulnerability

Leadership Spotlight


"Never Take 'no' for an Answer. Perseverance Pays"

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & MD, Biocon



Jindal Steel, Hindalco stocks plunge up to 5% on rise in coronavirus cases

The fall in the metal stocks was in line with the broad-based bearish trend in the market following reports of hundreds of new cases of Covid-19 infections that were reported over the weekend.



Leveraging Insurance Distribution Technology

The aim is to make it easier for the customer while making the entire process smoother



Tata Group's Debt Threat

Most leading Tata companies, including Tata Power, Tata Steel and Tata Motors, are burdened by debt, making the group overdependent on TCS, its sole money spinner

Big Auto's Expo Woes

As footfalls decline at Auto Expos globally, what is the way forward?



The Gene Business

Technology advances in gene sequencing are creating new opportunities for enterprises in healthcare and other sectors

India's Most Valuable Companies 2019


Govt pays over Rs 50,000 crore to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme

Under the PM-KISAN scheme, the Centre transfers an amount of Rs 6,000 per year, in three equal instalments, directly into the bank accounts of the farmers



Chinks in Whistleblower Armour

Despite rise in number of whistleblower complaints, the lacunae in the system are proving to be a deterrent in the fight against corporate unethical practices

In a State of Bother

States are facing a funds crunch. As GST revenues moderate and fiscal deficits balloon, they must look for new sources of revenue to fund welfare schemes and infrastructure needs

BT Management


Freeing Company Boards

Provisions seeking independence of board members have been tightened. Can the companies catch up?



"Expect Double-digit Growth in Second Half of Next Year"

Tata Motors' CEO talks about what the future holds for the industry and his plans for localisation of electric vehicles

The Point


The Digital Drive

The push for less cash and more digital is delivering in many sectors



Out in the Cold

The disruption due to coronavirus in China has put Indian industry in a jam

Money Today

Does an Annuity Plan Work for You?

Annuity plans can form a good part of your retirement portfolio if the product fit is right

Tick on the Right Education Loan

An education loan makes it easier to pursue your dream education but it also means long repayment years, so make sure your choice is right