Business Today

Cover story | Apr 29, 2012

BT awards India's best CFOs

BT awards India's best CFOs

The Business Today-YES Bank Best CFO Survey & Awards entered its third year. This year, we introduced two new awards - Best CFO of an MNC, and Best Woman CFO.

C. Ramakrishnan bags best CFO award

Ramakrishnan also wins the Best Transformation Agent (Large Companies) award in the Business Today-YES Bank survey, for his innovation and agility to drive the company across tough terrain. Full coverage

India's Best CFOs: The winners

The country's top number crunchers talk about their winning approach.

Concept of virtual CFOs fast catching on in India

Freelance number crunchers are providing high-quality services to small companies that cannot hire a full-time CFO. They charge about one-eighth to one-tenth the fee that their full-time counterparts would.
Special: India's Best CFOs


2012 may be tough for commodity investors

The World Bank's predictions for 2012 on price movement of commodities may not all hold true in the domestic market.

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Apr 29, 2012

The search for India's Best CFO winners across 10 categories was extremely rigorous and meticulous and we assembled a stellar jury in analysing financials across three years.


Book review: Triumph of the City

Edward Glaeser's book on cities has great relevance for India.


People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Ravi Rishi,  Tarun Khanna, Sachin Dev Duggal, Anirudh Sharma, V.O. Vinayagam, Jay Meattle

Leadership Spotlight

Leaderspeak with Rajesh Sud

Max New York Life Insurance's MD and CEO Rajesh Sud shares his leadership style.


Why cricket remains a big money spinner

Just when it seems to be in decline, cricket manages to bounce back. One victory changes everything and all the bad memories are wiped clean.

Will India's power woes end?

Coal shortage in the country in 2011-12 was around 54 million tonnes, the generation loss due to which was 8.73 billion units in the first 11 months up to February.

Global hotel chains turn Indian as demand falls

Despite occupancy in Indian hotels falling to 60 per cent last year, these hotel chains insist India is the world's second-fastest growing hospitality market after China.

'Our growth is way above the industry average'

With some deft cost cutting, which included laying off 6,500 people in 2011 and getting out of businesses such as the Flip video camera unit, Cisco CEO John Chambers has restored the company to health.

RPG Enterprises looks overseas for growth

By 2015, its Chairman Harsh Goenka wants more than half of his group revenues to come from overseas. "There is a certain frustration with the hassle of doing business in India - the red-tapism and the corruption," he says.

Behind Uninor's rising subscriber base

The company has been handed the death sentence. So why are more people buying its connection than Airtel's or Vodafone's?

Business outlook bleak for April-June quarter

Business confidence, which had just begun to recover, took a fresh hit with the unveiling of Budget 2012/13, as corporate houses grappled with the uncertainty and the impact of the new tax policies, says Business Today-C fore's latest survey.

Ballooning appetite

India, the third biggest consumer of natural gas in Asia, is looking beyond its borders to meet its ever-growing demand.


Reader's forum

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Is India ready for a tablet revolution in education?

The tablet has become all the rage in education. By packing a student's entire curriculum within its hardware, or allowing her to access it from the cloud - remote servers - it threatens to make the schoolbag obsolete.

Indians 2nd largest Facebook users

Facebook's success is in stark contrast to the paltry memberships of India-specific social networks, which many companies have tried to set up.


How companies are finding new ways to snap up talent

Assessment tools provide a useful filter even if their use requires companies to cast their nets much wider than before.


Roundup: Events of the fortnight

The IPL season has kicked off, but advertisers are yet to get excited. Advertisement rates are 15 per cent below last year.

Top 20 most watched ads in Feb 2012

Maaza tops the list of 20 most watched ads in feb 2012

Hiring set to resume in retail, financial sectors

The latest Business Today-TeamLease survey projects an increase in recruitment in retail and financial sectors during the April-June 2012 quarter. However, the outlook is not that rosy for the rest.

Delhi's IGI airport set to be world's costliest?

Since the airports passed on to private hands in January 2006, new levies collected from airlines and passengers have often sparked protests.

L&T acquires Fidelity MF: What lies ahead

Has Fidelity sold a troubled asset, or has L&T Mutual Fund brought distress upon itself?

'The risk of getting caught in a corruption scandal is much higher today'

Richard Fenning, CEO of risk consultancy Control Risks, makes a living by advising companies on risks associated with business in an unfamiliar environment.

Tatra deals: Who said what

As a minister, I cannot act just on a complaint… I did not get any written complaint at any stage, says A.K. Antony, Union Defence Minister, in Parliament

Adarsh Scam chronlogy

The events that led to Adarsh scam.

Internet driven economic growth set to rise

Internet driven economic growth is set to rise exponentially across the G-20 countries, including India, says a Boston Consulting Group survey.

Review: Angry Birds Space

Play the latest iteration of Angry Birds or try a robotic vacuum cleaner.

How different things work

There has been a fresh outbreak of swine flu this year, with over 309 cases, including 23 deaths, being reported so far.

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