Business Today

Cover story | January 18, 2015

Why Adani is betting $10 bn on Australian coal

Why Adani is betting $10 bn on Australian coal

Abbot Point port terminal in Queensland, about 980 km north of Brisbane, which he bought for nearly $2 billion in 2011 is the biggest single bet Gautam Adani has ever made.

January 18, 2015



Full listing: India's Best Banks 2014

BT-KPMG present India's Best Banks 2014 full ranking in large, mid-sized, small and very small categories.

How YES Bank grew while keeping costs low

Yes Bank has taken giant strides forward, making its debut in the large bank category in the BT-KPMG study.

RBL Bank is expanding operations at brisk pace

RBL, under Managing Director and CEO Vishwavir Ahuja, actually went and bought the credit card business of Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2013.

India's Best Banks 2014: The others who surpassed peers

A brief look at those who topped in various categories.

How we ranked India's best banks for 2014

The rankings covered 65 scheduled commercial banks. The three broad ranking parameters were divided into 28 sub-parameters, compared to 29 last year.

How Sobti transformed IndusInd Bank

Using technology and innovation, Romesh Sobti has transformed IndusInd Bank in the last six years.

Regulating 'too big to fail' banks

The global economic and financial crisis of 2008 brought to the fore the lacunae in the regulatory framework and disproved the myth of 'too big to fail', gearing the regulators into action.

Business Today lists Best Banks for 2014

India's banking landscape is set to change with the impending entry of many lenders. Business Today's 2014 listing of the country's best banks celebrates those who look the most ready to face the challenges.

HDFC is transforming into a full-scale digital bank

HDFC Bank is already a market leader in e-commerce. "Almost 45 per cent of the transactions are on our (debit or credit) cards," says Aditya Puri.

Editor's Note


From the Editor: January 18, 2014

Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta discusses Gautam Adani's investment in Australian coal and the special magazine package on India's Best Banks for 2014.



Nobody needs my advice, says CEO coach Ram Charan

Says Ram Charan, who advises some of the world's best-known and most successful CEOs.

You can always improve your cognitive skills, abilities

You can always improve your cognitive skills and abilities, said experts Peter Docker and P. Murali Doraiswamy at BT MindRush.

A master class

Some of India's best CEOs shared leadership lessons with an eager audience of their peers at BT MindRush.

Decoding CEO success at MindRush 2014

The two-day Business Today MindRush 2014 offered huge takeaways for corporate leaders on how to stay at the top of their game at all times.

Pitfalls remain in India's start-up ecosystem

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in India. But when there is too much optimism around, it can lead to the building up of a bubble-like situation.



Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers give feedback on magazine's coverage of the January 4, 2015 issue.



Riding the wave of hope

The market is surging and fund managers are buoyant. But their expectations are heavily dependent on the government's policy decisions.



Still a long way towards full-fledged GST regime

GST picks up speed, without alcohol and petrol.

Oil price plunge a mixed blessing for Modi govt

The plunge in crude prices may come as a mixed blessing for the Narendra Modi government.

Will Ajay Singh's plan to revive SpiceJet succeed?

One of the main reasons Singh is interested in SpiceJet is that the airline has a significant market share.

Which way will the rupee go in 2015?

Chief economists Madan Sabnavis of CARE Ratings and Ajit Ranade of Aditya Birla Group give an outlook for the Indian rupee for the year 2015.

BT More

Butterfly beauty

Adorned with designs inspired by the graceful winged creatures, the Omega De Ville Prestige Butterfly range features timeless classics created to be cherished by the wearer.

The rowing horseman

Bobby Dundas, Viscount Melville, has achieved many milestones in his life, from playing polo in the World Cup to conquering the Atlantic. A look at the man behind the mallet.

The getaway resort

A stone's throw away for those seeking to escape the grit and grime of Delhi, The Gateway Resort near Damdama Lake caters to families and business professionals alike.

'I don't miss a workout, wherever I may be'

A man who believes that health is as important as succeeding in the corporate world, Groupon Head Ankur Warikoo even managed to develop a six-pack for a while.

Bottled luxuries

Ever met a genie in a bottle? Ten spirits any bar would love to have, provided the price is paid.

The Cuban connection

While it's debatable if Cuban cigars are actually good for you, it is certainly so for India's burgeoning luxury industry.

James H Clark's exceptional wine collection

The exceptional wine collection of entrepreneur and philanthropist James H Clark fetched a record $2.6 million at a recent Sotheby's auction.

Top shop

BT More brings you the must haves in fashion and lifestyle, from gadgets to accessories to quirky products.

A look at the very best in entertainment this January

BT More brings you a list of the very best in entertainment in January, from movies to music to books.

Sniff, swill, sip

Leading whisky expert Charles MacLean on the underrated art of downing a good Scotch.

The guide: 4 features of iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus comes with the One Handed Keyboard, available at the app store for Rs 123.

Pamper your wheels

The process of washing and waxing a car is a science second only to changing a tyre. Here's a run-through on how to keep your car shiny and pretty.

No more foul feet

BT More gives you tips to avoid foul smelling feet.

Yoga for sexual healing

Yoga does more than just improve your physical and spiritual well-being; it even enhances your prowess in bed.

The art of cutting carbs

Lovneet Bhullar Batra, sports nutritionist, provides a daily meal planner to achieving a leaner, meaner physique.

Adidas predator instinct

Over 20 years after the Predator Instinct range was first launched, Adidas has reincarnated its iconic Predator football studs.

Oz throws open its gates for trade

Over 32 Australian companies showcase their products during the Australia Business Week from January 12 to 16.

Shiv Sagar restaurant comes to Delhi, offers amazing food

Make sure not to miss the Shiv Sagar special sandwiches- extremely sinful and extremely satiating. Cheese lovers will jump with excitement.