Friday, December 15, 2006

According to Asian Corporate Governance Association’s Asian proxy Voting Survey 2006, India was ranked 4th out of 11 countries in voting system...

On the contrary, in India, real estate firms have just begun the marathon by getting themselves listed on the bourses. Voting rights entitled to shareholders is another critical element which needs attention. According to Asian Corporate Governance Association’s Asian proxy Voting Survey 2006, India was ranked 4th out of 11 countries in voting system and has been judged as the one with ‘antiquated voting system’. Though the evolution of capital markets has been slow in India, but it’s steady. Exposure of Indian companies to global markets has resulted in giving a major push to corporate governance standards and transparency levels. Compulsory filing of financial statements form a part of mandatory requirements of stock market regulations in all the countries. And the results are instant; though it’s true that transparency in real estate sector in India is still low, but facts indicate that things are improving. To read more on IIPM Editorial Article, please click here...,

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Friday, December 08, 2006

RPG Enterprise: Respond, Perform, Grow

Today, the sectors that the Goenkas have entered over a period are diversified from power to technology to retail

Clicking on the RPG enterprise website, one would find an interesting abbreviation for the acronym RPG – Respond Perform Grow (also the core values of the company). Well, truly, if one browses through its past, one gets a feeling that all these three words fit immaculately to the evolution that this group has gone through. It has travelled a journey that has seen the company only grow from strength to strength over a period of time. Established in the year 1820, this group has stood the test of time and has managed to establish itself as one of the most successful and powerful business families of India. What was started in the year 1820, by Ramdutt Goenka, as a mere business carrying its operations with the East India Company, this group has evolved to a behemoth worth $.1.7 billion (2004-05). It was in the year 1970 a Rs. 700 million RPG enterprise was set up by R P Goenka.


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Friday, October 27, 2006

Stupendously successful sequels like Lage Raho Munnabhai and Krrish...

This year, even experimentation seems to be an understatement. Stupendously successful sequels like Lage Raho Munnabhai and Krrish (yes, our very own genuine superhero!) dominated the mind screens; and a high voltage action packed Dhoom 2 is to follow, though it remains to be seen how the producers would be able to pull back ‘any’ audiences into the movie halls just to see “stylish action,” a trademark of the first movie. Well, perhaps our audiences really are “no-brainers!” Why, isn’t that the promiscuous logic that permeates a plethora of the movie fraternity flitting around Bollywood, right from the Dons & KANKs to the Fanaas & Phir Hera Pheris, all ostensibly successful movies? For the answer, we suggest you scamper around to the movie house that produced Naksha (yes, it came, it saw, and it really ran like crazy...away!), or holler across to the man who created a new definition of a super-flop (Farhan Akhtar, who invested such an exorbitantly huge amount for Lakshya, that losses were ensured even though collections were decent; and yes, he’s the one making Don!), or bark a question across to trade pundits on why is it that many big budget multi-starring film producers fanatically focus on just the first couple of weeks’ collections... Aren’t they confident of their movies sustainability quotient? Aren’t they confident audiences are really no brainers? Ahem, we still haven’t rested our case, have we...


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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have together committed more than $50 billion...

And, a few years ago, the feisty entrepreneur and promoter of CNN, Ted Turner, stunned the world by giving away almost one billion dollars – virtually his entire fortune – to charity. Recent events have made even that gesture pale in comparison. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have together committed more than $50 billion of their wealth to fight poverty, disease and illiteracy in the third world. Google has gone one step ahead. It has started a charity with a $1 billion corpus that will operate like a corporation – earning profits even as it tackles some of the ills that plague the world. You can be sure that these huge funds won’t disappear into the pockets of corrupt third world politicians and bureaucrats but actually make a difference. Clearly, profits can do a lot of good. But they can also do a lot of harm. It all depends on how you define profitability. For complete information on IIPM Articles, please click here...

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Netting in more users

Guess how many Internet users there are in India? According to a study, conducted jointly by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, the number this September stands at 37 million. In March this year, it used to be 33 million – so in just six months, there’s been an addition of 4 million into the Internet family! The number of active users (users who have used the Net at least once in the last 30 days), during the same period, has moved up to 25 million in September from 21.1 million in March. The study further estimates that the Internet user base may cross the 40 million mark by March next year. The youth – college students and those below the age of 35 – are the main drivers of Internet usage in India. Smaller towns, too, were contributing towards the growth of Internet penetration: these account for 25 % of all net users and usage is growing at 142 % year on year. The next round of growth, it is felt, will be driven by new and innovative applications such as blogs, P2P, video on demand and online gaming while the old favourites such as email, chat and IM will drive first time users to the medium.

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Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri; Source: IIPM Publication and Business & Economy

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Capital Gains...

On the other hand, ADAG’s financial arm, Reliance Capital, is yet to gain altitude. Its insurance business is still in its infancy (it will be another year, or even two, before it can actually be considered a major in its sector). Then there is the shopper Anil, ready to dip his fingers into the retail pie. While on one hand Reliance Communications Limited already has a considerable retail presence through its chain of 241 ‘Reliance World’ outlets scattered across 105 cities, the other signs of the retail foray are evident with his financial arm – Reliance Capital – investing in Giny & Jony and Vishal Retail Stores. The company is also currently exploring options of tying up with Starbucks, the global coffee giant. Considering that ADAG has invested a total of Rs.2,300 crores by way of equity in Reliance Capital (by far the single largest investment by any professional entrepreneur in the country), the results are not going to be visible any time soon in the already overcrowded and dynamic Indian financial sector. But as Anil Ambani says: “The investment is a reflection of my personal conviction in the vast potential of the financial services sector, and the long term growth prospects of Reliance Capital”

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Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri

Source: IIPM Publication and Business & Economy

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Growth in motorcycle market

Favourable demographics, rising disposable incomes, high growth in services sector, low cost retail finance and rising personal aspirations are all leading to a healthy growth in motorcycle market.” Advice from leading European design studios, especially in Milan, and visiting top design schools for recruitment, have been part of a corporate move by TVS towards more elegant and efficient products. The company, through the Apache, has designed a motorcycle that is currently unmistakably perceived as the most gorgeous bike on the streets today. In a segment which is characterized by the likes of Bajaj Pulsar and Honda Unicorn, TVS finally has a product positioned right on, especially after their not so creditable attempts with the Fiero, and the past era’s Shogun. In such a short time, Apache has obtained several ‘Bike of the Year’ awards from all leading auto magazines. But more creditably, it won the best design award from BBC TopGear & even from the Overdrive magazine. Well, if we had the money, we’d buy the Apache right now! Well, if we “really” had the money, we’d perhaps buy a Bentley, eh?!

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Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri

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