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BiziNation # 37: India Gets High on Gold

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 05:30 Written by

AMD and Intel are the fiercest of competitors. And we've been taught that almost all is fair in love, war and the corporate world. Intel took it a bit too far and had to cough up $1.5 billion to AMD for uh cheating. This is what they call out of court settlement. In News from India, the government is on a gold buying spree from the IMF. Toyota, the Japanese auto major has put its papers in F1. We sign off this episode by talking a bit about Inflation waking up after a rather prolonged period of hibernation.

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BiziNation # 38: Dubai....Dubaa Dubaaaa!

Thursday, 10 December 2009 20:51 Written by

For the last decade or so, Dubai invoked awe and admiration for the pace at which it could lead a creative growth which was not limited to building sky scrapers, but other garnishing like man made islands, artificial arctic like winter, etc. All these developments were funded by the Government through its investing arm, Dubai World which announced that it could not pay off the $59 billion loan to the banks. The stock markets came crashing down. While that happened, we also talk about the companies from India which are raising money to carry out their expansion activities. The recovery has begun!

Episode Notes

  • Dubai and the big loan default
  • Dish TV raises $100 million via GDRs.
  • Pantaloon raises Rs. 500 Crore
  • Vedanta to invest Rs. 40,000 Crore
  • Hindalco to raise Rs. 2,900 Crore
  • TCS and Infy bag $1bn deal banking on the US recovery
  • HCL tech bags a $200 mn deal in UK

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BiziNation # 39: Humara Bajaj RIP

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 05:30 Written by

If anyone can come close to playing God today, then it's unargubaly Google. In its latest move it is contemplating on charging its users (virtually all of us) for accessing news online. We can't blame Google for this since this demand has come from folks like Murdoch and the likes who claim to be losing tons of money by inviting readers to browse stories free of cost. In India, Bajaj has taken a bold (but predictable and emotional) decision to discontinue its scooters.

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In the first Buzination episode for 2010, we bring you a list of top 10 Business news of 2009 that mades waves in India
1. The Great scam of India - Satyam saga
2. After Ramalingam, its the turn of Rajaratnam to make news in the world of scam
3. Personal loss for Corporate world as we lose few great men to stress
4. The impact of swine flu on the world economy.
5. The Maharaja turns in to a pauper - Air India
6. Lanch of Nano
7. The Ambani war...a la Deewar
8. See - Saw of inflation in India
9. Finally a recovery
10. The crash of Dubai

In the first Buzination episode for 2010, we bring you a list of top 10 Business news of 2009 that mades waves in India. Tell us if you agree with our list!!

Episode Notes

  • The Great scam of India - Satyam saga
  • After Ramalingam, its the turn of Rajaratnam to make news in the world of scam
  • Personal loss for Corporate world as we lose few great men to stress
  • The impact of swine flu on the world economy.
  • The Maharaja turns in to a pauper - Air India
  • Lanch of Nano
  • The Ambani war...a la Deewar
  • See - Saw of inflation in India
  • Finally a recovery
  • The crash of Dubai

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BiziNation # 34: Happiness Now in EMIs

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 08:21 Written by
This episode is about how businesses are adapting themselves to the changes in their environment. Levis has launched an EMI scheme to make your favourite pair of Levis jeans affordable to you. Launch of world's first digi novel is a testiment to how the publishing industry and authors are using novel ways to face the challenges thrown by the new media of internet. We talk about google being at its innovative best. India's biggest and favourite insurer LIC is no longer shying away from the equity market. P&G comes to the rescue of the Olympics committee as sporting events feel the heat of recession.

BiziNation # 33: Business: You win some. You lose some...

Saturday, 05 September 2009 13:53 Written by
There are no free lunches and so removing money from an ATM other than your bank's will now cost you but the first five in a month are free.Listen about how banks in Australia charge ATM interchange fees to customers. Sad news for all Reader digest fans as the company declares bankruptcy in US. Biking fans in India welcome the entry of Harley Davidson. Maverick CEO Michael Leary of Ryan Air teaches a few things about running a profitable airlines in time of slump. Spicejet does better than its full service rival.
The IT sector first quarter results are out and the Sensex finally has something to cheer about. TCS is leading from the front reports better than expected profits. Anil Ambani's Reliance Big Entertainment is taking the Hollywood path by signing a deal with Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks. The Ambani brothers are at it again!! Straight out of a scene from Bollywood hit, Deewar,they are fighting for the gas in krishna Goadavri basin. The 2 brothers fight it out in the legal battlefield.

BiziNation # 31: Union Budget 2009-10 Made Easy

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 07:23 Written by
The Union Budget 2009-10, like any other was branded as an 'Aam Aadmi' budget which promised 'inclusive growth'. But the sceptics brushed it aside. Contratry to what the experts think, we reckon that this budget has something in it for both the rich as well as poor. In this podcast, we dwell not only on the Yojanas and schemes that the goverment has announced for the poor but also spend some time talking about the plans laid out for the urban poor,  infrastructure, defense personnel and children. And we also introduce a section where in you can leave your comments and we'll add those in our next podcast. Listen to know how to go about it.

BiziNation # 30: Air India Ram Ram...

Monday, 06 July 2009 04:47 Written by
The thought of the Indian aviation industry making quarterly profits is far fetched, but to find out that one company bears almost half of the entire industry's burden would send some stomachs churning especially if you are working with Air India, India's national carrier. Story aint that different in other parts of the world. British Airways has declared its biggest loss of the century. Back home, the Bandra Worli Sea link has been unveiled and promises to take some load off the roads. This episode is a light weight one where we celebrate, in Ritika's words, our 'Pearl Anniversary' 

BiziNation # 29: Mega Deals

Thursday, 11 June 2009 04:04 Written by
Ritika gives us a run down of some ground realitiy in Australia on the attacks on Indians. This podcast is a mix of national and international news. Australia has just been handed out a stimulus package a good percentage of which went to the dead! Back home in India, Bharati has renewed talks with MTN for what would be the biggest Indian acquisition. Bharti's tie up with Walmart spwaned a 50000 sq feet cash and carry store in Amritsar. And in another news, Grameen America, the microfinance bank led by Mohd Yunus has an envious track record despite the recession.