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Talking stock
As poll fever heightens, Outlook Business presents an eclectic mix of investment ideas

N Mahalakshmi

The Big Fight for Fortis

Despite promoter woes and possible contingent liabilities, Fortis is an asset that many are willing to fight over 

Kripa Mahalingam | APR 23 , 2018

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

After reviving the family healthcare business and expanding into education, Manipal Group's Ranjan Pai has set another ambitious target

Kripa Mahalingam | APR 23 , 2018

Hi Flipkart! I’m Walmart

When change sets in, companies initially live in denial, and when it catches up, it’s too late

N Mahalakshmi | APR 23 , 2018

The Bane of Brands

Almost all brands are getting on the content marketing bandwagon with pressure to add to the content deluge

Lakshmipathy Bhat | APR 19 , 2018

Lonely at the top

Considering the slow pace of economic growth over the past five years, our list of fastest growing companies comprised only 14 names, even with a lower growth threshold

N Mahalakshmi | APR 13 , 2018

Marketing Myth

Can good marketing fool people all the time?

Lakshmipathy Bhat | APR 11 , 2018

Call For Caution

Recent spate of defaults in microfinance securitisation transactions raises concern

Prateek Jaiswal | APR 03 , 2018

Cooling-off

Post an aggressive growth phase, how Snapdeal is fighting for survival 

N Mahalakshmi | MAR 30 , 2018

Killing each other

The Federal reserve’s purported three to four hikes this year beginning in March are likely exaggerated

William H Gross | MAR 29 , 2018

Trade wars are bad, and nobody wins

Imposing tariffs is likely to lead to rising inflation and fall in export competitiveness — hurting US companies more than the rest of the world

Ben Inker | MAR 23 , 2018

“What, Me Worry?”

If there is one thing that spooks investors, it is uncertainty. And, the coming months has plenty

N Mahalakshmi | MAR 16 , 2018

Bonds, Men, It’s About Time

The bond bear market has begun, although not a dangerous one for bond investors

William H Gross | MAR 09 , 2018

The Advent Of A Cynical Bubble

Today’s is a cynical bubble, built not on faith in a new era, but on overoptimism about the ability to get out before everyone else

James Montier | MAR 07 , 2018

Bracing Yourself for a Possible Near-Term Melt-Up

Despite being one of the highest-priced markets in the US history, it is showing signs of entering the melt-up phase of this very long bull market

Jeremy Grantham | MAR 05 , 2018

Problem of plenty

PE and VC investments hit an all-time high in 2017 as investors pumped in a record $24 billion, 41% higher than the previous high seen two years ago

N Mahalakshmi | FEB 19 , 2018

Spring Back

In today’s age when the industry is looking to AI and IoT for answers, our institutions are unable to keep up with the skill requirements

N Mahalakshmi | FEB 02 , 2018

A Thoughtful Election Budget

It’s not a Budget that will get the economy to sky-rocket, but it won’t drown the government in fiscal burden either. Not bad for an election year

FEB 02 , 2018

When Small Is Big

Paytm is looking to cash in on its e-wallet franchise to fuel its growth as a payments bank

N Mahalakshmi | JAN 08 , 2018

Investment Potpourri

The financial system may be approaching a tipping point, so investing in 2018 warrants caution

William H Gross | JAN 05 , 2018

Career Risk and Stalin’s Pension Fund

The GMO co-founder on why fund managers could perforce end up investing in emerging markets

Jeremy Grantham | DEC 15 , 2017

Living in a bubble world

Equity value today has nothing to do with current or future profits but is being driven by a company’s ability to be disruptive

David Einhorn | DEC 08 , 2017

Orbit Unknown

Cherry picking stocks at the beginning of the New Year is an annual ritual at Outlook Business and this time is no different

N Mahalakshmi | DEC 08 , 2017

Retail Redemption

Kishore Biyani is leveraging technology to fuel his comeback  

N Mahalakshmi | NOV 24 , 2017

On The School Carousel

What do they all need? A sharp guideline for B-schools, aspirants and graduates

AK Balaji Prasad | OCT 30 , 2017