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  • 1. WEEKEND NEWS
    FROM
    ECONOMIC TIMES
    MANMINDER SINGH
    MBA-2C
  • 2. Kingfisher plans to add 10 pc capacity, code-share with BA from mid-Sep
    Private air-carrier, Kingfisher Airlines, plans to add over 10 per cent capacity from the coming winter schedule, besides adding a couple of domestic and international routes, a senior airline executive said. 
    Kingfisher Airlines is also planning to launch operations on four new domestic routes and a couple of international ones shortly
  • 3. Toyota's August sales up 26 percent
    Automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Saturday reported a growth of 26 percent in its sales in August which stood at 6,361 units as against 5,045 units during the like period last year. According to the company, sales growth was achieved due to a good response which was received for its new car variant Corolla Diesel and sports utility vehicle (SUV) Fortuner. 
  • 4. Apple TV a first step for more ambitious plans?
    Critics hoping for more from Apple Inc's Web-to-TV plans -- a device, say, that would revolutionize living room entertainment the way the iPad changed tablet computing -- may just need to wait a bit longer. Shortly after Apple unveiled its latest Apple TV product on Wednesday, complaints surfaced from some circles that the company had failed to live up to its own high standards. The device is smaller and cheaper than the one it brought out in 2006, but it also has shortcomings. 
  • 5. ADAG top execs get more time for Sebi hearing
    Top executives of the Anil DhirubhaiAmbani (ADA) Group were granted an extension on Friday by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) after the regulator had earlier imposed a deadline of September 3 for a personal hearing by them in a securities market related case. 
  • 6. UK house prices fall for 2nd successive month
    A major mortgage lender says that average house prices in Britain fell by 0.9 percent in August, the second consecutive monthly dip after a 0.5 percent drop in July.  The lender says that suggests that house prices stagnated over the summer. Unless prices bounce back in September, the three-month rate of change will turn negative next month. 
  • 7. Bisleri boss RameshChauhan plots new rags-to-riches story
    Till recently, PET scrap was considered worthless even by rag pickers. Hardly anyone in India’s vibrant raddi market would buy it, leaving the unsightly garbage littered all over.
    So, Mr Chauhan stepped in and built a partnership with rag pickers, announced attractive prices for PET garbage, commissioned collection centres, purchased about 5000 kg every month, processed it and sold it to companies like Reliance Industries
  • 8. Contdd…
    His intervention birthed an entire PET recycling ecosystem that now collects about 1,200 tonnes of PET waste from Mumbai’s streets every day, according to industry estimates. Another 700 tonnes are collected from the rest of Maharashtra.