Summit Notebook

Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders

from Sakthi Prasad:

Real Estate – To invest or not

Abhijit Mukherjee of Dr Reddy'sEveryone of us has our own ideas about a dream home and usually wonder if it makes a good investment or not. 

But for Abhijit Mukherjee, president of the pharma firm Dr. Reddy’s, the choice is very clear -- He is not a big fan of real estate investment. 

While speaking to Reuters journalists at the India Investment Summit in Bangalore, Mukherjee cited the American example of a recent real estate crash and wondered whether India, too, is headed in the same direction. He said buying a house and holding it for value appreciation over a number of years is not a good idea.

Notwithstanding his skepticism, he said he is thinking of changing his apartment. But he was quick to add that it is not a very exciting investment.

Audio – Say What?


From time to time, John Jenkins is puzzled by the press releases he reads from drug companies.

Jenkins, the director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of New Drugs, said when companies communicate an FDA action on their products to investors, they sometimes don’t convey it so accurately.  Click here to listen to his comments.