Business Today Archive July 6, 2014 Issue

Edition: July 6, 2014

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Modi govt now setting the stage for neo-Swadeshinomics

Modi govt now setting the stage for neo-Swadeshinomics

The BJP's earlier stint in power had it clashing repeatedly with the RSS on economic policy. The RSS harped on self-reliance, while the BJP-led government opened up several new sectors to FDI. A pragmatic Narendra Modi government is now setting the stage for neo-Swadeshinomics.
Editors note
What Modi is slowly fashioning - and he has the support of some in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - is what I'd call neo-swadeshinomics. The tenet of self-reliance is getting nuanced into "what's good for India"
Leadership Spotlight
Vinita Singhania, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JK Lakshmi Cement says her eldest brother-in-law Hari Shankar Singhania was her first role model.
Features
Before drawing up an economic roadmap, Telangana and Andhra pradesh have to tackle vexed issues like tax and power. The immediate challenge for the two new states lies in the power sector.
Letters
BT receives many responses to its case studies. Below is the best one on Gillette (April 13, 2014)
Focus
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the country's biggest insurance company with 70 per cent market share, often seems to be underwriting the government's disinvestment programme as well.
LBS Case Study
Constant innovation has been the byword for Nike's success. This case study analyses the ever-evolving marketing strategies adopted by Nike to become a global brand.
Science

Iceotope, a UK-based company, has created a system that immerses server blades - literally dunks them - in a special fluid. Not only does this make the cooling system silent, without the whirr of the fan or the hum of the AC, the company says it reduces the power load of energy-hogging data centres by half.


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