The young, aspirational Indian woman is now a key player in powering India’s growth in the years ahead. And she has enough role models to follow. It is in this context that Business Today’s much-awaited annual The Most Powerful Women in Business list assumes even greater significance.
With a massive $107-billion growth plan lined up for the next 10 years, the Hindenburg report has hit Adani like the proverbial iceberg it never saw coming. The question now is, how will Adani fund his ambitious growth plans?
As new investors come into the markets in droves, bolstered by the rising stock indices and armed with apps that allow them ease of trading on smartphones, a slew of new players is lining up to enter the mutual funds (MF) sector.
A riveting battle for the top slot is playing out in the Indian two-wheeler market. Twelve years after erstwhile partners Hero Group and Honda decided to split, the Japanese company is on the verge of securing pole position in this battle of the giants.
The BT500, the definitive listing of India’s most valuable companies by average market capitalisation (during the period October 2021 to September 2022), is specially significant this year, coming as it does amid enormous uncertainty in the global economic environment, rising interest rates, steep inflation and recessionary headwinds being faced by some of the world’s biggest economies.
Invest India’s strategy is to woo the foreign investor aggressively, showcase the country as the preferred investment destination, and then ensure the investor is able to set up shop by helping secure all approvals.
Ever since Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji tweeted about the issue in August, calling it “cheating—plain and simple”, India Inc. has been on fire with opinion divided around not just about the ethicality of moonlighting, but also what constitutes it. Where does India's much-valued IT sector go from here?
There is a massive disruption which is being witnessed in the payments space thanks to UPI. From the vegetable vendor to the coffee shop to the upmarket restaurant in a five-star hotel, the QR code is everywhere, reducing the dependence on debit cards and cash, with even credit cards set to be disrupted in the near future.
In many ways, India’s growth story has also been the story of the rise of its business families. It is well known how India’s storied business families set up the basic structure of Indian business over the past 75 years and even earlier. Today, no mention of India’s business and corporate environment can be complete without acknowledging the contribution family-owned businesses are making in powering the country’s economic growth.
Under the stewardship of Sanjiv Puri, ITC has been in the midst of an aggressive strategic plan that has already seen it emerge as India’s third-largest FMCG player, after Adani Wilmar and Hindustan Unilever.
Four years and five stores later, IKEA, which in a sense was testing the Indian waters so far, has decided to amp up its India play. The reasons are not far to seek. With a huge millennial population that is keen to
live well, India is a lucrative market for IKEA.
The Hindi film industry, with its marquee production houses, megastars and marketing prowess, is proving to be a feeble competitor to the movies emerging from South India. Our cover story this fortnight explores this rise of movies from South India which has changed the basic, and accepted, tenets of success in Indian moviemaking.
Tata Steel, the storied steelmaker, which thus far had been focussing on a mix of domestic and overseas operations, is now in the midst of executing a growth strategy that accords a laser-sharp focus on India. Will the steel behemoth chart a new success story in this decade?
From technical glitches to customer complaints to top-level exits, Ola Electric has been beset by problems ever since production at its sprawling factory in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, got under way. What is the road ahead for founder Bhavish Aggarwal?
After acquiring the consumer banking business of Citi, Axis has its eyes firmly set on becoming No. 2 among private sector banks by balance sheet size, a spot currently occupied by ICICI Bank. In this latest issue of BT, find out how.