Indians are avid consumers of porn, and mobile devices are making their access to the world's top porn sites easier.
Kids' wear retailers are now burdened by heavy debt and poor brand recall Kids' wear retailers are paying the price for reckless expansion, in the form of heavy debt, poor brand recall, high rent costs, and continued competition from mom-and-pop shops in a highly fragmented market.
Can large advertising networks compete against the specialised digital boutiques? Over the past few years, many specialised boutiques agencies have not only mastered the art of digital advertising but have also quietly taken away business from large ad networks. Large advertising networks are now making hurried acquisitions to step up their digital skills.
Why multinationals are increasing stakes in their Indian units, which could be the first step to delisting from the bourses. Experts say some of these acquisitions could be part of a long-term strategy to eventually go private in India and could be the first step to delisting from the bourses. Indian market regulations allow promoters to initiate the process of delisting if they have 75 per cent stake.
Some start-ups pose a challenege to established players in the online payment gateway segment Until recently, three big players - BillDesk, TechProcess and CCAvenue - dominated the payment gateway segment. But they are suddenly
being challenged by a host of newcomers.
RCom is slowly clawing its way out of the debt trap With some judicious deals, Anil Ambani is getting ready to sprint ahead in the telecom business by turning
around Reliance Communications, his Rs 20,561-crore telecom venture saddled with a debt of Rs 38,864 crore.
Partial decontrol to weigh heavy on sugar sector Many sugar companies are in the red, with some seeking financial restructuring. The union govt has made an effort to restore the industry to
health with partial decontrol of the highly regulated sector in April. However, the disconnect between sugarcane and sugar prices continues to weigh heavily on the sector.
Fund managers do not expect any improvement in investment climate Business Today-Morningstar's second survey shows most fund managers do
not expect any dramatic improvement in the investment climate over the
next 12 months.
India must brace itself for bigger climate change disasters with severe economic implications The Uttarakhand floods are a small part of the problem. The country must brace itself for bigger climate change disasters with severe economic implications.
Indian rupee's descent isn't over yet The currency has lost half
its value since touching a record high of 39.13 to a US dollar in October
A Rough Summer for Pepsi in India The president's departure and underwhelming market share numbers were just two of the crushing blows.