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International hotel chains are using a multibrand and asset-light strategy to grow faster. Several changes are shaking up the structure of the travel sector. Sarovar Hotels and Resorts is looking to conquer new frontiers after the acquisition by the Louvre Group. A boutique hotel chain promises a fine blend of extravagance and out-of-the-box experiences. Tourism in India accounts for 10 per cent of GDP. It's also the third-largest foreign exchange earner. Still, the country's share of international tourism has much scope for improvement.
Bowing to pressure from traders and perhaps with the sentiment in poll-bound Gujarat, the GST Council at its 23rd meeting in Guwahati, removed 178 items - including most consumer goods - from the 28 per cent peak bracket. The December meeting of the WTO at Buenos Aires is likely to witness some heated debates between India and some of the developed nations on eliminating farm subsidies. Bonds worth Rs 1.35 lakh crore are being issued to recapitalise public sector banks. While the government is egging on multinational medical device manufacturers to make in India, domestic manufacturers say they are a neglected lot. A total of 649 companies that have declared results for the September quarter showed net sales growth of 5.8 per cent year on year as against 9.6 per cent in the previous quarter. Criticism over demonetisation appears to have put the government in an overdrive. India has jumped 30 positions to reach the 100th spot in the World Bank's annual Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 nations. It has been close to 10 years since India started taking renewable energy seriously. Here is what it has achieved With an emphasis on design thinking, the IT products start-up has quickly built an impressive clientele. This year, Indias largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, is the second best performing stock among automobile companies in the world. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, or FSSAI, has launched a portal for effective and transparent implementation of food laws. How not to increase followers on social media 21st Century Fox is holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co.
Francisco DSouza, CEO of IT services major Cognizant, still writes code. There is a reason. "Not because I'm billable but because you got to know," he says. The world of technology services is changing and employees are in an era of "life-long learning". If they don't learn, they become obsolete. DSouza, however, remains an optimist. He tells Business Today's Goutam Das that the demand for technologists and services work is not ebbing despite automation and a growing chorus of protection in key markets for Indian IT. Armed with war chests, global distressed funds are eyeing troubled assets in India.
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