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  • The market cap of BT 500 companies rose 20.8 per cent in a single year.
Dec 17, 2017
The Hub BT 500: The Top Deck

BT 500: The Top Deck

New winners and losers in BT 500 show that change is the only constant in India's corporate world

BT 500: India's Most Valuable Companies

BPCL assets, 22% more than last year, the steepest rise among the top 20 firms

Better Times

India Inc. shows improvement on most parameters

Easing Debt Woes

The debt of top 100 companies is still growing but at a slower pace

Sowing Hope

Agribusiness companies recorded the highest gains in market cap, thanks to government policies. But the sector still faces challenges.

Unlocking Value

India's biggest housing finance company is ready to meet future challenges.

Riding The Consumer Boom

Indiabulls Ventures has made the most of the opportunities in consumer finance.

Oiling Along

The market has given a big thumbs up to IOC's plans to rework its energy mix and stay ahead of competition.

Speeding Ahead

With an over 50 per cent rise in share price, Maruti Suzuki enters the Top 10. The auto major is set to be in the big league over the long run.Top 10auto major

How We Did It

 Business Today has been ranking India's largest companies BT 500 based on their market capitalisation since 1993

More Pain

Pharma stocks continue to underperform as policy uncertainty adds to the toll taken by USFDA and market challenges.


The rise of Jio and sustained growth in refining and petrochemicals have fuelled the growth of Reliance Industries.

Happy Shappy: Making The Do Memorable

Combining tech and creativity, this start-up has come up with a social-media-meets-fulfilment platform.

The Valuation Game

Analysts feel the market is not overheated yet despite its sharp rise in the past one year

Retail Superstar

Avenue Supermarts is the most efficient Indian grocery retailer, but sustaining the growth momentum would be a challenge.

Turbulent Times

TCS under Rajesh Gopinathan continues its growth momentum despite industry disruption, US visa restrictions.
The Buzz Slowing Export Growth

Slowing Export Growth

Thirteen months of growth in merchandise exports has given way to a dip in October.

On The Fast Track

India's nuclear business is witnessing excitement.

It's M&A Time

The telecom towers business is witnessing a series of mergers and acquisitions.

Spectrum Caps May Go

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, in a recent decision, which appears to favour larger telecom players, suggested that the government relax existing norms on spectrum holding.

Not Easy

Though India has jumped up 30 positions in the World Bank's 'Ease of doing Business' index, there are still many hurdles to cross for companies.

Congestion Woes

Air passenger traffic growth has hit a brick wall.

Better Times Ahead

Not too long ago, made-in-India cars were a hit in global markets.

Talking Straight

What ad transparency on social media means for brands.

Bajaj On The Rise

At the end of the last decade, there were many changes in Mumbai-based Bajaj group.

global business

Ride-sharing service Uber concealed an epic data breach for more than a year, according to Bloomberg.

Tricky Times Ahead

Section 29A could debar most existing owners.
FROM THE MAG Tough Roll-Out

Tough Roll-Out

Oil refiners in India have their work cut out for them if they are to meet the petroleum minister's deadline to provide BS VI grade petrol and diesel by April 2018.

Can Of Worms

The much-awaited National Anti-profiteering Authority under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has begun taking shape with the Cabinet giving approval to its formation.


The Fairfax Group, owned by India-born Canadian Prem Watsa, is buying 51 per cent stake in Tata Business Support Services (TBSS), a Hyderabad-based BPO, for `153 crore.
Technology The Meeting whiz

The Meeting whiz

Cisco has rolled out a voice assistant to make meetings smarter and more efficient.

Free To Stream

Top streaming destinations for a free dose of entertainment.

Noise Out

Noise cancellation headphones are a boon for music lovers, the way they deftly blank out the ambient sounds and distractions.

The Party Starter

Ultimate Ear's (UE) third offering in India, Megaboom, is designed for a grand outdoor experience.
Leadership Spotlight "The best leaders exhibit boundless energy and passion in what they do"

"The best leaders exhibit boundless energy and passion in what they do"

"The best leaders exhibit boundless energy and passion in what they do"
LATEST On The Mend

On The Mend

India Inc.'s interest-paying capability shows signs of improvement, but the companies may not be out of the woods yet.
Editors note Rising Stock

Rising Stock

Stock markets reflect expectations of the future.
The Break-Out Zone Sitting All Day As Bad As Smoking

Sitting All Day As Bad As Smoking

Mantra for a healthy heart: Avoid elevators, take to walking, opt for yoga Instead of treadmill.

Saying No Takes Practice

Pick a strategy and try it out with colleagues, friends and family.

The Luxe Guide

The latest luxury offerings from the world of automobiles, fragrances, watches and more.
Book Of Bananas And Sex

Of Bananas And Sex

Which inventions influenced the world the most? An economist provides an eclectic list.