New winners and losers in BT 500 show that change is the only constant in India's corporate world BPCL assets, 22% more than last year, the steepest rise among the top 20 firms India Inc. shows improvement on most parameters The debt of top 100 companies is still growing but at a slower pace Agribusiness companies recorded the highest gains in market cap, thanks to government policies. But the sector still faces challenges. India's biggest housing finance company is ready to meet future challenges. Indiabulls Ventures has made the most of the opportunities in consumer finance. The market has given a big thumbs up to IOC's plans to rework its energy mix and stay ahead of competition. 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 Business Today has been ranking India's largest companies BT 500 based on their market capitalisation since 1993 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. Combining tech and creativity, this start-up has come up with a social-media-meets-fulfilment platform. Analysts feel the market is not overheated yet despite its sharp rise in the past one year Avenue Supermarts is the most efficient Indian grocery retailer, but sustaining the growth momentum would be a challenge. TCS under Rajesh Gopinathan continues its growth momentum despite industry disruption, US visa restrictions.
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