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  • India's largest FMCG firm's cigarette and hotel businesses continue to weigh on valuations, making investors restless. Can a demerger help it attract investor attention?
  • ITC's FMCG business has been at the centre of the company’s transformation journey. But the market is not impressed, and investors believe a demerger is the only way to bring the stock out of the woods. Chairman and MD Sanjiv Puri is, however, non-committal. In a conversation with Ajita Shashidhar and Rajeev Dubey, Puri shares his strategy for the company’s next level of growth. Edited excerpts:
Jul 25, 2021
Network The People's Person

The People's Person

Tapan Singhel, CEO and Managing Director, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Bawa, The Travel Buff

Kulmeet Bawa, President and MD, SAP, Indian Subcontinent

Empowering Women Biz Leaders

Ameera Shah, Promoter and Managing Director of Metropolis Healthcare
Industry India's Hydrogen Dreams

India's Hydrogen Dreams

Reliance Industries’ big-bang entry into hydrogen is likely to accelerate development of the nascent industry, and play a critical role in India’s fight against climate change

Indian Pharma on a Profit Trip(S)

Whether WTO approves India-South Africa proposal for TRIPS waiver or not, Indian industry will remain pivotal to global plans to tackle pandemics

Business of Elders

Armed with disposable income and a willingness to splurge, this consumer cohort comprises over 10 per cent of the population. No wonder marketers are beginning to target this segment with specialised products

Soaring Start-up Valuations, Rising Questions

Indian start-ups are flush with funds. In fact, 2021 has seen the fastest-ever addition of 15 start-ups to the billion-dollar club, some at eyebrow-raising valuations. But will the hype sustain?
Technology Making the Most of the Cloud

Making the Most of the Cloud

The hybrid cloud model provides security, greater flexibility and optimises costs for organisations
Editors Note Sanjiv Puri's Classic Tussle

Sanjiv Puri's Classic Tussle

ITC Chairman Sanjiv Puri is in the midst of one of those tussles with the restless stock market. Four years into the job, his new businesses haven't matured enough to start firing up topline and bottomline, or delight the shareholders
Management Return to Office? No, Thanks!

Return to Office? No, Thanks!

Many white-collar workers are ready to spruce up resumes and look for a job change if asked to return to office
Finance Shaping India's Bad Bank

Shaping India's Bad Bank

Government and RBI are working to make the National Asset Reconstruction Company a reality. Here’s why we must learn from global experience
Economy Southbound


After a minor jump in the previous quarter, business confidence stays on a downward slope as the second wave of the pandemic hits businesses, finds the latest Business Today's Business Confidence Index
Event Going Green

Going Green

Reducing the carbon footprint is key to meeting sustainable development goals
Leadership Spotlight "Cannot Be Driven by Ranks or Hierarchy in Crisis"

"Cannot Be Driven by Ranks or Hierarchy in Crisis"

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman & CEO, India, South-East Asia, Middle East & Africa, CBRE