Business Today Archive December 20, 2015 Issue

Edition: December 20, 2015

Cover Story

Telcos ready to battle it out for India's 4G data mkt

Telcos ready to battle it out for India's 4G data mkt

While Airtel has introduced 4G services, Reliance Jio's launch is round the corner. Vodafone is due to launch 4G services this month while Idea will introduce it in the first half of 2016.
Editor's Note
Telecom industry's big fight will take place between Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. Both are formidable players and both are using very different strategies in the 4G market.
Policy Watch
Sustaining growth momentum in foreign tourists arrivals despite demonetisation and push for adventure tourism were some of the highlights of Tourism Ministry in 2016.
Leadership Spotlight
Roland S Folger, MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, talks to Chanchal Pal Chauhan about how he attained pole position in India's luxury car market.

Self-driven cars companies like Revv, Zoomcar and Myles allow the luxury of a holiday trip. Some even offer 24x7 road-side assistance, making the experience less stressful.
The Economic Survey also pointed to the criticality of private investment through its finding that three-fifths of the investment slowdown episodes.
Played on the Stableford format with Double Peoria handicap, the cool November morning witnessed some great golfing action with players vying for both individual as well as team prizes.
It is the story of a successful pivot, from a budget accommodation play to a more premium one where experiences hold the key.

Within a year Xiaomi has reached the top spot in the mobile phone market in India - giving a tough competition to Samsung - though it does not have a very significant offline presence
In a statement, the airport authority asked passengers travelling on that day to keep three hours in hand before scheduled departure of their flights
Money Today
You are young and healthy. You do not worry about the future. You like splurging and partying. You want to spend today than save for tomorrow. After all, who knows what future has in store for us. It's all fine until you realise one day that retirement is not far and you need to start saving for it.
GTPL Hathway has reported a 78.2 per cent year-on-year jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 33.06 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2019
A drought looms over half of India. Some 18 states are staring at a drought like situation in several districts. It has forced the Union government to announce a raft of relief measures for the farmers. But, clearly, more needs to be done.
The HC has asked government when it would make "Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (UCPMP)" to control unethical marketing practices in the pharmaceutical industry
FCA and Renault have a combined market capitalization approaching 33 billion euros ($37 billion) and total global sales of 8.7 million vehicles
Sector Report
Harmonised and contiguous spectrum needed for deployment of next generation access technologies will also be made available, a DoT note said.
Most Powerful Women
Share price of Kotak Mahindra Bank fell up to 5.01% to Rs 1,610 compared to the previous close of  Rs 1,697.80 on BSE. The large cap stock opened 0.76% or 13 points higher at Rs 1,710 on BSE
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Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and the BrahMos Aerospace Ltd were told to expedite implementation of the project so that it can be completed much before the scheduled deadline of December 2020
Economic Slowdown

Lakshmi Vilas Bank's board has approved raising of up to Rs 500 crore through issuance of shares on rights basis to existing shareholders

BT Management

The Delhi government last month issued an order fixing the cost of a COVID-19 isolation bed in any private hospital in the range of Rs 8,000-10,000 and an ICU bed with ventilator at Rs 15,000-18,000 per day

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