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    Consumption Pattern Slightly Different This Election Year, Says Vijay Chandok

    Election years usually bring in volatility in the market. Vijay Chandok, managing director and CEO of ICICI Securities, talks about opportunities and challenges in 2024 for the stock market. Edited excerpts: 

    Nidhi Sinha - January 01, 2024
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    Adani: Twice Born at the Bourses

    While the first few months of 2023 saw nothing going right for the Adani Group, market watchers do not see much going wrong for the 35-year-old group as it enters the New Year

    Ayaan Kartik - January 01, 2024
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    It Is Too Early to Celebrate India’s New Growth Path, Says Raghuram Rajan

    Former RBI governor and economist Raghuram Rajan has been vocal about his ideas on policy matters in India. His latest book Breaking the Mould, co-authored with economist Rohit Lamba, is a deep dive into finer issues of the economy, including welfare schemes, job crisis, misplaced priorities of the government and much more. In an interview, Rajan demystifies the current narrative of growth in the country and why manufacturing-led growth might not be the best solution at hand. Edited excerpts:

    Abdul Haleem Sherif - January 01, 2024
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    Spectacle Around the Written Word

    The rising number and scale of literature festivals in the country shows that while they may or may not make great business, their popularity is unmistakable

    Ankita Mookherjee - January 01, 2024
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    Building a COPing Strategy

    India has offered to host the 33rd edition of the UN’s Conference of the Parties in 2028. To drive global agenda on climate action as the COP host, it will have to prepare itself to go beyond climate justice advocacy and come up with viable solutions where the interests of developing nations can be balanced with those of the planet

    Ankita Mookherjee - January 01, 2024
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    Praycation: Religion to the Rescue of Covid-Battered Travel Sector

    By investing in the development of pilgrimage destinations, governments are harnessing the potential of religious tourism as a growth driver for the overall tourism sector. At the same time, it is good politics too

    Rajat Mishra  - October 01, 2023
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    By the End of FY24, Our National Highway Network Will Be Equivalent to the Road Network of the USA: Nitin Gadkari

    Roads are important for the growth of the country, says the Union minister of road transport and highways, as he explains the government's thrust on infrastructure development

    Neeraj Thakur - October 01, 2023
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    IDFC First is Digitally Savvy, Knows Customers Well to Build Services Around Their Needs: Madhivanan Balakrishnan

    The executive director and chief operating officer of IDFC First Bank talks about its commitment to its customers and how it has employed its digital savviness to improve its services

    Suchetana Ray - October 01, 2023
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    Emami’s Persistent Bear Hug

    After more than four successful decades, FMCG major Emami, which owns popular brands like Navratna oil, BoroPlus, Kesh King, etc., seems to be losing its charm among retail investors. Why has it lost significant value at the bourses in the last five years? 

    Devanshu Singla - September 01, 2023
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    Fintech Game Is In The Data Cloud

    With customer acquisition and retention as prime drivers, fintech players want data patterns on fingertips. They are embracing data cloud to make a concerted move towards data-informed efficiency and product innovation

    Vinita Bhatia - September 01, 2023
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    Byju On The Corporate Guillotine

    Will educator-turned-entrepreneur Byju Raveendran be sidelined in—or even ousted from—his eponymous edtech as the newly constituted board advisory council struggles to bring the company back on to the profitability path? 

    Vinita Bhatia - September 01, 2023
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    SEBI’s Got Indian Thoughts On ESG Push

    The markets regulator has, from time to time, updated the terms of environmental, social and governance compliance for corporates. Its latest direction, BRSR Core, is aimed at ensuring better transparency in ESG reporting. While BRSR Core can bring in an additional burden in terms of compliance and costs, it also provides an opportunity to businesses to prepare themselves for global markets

    Naina Gautam - September 01, 2023