Business Today

Cover story | May 5, 2019

That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling

Can India's premier airline be rescued?

Editors note

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The Jet Imbroglio

Naresh Goyal, the founder of the airline, submitted his last minute EoI for the stake on sale.

Leadership Spotlight

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Leaderspeak

Under his leadership, focus on premium motorbikes and key launches helped the Japanese giant post growth in a slowing Indian two-wheeler market in FY2018/19.

The Buzz

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Poll Toll

The estimated number of voters in the 2019 elections is 900 million, compared to 834 million in 2014.

On An Acquisition Spree

Mukesh Ambani has acquired stakes in about 20 start-ups and half-a-dozen small firms.

Value Hunt

The fund-raising will help Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel cut debt and meet short-term capital requirements.

Old Private Banks Get A Makeover

The entry of a dozen small finance banks is changing the lending landscape with technology and innovative products.

Time to Relook At Spending On PMKSY

Private weather forecaster Skymet says the country is likely to witness a below normal monsoon this year.

Another Layer of Confusion

Stringent stipulations in the subsidy scheme for electric vehicles in India has put the domestic industry in a bind.

Going Overboard

The Election Commission stopped the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi till the end of the elections.

Time to Rethink US Trade

The tariff hike was proposed as a retaliatory measure against the US.

End Of A Safe Haven

Stress in indebted companies is spilling to debt mutual funds.

Not A Drop To Drink

According to the Niti Aayog, 600 million people face high-to-extreme water stress in the country.

RBI Power Stays

The RBI will now likely issue a new circular or direction that can be used to restructure a loan.

Giving Voice To Apps

The Bengaluru-based B2B company offers a multilingual voice interface so that developers can sync it with any mobile app.

Will Voice Be Heard?

Forget written text and emojis; audio-based social networks may soon become mainstream.

The Hub

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Value Chain

The logistics industry in India is likely to grow 9-10 per cent a year, but investments are not keeping pace.

Shaken And Stirred

If the Rs 1 lakh crore organised dairy industry is growing at a robust 10 per cent year- on-year, and consumption too is growing, why are many dairy companies losing flavour?

Clean, Green And Smart

Powered by cutting-edge technologies, a clutch of Indian start-ups has developed out-of-the-box solutions to reduce pollution and generate clean energy.

Promised Land

Party manifestos are promising the moon. Will the costs work out?

The Risk Factor

Attempts to increase yields are making fund managers shift towards riskier securities.

Distress Call

State-run BSNL and MTNL, credited with laying the country's telecommunication infrastructure, are battling for survival, owing to mismanagement and mounting losses. Can the government rescue them?

A New Start

A national logistics policy, an integrated IT backbone, dedicated freight corridors, multimodal transport systems and a string of ports are poised to transform India's logistics sector.

On The Move

India's logistics sector is slowly moving towards higher efficiency.

'For Make in India to be a success, Move in India has to be successful'

It is action time for the Indian logistics industry with regulatory changes making operations easier for organised players. Third-party logistics companies such as Mahindra Logistics are riding the wave. Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO of the company, talks to BT.

On A Faster Lane

GST has increased cost efficiency in the logistics sector by reducing transit time and driving consolidation of warehouses.

'ABB India will be a key building block of the new ABB'

In December 2018, ABB announced a $11-billion deal to sell its power grid business to Hitachi. In his first interview after the announcement, Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and former CEO of ABB Group, talks to Business Today's Rukmini Rao

India Needs Lighthouse Manufacturing

As early adopters of 4IR technologies, lighthouse factories can create value-added tasks and reap great benefits.

Customer Calling

E-commerce and customer demands have forced the logistics industry to adapt.

Election Blues

Business confidence takes a dip in the quarter before general elections as business leaders remain sceptical about fresh investments and job creation, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.

The Break-Out Zone

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Objective and Inspiring

The memoirs focus on how the bureaucracy works and how it can lead by example.

An Expensive Upgrade

Amazon Echo Show features an Alexa-powered smart speaker with a 10.1-inch HD touch display.

Camera Wonder

The P30 Pro can compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and Google Pixel 3 XL and beat them on the camera front.

Why Dental Decay Is Scary

Neglecting oral health not only causes tooth decay but also leads to serious health problems.

In Search Of New Ethos

A hard look at what may happen if equitable development is left out of the bigger framework dominated by governments and economic forces.

Your Car Knows It All

With all that tech packed into your smart vehicle, you will not be able to hide your anger.

Tuning Up

Local and global players are wooing Indian consumers with music streaming services. Differentiation will decide who wins and who loses.

Money Today

Speedy And Transparent

External benchmarking will not only expedite transmission but will also help borrowers compare future interest rates across banks.

Plan Ahead To Secure Your Future

The Gupta family should move away from gold and high-interest loans, and invest more in equity mutual funds, says Mumbai-based Financial Planner Pankaaj Maalde.

Going Beyond EPF

Diversify the portfolio while making plans to financially secure life after retirement.

Money Matters

Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and personal finance experts will help you resolve any issue.