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Cover story | November 6, 2016

Festive Boom: Buyers willing to splurge once again

Festive Boom: Buyers willing to splurge once again

Consumers are willing to splurge once again on a range of products. This is just what the doctor ordered for the Indian economy.

November 6, 2016

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Moto Z's projector module is far from perfect

The display of the Moto Z is stunning. With its 5.5-inch display and 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 4, watching videos on it was a delight. It is sleek - has a thickness of 5.2 mm and weighs 136 gms only.

Worth a Watch

While similar in looks to the previous apple watch, this one is packed with new features.

Upfront

Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Home Affairs, announced after meeting state chief ministers amid growing tensions between the two neighbours following the Indian Army's surgical strike after the Uri terrorist attack

This is the sector PM Modi believes can be India's job machine

In June 2016, Modi took the initial steps towards fulfilling his promise of creating mass jobs for the young, close to two years after taking over as prime minister. A lot of pieces need to fall in place for the textile sector to create the targeted one crore jobs in three years.

The Politics of Black Money

The decisive role money plays in polls is a catalyst for the rampant corruption and unchecked black money in the country.

Your Facebook profile could be more important than your resume. Here's why

Companies are increasingly turning to social media to hire talent.

Forced Merger

State Bank of India seems to be biting off more than it can chew by merging five associate banks with itself.

Gift A Gadget

This festive season, we present to you the best tech gifts across budgets.

Room to Grow

Co-working spaces are offering start-ups a like-minded community and a feeling that they belong to something bigger.

Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage.

"The worst period for the fish sector is over"

A. Jayathilak, Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority, talks to Joe C. Mathew about how shrimp is driving India's marine exports.

"Our focus is on more crop per drop"

India is looking to double its farm income and output by 2022, and cut greenhouse gas emissions per calories. Davor Pisk, Global COO of Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, shares his views with Business Today's Anilesh S. Mahajan on why India must embrace technology to reduce its carbon footprint while improving yield.

Looking for more

After seeing volumes growth crash in 2015/16 despite higher ad spends, 2016/17 is looking good for FMCG companies.

The Consumption Boom

This time last year, most of the consumer-facing companies you talked to had many tales of gloom and doom. While rural demand had crashed after two successive years of bad rains, even the urban demand was tepid at best.

This Noida-based start up is making the most of India's big lingerie market

Online lingerie e-tailer Clovia has risen to the top with little capital.

Calendar

Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development

Revisiting Diplomacy

The book documents Prime Minister Modi's efforts in repositioning India on the world map with a shift in approach towards global affairs.

Hunting Black Bucks

PM Narendra Modi's regime is squeezing the avenues for generation and circulation of black money, but more reforms are needed to speed things up.

Riding the festive tide

Automakers are no longer staring at huge idle capacities, but are firing on all cylinders.

A Century-old Problem, Still Unsolved

Harness technology to meet the growing water needs of Tamil Nadu

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OPEC's diminishing influence signals low oil prices to continue

With the price of oil having fallen 60 per cent in the past two years, the OPEC is fighting hard to retain its relevance. Its share of the oil trade by volume has fallen to 30 per cent, even though it is producing a record 33.47 million barrels a day.

The Climb Down

Draft regulations on insolvency processes seem to be toned down versions of the Act.

Fine Tuning

Within four months of their launch, the RBI is all set to relax the financial restructuring norms for large corporate houses that are under stress. Is there a change in the central bank's approach?

Mumbai's development plan is skewed on several fronts

Mumbai's shortage of housing has to be seen in the unique context of an island city stricken by shortage of land and, therefore, land becoming an unusually high input cost.

Noise vs Signal

India's problem is not jobs but wages. It is time to ignore the noise and focus on three solutions.

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