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Accelerating growth: the double-edged sword of self-reliance

Accelerating growth: the double-edged sword of self-reliance

With the world seeking an alternative for China, will India rise to the occasion and indeed be the 'pharmacy to the world'?

26 July 2021
“Breakthrough results don’t come with chasing solutions, but by reframing the problem”

“Breakthrough results don’t come with chasing solutions, but by reframing the problem”

In an interview with Outlook Business editor N Mahalakshmi, Kristen Cox, a change instructor at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business,...

06 July 2021

Who will break the EV jinx? Carmakers or the buyers?

Globally, carmakers are driving into an electric age. In India, companies are waiting for customers to buy and customers are waiting for value for money 

Baked to perfection or set to crumble? This small-to-blockbuster-IPO company is upping the ante

Baked to perfection or set to crumble? This small-to-blockbuster-IPO company is upping the ante

Mrs Bectors Food Specialities operates in a sweet but tough sector, and is now in expansion mode  

04 June 2021

A French brand that won over the Indian heart, even got it to scale mountains, literally

Decathlon has created a category in India the long, hard way and not by resorting to discounts 

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05 August 2021
Has Salil Parekh put Infosys on a secular growth path?

Has Salil Parekh put Infosys on a secular growth path?

Even as Infy’s growth is coming good under the new CEO, a third buyback could further improve return for investors 



09 April 2021
Musk, Mittal’s one small step in space is one giant leap of faith

Musk, Mittal’s one small step in space is one giant leap of faith

Starlink and OneWeb’s satellite broadband holds promise, but beating telcos reach will be a moonshot 


11 March 2021
Can Kia’s two-model magic hold India spellbound for long?

Can Kia’s two-model magic hold India spellbound for long?

Hyundai’s sibling made a sensational debut but it will have to go beyond Seltos and Sonet to retain its edge


19 January 2021
Tesla quietly rolls into India. What is set to change?

Tesla quietly rolls into India. What is set to change?

The EV leader’s entry into India extends a challenge to the luxury players and hope to the EV ecosystem  


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05 January 2021
The Reliance-Urban Ladder deal is good news for Pepperfry — Or is it?

The Reliance-Urban Ladder deal is good news for Pepperfry — Or is it?

The dynamics of the online furniture retail market have changed dramatically. What’s in store for the players? 


01 January 2021
OTT players  are splurging  on content.  What’s their game?

OTT players are splurging on content. What’s their game?

The platforms are driving themselves into a corner, and they may need a smarter strategy soon  


04 December 2020
Peering into the New Year with a hope and a prayer

Peering into the New Year with a hope and a prayer

After battling an eminently forgettable 2020, CEOs gingerly gear up for 2021 


04 December 2020
What is your top priority for next year?

What is your top priority for next year?

With a digital-first focus, India Inc’s top bosses are gearing up for an action-packed 2021 


04 December 2020
“50% of all CFOs say their CEO has pressurised them to change the numbers”

20 November 2020
Tata Motors’ passenger cars swerve back into the race, but need someone to ride shotgun

Tata Motors’ passenger cars swerve back into the race, but need someone to ride shotgun

The company’s passenger vehicle business seems to be on an impressive rebound in H1FY21. Now, it needs a reliable partner 


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06 November 2020
Once shabby, Gokaldas Exports now wears a savvier, more moneyed look

Once shabby, Gokaldas Exports now wears a savvier, more moneyed look

The garment exporter had its closet turned inside out by the new management, who basically just went back to the basics 


14 October 2020
Harley-Davidson has left a trail of broken hearts. Who will mend and enrapture them?

Harley-Davidson has left a trail of broken hearts. Who will mend and enrapture them?

The cruiser market is ripe for the picking, but the winner may be someone who knows how to price it right 


23 October 2020
Will the MFI sector survive the acts of god and man?

Will the MFI sector survive the acts of god and man?

It has been put through the wringer over the past decade, with each battering more damaging than the earlier one 



11 September 2020
Has Bira lost its fizz?

Has Bira lost its fizz?

The bottled, craft-beer company had a clear winner, until impatience got in the way 


11 September 2020
Quess Corp is facing a tough fiscal but, as the song goes, “time makes you bolder”

Quess Corp is facing a tough fiscal but, as the song goes, “time makes you bolder”

 The market leader is facing short-term headwind, but its prudence will come to its rescue  


17 August 2020
To IndiGo or not to IndiGo, that is the question

To IndiGo or not to IndiGo, that is the question

The marquee airline was flying through an air pocket when the pandemic hit. Will its cash hoard see it through? 


31 July 2020
‘The Contract farming ordinance is no gamechanger… it will drive adoption to 5%, at best’

‘The Contract farming ordinance is no gamechanger… it will drive adoption to 5%, at best’

The agriculture sector is poorly understood and planned for, so Ajay Jakhar of Bharat Krishak Samaj schools investors 


31 July 2020
Tata Elxsi is steering away from the automotive lane to remain on the growth track

Tata Elxsi is steering away from the automotive lane to remain on the growth track

The overshadowed Tata company is proving its worth with swift and smart detours 


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