Issue Dated 17 November 2014

Cover Story

Raising The Pitch

India’s biggest companies just got bigger in a year that wasn’t in the least bit favourable
Raising The Pitch

India’s biggest companies just got bigger in a year that wasn’t in the least bit favourable

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The Fast And The Furious

The Fast And The Furious

A report card on how the top performers in the BW Real 500 rankings have fared across various key parameters

Full story will be available on 29-Oct-2014

Making Winning A Habit

A consistent topper — five times in a row — RIL continues to bank upon its refinery business
Making Winning A Habit

A consistent topper — five times in a row — RIL continues to bank upon its refinery business

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Getting Better, Bigger

India’s largest OMC has its sights set on expansion and efficiency
Getting Better, Bigger

India’s largest OMC has its sights set on expansion and efficiency

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Exploring New Avenues

With oilfield assets in India ageing, the PSU has wisely begun investing overseas to remain profitable. It has also started showing an interest in shale gas
Exploring New Avenues

With oilfield assets in India ageing, the PSU has wisely begun investing overseas to remain profitable. It has also started showing an interest in shale gas

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Riding On The Jaguar

JLR is what saves Tata Motors from the blushes yet again
Riding On The Jaguar

JLR is what saves Tata Motors from the blushes yet again

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Stepping On The Gas

With a 23%-plus market share and plans to ramp up refining capacity, BPCL is sitting pretty
Stepping On The Gas

With a 23%-plus market share and plans to ramp up refining capacity, BPCL is sitting pretty

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Smooth Flight

In a year when petroleum consumption crawled, HPCL recorded the highest growth rate among OMCs. It is focusing on long-term plans to maximise profitability
Smooth Flight

In a year when petroleum consumption crawled, HPCL recorded the highest growth rate among OMCs. It is focusing on long-term plans to maximise profitability

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Shaped By Steely Resolve

The adversities in the market were no bar to the steelmaker adding capacity
Shaped By Steely Resolve

The adversities in the market were no bar to the steelmaker adding capacity

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Staying Power

The PSU behemoth has weathered many a crisis and is now hoping to strike it rich with the government’s 24x7 power push
Staying Power

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A Sum Of Its Parts

Born out of a rejig, Sesa Sterlite has had an impressive first year
A Sum Of Its Parts

Born out of a rejig, Sesa Sterlite has had an impressive first year

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Ringing In Good Times

Profits are up and so are revenues. Thanks to a surge in data usage
Ringing In Good Times

Profits are up and so are revenues. Thanks to a surge in data usage

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Juggernaut On A Roll

SBI is a victim of its size and stature. As a big lender, it is saddled with rising NPAs. To grow, it needs to learn from its past mistakes — and quickly
Juggernaut On A Roll

SBI is a victim of its size and stature. As a big lender, it is saddled with rising NPAs. To grow, it needs to learn from its past mistakes — and quickly

Full story will be available on 30-Oct-2014

Quality Before Quantity

The 4C strategy has worked for the bank, helping it cross the 10k-crore mark in profit
Quality Before Quantity

The 4C strategy has worked for the bank, helping it cross the 10k-crore mark in profit

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Riding Out The Storm

During one of the worst times for India Inc., the bank relied on innovation to grow its assets, rein in NPAs even as it expanded its network
Riding Out The Storm

During one of the worst times for India Inc., the bank relied on innovation to grow its assets, rein in NPAs even as it expanded its network

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Biggest Gainer & Looser

Jindal Poly Film’s rides an acquisition; Strides Arcolab slips due to sale of an asset
Biggest Gainer & Looser

Jindal Poly Film’s rides an acquisition; Strides Arcolab slips due to sale of an asset

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The Best From The Rest

How the companies were ranked — the criteria, the definitions, and the exceptions
The Best From The Rest

How the companies were ranked — the criteria, the definitions, and the exceptions

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Non-Financial Companies

India’s Biggest Non-Financial Companies

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Top Financial Companies

India’s 50 Biggest Financial Companies

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Largest PSUs

Largest PSUs

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Top Gainers

Top Gainers

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The Income Leaders

The Income Leaders

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Highest Operating Profits

Highest Operating Profits

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Highest Profits

Highest Profits

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Drop In Profits

Drop In Profits

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The Lossmakers

The Lossmakers

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Highest Interest Paid

Highest Interest Paid

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Biggest Taxpayers

Biggest Taxpayers

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Highest Debt To Equity Ratio

Highest Debt To Equity Ratio

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Reserves & Debt

Reserves & Debt

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The Asset Rich

The Asset Rich

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Zero Debt Companies

Zero Debt Companies

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Most Subsidiaries

Most Subsidiaries

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Market Cap

Market Cap

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Return On Net Worth

Return On Net Worth

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Return On Capital Employed

Return On Capital Employed

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Return On Assets

Return On Assets

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Highest EPS

Highest Earnings Per Share

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Dividend By Value

Dividend By Value

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Dividend By Percentage

Dividend By Percentage

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The Biggest Employers

The Biggest Employers

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Highest Debt

Highest Debt

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Biggest Donors

Biggest Donors

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Jottings

jottings:

A Lifeline For India Inc?

Bank exposure norms may be tweaked; beacon tech the next big thing; and more
A Lifeline For India Inc?

Bank exposure norms may be tweaked; beacon tech the next big thing; and more

Full story will be available on 27-Oct-2014

Jottings Plus

jottings plus:

There’s A Lot More To Gas Pricing

Companies like RIL that operate in deepwater blocks will command a higher price for their gas compared to others
There’s A Lot More To Gas Pricing

Companies like RIL that operate in deepwater blocks will command a higher price for their gas compared to others

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jottings plus:

For A Skilled India

Prime Minister recently said that in the nation’s development, the phrase “Shramev Jayate” has as much significance as “Satyamev Jayate”
For A Skilled India

Prime Minister recently said that in the nation’s development, the phrase “Shramev Jayate” has as much significance as “Satyamev Jayate”

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jottings plus:

A Portfolio Churn Of A Different Kind

Indian mutual fund industry has more CEOs with sales background than say, with fund management skills
A Portfolio Churn Of A Different Kind

Indian mutual fund industry has more CEOs with sales background than say, with fund management skills

Full story will be available on 27-Oct-2014

Ad Verbatim

verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What James Dimon, Eric Schmidt, Tony Abbott, Tim Cook, among others, said
Quotable Quotes

What James Dimon, Eric Schmidt, Tony Abbott, Tim Cook, among others, said

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globescan:

Deal’s Off

AbbVie calls off Shire deal, German economy close to recession, and more
Deal’s Off

AbbVie calls off Shire deal, German economy close to recession, and more

Full story will be available on 27-Oct-2014

Transit Lounge

transit lounge:

‘Need To Adapt To Local Tastes’

Albert Zomer, chief marketing officer, Opple Lighting, talks to BW’s Chitra Narayanan about how the brand is looking to expand in India
‘Need To Adapt To Local Tastes’

Albert Zomer, chief marketing officer, Opple Lighting, talks to BW’s Chitra Narayanan about how the brand is looking to expand in India

Full story will be available on 27-Oct-2014

Marketing & Advertising

marketing and advertising:

‘Base Your Strategy On Your Customer’

Atul Chand, the divisional chief executive of ITC Lifestyle Retailing, has been at the forefront of corporate-designer tie-ups. BW’s Chitra Narayanan caught up with him on the sidelines of an exclusive preview of Rohit Bal’s Kashmir-inspired collection ‘Gulbagh’ for the India Fashion Week
‘Base Your Strategy On Your Customer’

Atul Chand, the divisional chief executive of ITC Lifestyle Retailing, has been at the forefront of corporate-designer tie-ups. BW’s Chitra Narayanan caught up with him on the sidelines of an exclusive preview of Rohit Bal’s Kashmir-inspired collection ‘Gulbagh’ for the India Fashion Week

Full story will be available on 27-Oct-2014

research radar:

The E-tailing Imperative

The E-tailing Imperative

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ad infinitum:

The Lion Is Out Of The Bag

The 'Make In India' campaign is trending but will it translate inot business gains?
The Lion Is Out Of The Bag

The 'Make In India' campaign is trending but will it translate inot business gains?

Full story will be available on 27-Oct-2014

Columns

comment:

Integrity And Infosys

The promoters have shown how to be successful, honest, define a unique corporate culture and exit
Integrity And Infosys

The promoters have shown how to be successful, honest, define a unique corporate culture and exit

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thats it:

Living In Notification Hell

With the Internet of Things and wearables catching on, we are in for a bombardment of notifications
Living In Notification Hell

With the Internet of Things and wearables catching on, we are in for a bombardment of notifications

Full story will be available on 30-Oct-2014

The Social Media Scan

THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT:

Blix — A Place For Places

A social media network for places; Twitter’s new twist; and more
Blix — A Place For Places

A social media network for places; Twitter’s new twist; and more

Full story will be available on 28-Oct-2014

After Hours

health and fitness:

Healthy Palate

Chefs experiment with superfoods like quinoa, bathua and kuttu for the health conscious
Healthy Palate

Chefs experiment with superfoods like quinoa, bathua and kuttu for the health conscious

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gadgets and gizmos:

Made With Care

Sony’s Z3 Compact isn’t just a baby version of its flagship Z3. It’s packed with power and features in an alternative size
Made With Care

Sony’s Z3 Compact isn’t just a baby version of its flagship Z3. It’s packed with power and features in an alternative size

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apps:

Total Self Control

Give your contact list a makeover; enjoy Flipboard on a Windows phone; and click a selfie the Lumia way
Total Self Control

Give your contact list a makeover; enjoy Flipboard on a Windows phone; and click a selfie the Lumia way

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LEAD REVIEW: LIBRARY:

Setting The Stage

The recurring theme is of the leader as a ‘social architect’, who builds processes and work cultures that foster innovation, thereby giving subordinates a sense of purpose, says Ajit Narayanan
Setting The Stage

The recurring theme is of the leader as a ‘social architect’, who builds processes and work cultures that foster innovation, thereby giving subordinates a sense of purpose, says Ajit Narayanan

Full story will be available on 29-Oct-2014

LIBRARY: REVIEW:

The Right Click

As the technology landscape changes from click(a.k.a Mouse) to swipe and touch, the book is reminiscent of the era that is probably a tad old, says Venkatraman S.
The Right Click

As the technology landscape changes from click(a.k.a Mouse) to swipe and touch, the book is reminiscent of the era that is probably a tad old, says Venkatraman S.

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LIBRARY: REVIEW:

Economy Lessons

For a non-specialist, the book serves as an exciting entry point to the otherwise dull and purely academic world of macro-economic policy debate
Economy Lessons

For a non-specialist, the book serves as an exciting entry point to the otherwise dull and purely academic world of macro-economic policy debate

Full story will be available on 29-Oct-2014

Editor's Note

editors letter:

A Question Of Law

Asking Jignesh Shah to pay for the alleged fraud conducted by the NSEL management will open up a pandora’s box
A Question Of Law

Asking Jignesh Shah to pay for the alleged fraud conducted by the NSEL management will open up a pandora’s box

Full story will be available on 28-Oct-2014

BW Events

BW EVENTS: DIGITAL INDIA SUMMIT 2014:

Digital Empowerment

The Digital India Summit 2014 saw discussions on delivering e-services to citizens
Digital Empowerment

The Digital India Summit 2014 saw discussions on delivering e-services to citizens

Full story will be available on 29-Oct-2014

The Last Page

THE LAST PAGE:

In The Zone

A zone-wise break-up of assets, employee benefits & income, of the BW 500 universe
In The Zone

A zone-wise break-up of assets, employee benefits & income, of the BW 500 universe

Full story will be available on 29-Oct-2014

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