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July '19


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Contents : (July' 2019)

b a n k i n g
Message from ‘Mint Street’
Focus Shifts to Growth

M G Warrier
There exists a case for reducing lending rates, which can be achieved by slashing the need for high margins. If margins have to come down, efficiency in fund management, recovery rate and overall discipline in the financial system must also improve. However, this can be achieved only when the apex bank, the policymakers and the judiciary are on the same page.

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c o v e r s t o r y
FMCG Turf War
It’s No Longer Baba vs. Baba as Big Boys Strike Back

Amit Singh Sisodiya
They came, they conquered and…then they got stuck. That’s how the situation at Patanjali, promoted by yoga guru Swami Ramdev (a major FMCG player now), and to some extent at Sri Sri Tattva (still a fringe player though), promoted by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of ‘The Art of Life’ fame, currently looks like. Of the two, it was Patanjali, in particular, which surprised pundits and peers alike with its break-neck pace of growth over the last few years before it hit the pause button a few quarters ago. A slew of factors from the note ban to hurriedly launched GST to supply chain glitches have hurt growth. Besides, failing to grow distribution network too has acted as a major constraint. But what could give them more headache is the battle-re-readiness of rivals on not just one or two but a host of fronts. In oral care, for example, Colgate, the market leader, is rejigging its oral care portfolio with a range of new Ayurveda-based toothpastes, while Dabur, Emami, Himalaya too are spicing up competition with a series of new or planned launches. In the staples segment, ITC, which has probably the largest staples portfolio among all the listed firms, has just announced its entry into the lucrative yet highly competitive packaged rice segment (where already a host of firms from the organized as well as the unorganized sectors are present), to be sold under the umbrella ‘Aashirvaad’ brand, while in the red-hot organic category segment, which already boasts of some big names like market leader 24 Mantra and rival Organic tattva (these are also present in other key sub-segments such as pulses, spices, etc.,), salt-to-software giant, Tatas' planned entry is only going to intensify the competition further. But the big news comes from the stable of HUL, the big daddy of Indian FMCG, which is busy sprucing up its already vast, innovation-driven herbal product portfolio, sold under the hugely popular Ayush brand, with some new launches, including its imported naturals range under the St. Ives brand, besides introducing the herbal avatar of its other popular brands such as Pears and Lux—and not to mention the likes of a slew of small and mid-size rivals from VLCC to Vicco Laboratories to a host of other FMCG firms gearing up to grab a pie of lucrative FMCG market. The babas-backed firms have their task cut out: expand and entrench, or else, risk losing further ground (read: market share) to rivals.

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i n t e r v i e w
Q & A

Rajkumar Adukia
International Motivational Speaker and Growth Coach, and the Winner of National Book Honour Award 2018

In an interview with N Janardhan Rao, Deputy Editor, The Global ANALYST, Rajkumar Adukia, noted Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant, talks about the role of independent directors and the benefits of the proposed move by the regulator to introduce a qualifying examination for prospective independent directors and what needs to be done further.

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s p o t l i g h t
‘Rare Earths’
China’s Exploits
Amit Singh Sisodiya
An obscure commodity, ironically called ‘rare’—even though it is not so—suddenly finds itself in focus as China refuses to play ball amid its ongoing trade tensions with the US and growing global craving for clean energy.

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i n d u s t r y
Telecommunications
Calling for Sanity!

N Janardhan Rao
After ruthless price cutting and bloodbath, and a string of closures and a spate of deals, it is hoped sanity returns to the beleaguered telecom sector in India.

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a g r i c u l t u r e
Agri Commodities

Booming Production

Amit Singh Sisodiya
A two-pronged strategy of horizontal expansion, i.e., pulses over new areas, and vertical expansion by bridging the yield gaps through aggressive technology transfer, capacity building, and greater participation from all the stake-holders, propelled pulses production in the country to an all-time high of 25.23 MT during FY18. In vegetables production too, India is making rapid strides as the record production of onions and potatoes, two major vegetables that find their way into almost every household kitchen in the country, shows.

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i n t e r n a t i o n a l
Australia
Recession Fear, for Real?

N Janardhan Rao
The resource-rich economy is at a crossroads as the slowdown risks drift into the future. If the policymakers and businesses fail to take action on significant economic, social and environmental challenges, the economy might end up like the canary in a coal mine and a recession could be on the cards.

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w o r l d v i e w
Economic Outlook 2019
Global Growth to Weaken to 2.6% in 2019, Substantial Risks Seen: World Bank

Amit Singh Sisodiya
Emerging, developing economies’ growth to pick up to 4.6% in 2020 from 4% in 2019; expansion vulnerable to trade, financial disruptions, says a latest report from the World Bank.

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e n e r g y
Oil
Heading to $100 a Barrel?

Manish Vaid
Tensions in the Middle East, along with other factors, can prompt oil prices to breach the $100 level. However, sustainability of such spikes remains questionable, primarily due to headwinds that the world economy faces. But if that happens, it could throw some new winners, and also new losers.

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t e c h n o l o g y
Cyber Insurance
For a Secure Cyber Future

Venkatesan Iyengar
Cyber risk is a budding concern for businesses, institutions, and individuals. The sudden surge in cybercrimes is seeing a growing demand for cyber insurance. At the same time, the demand comes with its own set of challenges. It is up to the insurers to turn the challenges into opportunities.

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e m e r g i n g c
Mechatronics
‘Engineer’ed for Success

Amit Singh Sisodiya
Mechatronic engineering is a fast emerging, multidisciplinary branch of engineering that prepares students for a career in robotics and IoT, and in fact, for a ‘connected world’ that is expected to be a reality soon.

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l e a d e r s h i p
Pearls of Wisdom
Leadership Lessons

Amit Singh Sisodiya

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