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Interviews from leaders in the B2B space to understand their perspective on B2B communications, issues and challenges

Target is to raise non-auto share: Steffen Berns

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March 12, 2014

Interview with Managing Director, Bosch Ltd Having fared comparatively better than the Indian automobilemarket in 2013, which declined by 3 per cent on the production volume (without two-wheeler segment), the automotive business of Bosch Limited registered a marginal decline of 0.7 per cent. Steffen Berns, managing director, Bosch, explains, in an interview with Mahesh Kulkarni, how the… Read More ›

Chemical companies need to spend on improving environment and safety: Yogesh Kothari, ICC


Like every year, Indian Chemical Council (ICC) is organising the Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference from March 6-7, 2014. This year’s event will bring together a pool of experts from the industry to debate on ‘India in the global chemical industry’. The policy makers, the leaders from the industry and other important stake holders will collaborate… Read More ›

Capacity addition is not the sole focus


Central Railside Warehousing Company (CRWC), a subsidiary of public sector warehousing major Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), recently notched a major distinction when it was awarded ‘mini-ratna’ status. Vinod Asthana, MD, CRWC underlines the significance of this milestone in an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha. Edited excerpts:   You have been granted the prestigious ‘mini-ratna’ status. How significant… Read More ›

Defence FDI okay, not retail; scrap coal blocks: Jaitley


Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to oppose the opening of retail sector to foreign investors as it will affect millions of small traders and result in job losses. Speaking to CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan, about BJP’s economic policies, BJP spokesperson Arun Jaitley said the party is against allowing FDI in multi-brand retail but may selectively accept… Read More ›

‘Financing solar projects is a key challenge in India’


K.M. Santosh, Managing Director, Enerparc Energy Pvt. Ltd Enerparc Energy Pvt. Ltd of Bengaluru specialises in EPC work for solar photovoltaic projects, both large-scale free field and rooftop mounted. K.M. Santosh, who leads Enerparc’s Indian business, has rich experience in solar energy in Indian and international markets. In an email interaction with Lalitha Rao, he outlines the company’s plans… Read More ›

Indian pharma to revive by Apr; see better margins: Cadila


No sector has been as badly hit by regulators’ punitive measures as the Indian pharma. The year gone by saw numerous USFDA import alerts, red flags, etc on various pharma majors that led to their stocks being hammered significantly. However, the increased inspection is a positive for the industry, opines Pankaj R Patel, chairman and… Read More ›

Chidambaram says India will return to high growth path in three years


Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said India remained one of the fast growing large economies of the world and, as the global economy recovers and as the government’s new measures take effect, it would get back, step by step, to the high growth path within three years. In his valedictory address at Petrotech 2014, an international… Read More ›

The issues and challenges that are dominating PR in 2014 by Vikram Kharvi


PRmoment India:  As PR is moving towards an increasingly integrated communication world, what can PR professionals do to communicate better within the profession and with the world outside? Vikram Kharvi:  You are right that PR is now increasingly moving towards integrated communications, but when you use the term integrated amongst PR practitioners, what they understand… Read More ›

“We are for 60% subsidy for cluster: Commerce minister”


FTA (Free Trade Agreement) and FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in retail are among the key issues that are being discussed today. Union minister of state for trade and commerce Dr E M Sudarshana Natchiappantouches these issues and more in an exclusive conversation with Ashwani Maindola. Excerpts:  The food trade has become one of the major components of Indian… Read More ›

India will soon emerge as a much bigger market for Smart Grid technologies


—Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Standards Senior Manager, IEEE-SA  IEEE-SA, a global consensus-building organisation, brings together a broad range of individuals and organizations from a wide range of technical and geographic points of origin to facilitate standards development and standards related collaboration. IEEE-SA is actively involved in India’s Smart Grid pursuits; it is also the association to become… Read More ›