Ritika and Abhishek take you through the facinating world of Indian business from one of the fastest growing economies - India. Bizination covers the week's top business stories from India and how it impacts on Indian and world economy
BiziNation #66: Starbucks tastes India
Starbucks has been around since 1970 and last month it made its debut in India by opening three stores in Mumbai. In response, Cafe Coffee Day, the domestic player put out an advertisement on TV for the first time in 16 years. Online reputation is now a big business in the West and down south, a startup village takes shape in Kochi.
BiziNation #65: ArcelorMittal Vs the French government
The French government has made the classic mistake. Of interfering in business. Lakshmi Mittal is miffed as he has been asked not to shut down two of his loss making blast furnaces in Florange unless he wants to see all his French outfits getting nationalised. Greece gets another bail out package and in Australia, cigarette packaging will no longer carry any glamorous images or colours. Just plain packaging.
BiziNation #64: Indian Pepsi league
BCCI has been quite the negotiator. It got Pepsi to pay twice as what DLF had paid in the previous edition of the IPL. This comes at a time when the popularity of IPL is possibly at its lowest according to many surveys. Amidst all the talks of recession, in October, Porsche sold a record number of vehicles in India. Also, according to a recent World Bank report, India receives more money through repatriation than any other. And typewriters are called off the shelves in UK.
BiziNation #63: Of double dips and fiscal cliffs
The Euro Zone goes under all over again. The latest numbers suggest that all seventeen countries of the Euro have posted two consecutive quarters of negative growth. And when that happens, the economy is said to be under recession. The US, which is known to come up with fancy phrases to describe their economic plights, have done it again. This time the popular phrase is the fiscal cliff. Back home in India, Raymond, the apparel maker will soon launch its own brand of beer shampoo.
BiziNation #62: The on ground Euro crisis tour
For the last two years we have been reading a lot about the Euro crisis. Some might complain that we have had a bit of an overdose of it. So we at Indicast thought that we should send one of our guys to tour Europe and find out how exactly is the day in the life of an average European in countries like Germany, France, Austria, etc. Akhilesh, our co-host at BiziNation volunteered to do the trip and sponsored it himself if we might add. In this podcast, he brings us his on ground experience of his recently concluded Euro trip as we take a look at the Euro crisis from the common mans point of view.
BiziNation #61: Revisiting Twin Towers
Ten years ago, on this day, two planes scorched the twin towers. More than 3000 people were killed and the world economy was impaired. In this podcast, we talk about where we stand today in the wake of bigger crises that the bankers have brought upon us. Continuing on the subject, Indian business and tourism has suffered gravely due to the series of bomb blasts. In other news, Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz has been sacked rather unceremoniously. Closer home, Archies, a company known for selling gifts and greeting cards has tied up with UNICEF and plans to expand to Rs. 400 crores in the next few years. And in the last few minutes, Ritika gives us a snapshot of her sojourn in Bali.
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I am pretty much impressed with this podcasts. The good thing is the amount of indepth knowledge Rithika and Abishek has on the topics they choose. After hearing couple of them, the first thing I felt is that they really deserves a real appriciation. I hope you guys will add the podcasts more frequently. Good job guys. keep rocking.