IF ONE WANTS TO TAKE A health check on corporate India, and hence get a glimpse of how the broader economy is looking, there are few better places to do that than the Fortune India 500 (FI500) listing of India’s largest corporations. Over the years, this list has demonstrated the ups and downs of India Inc, the challenges faced by companies in the wake of policy changes, and the way forward for the economy. This year’s listing, the ninth by Fortune India, takes a deep dive into the state of the country’s largest companies after what has arguably been a momentous fiscal year.
The FI500 has always been a mix of stories of success and failure, challenges and opportunities, and it’s no different this time. This year, in the following pages, we bring you stories of companies from diverse sectors which have either been able to succeed in facing business headwinds squarely or are in the process of executing their own plans for growth. There are also stories of rampant mismanagement and misdemeanour—like that in financial services company Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services—where the government had to step in and take control and appoint an entirely new management team to stem a possible contagion effect on the country’s financial system.
Fortune is one of the most respected business magazines in the world. It is known for its unrivaled access to world’s most influential leaders and decision-makers. In a world of business long on information and short on time, Fortune stands out with trusted insight, deep reporting and provocative story telling. Few publications cover the world of business with as much depth, breadth, wisdom, and panache. That’s why Fortune is recognized as ‘the best magazine in the world that just happens to be about business’. Fortune 500 is perhaps the best-known brand in business journalism and the ultimate hallmark of corporate success. Launched in India in October 2010 in a licensed partnership between ABP Group of Publications & Time Inc., Fortune India retains the spirit of the global brand with respect to thought leadership and practice from across the world every month while adding an Indian dimension. It is the only truly global business magazine dedicated to the global success of Indian business leaders, offering actionable insights to propel their businesses.
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