Archive for April, 2011

How Estee Lauder built its beauty products company

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Amol Agrawal posts an insightful article from Knowledge@Wharton.

Categories: Uncategorized

Shanghai becomes the largest port

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

For almost five years Singapore retained the number one position among the world’s top container ports but in 2010 Shanghai finally overtook Singapore to become the leading box port. Its throughput in 2010 reached 29.1 million TEUs, whereas Singapore handled 28.4 million TEUs, reported The Hindu on April 24, 2011.

“The only Indian port that finds a place among the top 30 container ports is the JN Port in New Mumbai”, states report. Its position slipped from 24 to 25 in 2010 in spite of handling 4.28 million TEUs (twenty feet equivalent unit) and registering a growth of 10.9% over the previous year. Read more…

Categories: Shipping

Truck Rentals: Up for a fall?

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Truck rentals from Delhi to southern destinations declined by Rs 1,000 per tonne due to lower cargo movement. Read why? Read more…

Categories: Automobiles

Normal Rainfall in 2011: Forecasts IMD

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

If the first forecast by the IMD comes true, then it is expected to give a push to the economic growth as rainfall has direct and indirect impact on several industries in the economy. These include, food grains, cash crops, agricultural inputs such as fertilisers, pesticides & hybrid seeds. Industries such as tractors, consumer durables, FMCG, are some of the indirect beneficiaries of a good monsoon. Read more…

Categories: Rainfall

Tea Industry: Becoming hotter or cooler??

April 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Globally, tea output has received a setback with production trend reflecting to be lower than target. Tea production in Kenya—one of the largest producers and exporters of tea — recorded a decline in February 2011 due to hot and dry weather conditions in the main Rift Valley producing areas. Similarly, tea output in Tanzania—Africa’s fourth largest producer — is expected to be lower than target after a drought affected yields. Read more…

Categories: Agriculture, Tea

Indian Paper Industry to Consolidate?

April 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Post the acquisition of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mill by International Paper Ltd, given the smaller size of operations of Indian paper companies compared to international players and surge in demand for paper in India, Indian companies may look to consolidate. Read more…

Categories: Paper

Paper Industry

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Yash Papers gives a nice insight in to the Paper Industry in its Annual Report. Read more…

Categories: Paper