Fortune India: Best of 2018


From the Nirav Modi scam to the RBI-government spat, and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2018 was an interesting year in terms of business, the economy and policy. As we enter 2019, here's a look back at some of our big stories from last year.

We started the year with a story on consolidation, and how it is creating fewer, but larger and stronger entities that can take on an unforgiving economy and stiff competition. In the May 2018 issue, we wrote about the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), one of the biggest reforms that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government had sought. With the IBC, despite the weakness and anomalies, the era of errant lenders running away with bank money may well be coming to an end.

Another interesting issue we took up last year was the future of Indian conglomerates. The Indian business landscape is dotted with companies that began as small corporations few decades ago, and have gone have gone on to become large conglomerates. But, over the past couple of decades, conglomerates have taken a bad rap and have now become something the market shies away from. In our August issue, we tried answering some pertinent questions related to the future of conglomerates and how they can stay relevant in a new world of business being driven by new technologies.

Our writers and editors talk about the stories that mattered in 2018.

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