The next wave

The next wave
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First Published: Mon, Oct 26 2009. 08 33 PM IST

Updated: Mon, Oct 26 2009. 08 33 PM IST
As the world emerges from the economic slump, India has reinforced its position as the world’s fastest growing major economy after China. This pace of expansion, combined with the demographic dividend that will accrue from a young population coming of age, means that the coming years may be dominated by companies that are capable of catching the next wave. We profile some of the people and the companies that could do that in the run-up to the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit, to be held on 8-10 November in New Delhi, which has as its theme: India’s Next Generation of Growth.
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First Published: Mon, Oct 26 2009. 08 33 PM IST