Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee consolidated his lead to top the newsmakers’ list in June, in both the Indian as well as the world media. Tata Consultancy Services chief executive and managing director N Chandrasekaran and ITC chairman YC Deveshwar were the top gainers in terms of citations in global and Indian media, respectively, while former Sebi chief CB Bhave and Reserve Bank of India governor D Subbarao saw their coverage declining the most.
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. Photo: Bloomberg
The Mint Influencers Index is a monthly objective measure based on media analysis by Dow Jones Insight, which tracks these leaders, looking at the volume of media citings for each of them as a proxy for their rising or waning influence. The assumption is that visibility and share of voice is good for them and their companies. In the case of global media, the index is collectively a surrogate for the growing or waning interest in India.
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