Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) chairman C.B. Bhave climbed up the rankings of India’s top newsmakers in September, a month in which the capital markets regulator shot down MCX Stock Exchange’s application to start trading equities in another round of an acrimonious battle. It was also a month in which a panel was formed to search for a successor to Bhave, who retires in February after an eventful three-year term. The number of citations for Bhave in the global media tripled and more than doubled in the Indian media in September from a modest base in August. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee remained entrenched at No. 1 in Mint’s 20-member group of influencers and was followed by commerce minister Anand Sharma.
CB Bhave. 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 organizations. In the case of global media, the index is collectively a surrogate for the growing or waning interest in India.
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