Aratrika Rath, a copywriter in the wealthiest district of India’s financial capital, couldn’t be bothered to vote in the 2009 federal elections. As Mumbai headed to the polls today, she’ll be among those casting ballots.
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. , India’s second-biggest maker of bath soap, rose after agreeing to buy Argentine hair-color maker Argencos, the Indian company’s second Latin American purchase in the past two weeks.
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. , India’s second-biggest soapmaker, was poised to reach a record high in Mumbai trading after it agreed to buy Sara Lee Corp.’s stake in their venture for 185 million euros ($234 million).
India needs to immediately use its foreign exchange reserves to arrest the rupee’s record plunge as the weakening currency has the potential to send the economy into a “nosedive,” billionaire Adi Godrej said.
Malaria meant half of Nitin Damania’s employees were off sick and his garment-making business in Mumbai was turning away orders. That’s when he turned to Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.’s “Hit” spray and coils to eradicate the mosquitoes in his plant.
Billionaire Adi Godrej said his company, India’s second-largest consumer goods maker by value, will still depend on small retailers for sales 10 years after foreign companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. open outlets.
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. plans to raise as much as 7 billion rupees through qualified institutional placement route to fund acquisitions, the Business Standard Newspaper reported, citing Chairman Adi Godrej.