Mint Asia holds India Dialogues in Singapore

31 May,2013

By A Correspondent


HT Media business daily Mint’s Singapore-based edition Mint Asia presented the first India Dialogues at the Marina Mandarin in Singapore recently, bringing together on one platform U K Sinha, Chairman of capital market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India, K V Kamath, Non-Executive Chairman of ICICI Bank and Diwakar Gupta, Managing Director of the State Bank of India. They discussed the future of the Indian economy with Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Mint’s Deputy Managing editor. In attendance were luminaries of the global investment community based in the island-nation.


This session was preceded by a panel discussion on ‘Where is Media in Asia headed?’ Panelists Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP, and Marcus W. Brauchli, Vice President, The Washington Post Co, engaged in a free-wheeling exchange of ideas with moderator, Mint Asia Editor R Sukumar


Said Mr Brauchli: “From the point of view of media companies, those who are agile and adapt (will succeed). HT (Media Ltd) has done a terrific job. What has happened with HT is Mint has produced a very specialised string of contents that happens to coincide with the mood and interest of the country at the time. The competition is going global.” Normal Pearlstine said, “It is dangerous to generalize about countries in Asia, but particularly given the differences in internet penetration, you will see areas where there will be continued growth in short and medium term in terms of print in India, in Indonesia and perhaps a couple of other places but for the most part in Japan and (South) Korea you will see real fall rather quickly in terms of print.”


Rajiv Verma

Earlier, Rajiv Verma, CEO of HT Media (and publisher of Mint Asia), said in his keynote address that “Mint Asia will cater to the information needs of Singapore’s significant market of Indian influentials. It will provide insights and perspectives on the Indian economic and business environment.”


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