December 11, 2013What HDFC Bank must learn from McDonald's
McDonald's asks the consumer whether he wants a hamburger with cheese, with tomato or without tomato. We will also have to deliver products as and when and how the customer wants.
December 10, 2013'Markets are unprepared for Lok Sabha elections'
Interview with Vice-Chairman and Joint Managing Director, First Global
December 09, 2013'We aim to provide luxury housing at affordable prices'
"Our objective of venturing into different sections of housing is to provide luxury at affordable prices and ensure quality living for all," says Ram Raheja, director and head, Architecture & Design, S Raheja Realty.
December 06, 2013We are urging for a consensus on food security, says Sharma
As Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ruled out any possibility of a compromise, whispers were already being heard of a possible collapse of the talks.
November 19, 2013Meet the man who exposed Ranbaxy's fraud
Dinesh Thakur is now planning to start a new venture to help the industry and the US regulator avoid another Ranbaxy-like episode.
November 14, 2013'Haven't seen any investment slowdown in IT sector'
The investment arm of US-headquartered chip-maker Intel Corporation expects India to add around 300 million internet users over the next five years.
November 13, 2013Abolish income, corporate taxes to boost growth, says Swamy
The best way to put the economy back on track is to abolish income and corporate taxes, as this will not only raise confidence but also increase savings and boost growth, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Subramanian Swamy tells Faisal Kidwai.
November 12, 2013'Indian elites are out of touch with the poor'
The disparity between the outlook of the rich and poor was greater in India than in any other emerging economy. Indians might want to be worried about this because this suggests that the rich are really out of touch with the poor, Bruce Stoke, Director of Pew Research Center, tells Faisal Kidwai in an interview.
November 06, 2013Will HCL face a Infosys-like situation ever?
Shiv Nadar, the first-generation information technology entrepreneur, founder and chairman of the HCL Group, has announced an additional Rs 3,000-crore investment over the next five years towards the educational initiatives of his corporate social responsibility entity, the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
October 30, 2013Don't want to tell banks what they ought to be doing: Rajan
He doesn't expect banks to raise interest rates, as they'd not reduced these after the policy rate cuts in May and March.
October 14, 2013'WTO discussing food security due to India's efforts'
In an interview with , the DG lauds the efforts of Indian negotiators in bringing the deal on the table.
September 18, 2013Meet the nuclear physicist who builds ports
If you are proud of your birthplace you will be happy, says Vijay Papparao, in a conversation with
What the Trai chief has to say on spectrum pricing and growth
Within a week of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India giving its final recommendations on the valuation and pricing of spectrum, Chairman Rahul Khullar speaks to Business Standard on the process the regulator followed in finalising the much-debated issue.
September 17, 2013We cannot afford to subsidise petroleum products: Montek
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia says investors are aware the government is addressing various problems in the economy.
September 16, 2013Ambitious plans of the new SKS chief
As the chairperson of SKS Trust, the largest shareholder in SKS Microfinance, Biksham Gujja created a stir by announcing they wanted to nominate Vikram Akula, the ousted boss who had founded the company the latter founded, as its representative on the board.
September 12, 2013'RBI to get glimpses of Rajan's technical acumen soon'
A few market and economic indicators have begun looking up, thanks to what many term the 'Rajan effect'.
Why India's economy is in such a mess
Investors have lost confidence in the economy, says Professor Arun Kumar, Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Things will improve in 2nd half: Kumar Mangalam Birla
The 46-year-old chairman of the Aditya Birla Group has made at least 28 acquisitions since he took the reins of the group 18 years ago.
September 11, 2013'India needs Rs 2,000 crore a day of capital inflows'
It is time to reform the RBI and the ministry of finance, says Dr Ajay Shah of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi.
'Indian politicians do not worry about the nation'
They should open up their market to countries like Australia, Germany, America and other free market economies.
September 05, 2013This is what Raghuram Rajan needs to focus on
The new Guv needs to focus on structural inflation problems.
September 04, 2013'India's situation not comparable with 2008-09 crisis'
Chief Statistician T C A Anant says this a unique crisis and should be dealt with keeping the current situation in mind.
August 29, 2013'Some people don't want the poor to get food'
The stock and foreign exchange markets have had a negative reaction to the government's biggest social security programme, the National Food Security Bill. Food minister K V Thomas questions the rationale behind such a response
August 28, 2013There's a lack of leadership in the country, says Ratan Tata
Government is pulling in different directions and we are not consolidating on government, says Ratan Tata.
August 27, 2013Falling rupee can help resolve India's economic woes
Economist Arvind Panagariya tells Suman Guha Mozumder that the rupee is doing a much-needed clean-up job, raising exports and cutting imports. And it must be allowed to do so.
August 22, 2013'Worst-case scenario for rupee is 70 against the dollar'
He also feels that the govt should hike diesel and petrol rates.
August 19, 2013We are exploring 100% FDI in retail: Adidas CMD
To put its Reebok business in order, the German footwear major hand-picked the soft-spoken Erick Haskell, who has vast experience of working in China.
August 14, 2013Wage negotiation only after output returns to normal: Rajiv Bajaj
Just hours after the union at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant called off its strike unconditionally, managing director Rajiv Bajaj spoke to Business Standard.
'Nobody wants to start an industry in India'
"We are one of the very few emerging economies in the world that has a current account deficit. That is because nobody wants to start an industry in India," says Dilip Kapur, Founder, Hidesign.
August 13, 2013'We have committed Rs 1,300 cr initial capital for a bank'
A healthy track record and 17 years of experience in financial services would be the key strengths of Edelweiss Financial Services in setting up a bank, says chairman and chief executive officer Rashesh Shah, in an interview with Business Standard.
August 12, 2013'Effective CSR spending needs a mindset change in top mgmt'
The new Companies Bill will boost such spending by both public and private companies. Praful Patel, Union minister for heavy industries & public enterprises, speaks to Business Standard on the issue.
August 10, 2013'India's GDP at risk of touching 3.5-4%'
Interview with Asia-Pacific economist, Morgan Stanley
August 09, 2013Rohini Nilekani has her heart in the right place
Philanthropist and writer Rohini Nilekani has invested across sectors such as education, environment and sanitation.
August 08, 2013Why American companies are 'angry' with India
Indian tax laws are a source of frustration for US companies, says US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell.
August 03, 2013Will the new FDI norms impact the Jet-Etihad deal?
Anand Sharma said the Rs 2,060-crore Jet-Etihad deal falls in line with new 'control' definition.
August 02, 2013What explains steep poverty fall in India from 2004 to 2011?
Poverty figures for 2011-2012 have shown a steep decline since 2004-2005.
August 01, 2013Europe is a difficult market: HCL Tech chief
HCL's president & CEO Anant Gupta talked to Business Standard about the demand environment, its in the European market and Roshni Nadar's induction into the company's board of directors.
July 31, 2013Subbarao on RBI's liquidity-tightening measures
Rapid depreciation of the rupee put us in a vicious spiral: D Subbarao
July 29, 2013We are trying to develop the rural markets: Maruti CMD
The recently anointed managing director and chief executive officer at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd tells Business Standard how he intends to get back to over 50 per cent share in the domestic market, apart from a larger role in the parent's global operations.
Why the Planning Commission should wind up
The Commission more or less speaks for the government in power and nothing else.
Bhagwati vs Sen: What is the real conflict?
Jagdish Bhagwati, professor of economics and law at Columbia University, tells Nayanima Basu he is not anti-redistribution, adding the crucial issue is where the money would come from.
July 25, 2013'Amartya Sen is the only economist to have hurt India's poor'
Bhagwati criticised Amartya Sen for supporting the Food Security Bill, saying it is going to fuel inflation.
July 23, 2013'It is possible to have GST by 2014'
The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers got its new chairman on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Abdul Rahim Rather.
July 20, 2013Chandrasekaran on how TCS plans to remain No 1
We have to continue to be agile on execution and regulatory fronts: N Chandrasekaran
July 19, 2013'LinkedIn knows more about you than others sites'
Professional networking site LinkedIn recently crossed the 20-million member mark in India.
'Over 96% start-ups incubated at TBI are successful'
Technopark Technology Business Incubator talks about the record success rate.
July 18, 2013India discriminates against foreign businesses: US Congressman
India has been pursuing measures that discriminate against overseas businesses, says US Congressman Erik Paulsen.
July 17, 2013Want to cut airfares 25-30%: AirAsia CEO
Mittu Chandilya has promised himself and AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes that through the next four-five years, India operations would be the largest among those of AirAsia subsidiaries.
July 15, 2013We encourage consumers to revalue junk, says Big Bazaar's CEO
Footfalls have increased anywhere between 10-40 per cent, says Sadashiv Nayak.
July 13, 2013Murthy's presence makes a huge difference: S D Shibulal
Shibulal talks about the company's new focus areas under the chairmanship of N R Narayana Murthy, and their rationale.
July 12, 2013'Don't expect legislative reforms progressing till elections'
For returning to trend growth of over eight per cent GDP growth and sustained low inflation of four per cent, removal of supply-side constraints and investor-friendly policy reforms are key, says Rajesh Cheruvu, Chief Investment Officer, India, RBS.
July 10, 2013Why Indian markets have a bullish outlook
The Indian market is a bull market and the current weakening is merely a correction, says Apoorva Shah, executive vice president & fund manager (equity), DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund.
July 08, 2013'The Food Ordinance is a small step in the right direction'
Implementing the Food Ordinance is the bigger challenge and there are many provisions of the National Food Security Bill which need to be expanded and strengthened.
I don't lose sleep over AirAsia: IndiGo Airlines president
Days after low-cost carrier AirAsia announced it would launch its India operations by the end of the year, IndiGo Airlines President Aditya Ghosh, 38, tells Sudipto Dey in an interaction why his airline is not one that should be worried.
July 04, 2013Chanda Kochhar on her success story
Chanda Kochhar, became ICICI's first female CEO in May of 2009 - right in the thick of the global financial crisis - not an easy time to be the boss of a bank.
July 03, 2013'Build products rapidly to be competitive'
To be competitive, you need to focus on building products very rapidly, says Werner Vogels.
'India does not have good story tellers'
Interview with Toonz Animation India CEO P. Jayakumar.
June 28, 2013'FDI will not help when your economy is in trouble'
Foreign investors have their own calculations and they don't go anywhere to do charity, says Dr K. J. Joseph, Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in Thiruvananthapuram.
Rajiv Bajaj on the strike at Chakan plant
Production has crippled at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant in Maharashtra following a labour strike which entered its third day today.
June 26, 2013Why Videocon is applying for a banking licence
We are serious about setting up a bank and use the parent branding that is a household name in India, says Venugopal Dhoot.
June 25, 2013'Foreign funds are unlikely to exit India'
Nobutaka Kitajima, chief investment officer -- equity, LIC Nomura Mutual Fund, tells Business Standard the reaction to the Fed's statements has been overdone and the current downturn has punished certain stocks much more than their inherent economic worth and business potential.
June 21, 2013Tata Motors plans to target every car segment, says MD
There are many things we can do with the Nano. It is a canvas, says Managing Director Karl Slym.
US economy is slowly but surely healing
With the US housing and labour markets on the mend, the healing looks more durable, say RBS's Sanjay Mathur and Louis Kuijs.
June 19, 2013Oscar Fernandes' plans for the transport sector
Roads and national highways are the lifeline of the country, says Oscar Fernandes.
We have to work round the clock: Girija Vyas
My aim will be to get the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, recently cleared by the cabinet, tabled and passed in Parliament, says Girija Vyas.
June 18, 2013OMCs are bleeding now, tomorrow it may be our turn: ONGC chief
ONGC's chairman and managing director Sudhir Vasudeva tells Business Standard that any price for natural gas that is more than $4.2 a unit is good for the company.
June 11, 2013More than 6% growth is still possible: Rangarajan
C Rangarajan, chairman, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council tells Business Standard that the measures taken by the government will lead to economic growth of at least 6 per cent in FY14 against a decadal-low growth of 5 per cent in FY13.
Why Maruti, Tata Motors, TVS FEAR Bajaj now
Opposition to the idea of quadricycles is a story of sour grapes, says Rajiv Bajaj.
June 06, 2013Car industry's woes far from over, says Maruti chief
Some economists have said the industry's woes have shown signs of bottoming out.
June 05, 2013'India is like a GOOD house in a BAD neighbourhood'
The only asset class which has given them positive real returns in the last five years is gold, says Ridham Desai, strategist and head of India Equity Research at Morgan Stanley India.
June 03, 2013How Narayana Murthy can CHANGE Infosys' future
Unless Murthy launches an aggressive search for a significant infusion of new blood, he will find it difficult to implement the dramatic changes to Infosys' fortunes that everyone expects him to, says P R Ganapathy.
'Real estate sector should grow at 30% annually'
With projects ranging from affordable to premium, Tata Housing Development Co Ltd says it expects to be among the top three real estate entities in the next five years.
'Market conditions likely to remain volatile'
Dhananjay Sinha, co-head, institutional research, Emkay Global Financial Services tells Business Standard in an interview that even as global commodity prices have softened in response to expectations of weaker global demand, the stronger performance of equities is seemingly pre-empting stronger growth.
June 02, 2013Murthy on why he brought his son to Infy, and more...
'Rohan would be my executive assistant and he would receive a salary of Re 1 a year.'
May 24, 2013Daiichi was given all updates: Malvinder Singh
Singh says Japanese pharma giant's allegations false.
May 23, 2013Fear against 4th wheel is misplaced: Rajiv Bajaj
Bajaj talks about his plans for the RE-60, which was showcased in January last year in the Auto Expo, to Business Standard.
May 22, 2013Exclusive! How to SAVE India's economy
While the country's dismal food situation tops the list, India's crumbling infrastructure, too, requires prompt action, says Subir Gokarn.
Phaneesh Murthy violated company's policy: iGate
In an emailed exchange with Business Standard, iGate states the circumstances that led to Phaneesh Murthy's sacking.
May 16, 2013We've tried to understand India's needs: IKEA India chief
Patience has kept IKEA, the euro 27-billion Swedish retailer, going despite entry hurdles. So says Juvencio Maeztu, its chief executive officer for India.
May 07, 2013'We have restructured for greater agility'
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd , the Chennai-based information technology major which provides products, solutions and services for the financial services sector, has appointed five CEOs, one for for each distinct line of business.
May 06, 2013'Japanese investors see India as No 2'
An interview with Hiroshi Watanabe, president and chief executive of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
May 03, 2013'Govt shouldn't treat radio spectrum as telecom'
Harrish M Bhatia, chief executive of 94.3 MY FM, the station under the Dainik Bhaskar group, tells Gaurav Laghate regional markets hold great potential.
May 02, 2013'RBI does not have clear inflation objective'
Richard Illey, chief economist, (Asia, ex-Japan) at BNP Paribas, talks to Business Standard on inflation and related issues ahead of the Reserve Bank's annual review of monetary policy.
April 18, 2013Hiring will become more periodic: HCL chief
Anant Gupta, president and chief executive officer, HCL Technologies, says while the company is strong on the non-discretionary front, the discretionary side continues to be challenging.
April 10, 2013'Novartis case: SC ruling wise and balanced'
Supreme Court is saying that consumers should not be forced to pay higher prices just because it is chemically a new drug unless there is a therapeutic benefit involved.
April 03, 2013'Judgment will ensure no ever-greening of patents'
Though the legal battle over Glivec's patentability may be over for now, Y K Sapru, the man spearheading the fight against Swiss multinational Novartis, isn't resting.
'Novartis ruling won't affect pharma industry'
Oncologist Dr Sthabir Dasgupta talks about the impact of Novartis's losing patent case on the Indian pharma industry.
March 29, 2013'HSBC hasn't done anything that Kejriwal has alleged'
Stuard Milne, CEO, HSBC India talks about the bank's gameplan in the country.
'RBI was the WORST central bank in the world in 2011'
Surjit Bhalla believes that RBI is the only central bank in the world that formed its monetary policy on the basis of the current account deficit. He also feels that the Chidambaram proposed women's bank in Budget to impress Sonia Gandhi.
March 25, 2013How EXIT interviews can help companies
When one of your employees decides to move on, use a carefully designed exit interview to involve him in defining the problems and generating solutions.
'Want to make Viacom18 the most admired company'
As group CEO, Sudhanshu Vats' job is to steer the television (Colors, Nick, Sonic, MTV, etc) and film businesses of Viacom18 Media.
March 22, 2013What Sabeer Bhatia has to say about his new venture
On Thursday, Sabeer Bhatia, chief executive and co-founder of Jaxtr, launched a global SIM card for travellers.
March 12, 2013L&T chief on finding leadership talent
In an interview with PricewaterhouseCoopers, A M Naik, chairman of Larsen & Toubro Limited, talks about the company's strategies, opportunities and the challenges facing it.
'Passion, team effort keys to AirAsia Bhd's success'
In an interview with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aireen Omar, chief executive officer of AirAsia Bhd, talks about the company's strengths, opportunities and challenges.
We will decide on price hike soon: CIL chief
In an interview with Business Standard, CIL Chairman Singayapally Narsing Rao attributes the performance to volume growth but adds a decision on price hike will be taken at an appropriate time.
March 07, 2013No hurdles for Tata-Air Asia JV: Ajit Singh
The aviation minister, Ajit Singh, on Tata-Air Asia joint venture
March 04, 2013We could not have controlled expenditure anymore: FM
He also suggested reducing interest rates would help stimulate growth.
March 01, 2013How Chidambaram justifies the Budget
Admitting there were challenges before the economy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said at a post-Budget media conference that another set of decisions and measures would be announced during the Budget's passage in Parliament.
February 18, 2013'If we are importing buckets, something is wrong'
Interview with Richard Rekhy, chief executive officer of KPMG India.
'In the era of digital growth, newspapers will lose'
According to Paris-based RECMA, GroupM controls over 40 per cent of the Rs 30,000 crore (Rs 300 billion) that marketers spent on print, TV, and other mass media and below-the-line activities, in India.
February 13, 2013Our cost of funds is still high: Federal Bank chief
Shyam Srinivasan, managing director and CEO, shares with Business Standard the strategy to grow the bank's retail lending business in the coming quarters.
February 04, 2013Adi Godrej on past, present and future of his companies
Interview with chairman of Godrej group.
January 30, 2013INTERVIEW: Should India Inc enter the banking space?
Interview with Former governor, RBI
January 29, 2013Why Vodafone India chief blames spectrum policy
Vodafone India MD & CEO Marten Pieters, 59, blames regulation and the spectrum policy for the telecom industry's troubles.
January 24, 2013'It's shameful that India isn't eliminating hunger'
In an e-mailed interview with Business Standard, Mark Lynas says his opposition to GM was divorced from science.
January 23, 2013These are challenging times: HUL chief
Hindustan Unilever, the FMCG major, has posted disappointing numbers for the December quarter on weak consumer sentiment, specially in discretionary categories.
January 22, 2013Fuel cost is artificially high: SpiceJet CEO
Neil Mills, chief executive, spoke to Business Standard on its strategy and the unprecedented scheme of selling a million tickets at a base price of Rs 1.
'Every transformation in India has come amidst crises'
It is not as if the political class is unaware of the magnitude of the issues India faces. The disconnect is in the politician's belief that it is enough to manage the outrage to get re-elected, that electoral sops rather than long-term solutions is the road to sustain power, says Shankkar Aiyar, author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change.
January 18, 2013We will now be more aggressive: HCL chief
After spending 20 years at HCL Technologies and heading various service lines, Anant Gupta on Thursday assumed the role of president and chief executive officer.
January 17, 2013Will break even this year too, says Mohit Kampani
The retailer is looking at a break-even this year.
January 11, 2013'Mobile, not TV, will become the first screen'
Mobile commerce is on the cusp of taking off in India and the growth curve would be a hockey stick shaped one, says Shubhradeep Guha, Global Capability Lead and Country Manager, SapientNitro (India), an integrated marketing, commerce and technology services firm, part of the $1.02billion Boston-based Sapient Corporation (2011).
January 08, 2013'2013 to be year of consolidation for Essar Energy'
Essar Energy CEO Naresh Nayyar tells Business Standard that in 2013, the company would focus on optimising the operations of the commissioned units and generating cash flows.
January 02, 2013'Ratan Tata, a happy brand ambassador for India Inc'
'What he has done has really been to give his time to go outside India, to reach out to governments, important countries, to meet world leaders. And I am sure when he is meeting them, he is not only presenting a Tata group message, he is presenting an India message. Therefore, he has become a kind of quasi-ambassador for us which is, of course, why the government values and respects him so much as well.' Top corporate lawyer Zia Mody assesses Ratan Tata's legacy.
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