September 30, 2010
Anand Mahindra on key challenges for Satyam
By wonderful coincidence, the first UID card handed out today by the Prime Minister and Mrs Gandhi was backed by Mahindra Satyam technology, says Anand Mahindra.
September 27, 2010
'Maharashtra residents to get UID numbers by March
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will launch Aadhaar, the Unique Identification (UID) project, in Maharashtra's tribal-dominated Nanduarbar district on September 29.
September 24, 2010
'FMC to gain financial autonomy soon'
The Cabinet cleared amendments to the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act, giving the FMC autonomy and including various provisions aimed at developing the market. Business Standard spoke to Khatua on how the amendments will impact the markets once it comes into force. 'Sensex likely to hit 21,000 by Diwali'
Ramesh Damani, stock broker, Bombay Stock Exchange, is known for prudent stock-picking. Though he prefers to be cautious while talking on individual stocks due to regulatory issues, in an interview with Business Standard, he drops a few hints about the current rally and the sectors he is betting on.
September 21, 2010
'The Indian consumer is a monster'
Dr Rajesh Shukla, author of How India Earns, Spends and Saves: Unmasking the Real India, warns against the rising income inequalities India has witnessed after economic liberalisation. Regulators have not come down from Heaven: FM
Regulators are expected to work within their domain, says Pranab Mukherjee.
September 20, 2010
'We need level playing field in mine allocation'
A global steel producer is putting up 14-million-tonne capacity, Essar Steel aims to achieve a global capacity of 20-25 mt.
September 14, 2010
From Rs 25,000 to Rs 100-crore! The Hidesign story
Dilip Kapur, founder-president of Hidesign, an international brand, started designing leather bags as a hobby. Today, his business is worth over Rs 100 crore.
September 09, 2010
'Poverty in India dipped not due to globalisation'
Pranab Bardhan, professor of economics, University of California, Berkeley, says that poverty alleviation in India happened because of domestic factors.
September 06, 2010
'A change in tax will make Heathrow uncompetitive'
In a freewheeling chat with Sneha Kupekar, the Irishman says the company will lobby against any change in the departure tax and believes Emirates must be looking at its new codeshare with Kingfisher with envy.
September 01, 2010
Oberoi group welcomes Reliance's interest in EIH
Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, chairman of the Oberoi group of hotels, says many people had approached him for picking up stake in EIH, but their investment objectives were not compatible with the company's. 'SIP is best option for small investors'
Motilal Oswal, chairman and managing director, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, outlines an equity market strategy for retail investors. All of us are very committed to Infosys: Kris
nfosys Managing Director and CEO S (Kris) Gopalakrishnan speaks about the company to Business Standard.
August 31, 2010
'India will be among the top three markets'
For Steve Bertamini, group executive director and chief executive officer, global consumer banking at Standard Chartered, India is one of the most important markets.
August 25, 2010
Our fundamentals are very strong: Morgan Stanley
India Investment Banking chairman V K Bansal spoke to Abhineet Kumar on various issues related to equity capital markets
August 23, 2010
'We have to work on delivering excellent quality'
Soon after Carl-Peter Foster, former head of General Motors Europe, joined the 65-year-old Tata Motors, he asked for 100 days to come to grips with his job. Microsoft unfazed by competition from Google
'Good for us, bad for them'. That's what Microsoft's Chief Information Officer, Tony Scott, has to say to competitors like and Google.
August 19, 2010
'We may look at an India-focused fund'
In a chat with Business Standard, Blackstone India chairman and managing director Akhil Gupta says the PE player is eyeing investment opportunities in infrastructure and personal consumption-driven sectors and may raise an India-focused fund.
August 11, 2010
'Property prices in Pune have increased by 12.5%'
Aditya Verma, Chief Operating Officer, speaks to Business Standard about the findings of its latest survey Pune's real estate market and the way ahead.
August 06, 2010
How CAG plans to do corporate audits
With over half the Plan funds that Parliament approves being spent through non-government channels, to cite the figure in CAG Vinod Rai's presentation to the Planning Commission, members of the Parliament have no way of knowing whether the money is properly spent.
August 05, 2010
'Inflation: Answer lies in right price mechanism'
If the government takes a progressive view and the industry co-operates for arriving at a pricing mechanism, it will be a win-win for all, Raju Barwale, managing director of Mahyco (Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Ltd), tells Dilip Kumar Jha. 'Demand for residential property is sound'
Bangalore-based Sobha Developers had a two-fold rise in its net profit to Rs 34.3 crore (Rs 343 million) in the April-June quarter. J C Sharma, Managing Director, spoke to Business Standard on the revival in demand and the company's growth plans.
August 04, 2010
'We are the fastest growing lab chain'
In an interview with Joe C Mathew, chief executive officer Sanjeev Chaudhry talks oft SRL's growth plans. 'Govt should be an enabler, not an inept provider'
Economist Jessica Seddon Wallack says many opportunities exist outside the government, but the government must make sure people are ready and able to seize these opportunities.
August 03, 2010
India is becoming attractive for foreign investors
In an interview with Abhineet Kumar, Manisha Girotra, UBS India's managing director and country head, talks about the changed mindset of Indian promoters, and the impact of the new takeover code rules. We're hopeful of meeting Plan targets: NTPC chief
In an interview with Sanjay Jog, chairman and managing director R S Sharma talks of his company's strategy. 'In 15 years, India will be what China is today'
Noted economist Arvind Panagariya says India is an emerging power. With liberalisation, Indian entrepreneurs have emerged and they are top class.
July 22, 2010
'RBI needs to encourage capacity expansion'
Stuart A Davis, the chief executive officer at HSBC India, expects the Reserve Bank of India to increase repo and reverse repo rates by 25 basis points in its quarterly monetary policy review on July 27, as concerns over accelerating inflation and uncertain monsoon linger.
July 20, 2010
'The government is killing the telecom dream'
In an exclusive interview to NDTV Profit, chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Mittal, hit out at what he called the irrational pricing of spectrum between older and newer players.
July 15, 2010
'Petrol price deregulation is not enough'
In an interview with Ajay Modi & Jyoti Mukul, ONGC chairman R S Sharma says uncertainties continue in the business even after decontrol of petrol prices. 'Teaser rates are not good for banking industry'
Anoop Pabby, managing director of Deutsche Postbank Home Finance Ltd, spoke to Atanu Kumar Das about the challenges faced by home finance companies and how profitability is linked to customer satisfaction.
July 13, 2010
'Decontrol will allow flow of funds in industry'
The Indian Sugar Mills Association president and Balrampur Chini managing director Vivek Saraogi speaks to Ajay Modi on the way ahead for the industry.
July 12, 2010
'Govt is about disagreements, creative tensions'
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia says Commerce Minister Kamal Nath had warned him in advance that he was going to criticise the apex planning body in public.
July 08, 2010
'The Navi Mumbai airport must take off'
G V Krishna Reddy, Chairman, talks to Business Standard about his plans.
July 07, 2010
'Valuation is key to success of divestment'
Ravi Kapoor, head of global banking at Citi India tells that the success of the Centre's divestment programme hinges on attractive valuations 'Base rate not to affect home loans'
Anuj Puri, chairman and country head, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, tells Business Standard that high prices and hardening of mortgage rates may act as a dampener.
July 02, 2010
M S Banga on life as a fund manager
Banga has hung up his Unilever boots and moved on to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) as an operating partner.
July 01, 2010
'More exchanges will come up in India soon'
In an interview with Business Standard, Jalan, who has also been a member of the Rajya Sabha, speaks on a wide range of issues concerning the markets 'Prosperity is about the ability to combine'
In a conversation with Sreelatha Menon, he says anything that brings assets to the poor is great, but the poor also need an access to macrofinance.
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