December 24, 2010'Metal firms took environmental approvals lightly'
In conversation with Shubhashish and Arijit Barman, Rakesh Arora, managing director and head of research, Macquarie Capital Securities (India) Pvt Ltd and among the most authoritative metal analysts in India, says companies should start taking environmental laws more seriously.
December 16, 2010Meet the man behind a Rs 4,500-crore empire
N Sankar, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award at the TiE Chennai Entrepreneur awards 2010, is the Chairman of The Sanmar Group. The turnover of the group is estimated to be around Rs. 4,500 crores. Sankar talks about how he built the empire.
December 06, 201010 things that can prevent future scams
The only permanent way for us to stop scams is to work on both prevention and deterrence.
November 30, 2010Inspiring story of a next gen education company
EdServ founder S Giridharan speaks about how he became an entrepreneur and chose the field of education to work in.
November 29, 2010'We understand Indian consumers, in and out'
At a time when Emami Ltd is hitting the headlines with news on acquisitions and foreign ventures, Aditya V Agarwal, a director and one of the younger scions of the group, shares his thinking with Shine Jacob.
November 26, 2010'I am not even thinking of monetising telecom'
For over a year Sanjay Chandra, managing director of the Unitech group, has been under a cloud for various reasons.
November 16, 2010'There's no shortage of deals for bankers'
Mergers and amalgamations will grow and deal sizes increase as the Indian economy expands, Venkat Anantharaman, managing director responsible for mergers and amalgamations, leveraged finance and equity corporate finance at Standard Chartered Bank in Mumbai, tells Sumit Sharma in an interview.
November 15, 2010'10% inflation means the economy is overheating'
Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, says the monetary policy in India is not transparent and it would be nice to know very clearly from the central bank what steps it has to control inflation and what impact the rate hikes had on controlling inflation.
November 04, 2010'We must not be retreating into protectionism'
Ron Somers, president, US-India Business Council, discusses American business and industry's expectations and responsibilities from the Obama's visit.
October 28, 2010'Prepaid customers our thrust area in India'
While the brand is facing stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platform in the consumer market and is likely to come face to face with renewed competition in the enterprise market from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 in early 2011, Frenny Bawa, managing director, RIM India, is confident of staying ahead of the pack.
October 22, 2010'Inflation still a concern in unabated growth'
In an interaction with Vrishti Beniwal, the former RBI governor says gross domestic product growth and industrial output will pick up in the coming months.
October 08, 2010'Indian markets will give strong returns'
The India story is on a roll. The country's benchmark indices are on their way to touching historical highs, aided largely by inflows from foreign institutional investors. But Ridham Desai, managing director, Morgan Stanley (India), still thinks there's "some reticence" in FII participation.
October 07, 2010'India strong enough to weather external shocks'
Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius believes the Indian market is no longer cheap but the country has been enjoying a premium over peers due to its growth prospects. In an interview with Business Standard, the executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group says India's relatively strong fundamentals and accumulation of foreign exchange reserves put it in a much stronger position to weather external shocks.
October 06, 2010'Markets mirror economy's performance'
Dinesh Thakkar, chairman and managing director, Angel Broking, tells Business Standard the heady pace of markets could trigger selling.
October 05, 2010'Future Group to focus on maintaining No 1 postion
Raghu Pillai, former director and CEO (operations, strategy and business development) of Reliance Retail, today took over as the chief executive of Kishore Biyani's Future Value Retail. An industry veteran, Pillai talks about his new role with Business Standard.
'We are hungry for business in India'
Ever since MindTree, the mid-sized information technology and research services firm, acquired Aztecsoft in 2008, it has had a clear strategy in mind.
October 04, 2010Nilekani explains the objectives of UID
In an interview with Sanjay Jog, Unique Identification Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani explains the objectives of the UID scheme and its challenges.
October 01, 2010'Hyundai enjoys the competition in India'
Hyundai has managed to maintain this 20 per cent share even though competition has become fierce
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