Vodafone India ads

Even after buying over Hutch, Vodafone has kept the tradition of simple, beautiful ads. There is something about TV in India. Even if the programs are crappy, you can still smile looking at the ads. Vodafone – Elevator Vodafone – Art of Living +++

ISB – Hyderabad in FT’s Top 100 Global Business Schools

The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad is the 20th best Global Business School, according to a list compiled by the Financial Times, UK. In the process, it beat heavyweights like Nanyang Business School of Singapore(46), Carnegie Mellon(48), Leeds(48), Cornell(36) and Michigan State University(48). For the first time an Indian business school achieved a place…

Heineken to buy Scottish & Newcastle’s UB stake

Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy UK-based Scottish & Newcastle’s (S&N) 37.49 per cent stake in Vijay Mallya’s United Breweries. This is part of a worldwide deal under which S&N’s global operations will be jointly acquired by Danish beer giant Carlsberg and Heineken for $15.4 billion. Under an agreement reached by three companies involved…

Gulf Finance House to invest USD 10 billion in Mumbai SEZ

In a significant move signaling its continued commitment to the rapidly growing Indian economy, Gulf Finance House, yesterday signed a wide ranging agreement with the Government of Maharashtra to facilitate the creation of one of the largest development projects in the state – a state-of-the-art Economic Development Zone – just outside Mumbai, the country’s financial…

Vikram Pandit is Citigroup CEO

Picture source: Rediff Indira Nooyi at Pepsico and now Vikram Pandit at Citigroup. Slowly but surely, Indians are climbing up the management ladder in some of the most fiercest job environment in the world. Earlier there were rumors of probable job cuts in Citigroup. Some estimates are at 10% of the workforce. Bad times for…

India Business Updates

India Inc’s M&A bill crosses $50 billion in 07 Merger and acquisitions are set to become one of the most important trends of 2007 for India Inc, with the total deal value crossing 50-billion dollar mark with one more month still to go. According to data compiled by international consultancy major Grant Thornton, India Inc…

IBM’s India revenues to hit a billion USD in 2007

IT major IBM on Saturday said it expects revenue from Indian operations to touch USD 1 billion by the end of December, growing at a rate of 39 per cent currently. “We expect our revenues to reach USD one billion by the end of this calendar year up from 700 million in 2006 driven by…

Mukeshspeak – G8 has become outdated

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Sunday that G8 has become outdated. “The G-8 has become outdated. How can you keep two billion people (from India and China) out of a group and make decisions about the world,” said Mr Ambani at the India Economic Summit. He said that there is a…

KV Kamath is Businessman of the year – 2007

ICICI Bank chief executive officer K.V. Kamath has been named Businessman of the Year for 2007 by Forbes Asia, for his steadiness at steering ICICI into one of Asia’s top banks. Under Mr Kamath’s watch since 1996, ICICI Bank’s market capitalisation has risen to $31 billion, placing it among the region’s top 10 banks.“By this…

My 7 years in Singapore

7 years ago, this day, i set my foot in Singapore. At that time, i had no plans of hanging on to this place this long. I was actively looking at moving to the US in a few months. But then, the tech bubble burst and the US market went down steadily. I stayed on…

Malaysian Indians look at LTTE

With the Malaysian minister asking TN Chief Minister Karunanidhi to lay off from his country’s mess, its nothing but double standards by the Malaysian government. If that’s the reason, why does Malaysia make so much noise about the situation in Myanmar and why does it espouse the Palestine cause and the muslim case around the…

India’s refining hub to be largest in world – Jamnagar

Reliance Industries and Essar Oil , India’s largest private sector oil refiners, are set to create the world’s biggest petroleum refining hub as part of plans to expand their plants in Jamnagar, western India. Essar has announced a $6bn expansion plan to more than triple capacity at its refinery, while Reliance, at its site a…