Cuckoo Paul

  • 4 business turnarounds in the making 17-01-2014 03:22 PM

    1. Mining Moguls The unexpected winding up of the Shah Commission, which was investigating illegal mining, may have raised environmentalists' eyebrows, but the Indian mining sector is looking forward to a better year. Mining had stalled for about two years, hurting mining and steel companies like Sesa Goa and JSW...
  • India Rich List 2013: The dropouts 19-11-2013 11:41 AM

    Those whose net worth eroded due to factors such as economic uncertainty, policy changes and, in some cases, sheer bad luck. MG George, Muthoot Finance #55 in 2012 At one point, Muthoot Finance was India's leading lender against gold. Revenues and profits had doubled last year, with the spurt in...
  • Biggest gainers and losers on India Rich List 2013 19-11-2013 11:09 AM

    Ups and downs are part and parcel of wealth creation. This list reflects just that. Here are the biggest gainers and losers over the last year, ranked in terms of percentage change in net worth. The Biggest Gainers BR Shetty New Medical Centre Group, UAE + $340 million (+63 per...
  • IIM-Ahmedabad gets a new dean from Harvard 04-09-2013 04:49 PM

    As a sign of change, Harvard professor Ashish Nanda will take over as director of IIM Ahmedabad. He is the first academician from an overseas institute to head any of the 13 IIMs. Nanda, an IIM-A alumnus himself, is the Robert Braucher Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. Rakesh...
  • How Etihad plans to change the way Jet Airways operates 19-08-2013 12:15 PM

    Etihad Airways's Australian CEO James Hogan doesn't have to think too hard about what to say. This week, he said: "Etihad will discuss ways to further integrate the two networks and help the airline achieve efficiency, build revenue and reduce costs." He wasn't talking about Jet Airways, his most high-profile...
  • AirAsia: The Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya show 22-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya are as different as chalk and cheese. Gregarious, irreverent Fernandes, who's promised to paint the Indian skies in the red hues of his AirAsia airline once he gets a permit to fly domestic routes later this year, is a journalist's delight, full of quotable and...
  • Will AirAsia disrupt Indian aviation? 13-03-2013 05:00 PM

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  • Where Boeing stands now 16-02-2013 08:56 AM

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  • GVK's big Australian bet 19-01-2013 10:42 AM

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  • How to destroy an airline 20-07-2012 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: It was said in a jocular vein. "You're on the ventilator now. But the plug can't be pulled because euthanasia is still illegal in the country." The nervousness was palpable and titters followed the comment on a conference call that included Vijay Mallya and his most trusted aides....
  • Crude guide to fuel prices in India 30-06-2012 12:46 PM

    Lower energy costs are always good news for growing economies. And international oil and coal prices have come down significantly in the past few months. The price of a barrel of Brent crude, to which two-thirds of the world's oil varieties are benchmarked, has tumbled from about $120 to under...
  • Lafarge's binding force 24-04-2012 01:37 PM

    Perched on the terrace of Lafarge India's six-storey construction development lab at Andheri East, Mumbai are two very incongruous huts. The structures look out of place in the grey, concrete landscape of the Mumbai suburb. Twenty tonnes of bright red mud and sticks were hauled up the stairs to build...
  • The Indian Army's largest publicprivate partnership 09-04-2012 12:07 PM

    Four companies are battling for the largest ever public-private partnership project to build a light armoured carrier for the Indian Army"the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). The Army needs about 2,600 such vehicles over 20 years. All four bidders"Tata Motors, Mahindra Defence Systems, L&T and the government-owned Ordnance Factory Board...
  • You can't be long on India, short on infra: Limaye 22-03-2012 04:29 PM

    Vikram Limaye Age: 45 Career: Joined IDFC in 2005; prior to that, was associated with Credit Suisse First Boston in the US Education: CA, Mumbai University; MBA, Wharton Interest: Likes playing tennis Question: Where will the growth in infra-lending come from? Vikram Limaye: There is not much growth in the...
  • 'Tough times have put companies at greater risk' 13-01-2012 11:42 AM

    Greg Case is the president and CEO of Aon Corp. Prior to joining Aon, Case was with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for 17 years. Most recently, he served as head of the Financial Services Practice. He was previously responsible for McKinseys Global Insurance Practice, and was a member...
  • Four big corporate moves to watch 04-01-2012 03:23 PM

    1. The New Brew in Town For those who take their cup of caffeine seriously, there's good news. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee brand, is likely to make its Indian debut in the first half of 2012. A formal announcement of their retail JV with Tata Coffee is likely next...
  • 'Foreign airlines can erode Indian airlines' share' 19-11-2011 08:29 AM

    Saroj Datta Age: 75 Career: He has been with the Jet Airways group since 1991. Prior to that was with Kuwait Airways and Air India Interests: Listening to Hindustani classical music, jazz, reading crime fiction and translations of Bengali classics Q You has spent two decades building India's largest airline....
  • Ajay Kalsi: A selfmade man unafraid to take risks 08-11-2011 12:12 PM

    Ajay Kalsi Age: 49 Profile: Founder and chief executive of London-listed oil and gas outfit Indus Gas Rank: 38 Wealth: $ 1.39 billion Did you know? He is building a new wave pool for his daughter who is fond of swimming. The pool is about the size of four Olympic...
  • Runway on the sea 14-10-2011 10:57 AM

    At this time last year, Siddharth Verma was scouring the world for an airplane that could land on water " except in pictures he'd never even seen one. He had just launched Mehair, an aircraft venture that had big plans with small planes. Most of the aircraft were to be...
  • Air India: Delayed decisions and wrong calls 30-09-2011 10:56 AM

    The Comptroller and Auditor General of India's performance audit of Air India says the hasty order for Boeing 787s and the decision to allow foreign carriers more flights are responsible for the airlines losses. It ignores the dozens of wrong calls and missed opportunities that have brought the airline down....
  • The explorers Reliance and British Petroleum 24-03-2011 12:35 PM

    Tony Haywards visits to India during his years as the CEO of oil supermajor BP was largely to fulfil his duties as a non-executive director of Tata Steel. But his agenda often included a lesser known item " a low-key meeting with Mukesh Ambani, Indias No. 1 billionaire on Forbes...
  • At Air India, the New Order Changeth 16-03-2011 12:03 PM

    When Austrian Gustav Baldauf, a former pilot with 14,000 hours of flying experience, took over as chief operating officer at Air India in the troubled times of 2008, many thought it was the turning point that the beleaguered airline had been waiting for. Its day-to-day operations needed as much fixing...
  • Whom do oil cos turn to when there's a spill? 20-09-2010 12:29 PM

    When the MSC Napoli, a container ship, was beached off the coast of Cornwall in England three years ago, not everyone was distressed by the tonnes of bunker oil from the ship's tanks making its way to the shore. With the oil slick, the tide also brought in containers filled...
  • In IOC's case, size doesn't matter 13-01-2010 05:00 PM

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  • Forbes India: Power to the Captives 29-10-2009 12:13 AM

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