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Acer Founder Shih Set to Retire 6 Months After Returning to Lead Reforms

Acer Founder Shih Set to Retire 6 Months After Returning to Lead Reforms

Sunday May 04, 2014

Stan Shih, founder of Taiwan's struggling personal computer maker Acer, said on Sunday that he plans to retire as the chairman next month, six months after he returned to launch a series of reforms, the company and media said.

Apple's New Retail Chief Granted $68 Million in Restricted Stock

Apple's New Retail Chief Granted $68 Million in Restricted Stock

Tuesday May 06, 2014

Apple Inc granted its new retail chief 113,334 restricted stock units, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday, valued at $68.1 million based on Monday's closing share price.

Emotional Chidambaram Bids Adieu to Finance Ministry

Emotional Chidambaram Bids Adieu to Finance Ministry

Thursday May 15, 2014, New Delhi

An emotional P Chidambaram on Thursday bid adieu to the Finance Ministry, which he had served thrice, with a promise that he would continue to remain active in public life.

Nita Ambani Set to Join Reliance Industries Board

Nita Ambani Set to Join Reliance Industries Board

Friday May 16, 2014, New Delhi

Nita Ambani, the wife of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, has been recommended for appointment as a director on the company's board.

Indian-Origin CEO in Forbes Middle-East List

Indian-Origin CEO in Forbes Middle-East List

Friday May 23, 2014, Nagpur, Maharashtra

A cotton farmer's son from Maharasthra's Vidarbha region has been named in a list of top 40 chief executives in Middle-East countries by Forbes.

Samsung India Mobile Chief Vineet Taneja Joins Micromax as CEO

Samsung India Mobile Chief Vineet Taneja Joins Micromax as CEO

Sunday May 25, 2014, New Delhi

Stepping up the battle in the Indian mobile handset market, homegrown consumer electronics maker Micromax has roped in Samsung India's mobile and IT business chief Vineet Taneja as its new chief executive.

Employees Who Reach Office Early More Likely to Get Promoted: Survey

Employees Who Reach Office Early More Likely to Get Promoted: Survey

Monday May 26, 2014, London

Employees who arrive at work earliest are most likely to get a pay rise, regardless of their performance and total time worked, according to a new study.

SBI's Bhattacharya, ICICI's Kochhar Among Forbes' Most Powerful Women

SBI's Bhattacharya, ICICI's Kochhar Among Forbes' Most Powerful Women

Wednesday May 28, 2014, New York

State Bank of India chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI Bank managing director Chanda Kochhar are among the five women from India who featured in Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world, a list topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

BG Srinivas Tipped to Join Another IT Firm as CEO, Managing Director: Report

BG Srinivas Tipped to Join Another IT Firm as CEO, Managing Director: Report

Wednesday May 28, 2014, New Delhi

BG Srinivas, the latest top level executive to exit Infosys, may join another IT services firm as its chief executive and managing director, according to sources.

Standing on the Job Gains Favour in US Workplaces

Standing on the Job Gains Favour in US Workplaces

Thursday May 29, 2014, Washington

Backaches. Muscular degeneration. Heart disease. Diabetes. Colon cancer. Even premature death is on the list of the potential consequences of a sedentary working life, according to a raft of studies on the topic.

Business School, Disrupted

Business School, Disrupted

Sunday June 01, 2014

If any institution is equipped to handle questions of strategy, it is Harvard Business School, whose professors have coined so much of the strategic lexicon used in classrooms and boardrooms that it's hard to discuss the topic without recourse to their concepts: Competitive advantage. Disruptive innovation. The value chain.

Gates Foundation Sells Stake in Britain's G4S

Gates Foundation Sells Stake in Britain's G4S

Sunday June 08, 2014, London

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has sold his entire stake in G4S Plc, the British security firm trying to bounce back from a series of scandals that have hurt its reputation and profits.

Infosys Banking Software Solution Head Haragopal Denies Reports of Quitting

Infosys Banking Software Solution Head Haragopal Denies Reports of Quitting

Sunday June 08, 2014, New Delhi

M Haragopal, head of Infosys's banking software solution Finacle, has dismissed reports about his quitting the country's second largest software services firm.

Uday Kotak Is EY's Entrepreneur of the Year

Uday Kotak Is EY's Entrepreneur of the Year

Wednesday June 11, 2014

Eminent banker Uday Kotak has been named the World Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 by global consultancy EY, making him the only Indian after to win the award after Infosys N R Narayana Murthy.

'Vishal Sikka Means Lots of Money': Narayana Murthy on New Infy CEO

'Vishal Sikka Means Lots of Money': Narayana Murthy on New Infy CEO

Thursday June 12, 2014

"Vishal Sikka means lots of money," said Infosys founder Narayana Murthy as he detailed the massive top-level changes that the IT major has announced today.