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8 Indians among world's best performing CEOs

8 Indians among world's best performing CEOs

Wednesday December 26, 2012

Eight Indian CEOs have made it to Harvard Business Review's (HBR) list of 100 best performing global chief executives headed for the last 17 years by the late Steve Jobs of Apple.

Apple CEO Tim Cook's pay package drops 99% from 2011

Apple CEO Tim Cook's pay package drops 99% from 2011

Friday December 28, 2012

Tim Cook has finally made it to the top at Apple Inc, but in his first full year as CEO his pay package shrank about 99 per cent.

Who is Ratan Tata?

Who is Ratan Tata?

Friday December 28, 2012, New Delhi

Under Mr Tata, who steered the group for 21 years, the group went on a global purchasing spree, acquiring major names ranging from Tetley Tea to Land Rover to Anglo-Dutch steel firm Corus.

Ratan Tata to retire today, Cyrus Mistry to succeed him

Ratan Tata to retire today, Cyrus Mistry to succeed him

Friday December 28, 2012

Ratan Tata, who led the transformation of the Tata group from a conventional corporate house into a $100 billion global conglomerate with high-profile acquisitions abroad, will retire today, ending a 50-year run in one of India's oldest business empires.

The opportunity that Ratan Tata missed

The opportunity that Ratan Tata missed

Friday December 28, 2012, New Delhi

The Tata group had in the 1990s floated a proposal to tie up with Singapore International Airlines (SIA) for a domestic carrier in India in the mid-1990s.

Barack Obama says fiscal cliff deal made tax system fairer

Barack Obama says fiscal cliff deal made tax system fairer

Wednesday January 02, 2013

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he had fulfilled a campaign promise to make the US tax system fairer with a deal to avert the fiscal cliff crisis that passed after a fierce duel in Congress.

On the left, seeing Obama giving away too much, again

On the left, seeing Obama giving away too much, again

Wednesday January 02, 2013

For President Barack Obama, the fiscal deal passed by Congress on Tuesday finally ends four years of debate with Republicans about raising tax rates on the wealthy. But it seemed to reopen a debate within his party about the nature of his leadership and his skills as a negotiator.

Mukesh Ambani is world's 18th richest man: Bloomberg index

Mukesh Ambani is world's 18th richest man: Bloomberg index

Thursday January 03, 2013, Houston

Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim remained the world's richest person last year holding a personal fortune of more than $70 billion, it said.

Mittal pays full property tax in UK, not availing discounts

Mittal pays full property tax in UK, not availing discounts

Sunday January 06, 2013, London

Britain's richest man L N Mittal is among the few billionaires based here not to seek benefits on his property tax for his palatial house even as wealthy homeowners like the Sultan of Brunei avail discounts on their tax bills.

Rajiv Thakur appointed secretary to Finance Ministry

Rajiv Thakur appointed secretary to Finance Ministry

Wednesday January 09, 2013, New Delhi

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Thakur was today appointed Secretary in the Finance Ministry. Mr. Thakur, a 1979-batch officer of Gujarat cadre, is presently Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Urjit Patel takes charge as RBI Deputy Governor, to head monetary policy division

Urjit Patel takes charge as RBI Deputy Governor, to head monetary policy division

Monday January 14, 2013, Mumbai

Renowned economist Urjit Patel today took charge as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He succeeds Subir Gokarn, who completed his term last month.

Michael Dell, back in the spotlight once more

Michael Dell, back in the spotlight once more

Tuesday January 15, 2013

Michael Dell started the company in 1984 out of his college dorm room with $1,000, and led it to the top of the PC industry. The TV ad slogan "Dude, you're getting a Dell" become one of the best-known catchphrases of the early 2000s.

Bharti Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor quits

Bharti Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor quits

Tuesday January 15, 2013

Bharti Airtel chief executive officer Sanjay Kapoor has quit the company. Bharti is India's biggest mobile services provider.

TVS Logistics appoints R Shankar as CEO

TVS Logistics appoints R Shankar as CEO

Wednesday January 16, 2013, Chennai

TVS Logistics has appointed R Shankar as its chief executive officer with immediate effect.

K K Gupta takes charge as Indraprastha Gas chairman

K K Gupta takes charge as Indraprastha Gas chairman

Wednesday January 16, 2013, New Delhi

K K Gupta has taken over as the Chairman of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL). Mr Gupta, who is Director (Marketing) in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), took over as Chairman of IGL in place of S Venkatraman, Director (Business Development), GAIL (India) Ltd, the company said in a statement here.