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Dec 2, 2016

Why do most Indian airports report losses? Not a single flight lands in them, that’s why

According to Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju, airlines not mounting flights to many existing airports are the biggest reason for patchy air connectivity in India. #AAI #Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju #ConnectTheDots #ghost airports #Lok Sabha #Loss making airports #Praful Patel #UDAN

Dec 1, 2016

Reliance Jio extends offer: Incumbent telcos feel the heat, customers to benefit

Post the announcement, Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications (RCom) lost 2.2% - 4%. The BSE Telecom index slipped 0.5% in late noon deals #31 March 2017 #Bharti Airtel #Idea Cellular #InMyOpinion #Reliance Jio extends offer #RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani #telecom stocks tumble

Nov 17, 2016

Air India posts Rs 3 cr daily loss in Q1: How will it show 10-fold jump in operating profit?

Not a word on how this will be achieved was there in the minister’s reply, other than the usual reference to generic steps taken in the past on routes, better fleet utilistion etc #air india #Civil aviation #Debt #Jayant Sinha #loans #Lok Sabha #loss #operating profit #PSU bank #S4A scheme

Nov 15, 2016

Ratan Tata-Cyrus Mistry spat: Independent directors hold the key as battle escalates

Tatas now plan to call an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of each such listed company where Mistry has not been shown the door, to oust independent directors and seek shareholder nod for removing Mistry from Chairmanship #Cyrus Mistry #Independent Directors #Indian Hotels Company #InMyOpinion #lionel messi endorses tata motors #Nusli Wadia #Ratan Tata #Tata Motors #Tata Steel

Nov 1, 2016

Mistry opens up on DoCoMo deal, but which specific Tata allegation is he responding to?

Though reams of newsprint have been used in writing about the Mistry ouster saga and the possible reasons which lead to his sacking, there is no specific allegation from the Tata Group as yet about the NTT DoCoMo case #arbitration court #Cyrus Mistry #NTT docomo #Ratan Tata #Tata Sons #Tata Teleservices

Oct 27, 2016

Banks could hold up to 40% stake in Air India: how the airline is deleveraging

Restructuring of loans is critical to Air India’s turnaround. But it also brings to mind a similar attempt to involve banks in another airline’s turnaround #40% bank stake #air india #InMyOpinion #Kingfisher Airlines #PSU banks #Restructuring of loans #SBI #Turnaround #Union Cabinet

Oct 26, 2016

Cyrus Mistry is right; problems of the Tata Group were inherited, not of his making

Tata Trusts apparently amended the articles of association, changing the terms of engagement between Trusts, Tata Sons’ board and the chairman, days before Mistry’s appointment #Aviation #Cyrus Mistry #Narendra Modi #NTT DoCoMo fiasco #Ratan Tata #Tata Sons #Tata Trusts

Oct 24, 2016

Cyrus Mistry sacked in Tata Sons churn: Is this the beginning of Ratan Tata 2.0?

Cyrus Mistry was shown the door at Tata Sons on Monday, after about four years at the helm as the chairman. A company spokesperson merely said this decision was in the long term interest of all shareholders, maintaining a deafening silence over the actual reasons for Mistry’s sudden and unceremonious exit. #Business #ConnectTheDots #Cyrus Mistry #Ratan Tata #Tata group of companies #Tata Sons

Oct 19, 2016

Memo to Chinese media: Times are a changin; India’s bite can be worse than its ‘bark’

Researchers in Hong Kong recenlty found that a number of manufacturing companies which right now operate in China are looking to shift and could choose India over other Asian destinations #ban on Chinese goods #HKTDC #Hong Kong #India #InMyOpinion #Make In India #manufacturing #Prime Minister Narendra Modi