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UB Pravin Rao elevated as whole-time director at Infosys
Business

UB Pravin Rao elevated as whole-time director at Infosys

As a whole-time Director for five years, Rao will be paid over Rs 53 lakhsin salary annually, besides incentives like performance and long-term bonus as well as allowances.

How Kishore Biyani mentored start-ups in 2013 and gained from it too
Business

How Kishore Biyani mentored start-ups in 2013 and gained from it too

According to a report in The Economic Times, the group's private equity company Future Ventures invested about Rs 250 crore in 12 ventures in as many months and returned more than double this amount from just three exits.

Reliance Jio plans 10-12 times faster 4G  broadband
News & Analysis

Reliance Jio plans 10-12 times faster 4G broadband

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which has pan-India spectrum for 4G wireless broadband services, plans to provide connectivity speed to subscribers that will be 10-12 times faster as compared to 3G networks.<br />

Reliance Jio plans 10-12 times faster 4G  broadband
Business

Reliance Jio plans 10-12 times faster 4G broadband

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which has pan-India spectrum for 4G wireless broadband services, plans to provide connectivity speed to subscribers that will be 10-12 times faster as compared to 3G networks.<br /><br />

Krish Iyer to replace Ramnik Narsey as Walmart India CEO
Business

Krish Iyer to replace Ramnik Narsey as Walmart India CEO

Iyer will directly report to Walmart Asia regional president and CEO Scott Price while Narsey is being appointed as senior vice president, Walmart International.<br /><br />

GM names first woman CEO: The challenges that Mary Barra faces
Business

GM names first woman CEO: The challenges that Mary Barra faces

But Barra still needs to trim GM's costs and win over buyers in markets such as India and South America. One big step in getting there: producing more vehicles that can be sold in multiple markets, such as the Chevrolet Cruze compact car.

PepsiCo ropes in ex-Nokia MD as its chief: Who is D Shivakumar?
Business

PepsiCo ropes in ex-Nokia MD as its chief: Who is D Shivakumar?

In his new role, Shivakumar will oversee all aspects of PepsiCo's India business, which includes food and beverage brands such as Pepsi, Frito Lay's potato chips, Slice mango beverage, Kurkure snacks, Tropicana juices and Quaker oats.

RIL-BP leads race for picking up 25% stake in Mundra Terminal
Business

RIL-BP leads race for picking up 25% stake in Mundra Terminal

India Gas Solutions Pvt Ltd - the equal joint venture between the Mukesh Ambani-led firm and Europe's second largest oil firm - is among the three companies shortlisted by Gujarat<br /><br /> government for giving out 25 percent stake in the Mundra terminal.

Newsmaker: Asha Gupta first Indian to lead Tupperware in Asia-Pac
Business

Newsmaker: Asha Gupta first Indian to lead Tupperware in Asia-Pac

According to the report, Gupta is the first woman and first Indian to lead Tupperware in Asia-Pacific.<br /><br />

Meet the first chief of India's all-women bank
Business

Meet the first chief of India's all-women bank

Even as the country's first all women bank - Bharatiya Mahila Bank - will launch on November 19, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the government has appointed Usha Ananthasubramanian as the first Chairman and Managing Director of the all-woman bank, the Hindu Business Line reported.<br /><br />

All you need to know about  Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI's first woman chief
Business

All you need to know about Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI's first woman chief

A few powerful women have made it to the top at Indian banks and the latest entrant is SBI's Arundhati Bhattacharya.<br /><br />

Former World Bank president Robert Zoellick rejoins Goldman Sachs
Business

Former World Bank president Robert Zoellick rejoins Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Monday that former World Bank Group president Robert Zoellick will rejoin the investment bank as chairman of its international advisory board. The appointment marks Zoellick's second stint at Goldman Sachs.

GroupM elevates Ajit Varghese to Maxus Asia Pacific CEO
Brands

GroupM elevates Ajit Varghese to Maxus Asia Pacific CEO

GroupM has promoted Ajit Varghese, MD Maxus South Asia to the role of CEO Maxus Asia Pacific. In his new role, which comes into effect on January 1, 2014, Varghese will oversee Maxus operations in all Asia Pacific countries.

Newsmaker: Infosys former exec Ashok Vemuri is new iGate CEO
Business

Newsmaker: Infosys former exec Ashok Vemuri is new iGate CEO

Ashok Vemuri, fromerly global head of manufacturing and engineering at Infosys, will be appointed as iGate president and CEO on Monday, 16 September, the US-listed Indian IT company said today.<br /><br />

Why Nokia's Elop may be the best contender for Microsoft chief
Business

Why Nokia's Elop may be the best contender for Microsoft chief

On paper at least, 49-year-old Elop fits the role. He knows broadly how Microsoft works, having spent nearly three years there running the highly profitable Office unit, and has just spent three years in the thick of the mobile war at Nokia.

Amid crisis, Raghuram Rajan to take over as RBI governor tomorrow
Economy

Amid crisis, Raghuram Rajan to take over as RBI governor tomorrow

Internationally renowned economist Raghuram Rajan will take over as RBI Governor on Thursday and plunge straight into a fire-fight situation as the country battles a rapid fall in rupee, high inflation, low growth and burgeoning current account deficit (CAD).

After redBus sale, Phanindra Sama hints at turning investor
Business

After redBus sale, Phanindra Sama hints at turning investor

redBus's Phanindra Sama says he would like to look at brilliant ideas which may not be usually fundable <br /><br />

After Steve Ballmer, will India's Satya Nadella head Microsoft?
Business

After Steve Ballmer, will India's Satya Nadella head Microsoft?

According to reports, Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise group, which is coming to the fore as the company struggles to catch up in online and mobile computing, is in running for the position of IT giant's new chief executive.

Rajan starts with finmin's blessing but will ultimately have to battle Chidu
Economy

Rajan starts with finmin's blessing but will ultimately have to battle Chidu

Raghuram Rajan starts with the finance ministry's blessings, but he could soon find his true economic beliefs in conflict with the political compulsions of his boss