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Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman - State Bank of India Download
Asset Quality Will Remain Slightly Challenging, But Things Will Start Getting Better in FY18 -- 05-Jul-17
With demonetisation behind, and the goods and services tax and the bank ruptcy law a reality, State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya tells Sangita Mehta and Saloni Shukla on the eve of SBI's 4th Banking and Economics conclave how the government and the bank's initiatives would pan out.

Siddharth Jain, Director - Inox Leisure Download
We aren't Up For Sale... Have Never Spoken to a Buyer -- 15-May-17
Inox Leisure, the second-largest multiplex chain in the country, has signed deals with real estate developers for additional 500 screens as it is looks to expand its footprints in the country organically.

WARREN BUFFETT Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Download
The Potential for India is Incredible... Lot of Good Things are Happening -- 09-May-17
Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett spoke to ET Now's Tanvir Gill on a wide range of subjects including investing, India

Anurag Mehrotra, Executive Director- Ford India Download
Ford will Earn the Trust of Customers by Treating them as Family -- 27-Apr-17
Ford India's Growth 2.0 strategy hinges on four pillars -strong brand, right products, competitive costs, effective scale...

Rajesh Gopinathan - CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Download
Automation's Just Another Chapter in TCS Journey -- 20-Apr-17
New CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Rajesh Gopinathan has hit the ground running by meeting over a hundred customers and thousands of employees in his first few weeks at the helm of India's largest software maker.

Jamie Dimon - Chairman of JPMorgan Download
India's Prospects Over Next 20-30 Years Look Good -- 19-Sep-16
Jamie Dimon as the chairman of JPMorgan is probably the only Wall Street chief to have weathered the Global Financial Crisis and guided his bank to the top rank.

Renault India's managing director Sumit Sawhney Download
Today, Kwid is Biggest Make in India Story -- 23-Aug-16
Renault India's managing director Sumit Sawhney says the response to the Kwid mini car has exceeded expectations.

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Minister For Civil Aviation Download
We are Motivating Indian Players to Perform -- 16-Jun-16
After announcement of the much-awaited civil aviation policy, Raju explains how the 20 aircraft rule will help serve Indian skies, preventing airlines from taking undue advantage while flying abroad

Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors Download
We Need to be Simpler, Faster and Agile: Tata Motors CEO -- 18-Mar-16
Guenter Butschek, the former Mercedes-Benz veteran who took over as the chief executive at Tata Motors a month ago, foresees the brand as a true global success story in a few years from now.

Pawan Munjal Chairman, Hero Motocorp Download
Domestic Two-wheeler Market Can Grow for Many More Years -- 14-Mar-16
With a newly-commissioned R&D centre working towards speeding up the pace of product launches for Hero MotoCorp, the country's largest twowheeler maker is now all set to get aggressive overseas

Uday Kotak, Executive Vice-chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank Download
Many Cos Will Have Existential Issues in 5 Yrs -- 04-Jan-16
Indian entrepreneurs are not investing, but a new model could emerge. The collapse of the commodity cycle is a blessing and the government should do some heavy-lifting, says Uday Kotak, executive vice-chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank, in an interview with Joel Rebello & MC Govardhana Rangan.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of State, Commerce & Industry Download
Put Every Small Ticket Together and You Get a Big-Ticket Reform -- 31-Dec-15
Many of the initiatives that the government is taking may not meet the media's description of big-ticket reforms, but they are crucial to getting things moving and together they become big, says Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In an interview with Kirtika Suneja, Ruchika Chitravanshi and Vinay Pandey, she lists the gains India made at the WTO and how `Make in India' is progressing.

Rajiv Bajaj - Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Download
Court Right in Seeking Stricter Emission Norms -- 21-Dec-15
Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, told Satish John in an interview that Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal are right to expect more from car makers on emission standards, referring to recent rulings by both. To be sure, Bajaj Auto's products aren't affected by the decisions.

Tom von Bonsdorff - Managing Director, Volvo India Download
Volvo Seeks to be an Established Brand in India's Luxury Car Space -- 10-Dec-15
Volvo Auto India, the Sweden-based luxury car maker, is shifting gears to change itself from a niche to a mainstream player. On the anvil are seven new product launches in the next few years, that will include Polestar, its performance brand.

Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman, Bharti Enterprises Download
Our Strategy is to Protect Market Share -- 08-Dec-15
Reliance Jio Infocomm's entry is set to spur consolidation and could result in five or six operators remaining in the field, says Bharti Enterprises founder and chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal in an exclusive interview with ET's Anandita Singh Mankotia.

Yang Yuanqing, Chairman-Lenovo Download
Soon, Our Products Sold in India will be Made in India -- 20-Nov-15
At a time when the global personal computer market is in a sharp decline, Lenovo, the $46billion hardware major, believes India will be the growth engine for its computers. The company also sees huge potential in the smartphone business in the country, where it claims it will be the number two seller soon.

Takeshi Uchiyamada Chairman, Toyota Motor Corp Download
Google, Apple a Threat, But We Need to Cooperate with Them -- 02-Sep-15
Power and chaos. That's what made an impression on Takeshi Uchiyamada in Varanasi -forces of nature he contends with as chairman of Toyota Motor Corp, which has been dislodged as the world's biggest car maker by Volkswagen for the present.Globally, the automobile industry faces disruption in the form of technological innovation from companies such as Google and Apple...

Aditya Ghosh, President & ED, Indigo Download
We'd be Foolish to Not Focus on India' -- 27-Aug-15
Aditya Ghosh, president and executive director of IndiGo, discusses the airline's famed sale and leaseback business model, the paradox of him welcoming competition and yet opposing the entry of competitors and why he has no problem with the abolition of the controversial 520 rule as long as the route dispersal guidelines, too, are lifted.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Opposition Leader, The Rajya Sabha Download
GST Talk to Hide Mess in Economy & Malgovernance -- 26-Aug-15
It is more of a desperate effort of the government and BJP to divert the public focus from the huge mess the NDA regime created in the economy and governance within an year.Despite the windfall from crashing crude oil prices, our economy has not revived.

Nigel Harris, MD and President of Ford India Download
Ford Bets Big on New Cars to Boost India Market Share -- 13-Aug-15
Nigel Harris, who took over as managing director and president of Ford India during the Auto Expo last year, is betting on new cars and models to propel the American carmaker's share in the Indian market from a diminutive 2.8% at present.

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO Download
We Want to Do More India-specific Things -- 12-Aug-15
We have always been keen to use technology and computer science to work on problems which can have a big impact on lots of people in their day-to-day lives. That's the framework by which I have thought of Google. I think (solutions to) the problems are ambitious and will have a lot of impact on people.

Justice BN Srikrishna Chairman, FSLRC Download
Can't Run F1 With an Ambassador; Need a Ferrari' -- 12-Aug-15
In all these commission reports, it is the government's privilege to accept the report wholly, reject it wholly, or accept it with modifications. The commission's report and draft of the Indian Financial Code were put on the website and all the stakeholders were asked to comment on it. Some persons, including the regulators, said they had reservations on the IFC draft and wanted it modified.

Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors Download
We Need to Do Things Differently -- 30-Jul-15
General Motors India plans to invest $1 billion in India while consolidating its operations in its plant in Maharashtra and shutting down the one in Gujarat. This is part of the American carmaker's plans to do things differently in the country than in the past to achieve a turnaround in its operations, General Motors' chief executive officer Mary Barra tells ET's Mihir Mishra in an interview.

Suresh Narayanan Ceo, Nestle India Download
Confident of Resolving Maggi Crisis -- 27-Jul-15
As Nestle's recall of Maggi noodles across the country winds to a close, the task of rebuilding the brand, regaining trust and reintroducing the product will fall to Suresh Narayanan. He's taking over as head of Nestle India, having been reassigned from his job as managing director of the Philippines unit.

Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto Download
Modi at the Centre & Arvind in Every State is what India Needs -- 05-Jun-15
I don't think India is going through such a bad time -it's tough, but it is business as usual. This is life. In the same environment, we can see very different performances. This is what I keep telling my team. In the same industry, this is the performance of IndiGo and this is the performance of Kingfisher. This is the performance of Sun Pharma and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services).

Raghuram Rajan Governor, RBI Download
Economy may be Weaker than We Thought -- 04-Jun-15
I am not sure you can say that. We have moved whenever we have felt comfortable about inflation. We did not move in April because we were looking for more information on the rains and possible disruptions. We were looking for more certainty on the monsoon, which we did not get. In fact, after our policy on Tuesday, we did get more information which was negative rather than positive.

Jeh Wadia, MD GoAir Download
New Players Trying to Influence Aviation Policy -- 04-Jun-15
Jeh Wadia, managing director of budget carrier GoAir, is a man of contradictions. He calls his airline both a tiger and a tortoise in the span of an hour -tiger because his airline is lean and nimble, and a tortoise because he's not in a haste to expand. He crusades against new rules for flying international although he says he isn't affected by it. He's not in favour of the foreign direct investment rules in aviation, but says he doesn't require investment from strategic investors.

Michael Dobson Download
MAT Very Negative for Foreign Investors: Schroders' Dobson -- 02-Jun-15
Asset management company Schroders is keen to fund India's infrastructure needs. In an exclusive interview with ET's Anita Bhoir & R Sriram, Schroders' chief executive officer Michael Dobson said India needs a stable tax regime to attract long-term investments. He added that expectations about the performance of the Narendra Modi government has become realistic and there is a belief that it is a long process.

Jaggi Vasudev Download
Hindus are Seekers, not Believers... Ghar Wapsi Not in Our Ethos -- 27-Mar-15
Attempts at reconversion or asking Hindus to have more children are at odds with Hinduism's traditions, says noted spiritualist Jaggi Vasudev. Over the course of an interview with Vasudha Venugopal, he also said fringe elements are getting disproportionate attention and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on development has been consistent.

Anant Talaulicar Download
The Worst for the CV Industry is Behind Us -- 20-Mar-15
Cummins Inc, the US-based maker of engines and other vehicle components, is investing Rs 1,000 crore to expand its technical centre in Pune to make it one of the world's largest, according to Anant Talaulicar, chairman and MD of Cummins India.

Naomi Ishii Download
Toyota Keen to Excel in Small Cars -- 17-Mar-15
The journey of Toyota Motor Corporation, the world's largest carmaker, in India can be called a mixed achievement. After the runaway success of its Corolla Altis sedan, Innova multipurpose vehicle and Fortuner sports utility vehicle...

Arvind Kejriwal Download
Hope BJP Co-operates. Otherwise People Will Teach Them a Lesson' -- 11-Feb-15
"The overwhelming victory that came the way of Aam Aadmi Party stunned even its founder Arvind Kejriwal, who confessed that it was actually ""scary"". Now the focus shifts to Kejriwal 2.0 as the chief minister."

Dominic Barton Download
India at the Centre of Global Trends -- 26-Nov-14
People had given up on India, saying it was too complicated. It had dropped from people's priority list. But it has gone right back up, (now) people are interested. The feeling is they will see action because this govt seems serious

Gautam Adani Download
Greens Fuelling Controversies, Says Adani -- 25-Nov-14
The Australian coal project has come under attack from environmental activists who are ganging up with Mundra NGOs and creating problems, says Adani Group chairman

Yusuf Khwaja Hamied Download
We Will Deliver Biotech at a Dollar a Day. Wait and See -- 19-Nov-14
Yusuf Khwaja Hamied, 78, came to the world's attention in 2001 when he said his company Cipla would make AIDS medicines for $1 a day, at a time when the disease was ravaging the poor in Africa and elsewhere and such drugs were prohibitively expensive for most. More importantly, he delivered on this pledge.

Rakesh Kapoor Download
The Opportunity is in India -- 05-Nov-14
I am delighted with the announcement of Swachh Bharat campaign because it connects with the purpose of our company. It can be transformational for us. We are working in partnership with the govt.

Anders Grundströmer Download
India Will be One of the Biggest Markets for Scania by 2020 -- 03-Nov-14
Volkswagenowned Swedish premium truck and bus manu facturer Scania AB plans to double its India manufacturing capacity as it expects its current Bengaluru plant to run at full capacity soon.

Gillaume Sicard Download
We Need to Appeal to the Hearts of Indian Customers -- 10-Oct-14
Nissan Motor India is undertaking a major organisational restructuring.Leading the new organisational set up is Gillaume Sicard, president, who will oversee manufacturing, sales and R&D for the Japanese carmaker's Indian subsidiary.

Naomi Ishii Download
India Has the Potential to be a Global Supply Base -- 07-Oct-14
World's largest carmaker Toyota Motor has had a relatively modest presence in India so far. But going ahead, the company is exploring the possibility of making India the global supply base for the parent in addition to setting up a possible local R&D,

Nilesh Gupta Download
No One Likes Price Control, But We Can Live With It, says Lupin's Gupta -- 02-Oct-14
A year after taking charge as managing director of Mum Mbai-based Lupin, India's fourth-largest drug company, Nilesh Gupta tells ET's Soma Das why he cannot imagine himself as a second-generation entrepreneur, what bothers him about the pricing policy and what he sees beyond generics.

Satya Nadella Download
We're Keen on Lot of Partnerships Here -- 01-Oct-14
Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, chaired the ET Jury that shortlisted the winners for this year's ET Awards on Monday. In an interview with ET later,

Tony Fernandes Download
We are Born Fighters, You Push Us, We Get Smart -- 26-Sep-14
AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes is an angry man.He said his airline AirAsia India has been bullied and pushed into a corner. And, now, it's ready to fight the “big boys“ in their own game. He is also a man hopelessly in love with India.

GV Prasad Download
Indian Pharma Cos Must Give Up Jugaad Mindset -- 24-Sep-14
Dr Reddy's Laboratories may not be making news for big pharma deals. The Hyderabad based company remains focused on unique product launches in key markets. In the past year, the market capitalisation of Dr Reddy's

ThyssenKrupp Download
Heinrich Hiesinger Chairman Of The Executive Board -- 15-Sep-14
After a punishing run of three years with losses and writedowns, German steel and capital goods major ThyssenKrupp is now a global turnaround story today. Led by Heinrich Hiesinger, chairman of the executive board, the ¤39-billion conglomerate that specialises in specialty steel

Stefan Pierer Download
Alliance with Bajaj Performed Beyond our Expectations -- 10-Sep-14
KTM, Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer, expects its Indian base to produce over 1 lakh units through its partner Bajaj Auto, at their Chakan plant over the next three to four years.

Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Download
Honda has a Very Strong Brand Here -- 01-Aug-14
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, president and CEO of Honda Motor India, is cheerful and he has good reasons to be ebullient as Honda's two wholly-owned ventures in India -the car and two-wheeler businesses are on an overdrive. Speaking to ET's Ketan Thakkar and Satish John, Matsumoto takes the help of a translator.

Vishal Sikka Download
Hum Hai Multinational, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani -- 01-Aug-14
The future of Infosys will be built on the current edifice with organic growth being the driving force though acquisitions will be made to add new capabilities. In a free-wheeling interview with ET's Pankaj Mishra & Karthik Subbaraman, a relaxed Vishal Sikka spoke of how he plans to motivate employees by writing cutting edge new generation software

Venu Srinivasan Download
We Have Gone Back to the 1960s -- 07-Jul-14
In his first interview in more than three years, TVS Motor chairman Venu Srinivasan tells V Prem Shanker and Karthik Subbaraman that the Modi government will have to clear the thicket of regulations that have come to surround businesses during the past decade

AM Naik Download
Indiscreet Signing of FTAs Damaged India -- 16-Jun-14
The Narendra Modi-led government has started on the right note, but it faces a daunting challenge in seeking to accelerate growth to 9-10%, says AM Naik, chairman of infrastructure giant L&T. In an extensive interview with Rachita Prasad and Satish John, Naik names job creation,

Arundhati Bhattacharya Download
India Will Need Bigger Banks to Grow Like China -- 11-Jun-14
What we need to do is to learn from what wrong we did. If banks don’t fund infrastructure, who will Our bond markets are not that well developed. Over the years, we may be able to do it, but I don’t see it sprouting up in the next 18 months

K V Kamath Download
First, Get the Investment Mood Right -- 04-Jun-14
KV Kamath,66, has been a long-term bull on the Indian economy, though his optimism may have been tested during the downturn of the last two years. With the new government in power,

Anand Mahindra Download
Govt's Every Decision Needn't be Big Reform -- 02-Jun-14
Anand Mahindra can't wait to get back home from the US because all the action is happening in India with a new government led by Narendra Modi in place. Hours after chairing a board meeting of Mahindra & Mahindra at midnight US time, the company's chairman and MD spoke on Saturday to Satish John at length from Boston on his hopes and aspirations for the country. The new administration has begun well and a lot more is expected from it, he said.

Jeff Immelt Download
India Has to Restore Business Confidence First -- 02-May-14
Jeff Immelt, the boss of General Electric, is in battle mode. Hours after negotiating with the French government and Alstom officials in Paris, he is in India, where the battle is of a different kind. India's slowdown has dampened GE's performance, but Immelt is not ready to give in.

Davor Pisk Download
Indian Agri is Facing Sustainability Issues -- 10-Apr-14
Though Davor Pisk, 56, completed his masters' degree in political science from the University of California, he pursued a career in agriculture chemicals. As the COO of the world's largest agricultural chemicals company

Dilip Sanghvi & Israel Makov Download
I don't have Targets for Acquisitions -- 09-Apr-14
A day after the Indian pharma industry's biggest domestic merger, the challenges are just beginning for Sun. Integrating Ranbaxy employees, systems and processes into Sun is a gargantuan task; regulatory approvals and issues are likely to keep the management busy and occupied.

Arun Gupta Download
Immediate Focus is to Conserve Cash, Keep Navratna Tag -- 05-Mar-14
The challenge before Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), a public sector firm, in the coming days would be to retain its Navratna status. In an interview with Megha Mandavia and Satish John, SCI's new chairman and managing director Arun Gupta

Anil Sardana Download
Consumers to Lose if Tariff Order is Challenged -- 26-Feb-14
The order from CERC asking state-run discoms to make up for the higher cost of imported coal will still leave a gap of close to Rs.500 crore in operating the Mundra plant, says Tata Power MD. But the relief will at least help the company run the plant, he adds

Dheeraj Hinduja Download
Duopoly in CV Segment Will End -- 05-Feb-14
Indian market has become global; it'll help domestic cos go international, says Ashok Leyland chairman Dheeraj

Marc Llistosella Download
In 3 Yrs, We Want to be Among Top Three Truck Cos -- 03-Feb-14
Daimler India Commercial Vehicle, the Indian subsidiary of the world's largest truck maker Daimler AG that makes Bharat Benz trucks, has taken just 15 months to enter the top four truck makers in India (5-49 tonnes category).

Yoo-Il Lee Download
For Ssangyong, US will be Key Frontier for Future Growth -- 23-Jan-14
Yoo-II Lee, the president and CEO of Ssangyong Motor Company in an interview to ET's Ketan Thakkar, reflected onthe strong performance of 2013, the way aheadandthe considerationto undertake a majorbrandrehauling and conquerthe next frontierthe US market.

N CHANDRASEKARAN Download
Our Ambition is to be the Partner of Choice -- 20-Jan-14
The world of technology services is changing in ways that cannot be anticipated and Tata Consultancy Services is doing all it can to cope with this uncertainty…

Daniel Yergin Download
India Story's Getting Better for the Past Couple of Years' -- 14-Jan-14
The Indian government's clash with Reliance Industries over the cost of field development is not an isolated event, but part of a trend in many countries where companies and governments have clashed because costs have zoomed up in the past seven to eight years, says Pulitzer prize winner and scholar Daniel Yergin, who is also vice-chairman of IHS.

Pawan Goenka Download
The Rise & Rise of Pawan Goenka -- 09-Jan-14
An R&D specialist, he has risen through the M&M ranks to take charge of about 75% of the Mahindra Group's revenues. He recently became the first M&M employee in two decades to be elevated to the board. Pawan Goenka is Anand Mahindra's goto man in M&M, Lijee Philip

NR Narayana Murthy Download
Arvind Kejriwal Has Redefined What is Possible, Says Murthy -- 12-Dec-13
In his first interaction with a newspaper after returning to Infosys as executive chairman, NR Narayana Murthy says that the idea behind the Aam Aadmi Party is a powerful one and that its message has the potential to rapidly catch on in India's major urban centres.

Varun Berry Download
Britannia Stake Sale Not Even on the Horizon -- 12-Dec-13
Almost a year after he joined Britannia Industries, Varun Berry, executive director of the biscuits maker, says there's still a lot for him to fix. “I am a nuts and bolts guy and there is a lot to tighten,” he told ET's Sagar Malviya at the firm's newest plant at Jhagadia in Gujarat.

Dominic Barton Download
India is a Difficult Place to do Business' -- 11-Dec-13
Dominic Barton, global managing director of leading consulting firm McKinsey & Co, tries to meet two CEOs a day. In the past year, Barton, 52, would have met more than 600 company chiefs and 30 heads of state or government as he crisscrossed the globe seeing clients and consultants.

Kumar Mangalam Birla Download
Idea is Not for Sale. It's Our Core Biz -- 06-Dec-13
Kumar Mangalam Birla, 46, took over the reins of his family business when he was barely 28. In 18 years, he has turned it into a $40-billion global conglomerate by gobbling up big companies overseas as well as entering new businesses.

Joachim Rosenberg Download
Our Venture with Eicher has Exceeded Expectations, says Volvo's Rosenberg -- 05-Dec-13
At a time, when Indian commercial vehicle market saw several joint ventures breaking up within three to five years of its being set-up, VE Commercial Vehicle, the joint venture between Eicher Motors and the world's largest heavy truck maker Volvo Group has deepened its relationship.

Karl Slym Download
Economic Condition is Very Difficult at this Moment -- 12-Nov-13
It is a difficult time to be Karl Slym. Tata Motors, the company he runs as its managing director, is struggling with losses and product challenges. General Motors India, his former employer, is being investigated for ‘corporate fraud' pertaining to emission violations.

Anand Mahindra Download
We are Struggling to Sell Aircraft here as Regulations are not Aligned Appropriately -- 23-Oct-13
Mahindra Group CMD says the company will try to grow its aero business organically Making a multiutility aircraft in the country is a challenge that Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director of the $16.2-billion (about . 1 lakh crore) Mahindra Group

Arvind Kejriwal Download
We Won't Support Either Cong or BJP, Will Seek Re-Election -- 21-Oct-13
Armed with the confidence the surveys are giving him in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal says his party isn't a one-election wonder and is here to stay. If elected, the AAP founder promises to bring in Jan Lokpal in the state in 15 days

P Chidambaram Download
Financial Sector Reform is Massive Agenda, Says P Chidambaram -- 15-Oct-13
Finance minister P Chidambaram expects to unveil significant financial sector reforms before the next general elections.

Nirmalya Kumar Download
Singapore Airlines is a Dream Partner -- 14-Oct-13
Tata Sons' director Nirmalya Kumar says that in every industry there are both premium and lowcost players and both can succeed

Raghuram Rajan Download
Growth, Low Inflation to be RBI's Priority -- 09-Oct-13
Both the RBI and finance ministry want growth and low inflation, but there is a debate on the pace and the instruments we use, says Raghuram Rajan

Marten Pieters Download
Consolidation Doesn't Make Sense Under Current Rules -- 08-Oct-13
Vodafone India has the money and intent to acquire smaller operators in the country to expand its business, but is awaiting clarity on M&A rules from the government, CEO Marten Pieters told ET's Romit Guha and Deepali Gupta.

Sunil Mittal Download
I Don't Think There is Anybody in India Who Can Buy Airtel -- 03-Oct-13
Bharti Enterprises will take a call this month on the fate of its partnership with US retail chain Wal-Mart Stores Inc, says Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder, chairman and group CEO. Bharti and Wal-Mart have a 50:50 joint venture that operates 17 cash-and-carry stores in India.

Anshuman Das Download
It's Critical for Nalco to Set Up a Second Smelter: CMD -- 30-Sep-13
But, says Nalco CMD Anshuman Das, plans for a new smelter is vitally linked to being allocated a captive coal mine, without which the company can't go ahead

Anil Agarwal Download
World Wants India to Stay Import-Based -- 25-Sep-13
Vedanta Resources chairman says India should never be a capitalist nation but should follow the privatisation path with

Anshu Jain Download
Supply Bottlenecks Stifling Growth -- 16-Sep-13
If India deploys its domestic savings for building bridges, ports, roads, hospitals, schools and other infrastructure, then it can realise a self-reinforcing and strong positive economic momentum which could last for decades

Mark Van Peel Download
I Was Jealous When I Saw Mundra Port -- 12-Sep-13
Mark Van Peel says Indian port had the benefit of being a greenfield project as inland infra was realised easily

Kumar Mangalam Birla Download
There are Signs of Recovery, But Too Early to Comment on Increasing Investments -- 12-Sep-13
Kumar Mangalam Birla, the 46-year-old chairman of the $40-billion diversified Aditya Birla Group, is still sticking to his target of achieving a group turnover of $65 billion by 2016. What would help him is a recovering Indian economy.

Lowell Paddock Download
Stringent Controls in Place Post Tavera Incident: GM India Boss -- 06-Sep-13
In a spot ever since it announced its controversial Tavera recall, General Motors India, the wholly owned subsidiary of the US carmaker, is putting in place a stringent audit control to avoid recurrence of such happenings.

Gopal Vittal Download
Awaiting Clarity on M&A Norms in Telecom Sector: Bharti Airtel CEO -- 05-Sep-13
In his first interview after taking over the reins of India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, CEO Gopal Vittal says he is awaiting clarity on norms governing mergers and acquisitions in the telecom sector.

P Elango Download
Reorient Regulatory Set-up to Encourage Oil Output -- 04-Sep-13
Oil and gas is the only field where the country can get incremental production, says Cairn India's interim CEO P Elango, adding that ONGC should act as facilitator

Sajjan Jindal Download
There are Inter-Corporate Rivalries At Play -- 02-Sep-13
Sajjan Jindal says opponents instigate NGOs, then the media and judiciary get into the act building up pressure which leads to overreach by investigative and other agencies

Paul Conway Download
India's Complicated Place to Do Biz, But Has Huge Potential -- 30-Aug-13
US food giant Cargill's vice-chairman Paul Conway is not perturbed by the tumbling rupee, just as he wasn't too revved up by the “Incredible India” slogan when things were better.

Manohar Parrikar Download
Absolute Mining Bans Are Destroying India, says Goa CM -- 27-Aug-13
Parrikar says the Supreme Court stay on mining, which wipes out 25% of the state's revenue and affects a population of 1 lakh, without hearing the state, is absolute injustice

PMS Prasad Download
Our Contract, Which Should Be Cast in Concrete, Is Written in Sand -- 26-Aug-13
Reliance Industries' executive director PMS Prasad says India's policies are designed to promote wastage of precious resources

Jim Rogers Download
Govt Measures are Hopeless, I'm Not Optimistic on India -- 20-Aug-13
Rogers wants India to get rid of absurd rules and start all over again to reclaim its old glory

Winfried Vahland Download
New Octavia has the Potential to be a Bestseller in India -- 12-Aug-13
We are not here to blame the environment; we are here to make sure that Octavia is successful. We will try to grow in a tough environment

PK Mukherjee Download
There is No Clarity on Situation in Goa -- 01-Aug-13
Sesa Goa MD Mukherjee says the company has faced the worst and expects things to look up going ahead

Kenichi Ayukawa Download
Maruti to Retain Focus on Small Cars for Growth in India -- 29-Jul-13
Kenichi Ayukawa took over as MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki in April, when it was apparent that the country's car industry was in the midst of a slowdown. Under the 57-year-old law graduate, India's largest carmaker aims to diversify to different segments to hold on to its leadership position and grow.

Onne van der Weijde Download
Ex-CFOs Shouldn't Be Swayed by Emotions -- 26-Jul-13
Ambuja Cements' MD is unswayed by the scrip's plunge on the bourses and dismisses criticism of the Holcim deal; he says a merger might be the next logical step

Rajiv Bajaj Download
Every Launch Will Improve Our Volumes, Market Share -- 22-Jul-13
Rajiv Bajaj is in a jovial mood. After all, Bajaj Auto has surprised analysts by posting strong first quarter results on Friday. In between attending the annual general meeting of Bajaj Auto in Pune and board meetings of group companies

Carlos Ghosn Download
We are Seeing a Correction, Not a Slowdown -- 16-Jul-13
The boss of Nissan Motor Company says India will continue to grow, and the Japanese automaker will continue to increase spend and capacities here

Bhavtosh Vajpayee Download
There is No Depth in the Indian Market -- 15-Jul-13
There are stocks within Nifty which fail to attract investors and even very good mid-sized businesses find it difficult to get investor attention

RC Bhargava Download
This is the Worst Period for the Auto Industry -- 12-Jul-13
RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India, admits that this is indeed the worst period he's seen as car makers opt for block closures, to match supply with demand. He hopes the festival season could perk up sales

SK Roy Download
LIC is Not Salvaging Govt's Divestment Agenda: Roy -- 09-Jul-13
Country's biggest insurer, Life Insurance Corporation, has refuted the allegation that it often steps in to bail out disinvestment offers. The company's newly-appointed chairman SK Roy says

Eric Elzvikhas Download
We've Expectations for India Unit to Return to Growth Mode -- 05-Jul-13
ABB India, asubsidiary of Swiss engineering group ABB, is going through cost rationalisation as the economic situation continues to be tough, group chief financial officer Eric Elzvikhas said. In an interview with Sobia Khan, he, however, says the company is open to acquiring more assets in the country.

Vincent Cobee Download
Datsun's Core Offer Will be in Sub 4 Lakh Price Zone -- 04-Jul-13
The Japanese carmaker plans to take the game to rivals in India with a modern product at affordable price

Ajit Gulabchand Download
My Job for the Next 3 Years is Very Boring -- 01-Jul-13
HCC CEO Ajit Gulabchand says his focus now is to cut co's debt and make it leaner

Arvind Mayaram Download
The 2% Growth Gap with China is the Price We Pay for Being an Open, Democratic System -- 26-Jun-13
Arvind Mayaram, the top bureaucrat charged with management of the economy, feels the economy will gather momentum by the end of the year. In an exclusive interview with ET's Deepshikha Sikarwar & Bodhisatva Gangul...

Paul Sheard Download
Euro Zone Crisis has Given Ammunition to Fiscal Hawks -- 07-May-13
Standard & Poor's global chief economist Paul Sheard thinks the developed world is making a grave policy error in pursuing fiscal correction in times of slowdown and recession.

DARON ACEMOGLU Download
Cong Rules Everything. India Not Inclusive -- 26-Apr-13
Dynastic politics is hurting India, says the MIT economics professor. He is, however, glad that both China and India greatly benefit from the IT revolution

Christine Lagarde Download
Sovereign Bonds a Good Idea... Red Tape is Choking Growth -- 18-Apr-13
The Indian rupee is fairly valued, so currency depreciation is not the key to tackling India's record current account deficit of 6.7% of GDP, says IMF Managing DirectorChristine Lagarde in an interview with Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar

Baba Kalyani Download
We are Slaves in Manufacturing... We Have to be Our Own Masters -- 15-Apr-13
India needs to focus on innovation and not just production to succeed, says Bharat Forge chairman Baba Kalyani

NR Narayana Murthy Download
Post Voda Issue, People Doubt Stability of Rule of Law in India -- 10-Apr-13
There is value in aspiring for a blend of elective democracy and selective meritocracy, says Infosys cofounder… NR Narayana Murthy, who still solves differential and integral equations, believes that solutions for India lie in deeds, not words.

Venu Srinivasan Download
BMW Tie-up Offers Aspirational Value for TVS Bikes : Srinivasan -- 09-Apr-13
"Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor, is always guarded and weighs every word carefully when he interacts with the media. So, when asked whether the tie-up with BMW is a game-changer for his company, he preferred to be more conservative, terming the alliance as a ""significant step"" to enter high-quality premium bikes over 200cc."

ROBERT BAKISH Download
TV Content Fast Getting Globalised: Viacom CEO -- 12-Mar-13
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS However complex running a global organisation can be, Robert Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks,

CS Verma Download
Mining Capacity Expansion to Take SAIL to Next Level -- 11-Mar-13
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is betting big on expanding its steelmaking capacity, despite the current recession in the global steel market. While its ongoing expansion is due to be completed by 2015- 16, SAIL is putting the final touches on a Vision 2020 plan that will nearly double its hotmetal capacity.

Nitin Paranjpe Download
Summer Interns are Like Our Ambassadors, says HUL Chief -- 13-Feb-13
Nielsen In Its Latest Campus Track-b School Survey Has Rated Hul As The No. 1 Employer Of Choice For B-school Students Of The Class Of 2013.

John Rice Download
Politicians have to Put their Parochial Interests Aside -- 06-Feb-13
GE's VP John Rice says they should focus on tackling big issues

Justice JS Verma Download
Make Way if You Can't Act Fast -- 28-Jan-13
The government should understand the impatience of youth and act expeditiously, says Ex-CJI

Anshu Jain Download
Sacrificing Some Growth is a Price Worth Paying for Activism -- 24-Jan-13
He built Germany's Deutsche Bank into a bond trading and investment banking powerhouse. Appointed as its co-CEO last year, Anshu Jain shares with ET his thoughts on the global economy, India and the world of banking.

Sanjay Kapoor Download
Pricing Sanity to Return in 2013: Bharti's Sanjay Kapoor -- 07-Jan-13
Industry will move towards healthier realised tariffs, feels the top executive Bharti Airtel is battling 11 consecutive quarters of profit decline, but its chief executive (India and South Asia) Sanjay Kapoor shares the view that 2013 is set to usher in some visible positive changes for the sector.

ANIL AGARWAL Download
India has Potential to Grow at 10% -- 05-Nov-12
More liberalisation and policy reforms will propel the country into a higher growth trajectory and also help eradicate poverty, says ET's Business Leader of the Year

Harish Manwani Download
Emerging Markets will Drive Future Growth -- 29-Oct-12
Unilever is replicating Indian business model in other countries, says COO Harish Manwani

Keki Mistry Download
Property Prices may See Some Correction -- 15-Oct-12
It's affordability and not interest rates that drives Indian middle class' decision to buy a property, says HDFC's vice-chairman and managing director Keki Mistry

P Chidambaram Download
We Can't Wish Away Subsidies... We Can Only Improve Their Delivery -- 01-Oct-12
The government is determined to stay the course on reforms, but hard decisions will have to be consistent with socio-economic objectives, says Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

PRS Oberoi Download
We'll Build a Hotel in NY, Luxury Homes Here -- 24-Sep-12
PRS Oberoi, the 82-year-old chairman of EIH that operates luxury hotels under the Oberoi, Trident and Vilas brands,clearly thinks more about expansion than retirement. Known as 'Biki', this son of the Oberoi Group founder,

Montek Singh Ahluwalia Download
It's a Good Start, Govt Committed to Reforms -- 18-Sep-12
Deputy chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia says that the weekend reforms were not sudden decision, implying that political opposition had been considered. He hoped that there would not be any rollback and that credit rating agencies will take note of the steps the government had taken.

Rajan Bharti Mittal Download
Foreign Supermarkets Just Can't Compete with Kirana Shops: Mittal -- 17-Sep-12
Rajan Bharti Mittal, vicechairman and MD of Bharti Enterprises, which has a joint venture with the world's largest retailer Walmart for wholesale cashand-carry business, says allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail will not displace neighbourhood stores because they just cannot compete with kiranas.

Kumar Mangalam Download
I Don't Think We Can Write Off India Story -- 14-Sep-12
AB Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla says as of now the sentiment is negative, but it's time we stopped wallowing in self pity and optimise the situation

David KE Bruce Download
Why Can't Congress come up with a PM who has an Independent Political Base? -- 10-Sep-12
Atul Kohli is the David KE Bruce Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. His latest book 'Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India' is an incisive analysis of the country's political economy over the past three decades,

Tikkavarapu Venkattram Reddy Download
We are in Advanced Talks to Sell Deccan Chargers -- 31-Aug-12
There has been no fraud or siphoning of money at Deccan Chronicle Holdings, a company which is in the middle of a deep financial crisis, its chairman Tikkavarapu Venkattram Reddy said. Flawed strategies…

Kurush Grant Download
ITC Takes on Illegal Cigarettes with a Pack of New Brands -- 28-Aug-12
It is not common for an ITC top executive to talk about the FMCG-to-hospitality major's largest revenue generator, the cigarette business. However, ITC Executive Director Kurush Grant--who oversees its FMCG businesses including cigarettes

MD Bhattacharya Download
Our Focus is on Value-added Products -- 20-Aug-12
Hindalco MD Bhattacharya says to maximise earnings, the company has raised the share of value-added products to 48% from the earlier 41%

Vineet Nayyar Download
No Enterprise Can Exist Without Telecom -- 14-Aug-12
Telecomfocused Tech Mahindra will be able to diversify its revenues into other sectors after the integration of Mahindra Satyam. However, telecom will still remain crucial to the company's growth and constitute about half of the integrated entity's $2.4-billion revenue.

Ajay Maken Download
Pvt Sector Must Help in Spotting Sports Talent -- 14-Aug-12
Instead of just being interested in brand building, corporates should look at adopting sports academies across the country, says Ajay Maken

CB Bhave Download
Urbanisation in India is Rapid and Chaotic -- 13-Aug-12
Former Sebi chairman CB Bhave, who is now nurturing the startup Indian Institute of Human Settlements, says India needs more cross-disciplinary courses in the field of urban studies

V Srinivasa Rangan Download
Our Nos in the Past Quarters Suggest There's no Slowdown -- 13-Aug-12
No fall in retail profitability, retail is always priced lesser than non-retail, says ED V Srinivasa Rangan

Martin Pieters Download
India's the most Complicated Market -- 10-Aug-12
Vodafone, the largest private mobile phone company in the world, concedes that India is by far the toughest country to do business in. The CEO of its Indian operations, Marten Pieters, tells ET in an exclusive interaction that consolidation is bound to happen as only 3-4 operators can be successful in any market.

Sudhir Vasudeva Download
ONGC Keen on LNG Sourcing, Marketing -- 09-Aug-12
Co is close to signing a deal with Mitsui to manage value chain of LNG business, says ONGC chief Vasudeva

Francisco D'souza Download
We want to Continue Focusing on Buys, says Cognizant CEO -- 08-Aug-12
"On Monday, New Jersey-based technology outsourcing company Cognizant Technology Solutions reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations in an ""uncertain"" outsourcing market. June quarter earnings not only reiterated Cognizant's leadership on the revenue growth front"

Bhupinder Singh Hooda Download
We will not Allow Anyone to Take the Law into Own Hands -- 26-Jul-12
The Haryana government's fact-finding probe may be hinting at a deeper conspiracy on violence at Maruti Suzuki's plant in Manesar. The issue is still on the boil, with industry stalwarts like Azim Premji calling for toughest measures against the guilty.

TK Kurien Download
There is no Secular Bull Run Anymore -- 25-Jul-12
Wipro is yet to turn around into secular growth territory, but at least it is not alone in an industry strugglingto adapt to a market where clients' needs are changing. TK Kurien, who took over last February as the CEO of Wipro Technologies,

GV Prasad Download
It is Jingoism to Block Western Cos Here -- 19-Jul-12
Concern over foreign companies buying Indian drug firms is misplaced nationalism, says GV Prasad, vice-chairman and CEO of Dr Reddy's Laboratories

YV Reddy Download
Banks have to be Board-driven, Govt Should not Dictate their Operations -- 17-Jul-12
Yaga Venugopal Reddy, the former governor of the RBI, says that like other ex-governors, he is far more forthright now, after stepping down from the job four years ago.

Digvijaya Singh Download
Rahul Should Play a Bigger Role from Sept -- 16-Jul-12
If you see the national polity, ever since the strong regional parties have come up, Congress has been at a disadvantage wherever it does not have a strong regional leader:

Lee Hsien Loong Download
It's Wrong to Include Singapore in White Paper on Black Money -- 13-Jul-12
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has presented Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a list of issues that his country's companies would like to be addressed to minimise the risks of investing in India and has asserted that the Indian government was incorrect to include his country's name in its white's paper on black money.

Nisaba Godrej Download
Board Decides Succession. My Focus is on Current Role -- 10-Jul-12
Nisaba Godrej, industrialist Adi Godrej's second daughter who is expected to take over as the MD of Godrej Consumer Products, says the group will focus on innovation, upgrading brands and cross sharing with its global businesses. Insiders say 35-year-old Nisaba...

CS Verma Download
Ongoing Expansion to Put SAIL among World's Top 10 -- 05-Jul-12
India's largest steel producer Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is hoping to emerge over the next 18 months as the country's largest iron ore producer. If it can get clearances and approvals for all its captive mines, SAIL could surpass the iron ore production capacities of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC),

Oomen Chandy Download
No Retail FDI in Kerala, Other States Free to Choose -- 03-Jul-12
Even as the Centre makes a renewed effort to revive the stalled decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, it must contend with opposition not only from allies but also a state governed by a Congress-led coalition.

Arun Jaitley Download
Our Differences Over Prez Poll Won't Impact NDA -- 29-Jun-12
The Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal (United) alliance is too mature to be rocked by differences over a single issue, says Arun Jaitley, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

Anand Mahindra Download
Treat Everyday as a Challenge & be Paranoid -- 29-Jun-12
Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman and managing director of the Mahindra Group, has been keeping a low profile in the group's IT business. He did not make a public appearance even to announce the merger of Satyam Computer, now branded Mahindra Satyam, and Tech Mahindra.

Arvind Bali Download
Videocon will Participate in Spectrum Auctions: CEO -- 25-Jun-12
Breaking its silence for the first time since the Supreme Court quashed its mobile permits earlier this year along with those of eight other companies, mobile operator Videocon has said it will bid for airwaves in the upcoming auctions to get back its licence. Videocon director and CEO Arvind Bali

Nitish Kumar Download
Our PM Nominee Must Feel for Poor States -- 19-Jun-12
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance should lose little time in announcing its prime ministerial candidate, says Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. In an exclusive interview with PR Ramesh and Ashok K Mishra, Kumar explains that time is ripe for NDA to gain from the lapses of the Congress-led coalition at the Centre.

Neil Mills Download
We are being Pursued by PE Players, but We are not Desperate for Money -- 18-Jun-12
Kalanithi Maran's SpiceJet is seen to be taking some calculated risks. In the recent past, the Marans have infused fresh capital into the airline, giving it enough ballast to acquire more aircraft and fly to more destinations. SpiceJet's head Neil Mills is taking some offbeat moves,

Tim Clark Download
A 49% FDI Cap's Not Attractive Enough -- 13-Jun-12
Govt will have to offer more sops and ring-fence the investor to lure foreign airlines to invest in Indian carriers, says Emirates chief Tim Clark

K V Kamath Download
We Haven't Lost Momentum... There are Many Drivers -- 08-Jun-12
"In the last 15 days, comfort levels have gone up. Commodity and food prices have dipped while interest and exchange rates can be corrected… What happened to inflation when there was a 50-basis-point rate cut?"" "

Narendra Modi Download
I Never Spare Time for Issues Outside Gujarat -- 07-Jun-12
I will agree with the assessment that there is popular revulsion for Congress. But I would not like to say through the media what should be done. We will discuss the issue in the party

Ajit Singh Download
Policies are not Framed for an Airline but for the Sector, says Ajit Singh -- 06-Jun-12
Rubbishing theories that the brisk policy changes in recent times in the aviation sector were aimed to benefit airline promoters with political clout, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh says the entire gamut of initiatives is aimed at making India a hub.

Vishal Mahadevia ,V Vaidyanathan Download
We Believe In Backing A Strong Team, Management: Warburg MD -- 05-Jun-12
Co will grow at 30% a year with 80-90% focus on MSMEs, says Future Cap MD Vaidyanathan US-based Warburg Pincus, one of the first private equity firms to have come to India in 1994...

Bharat Doshi Download
Even if Plant Production Falls 50%, We won't Make a Loss -- 01-Jun-12
"The pace has changed. You need to juggle faster,"" says Bharat Doshi, executive director& Group CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra in an interview to Ketan Thakkar and Satish John."

Mamata Banerjee Download
It will Take Years to Wash Away Filth Left Behind by Communists -- 28-May-12
"West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee says her government will pursue Expressions of Interest worth over . 95,000 crore received from business houses, to ""take Bengal forward from hope to reality"" in her second year in office."

R K Singh Download
If Global Crude Prices Soften, We will Consider a Partial Rollback -- 25-May-12
BPCL chairman and managing director RK Singh defends the recent hike in petrol prices as critical for the oil sector. In an interview to Shuchi Srivastava, he says oil marketing companies will consider a partial rollback at the end of the month.

Ajay Piramal Download
No More New Sectors unless the Proposition is Compelling -- 17-May-12
"Almost every day a deal comes to us,"" says Ajay Piramal, who's been busy deploying his flagship's Rs 17,000 crore. He has appetite for more, as he indicates that Abbot still owes him $1.2 billion. Piramal met Sabarinath M and Satish John soon after he announced the acquisition of Decision Resources Group."

Oommen Chandy Download
We Intend to Ensure Kerala's Growth is Continuous -- 16-May-12
Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, has been on a mission ever since his party won the state elections by a narrow margin in 2011. One year into his job, he has now revived a plan to hold …

Rajiv Bajaj Download
New Pulsars to Co-exist With Current Range -- 15-May-12
Regaining its number two position in the twowheeler segment, Bajaj Auto will now bank on newer variants of Discovers and Pulsars to keep up the pace.

Markus Miele Download
Our Biggest Challenge is India's Geography -- 14-May-12
For Markus Miele, the growing number of Audis and BMWs on Indian roads is a clear sign that super-premium washing machines, microwave ovens and coffee machines have big growth potential in the country. The managing director and co-proprietor of German luxury home appliances maker Miele, a company his great grandfather Carl Miele founded back in 1899

Lakshmi Mittal Download
India's on Top of Our Priority List, but Not Investment List -- 11-May-12
"For Lakshmi Mittal, the promoter of the world's largest steel manufacturer, Arcelor Mittal, India continues to be ""on top of the priority list, but not on top of its investment list""."

Prithviraj Chavan Download
We have to Take All Our Allies on Board -- 09-May-12
"Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan says charges of decision deficit levelled at his government by his own party colleagues do not reflect the true picture. The perception of delay stems from the fact that the state government is scrutinising ""individual benefit projects"" more closely than ever, he says. In an interview with Bharti Jain"

Ramesh Kymal Download
Wind Turbine Makers Bet on New Tech, Repowering of Projects for Growth -- 04-May-12
The rollback of incentives for the wind energy sector may trigger consolidation in the market with smaller players being acquired by bigger ones.

Anand Mahindra Download
R&D is Going to be the Heartbeat of M&M -- 12-Apr-12
The era for jugaad is over, says Anand Mahindra. In an exclusive interview with Satish John and Ketan Thakkar, on the eve of inaugurating Mahindra Research Valley (MRV), the head of the $14.4-billion Mahindra Group talked about the genesis of the R&D facility.

Pawan Munjal Download
We will Design New Products Keeping in Mind Global Markets, Customers: Munjal -- 10-Apr-12
"The Pawan Munjalled Hero MotoCorp does not seem to be in a mood to leave any stone unturned to retain its 'numero uno' position in the two-wheeler industry. In its pursuit of becoming a ""truly global player"" across all geographies, the company is not only forging multiple alliances for technology development, it is also actively working on various options to go beyond its existing segments."

Jaideep Khanna Download
If Macro India is Strong, Tax Laws will not Deter Investors -- 09-Apr-12
UK's Barclays Bank is, like most international banks these days, torn between the opportunities in emerging markets such as India and compulsions in the home market. It has cut its retail ambitions in India, where it has been present for over three decades, shifting its focus to corporates and the wealthy.

L Madhusudhan Rao Download
Govt Shouldn't Let Entrepreneurs Take Unreasonable Risks -- 28-Mar-12
With many Indian private power projects turning unviable owing to steep hike in global coal prices, Lanco group chairman L Madhusudhan Rao wants the government to tighten bidding norms for infrastructure projects in general and power projects in particular.

BL Bagra Download
Nalco has big plans for Gujarat, to Step Up its Odisha Play too -- 27-Mar-12
Aluminium major to invest Rs.4,500 cr for alumina refinery in Gujarat, set up new smelter in Odisha, says acting CMD BL Bagra

Krishna Kishore Maheshwari Download
We Can Plan Major Capex as Grasim has Significant Liquidity -- 26-Mar-12
Grasim's managing director also stresses the need to fix ground rules for cotton so that wild price swings can be curbed

CP GURNANI Download
We Are A Challenger In Our Chosen Verticals And Service Offerings -- 22-Mar-12
"When Vineet Nayyar, vice-chairman of Tech Mahindra and chairman of Mahindra Satyam, was asked if there were any candidates, outside of CP Gurnani, under consideration for the role of CEO in the merged entity, his answer was unequivocal. ""I have not been able to see any other candidate,"" he said. In an exclusive interview with N Shivapriya, Gurnani, the man who would be the CEO"

Rajiv Bajaj Download
Strategy Is Nothing But Specialisation -- 22-Mar-12
In an exclusive interview with Lijee Philip & Brian Carvalho, Rajiv Bajaj, MD & CEO, Bajaj Auto, throws light on how the motorcycle maker's three 'power' brands will drive growth and his game plan to become a global leader in bikes.

BRUNO LAFONT Download
Being in India is not About Size, but Quality -- 21-Mar-12
Bruno Lafont, chairman & chief executive officer of Lafarge, the French cement maker, is bullish on India and emerging markets. A frequent visitor to India, Lafont says he can use the local innovation skills to replicate affordable cement products across emerging markets. In an interview to ET's Satish John, Lafont said Lafarge is now concentrating on markets such as India, Brazil, Algeria, Russia and sub-Saharan countries to deliver growth.

Amit Jain Download
I Believe that the Consolidation of the Akzo Entities Creates a Coatings Powerhouse -- 27-Feb-12
AkzoNobel India used to work in two segments of the coatings industry, but now, thanks to the merger, it will operate in 11, says the co's MD

Anil Agarwal Download
Our Vision has been to Create an Indian Giant in the Resources Sector -- 27-Feb-12
"Anil Agarwal, the chairman of Vedanta Resources, is determined to take a ""helicopter view"" of things. He is keen to communicate his vision that of a diversified mega mining company based in India that would compete with the likes of Vale and BHP Billiton. "

Venkatesh Prasad Download
Cars are Computing Platform on 4 Wheels -- 16-Feb-12
Venkatesh Prasad sees the car as a computing device. At Ford Motor, Prasad, known as the next-thing guy, has defined the vehicle as a computing platform on wheels. In an interview with ET's Jayadevan PK and Pankaj Mishra, he explains how a billion computers on wheels can work like a tablet or a PC and seamlessly deliver a rich consumer experience.

Shiv Nadar Download
Soon, Entire School will be on Tablet -- 10-Feb-12
"These days, Shiv Nadar wants to speak less on IT and more on education and philanthropy. The Shiv Nadar Foundation aims to make a quality statement in the field of education. The HCL chairman tells ET's Sangeetha Kandavel that in five years, ""the entire school will be on a tablet, like an iPad"" and the role of teachers will change. "

Ashok Ganguly Download
Premji is Like Any Other Wipro Investor -- 09-Feb-12
Wipro has started discussions with potential women leaders for a position on its board to bring gender diversity into the boardroom, reflecting a growing realisation among top Indian tech firms to compete better with multinational rivals IBM and Accenture on corporate governance and board composition. Ashok Ganguly

Emma Walmsley Download
India Offers Vast Opportunities and we are Going to Grab it -- 07-Feb-12
Last Friday, local grocery stores in Palwal, Haryana, had an unlikely visitor - Emma Walmsley, president of the London-based GSK Consumer Healthcare. The first woman president of GSK Consumer spent the first two days of her ongoing week-long India trip visiting groceries and chemist stores in small cities here.

Bill Gates Download
Inter-state Rivalry in India is a Force for Betterment -- 01-Feb-12
Open Gates: In an interview to Sudeshna Sen, Bill Gates talks about India and its efforts to improve healthcare, governance, education and development, while lauding some of the advances the country has made.

Sam Pitroda Download
We Can't Go China Way in Net Control -- 24-Jan-12
Communication guru Sam Pitroda says Aadhaar could be base for social innovation Born in a remote Odisha village in 1942, Satyanarayan Gangaram (Sam) Pitroda -- the man who heralded India's communication revolution -- does not know his exact date of birth. Simply because his village did not have a hospital neither did it keep records of babies born.

Mamata Banerjee Download
Consider Bengal as Land of Dreams -- 16-Jan-12
I've never shown any bias. We want industry to come & flourish, all are welcome On a chilly winter evening on January 11, a heavily fortified convoy pulled up inside the lawns of the magnificent Jhargram Rajbari (Palace) in West Midnapore,

PC Kapoor Download
Great Offshore's Real Value is far more than its Market Cap' -- 12-Jan-12
Bharati Shipyard chairman PC Kapoor admits the acquisition of Great Offshore has triggered a cash crunch for his firm. However, he expects the company to start recovering from debt pressure and lower working capital by next year. In an interview with Manu Balachandran &Suraj Sowkar, Kapoor talks about his plans to come out of the mounting burden.

NourielRoubini Download
Structural Reforms Needed in India to Fire up Growth -- 12-Jan-12
Nouriel Roubini, Q&A chairman, Roubini Global Economics, and an economist of repute, rules out a break-up of Eurozone in 2012. In an interview with ET NOW, Roubini says that China faces a risk of hard landing and that Indian government will need to undertake structural reforms to tackle a series of issues that hinder growth.

Michael Dell Download
Tablets Will Not Replace PCs -- 10-Jan-12
Michael Dell is transitioning tech major Dell into a services powerhouse taking on established players in a challenging environment. And India is at the core of this strategy.

Alan Mulally Download
You Will See the Power of Ford with the New EcoSport -- 09-Jan-12
When Alan Mulally took the wheels at Ford in 2006, Detroiters thought that he was not a 'car guy' to steer the world's fifth-largest automobile maker from the brink of bankruptcy. Mulally, who had spent 37 years at Boeing, cut labour costs, borrowed $23 billion, sold brands such as Land Rover and brought focus back on operations.

Enrico Atanasio Download
We Launched too Many Cars in Quick Succession -- 04-Jan-12
Italian carmaker Fiat's Indian subsidiary, Fiat India Automobiles, is in sham bles with declining sales. Its superbly-designed cars such as the Punto hatchback and the Linea sedan are yet to make an impression on Indian customer.

Markus Oberle Download
There is More Transparency in India -- 23-Dec-11
Markus Oberle, managing director of Bharathi Cement, a group company of the $4-billion Vicat Group - the French cement maker - was in Mumbai last week to launch Bharathi in the metropolis. It has made inroads in Mumbai by being one of the three cement suppliers to the prestigious World One project of Lodha Developers, which is touted as the world's tallest residential tower, when completed.

Jim Walker Download
Fiscal Deficit to get Worse in '12 -- 21-Dec-11
The country need not worry so much about corporate India or the opportunities in the economy to grow, but the government's attitude towards public spending and liberalisation, said Jim Walker, founder and managing director of Hong-Kong-based Asianomics.

Arun Maira Download
Zero Import Duty Hurting Local Power Cos -- 16-Dec-11
Power equipment makers such as Bharat HeavyElectricals and Larsen & Toubro have been pressing for a duty on imports so that they have a level-playing field. But private generators believe that such a duty would escalate project costs and hurt their competitiveness.

Vikram Limaye Download
Railways, Urban Infra Offer Big Investment Opportunity -- 12-Dec-11
With a plethora of problems dragging down Indian power and roads sectors, the next opportu nity for lenders such as Infrastructure Development Finance Co (IDFC) may be railways and urban infrastructure such as waste management and water supplies, says whole-time director Vikram Limaye.

Pawan Goenka Download
We Want to Translate Trust into Buying Confidence: Goenka -- 08-Dec-11
Mahindra Navistar, the truck joint venture between Mahindra & Ma hindra and International Trucks of US, aims to sell 50,000 units of medium and heavy trucks in next 3-4 years and hopes to break even on cash sales within a year.

Laurent Demortier Download
India Key to Crompton's Low-cost Play -- 06-Dec-11
On November 25, in a low-key event Laurent Demortier, the expatriate chief executive of Crompton Greaves (CG) laid the corner stone for a factory in Brazil at an estimated initial cost of around . 220 crore, which could eventually become one of its largest manufacturing plants.

Anil Agarwal Download
We Plan to Bring down Costs by Commissioning New Infra Projects -- 02-Dec-11
Metal tycoon Anil Agarwal's aluminum business was touted as one of his most aggressive plans to be backed by huge deposits of bauxite that India owns at relatively lower energy costs. Agarwal committed to invest Rs.60,000 crore for building Vedanta Aluminum (VAL) ? the aim was for a 2.4-million tonne plant, which is almost equal to the total aluminum consumed in the country.

Chanda Kochhar Download
Time to Hardsell India as a Land of Opportunities -- 25-Nov-11
When Chanda Kochhar became ICICI Bank's chief executive in 2009, it was not the best of times. The person, who put growth above the rest, had to sing a different tune to staff, that stability is more important than growth. She convinced them, Kochhar tells MC Govardhana Rangan & Bodhisatva Ganguli in an interview. The result is both investors and depositors trust ICICI Bank, again.

RK Singh Download
Why Shouldn't We Consult Govt on Critical Decisions? -- 24-Nov-11
State oil firms faced flak for the recent roll-back in petrol prices and were accused of having buckled under political pressure. But Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) chairman RK Singh insists that there is nothing wrong in consulting the government, the majority shareholder.

Rahul Bhatia Download
Our Competition is from Buses and Trains -- 23-Nov-11
Rahul Bhatia, who floated IndiGo airlines with Rakesh Gangwal five years ago, says Air India would end up as a loser if foreign airlines are allowed to buy into domestic carriers. In the coming years, air traffic in the country is set to jump and the opportunity it will create should belong to Indian carriers, Bhatia tells Anindya Upadhyay

UK Sinha Download
Some Big Cos Indulge in Insider Trading -- 18-Nov-11
Market regulator has strengthened the surveillance system and it?s up to companies and individuals to understand the rules and avoid punitive action, says Sebi chief UK Sinha

Rishad Premji Download
I Approach My Life, My Job on My Own Terms -- 17-Nov-11
For the more than 4 years that Rishad Premji has been working his way up Wipro, he has been the object of much curiosity. In his first ever media interview with Shruti Sabharwal & Pankaj Mishra, he describes what it feels like to work at the firm founded by his father Azim Premji.

Ben Verwaayen Download
Indian Operators Have Developed a Great Business Model -- 16-Nov-11
An uncertain Europe is playing spoilsport with the grand plans of Ben Verwaayen, chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, world's third largest telecommunication network equipment maker. Having taken over in 2008, the CEO had a three-year turnaround plan culminating in 2011 for the Paris-headquartered firm. Now, it might be pushed to the end of 2012. In a conversation with ET in Mumbai, where he is attending the World Economic Forum, Verwaayen says complaining about Chinese competition will not help. Alcatel-Lucent, which is in talks with RIL for selling 4G telecom equipment, is hopeful about the Indian market.

YV Reddy Download
It's Risky to Take a U-Turn Now -- 16-Nov-11
Three years after leaving the job of the RBI Governor, YV Reddy has been busy travelling in India and abroad, sharing his experiences on both the monetary and fiscal policy fronts. Reddy, who served as governor at a time when the average growth was over 8%, had come in for praise for the management of India's financial sector. In an interview to Shaji Vikraman, he spoke about the euro debt crisis, handling inflation and fiscal management.

Laurent Demotier Download
I Want Crompton Greaves to Become the Infy of This Industry -- 21-Oct-11
Laurent Demotier did not get the welcome he was expecting when he took over as managing director of Crompton Greaves. Thecompany's first expatriate managing director has had a baptism by fire. Poor quarterly results and concerns over corporate governance had dented investor confidence. An aircraft brought by Crompton Greaves is likely to be sold to an unlisted group company, after investors questioned the purchase at a time when the company was struggling to meet its guidance.