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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Interviews-Business

Tapping infrastructure services a priority: HCL Tech CEO

Chief executive officer Anant Gupta told HT's Vivek Sinha in an interview that HCL Technologies’ demand pipeline remains very strong. Read more.

‘The fight is not just about gas, but about trust, values, commitment’

A day after he lashed out at the petroleum ministry and his elder brother Mukesh, Anil Ambani in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times answered some hard questions. Excerpts:

Providing protection to exporters

ECGC offers credit risk insurance covers to exporters and banks. The corporation provides a range of insurance covers to Indian exporters against commercial risks of non-payment by the overseas importers as well as the country risks caused due to political developments.

‘Democratise smartphones’

Nokia saw its market share in India dip by 12 per cent in 2009-10, while emerging brands collectively captured 16 per cent. D. Shivakumar, VP and managing director, Nokia India told HT that they are filling product gaps, and the competition is feeling the heat.

‘Growth will be mostly organic’

Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies has come back from the latest of the several challenges it has faced in its three decades as a pioneer in India’s information technology boom.

Offering education consultancy, technical help across the globe

Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL) was conceived and incorporated as a public sector enterprise in 1981, under the ministry of human resource development. It offers consultancy and technical services in areas of education and human resource development not only in India but also abroad. Its CMD Anju Banerjee spoke to HT on a range of issues.

‘A good leader should be a day dreamer’

He is nearing 70, but Onkar S Kanwar, chairman Apollo Tyres, is like his company — fitter than ever before. Operating in an industry beset with old technology and archaic business ethos, he has successfully managed to steer the company to the position of India’s first global tyre manufacturer, with two overseas acquisitions — South Africa’s Dunlop in 2006 and the Dutch Vredestein in 2009.

'RBI can only print rupees, not foreign exchange'

The government has given a lukewarm response to the Vijay Kelkar committee report on fiscal consolidation. A day after the report was made public, the former finance secretary spoke to HT on India’s fiscal health.

Leadership is a steering that keeps companies going in right direction’

Domino’s Pizza, which operates in India through Jubilant FoodWorks, recently opened its 500th store in the country. Richard Allison, executive vice-president, Domino’s Pizza International, tells Himani Chandna Gurtoo that being a leader does not mean an end to the learning process and how the chain entered India at the “appropriate” time.

A leader leads from the front: Sanjiv Rai

A leader leads from the front says Sanjiv Rai, the co-founder, MD and CEO at IL&FS- Rail Ltd (IRL), which is executing Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Project. He spoke to Gaurav Choudhury on the role of a leader during crisis.

Greenshoots of recovery are visible: Arvind Mayaram

Greenshoots of recovery are visible in the economy, said Arvind Mayaram, secretary, department of economic affairs, in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times. He spoke about how the government plans to boost growth in the second half of 2013-14. Excerpts...
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