Volkswagen mess costs Germany its strongest nation brand position. Image: India’s brand value has zoomed. Photograph: Reuters India's nation brand value has in 2015 increased by a whopping 32 per cent to $2.14 trillion, compared with $1.62 trillion last year, shows a report by London-based Brand Finance, a leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Not only has India's rate of increase been the highest among the top 10 by brand value, it has also helped ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India captain Sardar Singh fetches only US $58,000 Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and striker Dharanvir Singh got US $68,000 and US $60,000 respectively India captain Sardar Singh fetched a poor return of US $58,000 while Germany's Moritz Fuerste drew the highest ever bid in the history of the Hockey India League auction, bought by Kalinga Lancers for a whopping US $105,000 (Rs 69,46, 289), in Delhi, on Thursday. Other Germans to attract the attention of the franchises were striker Florian ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Ideally, Winterkorn should shoulder his share of the financial pain. That would involve his employer clawing back some or all of his bonuses, akin to what banks have promised to do in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Martin Winterkorn’s resignation as Volkswagen’s chief executive clears the way for sweeping changes at Europe’s largest carmaker. VW doesn’t just need to explain how 482,000 of its US diesel passenger vehicles were rigged to cheat on emissions tests ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Beer drinkers from around the world have gathered in Munich to celebrate the 182nd Oktoberfest. The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honour of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September. The Munich Oktoberfest -- one ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
While industry faces high energy prices, compared to global standards, energy as an input accounts for only five per cent of costs in Indian manufacturing, note Vaibhav Gupta and Arunabha Ghosh One year ago, Prime Minister Modi made the call to 'Make in India' -- to provide much-needed boost for the manufacturing sector. The government has, since, tried to address governance challenges through speedier clearances, or e-governance for greater transparency. Investment proposals worth Rs ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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