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His focus on productivity helped in exports

K Mahesh (1943-2019) The 100-plus your old TVS group boasts of being present in virtually every sector in the south. A metallurgy graduate from the famed Indian Institute of Technology- Madras, Mahesh, son of T S Krishna, led Sundaram Brake Linings with distinction. In the early 1960s, TVS entered the auto components sector.

No more palliatives

“Terms of trade are favouring the urban middle class at the cost of the farmers,” said former Finance Secretary Dr S Narayan. Speaking at the Triplicane Cultural Academy, Narayan pointed to food inflation kept low: “production of foodgrains is high; states like Madhya Pradesh have registered agri-growth by 10 per cent

Hyundai forges ahead

The best endorsements for the attraction for investments in Tamil Nadu have come from several large companies. The Korean Hyundai Motors and the French Saint Gobain have been making repeated investments of sizeable amounts for expanding their operations. B C Datta, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Ltd,

We can do it by 2030…

It is exhilarating to hear Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala (AJ) of IIT-M that a paradigm shift to electric vehicles (EVs) is not just desirable but can certainly be done. Delivering the Dr. Y Nayudamma Memorial Lecture at the CLRI, AJ provided a development model for EVs tailored to the Indian conditions and

Goodies for everybody! Nothing interim about it

In more ways than one, the Piyush Goyal budget was different. First, unlike previous finance ministers, many of them lawyers or career politicians, Goyal, a chartered accountant, did not confine to reading the printed text. He made it lively with detailed explanations of the proposals in English and Hindi. Also,

Trade opportunities galore

INDIA’s EXPORTS are stuck around $ 300 billion. for quite sometime With imports not elastic, the trade gap has been widening. In the nine months of the current year (April-December 2018), imports were at US$ 386.65 billion and exports at US$ 245.44 billion. Changes in the geopolitical equations witnessed in recent

A dream comes true – soon piped LNG!

Tamil Nadu is getting ready for piped gas for domestic and industrial use. Impressed by Gujarat’s prosperity built on gas, for three decades IE has been demanding this facility. Indian Oil has constructed a sophisticated terminal at Kamarajar Port for importing 5 million tonnes (expandable upto 10 million) per annum of