Posts Tagged ‘Biz’

Top 10 influential Indian tweeters: Politics, Cinema, MSM Media Stars

In Blogs, India, Internet, Movies, Politics on செப்ரெம்பர் 24, 2012 at 9:15 பிப

According to the Burson-Marsteller study, the ten most influential Twitter accounts in India are (alphabetically):

  1. Kiran Bedi – @thekiranbedi
  2. Anand Mahindra – @anandmahindra
  3. Narendra Modi – @narendramodi
  4. Derek O’Brien – @quizderek
  5. Vir Sanghvi – @virsanghvi
  6. Jonathan Shainin – @jonathanshainin
  7. Digvijaya Singh – @digvijaya_28
  8. Dr. Subramanian Swamy – @Swamy39
  9. Sushma Swaraj – @SushmaSwarajBJP
  10. Shashi Tharoor – @ShashiTharoor

According to the Pinstorm India Influencers list, the most influential Indians are celebrities.

  1. Priyanka Chopra with an aggregated score of 85
  2. Sashi Tharoor
  3. Amitabh Bachchan
  4. Ram Gopal Varma
  5. Hrithik Roshan
  6. Akshay Kumar
  7. Madhuri Dixit
  8. Kiran Bedi
  9. Shahrukh Khan
  10. Actor Siddarth

Indian firm Pinstorm runs a similar ranking system called the ‘India influencers list’ which averages a users Klout score and Peer Index score. Peer Index, is like Klout, a social media analytical tool that measures influence.

Top 5 cities for fraudulent tax returns

In Business, Finance, USA on செப்ரெம்பர் 5, 2012 at 8:45 பிப

IRS paid out more than $972 million in possibly fraudulent refunds in 2010

1. Tampa ($468.3 million)

2. Miami ($280.5 million)

3. Atlanta ($77.1 million)

4. Detroit ($74.3 million)

5. Houston ($72 million).

IRS says these five cities alone accounted for more than 239,000 questionable tax returns.

Top 5 fraudulent addresses used for Income Tax returns in USA

1. Lansing, Michigan – 2,137 bogus returns for $3.3 million.

2. Chicago, Illinois – 765 returns for $903,000.

3. Orlando, Florida – 703 returns for 1.08 million.

4. Tampa, Florida – 518 phony returns for $1.7 million.

5. Belle Glade, Florida (pop. 17,667) – 741 fake returns for $1 million.

In all, the investigation found that Uncle Sam paid out $5.2 billion to identity thieves filing fake tax returns.

Top 10 India Scams; Not Adjusted for Inflation

In Business, India, Politics on ஓகஸ்ட் 19, 2012 at 3:42 பிப

  1. Bofors – 89 Crores
  2. Hawala – 100 Crores
  3. IPL – 470 Crores
  4. Fodder – 900 Cr.
  5. Harshad Mehta – 4,000 Cr.
  6. Satyam – 14,000 Cr.
  7. Telgi – 20,000 Cr.
  8. CWG – 35,000 Cr.
  9. 2G – 176,000 Cr.
  10. Coal – 186,000 Cr.

Top 10 global acquisitions by Indian companies

In Business, Finance, India, World on ஜூன் 23, 2011 at 9:39 பிப

  1. Tata Steel acquiring Anglo-Dutch firm Corus Group in 2006 to create the fifth largest steel company of the world. The deal was worth $7.6 billion ( 36,650 crore).
  2. Aditya Birla Group‘s Hindalco Industries, India‘s largest non-ferrous metals company, acquired the Canada based firm Novalis in an all-cash transaction for $6 billion.
  3. 2008: Automobile market – Tata acquired Britain’s most famous automobile manufacturers Jaguar and Land Rover, in a $2.3 billion deal with Ford, their American owners.
  4. Subhash Chandra’s Essel Packaging (EPL) acquired the Swiss tube packaging major Propack, and joined hands to become the world’s largest in laminated tubes.
  5. 2006, Ranbaxy Laboratories(RLL) created quite a stir when it announced the acquisition of 3 drug-makers in Europe, all within a week’s time. Allen S.p.A, a division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Italy, Romania’s largest independent generic drug producer Terapia and drug maker Ethimed NV in Belgium.
  6. 2007, Pharmaceutical and biotechnology major Wockhardt bought the fourth largest independent, integrated pharmaceutical group in France, Negma Laboratories. At a deal of $265 million, Wockhardt became the largest Indian pharmaceutical company in Europe with more than 1500 employees based in the continent.
  7. Bennett Coleman & Co, India’s largest media group and the holding company of the Times of India group, bought Virgin Radio in the UK in a $53.2 million (Rs 445cr approx) deal with SMG Plc. in 2008.
  8. Mahindra & Mahindra acquired 90 percent stakes of Schoneweiss, a leading company in the forging sector in Germany. The deal took place in 2007
  9. Sterlite Industries, a part of the Vedanta Group signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of copper mining company Asarco for $ 2.6 billion in 2008. The deal surpassed Tata’s $2.3 billion deal of acquiring Land Rover and Jaguar. After the finalization of the deal Sterlite would become third largest copper mining company in the world.
  10. Oil and Natural Gas Corp(ONGC) took control of Imperial Energy Plc. for $1.9 billion in early 2009.

50 Best Websites 2010 – TIME

In Internet, Lists, Magazines on செப்ரெம்பர் 6, 2010 at 10:11 பிப

50 Best Websites 2010 – TIME

Top 10 Influential Tamils from TN: India Today

In India, Lists, Tamilnadu on மார்ச் 18, 2010 at 3:24 முப

1. வேணு ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்( தலைவர், டி.வி.எஸ்.மோட்டார் கம்பெனி)
2. என்.ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்(எம்.டி, இந்தியா சிமெண்ட்ஸ்)
3. ஏ.சக்திவேல்(தலைவர், பாப்ப்பீஸ் குழுமம்)
4. ப்ரீத்தா ரெட்டி( நிர்வாக இயக்குனர், அப்போலோ குழுமம்)
5. உதய நிதி ஸ்டாலின் மற்றும் துரை தயாநிதி அழகிரி( ரெட் ஜெயண்ட் மூவிஸ் மற்றும் க்ளவுட் நைன் ஃபிலிம்ஸ்)
6. கமல் ஹாசன் ( நடிகர், இயக்குனர்)
7. கே.டி. ஸ்ரீநிவாச ராஜா(எம்.டி. அடையாறு ஆனந்த பவன்)
8. மயில்சாமி அண்ணாதுரை( தலைவர், சந்திராயன்)
9. ஆர்.ஆர்.கோபால்(ஆசிரியர், பதிப்பாளர், நக்கீரன்
10. மனுஷ்ய புத்திரன்: கவிஞர்களின் கவிஞன் – (41. கவிஞர், ஆசிரியர், பதிப்பாளர், உயிர்மை)

Top 20 Richest Ladies on Earth

In Lists, World on ஜூன் 17, 2009 at 2:27 பிப

Source: World's Richest Women –

1. Christy Walton & family
$20 billion
Wal-Mart. Jackson, Wyo. 54.
Widowed, 2 child

The widow of Wal-Mart scion John Walton, who died in plane crash in 2005

2. Alice Walton
$19.5 billion
Wal-Mart. Fort Worth, Texas. 59.

Father Sam and Uncle James started general-store chain in Bentonville, Ark., in 1962

3. Liliane Bettencourt
$15 billion
L’Oreal. Paris. 86.
Widowed, one child.

Daughter of L’Oreal founder Eugene Schueller

4. Susanne Klatten
$12 billion
BMW, drugs. Germany. 46.
Married, three children

Klatten inherited her stake in BMW from her late father, Herbert Quandt. Recently increased her stake in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer Altana to 88%; trained economist sits on Altana’s board of supervisors.

5. Birgit Rausing
Packaging. Switzerland. 85.
Widowed, three children
$11 billion

Inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval in 2000 after the death of her husband, Gad Rausing. Father-in-law founded the company in 1944

6. Jacqueline Mars
$9.5 billion
Candy, pet food. Bedminster, N.J. 69.
Divorced, three children

Chocolate maker Mars completed purchase of gum giant Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. last October for $23 billion. Merger created world’s largest confectionery company. Also owns pet food operation (Whiskas, Pedigree), Uncle Ben’s Rice.

7. Anne Cox Chambers
$9 billion
Cox Enterprises. Atlanta. 90.
Divorced, three children.

Surviving daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox (d. 1957); sister Barbara Cox Anthony passed away in 2007.

8. Abigail Johnson
$8.5 billion
Fidelity Investments. Boston. 47.
Married, two children

Harvard MBA moving up the ranks in family’s Fidelity Investments. This June “Abby” took charge of the company’s board governing the investment company’s fixed-income and asset-allocation funds.

9. Savitri Jindal
$6 billion
Steel. India. 58.
Widowed, nine children

Late husband died in a helicopter crash in 2005. Today she serves as the non-executive chairperson of steel and power conglomerate O.P. Jindal group.

10. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
$5.5 billion
Heineken. London. 54.
Married, five children

Inherited 25% stake in Dutch brewer Heineken seven years ago from her late father, Freddy Heineken. Company is one of the world’s great brewers, with more than 170 premium brands in more than 65 countries.

11. Pauline MacMillan Keinath
$5.5 billion
Cargill. St. Louis. 75.
Married, four children.

Family’s massive commodities outfit, Cargill, controls food from stable to table: manufactures animal feed, meat, crops.

12. Marion MacMillan Pictet
$5.5 billion
Cargill. Bermuda. 77.
Divorced, one child.

13. Antonia Johnson
$5 billion
Trading. Stockholm. 66.
Married, four children

Since 1982 has headed Axel Johnson Group, a diversified trading company founded by her great-grandfather in 1873.

14. Johanna Quant
$5 billion
BMW. Germany. 82.
Widowed, two children

Former secretary and third wife of the late Herbert Quandt, the German executive who rescued automaker BMW from bankruptcy.

15. Yang Huiyan
$4.8 billion
Real estate. China. 27.

China’s richest woman graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in marketing and logistics. Joined family property developer, Country Garden, in 2005 as the manager of the procurement department.

16. Dorothea Steinbruch
$4.8 billion
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional. Brazil.
Widowed, three children

With children, controls one of Brazil’s largest steelmakers.

17. Blair Parry-Okeden
$4.5 billion
Cox Enterprises. Australia. 58.
Married, two children.

Granddaughter of James M. Cox (d. 1957) inherited 25% stake in company after mother, Barbara Anthony Cox, died in 2007

18. Shari Arison
$3.2 billion
Carnival Cruise lines, banking. Tel Aviv. 51.
Married, four children.

Inherited two of the country’s largest companies for her father: $75 billion (assets) Bank Hapoalim and infrastructure behemoth Housing & Construction. Also owns large chunk of cruise operator Carnival

19. Heidi Horten
$3 billion
Department stores. Vienna. 68.

Apparently met Helmut Horten, founder of eponymous German department store chain, in a hotel bar in 1959 when she was 19 years old.

20. Rosalia Mera
$2.9 billion
Inditex. La Coruna, Spain. 64.
Divorced, two children.

Self-made billionaire helped then-husband Amancio Ortega make dressing gowns and lingerie in their home. Home business became Inditex, one of world’s most successful apparel manufacturers.