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To be precise

June 10, 2008

“The cost of energy is going to be higher. We have to bite the bullet as far as that is concerned”
George Soros, billionaire investor and philanthropist, in

“Multinational companies have to respect the contribution of Indian retailers to their growth and treat us as equal partners in business”
Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group, in The Economic Times

“Food inflation is in excess of 10 per cent, so input-cost inflation will be more severe in 2008-09”
Vinita Bali, CEO, Britannia, in Hindustan Times

“It is going to be one of the toughest years for the auto industry in a long time”
Ravi Kant, Managing Director, Tata Motors, in Mint

“Some countries have taken action by limiting exports or by imposing price controls. They distort markets and force prices even higher”
Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General, United Nations, in The Washington Post

“I don’t think anybody ever understood the magnitude of what Yahoo! did to do avoid making a deal”
Carl C. Icahn, activist investor, accusing the Yahoo! board of imposing a costly employee retention plan that will become a barrier to any acquisition, in The Wall Street Journal

“Investment as a proportion of GDP has gone up by 9.3 per cent in four years. This has never happened before in India’s history”
P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, to Agencies

“We (Vodafone) have a global brand, global presence and a truly global company, with important assets in India and Turkey”
Arun Sarin, CEO, Vodafone, in The Economic Times

“We are finding it difficult to expand in the Chinese market. The business environment, the standards and processes are different”
Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Infosys Technologies, in Business Line

“We are on oxygen. If you pull the plug, we die. Everybody is on oxygen”
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, in Mint

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