Vijai  Gill

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    Vijai Gill runs an international private equity business, Salamander Capital. He is also chairman of The Global Green Company (India), and is a manager at Ibn Hyan (Oman).

The battle of the export titans
    January 18, 2010

Last week the headlines screamed, 'The New Weltmeister: China Upsets Germany as Leading Export Nation.'  According to Chinese government figures, exports totalled US$1.2tn in 2009, whilst the German foreign trade organisation, BGA, forecast a final export figure of US$1.17tn for the year.

Pie in the sky- part 3
    January 6, 2010

Tourism was another large slice of this pie in the sky. The most grandiose of all the projects to supposedly entice tourists to Dubai is Dubailand, a sprawling 278 sq km project consisting of 45 mega projects and 200 sub projects costing US$65bn. 

Pie in the sky- Part 2
    January 5, 2010

Dubai’s vision of needing to diversify its economy away from oil if it was ever going to create any wealth was not unsound.

Pie in the sky- Part 1
    January 4, 2010

As an undergraduate studying Economics at Columbia University in the 1980s, I was fascinated by the theory of decision-making under uncertainty.

Bell pepper management
    December 19, 2009

As a private equity investor, I have a difficult time explaining to most of my friends and people I meet at parties exactly what I do.  To anyone not conversant with financial and investment jargon, “private equity” could mean a plethora of things.