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 Dragon & the Tiger
    March 29, 2010

This year, according to the Chinese lunar cycle, is the Year of the Tiger. An appropriate time, therefore, to explore the increasingly connected relationship between the Chinese dragon and the Indian tiger, as they ever more come face to face whilst prowling the jungles of global economics and politics.

Diamonds are forever
    March 15, 2010

Last week, newspapers and readers all over the world were agog at the news of the sale in Hong Kong of a 507 carat diamond for US$35.3mn.

Immoral moral hazard
    March 1, 2010

The past couple of years, ever since the US sub-prime mortgage flames ravaged the world in a financial conflagration, there has been a renaissance in the debate over 'moral hazard'.

A Greek tragedy!
    February 15, 2010

In recent columns I have dwelled upon the broad theme of corporate governance and transparency. My argument has been that a lot of the recent financial problems are due to poor corporate governance.

Read the notes!
    February 1, 2010

Almost twenty years ago I did my MBA in France, and I can still vividly recall my Financial Accounting professor, David Young, an American with a Napoleonic stature, who ruled the classroom with his iron will.