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Prince Mathews Thomas

Chief Of Corporate Bureau

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Prince Mathews Thomas heads the corporate bureau of Moneycontrol. He has been covering the business world for 16 years, having worked in The Hindu Business Line, Forbes India, Dow Jones Newswires, The Economic Times, Business Standard and The Week. A Chevening scholar, Prince has also authored The Consolidators, a book on second generation entrepreneurs.

Covid explosion: It’s a rerun of 2020 as countries suspend air services with India, domestic tourists stay home

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Covid explosion: It’s a rerun of 2020 as countries suspend air services with India, domestic tourists stay home

Customers have been scrambling for last-minute tickets and many are chasing airlines for refunds. In the domestic market, travel agencies are seeing up to 90 percent of their customers cancelling travel plans for the summer.

What do Uday Kotak, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Anil Naik and Harsh Mariwala have in common? This book finds out

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What do Uday Kotak, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Anil Naik and Harsh Mariwala have in common? This book finds out

In fact, it's a collection of six books, called Shapers of Business Institutions, penned by former Tata Sons director R Gopalakrishnan, and five academics from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research.

United Airlines temporarily suspends service to Delhi; says, seeking 'clarity regarding COVID-19 travel requirement'

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United Airlines temporarily suspends service to Delhi; says, seeking 'clarity regarding COVID-19 travel requirement'

The airline said it had suspended April 22 flights to Delhi. Return flights to New York, San Francisco and Chicago will be impacted.

Travel trade finds 2nd wave of COVID-19 more lethal for business, jobs

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Travel trade finds 2nd wave of COVID-19 more lethal for business, jobs

The second wave of the pandemic has derailed the travel industry, which was on course for full recovery. Air and train bookings are down 70% and many in the industry have shut shop and moved to other businesses like medical equipment.

International travel ban: More countries may impose restrictions on India due to COVID-19 2nd wave

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International travel ban: More countries may impose restrictions on India due to COVID-19 2nd wave

New Zealand, Hong Kong, the UK and the US have either banned flight services to and from India, or have advised citizens against traveling. The list may become longer.

Inequity in distribution: Gujarat gets highest supply of COVID-19 vaccines vis-a-vis population; Maharashtra ranks 14th

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Inequity in distribution: Gujarat gets highest supply of COVID-19 vaccines vis-a-vis population; Maharashtra ranks 14th

Though Maharashtra tops in getting absolute number of vaccines, when taken in proportion to its population, it lags behind states such as Gujarat, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Karnataka.

Explained | Why airlines want government to lower capacity cap

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Explained | Why airlines want government to lower capacity cap

The second coronavirus has delivered another blow to airlines just when they were recovering from last year’s upheaval, which has prompted demands for fiscal support and measures to ensure that the pain is evenly shared by the large and small carriers.

Despite pandemic, 2021 would be good for Tier II airports, say industry experts

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Despite pandemic, 2021 would be good for Tier II airports, say industry experts

Aviation consulting firm Caladrius Aero’s Managing Partners Rohit Tomar and Ram Shankar explain why this is a good time to develop airports in smaller cities and towns. The key, however, would be operations efficiency and debt management.

Boeing 737 Max re-entry to Indian skies is further delayed. But SpiceJet is not worried

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Boeing 737 Max re-entry to Indian skies is further delayed. But SpiceJet is not worried

The latest glitch in the troubled flight of Boeing’s most-sold aircraft means that SpiceJet, the only Indian airline that uses Max 737, will have to keep 13 of its planes mothballed. This may not be bad news as it will get compensation from the Boeing at a time when it may not need to fly them as the second wave of the pandemic has hit air travel.

What prompted Tata Steel to rejoin Indian Steel Association a year after its hasty exit?

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What prompted Tata Steel to rejoin Indian Steel Association a year after its hasty exit?

Tata Steel had exited the association after differences with other steelmakers on a contentious mines issue. Does it mean that all are on the same page now?

COVID-19: Getting a jab in offices is a good idea, but where are the vaccines, ask executives

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COVID-19: Getting a jab in offices is a good idea, but where are the vaccines, ask executives

That is just one of the questions that professionals ask of the government's decision to allow companies to get their employees vaccinated at workplace

Air travel bookings drop by 15% amid second wave of COVID-19, fresh restrictions

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Air travel bookings drop by 15% amid second wave of COVID-19, fresh restrictions

Just when corporate and personal air travel seemed poised to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels, the surge in infections and consequent restrictions imposed by states have hit lucrative routes like Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai although flights to non-metro destinations are still doing well.

IndiGo operations at Goa airport hit after staff go on strike at unit Agile Airport Services

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IndiGo operations at Goa airport hit after staff go on strike at unit Agile Airport Services

All its departures from the airport have been rescheduled

Steel prices up by up to 10 percent. And there is room for more hikes

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Steel prices up by up to 10 percent. And there is room for more hikes

Many of the steelmakers raised prices in April, but contend that rates are still lower than international prices and cite robust demand from the auto sector as one of the reasons. The Competition Commission of India had launched a probe in February to check if steel companies have formed a cartel. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had alleged that steel companies were indulging in cartelisation.

Exclusive: Here's a peek at NRI entrepreneur Laxmi Prasad’s $1.9 billion plan for Trujet

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Exclusive: Here's a peek at NRI entrepreneur Laxmi Prasad’s $1.9 billion plan for Trujet

Prasad was in the running for Air India with his Interups fund. Now, he is banking on Trujet to give wing to his aviation ambitions in India. The plan includes expanding Trujet’s fleet to over 100 aircraft from just 7 now. The Hyderabad-based airline has been operating at the fringes of the Indian aviation industry, and had a market share of 0.6 percent as of February 2021 down from 0.7 percent a year earlier.

Sanjeev Gupta's "most difficult month of life" just got tougher. But the entrepreneur puts up a brave front

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Sanjeev Gupta's "most difficult month of life" just got tougher. But the entrepreneur puts up a brave front

Citigroup has approached UK courts to file insolvency papers against Gupta's lucrative commodities business to recover money. On the other hand, the entrepreneur maintains that the Group will emerge stronger out of the crisis.

JSW Steel charts 2-year plan for new buy BPSL

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JSW Steel charts 2-year plan for new buy BPSL

Much of the plans though hinge on the Supreme Court ruling on JSW Steel's petition to give it immunity from a probe by Enforcement Directorate on the former promoters of BPSL

Roaming in airport without a mask, or wearing it incorrectly, can land you a fine

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Roaming in airport without a mask, or wearing it incorrectly, can land you a fine

The fine could be as decided by the local authorities. In Delhi and Mumbai, the fine is Rs 500

16 airports in tier-2, 3 and 4 towns surpass pre-COVID-19 passenger traffic

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16 airports in tier-2, 3 and 4 towns surpass pre-COVID-19 passenger traffic

That's a progress from 14 in January. Dibrugarh, Rajkot, Dimapur and Kishangarh are the new entrants in the list. None of the airports in metros are yet to match up pre-COVID-19 numbers

MC Exclusive | JSW Steel joins race for Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd

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MC Exclusive | JSW Steel joins race for Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd

Tata Steel, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and ESL Steel are also believed to be interested in the public sector company.

In Article 75, has Supreme Court handed the advantage to Tata Sons Vs Cyrus Mistry?

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In Article 75, has Supreme Court handed the advantage to Tata Sons Vs Cyrus Mistry?

The Article hands Tata Sons the first right of refusal on the 18.37 percent stake that the Shapoorji Pallonji Group owns. The two sides differ widely on the valuation of this stake.

Ticket refund issue: As important deadline nears, spotlight on airlines' financial stress

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Ticket refund issue: As important deadline nears, spotlight on airlines' financial stress

As per the Supreme Court's order last year, credit shells get over on March 31, 2021. After that, airlines will have to refund tickets booked for travel during the lockdown.

Luggage lost, damaged or delayed on arrival? Onus is on the airline to compensate you

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Luggage lost, damaged or delayed on arrival? Onus is on the airline to compensate you

Luggage is an important part of one's travel. While airlines now see an opportunity in ensuring safe passage for the bags, customers are sufficiently covered by statutes and conventions that ensure their rights.

The two parts of Jeh Wadia's move to vacate MD seat at GoAir

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The two parts of Jeh Wadia's move to vacate MD seat at GoAir

The low-cost airline wants to become an ultra low-cost airline. And it is banking on this model to differentiate itself from peers as it heads for a possible IPO.

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