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    1. June 12, 2016

      India seizes properties belonging to Vijay Mallya

      Indian authorities have seized properties worth about $210m belonging to tycoon Vijay Mallya, prompting him to complain...

    2. May 11, 2016

      Britain turns down Indian request to deport Vijay Mallya

      Britain has turned down New Delhi’s request to deport the Indian industrialist Vijay Mallya, who is sheltering in...

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    1. May 5, 2016

      The fall of Vijay Mallya

      Vijay Mallya is on time. The Indian tycoon — branded a “fugitive from justice” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...

    2. May 2, 2016

      Controversial tycoon Vijay Mallya resigns from Indian parliament

      Vijay Mallya, the controversial tycoon, resigned from India’s parliament on Monday, a day before the legislature...

    3. April 29, 2016

      India’s wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya breaks his silence

      Vijay Mallya, the boisterous Indian beer and spirits tycoon, now cuts a chastened figure. His passport has been...

    4. April 24, 2016

      Vijay Mallya’s Indian passport revoked by government

      India has cancelled the passport of erstwhile drinks baron Vijay Mallya, as New Delhi intensifies pressure on the man...

    5. April 18, 2016

      Indian court issues arrest warrant for Vijay Mallya

      An Indian court has issued a warrant for the arrest of tycoon Vijay Mallya, India’s erstwhile “king of good times”, who...

    6. April 17, 2016

      Vijay Mallya rejects allegations he redirected funds

      Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya has rejected investigators’ allegations that $64m loaned to his defunct Kingfisher...

    7. April 15, 2016

      Vijay Mallya’s Indian passport suspended

      Drinks baron Vijay Mallya’s passport has been suspended by the Indian government after the once high-flying tycoon...

    8. April 7, 2016

      Indian banks reject Vijay Mallya’s debt plan

      Indian banks have rejected an offer by Vijay Mallya, the erstwhile liquor baron, to settle the country’s most...

    9. March 14, 2016

      The perils of appointing a high-profile chief executive

      I used to say that the reign of the imperial corporate leader ended at around the turn of the century, after the Enron...

    10. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2016

      King of Good Times is having a Bad Time and wants you to know about it

      Vijay Mallya — your King of Good Times — has taken to Twitter to attack his attackers, who questioned his motives for...

    11. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2016

      Paying off the King of Good Times

      Who could have seen this coming? From the FT’s Amy Kazmin: Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to...

    12. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Diageo to pay Vijay Mallya $75m as he quits USL

      Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to pay $75m (£53m) to Indian tycoon, Vijay Mallya, in a deal...

    13. June 30, 2015

      IndiGo airline marks Indian IPO revival

      IndiGo, India’s most profitable private airline, is planning to raise about $400m in an initial public offering —...

    14. April 26, 2015

      Diageo faces fresh headache with India drinks business

      Diageo is facing a fresh headache from its £1.8bn acquisition of India’s United Spirits, in the form of a stand-off...

    15. February 9, 2015

      India’s new airlines seek rule change to fly overseas routes

      Vistara, the Indian airline set up by India’s Tata group and Singapore Airlines, is still in the early stages of...

    16. January 20, 2015

      Indian airline market shows signs of revival with SpiceJet rescue

      A month ago, SpiceJet, one of India’s three large private airlines, seemed headed on a similar trajectory to Kingfisher...

    17. December 16, 2014

      India’s SpiceJet struggles to stay aloft

      Two years ago, Indians watched with dismay as Kingfisher Airlines, the popular carrier founded by spirits tycoon Vijay...

    18. October 31, 2014

      Indian creditor banks move in on Vijay Mallya’s Goa mansion

      Indian banks owed money by Vijay Mallya’s failed Kingfisher Airlines are preparing to seize the liquor baron’s prized...

    19. September 4, 2014

      Diageo’s emerging market woes deepen

      Diageo’s emerging markets headache worsened after United Spirits, the Indian drinks company it controls posted a Rs44bn...

    20. September 2, 2014

      Vijay Mallya feels full force of frustration within India’s banks

      In January 2012 – when India’s ailing Kingfisher Airlines urgently needed cash for jet fuel to keep its aircraft flying...

    21. September 1, 2014

      Vijay Mallya declared ‘wilful defaulter’ by United Bank of India

      Vijay Mallya, the Indian liquor baron once known as the King of Good Times, was on Monday declared a “wilful defaulter”...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 1, 2014

      King of good times a wilful defaulter, according to sources in the know

      And if you don’t believe United Bank of India about the first bit, just browse through F1-owning drink mogul Vijay...

    23. February 10, 2014

      Indian airline entrepreneurs face bumpy ride

      Since New Delhi decided to allow foreign airlines to own stakes in Indian domestic carriers 17 months ago, Etihad,...

    24. February 10, 2014

      Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

      Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest...

    25. December 21, 2013

      Court overrules Diageo’s Indian share purchase

      Diageo’s efforts to develop its presence in India’s large and growing whisky market face a major hurdle with an Indian...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2013

      Heineken: top dog at UB - what now for Mallya?

      Once the self-proclaimed “King of Good Times”, flamboyant Indian bmillionaire tycoon Vijay Mallya has seen his airline...

    27. August 12, 2013

      Creditors slap competing claims on Kingfisher Airlines

      Indian banks owed about $1.4bn by Kingfisher Airlines have taped a notice on its headquarters, claiming the building...

    28. August 12, 2013

      State Bank of India reports rise in bad loans as economy slows

      State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender by assets, reported disappointing first-quarter figures on Monday, as...

    29. July 16, 2013

      Bad loans cast long shadow over Indian banks

      Growing concerns about bank asset quality, hidden bad loans and a general lack of transparency, all set against the...

    30. beyondbrics

      July 12, 2013

      India's 'King of Good Times' faces takeover talk

      Shares in Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers (Mangalore Chemicals) hit a record high on Thursday, soaring 10 per cent...

    31. beyondbrics

      May 16, 2013

      Yet another scandal hits India's IPL

      Bad news can be especially wearing when it comes as no surprise – when it is met with tired acceptance. So while some...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2013

      India: UB shares rally (mysteriously) on Heineken holding reshuffle

      There’s nowt as queer as folk – or in this case Mumbai investors. Shares in United Breweries rallied a full 6.3 per...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2013

      Jet-Etihad deal: Air India the loser

      After months in the pipeline, a deal has finally been announced between India’s Jet Airways and Etihad. The UAE’s...

    34. April 14, 2013

      Indian Premier League faces brand battle

      The sight of Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting flying through the air to take a dramatic one-handed catch brought a...

    35. March 31, 2013

      Fight looms over United Spirits cash

      A legal dogfight looms over part of the £1.3bn cash Diageo is paying for United Spirits, the Indian drinks group owned...

    36. March 17, 2013

      India bank head urges US-style bankruptcy

      Indian regulators should introduce a US-style “Chapter 11” bankruptcy law to help recover bad debts and end...

    37. March 14, 2013

      Force India: Financial woes fail to dent Vijay Mallya’s F1 racing ambitions

      Not so long ago, Vijay Mallya spent $1.8m on the eyeglasses and pocketwatch once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, along with...

    38. February 21, 2013

      Foreign airlines see beyond clouds in India

      India’s private airlines were once seen as a bright symbol of their country’s modernisation, as their rapid expansion...

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