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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. March 11, 2016

      ‘King of good times’ fails to put in an appearance

      Vijay Mallya, the Indian tycoon, says he is not in hiding. The scene at Ladywalk, the sprawling modern estate believed...

    7. March 11, 2016

      Globe-trotting Vijay Mallya denies fleeing debts in India

      Drinks baron Vijay Mallya, the hard-partying businessman once known as the “King of Good Times”, has been flitting in...

    8. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      'Rubbish': Indian drinks boss denies he has 'absconded'

      Indian drinks mogul Vijay Mallya has tweeted that he has “not absconded” amid reports he was in the UK having fled...

    9. 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...

    10. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2016

      Have you seen this King of Good Times?

      He, Vijay Mallya, is the one on the left. The liquor baron and also the one without the hat. Who isn’t Enrique...

    11. March 8, 2016

      Creditors ask court to restrain Vijay Mallya from leaving India

      Creditors of Vijay Mallya’s now defunct airline have petitioned India’s Supreme Court to prevent the erstwhile liquor...

    12. February 28, 2016

      Diageo/United Spirits: warning signs

      Road signs in the Indian Himalayas inform drivers: “After whisky, driving risky." Diageo, the UK-listed beverages...

    13. 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...

    14. February 26, 2016

      Diageo pays $75m to Vijay Mallya to step down from United Spirits

      Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to pay $75m to Vijay Mallya to step down as chairman of United...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. January 11, 2015

      Diageo wins India United Spirits vote

      Diageo has scored an important victory in India with minority shareholder approval for its local subsidiary, United...

    18. 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...

    19. December 1, 2014

      Diageo ‘disappointed’ at United Spirits vote

      Diageo said it was “surprised and disappointed” that minority shareholders in its United Spirits subsidiary had...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. September 2, 2014

      Indian banks: wilful neglect

      India became an east Asian country this week – at least, within Deutsche Bank’s research department. The bank says...

    23. 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...

    24. 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”...

    25. 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...

    26. August 5, 2014

      United Spirits results delayed over loan to former parent

      United Spirits, the Indian liquor group recently acquired by the UK’s Diageo, has been unable to finalise its results...

    27. April 15, 2014

      Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

      Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the...

    28. April 15, 2014

      Diageo offers $1.9bn for greater stake in United Spirits

      Diageo is making another bid to boost its stake in United Spirits, announcing a $1.9bn open tender offer for up to 26...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. November 8, 2013

      United Breweries loses its fizz

      United Breweries, the maker of India’s Kingfisher Beer, has swung to a second-quarter loss, weighed down by a swath of...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. July 5, 2013

      Beyond a boundary

      The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India, by James Astill, Wisden Sports Writing,...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2013

      Diageo: will 25.02 per cent of United Spirits be enough?

      Full enough? After an eight-month, three-step investment process, Diageo, the world’s largest distiller, has declared...

    37. June 4, 2013

      Inside Business: Dishonour is staining India’s cricket business

      The scandal engulfing the Indian Premier League took a further turn this week, as the most senior figure at the world’s...

    38. May 27, 2013

      Diageo closer to control of India’s United Spirits

      Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, has moved a step closer to securing control of Indian peer United...

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