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Verbatim: Quotable Quotes

Indian markets are not yet ready for a large Internet company listing but we would absolutely love to list here when the time comes

Photo Credit : Bloomberg and Sanjay Sakaria

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“India can be bigger in momentum than China in next 10 years; 21st century belongs to India. Every market is different, I truly think this is really the beginning of Big Bang for India”
— Masayoshi Son, CEO, Softbank, while expressing the Japanese telecom and media group’s intention to “seriously” accelerate investments in India

“In the next five years, there will be more innovation, more invention, more entrepreneurship happening in China, happening in Beijing, than in Silicon Valley. We gotta play our A-game in order to compete with the best”
— Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber, at a conference

“The gap in India has always been between the promise and the execution. If our implementation matches our promise, I have no doubt that in the next five or 10 years this will be the place to be — so good to get in early”
— Raghuram Rajan, governor, Reserve Bank of India, in an interview

“Indian markets are not yet ready for a large Internet company listing but we would absolutely love to list here when the time comes”
— Sachin Bansal, cofounder, Flipkart, days after a rejig in the top management that was viewed by some as a step toward a stock market listing

“It may be soon that we have a license in China. We’re looking forward to a time, a decade or two decades from now, when the Chinese middle class will want and embrace the kind of content that we have”
— Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix

“Patanjali atta noodles will soon oust Maggi as the top noodles brand in the country. Currently, from about a 100 tonnes, our production of atta noodles will be increased to 300-500 tonnes. Barring HUL, we will overtake all other multinational companies. These companies are taking money out of the country”
— Baba Ramdev, promoter, Patanjali

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 08-02-2016)