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Brand Quest      (August 26, 2004)

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  1. In 2002, while on a visit to the US, the then Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented George W. Bush with business cards, papers and envelopes manufactured by a company called Maximus. What's unique about the products? There's a clue i n the company's name!



  2. Morgan Stanley has a 34 per cent stake in China's domestic investment firm China International Capital Corp. So, what is unprecedented about China's decision to permit Goldman Sachs to set up an investment banking joint venture in that country with Fan g Fenglei, a local banker?



  3. Guessable! Who's reportedly planning to set up a chain of restaurants called Govinda's Prasadam?



  4. In 1961, George Aratani, Bill Kasuga and Yoichi Nakase started importing the products of Japanese stereo equipment maker Trio into the US. They, however, marketed them under a different name. Interestingly, the US name became so popular that in the mid -'80s Trio changed its name to that. What's the name?



  5. Which Pakistani company has launched a car for Pakistan Rs 1.26 lakh, which is the Indian equivalent of Rs 1 lakh?



  6. What was founded in 1946 by Warren ... at Willow Run Airport in Detroit with an $85,000 investment? The base line of this company is 'We Try Harder.'



  7. An easy one! South Point School, Kolkata, figured in the Guinness Book of World Records during most of the '80s and early '90s as the largest educational institution in the world (It now has about 13,000 students). Which industrial group runs it?




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