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Brand Quest      (October 07, 2004)

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  1. A foreign investor in a joint venture with an Indian company will need a no-objection certificate from the latter in order to set up a fullyowned venture in India, if the new company intends to be in a similar line of business. Says which much-debated provision?



  2. Easy! Which company's software is based on a system called PageRank?



  3. What's common to investment companies Vectra Holdings, Surya Samudra Finance and Epsilon Advisor? (Clue: It's topical.)



  4. In 1869, Henry and Clarence launched this company, whose first product was "Henry's mother's pure and superior grated horseradish, bottled in clear glass to show its purity." Which company did they start?



  5. One more company has joined this elite group of seven: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Satyam Computers, Wipro, VSNL, MTNL and Dr Reddy's. Which is the company, and what's common to them?



  6. This reinsurance company was set up by Lloyd's of London in 1996 to separate non-life liabilities incurred before 1992, especially claims related to asbestos and environmental pollution. What is it called?



  7. The advertising firm, which calls itself 'The Ideas Company,' has this to say about its CEO: "He's a man who likes controversy and loves inspiration. And hates the word "but." Which ad firm? Also, who's the CEO?



  8. He joined Citibank in Karachi in 1969 after doing a degree in business administration. He has served the bank in several countries including the Philippines, Jordan, Greece, the US, the UK, Malaysia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. He was also the head of the bank's global private banking division after which he shifted careers. Who's he?




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