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Debashis Basu:The real Tata issue: Poor capital allocation

In short, the largest investments by the Tatas over any decade happened under Mr Tata between 2000 and 2010, and overall, they have lost big money

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Debashis Basu 



Debashis Basu

What is common between Marico, Bajaj Finance and Sun Pharma? Apparently nothing. These are all owned by different sets of promoters and operate in completely different sectors. One has a strong international focus and the other two are addressing the domestic market. What they have in common is that they are exceptionally well-run companies that have created enormous wealth for shareholders. Their secret: Consistently high returns on capital employed.

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First Published: Sun, October 30 2016. 21:21 IST

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