Wednesday, February 29, 2012

OBQ 368: Financing an Empire.

World's first??? Who issued it?
Answer: World's first IPO and hence world's first share certificate issued by Dutch East India Company.

Monday, February 27, 2012

OBQ 367: From Containers to Content...

Identify the company...

Clue1: The company started as a JV between two glass makers of France followed by a prolonged battle to dominate the industry.
Clue 2: Today the company has a leadership position globally in dairy products and bottled water.
Clue 3: She is brand ambassador for the company in India.
Answer: Danone.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

OBQ 366: Up for an image makeover.

Identify the logo of the company that is lately trying to create positive vibes around its name.
Answer: Vedanta is the right answer, after its share of controversy the company is getting some good PR!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OBQ 365: Success through shenanigans?

Identify the businessman and the company he owns.

Answer: Nikhil Gandhi, the serial entrepreneur who has started (and sometimes sold) ventures like Pipavav Shipyard and Everonn Education.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

OBQ 364: The Kings

Answer: India cements, the first image is of Coromandel Coast (Coromandel King is biggest brand in India cements portfolio), the second image is of founder and R Ashwin is part of Chennai Superkings whose chief sponsor is India cements 

Friday, February 17, 2012

OBQ 363: Cast in gold

A mold for which award trophy? (rare to see a guys face/body used for award trophy!)

Answer: BAFTA awards

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

OBQ 361: Big Cat.

Identify the company...

Clue1: The company has been around for more than 100 years under different names, gas engines and turbines are its lesser known products.
Clue2: The biggest boast for the company came during World War-I when the tractors manufactured by company were used for towing artillery and heavy machinery.
Clue3: The company name comes from a species of herbivorous insects.
Answer: Caterpillar.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

OBQ 358: The Electronic Silk Route...

What is this image all about?

Answer: The telegraphic lines across the globe in 19th century

Sunday, February 5, 2012

OBQ 357 : Financial innovator

Identify the company...

Clue 1: The company that was founded more than 40 years ago boasts assets worth 1.65 trillion USD. It was the first to offer 24/7 quotation services.
Clue 2: With a groundbreaking innovation the company made investing in stock market possible for millions. The company boasts a clientele of 8 million+ customers.
Clue 3: This is the founder of the firm who shares his name with American steel magnate who started Bethlehem   Steel.
Answer: Charles Schwab the mammoth discount brokerage firm 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

OBQ 355: The benchmark

What he created more than 100 years back is still a revered benchmark in financial world...who is he?
Answer: Charles Dow who started the Dow Jones Industrial Average