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Can Satyam move on?

Can Satyam move on?

The fraud revealed by the fourth largest IT company in India has left the country stunned.

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January 8, 2009 5:02 by



The $1 billion fraud at India’s Satyam Computer Services was shocking. The company’s founder and chairman Ramalinga Raju quit on Wednesday, after disclosing that profits had been overstated for years. While media reports say that international investors are now wary of the Indian IT sector, rival companies have been quick to point out that it was a one-off case.

Satyam has appointed an interim CEO, and a senior company official told Reuters that customers were being told it was “business as usual.”

But how can it be business as usual? Will the company continue to run as usual? Will it be able to retain its 50,000-odd employees? [An analysis by Siliconindia says 10,900 Satyam employees have posted their resumes on job portals since the last one month].

And will a fraud of this magnitude hit the UAE? How will it affect you?



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  1. DSouza on January 11, 2009 9:23 am

    Enron happened, WorldTel happened but US Inc in general was still well trusted. You have one bad case everywhere in the world. Rogue trders have been emerging consistently on the US over the years.But does one give up on Wall Street due to that? Obviously not.

    Indian Corporates are overall the best performing over the years.To state that one bad apple will make everyone waryof Indian IT is, obviously, bit over the top. You need to see this in the right perspective, else you risk being seen as sensationalist.

     

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