Wipro http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35230/all en India tech tycoon donates $2.3 bn to charity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/india-tech-tycoon-donates-23-bn-charity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian software tycoon Azim Premji said Saturday he has given $2.3 billion to an education charity he controls, reportedly the biggest charitable donation in the country's recent history.</p> <p>It is his second major recent donation after giving almost $2 billion to the charity in 2010, and came shortly after he joined the Giving Pledge club set up by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/india-tech-tycoon-donates-23-bn-charity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Education Wipro AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:16:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764365 at http://www.globalpost.com India tech tycoon donates $2.3 bn to charity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/india-tech-tycoon-donates-23-bn-charity-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian software tycoon Azim Premji said Saturday he has given $2.3 billion to an education charity that he controls, reportedly the biggest charitable donation in the country's recent history.</p> <p>It is his second recent big donation after giving almost $2 billion to the charity in 2010, and came shortly after he joined the Giving Pledge club set up by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/india-tech-tycoon-donates-23-bn-charity-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azim Premji Computing Education Indian people Wipro AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:16:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764432 at http://www.globalpost.com India's Wipro Q1 profit up 11% as shows signs of revival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/indias-wipro-q1-profit-11-shows-signs-revival-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's third-largest software firm Wipro on Friday said quarterly net profit jumped 11 percent on the back of a rise in outsourcing orders as the company reported signs of a revenue pick-up.</p> <p>"We are seeing higher confidence among our clients in the backdrop of positive macro-economic conditions, particularly in the US," said Wipro chairman Azim Premji.</p> <p>Consolidated net profit rose to 16.23 billion rupees ($275 million) in the financial first quarter from 14.66 billion rupees in the same period a year ago, based on international accounting norms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/indias-wipro-q1-profit-11-shows-signs-revival-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of India Labor Software companies of India Wipro AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5894736 at http://www.globalpost.com