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9th BRICS Summit: Managing multipolarity of multipolarity

The five BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) represent no less than 4 billion people or 42% of the world’s population, and even more regarding their contribution to the global economy since their...

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China export growth falters amid rising yuan

Chinese policymakers are beginning to worry about a rallying currency that is putting pressure on the country’s exports. Figures for August show slower-than-forecast growth, which has also been hit by weak global demand. According to...

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Some Preliminary Thoughts on the ECB’s Capital Key

The ECB’s asset purchase program is constrained by the self-imposed guidelines. As it QE continues, the ECB seems to be bumping against some of these parameters. The situation is thought to be coming to a...

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Indian economy today, growth rates & GDP estimates

The Indian Economy is slowing down. Growth rates have come down drastically as the new GDP estimates show. The reason for this to happen was primarily two: – demonetization and introduction of GST. The informal...

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Global Remittances amidst Global Uncertainty

Globally, the number of international migrants reached 244 million in 2015 for the world as a whole, a 41 per cent increase compared to 2000. This rise in the number of international migrants reflects the...

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Financial crisis bank fines hit record 10 years after market collapse

Since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2007, financial institutions have paid more than Qatar’s GDP in fines for their wrongdoings. As investigations and lawsuits continue, that number is expected to grow. $150 billion...

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Differentiated banks: Roadmap & Challenges

“Differentiated banks” are niche banks as they operate in specific sectors, under a different regulatory framework. The idea of “differentiated bank” was initially proposed by the RBI constituted Nachiket Mor Committee for financial inclusion (January...

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A substitute for planning

As chief minister, Narendra Modi had to spend a few days every year in meetings with the planning commission. It was a begging trip; the planning commission decided the allocation of plan funds to states. He had to...

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Corruption, Inflation and Interest Rates: Understanding This Nexus is Imperative for an Economy

Inflation is not only a key leading indicator of an economy that gives headwind direction to the anticipated pace of economic activity but also a factor that is capable of bringing down a government if...

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Socialist for modern times

Socialism had its golden age after World War II. Taxes in the belligerent countries had gone sky-high during the War; people had got used to paying high income taxes. Governments had no use for the...

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Our boiling destiny

Last September I wrote that the troubles Syria is going through may well be due to climate change – specifically, to a decline in rainfall that has made agriculture less viable and forced people to move out...

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The UK economy – or how to flog a dead horse

If there are two key measures of a nation’s financial health – the budget deficit and national debt – then the UK is flat on its proverbial back. Seven years after this government came to...