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Retail: Entering to succeed – Mapping the policy landscape

Entering an evolving market is akin to stepping into a minefield. How does one exploit such a market with enormous potential, but where the risk of policy quagmire is also equally probable? One way is to...

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Granting indigenous land rights could save the climate – or not

Indigenous peoples believe they preserve forests best – something that is becoming more important as the planet heats up. But indigenous peoples need land title to implement protection – why is this so contentious? Indigenous...

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What would say an Indian sage to Emmanuel Macron

There was once a young king, even younger than Emmanuel Macron, who conquered power thanks to a sagacious adviser. The young king was called Chandragupta, and he was about to inaugurate the reign of the...

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Manufacturing Might Come Back to the US, but Robots will Get the Jobs: Apple CEO

Apple will invest in and promote “advanced manufacturing” in the US, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday after the somewhat uninspiring earnings report. It was one of the ways Apple would create...

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Fukuyama on Nationalism and Class

Francis Fukuyama is one of the big thinkers of our generation. The question he asked in his 1989 essay “The End of History?” was answered in his 1992 book “The End of History and the...

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May’s Bold Move and Fed Expectations

UK Prime Minister May surprised the global investors and world policymakers by calling snap elections, precisely what the 2011 electoral law sought to prevent by fixing the date of elections. As recently as before the...

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Moving out of an outdated tradition

For two hours in the year, the finance minister is the master of all he surveys. Television cameras show him all over the country; millions watch and listen to him with rapt attention. That is...

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Decoupling of Oil and US Interest Rates

Rising oil prices traditionally boost inflation expectations and US interest rates. The May futures contract for light sweet crude oil is up today for the sixth consecutive session. It has risen 11 of the past...

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Euro Recovery Continues, Posts New Six Week High; Other Currencies Mixed

Growing confidence that Le Pen will not be the next president of France following the televised debate for which two polls showed Macron doing best has lifted the euro and reduced the French interest rate...

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Whither Indian politics?

Elections for five state assemblies have just been concluded. In UP and Uttarakhand, BJP got a clear majority. In Punjab, victory went to the Congress. Two other states did not give a clear cut mandate....

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US Jobs Data: Deja Vu All Over Again?

A week ago, after nine Fed officials had spoken, the market widely expected Yellen and Fischer to confirm that the table was set for a rate hike later this month. They did, and the dollar...

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The Resilience of Globalization and the US Dollar

The conventional narrative is that in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, the economic and political elites in Europe and America are in dispute. They simply not delivered the goods, namely a rising living...