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No honeymoon: Next govt has only 90 days to act on economy

Dec 14, 2013

No honeymoon: Next govt has only 90 days to act on economy

Honeymoons are shortening for central governments. The next government formed after May 2014 will face huge problems if it does not drive its economic agenda quickly - maybe within the first 90 days #Inflation #Political economy #Manmohan Singh #UPA #Congress #BJP #Chidambaram #Reforms #Sonianomics #Elections 2014
Scorched earth: How Cong is screwing the economy further

Nov 25, 2013

Scorched earth: How Cong is screwing the economy further

The UPA's actions in the last year suggest not an effort to put the economy back on rails, but to damage it further #Inflation #Political economy #P. Chidambaram #Jairam Ramesh #GDP Slowdown
It's the economy stupid: Why UPA-3 can't be ruled out

Apr 16, 2013

It's the economy stupid: Why UPA-3 can't be ruled out

The fall in inflation, and the drop in oil prices, if they continue, will benefit the UPA in the next elections. It will also enable the government to spend more on freebies #Inflation #Political economy #General Elections 2014 #UPA-3
Rahul Gandhi and the seductive appeal of 'feel-good economics'

Apr 05, 2013

Rahul Gandhi and the seductive appeal of 'feel-good economics'

The economic philosophy that Rahul Gandhi outlined represents an unwillingness or incapacity to learn from the fact that these are ideas that have consistently failed in the past. #Political economy #TheLongView #Rahul Gandhi #Socialism #Economic liberalism #CII speech
China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

Jul 21, 2012

China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

The credit-fuelled China's economy is so overleveraged that a great deleveraging is the only way out. The pyramid of credit is cracking and will collapse as the underlying economy is withering. #China #Political economy #Investment #Consumption #property bubble

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China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

Aug 01, 2014

Cross Cuts: A Resurgence in Inequality and Its Effects on Culture

The implications of entrenched inequality described by the economist Thomas Piketty extend beyond the realm of political economy...
China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

Jul 24, 2014

Ukraine political gridlock on view as government falls, premier resigns

The Ukrainian government collapsed and the popular prime minister resigned Thursday, highlighting the political gridlock gripping the country struggling with a pro-Russia insurgency, a hostile neighbor and one of the weakest economies in Europe...
China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

Aug 13, 2014

Stocks mostly higher despite flat US retail sales

(AP) -- Global stock markets overcame a contraction in Japan's economy and jitters about Ukraine and Iraq to mostly rise Wednesday, but analysts said geopolitical developments would likely make for volatile trading over the rest of the week. KEEPING ... #Iraq #Vladimir Putin #China #Europe #Hong Kong #Shanghai #United Kingdom #Seoul #Black Sea #FTSE #Wall Street #Nikkei 225 #Commerce Department #Crimea