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India, China in no position to preach to a 'declining West'

Feb 06, 2012

India, China in no position to preach to a 'declining West'

Just 100 oligarchs in India hold assets equivalent to a quarter of the country's GDP. China too faces enormous risks. Although the West faces challenges, its decline is not a linear, irreversible process. #Ch-India #Crony capitalism #MythBuster #Geopolitics #Decline of America #Capitalism
The myth of yuan's rise: even grass grows faster

Aug 17, 2011

The myth of yuan's rise: even grass grows faster

For all the hyperbole about the Chinese currency's breathless rise, it's actually a slow-mover, and will be for a while. In fact, the yuan's rise isn't even a one-way bet. #Dollar #renminbi #MythBuster #Euro #Yuan
Did a Biblical god just end OPEC's oil monopoly?

Jul 11, 2011

Did a Biblical god just end OPEC's oil monopoly?

The temple in Thiruvananthapuram isn't the only place yielding 'underground treasures'. Two more 'rare earth miracles' were unearthed, but don't fall for the hype. #China #MythBuster #OPEC #Rare earth mineral #Oil shale
Some black myths about Indians' black money holdings

Jun 14, 2011

Some black myths about Indians' black money holdings

Black money estimates are wildly exaggerated; Big Business too is culpable; China fares worse on black money outflows; and why panties from Hungary were priced at $739 a dozen... #India #China #Corruption #Black money #MythBuster #Tax haven #Transfer pricing
Thanks for the compliments, Obama. Pity they aren't true

May 17, 2011

Thanks for the compliments, Obama. Pity they aren't true

However well-intentioned, exaggerated invocations of the rise of China and India aren't useful. A reality check. #India #China #Barack Obama #MythBuster #RealityCheck
Time to let rupee rise as exports add to strength

May 09, 2011

Time to let rupee rise as exports add to strength

The debate on whether a stronger rupee serves India better needs to be revived. Businesses want a weaker rupee to help exports, but the export sector is developing resilience. Ambedkar's view that a stronger rupee will help the poor is now worth considering. #Inflation #MythBuster #Rupee