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Roosevelt moment for megabanks?

Views:295 | Comments:2 | Author:Simon Johnson | Posted on July 16, 2010

Just over a hundred years ago, the US led the world in terms of rethinking how big business worked — and when the power of such firms should be constrained. In retrospect, the breakthrough legis.. Read full story

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FDI in multi-brand retail

Views:1095 | Comments:12 | Author:Satvik Varma | Posted on July 14, 2010

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail has faced both political and ideological opposition, quite oblivious of expert studies that rank India as the most attractive retail destination. .. Read full story

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It's not just the economy, stupid!

Views:280 | Author:Raghu Krishnan | Posted on July 13, 2010

After the Greek economy was rocked by the sovereign debt crisis that reduced its government bonds to junk, Spain, Portugal and Italy are regarded as the three other eurozone countries most vulnerable .. Read full story

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Stimulus works on absorbability

Views:770 | Comments:1 | Author:Shubhada Sabade | Posted on July 8, 2010

Keynesian therapy of fiscal expansion to counter recession would probably work better in Robinson Crusoe type of economies that are hard to find in today’s globalised ambience.
Even in an .. Read full story

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25% float: Too good to be good

Views:424 | Comments:4 | Author:Sandeep Parekh | Posted on July 7, 2010

The proposal date that all listed companies be mandated to have a minimum public float of 25% sounds eminently sensible.
Public float is defined as that part of a listed company’s shares t.. Read full story

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Ring in bottom of the pyramid

Views:563 | Comments:6 | Author:S P Ketkar | Posted on July 6, 2010

The country’s teledensity is 54%, using April 2010 subscriber base of 638.05 million telephones and the country’s current population estimated at 1,174 million.
The same indicator wo.. Read full story

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Protectionist myths

Views:368 | Comments:10 | Author:Jagdish Bhagwati | Posted on July 5, 2010

At a debate in New York last year entitled Buy American/Hire American policies will backfire, with hundreds of people in attendance, my team of three freetrade proponents took on a trio of protecti.. Read full story

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Listening to arsonists

Views:339 | Author:J Bradford Delong | Posted on July 2, 2010

I Had always thought that Barack Obama made a significant mistake in naming the Republican ex-senator Alan Simpson to co-chair the president’s deficit-reduction commission.
Simpson was a n.. Read full story

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Whither Mobile telecom industry?

Views:543 | Comments:2 | Author:V Sridhar & Venkatesh | Posted on June 29, 2010

Global capex spend on telecom declined by almost 6% in 2009 and mayhit a bottom in 2010.
The service providers in the advanced markets, hit by drop in consumer spending, have cut down or post.. Read full story

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Child undernutrition underestimated?

Views:336 | Comments:3 | Author:R Gaiha, R Jha & V S Kulkarni | Posted on June 23, 2010

Poverty is multi-dimensional and money-metric indicators such as minimum income or expenditure cannot adequately capture all these dimensions.
Attention has therefore shifted to other indicators.. Read full story


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