Monthly Archives: December 2012

Apocalypse avoided, but 2013 will be no picnic; UN wants India to protect women; Wasted life of India gang-rape victim

1 Apocalypse avoided, but 2013 will be no picnic (Ha-Joon Chang in The Guardian) The world did not end this year, as some people thought it would following a Mayan prophecy, but it seems pretty certain that next year is … Continue reading

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For workers, hard year of slog in 2013; China orders — Visit your parents; India — Another day, another rape; How much more can India take?

1 For workers, hard year of slog in 2013 (The Guardian) Workers can expect longer hours, a continued squeeze on pay and fewer jobs being created in a “hard year of slog” in 2013, a report has warned. Job insecurity … Continue reading

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German austerity may beggar Europe; South Korea cuts growth forecast; A year to forget for India Inc

1 German austerity may beggar Europe (Costas Lapavitsas in The Guardian) Has the eurozone crisis ended? Many politicians in Europe, including France’s president Francois Hollande, seem to think so. Well, not so fast. Far from ending, the crisis is yet … Continue reading

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Clueless eurozone; Top three economies to stay atop for a decade; The beast in Delhi’s belly; A thousand road deaths in SA holiday season

1 Clueless eurozone (MN Hebbar in Khaleej Times) As European leaders go home for the Christmas festivities, they would take back with them memories of the role played by Germany in moderating the course of the debt crisis throughout the … Continue reading

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World Bank ups China forecast; Attempting to be ‘Credible India’; Losing the polio battle

1 World Bank ups China forecast (BBC) The World Bank has raised its growth forecast for China, saying stimulus measures and approval of infrastructure projects will help boost growth. It added that the pick-up in factory output and investment “suggested … Continue reading

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Brics plateau, new-wave economies soar; After 1781, British monarch attends cabinet; What drives suicidal mass killers; Dead man Bryan tells his tale to all smokers; After 14 years, Nokia is toppled

1 Brics plateau, new-wave economies soar (Larry Elliott in The Guardian) They are big. They have young and growing populations. They have invested in infrastructure and education. And they are growing at the sort of rates that make them the … Continue reading

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ECB chief sees economic weakness continuing; Some banks too big to jail?; America’s terrible trillion; India slashes growth forecast

1 ECB chief sees economic weakness continuing (Graeme Wearden in The Guardian) ECB president Mario Draghi began his appearance at the European Parliament by warning that the economic conditions in Europe are tricky and will remain so for some time. … Continue reading

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