Monthly Archives: August 2013

India GDP continues slowdown; Spain youth joblessness at 56%; Australian aborigines have a dream, too

1 India GDP continues slowdown (BBC) India’s economy continues to slowdown according to the latest government figures. For the April-to-June quarter, it grew at a rate of 4.4%, compared with the same period in the previous year. It was a … Continue reading

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US growth revised up; India’s salvation lies at home; India’s war on its women

1 US growth revised up (BBC) The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.5% in the second quarter of the year, the Commerce Department said in revised figures. That was more than double the pace recorded in the … Continue reading

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India, the wounded Asian Tiger; Emerging stocks’ emerging problems; More Americans living alone

1 India, the wounded Asian Tiger (Khaleej Times) The Asian Tiger’s roar that once had the West sitting up and taking notice not so very long ago has been muted and India is now licking its wounds. The rupee is … Continue reading

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Economy is recovering, pay isn’t; Strikes roil South Africa economy; India, Pakistan and the economic theory of democracy

1 Economy is recovering, pay isn’t (Andrew S Ross in San Francisco Chronicle) You’re going to have to be patient. Very patient. The wage “stagnation” workers are experiencing even as the economy and job numbers continue to improve is going to … Continue reading

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India is latest boom-to-bust story; US to hit debt ceiling in October; The out-of-control Indian farm; Debt drags on China’s growth

1 India is latest boom-to-bust story (Jayati Ghosh in The Guardian) So now India is the latest casualty among emerging economies. Over the past 10 days, the rupee has slid to its lowest-ever rate, and the Indian economy may well … Continue reading

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Shares surge as Ballmer quits Microsoft; India’s urge for smaller states; Why Nokia may leave India

1 Shares surge as Ballmer quits Microsoft (Rory Carroll in The Guardian) Microsoft has stepped into a new and uncertain era with the announcement that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, triggering a search for a successor to take over … Continue reading

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Greece on course for third bailout; Miracles unlikely for India in short term; Connectivity as a universal right; Being proactive after job loss; One millionth child refugee leaves Syria

1 Greece on course for third bailout (Heather Stewart in The Guardian) Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, is the latest senior politician to concede that Greece may yet need a third bailout, casting a shadow over news that eurozone … Continue reading

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