Monthly Archives: August 2015

Japan industrial production slips; China woe ‘broader than expected’; Malaysia protests recipe for chaos

1 Japan industrial production slips (Straits Times) Japan’s industrial production unexpectedly fell in July, sapping a rebound in the economy from a slump last quarter. Output fell 0.6 per cent from June, when it increased 1.1 percent, the trade ministry … Continue reading

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Brazil in recession as GDP plunges; No, China economy is not on verge of collapse; Challenges of doing business in India

1 Brazil in recession as GDP plunges 1.9% (San Francisco Chronicle) The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil’s economy, with the government reporting that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again … Continue reading

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Worst monthly fall for FTSE 100 since 2012; Africa uneasy as China turmoil pricks investment boom; Why India needs new debate on caste quotas

1 Worst monthly fall for FTSE 100 since 2012 (David Hellier & Katie Allen in The Guardian) Chill economic winds from China have left the FTSE 100 nursing its worst monthly losses since May 2012 after a week that saw … Continue reading

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Ghosts of deflation back to haunt us; One in 65 UK adults a millionaire; Chaos to confidence through strategic planning

1 Ghosts of deflation back to haunt us (Lim Say Boon in Straits Times) The ghosts of deflation past have returned to haunt global stock markets. The casualties have spread from other emerging markets to China and, now, the developed … Continue reading

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China can ride out this crisis, but we are on course for another; Protests, clashes in India for job reservations; Art as a country’s heartbeat

1 China can ride out this crisis, but we are on course for another (Seumas Milne in The Guardian) Seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers brought down the global financial system and plunged half the world into a … Continue reading

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Asia stock sell-off continues; China 2015: Beware the links with 1929; Indian, Muslim and female

1 Asia stock sell-off continues (BBC) Asian shares have opened lower again as concerns over China’s slowing growth continue to haunt investors. Chinese mainland shares have fallen more 16% since the beginning of the week, sending shockwaves through global markets. … Continue reading

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Market panic shows what happens when stimulants wear off; The great fall of China explained; Rival Koreas find a way out of disaster

1 Market panic shows what happens when stimulants wear off (Larry Elliott in The Guardian) Financial markets have gone cold turkey. For the past seven years, they have been given regular doses of strong and dangerous narcotics. The threat that … Continue reading

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