Category Archives: India

The price of marriage in China; When dad is absent; ‘Decline’ of India Muslims

1 The price of marriage in China (Brook Larmer in The New York Times) Three decades of combustive economic growth have reshaped the landscape of marriage in China. A generation ago, China was one of the world’s most equal nations, … Continue reading

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Thomas Cook axes 2,500 jobs; When reading declines; City with the world’s worst air quality

1 Thomas Cook axes 2,500 jobs (Rupert Neate in The Guardian) Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, is cutting 2,500 British jobs and closing 195 of its high street travel agencies. Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook’s Europe and UK chief … Continue reading

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Italy vote rattles Europe; In India, missing school to work in mines; Will new technology mean end of cash?

1 Italy vote rattles Europe (Alessandra Galloni & Giada Zampano in The Wall Street Journal) In a national election meant to push Italy further down a path of economic reform, voters delivered political gridlock that could once again rattle Europe’s … Continue reading

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India banks feel the heat; Why some kids can handle the pressure; Fewer marriages in South Africa

1 India banks feel the heat (Kunal Kumar Kundu in The Wall Street Journal) Indian banks’ non-performing assets are on the rise. The sector is feeling the effects of slowing economic growth, a tight monetary policy regime, and the stalling … Continue reading

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In hard economy, it’s brutal for the older; Glum forecast for Jap tech giants; Rutted road ahead for Rahul Gandhi; Facebook turns nine

1 In hard economy, it’s brutal for the older (Katherine Rampell in The New York Times) In the current listless economy, every generation has a claim to having been most injured. But the Labor Department’s latest jobs snapshot and other … Continue reading

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Commerzbank plans 6,000 job cuts; Spain young jobless rate at 55%; China’s influence in Africa; Common capital of India and Pakistan; Yes, paved yards are illegal

1 Commerzbank plans 6,000 job cuts (BBC) Germany’s second-biggest lender Commerzbank is planning to cut as many as 6,000 jobs, or more than 10% of its workforce. The bank said it wants to cut between 4,000 and 6,000 full-time employees … Continue reading

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India minister to Europe: Get your act together; IMF sees global recovery ‘weakening’; Competitors at Apple’s heels; Share of US workers in union at 97-year low; Lloyds job cuts reach 38,000

1 India minister to Europe: Get your act together (Natasha Brereton-Fukui & PR Venkat in The Wall Street Journal) India’s finance minister criticized euro-zone members for not being on the same page on tackling the region’s debt crisis, saying that … Continue reading

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