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If economists failed us, where are the fresh voices?; India threatened by Maoists; Sudan v/s South Sudan; India slips on spirituality; Infy’s woes

1 If economists have failed us, where are the fresh voices? (The Guardian) At the start of the banking crisis, the air was thick with the sound of lachrymose economists. How did they miss the biggest crash since 1929? Professors … Continue reading

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Bankocracy in Britain; Sarkozy sees two Europes; Coming Asian crunch; No birthday bash for Delhi; India economy distressed; Asia fears capital flight

1 The Guardian on bankocracy in Britain. The national interest. It’s a phrase we’ve heard a lot recently. David Cameron promised to defend it before flying off last week to Brussels. The national interest he saw as threatened by Europe … Continue reading

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Car sales transform India; Online speech faces assault; Job-loss is fastest-growing fear; Britain’s EU isolation; The divide in Russia

1 The San Francisco Chronicle on car sales transforming India. Little is changing modern India more than the spread of cars, a four-wheeled reflection of its economic transformation and a window into the aspirations of the new Indian middle class. … Continue reading

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Russia a ‘rentier’ state; ‘Fat tax’ to fund health care; Singapore fears property crash; $12t equity gap for cos; Great Indian Bustard’s last stand

1 The Khaleej Times on Russia rotting in some ways and getting wealthy otherwise. The winner of Sunday’s legislative election in Russia was a foregone conclusion: United Russia, organised by Vladimir Putin. Likewise, there is no doubt that Putin himself … Continue reading

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How euro crisis bites Britain; Delhi difficult place for poor girls; Big banks shrink staff; Anti-Putin voices rise; Britain’s zombie debtors

1 The New York Times on Britain suffering as a bystander to the Euro crisis. No matter what happens at the European summit meeting on the euro in Brussels, Britain is sure to lose. There is looming recognition at 10 … Continue reading

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