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China sets 7.5% growth target; Global PC shipments fall 10%; Stalked by an online supermarket; A T-shirt revolution to help Pakistan; ‘Singapore must avoid over-spending folly’

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How a country becomes rich; Emirates’ plan to be biggest airline by 2020; Failure of India’s isolationism

1 How a country becomes rich (Linda Yueh on BBC) How does a country become rich? Singapore is one of only a handful of countries to have managed it in the past half century. A colonial outpost now has the … Continue reading

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Don’t tell anyone, but the stimulus worked; What if the US falls off the fiscal cliff; Greek economy may shrink 25% in 2014; The ‘isms’ of yesterday

1 Don’t tell anyone, but the stimulus worked (The New York Times) The reputation of the stimulus is meticulously restored from shabby to skillful in Michael Grunwald’s important new book, “The New New Deal.” His findings will come as a … Continue reading

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Buffet fails to beat S&P 500; India’s new ultra-cheap car; Iceland realty melts 65%; Pay cuts for Singapore leaders; Urban India drowns in excreta

1 San Francisco Chronicle reporting Warren Buffet could not beat S&P 500 for 2011. Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who has highlighted his record of beating the market when stocks languish, oversaw a decline last year as the Standard & … 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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