Pratish Upmanyu

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Why Modi needs Swamy as much as India needs Rajan

OPEN TO OPINION<p>One wishes the national debate revolved around specific allegations, not competencies of either individual.<p>POLITICS<p>| 7-minute read | …

With Hillary Clinton shifting her attention to November, her foreign policy experience moves to the forefront

As Hillary Clinton moves to become the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major US political party, she may find herself drawing on a previous position as she appeals to voters.<p>As Clinton contrasts herself with presumptive Republican opponent Donald Trump, she's often done so in the …

Tanking

Last Monday was all too typical of this year’s stock-market mayhem. Although a rally at the end of the previous week had raised investors’ hopes, the major indexes opened down and slid lower as the day progressed. By the market’s close, the S. & P. 500 had dropped 1.56 per cent, leaving it down …

In truth the west failed to learn from the 2008 crash. Any economic ‘recovery’ was built on asset bubbles<p>The US stock market has just had the worst start to a year in its history. At the same time, European and Japanese stock markets have lost around 10% and 15% of their values respectively; the …

Economics

Indian middle class is 24 million, not 264 million: Credit Suisse

• India accounts for 3% of the global middle class with 23.6 million people.<br>• It has the lowest threshold for a person to be considered middle class with …

The Mystery 'Hindu Monk' Who Built Himself A Billion-Dollar Empire

This man was a monk for 12 years, and now owns one of the most successful energy drink companies in the world. His current net worth is $4 billion. …

The stock market is a 'dangerous casino' that's disconnected from the real economy

While I think the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey isn't worth the paper it's manipulated on, it did take a drastic turn for the worse.<p>So doing, it thereby monkey-hammered the recovery narrative of the Keynesian chorus on Wall Street and at the Fed.<p>In fact, the alleged 245,000 …

This investment banking veteran found midas touch in Indian ecommerce

For 27 years, Falguni Nayar worked hard to become one of the most successful investment bankers. And it paid off. After graduating from the Indian …

China's collapsing housing market is a massive threat to the economy

China's economy grew at its slowest rate in 24 years in 2014, just 7.4%. Its stock market has fallen around 40% since hitting multi-year highs in mid-June. And the government is burning through cash reserves to prop it up. China's debt is also twice the size of its GDP.<p>Now it looks like we can add …

9 economists whose ideas are changing the world

We’re living in the age of the rock star academic.<p>Everyone is trying to make sense of financial crises and the old economics textbooks don’t work so …

Local funds key to shielding India from China swings: Tata Asset Management

Foreign investors’ sway over Indian stocks is set to wane as local mutual funds take a bigger slice of the $1.4 trillion market, providing a buffer …

Portland hails Narendra Modi's push to make India a 'Soft Power'

Surviving the Lalit Modi storm: Narendra Modi can pull up Sushma Swaraj, but not Raje

Much nuance, even commonsense, is being sacrificed in the way Narendra Modi's political opponents and even the media are dealing with the fallout of …

In the Footsteps of Gandhi