Vikrant Chandragiri

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A US trade war with Turkey over a little known pastor? Don’t believe a word of it

It needs a stroke of genius to soften the heart for poor old Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Those of us who have always believed that Erdogan is a bit off his …

Middle East

Amazon Has a New Rival in India, and It Isn’t Walmart

Jeff Bezos, meet Mukesh Ambani.<p>It’s time the Amazon.com Inc. boss took notice of his real rival in India, the only billion-strong consumer market open to Western tech firms. While Walmart Inc.’s acquisition this year of Flipkart Online Services Pvt., a homegrown e-tailer, might have given the …

eCommerce

Turkey Is Following a Familiar Emerging-Market Script

As it happens, I went to Turkey this past week for a wedding, rather than to watch an economic disaster unfold. But as luck would have it, I got to do the latter. Just as I arrived the Turkish lira’s value against the U.S. dollar was plunging by more than 20 percent:<p>A Crisis Profile<p>Turkish lira to …

Stock Markets

Chicago McDonald's by Ross Barney Architects draws comparisons to Apple stores

Fast-food chain McDonald's has replaced its iconic restaurant in Chicago with a building by Ross Barney Architects that is "unlike any in the …

Architecture

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

<b>THERE’S SOMETHING IRRESISTIBLE</b> about a clash of titans. The fate of the world hung in the balance during the Cold War standoff between the U.S. and …

China

The reason Turkey's economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings

What if Turkey collapses?<p>It's not outside the realm of possibility. Turkey's currency is in free fall. Inflation is at 15% and climbing. The Turkish economy could enter a recession. The US has imposed economic sanctions on the country because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to hand over an …

Middle East

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

The mystery of Russia’s missing wealth shows how Putin retains his power

Russia is a nuclear power. But an economic power it is not. Last year, the country’s GDP totaled around $1.6 trillion, less than that of the state of Texas. Nor is its wealth growing: Russia’s GDP in 2017 was smaller than it was in 2013, adjusting for price changes.<p>And yet there’s no question of …

Russia

Air India was once the company that inspired Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific

In the early 1970s, the government of Singapore, led by prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, had a great idea. In order to attract investment into the little island nation, it thought of starting an international airline that would act as a kind of flying advertisement for Singapore and its world-class …

India

How to protect your investments in a currency war

Last week, Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel said, “A few months of turbulence are already behind us. It looks like this is going to …

Investing

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

Media Industry

Saudi Arabia Planned to Invade Qatar Last Summer. Rex Tillerson’s Efforts to Stop It May Have Cost Him His Job.

Thirteen hours before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson learned from the presidential Twitter feed that he was being fired, he did something that …

Saudi Arabia

Lutyens Media is the drummer boy for Rahul Gandhi

Share Email<p>It’s without bitterness or rancour that I point out how the rotten media—both Indian and Western—keeps the “Dead Man Walking,” that is, …

India

FX traders tell us why they're still talking about Nigel Farage and the 'crackpot lunatic conspiracy theory' of a massive short against the pound on the night of the Brexit vote

LONDON — As the EU Referendum approached in 2016, foreign currency traders knew they were looking at a "multi big fig" day. The beauty of June 23 from a trader's perspective was that whichever way the vote went, it would move the pound against the dollar dramatically — "multiple big figures" — and …

Markets

Opinion | Metals are first victims of the trade war, many will follow

The first telltale sign of trade war stress on the global economy is now visible.<p>Copper prices, which were trading at four-year highs a month ago, …

Economy

I traced missile casings in Syria back to their original sellers, so it’s time for the west to reveal who they sell arms to

Readers, a small detective story. Note down this number: MFG BGM-71E-1B. And this number: STOCK NO 1410-01-300-0254. And this code: DAA A01 C-0292. I …

Middle East

Bitcoin is more like gold than a currency

Since the total number of Bitcoins that can be created is finite, it is inherently deflationary, meaning it has a positive expected return, like …

India launches billion dollar cell phone shakedown

Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<p>Something about India’s telecom sector attracts its grasping state like a bee to honey. Most companies in the space have …

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

The Workplace

To see why Trump’s tariffs have hit a Chinese nerve, read history | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Donald Trump’s tariff war against China (and other parts of the globe) is not the first time the terms of trade have shaped China’s relationship with …

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy<p>He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its …

Donald Trump

Israel's Campaign to Break the Iranian-Russian Alliance in Syria

Since Iran and Russia reached an agreement in the summer of 2015 to coordinate a military campaign to save the regime of Syria's dictator, that war has held together an unholy alliance of those three states. It worked. Bashar al-Assad has withstood the uprising.<p>Now, as that war comes to a close, …

Middle East

Why Modi government deserves huge applause for the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code

"A tough bankruptcy code, chastened banks and probity in Delhi have dealt a blow to cronyism"

Foster + Partners unveils sustainable masterplan for India's new state capital

Foster + Partners has moved one step closer to creating the new Indian state capital of Amaravati—a city that’s projected to be “one of the most …

balKonzept Design balcony table - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

Make The Most Of Your Small Balcony – Top 15 Accessories ← Back to article<p>Make The Most Of Your Small Balcony – Top 15 Accessories<p>balKonzept Design …

Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It

After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to organic modernism in Austin.<p>During their 15 years of marriage, Chris and Julie Hill have lived in many homes, most of them large and traditional. But it wasn’t until after they retired and changed cities that they …

Trump’s World-Leader Buddy Is Starting to Regret It

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wooed the new American president harder than anyone. But his bet on Trump is not looking so hot today.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s Shinzo Abe probably embraced Donald Trump faster, and with more warmth, than any other foreign leader after the reality-TV star shocked the world …

North Korea

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus is an indoor/outdoor dream office

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, California, aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across …

Mumbai beach goes from dump to turtle hatchery in two years

Hatchlings from a vulnerable turtle species have been spotted for the first time in decades on a Mumbai beach that was rejuvenated in the past two years by a massive volunteer cleanup operation.<p>At least 80 Olive Ridley turtles have made their way into the Arabian Sea from nests on the southern end …

Turtles