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India real trailblazer when it comes to financial inclusion: US

Praising Indian Government’s efforts to bring people under banking network and linking them with the electronic payment system, a top Obama …

Yuan makes its first market move

China sprung a surprise on world markets last week. The Chinese currency renminbi (less formally known as yuan) lost its value against the U.S. …

E-commerce industry makes $1.2m revenue in every 30 seconds

The global e-commerce industry generates over $1.2 million revenue in every 30 seconds with Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter contributing $5,483, …

Debating the conversion conundrum

Sometimes as I watch TV, I feel a sense of despair. One sees public debates which are not truly public. In fact, one wonders whether they are even …

What deters investment in India today?

An explanation for the slow growth rate of manufacturing in India, as recently offered by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), runs in …

This one chart starkly explains why India needs foreign investment in defence

Even by the ritualistic standards of Indian politics, it’s become a well-oiled ceremony—any proposal for change in the status quo of India’s defence procurement or manufacturing is immediately met with cries of protest.<p>Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget proposal to raise the limit of foreign …

Squaring the poverty circle

The Rangarajan expert group on poverty measurement has done a great deal of hard and useful work. In its recent report, the group probes a wide range …

A new beginning with Nepal

No two neighbouring countries enjoy a more intimate and a more complex relationship than India and Nepal. India is where Nepalis come to study, work, …

It’s not the toilets, silly!

The latest sport in the Utterly Backward state also called Uttar Pradesh seems to be stringing women up trees after criminally assaulting them and …

A history of wrongs against women

Many around the world know Asma Jahangir to be Pakistan’s gutsiest woman and one of the foremost human rights lawyers in the world. She has been …

Seven steps to an economic rebalancing

The analogy of what might happen to an aircraft when it suddenly drops from 40,000 feet to 20,000 feet in a matter of seconds is one that lends …