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SocGen Models A Chinese Hard-Landing; Sees The S&P Crashing 60%

Now that even permabulls are openly discussing a recession as a possibility for the US economy, a comparable and far more dire scenario is making the …

Rump stake

IN THE beauty contest among big emerging markets, India has a fair claim to the crown. Growth is above 7%, inflation below 5%. Interest rates are …

Public Sector

How The RSS Tried To Rewrite History On Godse And Gandhi - And We Bought It

It has been almost 70 years since the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The day is observed sombrely every year, but if we are to honour the father of …

India

Is Cook next in line to bite the dust?

England are now in a situation where a change of captaincy in the middle of the Ashes series seems probable<p>"Now playing on the ECB's top 40, at No. …

Gayle and KP: dissimilar rebels

Both come with big egos and truckloads of controversy, but where Gayle's opponent has been the WICB, Pietersen's run-ins with his team-mates leave a …

One year on, here’s how India’s economy has changed under Narendra Modi

On May 26, 2014, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi began his term in office amid great expectations.<p>Corporates, economists, and investors were betting on big bang reforms, which would kick-start growth.<p>The jury is still out on the economic achievements of his first year in power, the Modi …

India

QE4: How the Fed Will "Save" the Global Monetary System

QE4: How the Fed Will Once Again "Save" the Global Monetary System<p><i>[Ed. Note: Below is the full transcript of our friend Richard Duncan’s May 12</i> …

9 Reasons Why Oil Prices May Be Headed For A Bust

Though the U.S. shale oil boom of the past several years has led to a renewed surge of domestic oil production as well as an oil glut, crude oil prices have remained stubbornly high. There are a growing number of reasons, however, why crude oil prices are likely to finally experience a bust in the …

The cost of traffic jams

FEW things unite cultures more than the frustration of sitting in a line of stationary traffic, with no discernible reason for the blockage and no …

खाने की वजह से हुई दुनिया के सबसे मोटे व्यक्ति की मौत

रिकी नापुती, जिसे दुनिया के सबसे मोटे व्‍यक्ति के रूप में जाना जाता था, जरूरत से ज्‍यादा खाने की आदत के कारण अब इस दुनिया में नहीं रहा. जिस वक्‍त …

15 Maps That Don't Explain the Middle East at All

The region as it never was, could have been, and sort of is<p>Violent upheaval in the Middle East has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to …

Here’s What Wall Street Bulls Were Saying In December 2007: Read And Take Cover!

<i>By David Stockman</i><i>, Budget Director under President Reagan and author of the bestseller,</i> The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in …

DIVINE STORY OF THE MARRIAGE OF SRINIVASA TO DEVI PADMAVATHI …

DIVINE STORY OF THE MARRIAGE OF SRINIVASA TO DEVI PADMAVATHI & THE LOAN OF KUBERA TO BE PAID TILL END OF KALIYUGA !!!<p>THE STORY OF SRINIVASA KALYANAM<p>Once upon a time the rishi Bhrigu went to Vikuntha, the abode of Sriman Narayana. Lord Vishnu was reposing at that time with Mother Lakshmi and was not quick enough to greet the rishi. Bhrigu became so angry at this perceived slight done to him that he kicked the Lord on his chest, the abode of Mother Lakshmi.<p>She was stunned and was very angry that …

These 23 Charts Prove That Stocks Are Heading For A Devastating Crash

Following the bull market pattern of the past five years, the U.S. stock market continues to climb to new highs while shaking off all reasons for pessimism as well as the warnings of skeptics. Stock market bulls are becoming increasingly brazen as they drive the market to nosebleed heights, which …

Inside the Network18 takeover

<b>Mumbai:</b> The board meeting of Network18 Media and Investments Ltd in Delhi on 27 May was supposed to be a humdrum affair, as most such meetings are, …

Modi faces tough task kick-starting investment | Financial Times

A challenging to-do list awaits Narendra Modi once he is sworn in on Monday evening as India’s prime minister, in front of the colonial-era splendour …

India

Finally, a Plausible Scenario of What Happened to Flight 370

Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a father-of-three, was said to be a 'fanatical' supporter of the country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim - jailed for …

How To Deal With The Scary 1929 Parallel Chart

<b>Pay Attention, Then Adjust As Needed</b><p>Tuesday's gain of 19 points in the S&P 500 is a good example of markets showing observable improvement before a …

Why Singapore's Economy Is Heading For An Iceland-Style Meltdown

In 2007, Iceland was celebrated for attaining the world’s highest standard of living according to the U.N.’s annual Human Development Index report. In less than a generation, the tiny North Atlantic island had transformed from a traditional fishing and tourism-based economic backwater into a …

Why oil prices plunged today and could keep falling

Oil prices plummeted today after reports of a two-week halt to protests that have blocked Libyan crude exports, and an economic slowdown in China. The plunge reflects the primary role of local politics and economics—in China, Libya, Nigeria, Iran and elsewhere beyond—in determining oil prices. It …

Oil

The other 'taper' that could hit Treasurys

Fixed-income investors remain transfixed on Treasury yields, trying to second guess when the Federal Reserve might look to rein in its bond-buying …

India Is Working On A Big Plan To Boost The Rupee

Demand at government bond auctions is up after months of failed auctions, the Wall Street Journal reported.<p>The rupee has gained nearly 9.2% since lows in the beginning of September. But it is still over 16% lower than last year.<p>In an effort to drum up enthusiasm among foreign investors, the …

Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations

China has been living up to those expectations. But many have questioned whether Russia, Brazil, and India deserve to be part of the group. In the recent past, experts argued that Russia and India should be replaced by Indonesia.<p>And in a Wall Street Journal column in August, O'Neill argued that …

Amid Economic Distress, India Gains The Most Uber-Wealthy Among BRICS

In the midst of much economic dreariness comes the surprising news that India has the highest proportion of women millionaires in the world, 16% of the Indian total. The country’s 1,250 women multi-millionaires and billionaires have a combined wealth of $95 billion, as per the 2013 wealth report by …

The protectionism that wasn't

“WHEN it comes to international trade, actually it’s not the Great Depression, it’s worse.” So said Paul Krugman in 2009. Global markets were …

Rising interest rates are already slowing down the engine of the US economic recovery

The evidence has been mounting for a while, but it now seems pretty clear: Rising interest rates appear to be hurting America’s appetite for home loans.<p>Mortgage bankers in the US reported that the number of home loan applications fell 13.5% last week over the week before (the chart above shows a …

Economics