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Shanghai_Pudong_Jan_2_2014 Courtesy: Wikipedia
21 January 2016

Interpreting China’s economic challenge

Low GDP growth numbers and the tumbling Shanghai Composite are not enough to judge China’s economic management strategy. It is the long-term, structural, and geoeconomic challenges that will determine the country’s economic future

rupees-435450_1280 Courtesy: Pixabay
21 January 2016

Silver lining to India’s trade blues

India’s merchandise exports have now contracted for 13 months in a row, reflecting the global slowdown and impact of China’s economic recalibration. But, therein lay new opportunities and challenges for India’s economic diplomacy

Tehran nuclear deal Courtesy: Zuma Press
6 April 2015

The rebirth of Iran through diplomacy

The JCPA between Iran and the P5+1 countries is being welcomed positively in Iran. President Rouhani was elected in 2013 on a platform to to improve Iran's relations with the world and majority of Iranians wait anxiously for the improved socio-economic benefits that will follow

Lagarde 2 Courtesy: IMF
19 March 2015

IMF, RBI and interest rates

The IMF’s 2014 review has some good GDP news but its reservations on interest rates bears closer attention. It can take 32 months for the effects of a an interest rate cut to be felt. What does this mean for the Indian economy?

SAARC Courtesy:
2 March 2015

An Indian democracy template for SAARC?

Indian foreign secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to SAARC countries from March 1 is an opportunity to examine the political trajectories in the region. While democracy in some countries like Sri Lanka is on an upswing, in others, like Bangladesh, it is in decline. With China’s growing economic influence in South Asia, can Indian democracy be an effective counterpoint?

modi-swearingin Courtesy: wikimediacommons
19 June 2014

Time for a new impetus

The recent election of Narendra Modi as prime minister of India has raised much international attention. This article includes some reflections of what this entails for Latin America, drawing partly from Jorge Heine's book 'La Nueva India'

India_Farming Courtesy: Ananth BS/wikimedia commons
2 June 2014

Reforming India’s agriculture sector

India has resisted agricultural mitigation in global climate negotiations. Climate change has adversely affected the farm sector that employs about half of the nation’s workforce. Can India solve its ongoing agricultural problems without addressing mitigation concerns?

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