Latin America: 3% projected GDP growth in 2013

According to the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Latin American region is expected to grow at 3% in 2013. Although the growth appears modest, it is not bad given the GDP contraction in the Eurozone in the past two years and the lower growth rates in the rest of the world


The Aditya Birla Group in Latin America

The Aditya Birla Group has emerged as the Indian company with the largest annual business turnover in Latin America. Having made significant investments in the manufacture of aluminium, carbon black and viscose yarn, the Group is now exploring newer areas for investment


The broken window theory for Mumbai

The evident degradation of public areas in India is not unlike the crime-ridden, slovenly New York City of 30 years past. Maybe it’s worth a calibrated try for India to adopt socialist James Q. Wilson’s argument that one broken window means all the windows will be broken, and crime will escalate from there.


RBI chief Subbarao signs off

The outgoing Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, D. Subbarao, delivered his last speech – the Nani Palkhiwala memorial lecture – as the head of the country’s central bank on August 29. Aditya Phatak blogs about how he combined tough talk and confession with balance and political sagacity



Badi Soch: Worsening the chaos in Syria?

This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy events. This Badi Soch deliberates on the repercussions of the U.S.' inclination for a military intervention in Syria


Badi Soch: Behind the CIA-Iran revelations

This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy events. This Badi Soch deliberates on the timing of the CIA’s admission of involvement in overthrowing Iran’s Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 and the implications of this disclosure



Badi Soch: Rouhani the moderate?

This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy events. Today’s focus is on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s claims of being a moderate and pragmatic figure


Brazil: Why protests will persist

Though Brazil is a vibrant democracy, grievances over inadequate provision of public services and government overspending will not be resolved quickly due to the political disconnect with the needs of the people. Fernando Veloso blogs about the possible determinants and consequences of the protests