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More uncertainties ahead for global economy

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BusinessLine The year 2018 was characterised by geopolitical risks, protectionism and sanctions. In the current year all the uncertainties and risks are spilling over, with greater vigour, creating headwinds for the markets. Commodities including energy, metal... More »

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How dollar became king of global finance

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BusinessLine India and Japan have agreed to raise the value of currency swap from the $50 billion (agreed in 2013) to $75 billion during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Japan on October 28-29. This means India can now readily borrow up to $75 b... More »

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Did developing countries recover from the global crisis?

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BusinessLine We are nearing the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the US that sparked a Global Financial Crisis, affecting every economy in significant ways. That crisis generated extraordinary monetary policy responses in the advanced ec... More »

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Take care, there is a global care crisis

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BusinessLine Would you care elaborating? The world is going to face a severe shortage of care workers unless policymakers sit up and take note, and invest more — preferably double the funds earmarked for the care sector, according to a recent assessment from t... More »

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Global excellence can be a ‘steel’

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BusinessLine India’s growing economic dynamism requires a productive and best-in-class steel industry that will help push growth to the 8-10 per cent region. On one hand, we are seeing tempering of demand in countries such as China, slow abatement of global ov... More »

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Main-streaming blockchains in global trade

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BusinessLine Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), a concept of recording and sharing data across multiple data stores, or ledgers as they are popularly called, is an idea whose time has come. The concept of DLT was introduced through block chains in the famous... More »

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The true face of the global recovery

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BusinessLine The global economy, the soothsayers would have it, is riding the back of a recovery. Growth is seen as having consolidated in the US, picked up remarkably in Europe, and returned, after a minor blip, in China and India. Encouraged by these signs, ... More »

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The limping growth in global goods and services trade

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BusinessLine This year, the voices from Davos, Switzerland, were all upbeat about the world economy. This is not new: for some time now, notwithstanding the gloomy reality, leaders of major countries, along with representatives of large international organisat... More »