The BRIC report of Goldman Sachs is one of those fortuitous bits of timing. It came out just when the emerging economies became investment material, at least for those seeking a higher rate of return. Read more

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It is not merely that cricket is popular in India, it is that it dominates organized sports in the country in a manner that few sports dominate any large country in the world. Read more

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Japan is on the nuclear brink, the jasmine revolution is withering and the Indian parliament is in an uproar over a Wikileak document about how money was used to buy votes in favour of the Indo-US nuclear deal. Having immersed myself all day in these issues, I will write about something completely different. Read more

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In the Zone

In the capital of Western Australia for my second stint at the local university’s In the Zone conference, I’m reminded again how much the country’s only Indian Ocean facing state is determined to seek a worldview distinct from that of the more populous bits of Australia that face the Pacific. Read more

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Indian finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee, presented a budget for fiscal 2011-12 that carried an embedded message: it’s inflation, stupid. Rising prices are India’s number one economic and political problem. Read more

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