Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the international system when his government blackmailed the Doha round of the World Trade Organisation by saying, in effect, “give us a permanent food security solution or we will block the unrelated trade facilitation agreement (TFA).” Read more

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Scotch succession seems particularly peculiar to most outsiders because the supposed grievances of the Scottish nationalists are so, on examination, meager. Read more

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The first three taxis I took in London this week were driven by South Asians — and they each provided an interesting sense of how India is perceived by its own diaspora and those of neighbouring states. Read more

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The tale of Narendra Modi and the United States is also a parable of how the relationship between the two countries requires constant work. Read more

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Everyone in New Delhi knew that the first strategic dialogue between India and the US under Secretary of State John Kerry was going to be a testy affair. Read more

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Standard and Poor’s changed the outlook on India’s credit rating to negative, but kept the rating at BBB. This is just above junk, but the highest India’s been in a while. Read more

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Earlier this week, Brussels was cool, sunny and sweating about the future of the euro. The first meeting of the European leaders on Monday produced so few firm conclusions that the chairman of the board of one of Germany’s largest financial firms grumbled, “I am very surprised the markets did not react badly.” Read more

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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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Indians take deserving pride in their space programme – the odd failed rocket launch notwithstanding. Read more

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Several years ago a young US diplomat told me, “Wherever in the world I’ve been posted, I always found that the British had been there before me.” Read more

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