The globally-rising prices claimed its first high-profile victim last week — Tunisian President Zein al-Abideen Bin Ali, who had to flee the North African country following inflation riots. Read more
Wearing my business journalist cap, I went to meet him on matters economic — the G20 that I track very intensively, the threat to economic growth, the danger of inflation, land acquisition and so on. But Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the government’s No. 1 trouble shooter and I brought him to Ayodhya. Read more
The two questions almost everyone has been asking me since October 2008: how long; how deep? That is, for how long will the ongoing global meltdown continue; and how bad will it get? In other words, when will this insecurity over our jobs, our income streams, our businesses, our investments end; and how much lower will asset prices of properties and stocks fall? Read more
How did the Hong Kong market move this morning?
Is Bank of England going to cut interest rates?
Will GM get the bailout package in the US? Read more