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37% Poverty and a Space Programme

Alistair Dutton was previously Humanitarian Director for Caritas Internationalis, the global confederation of 164 Catholic aid agencies. He has worked in the development aid sector in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 599 more words


Narendra Modi just cracked India's economy open a tiny bit more

Minutes into his budget speech, India’s finance minister all but declared victory. “The credibility of the Indian economy has been re-established,” Arun Jaitley said. “The world is predicting that it is India’s chance to fly.” 1,313 more words

When China speak the West should listen

BEIJING: Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis… 265 more words


India Proposes Monetizing Gold, Introducing Sovereign Gold Bond

India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Saturday proposed that India introduce a scheme to monetize gold and introduce a sovereign gold bond.

The proposal came while presenting the Indian government’s full-year budget on Saturday in Parliament. 87 more words

Emerging Markets

Vladimir Putin: Chess Master or Warlord?

After spending 16 years as an officer in the KGB, Vladimir Putin is the current president of the Russian Federation. In Canada, and the rest of the western world, we’re being told that Putin is leading Russia into an economic recession, and that his actions in Ukraine are acts of war. 748 more words

RT: India to negotiate free trade zone with Russia-led Customs Union

Published time: February 26, 2015 11:30
Edited time: February 26, 2015 12:09

Reuters/Ahmad Masood

India is to start negotiating a free trade agreement with the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan within the next six months, Indian Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry Rajeev Kher has said. 203 more words


Diverging Emerging Markets: Impacts of the Emerging World’s Geopolitics

“Emerging” economies, initially intended as a euphemism for third-world countries, soon became fashionable parlance in globalized business, economics, and politics. Emerging markets have come to include any country that possesses some characteristics of a developed market, but have not yet met those standards in entirety. 731 more words

World Affairs