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India at night in 1994 and 2010 - Estimating Poverty Using Nightlights

Maxim Pinkovskiy and Xavier Sala-i-Martin last year suggested that national accounting estimates of poverty should be adjusted for the evolution of satellite-recorded night-time lights. I agree from personal experience. 253 more words

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6 June 2015 (AFR) - How strong is the economy really? - How good is that? Only OK, Mr Hockey

(6 June 2015, AFR, p18, by Alan Mitchell )

‘For once Treasurer Joe Hockey had good news and he was on the front foot again. “We’ve had a terrific set of numbers that came out today, and those numbers have proven that there are some clowns out there that are talking about recession and dark clouds on the horizon,” he told reporters after the release of the March quarter national accounts. 35 more words

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Forward Lift Redesigns Website to Help Users Find the Right Vehicle Lifts and Lifting Accessories

MADISON, IN – December 22, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Forward Lift has redesigned its website with new features that benefit potential vehicle lift buyers and current owners alike. 368 more words


The Vow: Holding their Feet to the Fire

The three Unionist party leaders made a vow to deliver Scotland “extensive new powers”, according to a timetable outlined by Gordon Brown. Whilst there has been debate about slippage of the early elements, the key timetable promises are: 1,181 more words

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The Consequences of Voting No: Part 1. The Calman Commission

Better Together makes great play on the risk and uncertainty associated with voting for Scottish independence. But the referendum is not a choice between independence and the status quo. 1,918 more words

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10 Jun 2014 (AFR) - Mining investment peaked but export boom just starting

(10 June 2014, AFR, p34, Alan Mitchell Economics editor)

‘The transition of the Australian economy from the mining investment boom to more broadly based growth may be painfully slow, but the transformation of the economy is well advanced. 44 more words

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Asia Pacific Consensus Forecasts

The release of first quarter national accounts data shows a mixed performance at the start of this year. While countries like South Korea and Taiwan performed strongly as their recoveries gathered momentum in Q1, others have fared less well. 39 more words

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