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by A_Gupta
30 Apr 2017 09:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167271

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I am genuinely interested how. If R=0.4 than R^2=0.16... A regression model built of this would have a chance of being correct 16% of the times. I might as well consult the local astrologer..How would they come to any conclusion based on that data ? e.g., https://www.vanguard.com/pdf/s130.pdf title...
by A_Gupta
29 Apr 2017 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

The House passed a one-week spending bill Friday morning, 382 to 30, with 207 Republican votes and 175 Democratic votes, meaning the Democrats were necessary to keep this government afloat. Again. That's despite the declaration by Republican leadership that they would have the votes to do it all on...
by A_Gupta
29 Apr 2017 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

The Commerce Department provided on Friday its first statistical snapshot of the American economy in the first quarter, the gross domestic product estimate. "The economy barely grew, expanding at an annual rate of only 0.7 percent. ■ The growth was a sharp decline from the 2.1 percent annual r...
by A_Gupta
29 Apr 2017 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

"....the tax “plan” the administration released on Wednesday. The reason I use scare quotes here is that the single-page document the White House circulated this week bore no resemblance to what people normally mean when they talk about a tax plan. True, a few tax rates were mentioned — but no...
by A_Gupta
29 Apr 2017 00:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167271

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

why does the correlation matter ? even at the peak the correlation was 0.4 which is a very weak +ve correlation...I think it's quite imaginative to link it to trump causing wedge etc.. For economic stuff, 0.4 is a significant correlation. The significance is that if there is correlation, it makes a...
by A_Gupta
28 Apr 2017 17:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167271

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Only the fact is interesting, the explanations given are ad hoc: https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-04-28/trump-s-driving-a-wedge-between-indian-and-chinese-stocks The correlation between the CSI 300 and the Nifty 50 indexes survived Xi Jinping's ascent to power in 2012 and Narendra Modi...
by A_Gupta
27 Apr 2017 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Quote: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation, the president has advanced just 37 nominees, according to data tracked by The Washington Post and the nonpartisan Partnership for Public ...
by A_Gupta
26 Apr 2017 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Online book: http://www.yitseng.net/chinese%20dimensions/Introduction.html Last but not least the book seeks to serve as a guide for the wider community to understand the ethnic Chinese, either as neighbours, collea­gues, church members, team members, classmates, partners or simply as friends. It is...
by A_Gupta
26 Apr 2017 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Google devata yields this: http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/01/the-chinese-good-life "China is an economic powerhouse, and a rising strategic force. But outsiders often have little sense of the Chinese as people. In Deep China:  The Moral Life of the Person (University of California, $65; $26.95...
by A_Gupta
26 Apr 2017 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 2856
Views: 77898

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/muslims-france-election/524178/ Excerpt: Samuel: How are you personally working to make Islam more compatible with the secular values of France? Oubrou: I myself am working on [an intellectual framework that I call] “the sharia of the minorit...
by A_Gupta
25 Apr 2017 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

A good one from David Frum: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/04/how-trump-is-upending-the-conventional-wisdom-on-illegal-immigration/524058/ Yet as Day 100 of his presidency nears, President Donald Trump can take credit for one huge accomplishment, an accomplishment more central to ...
by A_Gupta
25 Apr 2017 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

The point is that China uses its utterly dependent client state North Korea to provoke a crisis whenever the potential of the US turning the screws on trade goes up. The US needs China to defuse the crisis, and so yields on trade.

And China is building up a second client state in Pakistan.
by A_Gupta
25 Apr 2017 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

A Pre-Trump article (2013) by George Friedman: https://finance.townhall.com/columnists/georgefriedman/2013/04/21/china-and-north-korea-a-tangled-partnership-n1574088 Beijing has used the various North Korean crises to its own advantage, offering to mediate talks in return for political concessions f...
by A_Gupta
25 Apr 2017 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

http://www.realclearworld.com/video/2017/04/20/george_friedman_on_trumps_negotiations_with_china_ive_never_seen_a_politician_openly_admit_what_the_game_is.html Moving on to China, he said: "For a very long time I have seen [China] facing demands from the U.S. for shifts in their trade policy, o...
by A_Gupta
25 Apr 2017 04:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4313

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Thanks!
Reading the news in Hindi, it looks like the UP government is making all the right plans and statements of intent, but it will take time for these to translate into reality. So this thread might be quiet for a few months.
by A_Gupta
24 Apr 2017 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: India-France news

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/20/frances-election-is-trump-vs-merkel-vs-modi-vs-corbyn/ France’s Election Is Trump vs. Merkel vs. Modi vs. Corbyn https://foreignpolicymag.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/frenchelectiongrid_article_720.jpg National identity, nationalized economy - Trump?, Le Pen Cosmop...
by A_Gupta
24 Apr 2017 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

George Friedman on Bloomberg radio, commenting on the news of the type: Trump's sweetening the pot, offering China better trade terms if the Asian powerhouse takes steps to put North Korea's provocative behavior to rest. {from CNN} (paraphrase): this policy has always been in place, all US Presiden...
by A_Gupta
24 Apr 2017 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

If there was a real American deep state, it would have kept Trump out of the Presidency.
by A_Gupta
24 Apr 2017 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

If anyone is discomfited by Bill O'Reilly's departure, yaaay! In the meantime Mexico plans to play the China card. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/05/mexicos-revenge/521451/ Let’s pause to consider the illogic. Trump says that China is a grave threat, both militarily and economical...
by A_Gupta
23 Apr 2017 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

And so we lurch on to our idiotic "expert opinion" on the Carrier Group SNAFU with the same same smug complacency about "our" own vast expertise in all matters and the idiocy of those who were smart enough to be in positions of power Agreed. What follows the quote above shows th...
by A_Gupta
23 Apr 2017 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/the-economic-lessons-of-the-stink-highway The Economic Lessons of the Stink Highway Companies that research and manufacture odor-elimination products cluster along Interstate 95—and show why innovation really matters. Ten miles up the road from I.F.F. is ...
by A_Gupta
23 Apr 2017 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-persistence-of-trump-derangement-syndrome THE PERSISTENCE OF TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME By Adam Gopnik April 21, 2017 With Donald Trump as President, we owe it to our country and to our sanity to refuse to succumb to the urge to turn politics into a se...
by A_Gupta
23 Apr 2017 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167271

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Karthik S, the point was that a particular investment involving an exchange rate can be understood to make/not make sense only if one knows both the source and target currencies.
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2017 23:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167271

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Why would any one buy Japanese 10 Year Bond they offer 0.02 % :shock: http://www.tradingeconomics.com/japan/government-bond-yield Per a commentator on Bloomberg.com, one must look at both sides of the transaction, e.g., (not necessarily his exact example), it makes no sense for a USD holder to buy ...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2017 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

Wiki says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93North_Korea_relations From an average total trade of barely $10 million in the middle of the 2000s, it shot up to $60 million in 2013. The trade is overwhelmingly in India's favour, with its exports accounting for roughly $60 million while North...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2017 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82405

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The cruel joke of "plebiscite" -- this morning, on the US National Public Radio program "On the Media", http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm/featured Professor Matt Qvortrup discussed referendums and plebiscites with the host. Qvortrup says that while in English common usage, referendum...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2017 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

Dhoti-shivering at the Rolling Stone magazine:
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/fe ... ff-w478201
"Trump's Terrifying North Korea Standoff
We're learning what happens when two rampant narcissists who love to play with military toys butt head"
by A_Gupta
21 Apr 2017 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 1189
Views: 84940

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/opinion/the-world-must-secure-pakistans-nuclear-weapons.html "The World Must Secure Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons" Having served in senior roles in Afghanistan’s intelligence services, I have good reason to be skeptical about Pakistan’s ability to keep its n...
by A_Gupta
21 Apr 2017 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115785

Re: Understanding US thread-III

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mo ... lack-belt/
"Patterns Of Death In The South Still Show The Outlines Of Slavery"
by A_Gupta
20 Apr 2017 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

Another article from the South Koreans: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/04/20/2017042000871.html Trump Claims Korea 'Was Part of China' A Foreign Ministry official here said, "We don't even need to comment about the claim," but added, "It is a fact recognized by the ...
by A_Gupta
20 Apr 2017 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

South Korean take on the missing armada: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/04/20/2017042001016.html The Trump administration put out reports that it changed course toward Korea after departing from Singapore on April 8. But in fact it sailed south and then joined an exercise with Aus...
by A_Gupta
20 Apr 2017 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/wtf-happened-with-the-carl-vinson Sean Spicer got asked about the Carl Vinson mystery today. It was … well, it was sad. Spicer basically said ‘Oh, you misunderstood what we meant. Sucks to be you.’ (Actual quotes and more here.) That’s silly. Here’s what happened ...
by A_Gupta
18 Apr 2017 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 1189
Views: 84940

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

The only way CPEC becomes financially viable is if there is trade with India.
by A_Gupta
17 Apr 2017 18:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 867
Views: 31794

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-17/china-roars-back-to-lift-global-outlook-as-u-s-consumer-weakens China Roars Back to Lift Global Outlook as U.S. Consumer Weakens China’s economy stormed back in the first quarter, clocking its first back-to-back acceleration in seven years and bolst...
by A_Gupta
16 Apr 2017 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397396

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/post-demon-80lakh-more-people-being-assessed-tax-chief/articleshow/58168075.cms As the taxman became proactive after demonetization, the number of people being assessed have risen by 80 lakh. "This increases the taxpayers' base in the country by 20...
by A_Gupta
16 Apr 2017 20:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397396

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-60000-notices-afoot-as-i-t-spots-rs-10k-cr-black-money-2402505 A specialised 'risk assessment wing' of the Income Tax Department has prepared a list of 60,000 people, including 1,300 so-called 'high-risk individuals', who are suspected to laundering about Rs 10,0...
by A_Gupta
15 Apr 2017 05:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167271

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I do not have a business plan. I'm just looking at it an opportunity. There is a demand. I'm trying ascertain the exact type of demand. Grain vs vegetables vs cold storage vs something else. People obviously have money in India. Why haven't they invested in this. Is it a cost benefit issue? Is it a...

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