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by A_Gupta
22 Feb 2017 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3691
Views: 65007

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-21/the-next-financial-crisis-might-be-in-your-driveway The country’s {USA's} auto debt hit a record in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, when a rush of year-end car shopping pushed vehicle loans to a dubious...
by A_Gupta
21 Feb 2017 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

This really belongs in an Understanding USA thread, not in India-US relations. This is not "positive news about the USA" either. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/our-miserable-21st-century/ It turns out that the year 2000 marks a grim historical milestone of sorts for our nation...
by A_Gupta
21 Feb 2017 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 858
Views: 26304

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Another story on this (Jan 2017) https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-01-09/chinese-banks-liquidity-squeeze-worse-than-you-think Take Bank of Jinzhou Co. With just 0.3 percent of the $22 trillion in assets of the 35 publicly traded Chinese lenders, the bank appears remarkably liquid. Its 5...
by A_Gupta
21 Feb 2017 02:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 858
Views: 26304

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

http://www.barrons.com/articles/chinas-debt-bubble-why-the-bears-are-wrong-1480046488 "China’s Debt Bubble: Why the Bears Are Wrong" The predictions of a Chinese banking crisis have been proven wrong for more than three decades because pessimists treat China as an open-market driven system...
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2017 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

It may not look good from Indian point of view. How many BRFites will be happy if many reputed Indian companies start recruiting foreigners as its CEOs? If people came to India and founded new firms based on innovation, I think BRFites would be quite happy. Bannon is not complaining about the occas...
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2017 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri ... 245410.cms
"Forget H-1B visas, there’s is still enough opportunity for India in Trump's US"
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2017 18:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 2676
Views: 55758

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

Found on the web: A Chinese visitor to Samarkand in the century before the Arab invasion wrote in his notes the following observation on young people there: “All the inhabitants [of Samarkand] are brought up to be traders. When a young boy reaches the age of five they begin to teach him to read, and...
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2017 18:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 858
Views: 26304

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-20/panic-over-china-is-so-last-year-with-market-swings-subsiding "Panic Over China Is So Last Year, With Market Swings Subsiding" * Implied volatility in the yuan has dropped along with the dollar amid doubts over Trump’s reflationary agenda ...
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2017 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3691
Views: 65007

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles ... -on-reform
Asia's Strongmen Aren't Strong Enough

(Asia's leaders are not strong enough to push through economic reforms needed to bolster growth.)
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2017 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

This really belongs in "Understanding the US": https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb#.4t4kbj6jq Long, but worth every minute. How did we get here? What is 4chan exactly? And how did a website about anime become the avant garde of the far rig...
by A_Gupta
19 Feb 2017 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Jury is out. Pay attention to what he does, not what he says. .. Find out what the product actually does. what has he done against India ? We're barely a month into 48 months of Trump's first term. Wait and see. (Wait and see is adequate because we're unlikely to be able to influence what he does.)...
by A_Gupta
19 Feb 2017 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

watching this again, does the man come across as a white supremacist ? Jury is out. Pay attention to what he does, not what he says. Do you believe the advertising for each product? Coca-Cola makes you happier, Drinkng Grey Goose vodka makes you a more interesting person? Or for that matter, Trump ...
by A_Gupta
19 Feb 2017 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/02/segregation-invented/517158/ But what few people know is that the South wasn’t always so segregated. During a brief window of time between the of the Civil War and the turn of the 20th century, black and white people lived next to each other in So...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

But one of the more unusual analyses I’ve heard about Trump came from a U.S.-educated Iranian analyst. He compared Trump to the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Both graduated from prominent schools, “but they’re not well-read,” he told me. “They’re both hard-liners who came out of now...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

On Wednesday, five former Ambassadors to Israel, who have served both Republican and Democratic Presidents, sent a joint letter to every member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging its members to reject Trump’s appointment of David Friedman as the top envoy to Israel. Friedman is “unqu...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trumps-flailing-foreign-policy-bewilders-the-world (emphasis added) The Trump Administration’s policies vary, literally, by the day, often on the biggest issues. On Wednesday, the President backed away from longstanding support by both Republicans and Democrat...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Is India ready to grasp the opportunity? In an ominous introductory note, the conference’s chairman, Wolfgang Ischinger, a widely respected former German Ambassador to Washington, warns of the dangers to global order if the United States reneges on international commitments and pursues a more unilat...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3437
Views: 47849

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

One more: https://abolishmcrm.com/vote-barbara-fielding-to-clean-up-the-worlds-islamic-infestation/ The Electorate have no idea of the dreadful mess we are in with the seeping tide of Islamic warriors. All Israeli, Syrian, Iranian,Pakistani, Indian nations are part of it. They smile to your face, bo...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3437
Views: 47849

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Barbara Fielding, running as Independent, in the 23rd February 2017, Stoke-on-Trent Central elections. http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/arrested-stoke-on-trent-central-by-election-candidate-i-ve-done-nothing-wrong/story-30136133-detail/story.html Some of her writings: https://abolishmcrm.com/author/ba...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 3394

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/china-suspends-coal-imports-from-north-korea-ministry/articleshow/57223508.cms BEIJING: China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday, depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source ...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2566
Views: 117174

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/arti ... id-growth/
"Does India Need a Radically Different Approach for Rapid Growth?"
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 20:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2566
Views: 117174

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac: After GST implementation the Commercial Taxes Department will shut down the border check-posts. But the state will have a mechanism to prevent tax evasions, said the minister. “The plan includes setting up of surveillance cameras at entry points to the state thr...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Some dins pehle CNN floated an article saying that Republicans were promoting a Bill to impose a Carbon Tax of $40/Ton of CO2 on companies that emit CO2. Gasoline would have that tax tacked on. Families would get up to $2000 in tax credit or just direct payment from this. If THAT is not a News Fals...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

It is fascinating to see how the '100000 national guards may be used to round up illegals' story is developing. It is next in a list of such things. first a memo or something is leaked. press goes nuts. WH denies it. press runs around like headless chickens not knowing what to do. Idea is denied at...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/02/donald-trump-will-defeat-isis/517062/ ANDREW EXUM FEB 17, 2017 GLOBAL The dysfunction at the highest levels of the American government right now obscures a dramatic reality: Donald Trump is going to defeat the Islamic State, and Americans nee...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2017 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 124059

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

IMO, this is of economic significance: http://en.prothom-alo.com/economy/news/139637/Maiden-container-ship-from-Kolkata-arrives-at Maiden container ship from Kolkata arrives at Pangaon Dhaka | Update: 22:52, Feb 17, 2017 A container ship "Sonar Tori Nou Kallyan" from Kolkata port arrived o...
by A_Gupta
17 Feb 2017 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

.trumps latest anti-media rant was also fairly comic - not sure this strategy is going to work for him Trump's presser heartened his supporters. E.g., read this and the comments here: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/02/httpheavycomnews201702president-donald-trump-press-confe...
by A_Gupta
17 Feb 2017 18:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2566
Views: 117174

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The headwind the Indian economy is facing: India Ratings expects Gross Fixed Capital Formation, a proxy for private investment, to be worse than the estimated (-) 0.2 per cent in 2016-17. “As the GFCF growth in April-September FY17 was negative 4.4 per cent, to attain even negative 0.2 per cent in F...
by A_Gupta
17 Feb 2017 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2383
Views: 223637

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

^^^ The solution - "enforce an end to Pakistan's support of the Taliban, and after that, Afghanistan can stand on its own" - doesn't occur to these jokers.
by A_Gupta
17 Feb 2017 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/dangerous-ground I want to take a moment to discuss two articles which have been published in recent days which focus on the idea that Michael Flynn was run out of office by a cabal of enemies in the intelligence and law enforcement establishment which actually ha...
by A_Gupta
15 Feb 2017 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Taiwan relations: News & Analysis
Replies: 60
Views: 1276

Re: India-Taiwan relations: News & Analysis

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/talkingturkey/power-pack-taiwan-can-boost-indias-economy-by-helping-remove-development-bottlenecks/ The sense that one got from the visiting Taiwanese delegation was that Taiwan is extremely keen on boosting cooperation with India. As part of its New Southbou...
by A_Gupta
15 Feb 2017 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

I don't see this posted yet: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/thales-seizes-opportunity-technology-transfer-starstreak-missile-bdl-aero-india-2017-716057 Thales, a multinational company that provides services for aerospace, defence and transportation has sized up an opportunity in the India's "Make in ...
by A_Gupta
15 Feb 2017 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 611
Views: 31514

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

http://www.canindia.com/us-thailand-kick-off-cobra-gold-war-games/ Bangkok, Feb 14 (IANS) The head of the US Pacific Command on Tuesday inaugurated the Cobra Gold military exercises in Thailand with an appeal to the country’s military junta, in power since 2014, to re-establish democracy. Speaking d...
by A_Gupta
14 Feb 2017 18:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371037

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

One of the costs of currency demonetization.
:roll:
by A_Gupta
14 Feb 2017 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 2995
Views: 114062

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Should North Korea collapse: After all, if North Korea collapses, China would face the largest refugee crisis in its history, with thousands upon thousands of starving North Koreans fleeing across the two countries’ relatively porous border. Many would probably settle by the border, in China’s north...
by A_Gupta
14 Feb 2017 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 193771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

The ICCR sponsorship of the Karachi Lit festival seems to amount to paying the airfare of four Indian authors to attend. Maybe there is more. PRF can do a post Mortimer cost/benefit maybe?
by A_Gupta
14 Feb 2017 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Health care is one of those things poorly delivered by the free market. Americans are caught in an ideological trap of their own making.
by A_Gupta
14 Feb 2017 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 2995
Views: 114062

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

How China does things: from http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2017/02/10/fau-210/ South Korean companies feel pinch over THAAD. Chinese displeasure with South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system has manifested recently in economic troubles for ...

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