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Ranjit Goswami

Ranjit Goswami

More than a decade in academics, and before than another decade in corporate world. Academic research interests include: Global economics, geopolitics, financial markets, education management. ICTs and its impacts was part of the thesis. Have written in Nikkei Asian Review, East Asian Forum, Seeking Alpha, HuffPost, University World News, and many others.

Unpicking the labyrinth that is India's Adani

Mar 18, 2017 07:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Indian multinational Adani Group is becoming a more familiar name in Australia, as the companys interest in its proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland grows. At the same time, theres concerns the arrangement may shift...

Global Geopolitics Series

India has been a post-truth society for years (and maybe the West has too)

Jan 24, 2017 08:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Major social change does not happen within the space of a year. Yet, to a large number of observers around the world, the post-truth phenomenon seemed to emerge from nowhere in 2016. Two key events of 2016 shaped our...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Modi's bank note ban has inflicted pointless suffering on India's poorest

Nov 26, 2016 06:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The world is full of stark contrasts; and contrasts present great opportunities for spin doctors. In India, the spectre of black money untaxed stashes of cash hoarded by individuals coexists with the worlds highest...

Can India's mega-conglomerate Tata Sons survive its leadership crisis?

Nov 02, 2016 17:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

It should have been a regular, business-as-usual board meeting at the iconic Bombay House, which headquarters the century-old company Tata Sons. But the October 24th gathering turned out to be a shocking event in the...

Smartphones in India: how to get 1.25 billion people online

Sep 26, 2016 07:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Is it possible to connect the vast majority of Indias 1.25 billion citizens to the internet? Thats the ambition at the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modis Digital India campaign. But if the government wants to achieve...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds gain at close on loss of investor appetite despite ruling National Party’s lead at latest polls

The New Zealand bonds gained at the time of closing Thursday as investors poured into safe-haven instruments, away from riskier equities and oil, despite the ruling National Party gaining traction in the latest NZ election...

Malaysia CPI inflation surprisingly rises in August, owing to higher oil prices

Malaysias consumer price-led inflation index (CPI) for the month of August surprised on the upside after four consecutive months of decline, headline CPI inflation picked up in August to register 3.7 percent y/y, from 3.2...

JGBs remain little changed after BoJ stands pat on monetary policy decision

The Japanese government bonds remained little changed Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday and maintained its upbeat view of the economy, signaling its conviction that a solid recovery...

Australian bonds plunge following weakness in U.S. treasuries; RBA Governor Lowe's speech in focus

The Australian bonds plunged Thursday, following weakness in the U.S. counterpart after the Federal Reserve announced its policy decision yesterday, announcing that it will begin its balance sheet normalization next month....

RBA likely to adopt tightening policy by 50 bps in 2018, says ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to adopt a tightening monetary policy in 2018 is boosted by the hawkish shift in the RBAs language. This would reverse the rate cuts of 2016 and take the real cash back to...

Politics

Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdown

Young immigrants from across the US participated in the first act of civil disobedience by undocumented youth under the Trump administration on July 26 in Texas. After protesters sat in the street outside the state capitol...

India at 70: after the celebrations, single-party dominance menaces democracy

Seventy years ago, Jawaharlal Nehrus famous Tryst with Destiny speech not only marked Indias independence from British rule but also expressed the vision for a united, democratic, egalitarian and modern country. Not...

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was...

Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikely

Vladimir Putins power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and its easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not...

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trumps rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair and counterproductive. And yet, there has been no dearth of such comparisons since the 2016...

Science

Scientists Create Robots The Size Of DNA Strands That Can Rearrange Molecules

Robots are great for a lot of things and can perform functions that humans would either have a hard time accomplishing or simply would not be able to do. Among the latter case is rearranging the molecules of a living...

China Signs Deal With Israel Over Lab-Grown Meat, Food For The Future

With the world facing the global crisis known as climate change, most countries are doing whatever they can to reduce carbon emissions. However, one of the biggest contributing factors to greenhouse gasses that is rarely...

Denmark Finally Sells Last Oil Company For $7.45 Billion

As a country committed to fighting climate change and reducing its carbon footprint, Denmark is finally selling off the last remaining oil company in the country. The oil firms were owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and the...

Trump’s Pick For NASA Head Is Not A Scientist And A Prominent Climate Change Denier

The Trump administration has proven to be incompetent in filling crucial roles with qualified people, evidenced by an anti-EPA EPA head and an anti-DOE head of DOE. Now, the president has nominated a non-scientist who is...

Scientists Can Now Bioengineer Lungs, Reducing Potential Deaths Due To Organ Shortage

At this point, its no secret that being placed on the organ transplant list is no guarantee of survival if patients are in need of a new heart, or liver, or lung. One of the ways that this problem can be solved is by...

Technology

Electric Bus Breaks World Record In Long Distance Driving In A Single Charge, 1,100 Miles

Range is the biggest problem that most people have when it comes to electric vehicles, but as one company that made an electric bus just proved, this is really not an issue. Packing some really big batteries, a bus by a...

Nintendo Finally Issues Take Down For Super Mario 64 Online

Well, it was only a matter of time and it seems Nintendo has finally noticed the Super Mario 64 Online mod. As expected, the video game giant has issued a takedown notice to the people behind the project, which it has done...

Hidden Switch NES Golf Is Apparently A Tribute To Late Video Game Legend Satoru Iwata

Recently, reports of the Nintendo Switch having a hidden NES Golf game in its codes started circulating. At the time, it was thought to be a fun little detail in a console thats simply rocking the industry with its...

Apple Intentionally Makes iPhones Vulnerable To Hacking With iOS 11

With the tech world constantly being besieged by hacking threats at every single moment of every day, users expect companies like Apple to make them safer, not more vulnerable. However, it would seem that the Cupertino...

HTC Suspends Trading Amid Google Acquisition Rumors

HTC just suspended trading of its stocks in the Taiwan Stock Exchange, which is reportedly due to the matter of Googles impending acquisition of the company. Neither company has yet to confirm if this is actually...
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GBPSNCR, MM GBP

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0.037 Bln GBP

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-3.912 Bln GBP

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5.093 Bln GBP

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-0.76 Bln GBP

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BRIPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI

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0.15 %

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0.35 %

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2.60 %

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2.68 %

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-0.5 %

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USInitial Jobless Claims

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300 k

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284 k

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263.25 k

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USContinued Jobless Claims*

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1.975 mln

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1.944 mln

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USPhilly Fed Business Indx

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17.2 %

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18.9 %

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42.3 bln

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