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Modi’s election “most significant event of 2014” argues John Hulsman

Writing for City A.M., Dr John Hulsman, a prolific foreign affairs commentator, analyses why Modi’s election is the most important political event of the year, and what this means for investors. Having predicted Modi’s huge win and importance for over a year, John notes that Modi will be the first Indian leader to be able to form

James Crabtree: “India looks to Modi for economic revival”

James Crabtree, Mumbai Bureau Chief of The Financial Times, warns that now comes the hard part, as a landslide win puts pressure on Modi as Indians seek economic revival. With Modi on course to win around 336 seats in the Lok Sabha, India’s parliament, and now “unencumbered by the limitations of coalition government, India now has a

Roger Bootle on the UK’s membership of the EU

Writing an op-ed for City A.M. on the UK’s membership of the EU, Roger Bootle, one of Europe’s most respected economists, told readers to “beware the corporate grandees who claim Brexit would cost Britain dear.” Referring to those who are keen to maintain the status quo with regard to the EU, whose argument lies in the belief that a

Leading economics speaker George Magnus: China’s property bubble really could burst

Very interesting (and rather ominous) op-ed on China’s property market in today’s FT by George Magnus, former chief economist of, and now independent economic adviser to, UBS. There have been murmurings about the health China’s property market for a while, but, says George, now we should really be paying attention. Why? Because: While official figures

Expert speakers on the future of India

The eighth phase of India’s marathon general election began this week, and with over 814 million eligible voters it is the largest democratic exercise in history. Some speculate the country will become the third largest economy in the world over the next few decades, but the new leader – to be announced on May 16th

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Dr. Nasser Saidi on “Dubai Expophoria 2020”

In a recent op-ed for Gulf Business, Dr. Nasser Saidi, Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates, analyses the potential effects of Dubai’s hosting the World Expo in 2020. Titling the piece “Dubai Expophoria 2020”, Dr. Saidi claims that such an event could “herald regional transformation”, and should ring in investor and consumer confidence. He lists four key points

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