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Category Archive: Economics & Finance

The Utility of Utilitarianism

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(This topic is inspired by a class I recently look via iTunesU, ‘Justice by Michael Sandel’, one of Harvard University’s most popular courses. I draw upon a couple of his examples to make… Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life – Alice Shroeder’

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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life – Alice Shroeder Alice Shroeder is an American author and former insurance analyst. She is a business major from the University of Texas, Austin… Continue reading

Reviewing Ruchir Sharma’s Breakout Nations

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(Rs. 419 on Flipkart, published by Penguin, released in April 2012) Over the last six months, I’ve read about half a dozen books on comparative studies of economies and their policies to wrap… Continue reading

Why India Needs the Power of the Atoms

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‘If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One… I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds’ … Continue reading

Re-thinking the role of short-term trading in financial assets: Keshav Thakkar

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The global financial system has come a long way since the days of the trading floor. Technology has played an amplifying role to not only bridge geographies, but also opening up new trading… Continue reading

Confessions Of A Young Banker – The Day I Snapped

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And it was probably the best thing that ever happened to him. This article was originally posted onWallStreetOasis.com. ‘My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a top tier British University with a… Continue reading

Historic Day in Capitalism: Microsoft + Google + Amazon + Facebook > Apple

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Apple is an enormously wealthy and profitable company, we all know this. Sometimes, though, there’s a bit of context that really snaps it into crisp detail. One such observation was made earlier today… Continue reading

Economics of FDI in India

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Developing nations have made their presence felt in the economies of developed ones by receiving a decent amount of FDI in the last 3 decades. Although India is not the most preferred destination… Continue reading

TQ Specials: Utsav Mitra speaks……..

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(The following are Utsav’s notes on his speech at the Youth Conference 2012 at Delhi University on 11 August 2012. The Youth Conference 2012 was organised by the Sri Ram College of Commerce… Continue reading

The ‘Deccan: Chronicle’ of an Empire Past

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There was once the Rome Empire. With its Caesars, its Triumphs, its Colosseums. And its excesses. The more things change, the more they remain the same. In July 2012, the Industrial Finance Corporation… Continue reading