Archive for January 21st, 2011

Why tables are better than graphs in analysis?

January 21, 2011

I always thought the otherway as graphs help convey the broad trend in a much easier fashion.

Here is Andrew Gelman, a Stats Professor, arguing differently (see his profile here):



More on Goldman-Facebook deal…

January 21, 2011

There was recent news on how Goldman had hyped valuation of Facebook.

K@W has  some more discussion on the deal. Just like we saw in Abacus deal, it seems Wall Street is not willing to learn any lessons.

Just to recall in Abacus, there was a dispute over whether Goldman had sold the securities properly. But this was before the crisis and we would believe some lessons should have been learnt. It is disappointing to say – nothing is being learnt.

In the Facebook deal GS has done following:


After BRIC – CIVETS the new buzzword…

January 21, 2011

There are six countries  in CIVETS club — Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.These are marketed as the next happening emerging economies after BRICs.

K@W has an article covering CIVETS. (more…)

Pakistan: On the Verge of an Economic Meltdown?

January 21, 2011

Ever since I learnt about Pakistan economy and its similar inflation trajectory as India’s, it is interesting to read more.

Mohsin Khan of Peterson Institute advised Pakistan Government. Here are his views.


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