Archive for November 14th, 2013

Walmart vs Amzaon.. Who will win the retail battle?

November 14, 2013

K@W recent edition has this nice piece on this ongoing war between Walmart vs Amazon.

I liked this bit in particular:

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Comparing 2008 crisis to 1907 panic

November 14, 2013

One is always confused whether to compare 2008 crisis with great depression or 1907’s financial panic. Historians keep using the two as analogies with obviously more stress on former. It seems the origins of the crisis resembles more like 1907 panic but the impact is much larger on a global scale as seen during great depression.

Bernanke has this nice speech comparing the 1907 panic with 2008 one:

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Teaching and Learning about the Federal Reserve

November 14, 2013

A nice speech by Chairman Bernanke. Again stresses on knowing history. It is good to read such academic kind of speeches from him.

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How about Dr. Rajan taking a deep breath?

November 14, 2013

It was kinda amusing to read this statement from RBI’s still new Governor. So now each time the market declines, we will get a statement from RBI Governor saying all is well? I am also not sure about this whole personalisation of RBI. In the past, one usually saw such statements coming from RBI and not from the Governor. It reflected a more collective and institutional spirit of the central bank. Now it seems there is this whole agenda to create celebrity out of RBI Governor.

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