Archive for February 6th, 2014

Can Putin Score Olympic Gold?

February 6, 2014

HBSWK discusses the Winter Olympics at Sochi. Putin has pumped in enarly USD 50 billion in Project Sochi. Will it deliver? Will it help restore Russia’s and Putin’s image?

Prof Stephen Greyser of HBS discusses the outlook for the Sochi games.

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Why did Govt of India do debt switch secretively?

February 6, 2014

It is far better to do things transparently esp. while dealing with markets. You play with fire if you hide info from them. Things are figured out eventually and all hell breaks loose. However, it has been a tradition in recent years to come out with some or the other policy to manage some aspect of the budget. The PSUs have been pushed to buy help govt sail its disinvestment program. And now this debt switch thing.

RBI announced two things y’day which pleased bond markets:

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Why do Indian immigrants succeed as entrepreneurs in US?

February 6, 2014

As Indian media goes in frenzy over Satya Nadella’s appointment as MS chief (though he doesn’t seem to care much), this is an interesting paper.

Though paper looks at reasons for success of Indian immigrants in business, I guess broadly it shd apply to other areas as well. It also says the immigrants are not as successful in UK and Canada:

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