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On Slack: Capitalmind Slack Statistics, A Failing State, Bull Market, Epic Turning Point, Invest in U.S. Equity Markets, Labour Abuse, Wilful Defaulters and more….

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The Slack Discussions

Slack Logo2The Slack group at Capital Mind Premium has been extremely active and if you haven’t been there (Premium subscribers only), pop us a note or login here using your premium credentials.

To give you some more clarity on Slack statistics or to prove what exactly you are missing out, here are the stats for Oct-16

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An avg. of over 950+ conversations exchanged on a daily basis both the public channels and in groups. We have had 29,350 conversations in October and users shared over 539 files between them – including but not limited to the content below. Still undecided on your premium subscription?

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A brief summary of some of the interesting things discussed there in the last few days:

#general: This Bull Market Has Room to Run

Are we in a short-term cyclical bull market, one that is already long in the tooth and coming to an end? Or are we in the early years of a secular bull market, one that might last a decade or more? Bloomberg

#general: How can Citizens/Residents of India invest in U.S. Equity Markets

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#general: Meet SBI’s top 100 wilful defaulters

DNA India

#stocks: World Bank Finds Evidence Of Labour Abuse On Assam Tea Plantations It Owns With The Tatas

An internal World Bank investigation released on Monday morning has found evidence of serious labour rights abuses on tea plantations it finances in Assam. The report also implicates the Tata Group whose wholly-owned subsidiary Tata Global Beverages owns just under 50 per cent of the company that owns the plantations. Huffington Post

#bonds-funds: Obama’s Successor Inherits Bond Market at Epic Turning Point

Barack Obama will go down in history as having sold more Treasuries and at lower interest rates than any U.S. president. He’s also leaving a debt burden that threatens to hamstring his successor. Bloomberg

#general: Ease of doing business ranking may not be reflecting ground reality

States with higher ranking are found to lag others in terms of converting project proposals into actual investments. Business Standard

#macronomics: Venezuela, A Failing State

Once the richest country in South America, it now has the world’s highest inflation rate and is plagued by hunger and violent crime. How did this happen? The New Yorker

#general: Over 135 pay channels are not complying with 12-minute ad-cap rule: Trai

The ad-cap rule restricts the TV channels (news and non-news) from showing advertisements exceeding 12 minutes per hour. Livemint

#stocks: IndiGo’s quarterly net profit jumps 24% to Rs 140 crore

Budget carrier IndiGo’s parent InterGlobe Aviation today posted a nearly 24 percent rise in its net profit at Rs 139.85 crore in the three months ended September 2016, mainly aided by higher passenger revenues. Firstpost