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The Iran Nuclear Deal Could Derail Rupee Deal, Hurt Other Trade; Helps Shippers and Refiners

Iran has entered into a deal with the US and other powers, allowing it some leeway on previously imposed sanctions in exchange for curtailing its nuclear ...

Reads: Remove High-Denom Notes, SC Beats Up Sahara, NSEL Settlement

The cobrapost scam seems to have made RBI think and they might introduce a code for third party products, says BS. A call to demonetize Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 ...

Weekly Summary: Inflation Charts, Rajan Talks, Housing Prices

This week has been light, as I’ve had a medical issue in the family which needed a couple days in hospital. All is well now, and here’s what Capital Mind ...

Reads: Indonesia Ups Rates, Summers Calls India Outlier, NSEL arrests, Thinksoft Soars

Indonesia raises rates by 0.25% to 7.5%. They have now raised rates by 1.75% since June. Inflation there is at 8%, and their current account deficit is 4.4% ...

Weekly Summary: Rupee Tiger, Mutual Fund Commissions, iPhone Deals, RBI Changes

Check out Capital Mind Premium! Take a 30-day Free Trial. Riding the Rupee Tiger I wrote this for Pragati in October 2013. The arrival of a new RBI governor ...

Germany and US Bring Good News That Seems to be Bad News

Two things that are important to note are in the headlines today. First, Germany showed a record high export surplus in October. Germany dispatched €54.8bn ...

Off Topic: Don’t Undermine The Mission to Mars

Balaji Viswanathan has a great post on Indian Space Mission, Poverty and Closet Racism, on how western journalists have portrayed India’s recent Mars mission ...

Twitter Goes Public, Gains 76%

Twitter has listed on the NYSE (TWTR) at a 76% premium to the IPO price of $26. The closing price was $44.90, giving the internet social media company a ...

Russian Online Lender Tinkoff Gets a $3.2 Billion Valuation

Tinkoff Credit Systems, a credit card lender I’d mentioned earlier (Man Wins Credit Card Court Case When Bank Didn’t Read What It Had Signed) has, it ...

Happy Diwali 2013!

Happy Diwali! I hope you all have a prosperous year ahead. In the seventh series of the Capital Mind Diwali Predictions, I bring to you my predictions for the ...