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Quotable Quotes

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By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world”
Bill Gates, founder, Microsoft, in a blog

“Policy repression is not the solution”
P. Chidambaram, on long-term gold import curbs, at the WEF

“It is worse than you might think”
Kenneth Rogoff,  professor of economics at Harvard University, on Europe’s financial crisis

Kenneth Rogoff,  professor of economics at Harvard University
“If I owned J.P. Morgan Chase, he (Jamie Dimon) would be running it, andhe would be making more money than the directors are paying him”
Warren Buffett, billionaire investor, on the compensation of  Jamie Dimon, CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase. Dimon recently got a 74 per cent hike, taking his compensation to $20 million

“Last year was tough, but that’s not the end of the story”
James P. Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, on bond and commodities trading

“I wanted to get a glimpse of the real world of cinema, which is the other side from my line of work. To me, the world of money is unreal”
—  RBI governor, at the Filmfare awards ceremony

“I think this constant lecturing on ethics and on integrity by many stakeholders is probably the most frustrating part of the equation”
Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, on ‘banker bashing’, in an interview

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 24-02-2014)