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Minhaz Merchant

Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of Rajiv Gandhi and Aditya Birla and author of The New Clash of Civilizations (Rupa, 2014). He is founder of Sterling Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. which was acquired by the Indian Express group

Latest Articles By Minhaz Merchant

China’s Misfiring Engine

Minhaz Merchant

China’s total debt has doubled since the 2008 financial meltdown to 275 per cent of GDP. This is unsustainable, especially with several foreign firms employing a China +1 formula by shifting some supply chains out of China

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Bullish On India

Minhaz Merchant

Data is the new oil. It is time the government improved its own data protocol to ensure more complete and accurate information on the economy and jobs

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Tackling The Slowdown

Minhaz Merchant

While Indian policymakers keep a close eye on this year’s GDP growth rate and CAD, they will follow with equal interest the chip war the US has declared against a predatory China

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China’s Reality Check

Minhaz Merchant

Beijing is also watching closely how India is bolstering logistical infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Equally worrying for the Chinese is India’s continuing military build-up along the LAC

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Three-Track India

Minhaz Merchant

The government’s objective now must be to catalyse this process and convert India into a two-track country: an affluent class and a middle-class, with overall poverty significantly reduced

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West’s Discovery Of India

Minhaz Merchant

As India’s economy grew, the West reassessed its geopolitical priorities

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India’s Next 25 Years

Minhaz Merchant

India is today ranked as a low-middle-income country. China’s per capita income (PPP) is $18,500, roughly 2.5x India’s per capita income. It is ranked as a high-middle-income country

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The Runway To 2024

Minhaz Merchant

The runway to the 2024 Lok Sabha election has three signposts: One, jobs and inflation; two, welfare benefits for the poor; and three, resurgent nationalism

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Fixing India’s CAD

Minhaz Merchant

India’s financial policymakers will have to weigh multiple factors as they steer the economy into calmer waters

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A $30 Trillion Economy?

Minhaz Merchant

Who’s right? Neither. As it turns out, India will probably be a $30 trillion economy well before 2052 and obviously long before 2065.

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