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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

Founders Versus Funders

Minhaz Merchant

Amid layoffs and financial fraud, startups face not only a funding winter but the forthcoming Ides of March

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Budget For Growth

Minhaz Merchant

After three years of an economic train wreck in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, a war in Europe and worldwide recession, India has emerged relatively unscathed

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India’s Economic Renaissance

Minhaz Merchant

India’s economy in 2023 will be driven by innovation. Watch in particular the growth of green hydrogen, electric vehicles, robotics, spacetech, life sciences and data analytics.

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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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