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Jai, Jai, Jaitley!

The new cabinet of the Modi II government will miss the brilliant Arun Jaitley. Despite serious health problems, Jaitley valiantly soldiered on and lent a good deal of strength and respectability to the finance portfolio. The most invaluable of his contributions relate to the GST. This brilliant lawyer succeeded in

Pulling millions out of poverty…

Large financial institutions like the World Bank, IMF and KfW lend for countries and projects across the globe. ADB funds countries in the Asia Pacific region. My recent visit to the Asian Development Bank, Manila, provided the opportunity to look at the impact of a global financial institution in funding the