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Germany sans Angela Merkel

66 year old Angela Merkel, first female Chancellor of Germany from 2005, will step down in September 2021. Merkel has been synonymous with Germany and the EU. We look at her achievements.

India can be a hub for safe, fast breeder reactors

Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, visited the Economist House on 10 March. He graciously mentioned: “your TerraPower article (IE March issue) attracted and made me come here.” Dr Kakodkar referred to the father of nuclear energy in India, Dr Homi Bhabha, envisioning the prospects for the use of

Attempt quantum growth through bilateral deals

INDIA’s positive external orientation started two decades ago with Prime Minister Vajpayee. The growth in the stature of India as an economic entity helped in strengthening economic relations with the developed nations. Manmohan Singh’s stature as a tall economist helped the process of expanding such contacts. Narendra Modi has been spending

Walmart still at the top

Fortune magazine’s listing of the world’s largest companies underscores how Chinese companies are surging ahead. These have been growing bigger and are rapidly spreading their operations across the globe. This change has been taking place over the last decade and a half. For a couple of decades, American companies dominated the

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