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Hunger in India: The Crisis Worsens

Date: 13 November 2009

13 November 2009. Despite its economic successes, India leads the world in hunger. The monsoon failure, followed by torrential rains at the end of the season that destroyed more crops, has led to growth in the numbers of food insecure to an estimated 220 million. While the government has done will to increase access to funds, the key is technology. A second Green Revolution is needed to take advantage of less thirsty crop varieties, sprinklers to reduce water usage, and even lasers to level fields.

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India's Financial Crisis Has Ended - RBI

Date: 27 October 2009

28 October 2009. The press have been complaining about the Reserve Bank of India's latest policy moves, and the stock market tanked. But the analysts have failed to see the bigger picture; the RBI is essentially declaring the end of the Financial Crisis in India, and taking moves to strengthen the long term fundamentals the economy and particularly the banks, who are in much ruder health than their western counterparts.

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Real US Unemployment is Already Over 20%

Date: 27 October 2009

27 October 2009. US consumers are the demand engine of the global economy. The whole world is therefore waiting on tenderhooks to see if and when the official US unemployment level crosses the 10% threshold. The shocking truth is that the real unemployment level is already more than 20%, but has been manipulated by politically motivated tampering to show smaller figures.

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Four Reasons Why This is Still a Sucker's Rally

Date: 26 October 2009

26 October 2009. Crisis? What crisis? That seems to be the message for investors nowadays. Naysayers are labelled permabears and the boosters point to many mistaken forecasts of a suckers rally during the last few months as evidence not to listen to sceptics. Fundamentals still matter, however, and the fundamentals say that the US economy, and most of the G7s for that matter, is still in crisis. Here are four reasons why this still is a Sucker's Rally.

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World Poverty Rising: Over 1 Billion People Hungry in 2009

Date: 22 October 2009

23 October 2009. The United Nations has said that, for the first time in history, there are more than 1 billion people going hungry. This number has jumped by 100 million as a direct result of the Financial Crisis. Hunger is no longer a result of droughts or other natural causes - it is now primarily a man made problem. Bill Gates has announced that fighting hunger will now be the main focus of the Gates Foundation, but more is needed; as in so many other cases, reform of the financial system is needed to change the dynamics of hunger. 

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What will the World Economy Look Like in 2010?

Date: 9 October 2009

 8 October 2009. We have just been through the worst Financial Crisis in living memory - but you need to know now that there will be another Financial Crisis, and the next one is likely to be even worse. When will it hit? And what will it mean in terms of growth, jobs, houses, stock markets and trade? How can we get prepared? To help you understand what is going to happen to the world economy in 2010, we have prepared reports on the two economies that count - the US and China

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