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Mar 23, 2015
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Lee Kuan Yew: Founding father made Singapore rich but not happy

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A woman takes photos of cards for former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, placed at a well-wishing corner at the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Mar 17, 2015
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Finding double-digit growth in India’s GDP fog

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

The path to double-digit growth has disappeared in the mist of India’s confounding new GDP statistics. When the fog clears, it will show the goal to be much more distant than it is becoming fashionable to believe.

Mar 2, 2015
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India’s infrastructure push could be envy of West

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

India’s infrastructure push is the exception to the global norm. The government has decided to pursue a public investment-led growth strategy, even though it means going slow on fiscal correction. It’s an opportunity that rich nations, which can borrow far more cheaply than New Delhi, are missing.

Mar 2, 2015
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India’s infrastructure push could be envy of West

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

India’s infrastructure push is the exception to the global norm. The government has decided to pursue a public investment-led growth strategy, even though it means going slow on fiscal correction. It’s an opportunity that rich nations, which can borrow far more cheaply than New Delhi, are missing.

Feb 27, 2015
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India goes back to future with $137 bln rail push

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

India is taking a train ride back to the future. The country’s British rulers reaped massive productivity gains by building out the railways 150 years ago. Modernizing the dilapidated network could produce even better returns for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Feb 25, 2015

India in depth: Time for big ideas in tight budget

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expressed are his own.)

By Andy Mukherjee

SINGAPORE, Feb 25 (Reuters Breakingviews) – The Indian
government’s upcoming annual budget will be a test of just how
many big ideas Prime Minister Narendra Modi can squeeze into a
narrow fiscal space.

Feb 24, 2015
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Piketty meets pragmatism in Singapore tax hike

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By Andy Mukherjee 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Thomas Piketty has met pragmatism in Singapore’s higher tax rate for top earners.

Feb 23, 2015
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Japan’s inflation test: Mapping the road to 2 pct

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Bank of Japan has set out on a difficult journey. The central bank can only reach its destination of 2 percent inflation if consumers spend, workers produce and investors remain calm. Missing any of the three signposts could lead Japan astray, as a new Breakingviews calculator shows.

Feb 16, 2015
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Limp Japan recovery may be immune to monetary cure

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Japan’s economy has dragged itself out of recession, but the country’s limp job market is hobbling the recovery. While money-printing can further weaken the yen and boost exports, stronger domestic demand depends on creating more full-time, well-paid jobs.

Feb 16, 2015
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Limp Japan recovery may be immune to monetary cure

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By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Japan’s economy has dragged itself out of recession, but the country’s limp job market is hobbling the recovery. While money-printing can further weaken the yen and boost exports, stronger domestic demand depends on creating more full-time, well-paid jobs.

    • About Andy

      "Andy Mukherjee covers Asian economies from Singapore. He joined from The Straits Times where he was a senior writer. Andy spent eight years at Bloomberg News, the last five as an Asia columnist. In 2004, and again in 2006, he was awarded the second prize for outstanding commentary writing by the New York-based South Asian Journalists' Association. He left Bloomberg to join a start-up business television station in Mumbai where he was the executive editor until 2010. Andy has an undergraduate degree in journalism from University of Delhi."
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