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Aug 2, 2012

In India, what goes up must keep going up

With a faltering economy, political gridlock, high interest rates, delayed monsoons and an epic power outage that has plunged half its 1.2 billion population into darkness, optimism is a sparse commodity in India.

Just not when it comes to rising house prices.

‘What goes up a lot must keep going up’ was the conclusion from the very first Reuters Indian housing market poll this week. And it sounded very familiar.

Nov 11, 2011

When it comes to recessions, 40 is the new 50

If it were about age, 40-somethings would cringe. But it seems a dead certainty that 40 now means 50 — or even higher — when it comes to predicting the chances of a recession taking place.

Going by past Reuters polls of economists, every time the probability hits 40 percent, the recession’s already started or is perilously close to doing so.

    • About Anooja

      "Six years in Reuters covering macroeconomics and polling mainly for the G7, parts of Africa and the Gulf. Presently looking after polls and economic data coverage and writing about the exciting and complex economies of Asia. Have worked in Bangalore and Singapore."
      Joined Reuters:
      2005
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      English, Hindi
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