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Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan is not far from the crux of the Indian economic problem when he says that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ought to be an integral part of economic development.
 
A few days ago, I filled the gas tank of my car for US$15 at US$1.57 a gallon (or roughly 42 cents a liter). I drive a sub-compact and since I have a long commute to work, every time I fill my tank (which is roughly twice a week), I thank the rulers of the oil-rich kingdoms of the Middle East and market forces for the extra cash in my pocket. I am not alone in this respect because the average consumer in the U.S.A. has been enjoying this bonanza since last year when prices at the pump started going down.
 
Liverpool might have lost two points against Sunderland after conceding two late goals last Saturday, but their fans made a huge point when they showed their displeasure over proposed higher ticket prices by walking out toward the end of the game.
 
Cross-party negotiations at the Legislative Yuan were made open to the press early this month with footage rolling, camera teams jockeying for position and lawmakers seated around neatly arranged tables. Say cheese and smile for the cameras!
 
Like millions of women in India, Mousumi Kayal and Tumpa Kayal too were perhaps born to get married, produce children and spend the whole of their lives in the kitchen.
 
Business persons, diplomats and government officials in Taiwan need to be aware of the latest United States law that is detrimental to expatriate United States citizens who live in Taiwan, including dual citizens.
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his eighth and last State of the Union address on Jan. 12. It was essentially a victory lap. He has earned it.
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed all set to regain control of Germany's polarizing debate over refugees.
 
Poland's parliamentary elections were held last October and since then the far-right Law and Justice party has controlled the presidency and both houses of parliament.
 
With the incumbent Korean National Assembly embroiled in unending bipartisan and factional feuds, while still failing to draw out an electorate map with just three months left to the elections, it seems less-than-political people, and even controversial figures, believe they can do a better job.
 
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