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Why stimulus packages have been too small? - Views on News from Equitymaster
 
 
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  • Dec 12, 2013

    Why stimulus packages have been too small?

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    Such is the wisdom he's accumulated over the years that despite being the most widely followed investor, he still has plenty to offer by way of knowledge. It is indeed Warren Buffett we are talking about. The Oracle of Omaha recently met a group of MBA students and allowed them to pick his brains on various issues. One of the most important questions we believe was pertaining to whether an investor should follow a Graham style or a Philip Fisher style of investing. Read on to find out the answer Warren Buffett gave.(Rhsmith)

    Is the Fed considering indirect stimulus for the US economy?
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    Crisis conundrum
    Each era's solution to an economic crisis contains within it the causes of the subsequent crisis. And this was widely evident in the 2007-08 financial crisis and the subsequent fall in eurozone. But every economic event has a good or bad element attached to it and many economists may prefer the half-glass empty view. And for the Central Banks, it is much easier to perhaps deal with the crisis-like situation. Fiscal tinkering is their solution to every crisis.But such acts prove deterrent to the revival aspects and sensible wealth creating and investing activities. Need to know how? Then read on the interesting views from the renowned bloggist and business editor... (Moneyscience)

    Why stimulus packages have been too small?
    Central banks around the world have injected billions of dollars in the world economy to get the world growth on track. But even this is not enough. Why? This is because the world needs more fiscal stimulus rather than monetary stimulus. So has fiscal stimulus been too small to enhance growth? Read on to find out... (Forbesindia)

    What financial sector needs to learn from FMCG companies?
    The government keeps on talking about financial inclusion to improve growth. But the financial companies have always complained that they do not have the resources to reach the rural heart of India. Read on to find out how the financial sector could pick up a few tips from how FMCG companies market products like soap and toothpaste. (Business -standard)

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