• AUGUST 8, 2013

Has demand for oil peaked?

Here is today's recommended reading list from Equitymaster...

Will the new central banker change India's fortunes?
The going seems to be tough for Raghuram Rajan, the newcomer at the helm of the Indian central bank. With issues such as decade-low economic growth, high inflation and weak currency confronting one of Asia's largest economies, the new Governor has plethora of challenges to conquer. Nonetheless, there are hopes of recovery building in. And these hopes stem from the fact that the very Finance Minister's top adviser is taking over as India's central banker. This will bring in increased coordination between the two and we might see some light at the dark end of the tunnel. Will the new Governor make a mark? Read on the following article to know more... (Bloomberg)

Has demand for oil peaked?
Six years ago the price of oil touched an all time high on fears that the world may run out of oil due to strong demand. But now experts believe that demand may have peaked. Read on to find out their rationale behind this... (The Economist Newspaper Limited)

Why Abenomics is like its World War 2 strategy?
Will the Japanese Prime Minister's three arrow strategy to get the Japanese economy back on track work? It is difficult to say, since Abenomics' ultimate problem is that it does not address Japan's two major problems-debt and demography. Thus, it seems that this strategy will fail like its World War 2 strategy. Read on to find out how... (forbes)

How can a BRICS bank succeed?
There has been a lot of talk about setting up a BRICK bank. But till now no concrete development has taken place regarding this front. So how can a BRIC bank succeed? Read on to find out... (Bloomberg)

Your temperament matters more to your portfolio than your IQ!
When it comes to sound portfolio management strategies, there is very little correlation between intellect and compounding returns. What is needed is discipline, diligence, tenacity and focus. Here are a few of the rules that can help ordinary people do marvelous things with their money over long periods of time... (About.Com)

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