• NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Is Germany holding back Europe?

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

Why telecom policy won't lead to big mergers...
The Indian telecom sector has been facing difficult times for some time now. In order to boost investments the Government may finally announce much awaited, first-ever policy on mergers and acquisitions for the telecom sector this week. But this might not lead to big mergers. Read on to find out why... (Dow Jones & Company)

Is Germany holding back Europe?
The Eurozone desperately needs more inflation and more spending, but Germany won't allow either because it doesn't want to lose its trade surplus. Europe is in a depression, because Germany is afraid of a recovery. It's afraid that more inflation and more spending would wreck its export-led growth model. And afraid that southern Europe would stop trying to adopt that model if they had an easier way out. It seems it has left them no way out. So is Germany holding back Europe? Read on to find out... (CNN Money)

Why the largest mutual fund in India is unfazed by failures...
HDFC Top 200 is the largest mutual fund in India. It has delivered spectacular results in the past. But the recent performance of the mutual fund has dipped. But its fund manager is not unfazed by failure. Read on to find out why... (Forbes India)

What is the cost of mining gold?
Gold is considered one of the most expensive and safe precious metals to have. But what is the actual cost of mining gold. Read on to find out... (Seeking Alpha)

Lessons from the Bernanke era
At the height of the 1998 Asian economic crisis, then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan declared the US was no "oasis of prosperity" in times of global stress. It is a lesson Ben Bernanke's successor will need to heed upon inheriting a central bank once again facing a domestic need to think internationally. As the Janet Yellen era begins, read on to find out the lessons learnt from the Bernanke era... (Cable News Network)

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