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  • OPINION

    Tarnishing a developing-world star

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 04/01/2019

    » Bangladesh under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks like a developing-world success story. Last year, its economy grew at close to 8% a year, faster than its neighbour India's. Its human development indicators, as Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen is fond of pointing out, are even better than its income level would indicate.

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    India is hardly a land of opportunity

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 26/09/2018

    » India has never been the most egalitarian of societies. But because it's a democracy, governments have at least tried to expand opportunities for its most deprived citizens: After all, their votes count as much as anyone else's. New data suggests those efforts may be failing.

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    Major tax reform is just the start

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 24/06/2016

    » In opening up sectors from aviation to defence to 100% foreign ownership this week, India's government is clearly hoping to signal that its reform drive is revving up again. Next on the agenda may be one of the most far-reaching new measures in years: a long-awaited, nationwide goods-and-services tax, or GST.

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