Race to the Top

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Raghav Bahl discusses differences in how India and its arch-rival China manage their economies, businesses, and government. Our Underreported segment looks at transparency and the treasury, and our latest installment of The Big Picture looks at the global economy.

The Race between China and India

Raghav Bahl, founder and managing director of India's largest television news and business network, discusses the differences in how China and India work on the ground. While China is building infrastructure and reinvesting almost half its GDP, India is still a "promising" economy, and more than half its GDP is consumed by its billion-plus people. In Super Power? The Amazing Race Between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise he looks into who is more likely to win the race to superpower status.  

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Underreported: Transparency at the Treasury

Daniel Indiviglio, staff editor at, discusses whether the U.S. Treasury Department has been as transparent as it can (or should) be.

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The Big Picture: Midterms and the World

James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, and Ryan Avent, online economics editor for The Economist, look at how then U.S. midterms are playing around the world and at how the election could affect a number of global policy concerns: from the debate over China’s valuation of its currency, to EU austerity measures, to the prospects for an arms reduction treaty with Russia.

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