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India, the world's model central bank? Just maybe.

INDIA is becoming the gold standard for monetary policy in Asia, if not the world. While global markets are giddy from hints that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates, India's central bank has been easing since February.

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The BOJ is too focused on 2%

FOR the Bank of Japan, failure can be an opportunity. Judging from the latest economic forecasts, the central bank is falling even farther behind on meeting its 2 per cent inflation target. Meanwhile, its efforts to keep interest rates down are bringing the bond market to the verge of a coma. So...

Bringing farming back to nature

FARMING the land as if nature doesn't matter has been the model for much of the Western world's food production system for at least the past 75 years....