Recently Stumbed at Premise datasets after listening to Joe Reisinger, Co-founder and CTO of Premise talk at Quantcon 2015. Premise is a collection of large-scale geospatial, economic and human development data – data which form critical inputs for businesses, investors, policy-makers, regulators and strategists looking to get a timely and accurate read for what’s happening right now on the ground.
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On Thursday, Railways Minister, Suresh Prabhu, Introduced his first budget in the Parliament. No rise in the passenger rail fares caught the limelight. With others there were so many new points added that it brought out both, good and bad responses from people as well as opposition. Mr. Prabhu made it very clear with the budget that this year it would be all about rectifying faults and replacements and repairs but no new trains this year. He completely focused on the modernizing old networks and improving facilities for millions of consumer.
2014 was a year of remarkable returns in equity market. Even with poor geopolitical situations from Ukraine to Middle-east- Investors enjoyed the Bullish fun feast and Dow theorist licked their chopsticks,but events are lining up a different way . 2015 likely will be a year of volatility and uncertainty.
The idea that solar power may soon be everywhere isn’t nutty anymore. The price of solar panels has plunged more than 80 percent in the past five years and is expected to keep falling.Global output from photovaltics,panels that convert light directly into electricity, has increased 40 percent every year for the past decade.
Indians have begun voting in the world’s biggest election, with the ruling Congress party pitted against the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition.The nine-phase ballot begins on Monday and concludes on 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May.More than 800 million Indians are eligible to vote in a poll dominated by corruption and high inflation. Checkout the more Interesting Videographic from Financial Times on Indian Elections 2014
Here is a infographic explaining the state of the farmers in India a survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for Bharat Krishak Samaj, a farmers’ association, provides insight into the socioeconomic conditions and aspirations of the farming community, based on a survey of 5,350 households in 18 states.
To start with Inflation linked bonds, it is better to start with what bonds are actually. Bonds are fixed income securities or financial instrument by means of which an investor loans money to a particular entity in return for periodic interest payments or coupon and repayment of the amount loan at the end of the agreed maturity. The rate of interest that the investors demand is normally based on the risk profile of the borrower, inflation expectation over the maturity period and the real yield demanded. After adjusting for inflation, a real rate of return is what the investor expects out of it.
The two Asian giants – India and China have shown several developments in different sectors from the early times, which eventually contributed towards a steep rise in the economy of the respective countries. However, when it comes to comparing the economy of both the countries, China usually stays on the top