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Anantha Nageswara, a well known economist and Singapore based columnist for India's Mint newspaper wants Mr. Modi to tackle inflation, and cost of living issues right away. A former Senior banker with global banks like Julius Baer, Credit Suisse etc, Mr. Nageswaran would like Mr. Modi to pay attention to credit rating downgrades, investment cycles, and banking sector re-capitalisation.

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Sanjiv Aiyar, President of IIM Alumni Association in Singapore is of the opinion that Modi Sarkar will focus on execution and expects to see clear decision making. He expects Singapore-India economic relations to grow in the years to come. 

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Atul Temurnikar, Chairman Global Schools Foundation, Worldwide recalled his experience in doing a CSR project for Adivasi (Tribal) children in Gujarat. To his surprise the Gujarat government was generous with its budgets for the CSR project. They were extremely supportive all along and very action oriented. Despite Education being a state subject in India Mr. Temurnikar felt that Mr. Modi can and should improve the quality of education in India. He said Mr. Modi's understanding of the importance of competencies, implementation, and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) will be critical for this.

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Murali hopes that "if Gujarat can, then India also can" under Modi. He hopes that optimism will return and NRIs would look forward to go back to India. He would certainly like India to beat China in the economic sphere.

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Dr. Saumya had made presentations to Mr. Modi and his team earlier in her career. She found him most charming, progressive, forthright and aggressive. She expects world class educational infrastructure for India from Mr. Modi. She hopes he will make Delhi and India safe place to walk at night. 

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Climate Change has been a hot topic for quite sometime now. What to all these climate change mean to business? To discuss the subject of Climate change and the impact on business, I spoke to Mr. K Sadashiv, Partner (ASEAN) | Climate Change and Sustainability Services in Ernst and Young Singapore.Sadashiv graduated from Madras IIT in 1977 and then from IIM Bangalore in 1981. This is a 3 part podcast.

In part 1 we discuss - What are the top three or four climate change impacts that will affect business in Asia?

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In part 2 of the podcast, Sadashiv and I take up two questions -

  1. Regulation and Consumer Choice. Which of the two is now a driving force in pushing the demand for environment friendly products and services?
  2. Where can a business buy insurance for major climate related risks?
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In part 3 of the podcast on Business and Climate Change I talk to Sadashiv about possible lawsuits and liability claims based on percentage of Global Warming related damages caused by a company. I take up with Sadashiv the washroom dilemma we all face. Should we use paper towels or electric hand dryer to dry our hands. Which is more environmentally friendly?

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Professor Utpal Bhattacharya teaches Finance at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His research on the dark side of finance has not only been published in all the top-tier finance journals, but has been featured more than hundred times in the U.S. media and in the foreign media (including four featured stories in The Economist.).

In first part of the podcast we talk about Insider Trading. He found that a majority of executives convicted of insider trading were the best-paid employees at their firms not the lowly paid ones.

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In part 2 of the podcast Prof Bhattacharya talks about more Dark Sides of Finance beyond Insider Trading such as Ponzi Schemes, and Financial Bubbles. He calls Social Security a Bubble. Do not miss this hard hitting interview with Prof Bhattacharya who has studied over 100 countries and their insider trading laws and their implementation.

Another counter intuitive aspect of the financial marker we talk about is that passive investing account for at least 76% of the trading volume on the American stock markets.

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