Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar

Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" in the hands of "UP ka Beta", will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis. So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar. This might also probaly correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.

Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar and make her the 2nd Female President of India.

All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar...



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

India Gold Jewellery demand may remain flat Y/Y in 2014
This assumes that the current restrictions remain in place, which is not certain given upcoming elections and the politics surrounding altering the import restrictions. 
11 Jan 2014: LONDON (Commodity Online): Ordinarily a lower price environment for gold would mean increased gold demand in India; however, given import restrictions, it is expected about 600 tons of gold jewellery demand from India in 2014, which is flat year-on-year basis (y/y) compared with 2013, said London based Barclays in its recent weekly report.

This assumes that the current restrictions remain in place, which is not certain given upcoming elections and the politics surrounding altering the import restrictions. Economic Affairs Secretary, Arvind Mayaram, this week said “the government needs to keep the deficit low and should not tamper with the restrictions on gold shipments until at least the end of the fiscal year on 31 March” (Reuters), the bank pointed.

Meanwhile, India, historically the world’s largest gold consumer, has imposed higher duties on gold imports last year, among other restrictions, in an effort to rein in its current account deficit. Higher import duties have resulted in rise in gold smuggling.

According to data from the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in India, gold smuggling as a share of total seizures has more than doubled, from just 3% of total seizures in FY 2011-12, to 8% of total seizures in FY 2012-13, and this is only the smuggled gold that was seized, it added.

Courtesy: Commodity Online