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China vs India February 16, 2007

Posted by Vijay in Business, China, India, Trends.

Was reading the newspaper on the flight back last night. Couple of stories caught my eye. One news item talked about India’s ForEx reserves at $180 Billion. That is impressive.

Two pages later there was a news story on China setting up a global investment fund using its ForEx reserves. The numbers stunned me. China’s ForEx reserves are in excess of $1000 Billion (yes a thousand !!) and the global fund they are setting up is in the region of $200 Billion. Looks like they can buy entire countries with that kind of money.

Numbers seem to be in China’s favor for now. I had a previous post on China as well.



1. gmohanprakash - February 16, 2007

The number games of otherwise is making me feel jittery.

Irrepective of how much trade we do unless our population growth is not checked – we are into BIG problem with all resources.

China is doing wonderfully on the population count and we are positioned to take them over in next 5 years itself!

As populations increase, we buy more chinese goods and swell their foregin reserves directly and cut down our GDP due to unemployment etc.

None of our nethas have had an answer in the last 50 years for this

2. Vijay - February 16, 2007

Mohan: Our Netas themselves have contributed significantly to our population. Each one is blessed with a large family.. take Lalu for example….

3. gmohanprakash - February 16, 2007

🙂 Lalu is an outstanding example
Lucky he is only married once.

4. Hiren - February 16, 2007

Well, China is “Big Btother”. Nobody dare behave like Shilpa Shetty with her.

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