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  • Our economy is much rosier than it looks

    Best of British: domestic manufacturers like Land Rover are increasing their share of overseas markets The announcement by the Office for National Statistics that real GDP growth was just 0.2 per cent in the second quarter, following essentially no apparent growth at all in the previous six months, is rather disturbing, at least on the… Read More »

    Jul 30, 2011
  • Senators Push for High-skill Immigration Reform

    A group of U.S. senators pledged Tuesday to open up the country’s borders to high-skill immigrants, with lawmakers arguing that the U.S. is turning away some of the world’s smartest people. Senators Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, and John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, both called for immigration reform that would allow more high-skill workers… Read More »

    Jul 30, 2011
  • President asks diaspora to work for India”s development

    The President praised the role of the Indian community in South Korea.”We, in India, are proud of all of you,” Patil said.She stressed that with your energy, dynamism, entrepreneurship and skills “you have contributed much to the country of your birth as well as the country you have selected to live in.” “I would like… Read More »

    Jul 29, 2011
  • Temporary visa programs bring foreign laborers to U.S. legally

    Chad Selman, operator of S&S Pecans, pours a zinc mixture into a sprayer machine on the back of his all-terrain vehicle as his father and company owner, Chuck Selman, waits. The Selmans do most of the work on their farm during the summer and hire temporary visa workers, usually from Mexico, during the fall to… Read More »

    Jul 29, 2011
  • Indian diaspora tops remittance list

    MUMBAI: Just how much do the 27 million global desis, scattered across 190 countries around the world, contribute to the Indian economy? World Bank figures show a dramatic increase of almost 162% in the remittance that India receives from overseas Indians over the last eight years. While India received nearly $21 billion from overseas Indians… Read More »

    Jul 29, 2011
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