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Volume V, Issue 47: Thursday, 24th November, 2016


Francois Fillon, a lacklustre conservative, last week emerged as a victorious presidential candidate in Les Republicains’ first round of a primary, a first in the party’s history. Here’s why this outcome is a momentous one.
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By Olivier Da Lage, Editor-in-Chief, Radio France International

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8 to demonetise notes of the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has a precedent. This infographic traces some interesting demonetisation initiatives around the world.
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By Aditya Phatak, Senior Researcher, Gateway House, and Devanshi Jain, Social Media Manager, Gateway House

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Amid the debate of a U.S.-centric TPP template or a China-led RCEP model, it is important to consider if such trade agreements are building blocks or stumbling blocks to global free trade. With the passage of the TPP still uncertain in the U.S. Congress, and the RCEP unlikely to be acceptable to the U.S., the more likely global trade scenario will be fragmentation
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By Leon Berkelmans, Director of the International Economy Program and the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute

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November was a significant month for climate change negotiations: the Paris Agreement of 2015 came into effect, and at this year’s COP22, heads of state reaffirmed their commitment to a plan of action. Gateway House traces the history of climate change negotiations and carbon dioxide emission trends over the last four and a half decades.
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By Ishani Shukla, Website Intern, Gateway House, and Devanshi Jain, Social Media Manager, Gateway House


The inaugural The Gateway of India Dialogue was held on 13-14 June, 2016 and saw participation by several esteemed members of the Indian and international diplomatic and business communities, including representation by the Indian government.

See more from GOID 2016 | Read the full report

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The Indian oil industry is changing. The recent bidding for Discovered Small Fields saw the emergence of small, independent oil explorers in a country that has been dominated by state-owned companies and only a few private sector firms. Read more

By Amit Bhandari, Fellow, Energy and Environment Studies, Gateway House


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Ambit Holding Pvt Ltd.


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