- India's most prominent opposition politician, Rahul Gandhi, could face a two-year jail sentence and disqualification from next year’s election.
- Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party is ready to use all tools at its disposal to bend India’s democratic institutions to its own ends.
- The country needs robust and open public debate to help it address challenges that are holding it back from reaching its full potential.
- The weakening rule of law in India will make businesses and investors think twice.
- Western leaders need to be more outspoken in condemning the Indian government’s attacks on civil society and free speech.
Central banks around the world are pausing tightening campaigns as inflation eases and economies slow. Inflation-targeting regimes are keeping their own houses in order, while the US Fed's key inflation gauges fell to the slowest annual paces since late 2021.
Two massive earthquakes on Monday have devastated cities and towns across Turkey and Syria, with death toll of over 16,000. This is one of the worst natural disasters this century, alongside the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami, 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2008 Cyclone Nargis.
A raft of U.S. data and European inflation numbers will give guidance on how the world's top central banks will navigate the way ahead, including the hotly debated "no landing" scenario. Reports on U.S. durable goods orders, home prices, manufacturing and consumer confidence threaten to cement expec