Platinum Liquidity Increases

Gold is the primary tangible monetary asset because of the large above ground stockpiles.  It is primarily produced to be hoarded not consumed.  The other quasi-monetary commodities are silver, platinum, palladium and copper.  The role of the precious metals will be markedly different in the Information Age than during the Industrial Age.

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A New Resource in Indian Business Cycle Measurement

In order to make progress on doing macroeconomics in India, one weak link has been business cycle measurement. This, in turn, requires access to a wide range of seasonally adjusted time-series. In most countries, the infrastructure of seasonally adjusted data is produced by the statistical system, but in India this has not come about.

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