Ranjan writes about a new IDBI portal to buy government securities from. This is the first of its kind and I will look at it in detail at some point in the future.
Prof. Jayanth Varma writes about the many different kinds of fixed exchange rate regimes. A crisp post with 4 examples of small countries that have fixed exchange rate regimes and have managed them successfully.
The Psy-Fi blog on how government debt is different from personal debt and what governments have done in the past when faced with a huge debt burden.
Paris rolls out the red carpet for Chinese tourists.Â A great piece on how the French are wooing Chinese tourists.
Bemoneyaware has a great article on the documents that are needed as part of a will.Â
Finally, the most incredible thing I read and discovered this week was this piece about Sweden extending its democracy to Twittersphere.
The government of Sweden has the official Twitter account – @sweden and they’re allowing a citizen to tweet through that account for a week and this week the tweets are from Anna.
I’ve followed that account for three or four days and from what I can see there is no censorship at all. She’s tweeting out her mind and next week another Swede will get an opportunity to do that.
There are free countries, and then there are free countries.
Enjoy your weekend!