He batted in particular as the leader of BRICS. But hardly had Mukherjee landed back in the Indian capital, news broke that Standard & Poor has lowered India’s sovereign credit outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’. Within hours, bonds fell in Mumbai, stocks declined and the rupee slumped.
It is indeed no surprise that the empire seeks to punish those who challenge it, but the West’s game is far too transparent, far too bereft of finesse to impress anyone. S&P have no serious standing as they are entirely at the service of the Wall Street/City of London gang whose game is reduced to a series of entirely predictable moves which the whole world is learning to counter. Look to the establishment of new rating agencies, perhaps on the basis of Euro-Brics collaboration over the next year or two.
26th April, 2012
‘What goes up must come down’ is an elementary principle in physics ever since Isaac Newton wrote about the law of gravity. But the variant, ‘The feather in the wind will come to earth’, may in this case be more applicable. From various accounts, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee seemed a star performer at the meetings of the finance ministers of the World Bank, IMF and the G24 – and the BRICS, of course – in Washington. Things were looking really good.