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Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian Resigns et al.

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Jun 20, 2018 12:59 PM 2 min read
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End of Day Wrap-up (Wednesday / June 20, 2018) #CEA #ArvindSubramanian #Blackstone #IPO #Xiaomi #Paypal #Hyperwallet #cryptocurrency #Ripple #Bitcoin #Ethereum #SouthKorea #Transfin

Editor's Comment: Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian resigns due to personal reasons, will move to US. Subramanian took charge as the CEA on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years. In 2017, his term was extended for a year.

 

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