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To be precise

If the world economy were a train, we’d now have a greater number of engines pulling that train.

Print Edition: February 24, 2008

“If the world economy were a train, we’d now have a greater number of engines pulling that train. However, the biggest engine is still the US, and as a result, the speed of that train depends on it”
Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard & Poor’s Equity Research, in Time

“If somebody thinks that we will be putting two million cars or four million cars into the market, I think that’s a bit absurd. Today, counting four-, two- and three-wheelers, India adds about seven million vehicles in the market every year”
Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group, on Nano, in Newsweek

“The world is going to move very fast and there is no future for the big economic conferences where just five, six or eight powers meet and which doesn’t include India, which is growing so fast”
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister, the UK, in Guardian

“$2,500 will buy a Tata (Nano)—that’s (the price of) a DVD upgrade on a Lexus” Ford Tamer, Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures, in Fortune “Business cannot succeed in a society that fails”
Samuel A DiPiazza Jr, CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, in The Economic Times

“...China is undergoing a tsunami of westernisation, and it’s losing some of its own identity. The creative community is looking for its voice, and we’re trying to be sensitive to that”
Mark G. Parker, CEO and President, Nike, in Forbes

“The world is getting better, but it’s not getting better fast enough, and it’s not getting better for everyone”
Bill Gates, Founder and Chairman, Microsoft, speaking at the World Economic Forum, in Mint

“No one should have (any) objection if I watch a match now”
Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood superstar, after the Indian Premier League auction where he bagged the Kolkata team, to agencies

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