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Dubai and India – Towers And The Modern Day Slaves That Built Them.

In India on November 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

As construction in Dubai grinds to a halt, India is preparing for the return of many of its people who worked there. (Full post at Independent) Indians are said to make up more than 40 per cent of the population of Dubai alone […]Figures suggest that in 2007, Indians living in the Gulf sent a total of $27bn to their families.In Kerala, for example, such remittances make up around 22 per cent of the state’s income.

Suddenly it’s a crisis! The markets went down on the news, ministers are paying attention – India’s Finance minister Mukherjee says don’t panic, and Kerala’s finance minister Isaac says panic.

And what of the modern day slaves on whose backs the towers went up? Who cares! Markets up on GDP numbers, easing Dubai debt concerns


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