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Raiding the Bank

The autonomy of India’s central bank is under threat

It’s open season on central bank chiefs. In the U.S., President Trump has complained that the Federal Reserve has gone “loco” because its interest-rate hikes threaten to snuff out his tax cut stimulus. Italy’s deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, accused his compatriot Mario Draghi of “poisoning the atmosphere” after the European Central Bank president warned that the country’s borrowing costs would escalate unless the government pared back its spending plans.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to keep India’s economy firing as he campaigns for reelection next year. His administration

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