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Emerging Markets Opportunities - India

Emerging Markets Opportunities - India

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The world’s largest democracy and second most populous nation, India has seen a significant growth in its economic investment and output since the 1990s. Publication discusses India’s Economic Indicators, India’s Rating, Economic growth and projections by IMF, Sectoral Contribution to India’s Growth, Trends in Industrial Output, Foreign Investments & Performance Scenarios, Best Investment Options for 2011, Performance of Foreign Funds in India, Funds Status in India and others.

The world’s largest democracy and second most populous nation, India has seen a significant growth in its economic investment and output since the 1990s. Publication discusses India’s Economic Indicators, India’s Rating, Economic growth and projections by IMF, Sectoral Contribution to India’s Growth, Trends in Industrial Output, Foreign Investments & Performance Scenarios, Best Investment Options for 2011, Performance of Foreign Funds in India, Funds Status in India and others.

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Published by: International Business Times on May 27, 2011
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EMERGING MARKETSOPPORTUNITIES - INDIA
2011 SPECIAL REPORT
 
EMERGING MARKETS OPPORTUNITIESl INDIA
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INSIDE THE REPORT
PrologueIndia’s Economic IndicatorsIndia as a preferred destination for Investments?India’s Rating
India’s signicance over the rest of world marketsEconomic growth and projections by IMFSectoral Contribution to India’s Growth
Trends in Industrial Output
Foreign Investments & Performance Scenarios
Best Investment Options for 2011
Performance of Foreign Funds in IndiaFunds Status in IndiaInvestment newsConcluding Remarks
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EMERGING MARKETS OPPORTUNITIESl INDIA
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PROLOGUE
The world’s largest democracy and second most populous nation, India has seen a signicantgrowth in its economic investment and output since the 1990s. As compared to gure, India’seconomy has shown an average growth rate of more than 7% in the decade since 1997, therebydecreasing poverty by about 10 percentage points. The country’s diverse economy sees agricul
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ture as the primary dependence, though services now accounts for more than half of India’s outputand one third of its entire labor force. India had shown viable improvement in IT sector, becominga major exporter of software services and software/IT workers.India emerged relatively untouched from the nancial crisis of 2007-08 as it reported a strong GDPgrowth of 7.4% in the 2009-10 scal year, even with a poor rainy season during this period. Firsthalf GDP growth this year has been reported at 8.9 percent over the same period in the previousyear. India has also attracted large amounts of foreign investment in the form of FDI as well asportfolio investments this year, due to its quick recovery from nancial crisis.The recovery crisis still prevails in nations like Europe and the United States, though India alongwith many other emerging markets has seen an increased inux of foreign capital. Capital require
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ments for Indian industry remain high given the rapid expansion of the economy, which means FDIinvestments are easily absorbed. Portfolio investment in India this year has broken all previousrecords resulting in a steep rise in the equity markets.This has increased the chances of bubble formation. Between April 1, 2009, and November 8,2010, the BSE Sensex showed sharp hike from 9,901 points to an all-time closing high of 21,004points. That index has been hovering around the 20,000 mark ever since.The table below represents the trend of India’s major economic indicators over years
Country2007/082008/092009/10(Est)2010/11(Proj)2011/12(Proj)2012/13(Proj)
Real GDP
(at factor cost, % change)
9.26.77.48.59.08.5
Wholesale Price Index
(average % change)
4.58.33.48.06.05.0
Exports
(% change in current US)
26.4 7.9-12.520.417.417.0
Imports
(% change in current US)
32.111.5-7.818.315.314.4
Current Account Balance
(% of GDP)
-1.4 -2.5-2.4-2.4-2.3-2.1
General Government Decit
 
(% of GDP)
5.08.89.58.57.46.6
General Government Debt
(% of GDP)
74.575.177.174.171.369.2
India:Selected EconomicIndicators
Sources: Central Statistical Organization, Reserve Bank of India and World Bank Staff Estimates.

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