Employees at an air conditioner manufacturing unit near New Delhi. Agence France-Presse
Indian economy is likely to swell to $5 trillion mark ahead of its target of 2024 despite huge challenges and global trends. This was stated by T.N. Manoharan, non-executive chairman of India’s Canara Bank recently in Dubai,
Adding to the persisting concerns of a weakening economy, an IHS Markit report said that business sentiment in the country in June fell to the lowest level since 2016 as companies are worried over a subdued economy, government policies, regulation and water shortages.
Foreign sovereign wealth funds are piling into India, buying stakes in everything from airports to renewable energy, attracted by political stability, a growing middle class and reforms making it more enticing for foreigners to invest.
The foreign investments in India increased to $443 million in the financial year 2019 from $224 million in financial year 2018. Poised to be the third largest consumer retail destination in the world, India is now an attractive investment destination for retail.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc posted a 23 per cent decrease in quarterly operating profit, while soaring prices in stock holdings such as Apple Inc enabled the conglomerate to smash its old record for full-year earnings.
Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing programme, days after the global lender said the country’s debt situation had become “unsustainable”.