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India: Back in fashion/ Ascendas India

In India, Property, Reits on 22/11/2014 at 5:25 am

Since the start of last year emerging-market stocks have trailed their rich-world peers. Currencies are falling. Worst-hit is the Russian rouble, which has fallen by 30% against the dollar this year. The currencies of other biggish emerging markets, such as Brazil, Turkey and South Africa, have also weakened. For such economies growth is harder to come by. The IMF recently cut its forecasts for emerging markets by more than for rich countries. But India is a notable exception to the general pessimism. Its stockmarket has touched new highs. The rupee is stable. And the IMF nudged up its 2014 growth forecast for India to 5.8%. That figure is still quite low: growth rates of 8-9% have been more typical. But in comparison with others it is almost a boom. Why is India doing better than most emerging markets?

In part optimism about India owes to its newish government.

The other reason is that The currents that sway the global economy presently—the dollar’s strength; slowdown in China; aggressive money-printing in Japan; stagnation in the euro zone and falling oil prices—are less harmful to India than to most emerging markets.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-11

I’ve had exposure to India via the Ascendas India biz trust since 2008. It’s been a ride but the payouts are very decent. Chk it out as you too may like it. http://aitrust.listedcompany.com/newsroom/20140710_170824_CY6U_ANGLIE824Z3T5WVH.1.pdf

Note that some results have been annced since the above presentation.

 

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