Highlights from India: Great Expectations
In a world where slower economic growth has become the norm, India stands out as having one of the world's fastest growing economies.
As one of the world's largest importers of oil, the Indian economy significantly benefits from lower oil prices.
India is experiencing an upsurge in consumerism as a result of higher incomes. By 2030, India is forecast to have the second largest consumer base in the world.
The Modi government's plan to modernize India includes the "Make in India" initiative. The goal of the initiative is to transform India into a global manufacturing hub by 2022.
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Emerging Markets Risk — The risks of foreign investments are typically greater in less developed countries, which are sometimes referred to as emerging markets. For example, political and economic structures in these country may be changing rapidly, which can cause instability and greater risk of loss. These countries are also more likely to experience higher levels of inflation, deflation or currency devaluation, which could hurt their economies and securities markets. For these and other reasons, investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. Similarly, investors are also subject to foreign securities risks including, but not limited to, the fact that foreign investments may be subject to different and in some circumstances less stringent regulatory and disclosure standards than U.S. investments.