Highlights from India: Great Expectations
India’s future growth is expected to not only outpace China’s but also other developed and emerging markets, earning it the title of “world’s fastest-growing major economy.”
India’s young and growing workforce is a powerful and unique resource for the country. It can help improve the country’s competitiveness by providing benefits such as a low-cost labor force, improving labor productivity, and an expanding domestic market.
India’s consumer market is evolving and growing rapidly. By 2025, India is forecast to have the third largest consumer market in the world.
The Modi government’s economic and pro-business initiatives have brought confidence back to India and helped position the country as a very attractive market for investors.
Investment Considerations — There can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful. All investing involves risk, including the potential of loss of principal.
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.