India prepared to face Fed tapering, to grow 5%: Chidambaram

Written by | January 22, 2014 | 0

Assuring global investors that India is prepared to face the impact of U.S. Fed tapering, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the country is poised to clock 5 per cent growth in the current fiscal and over 6 per cent a year after.

The Indian economy, he said while addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, has “stabilised and it is poised to return to high growth path and step by step we will go back to 8 per cent growth rate“.

In the current financial year, Mr. Chidambaram said the country would see a growth of about 5 per cent, “but next fiscal we will cross 6 per cent“.

India’s growth rate slipped to a decade-low of 5 per cent in 2012-13 fiscal.

Talking about the impact of calibrated tapering of bond purchases by the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mr. Chidambaram said: “We have done a lot of preparatory work. There will be some consequences on emerging economies but I think we are better prepared now to face the taper“.

The Federal Reserve has announced trimming of its $85 billion monthly stimulus after U.S. economic indicators improved.

“Fiscal consolidation has taken place, there’s more FDI flowing into India. We’ve added to our reserves, the rupee is stable and a number of other measures have been taken to bring stability into the capital market,” he said.


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