GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Indian Economy to Leapfrog UK and France in 2018, Says Report

India's ascent is part of a trend that will see Asian economies increasingly dominate the top 10 largest economies over the next 15 years, the study said.

Reuters

Updated:December 26, 2017, 8:26 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Indian Economy to Leapfrog UK and France in 2018, Says Report
Representative image.
Loading...
London: India looks set to leapfrog Britain and France next year to become the world's fifth-largest economy in dollar terms, a report showed on Tuesday.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) consultancy's 2018 World Economic League Table painted an upbeat view of the global economy, boosted by cheap energy and technology prices.

India's ascent is part of a trend that will see Asian economies increasingly dominate the top 10 largest economies over the next 15 years.

"Despite temporary setbacks ... India's economy has still caught up with that of France and the UK and in 2018 will have overtaken them both to become the world's fifth largest economy in dollar terms," said Douglas McWilliams, Cebr deputy chairman.

McWilliams said India's growth had been slowed by restrictions on high-value banknotes and a new sales tax, a view shared by economists polled by Reuters.

China is likely to overtake the United States as the world's No.1 economy in 2032, Cebr said. "Because the impact of President Trump on trade has been less severe than expected, the USA will retain its global crown a year longer than we anticipated in the last report," the report said.

While Britain looks set to lag behind France over the next couple of years, Cebr predicted that Brexit's effects on Britain's economy will be less than feared, allowing it to overtake France again in 2020.

Russia was vulnerable to low oil prices and too reliant on the energy sector, and looked likely to fall to 17th place among the world's largest economies by 2032, from 11th now.

A Reuters poll of economists in late October suggested global economic growth in 2018 looks likely to quicken slightly to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent this year - with risks to that forecast lying on the upside.

Also Watch

Read full article
Loading...
Most Active
Company Price Change %Gain
Axis Bank 635.75 +11.35 +1.82
Reliance 1,247.20 +12.30 +1.00
Tata Steel 582.15 -17.25 -2.88
Infosys 1,383.95 -0.30 -0.02
Tech Mahindra 709.40 +21.45 +3.12
Company Price Change %Gain
Ramco Cements 678.55 -2.30 -0.34
Reliance 1,246.50 +11.60 +0.94
Westlife Dev 398.95 +6.50 +1.66
Tech Mahindra 708.25 +22.35 +3.26
Tata Steel 582.25 -17.15 -2.86
Top Gainers
Company Price Change %Gain
UPL 646.20 +27.30 +4.41
Tech Mahindra 709.40 +21.45 +3.12
Coal India 291.40 +7.35 +2.59
Grasim 1,065.40 +25.55 +2.46
Lupin 888.60 +19.35 +2.23
Company Price Change %Gain
Coal India 291.55 +7.35 +2.59
Axis Bank 636.20 +12.00 +1.92
NTPC 161.20 +2.70 +1.70
Sun Pharma 635.25 +10.55 +1.69
Wipro 288.50 +4.20 +1.48
Top Losers
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Steel 582.15 -17.25 -2.88
BPCL 368.75 -7.20 -1.92
HUL 1,752.50 -24.50 -1.38
Vedanta 218.85 -3.00 -1.35
M&M 957.80 -11.75 -1.21
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Steel 582.25 -17.15 -2.86
HUL 1,752.40 -23.00 -1.30
Vedanta 219.20 -2.60 -1.17
M&M 957.55 -10.85 -1.12
Yes Bank 391.00 -2.85 -0.72
Loading...
Loading...