Economics: India looks outside its borders for investment opportunities

India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh is far from pessimistic (photo:dpa)
India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh is far from pessimistic (photo:dpa)

With no end in sight to the global economic crisis, India’s economy looks less healthy than a few years ago. This report looks at why Indian businessmen are investing in companies and projects outside India rather than putting money into the country itself.

INDIA fared relatively well during the initial months of the global financial crisis in 2008.

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But critics say the political leadership failed to anticipate the slowdown which followed, and now central government faces fiscal and current account deficits.

Domestic production is down, and there has been no cut in government spending. Domestic inflation has stayed at ...

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