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India among few bright spots in global economy, says IMF Chief

Her remarks came at the meeting of G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors on Friday

Press Trust of India  |  Ankara 

Christine Lagarde, MD, International Monetary Fund, at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai on March 17, 2015 - PTI photo
Christine Lagarde, MD, International Monetary Fund, at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai on March 17, 2015 - PTI photo

International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde has said that India is among the few bright spots in the global economy.Her remarks came at the meeting of G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors yesterday where they discussed Chinese economic slowdown and monetary policy uncertainties looming large on global markets.

She told the gathering that between advanced and emerging economies, there are problems in most of the places in advanced world, while in emerging economies, there are problems in China although not that big as stock markets are making it to be, officials present at the meeting said.

Among emerging economies, if there is any growth, that is in India. India is among the few bright spots in the global economy, the officials said quoting Lagarde.

According to the officials, Reserve Bank of India’s Raghuram Rajan said that they are surrounded by economic gloom probably hinting at concerns over slowdown in China.

Policymakers from South Korea, Australia, China and the US were among those who were present at the meeting.


Meanwhile, China yesterday assured other G20 member countries that its economy would not collapse and would continue to grow albeit at a slower pace, officials said.

On Thursday, India deprecated the recent devaluation of major currencies followed by currency depreciation in a large number of emerging markets which raises the risk of competitive devaluations.

Currency devaluations at a time when the global demand is sluggish is a major threat to stability in the global economy, India had said.

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First Published: Sat, September 05 2015. 22:13 IST
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