Sunday, November 11, 2012

US Elections and India

Last Wednesday the world got a very important news - Mr. Barack Obama being re-elected as the president of the United States of America. However it is such a news that would not leave even a single country in the world unaffected. For India there were mixed feelings.

For the India IT industry this news is considered to be somewhat bad  because of the stricter visa rules that would make it difficult for Indian IT industry to send their people to the U.S. where lie the majority of its customers. 

However if we look at the global economic scenario this news is not bad at all. The world is well known by the phrase "fiscal cliff" by now. Mr. Obama is believed to take a softer stand with respect to tax reforms and reducing the fiscal spending of the U.S. thus benefiting the growth f both the U.S. and the world economy and hence the Indian economy as we will see more FIIs investing heavily in growing markets like India. By December this year the decision regarding the fiscal cliff is expected to come making things much more clear.

On the other hand India must take care that the internal policies must not act as a hindrance to the investments. There are several reforms which await the winter of the parliamentary session for their approval. So there is one more reason to wait for this December.

Parth Pandya
SIMSREE Finance Forum