India to be Star Performer in Emerging Market Economies

India will be a “star performer” among emerging market economies and is expected to clock 7.7 per cent growth in 2016, outshining China for the second consecutive year, a PwC report says. According to the global consultancy firm, of the emerging economies, only India is expected to grow faster in 2016 than its long-term average growth rate. Among the seven emerging economies (China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and Turkey), India will be a “star performer”, while the Brazilian and Russian economies will contract and China will slow down, the report said. “For the second year in a row, we expect India to grow faster than China, expanding by around 7.7 per cent in real terms,” it said. While the G7 economies (the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Canada) are expected to grow at fastest rate since 2010, led by the first two, the E7 emerging economies will grow slower than their trend rate (but still faster than the G7).
According to PwC, the Chinese GDP growth will ease to 6.5 per cent in 2016, as growth in manufacturing and exports will continue to slow gradually. The report further noted that India will continue to reap the benefits of recent reforms.

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