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South Asia Economic Focus, Fall 2016 : Investment Reality Check

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11978
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South Asia Economic Focus
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World Bank
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dc.date.accessioned
2016-09-28T20:12:01Z
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dc.date.available
2016-09-28T20:12:01Z
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dc.date.issued
2016-10-03
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dc.description.abstract
South Asia defies a sluggish world economy and continues its path of gradual acceleration during 2016. Led by a solid India, the region remains a global growth hot spot. While South Asian economies proved resilient vis-à-vis external headwinds such as China’s slowdown or uncertainty surrounding monetary policy in advanced economies, some are beginning to feel the sting from slowing remittance flows or waning oil price dividends. Against this backdrop of relative stability but fading tailwinds, India is set to grow at 7.6 percent in 2016, the same speed as in 2015, but may increase its pace again in 2017 to 7.7 percent. The region will remain steadfast in the face of future volatility and is expected to grow at 7.1 percent in 2016, however, its medium term performance strongly hinges on investment and exports. Downside risks are concentrated around political uncertainty as well as fiscal and financial vulnerabilities. While export growth is set to return to positive territory, it will deliver only gradually as global demand picks up. A reality check reveals that private investment – the key future growth driver across South Asia – is yet to be ignited to sustain and further increase the pace of economic activity.
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978-1-4648-0992-7
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25096
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dc.language
English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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dc.subject
ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC POLICY
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ECONOMIC RISKS
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EXTERNAL VULNERABILITY
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FISCAL POLICY
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INFLATION AND PRICES
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INVESTMENT
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MACROECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND OUTLOOK
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SOUTH ASIA
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TRADE
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INDIA
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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
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INVESTMENT CLIMATE
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dc.title
South Asia Economic Focus, Fall 2016
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dc.title.subtitle
Investment Reality Check
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Serial
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okr.date.disclosure
2016-10-03
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-0992-7
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210992
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true
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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India
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okr.region.geographical
South Asia
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okr.topic
Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Forecasting
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Investment and Investment Climate
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International Economics and Trade :: Export Competitiveness
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Policy, Institutions and Governance
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SARCE
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