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Extremely optimistic on India in the long run: WEF President


The President of the World Economic Forum Borge Brende asserted his confidence in the prospects of the Indian economy on Monday by saying that he is ‘extremely extremely’ optimistic on India in the long run but he tempered expectations by saying that it might be a bumpy road in the short-to-medium term.


Speaking at the CII Partnership Summit 2021, Brende said that India’s influence on the global economy will only strengthen going forward. “If we meet in a decade, India’s influence and part in the global economy will definitely grow. Despite the problems India faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is the fastest-growing among the large economies in the world.”


Brende isn’t ruling out a double-digit growth for India in the coming year. For India to grow sustainably, Brende suggests that more investments need to be made in infrastructures like world-class airports, roads, and ports. “India needs to go from being the back office of the world and be the country that competes with US, China and have the same kind of innovation and entrepreneurship,” he said. Brende acknowledged that India is growing on the innovation front. “The number of Unicorns India churned out during the lockdown. India has a lot going for it,” he added.


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