World Economic Outlook: India looks pretty good

I received this report and summary from a friend today,

  1. The United Kingdom is going to have the worst economic downturn this year with a projected growth figure of -2.80%. The British economy will fare the worst among the advanced economies.
  2. The emerging market economies of China and India will have the best growth at 6.7% and 5.1% respectively.
  3. The US economy will contract by 1.6%.
  4. Europe’s largest economy, Germany, will shrink by 2.5%.
  5. The Canadian economy will fare better with a contraction of 1.2%.
  6. Overall the advanced economies are projected to contract by 2% while the emerging market economies are projected to grow by 3.3%. Like in the past few years, this implies that the emerging markets are going to drive global growth in 2009.
  7. Brazil may grow by 1.8% and the SouthEast Asian economies of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. will grow by 2.7%.

Other key bullet points from this report are:

  • The world economy is facing a deep downturn.
  • Financial markets remain under stress.
  • A pernicious feedback loop between the real and financial sectors is taking its toll.
  • Advanced economies are suffering their deepest recession since World War II.
  • Emerging and developing economies are experiencing a serious slowdown.
  • Anemic global growth has reversed the commodity price boom.
  • Inflation pressures are subsiding.
  • Global monetary and fiscal policies are providing substantial support.
  • The uncertainty surrounding the outlook is unusually large.
  • Strong and complementary policy efforts are needed to rekindle activity.


  1. Jayshree says:

    Interesting read!Incidentally there is a website called specifically for recession victims.There are a lot of features in this site to help recession victims.Worth a visit!

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