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India: where 5.5% growth feels like recession

India's economic growth has halved in two years but Rukhshad Shroff, manager of the JPMorgan Indian investment trust, sees it accelerating again.

India: where 5.5% growth feels like recession

The threat of India's credit rating being downgraded to 'junk' last year provoked the country's government to implement investor-friendly reforms, says Rukhshad Shroff, manager of the JPMorgan Indian investment trust

While economic growth has tumbled from 9% to 5.5% in the past two years, Shroff said corporate earnings had now stabilised.

Anticipating the first stage in a recovery, Shroff explains in this video interview how he has increased the £495 million fund's exposure to car makers and cement companies and selective banks.

Over the last three years JPM India's share price has risen by 13.9% while its net asset value per share of its portfolio has increased by 18%, compared to a 10% gain in the MSCI India index.

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Feb 12, 2013 at 15:55

India heading for a meltdown . high inflation, and lack of direction has halted tremendous growth opportunities. This combined with tax and corruption charges for some of the biggest companies in the world and impending court cases in which nobody wins. India is still waiting for the property market correction , which has been a major factor in its fight for inflation control. No Matter for Shroff says stay away .

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Feb 12, 2013 at 19:03

We just returnred from India. There is virtually unlimited pontential. Go there and find out for yourselves, you can become very, very rich. Good luck.

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