India And Gold


wealthymatters.comThe picture on the right might be what comes first to mind when a lot of people think about India and gold–A bride decked out in gold ornaments.

Here interesting facts about Indians and gold:

India is the world’s largest buyer of gold, accounted for 32% of the global demand in 2010.

India’s annual consumption demand has risen from an average of 300-400 tonnes (1998-2004) to about 900-1,000 tonnes in the last three years (2008-2010).

India’s demand for gold rose by 106% Y-o-Y,in 2010, substantially higher than the 60% recorded by the second-fastest growing market- China.

Indians invest over 11% of the gross savings in gold, against less than 2% by the Chinese. Read more of this post

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala On Why India Is A Great Place To Invest


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Following are a list of reasons why Rakesh Jhunjhunwala believes India is a great place to invest:-

India owes its progress to the following factors:

  • Efficient capital allocation
  • Sustained earnings expansion driven by growth and productivity
  • 8 per cent+ real GDP growth + 4 per cent + Inflation = 12 per cent + Nominal GDP growth
  • Corporates to grow faster than unorganised sector
  • Operating and financial leverage to kick in
  • Corporate earnings to grow at more than 18 per cent
  • Favourable framework for equity investing
  • Rising savings, yet low equity ownership — significant potential
  • Corporate governance
  • Transparency
  • Effective regulation Read more of this post
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