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World – India can become 3rd largest economy by 2012: PwC

Prabhakar Sinha

NEW DELHI: The US financial crisis may have expedited a shift in global economic power. According to a report by global consultancy firm

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), India could become the world’s third largest economy by purchasing power parity (PPP), overtaking Japan in 2012.

This would be almost 20 years ahead of Goldman Sachs’ projection of 2032 in its BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) report.

India is also expected to grow faster than China after 2020. China, which was projected to become the world’s largest economy by 2041, now looks set to achieve the distinction sometime around 2020, the PwC report said.

‘‘While the exact date is open to doubt, it seems highly likely that, by 2030, China will clearly be the largest economy in the world on PPP,” writes PwC head of macroeconomics John Hawksworth in the report.

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January 23, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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