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6 November 2014, The Political Indian

India needs an anti-tapering strategy

Rajrishi Singhal is Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House. He has been an Executive Editor, The Economic Times, and served as Head, Policy and Research, at a private sector bank. His article has been republished by The Political Indian.

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New geoeconomic risks are threatening global economic stability and India will have to craft a crisis response plan as these risks—arising in the developed world—start unfolding.
The first risk to the global economy is the tightening grip of deflation in various rich countries—the U.S., UK, members of the European Union, and Japan—while inflation persists in the emerging economies. The developed world is trying hard to nudge prices up, while emerging economies such as India, South Africa, Turkey or Brazil are struggling to tamp down rising prices.