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Impact of Fed hike on India should be minimal - chief econ adviser
December 17, 2015 / 4:17 AM / 2 years ago

Impact of Fed hike on India should be minimal - chief econ adviser

Arvind Subramanian, chief economic adviser at India's Finance Ministry, speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The impact of the U.S. interest rate hike should be minimal in India as the country is relatively well cushioned, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said on Thursday.

Policy makers, including Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, have been touting India as being more insulated to Fed-related volatility than other emerging markets due to its better economic fundamentals.

“I think we are relatively well cushioned. Volatility in Indian markets should be quite minimal,” Subramanian told reporters.

The Fed hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh and Suvashree Dey Choudhury; Editing by Rafael Nam

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