Corruption emerges as a major confidence killer in India
The 6th wave of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management – ValueNotes Investment Confidence Index (ICI) in India indicates that global economic worries appear to be receding within the investment community. The findings suggest that confidence among the Indian financial community has begun to steady. Though the ICI has remained stable over the quarter, the underlying sub-indices have changed. While confidence in the Indian economic situation and optimism in increasing investments has decreased, the fall has been offset by optimism over the global economic outlook and investment portfolio appreciation.
Key findings include –
Corruption has emerged as the new confidence killer with 19% retail investors, 8% corporates and 16% advisors voting it to be the most negative economic indicator in the current scenario
Inflation remains the biggest cause of concern over the past four quarters among retail investors (19%), corporates (63%) and advisors (48%)
A significant percentage of retail investors (47%) and their advisors (44%) indicate interest in investing in markets outside India. Brazil and China appeared to be attractive investment destinations for investment recommendations from advisors while their retail investors prefer USA and other Asian markets.
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