Sunday, June, 23,2024

"India has unexplored and unattended to opportunities": Warren Buffet

Washington: Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is bullish on India. Presiding over the company's annual meeting on Sunday, the nonagenarian investor said there are loads of opportunities in India.
To a question on whether his company Berkshire was actively looking for opportunities in India, Buffett, without getting into specifics, said there are unexplored or unattended to opportunities and areas in India."
Berkshire Hathaway's business and investment model is focused on acquiring and managing businesses across multiple industries
"In India, I am sure that there are loads of opportunities in a place like India, and the question is do we have any advantage, in either insights into those businesses or contacts that will make possible for some transactions that participants in India would particularly want us to participate," the nonagenarian investor said.
"I would say that's something that more energetic management at Berkshire could pursue because we do have a reputation now and is known around the world and our Japanese experience has been fascinating. In that respect, so there may be an unexplored or unattended to opportunities and area (in India)," he added.
Hinting at a foray in India, he said it would not take much time before it pursues opportunities in the country He added Berkshire's new management will decide on investments in India.
"We will see how the next management plays the game out at Berkshire and fortunately you don't have too long to wait on that generally," he said.
Firm GDP growth forecasts, inflation at manageable levels, political stability at the central government level, and appreciable central bank monetary policy, have all contributed to painting a bright picture for the Indian economy in recent quarters.
India's GDP grew at a massive 8.4 per cent during the October-December quarter of the current financial year 2023-24, and the country continued to remain the fastest-growing major economy and is poised to maintain its growth trajectory going ahead.
India is set to remain the fastest-growing among major economies in 2024, according to latest International Monetary Fund's latest World Economic Outlook. IMF, in its latest outlook, raised India's growth projections for 2024 from 6.5 per cent to 6.8 per cent.
India's economy grew 7.2 per cent in 2022-23 and 8.7 per cent in 2021-22, respectively.
India's GDP is currently ranked 5th, after the US, China, Germany, and Japan, and is projected to become the third in a few years.

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