So says Hugh Young in the Financial Times
Indian companies have on the whole risen above the meanderings of government, and in so doing have provided a platform for their shares to do likewise.
Granted, unlike some of its Asian cousins, India will remain a frustrating place for investors, as sensible policies one week are followed by emotional, knee-jerk decisions the next. But India has never really been a top down story, and anyway, the corporate world has learnt to deal with such vacillation.
Investors should focus on areas that are not dependent on reforms to come but those that have benefited from achievements attained. In essence, these are the general embrace of capitalism over the past 15 years and the state’s change of focus, from monopolising wealth creation to a focus on its redistribution.
Do you agree with Young’s optimism?
(A thanks to reader Vijay Dandapani, who forwarded us this article)