India: In the Eye of the Tiger EconomyMonday, April 30, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Gaurav Dalmia, Founding Partner, GTI Capital Group
Sanjay Patel, Managing Partner, Head of International Private Equity, Apollo Management International LLP
Ryan Pinto, CEO, Ryan International Group of Institutions
Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
India's once white-hot economy is slowing, although its growth rate is still the envy of developed nations. Cognizant of a growing budget deficit, the government is taking steps to address the effects of the slowdown. India recently announced moves to raise taxes and slow growth in overall spending while increasing investment in infrastructure. Will those measures succeed in spurring the economy? What are the prospects for pending proposals to allow greater foreign investment in certain industries? Can India successfully address its energy and infrastructure challenges, and weed out corruption? Is the current trajectory of growth enough to lift millions more out of poverty?