Prospects for India's Economy
Vijay Joshi, Emeritus Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University
Dr James Chiriyankandath, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Manvinder Singh Banga, Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice; Member, Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade and Industry; Chairman, Hindustan Unilever (2000-05)
Chair: Jo Johnson MP
The panel will explore the prospects for India's economy and assess whether the recent slowdown in economic growth is temporary or represents a slower trend rate of growth. The speakers will consider whether the recently announced 'big-bang' economic reforms will be enough to promote investment and boost growth, and whether this marks the beginning of a new era of economic reform and liberalization. They will also consider the likelihood of further economic reform with a general election to be held within 18 months.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception at 18:00.