India Inc conveys relief over end of US shutdown crisis

India Inc heaved a sigh of relief and said if the US shutdown crisis had continued, the consequent debt default would have been "disastrous" for Indian economy and exports.

"Any disruption in the US, particularly in the all- important financial markets resulting from the political crisis, would have led to recession in the world's largest economy. Like most other countries, that would have been disastrous for India's exports, which have recently started looking up," Chairman of EEPC India Anupam Shah said.

The US Congress today passed a bipartisan bill to end a 16-day government shutdown and avert a historic debt default by the world's largest economy that could have had global repercussions. "The end of the US shutdown is obviously good news for us," Ficci President Naina Lal Kidwai told.

"It has come as a big positive for the global economy which is still battling several difficult challenges like demand slowdown, high unemployment and low trading activity," Assocham President Rana Kapoor said.

"Recovery in the US economy is critical to revival of growth in the world economy as US is a major exports destination for many emerging economies like India. Any trouble in the US economy hits hard through various trade and finance channels," President of PHD Chamber of Commerce Suman Jyoti Khaitan said.

Dion Global Solutions Ltd.

Story first published: Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:10 [IST]
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