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Taper Tantrum 2.0 – Can India ward off the 2013 market turmoil rerun?

The Fed has laid the groundwork for tapering this year, but it has also given plenty of advance notice

August 31, 2021 / 10:56 AM IST
Taper Tantrum 2.0 – Can India ward off the 2013 market turmoil rerun?

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (File image)

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Quarterly performance largely backed by improved realisations
Medium-term triggers China plus and protectionist measures for tyre industry
Valuations not inexpensive; but improved medium-term outlook

“The past is never dead. It isn’t even past" – William Faulkner’s words sound prophetic as US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted at tapering (a gradual slowing of the pace of the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchases) at the Jackson Hole conference. Emerging markets including India once again stand at a crossroads. Is it going to be 2013 once again? Are investors bracing for another painful taper tantrum that triggered one of the most turbulent phases in financial markets...

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