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India among most vulnerable economies in emerging markets

September 24, 2013 15:23 IST

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There are some countries in the emerging markets that are highly vulnerable to sudden drop in capital inflows, according to The Economist. These nations face the risk of foreign investors halting their investments in these markets due to the risky environment.

Let's take a look at some of the most vulnerable nations, including India.

Source: The Economist

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Image: Indian Air Force sky divers form the Indian tri-colour at Hindon airport in Ghaziabad.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Turkey

Risk score: 17 points out of 20

Overall rank: 1

Turkey, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is struggling to control its falling currency and managing its rising debt.

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Image: A view of financial district in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
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Romania

Risk score: 14.2 points out of 20

Overall rank: 2

Romania, which was hit hard by the 2008 global economic crisis, is taking measures to revive its economy.

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Image: A view of Parliament Palace in downtown Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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Poland

Risk score: 14 points out of 20

Overall rank: 3

Poland, which like Romania was hit hard by the 2008 global economic crisis, faces risks due to continuing slowdown.

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Image: A view of Old Town is seen in Wroclaw, southern-western Poland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

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Mexico

Risk score: 13.9 points out of 20

Overall rank: 4

Mexico, one of the biggest economies in the region, depends largely on United States for its trade.

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Image: A view of downtown Mexico City, Mexico.
Photographs: Tomas Bravo/Reuters

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Colombia

Risk score: 13.7 points out of 20

Overall rank: 5

Colombia, one of the biggest exporters of cocoa and coffee, has recently taken measures to boost its economy after years of internal strife.

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Image: A view of illuminated Christmas decorations at Monserrate church in Bogota, Colombia.
Photographs: John Vizcaino/Reuters

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Peru

Risk score: 13.5 points out of 20

Overall rank: 6

Peru, which is rated high on Human Development Index, exports copper, gold, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

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Image: Commuters queue at one of Metropolitano bus stations in Lima, Peru.
Photographs: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters
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Argentina

Risk score: 12.5 points out of 20

Overall rank: 7

Argentina, which has abundant natural resources, has a relatively high GDP per capita and is termed upper-middle economy.

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Image: Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background, Argentina.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

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Indonesia

Risk score: 12.5 points out of 20

Overall rank: 8

Indonesia, one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, is struggling to control its falling currency.

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Image: An aerial view of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters

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Chile

Risk score: 12.2 points out of 20

Overall rank: 9

Chile, one of most prosperous countries in South America, has a booming tourism industry.

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Image: A man sits with his son while enjoying the view of the Andes Mountains Range at the San Cristobal Hill in Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Photographs: Minh Nguyen/Reuters

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Hungary

Risk score: 11.8 points out of 20

Overall rank: 10

Hungary, one of the most open economies in central Europe, attracts billions of dollars in foreign investments every year.

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Image: Parliament building is reflected on the icy Danube river in Budapest, Hungary.
Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

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Brazil

Risk score: 11.6 points out of 20

Overall rank: 11

Brazil, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is a major exporting powerhouse.

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Image: Tourists take pictures with the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in the background in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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Egypt

Risk score: 11.3 points out of 20

Overall rank: 12

Egypt, one of the biggest economies in Africa, is going through turmoil due to internal strife.

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Image: A view of the Nile river flowing through the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Photographs: Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters

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Ukraine

Risk score: 11 points out of 20

Overall rank: 13

Ukraine, which was hit by the 2008 global economic crisis, has recently taken steps to attract more investments.

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Image: Cars move down a street in central Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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India

Risk score: 10 points out of 20

Overall rank: 14

India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is struggling to control its falling currency, rising debt and high inflation.

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Image: Tourists carry earthen pitchers on their heads as they participate in 'Matka Race' at Ladera village near Bikaner city in Rajasthan.
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Venezuela

Risk score: 9 points out of 20

Overall rank: 15

Venezuela, which has one of the highest reserves of oil and gas in the world, has been hit by the global economic slowdown.

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Image: People have a drink at 360, a three-tiered rooftop bar, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters

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South Africa

Risk score: 8.5 points out of 20

Overall rank: 16

South Africa, one of the biggest economies in Africa, is a major exporter of minerals and diamonds.

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Image: A shopper walks past a Foschini store at a shopping centre in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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Thailand

Risk score: 8.5 points out of 20

Overall rank: 17

Thailand, one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, is a major tourist destination.

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on road in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photographs: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters

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Bangladesh

Risk score: 8.3 points out of 20

Overall rank: 18

Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, is taking steps to boost its economy.

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Image: People carry masks during a rally to celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Pakistan

Risk score: 7.9 points out of 20

Overall rank: 19

Pakistan, one of the biggest exporters of rice in the world, is taking steps to boost its economy.

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Image: Men walk with camels during sunset by the sea in Karachi, Pakistan.
Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters

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Russia

Risk score: 7.6 points out of 20

Overall rank: 20

Russia, which has one of the biggest reserves of oil and gas in the world, is struggling to boost its economy.

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Image: A woman walks on the platform as a train arrives at Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
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Vietnam

Risk score: 7.6 points out of 20

Overall rank: 21

Vietnam, which has nominal GDP per capita of $1328.60, has taken several measures to attract capital.

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Image: An aerial view shows Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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The Philippines

Risk score: 6.3 points out of 20

Overall rank: 22

The Philippines, which has nominal GDP per capita of $2,614, is projected to become the fifth-largest economy in Asia by 2050.

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Image: Tourists ride on a 'Kalesa' a horse drawn carriage in Manila's historic Intramuros also known as 'Walled city', the Philippines.
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Malaysia

Risk score: 5.2 points out of 20

Overall rank: 23

Malaysia, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is a major trading nation.

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Image: A view of Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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China

Risk score: 5 points out of 20

Overall rank: 24

China, the fastest growing economy in the world, is an economic powerhouse.

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Image: An aerial view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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Saudi Arabia

Risk score: 4.8 points out of 20

Overall rank: 25

Saudi Arabia, which has one of the biggest oil and gas reserves in the world, is taking measures to open up its market.


Image: Kingdom Tower stands in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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