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India among most vulnerable economies in emerging markets

September 24, 2013 15:23 IST
Indian Air Force sky divers form the Indian tri-colour at Hindon airport in Ghaziabad.

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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A view of financial district in Istanbul, Turkey.

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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A view of Parliament Palace in downtown Bucharest, Romania.

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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A view of Old Town is seen in Wroclaw, southern-western Poland.

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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A view of downtown Mexico City, Mexico.

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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A view of illuminated Christmas decorations at Monserrate church in Bogota, Colombia.

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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Commuters queue at one of Metropolitano bus stations in Lima, Peru.

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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Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background, Argentina.

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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An aerial view of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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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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.

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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Parliament building is reflected on the icy Danube river in Budapest, Hungary.

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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Tourists take pictures with the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in the background in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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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A view of the Nile river flowing through the Egyptian capital Cairo.

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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Cars move down a street in central Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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

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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People have a drink at 360, a three-tiered rooftop bar, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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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A shopper walks past a Foschini store at a shopping centre in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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A skytrain passes over vehicles on road in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

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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Men walk with camels during sunset by the sea in Karachi, Pakistan.

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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A woman walks on the platform as a train arrives at Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow, Russia.

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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An aerial view shows Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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

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

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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An aerial view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai, China.

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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Kingdom Tower stands in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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.