India’s gross domestic product has topped $1 trillion, thanks to a strengthening rupee, making it the 12th country to achieve the milestone, Credit Suisse said on Thursday.
“Indian GDP at the current price level is 41 trillion rupees. With the rupee appreciating to below 41 against the US dollar, yesterday was the first day for the economy to be a trillion dollar economy,” the Swiss investment firm said in a note.
The rupee, which is trading around 40.76 to a dollar, has appreciated about 8.4 per cent this year and is up 15.4 per cent from a three-year low of 47.04 in July last year.
Stock markets in eight out of 10 countries had risen in the one year after their economies first crossed $1 trillion, Credit Suisse said.
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