India’s recent milestone of surpassing Hong Kong to become the world’s fourth-largest stock market in January 2024 is significant. This achievement was driven by strong growth prospects, policy reforms, and high investor confidence. With a market capitalization of $4.33 trillion, India now ranks behind the United States, China, and Japan. Key performers in this growth include the Sensex and Nifty indexes, and companies like Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, and NTPC. Overseas investment has played a major role, with more than $21 billion poured into Indian shares in 2023. This growth stands in contrast to the economic challenges faced by China and Hong Kong. Looking forward, India’s stock market remains optimistic with potential global rate cuts in 2024 and key political and economic events on the horizon.
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