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China and India to rank as the world's most influential economies: poll

SINGAPORE : Most people in the world believe that China will be the world's most influential economy in ten years, except for a majority of Indians. The first Harris Poll conducted in Asia showed that in fact 80 percent of Indians believe that the top position will be claimed by their own country. In contrast almost half of the respondents, or 49 per cent in the US, 85 per cent in China, 87 per cent in Hong Kong and 75 per cent in Singapore believed China will take the top spot. India ranks openness of trade as being less important to the success of the economy than China does. About 16 percent of respondents from India saw this as being important compared to 39 percent of those from the mainland. The survey, conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive, aims to detail the economic views of more than 4,000 respondents across the six countries. Asha Choksi, Senior V...

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