India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies with forecasted GDP growth above 7% annually over the next five years.  Its GDP exceeds $2 trillion and is the ninth largest in the world. India is forecast to become the world's third largest economy by the next decade.

India has two stock exchanges, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the oldest in Asia, and the National Stock Exchange.   The combined exchanges have over 7,400 listed companies and total market cap of $3.3 trillion.