China and India – Asia's largest emerging economies – offer immense opportunities for investors in 2018. India's economy is projected to grow by 7.3% this year, potentially becoming the world’s fastest growing emerging economy, says the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report.
Meanwhile, China's economic expansion will continue into 2018 at a robust rate of 6.4%. The pace of China's economic growth is expected to ease from last year's 6.8% gain, but is expected to remain stronger than that of most developed markets in Asia.
When seen in the context of a broad-based cyclical upturn in the global economy, these growth projections are expected to be sustainable in the medium and long-term.
Although vast opportunities exist for investors in these two major markets, investing in China and India can be challenging due to specific conditions and regulations that are unique to each market.