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Bad news for US could be good news for Indian IT firms: Murthy

Bad news for US could be good news for Indian IT firms: Murthy
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First Published: Mon, Jan 28 2008. 03 08 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jan 28 2008. 03 08 PM IST
Mumbai: India should look at the possible recession in the US as an opportunity as domestic IT companies are more cost effective, N R Narayana Murthy, the Infosys Chief Mentor said on Monday, 28 January.
“The fact that there may be a slowdown in the US means people will become much more concerned over better value for money...we could look at it as an opportunity,” Murthy told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
The Indian IT industry fears that a possible slowdown in the US economy could lead their companies to cut IT spending.
As Indian IT companies are earning major revenue from the US, recession is being looked at as having a negative effect on the topline.
Murthy said that instead of an adverse effect, it was more likely that India benefits if the US economy, the world’s biggest, witnesses a slowdown.
“The focus on better allocation of money means a greater opportunity for India,” he said adding Indian IT companies were reasonably well placed to withstand the shocks if any.
Earlier, Murthy inaugurated public sector Bank of Baroda’s financial supermarket, N M Chowkshi Business Centre, and its 1,575th core banking branch in Aizwal, Mizoram.
A K Khandelwal, Bank of Baroda chairman and managing director said the lender has 88% of its business on the core banking platform.
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First Published: Mon, Jan 28 2008. 03 08 PM IST
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