‘Obama re-election not best news for IT outsourcing industry’

iGate CEO says how much of election election rhetoric continues into 2013 remains to be seen
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First Published: Wed, Nov 07 2012. 01 53 PM IST
The US and Europe account for over 80% of revenues of the Indian IT industry. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
The US and Europe account for over 80% of revenues of the Indian IT industry. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Updated: Wed, Nov 07 2012. 02 02 PM IST
Bangalore: The re-election of US President Barack Obama is not the best news for IT outsourcing industry, according to CEO of iGATE, Phaneesh Murthy.
“Not the best news for India or the IT outsourcing industry. However, we need to understand how much of the election rhetoric continues into 2013 and that will determine the full implications to us,” Murthy said.
“The concern over the deficit and jobs will continue (in the US) and in my mind, will force the sluggishness to remain in the economy,” he said.
Obama on Wednesday won a second term in office overcoming a stiff initial challenge from his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Obama in this presidential elections campaign had criticized outsourcing of jobs to countries like India saying that US needs to create jobs locally.
The US and Europe account for over 80% of revenues of the Indian IT industry. PTI
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