Global Economic Crisis | Capital Availability

by : Anne Catherine

The very amazing economic upliftment achieved by the global economy during the last couple of years met its end with a sudden slowdown and economic crash striking the world economy at the start of 2008. Almost all the major stock markets in the world had witnessed major crashes during the initial months of 2008 and this financial crisis assumed complete proportion with economic factors like inflation and regression creeping into most of the economies in the world. Now the situation has become such that the normal materials used on a daily basis are also experiencing a price hike. As a result, the common man is suffering tremendously.

There has also been an acute shortage of food products due to a significant rise in their prices in a number of countries. The import rate of these food products have also increased tremendously and as a consequence a number of countries are not being able to import these food items from foreign countries and are facing dire straits. The condition is definitely worse in the underdeveloped and developing countries.

To overcome this financial distress, most of the countries have made tie ups among themselves. Tie-ups prove to be mutually benefiting and as such they are considered to be convenient options for regaining the lost financial status. However, for mutually beneficial reasons, the developed and developing countries have come to associate with each other. This is one of the reasons that explain why the developed countries prefer to hire services like , and sometimes even from outside, especially from a country like India that is credited with state-of-the-art technical expertise. Due to India's immense technical expertise and also for the availability of technological services here at considerably cheap prices, a reputed Indian software company is highly sought after by Western countries.

Coming back to the topic of economic hardships, it is worth mentioning that not only the common man or the countries are facing the drastic consequences of economic decline, but also the progress and development global economy at large is suffering from the consequences triggered off by the economic slump. Progress and development as well as infrastructural upliftment are unthinkable without the assistance of monetary resources. However, owing to the low phase in the economy that has resulted in shortage of money, it is feared that work in the development front all over the world is likely to be hampered. With the central banks in various countries getting caught in a tricky state of affairs, they are really having a hard time. They can't release money into the economy haphazardly as this step can further unsettle the economic condition of the world. Secondly, as the banks are not releasing money for investment, the unavailability of capital is adversely affecting development in all fronts.

However, the million-dollar question is that for how long the economic low phase will continue and to what extent it will affect the investment market as well as overall progress and development. Halting the infrastructural development for a long period can be immensely detrimental for the economy. Though the economic condition has considerably stabilized by now, it has not been completely restored. Until and unless the economic instability is conquered, it is not possible to attain the desired growth and development