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Should a Current Account Deficit Be a Cause for Alarm? Explain. - Economics

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Should a current account deficit be a cause for alarm? Explain.

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Current account deficit is the excess of total imports of goods, services and transfers over total exports of goods, services and transfers. This situation makes a country debtor to the rest of the world. But, this cannot be always treated as a cause for alarm because countries might be running in deficits (current account) to increase productivity and exports in future. Also, more investment will help in building capital stock, which in future will lead to rise in output.

Concept: Balance of Payments - Current Account
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NCERT Class 12 Economics - Introductory Macroeconomics
Chapter 6 Open Economy Macroeconomics
Exercise | Q 17 | Page 101
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