China’s recovery has broadened, economic growth seen reaching 8.5% in 2021 – World Bank

China’s recovery has broadened as economic activity has continued to normalise, the World Bank said, adding that its economic growth is projected to reach 8.5 percent this year before slowing to 5.4 percent in 2022, as low base effects dissipate and the economy returns to trend growth. Improved consumer and business confidence and better labor market […]

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Second Covid-19 wave throws cold water on Indian economy, says CRISIL, as it lowers GDP forecast to 9.5%

The second Covid-19 wave has thrown cold water over the Indian economy that was beginning to warm up after the most severe contraction since Independence, rating agency CRISIL said, adding that it was lowering it’s the country’s economic growth forecast by 150 basis points to 9.5 percent for the current fiscal. “The rash of afflictions […]

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India’s GDP contracts by 7.3% for 2020-21 financial year; grows by 1.6% in Jan-Mar quarter

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India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fourth quarter (January to March) grew by 1.6%, but contracted by 7.3% for the full 2020-21 financial year, government data showed on Monday, after being severely hit by lockdowns triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic that ground all economic activity. The annual contraction was the worst in more than […]

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OECD says sees brighter economic prospects but an uneven recovery

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The OECD has revised up its growth projections across the world’s major economies since its last full economic outlook in December 2020 and now sees global GDP growth at 5.8 % this year (compared with 4.2% projected in December), helped by a government stimulus-led upturn in the United States, and at 4.4% in 2022 (3.7% […]

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India’s GDP growth may fall below 9% in FY22 due to 2nd Covid wave: CARE Ratings Survey

Amid a raging second wave of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions on business activities imposed by several states, economic recovery is beginning to lose steam and the country’s GDP growth is likely to be below nine per cent for the current fiscal, according to a survey. At least 80 per cent of the respondents expect consumer demand for non-essential items […]

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Agricultural exports shoot up 17.5% in 2020-21; pandemic shadow looms over repeat performance

India’s agricultural exports grew 17.5 per cent to cross $41.8 billion in 2020-21. In the corresponding period the country’s overall merchandise exports fell 7.2 per cent to $290.8 billion, from $313.4 billion in 2019-20, The Indian Express reported. The farm sector’s standout export performance, the best since the $43.25 billion of 2013-14, was thanks to […]

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Moody’s cuts India growth forecast, CRISIL concurs

Moody’s Investors Service sharply cut India’s FY22 growth forecast on Tuesday to 9.3% from 13.7% estimated earlier and joined other global rating firms in trimming growth expectations for Asia’s second-largest economy amid a menacing second wave of Covid-19. Moody’s cautioned that risks from deeper stresses in the Indian economy and financial system could lead to […]

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