ADB trims growth forecasts as Asia’s biggest economies slow; India lowered to 5.1%


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia this year and next year as growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India is weighed down by both external and domestic factors. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update released in September, ADB now expects gross domestic product […]

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India’s real GDP growth in FY20 likely to be below 5%: IHS Market report

India’s real GDP growth in the 2019-20 fiscal is expected to be slightly below 5 per cent as the impact of stimulus measures will take time to filter through to the economy, IHS Markit has said. The latest GDP data for the July-September quarter showed a significant further moderation in the pace of economic growth […]

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India’s central bank pauses after five rate cuts, lowers 2019-20 GDP growth rate to 5%


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday kept the interest rates unchanged, pausing after five straight cuts, but lowered the country’s economic growth forecast for the 2019-20 financial year to 5 percent from an earlier 6.1 percent. The RBI also raised its inflation forecast for the second half of the year to between 5.1-4.7 […]

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India’s manufacturing sector activity growth inches up in November 2019: IHS Markit

After  months of despair, India’s manufacturing sector activity inched up in November 2019, but the upturn remained subdued as growth rates for new orders as well as production were modest, a monthly survey said. The IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.2 in November from 50.6 in October, when it had fallen to a […]

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India’s Apr-Sep 2019 fiscal deficit (half-yearly) reaches 92.6% of FY20 target

India’s fiscal deficit touched nearly 93 per cent of the budget estimate at Rs 6.52 lakh crore during April-September period of the current financial year, according to latest government data. The fiscal deficit amounts to 92.6 per cent of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year. In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit, the gap […]

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CRISIL cuts India’s GDP growth forecast for FY20 to 6.9%

Credit rating agency CRISIL Research has sliced its estimate of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 20 basis points to 6.9 per cent for this fiscal, following a triangulation of downside risks: weak monsoon, slowing global growth, and sluggish high-frequency data for the first quarter. The slowdown would be pronounced in the first half, […]

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