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Last Updated : Dec 11, 2019 11:06 AM IST | Source: PTI

Asian Development Bank trims India's GDP growth forecast to 5.1% in FY20

In September, ADB forecast India's GDP to grow 6.5 percent in 2019-20 and 7.2 percent in the year thereafter.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 11 trimmed its forecast for India's economic growth in 2019-20 to 5.1 percent, saying consumption was affected by slow job growth and rural distress aggravated by poor harvest.

In September, ADB forecast India's GDP to grow 6.5 percent in 2019-20 and 7.2 percent in the year thereafter.

"India's growth is now seen at a slower 5.1 percent in fiscal year 2019-20 as the foundering of a major non-banking financial company in 2018 led to a rise in risk aversion in the financial sector and a credit crunch.

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"Also, consumption was affected by slow job growth and rural distress aggravated by a poor harvest," it said.

ADB said growth should pick up to 6.5 percent in the next fiscal year with supportive policies.

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First Published on Dec 11, 2019 11:05 am
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