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Last Updated : Jul 04, 2019 01:52 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Economic Survey 2019 key highlights: Expects govt to further lift restrictions on FPI inflows

The Department of Economic Affairs of the Finance Ministry presents the Economic Survey in Parliament every year a day before the Union Budget.

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The Department of Economic Affairs of the Finance Ministry presents the Economic Survey in Parliament every year a day before the Union Budget. Here are some of the key highlights from the document.

- Centre predicts seven percent GDP growth in FY20 on stable macro conditions
- Provisionally estimates 2.9 percent growth rate for agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors in FY20
- Sees fiscal deficit at 5.8 percent in FY19 versus 6.4 percent in FY18
- Says greenshoots in investment activity seem to be taking hold
- Warns that investment rate seems to have bottomed out
- Blames January-March slowdown partly on poll-related uncertainty and NBFC crisis
- Going forward, political stability should push animal spirits of the economy
- Sees several challenges -- slow Growth, GST, farm schemes -- on the fiscal front in FY20
- Requests Centre not to compromise on fiscal gap aim to fund new schemes
- Says GST buoyancy in FY20 key to improved fiscal situation
- Warns revenue mop-up may be hit if growth slows in FY20
- Increased uncertainty over trade tensions and lower global growth may hit exports
- Expects government policy to further lift restrictions on FPI inflows
- In a veiled hint at the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates, the Finance Ministry says liquidity has remained systematically tight since September last year, impacting yields
- Aggressive export strategy must be part of investment-driven model
- Survey makes the case for investment as a key driver; says focus on SMEs key

- Weighs upon top policymakers to ensure actions are predictable. This will be music to foreign investors that have repeated cited policy uncertainty while undertaking business in India

 

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First Published on Jul 4, 2019 11:19 am
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