Nomura slashes India GDP growth projection to 5.8%

  • imageNomura has lowered the country’s growth estimate for this fiscal to 5.8%, from 6.7% earlier.
  • Nomura has also hacked its India GDP prediction for 2013-14 to 6.6% from the earlier 6.9%.
  • The government is targeting at GDP growth rate of around 7.6% this fiscal. India’s economic growth plunged to 6.5% in 2011-12 from 8.4% in the previous two fiscals.
  • As per Nomura, India’s monetary and fiscal policies are at "loggerheads" and in impasse.
  • It pointed to India government policies as inflationary which reduced the possibility for rate cuts, hurting growth and in turn intensifying the fiscal deficit.
  • It has also revised fiscal deficit forecast for India increasing it to 5.8% of GDP in the current fiscal from 5.2%.
  • Government aims to curtail the fiscal deficit to 5.1% in 2012-13 from 5.76% in the previous fiscal.

 

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