Moody's slashes India's GDP growth in 2020 to 2.5% from 5.3% earlier; expects sharp fall in incomes

Moody's said, at the 2020 estimated growth rate, a sharp fall in incomes in India is likely, further weighing on domestic demand and the pace of recovery in 2021.

Press Trust of India March 27, 2020 09:58:53 IST
Moody's slashes India's GDP growth in 2020 to 2.5% from 5.3% earlier; expects sharp fall in incomes

New Delhi: Moody's Investors Service on Friday slashed its estimate of India's GDP growth during 2020 calendar year to 2.5 percent from an earlier estimate of 5.3 percent, on account of the rising economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic.

This compares to 5 percent growth in 2019.

Moody's said, at the 2020 estimated growth rate, a sharp fall in incomes in India is likely, further weighing on domestic demand and the pace of recovery in 2021.

"In India, credit flow to the economy already remains severely hampered because of severe liquidity constraints in the bank and non-bank financial sectors," it said. ++

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