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Global crisis to pull down India’s GDP to 5.8% in FY10: IEG

Global crisis to pull down India’s GDP to 5.8% in FY10: IEG
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First Published: Fri, May 01 2009. 03 40 PM IST
Updated: Fri, May 01 2009. 03 40 PM IST
New Delhi: India’s GDP this fiscal year is expected to be 5.8% as the global financial crisis will hit India more, says economic think-tank Institute of Economic Growth (IEG).
Government-estimated growth for 2008-09 is 7.1%.
However, as per RBI estimates, GDP growth would be around 6% in 2009-10.
“Based on our macroeconomic exercise, the impact of the global economic crisis on India is going to be higher in 2009-10 compared to the previous year,” the IEG said in its latest report.
The crisis will be seen in a fall in external demand and foreign capital outflow, it said.
Unlike in other industrialized countries, in India this crisis initially affected the real sector by reducing external demand, it said, adding that after achieving robust growth for four consecutive years, export growth started showing negative trends since October 2008.
Export sector slowdown is expected to continue for the rest of the year due to recession in most of the industrialized nations, it added.
Swine flu is expected to further dampen international business, it said.
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First Published: Fri, May 01 2009. 03 40 PM IST
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