May 26, 2024
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IMF sees India’s economy grow at 6.3% in current fiscal year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted a 6.3% growth for India’s economy in the current fiscal year and the following one, citing support from macroeconomic and financial stability. According to the IMF’s Article IV consultation report, India’s growth will be sustained by its digital public infrastructure and a robust government infrastructure program. The report suggests that India holds the potential for even higher growth, especially with increased contributions from labor and human capital, contingent on the implementation of comprehensive reforms.

It is noteworthy that the IMF’s growth projection for the current financial year, concluding on March 31, 2024, is slightly lower than the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) forecast of 7%. The IMF also addressed headline inflation, anticipating a gradual decline to the target, despite ongoing volatility attributed to food price shocks. In November, retail inflation rose to 5.55% from the previous month’s 4.87%, staying within the RBI’s tolerance band of 2%-6% but remaining above the 4% target.

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