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FY18 to clock 6.5% growth at most, says SBI research

The second quarter would also not give a good news for the Modi government

BS Reporter 

Steel, GDP growth, Q4
A worker cuts a metal pipe inside a steel furniture production factory in Ahmedabad

The research team of (SBI) has pegged at 6.5 per cent for 2017-18 with a downward bias. After growth fell to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2017-18, the second quarter would also not give a good for the Modi government in terms of economic growth, the research team said. "Q2 growth numbers are likely to be muted, almost like the Q1 numbers (below 6 per cent), and the reasons are many," Group Chief Economist said.

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 23:27 IST