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Covid-19: Fitch cuts India's FY21 GDP growth forecast to 1.8% from 4.6%

Fitch Solutions also anticipated a deeper contraction in fixed investments as businesses choose to cut back on capital expenditure to conserve cash amid elevated economic uncertainty

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The slow roll-out of fiscal stimulus by the central government will only exacerbate India's economic woes, Fitch said.

Fitch Solutions on Monday cut India's economic growth forecast for the financial year 2020-21 to 1.8 per cent. It said that the private consumption is likely to contract due to large-scale loss of income in the face of worsening domestic outbreak of Covid-19.
"Over the past week, we have continued to adjust down our country-specific real GDP growth forecasts on the back of persistent low oil prices and the widening spread of Covid-19. Our forecasts remain fluid and, even despite the recent downward revisions, we believe that the risks remain skewed to the downside," the rating agency said.
For India, it said

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First Published: Apr 20 2020 | 11:41 AM IST

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