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Indian economy showed signs of cooling in May before gaining momentum

A slew of data from services activity to automobile sales pointed to lack of demand last month, which in turn kept the needle on an overall activity indicator unchanged at 6.

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With the second Covid-19 wave now receding, the economy is already beginning to stir back to life. Photo: Bloomberg

Anirban Nag | Bloomberg
India’s economy showed more signs of cooling in May, but the weakness is already beginning to dissipate of late as the nation exits lockdowns imposed to check the pandemic’s spread.

A slew of data from services activity to automobile sales pointed to lack of demand last month, which in turn kept the needle on an overall activity indicator unchanged at 6. The relatively strong score is because the gauge uses the three-month weighted average rates to smooth out volatility in the single-month readings.

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First Published: Jun 28 2021 | 7:15 AM IST

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