IMF cut India growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7.3 per cent

IMF cut India growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7.3 per cent

According to the latest edition of World Economic Outlook (WEO), released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during 2019 Spring Meeting, India is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in fiscal year 2019-20, as against China’s 6.6 per cent.

This is 20 basis points lower than January outlook and 10 basis points lower than October’s forecast.

Though the growth is estimated to go up at 7.5% during 2020-21.

India’s Current account deficit is seen at around 2.5% of GDP.

Global growth fell to 3.6% in 2018 and is projected to decline further to 3.3% in 2019.

China is forecast to grow 6.3% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020.

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