Monday, December 27, 2010

Fitch revises India's growth to 8.7 per cent for 2010-11 IBEF: December 22, 2010  

New Delhi: The forecast for the country’s economic expansion has been revised upwards to 8.7 per cent for 2010-11 from 8.5 per cent earlier by the leading global rating agency, Fitch Ratings.

"We revise upwards our forecast for India's GDP growth to 8.7 per cent for the financial year ending March 2011 from 8.5 per cent, as economic activity has proved more buoyant than previously expected," said Fitch in its latest quarterly review 'Global Economic Outlook' released in London.

The report further highlighted that a breakdown of gross domestic product (GDP) numbers by expenditure shows that India's economic activity remains broad-based, with both private and public sector consumption, fixed investment and exports all registering high single-digit growth.

Furthermore, the economy registered a healthy 8.8 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2010-11 and fared still better in the second quarter, recording 8.9 per cent on the back of strong growth in manufacturing and a massive improvement in the farm sector.

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