The World Bank has slashed India’s GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 6% from 7.5%. India’s economic slowdown is “severe,” largely due to external and cyclical factors, including a decline in consumption, the Washington-based institution said. Moreover, the financial sector is becoming a “drag” on growth. Earlier, the RBI and rating agency Moody’s […]
India’s FMCG industry could witness its slowest growth in a decade and a half this financial year, Credit Suisse warns, citing liquidity constraints and weak farm incomes. The I-bank estimates revenue at consumer goods companies to grow by about 5% in the second and third quarters of FY20, akin to rates last seen during 2000-03.
People in rural India are holding back on items such as clothes, hair oil and biscuits, Business Insider reports, citing multiple research reports. That’s largely because rural wage growth reduced from 14.6% in 2013-14 to just 1.1% in 2018-19, an SBI Ecowrap study shows. Biscuits as a category, for instance, is growing at just 1%, […]