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.
Ford Motor is in early talks to sell its $1-billion factory at Sanand in Gujarat, Mint reports, quoting unidentified sources. The facility – the second of the auto major’s two plants in India – can produce 240,000 vehicles annually and builds the Aspire sedan and the Figo hatchback, mainly for exports. A company spokesperson denied […]
Consumer spending on e-commerce sites has fallen by a fifth in the first half of 2019, Economic Times reports, citing a Kantar report. Average spending is down 21% while average ticket size has dropped 27% over the previous year. The key categories of mobiles and fashion saw a 16-17% decline in buyer numbers. Companies are […]
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%, […]