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World Bank Trims 2016, 2017 East Asia Growth Forecasts

The expected slowdown in the region is mainly due to the continued moderation of growth in China, which is likely to see growth slow to 6.7 per cent in 2016 and 6.5 per cent in 2017, from 6.9 per cent in 2015, the bank said

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Infrastructure Output Growth At 5.7%, Hits 15-month High In February

The eight core sectors expanded to a 15-month high of 5.7 per cent in February due to sharp pick-up in natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, cement and electricity generation

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ADB Cuts India's Growth Forecast To 7.4% For 2016-17

Says the economy will again accelerate in FY 2017 as the benefits of banking sector reforms and an expected pickup in private investment begin to flow

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Consumers Prop Up US Economy, But Corporate Profits Under Pressure

There was some bad news in the GDP report, with corporate profits falling for a second straight quarter as a strong dollar and cheap oil undercut the earnings of multinational and energy companies

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93 Million Tonnes Of Wheat Output Expected Despite Loss From Rains

In February the agriculture ministry forecast India's 2016 wheat output at 93.82 million tonnes, lower than a target of 94.75 million tonnes

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Exports Fall For 15th Straight Month; Trade Deficit Narrows

The Commerce Ministry said the trend of falling exports is in tandem with that in other major world economies

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Can We Believe The Inflation Numbers?

There is more to the inflation numbers than meets the eye. May be statisticians and economists will be able to explain these 'mysteries'

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Inflation Down In February; Raises Hope For Interest Rate Cut

Retail inflation eased in February as food prices rose at a slower pace, while Wholesale Price Index stayed in negative territory for the 16th month, raising expectations of interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank next month

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Factory Output Shrinks For 3rd Month, Dips 1.5% In January

The manufacturing sector, which accounts for over 75 per cent of the index, declined by 2.8 per cent against a growth of 3.4 per cent in January 2015

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Exports Shrink In January; RBI Against Devaluation

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has resisted pressure from exporters and policy makers to devalue the currency to support exports

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Manufacturing Is Actually Picking Up, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

The investment offers and MoUs that have been signed so far in the Make in India week are an indicator that manufacturing is gaining traction

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January WPI At 0.9%, Shrinks For 15th Consecutive Month

Wholesale prices fell for a 15th straight month in January, declining an annual 0.90 per cent, driven down by tumbling oil prices, government data showed on Monday

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Ground Developments In India Belie Strong Headline Numbers: DBS

The macro indicators of the Indian economy like inflation and external balances have improved significantly in the last two years, but developments on the ground belie these strong numbers

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December Industrial Output Contracts 1.3%

The data comes days after the economy posted growth of 7.3% in the quarter through December, faster than the 6.8% growth posted by China in the same quarter

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Retail Inflation Hits 17-month High, Industrial Output Falls Again

Retail prices rose 5.69 per cent on year in January, their fastest pace since August 2014. Factory output declined for the second month in a row, registering negative growth of 1.3% in December

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