India’s Economy Gradually Recovering: International Monetary Fund

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India’s economy, severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, is gradually recovering, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday. The country’s economy recovered faster than expected in the September quarter, as a pickup in manufacturing helped GDP clock a lower contraction of 7.5 per cent and held out hopes for further improvement on better consumer demand. “India has indeed been severely affected by the pandemic but is gradually recovering,” IMF chief spokesperson Gerry Rice told reporters.

Fiscal, monetary, and financial sector measures announced to date provided much-needed support to the economy, including businesses, agriculture, and vulnerable households, Mr Rice said in response to a question on the IMF’s assessment of the country’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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