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Hit by pandemic curbs, India’s quarterly growth slows to 4% | NEWSRUX

India’s financial development, hit by pandemic curbs and worth will increase, slowed to 4.1% within the January-March quarter, in accordance with figures launched Tuesday by the federal government

NEW DELHI — India’s financial development, hit by pandemic curbs and worth will increase, slowed to 4.1% within the January-March quarter, in accordance with figures launched Tuesday by the federal government.

It was the slowest tempo within the monetary yr that resulted in March, following 5.4% development within the earlier quarter.

Total, India’s economic system grew by 8.7% within the 2021-22 monetary yr, slower than the 8.9% estimated by a authorities survey in February.

India’s economic system, Asia’s third largest, was recovering from a pandemic-induced droop when a surge in omicron-fueled coronavirus instances beginning in January prompted authorities to carry again some virus-related restrictions.

A month later, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushed up retail inflation, which hit an eight-year excessive of seven.8% in April.

Earlier this month, the federal authorities restricted wheat and sugar exports and reduce gasoline taxes in an try to regulate inflation and preserve commodity costs in verify.

Final week, score company Moody’s trimmed India’s development forecast to eight.8% from 9.1% for the present fiscal yr, which began in April, as rising vitality and meals costs hit client spending.

India’s economic system contracted by 6.6% within the 2020-21 monetary yr.

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