India to grow faster than any other economy at 7.5%: IMF

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07 October 2015

The Indian economy is expected to grow faster than other major emerging economies, says the International Monetary Fund, projecting a growth rate of 7.5 per cent for India in 2016 as against China's 6.3 per cent.

"Growth in India is expected to rise above the rates in other major emerging market economies," the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook update.

"India's growth is expected to strengthen from 7.3 per cent this year and last year to 7.5 per cent next year. Growth will benefit from recent policy reforms, a consequent pickup in investment, and lower commodity prices," it said.

On the other hand, growth in China is expected to decline to 6.8 per cent this year and 6.3 per cent in 2016.

According to the report, in India, inflation is expected to decline further in 2015, reflecting the fall in global oil and agricultural commodity prices.

Global growth for 2015 is projected at 3.1%, 0.3 percentage point lower than in 2014, and 0.2 percentage point below the forecasts in the July 2015 World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update.

In advanced economies, growth is expected to remain robust and above trend through 2016 and contribute to narrowing the output gap.





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