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Research and Markets: India: A Macro-Economic Perspective – H1 2015 Round Up and 2015-16 Expectations

By Business Wire News   


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “India: A Macro-Economic Perspective” report to their offering.

The investment tracker provides a quarterly snapshot of the investment activity in India. It analyses investment activity on a quarter-on-quarter basis with respect to the number and value of projects. The data is segmented by different industries, regions, stages of implementation, types of ownership, and types of project type for deeper analysis and insights. Lastly, it provides information on big-ticket projects. The investment tracker is useful for business planning and decision-making by evaluating the industrial activity within their own industry as well as other allied industries in their value chain and larger ecosystem.

Key Highlights:

  • The overall inflation remained manageable, despite the impact of the El Nino phenomenon, which will linger for the rest of the year. To this effect the RBI has kept its policy accommodative.
  • The Current account deficit widened on account of lower exports.
  • The Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) inflows have been the highest among Asian emerging economies.
  • Economic activity in the country has remained weak due to fall in exports, rainfall deficiency and weaker than expected momentum in investment activity. According to RBI, with global growth and trade expected to remain slow, a continuing lack of appetite for new investment in the private sector, the constraint imposed by stressed assets on bank lending and waning business confidence will put downward pressure on the Indian growth story.
  • Industrial production growth is also expected to remain patchy with continuous weakness in rural demand. However, the drop in fuel prices and interest rates is expected to have a favorable impact on the automobile sector.
  • Inflation is likely to rise with the reversal of favorable base in the coming months. Also, the subpar monsoon has led to a drop in reservoir storage levels across the country which is expected to have a negative impact on rabi sowing.
  • Exports are expected to remain weak in the coming months due to weak demand conditions in major markets like Eurozone, China and the OPEC, heightened by weak services exports.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Indian Economy: Key Highlights
  2. Looking Forward
  3. Overall Growth to Gain Momentum Gradually
  4. Policy Initiatives will Spur Manufacturing Growth Eventually
  5. Prioritizing Infrastructure Development in India
  6. Service Sector Rebounded with New Business Orders
  7. Services Sector has been the Growth Driver of the Economy
  8. Manufacturing and Capital Goods Sector Propelled the Industrial Growth
  9. Overall Inflation Remains well Anchored
  10. Slashed Policy Rates – Catalyst for Investment Revival
  11. Fiscal Deficit Narrows to 66.5% of the Estimate for 2015-16
  12. Tepid External Demand has led to Contracted Trade
  13. Current Account Deficit Widened During the June Quarter
  14. India Emerging as the Top FDI Destination
  15. Appreciating Dollar drains India’s Forex Reserves
  16. Non-food credit has shrunk in H1
  17. India Moves Up In Ease of Doing Business Rankings
  18. 2015-2016: Economic Outlook

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