Indian economy likely to rebound in 2020: CII
India’s economy is expected to rebound in 2020 on the back of measures taken by the government and the RBI coupled with easing of global trade tensions, industry body CII said on Sunday.
The chamber also suggested a flexible fiscal policy that will set a central government’s target for the deficit in the range of around 0.5 to 0.75 per cent, and said it is likely to have a significant multiplier effect on the economy.
It said that as we are set to enter the new year, there are nascent signs that the economy is on a better footing than what it was in the year gone by. “With the proactive measures taken by the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), industry believes that the slowdown will be overcome, and a gradual recovery will soon be in place.
Nascent signs of recovery are noted in the form of improved PMIs (Purchasing Managers’ Index) of manufacturing and services, jump in passenger air traffic, sharp moderation in the decline in sales of passenger cars, among others, said CII President Vikram Kirloskar.
He added that though the economy may continue to see a subdued GDP print in the third quarter as well, the quarters thereafter are likely to see a rebound.