Pickup in Economy Evident in India

After two consecutive years of sub-5 percent growth, India’s economy looks to have snapped out of its funk in the April-June quarter, as optimism surrounding the new government drove a pickup in economic activity.

Gross domestic product (GDP) data due out on Friday is expected to show Asia’s third largest economy expanded 5.3 percent on year in the April-June quarter, according to Reuters poll, the fastest pace in two years and up from 4.6 percent in the previous three months.

“The recent upturn in PMIs [Purchasing Managers’ Index], business sentiment indices, strong capital markets, macro stability alongside a stable political climate signal that the slowdown in the growth cycle is behind us,” said Radhika Rao, economist at DBS.

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