Belying slowdown fears, Indian economy's animal spirits move to the right

Prices of finished products rose as firms passed on higher input costs and business expenses

Anup Roy & Vrishti Beniwal | Bloomberg
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India’s economy picked up speed in December as business conditions improved, marking a rebound for the South Asian nation that had showed signs of a slowdown the preceding month.

The needle indicating so-called animal spirits moved right after holding steady for five straight months — indicating stronger overall economic activity as 2022 drew to a close. Consumer spending boosted tax collection and manufacturers signaled optimism about the future, while services sector saw expansion of new businesses.


The reading comes ahead of the unveiling of India’s budget on Feb. 1, w

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 8:52 AM IST

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