India’s growth to remain robust in 2025: World Bank

NEW DELHI: World Bank on Tuesday said growth in Indian economy is expected to remain strong during next financial year, driven by robust investment and services activity.
Against its projection of 6.3% expansion in 2023, the latest Global Economic Prospects has now pegged GDP growth at 6.4% in 2024 and 6.5% in 2025 (In India’s case, World Bank follows financial year).Government’s advance estimates, released on Friday, estimated that Indian economy will grow 7.3% during the current financial year. At the projected growth rate, India will retain its crown as the world’s fastest growing major economy.
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The multilateral agency said that investment, while decelerating marginally, will remain robust on the back of support from healthy corporate and bank balance sheets as well as public investment. This will come even as the World Bank expects consumption demand to taper off due to high inflation and a fall in post-pandemic pent-up demand. Over the next few months, the election related uncertainty may impact foreign investment, it warned.
Global growth is expected to slow to 2.4%, marking the third straight year of moderation, according to World Bank estimates. “Growth rates in advanced economies as a whole and in China are projected to slow in 2024 to well below their 2010-19 average paces,” it said. China is expected to slow down to 4.5% in 2024.
The report cautioned against downside risks emanating from conflicts in Ukraine and West Asia, which would put pressure on energy prices, as well as risks to the financial system due to higher interest rates, weaker growth in China and trade fragmentation. While commodity prices cooled in 2023, they remained 40% above the pre-pandemic level. While oil prices are likely to edge down to $81 a barrel, due to weak growth in China, the World Bank warned of the adverse impact of the recent attacks in the Red Sea.

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