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India GDP shows worst quarterly slump in decades

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India's economy contracted sharply in the three months to the end of June, official data shows. As stated by Monday (31/8) it shrank by 23.9%, its worst slump since the country started releasing quarterly data in 1996. The coronavirus pandemic and a grinding lockdown caused massive disruptions to economic activity during the quarter. Experts fear that India is staring at a recession - that will happen only if it reports contraction in the next quarter as well, which experts say is likely. A country is considered to be in recession if it reports contraction for two successive quarters. India was last in recession in 1980, its fourth one since independence//BBC

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