Economy Roundup - Financial Conditions Improved Moderately In April: ICICI Securities
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ICICI Securities Report
The second wave of Covid-19 is worsening rapidly in India, posing a significant risk to growth forecasts for FY22.
To minimize the impact of the second wave on the economy, it is critical for the central bank and other authorities to keep financial conditions benign so that the fragile recovery can gain traction.
Our proprietary Financial Conditions Index (FCI) which tracks conditions in aggregate demand, stock, money, debt and forex markets, posted moderate improvement in financial conditions during the month.
FCI improved to 8.51 in April 2021 from 8.42 in March 2021.
While conditions in the stock, debt and aggregate demand markets worsened, money and forex markets provided support to financial conditions.
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