Difficult for government to maintain 3.4% fiscal deficit in 2019-20: Moody's
Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:21 AM
The government will find it difficult to meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.4% in 2019-20 on account on higher spending and low revenue growth, Moody's Investors Service said. Observing that Indian government's debt is "stubbornly high" as-a-percentage of GDP, Moody's Investors Service Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group, Gene Fang said it could be brought down only if Centre sticks to fiscal consolidation path.
Govt may meet fiscal numbers this year: Report
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:57 PM
Taking a contrary stance from peers, economists at SBI Research see the government meeting the fiscal targets this year and same is likely to pegged at Rs.6.72L crore of GDP next fiscal-year, assuming a moderate nominal GDP growth of 11.7%, says a report. "We are expecting minimum buybacks in FY20 as government may be carrying forward a minimal cash balance into FY20," it said.
Government set to miss fiscal deficit target by a full 40 bps: Report
Friday, January 25, 2019, 8:54 PM
The government is set to breach the fiscal deficit target yet again by 40 bps for 2018-19, and raise the target to 3.5 percent for next fiscal in the forthcoming budget that may be skewed towards the rural economy, says a foreign brokerage report. In a note Friday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, however, said the fiscal "risks are overdone".