Rise in industrial production provides glimmer of hope: CII
Commenting on IIP figures released for May 2014-25, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII said that the rise in industrial production for the second month in a row provides a glimmer of hope that the economy could be bottoming out and recovery could be on the anvil.
He further said in a statement that the favourable base effect of last year and the double digit export growth experienced during the month could have also contributed in boosting industrial activity during the month, but the overall trend is positive.
Going forward, he said CII anticipates a further rebound in industrial production as the reform-oriented and forward looking Budget would boost business confidence leading to the turnaround of the investment cycle. CII hopes that the government would implement and follow up on the policy announcements made in the Budget and in addition look at policies outside the Budget to sustain the 'feel good' factor in the economy.
(Posted on 12-07-2014)