The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 12, 2012
 

Indian industrial output shrinks surprise 0.4% in September

 
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's industrial output shrank by a surprise 0.4 per cent in September from a year earlier, data showed on Monday, adding to gloom about the South Asian nation's economic growth prospects.

The economy has been hit by a combination of high interest rates, Europe's debt crisis that has slowed exports, and sluggish investment caused by domestic and overseas concerns about policy paralysis.