India's manufacturing sector ends 2020 on brighter note; Dec PMI up at 56.4


India’s factory sector ended a rough 2020 on a stronger note as manufacturers boosted production to meet rising demand, a private survey showed on Monday, although the employment situation worsened as firms continued to reduce headcounts. Manufacturing has been one of the main engines driving a recovery in Asia’s third-largest economy after a coronavirus-induced slump early in the year.

Business activity is slowly improving after contracting at an annual pace of 23.9% and 7.5% respectively in the April-June and July-September.....

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