Slowing credit growth puts economic revival hopes on shaky ground

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Credit growth at Indian banks has dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years, the latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data shows, as slowing domestic consumption weighs on demand. This adds to the challenges facing Narendra Modi as he begins his second term as prime minister with India's economy at its weakest levels in six years.

"The slowdown in credit growth this time is a result of both reduced demand and supply," Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at CARE ratings, said. Lending growth by banks had nearly.

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