The disconnect continues

The disconnect between the real economy and the stock market continues to grow with the Nifty50 index rising to new peaks even as economic projections remain grim. The Nifty scaled the heights of 13,000-plus this week despite a growing consensus that while the pace of economic contraction will improve, India would be among the worst affected of the world’s large economies. Economic observers also say that the economy will be back to the pre-Covid levels not before the latter half of 2021-22. The dip in various macro-economic indicators in November has already led agencies such as ICRA to.....

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