India's industrial production unexpectedly contracted in 3.5% in March as domestic demand...

|By:, SA News Editor

India's industrial production unexpectedly contracted in 3.5% in March as domestic demand weakened and exports slid, raising concerns the country's outlook has deteriorated because of trade and fiscal deficits, political wrangling, persistent inflation and an uncertain global outlook. Production had gained 4.1% in February, and economists had expected a 1.7% gain for March.