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In single digits, India’s services and composite PMI surveys were the lowest ever, economists at ANZ Bank recap the data. USD/INR is sitting at 75.7650.

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“The services PMI index came in at 5.4 in April, the lowest on record, possibly even globally. The Manufacturing PMI survey fared better at 27.4, adding to a marginally improved composite PMI number of 7.2.”

“Unemployment shot up to 23.5% in April, with the numbers equally bad for rural and urban areas. A strong fiscal stimulus is a need of the hour.”