May 12, 2008 / 4:58 AM / 11 years ago

India's inflation to ease in coming months-adviser

NEW DELHI, May 12 (Reuters) - India’s annual inflation rate is expected to moderate to 6.0 percent in the next three to four months from 3-½ year highs of 7.6 percent in late April, a top policy adviser said on Monday.

C. Rangarajan, chairman of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Economic Advisory Council, also told reporters the economy is expected to grow 8.0-8.5 percent in the fiscal year ending March 2009 as high global oil prices shave off some momentum.

“High oil prices will have its impact. It could slow down growth,” Rangarajan said. (Reporting by Rajkumar Ray; Editing by John Mair)

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