1 Mar 2012

India economic growth continues to slow

8:31 am on 1 March 2012

The Indian economy has experienced its weakest growth in nearly three years.

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell from 6.9% cent in September 2011 to 6.1% in the last three months of the year.

Analysts say high interest rates, corruption and a slowdown in the manufacturing and mining sectors have contributed to the fall, the BBC reports.

The budget is due be presented to parliament in March.