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Govt to unveil bank consolidation plan soon: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said early days of goods and services tax (GST) going smoother than expected. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the government is working on a strategy for the consolidation of the banking industry to create bigger and stronger banks. “The consolidation of banks will have to move parallel to the objective of ... Read More »

5.7% GDP growth in Q1 matter of concern, says Arun Jaitley

Finance minster Arun Jaitley on Thursday attributed the lower GDP numbers to pre-GST destocking of goods and expressed hope that the economy will grow at 7 per cent, saying manufacturing has bottomed out. He further said that improvement in the global economy and good monsoon will aid GDP growth in the coming quarters which ought to be better if the country is ... Read More »

Arun Jaitley to meet PSU bank chiefs on Monday to review NPA situation

Arun Jaitley will meet heads of PSU banks on Monday to discuss the issue of non-performing assets. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley will meet heads of PSU banks on Monday to discuss the issue of non-performing assets (NPAs) and the steps being taken by them to expedite the recovery of bad loans which have crossed Rs6 lakh ... Read More »

Right time to reevaluate fiscal policy: Arun Jaitley at G20

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday addressed the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting WASHINGTON: Emphasising the need for globally coordinated policy decisions to remedy the global economic turbulence, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the time is ripe for a reevaluation of the fiscal policy space. “We feel that the efficacy of monetary policy instruments ... Read More »