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Nirmala Sitharaman
India  /  Published 05.07.19

Budget highlights: What Nirmala Sitharaman said

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget of the new government on July 5. These are some of the highlights from her speech. Lower 25 percent corporate tax will apply on...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Narendra Modi’s asking rate: 8% economic growth

The Indian economy has been projected to grow at 7 per cent in the current financial year, slightly faster than the 6.8 per cent growth in 2018-19 which was the slowest in the past five years.But it n...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.07.19

RBI surplus cash key focus in budget

A key point to be raised in the budget will be the transfer of surplus from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) even as finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman faces a tough trade-off between fiscal consolida...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.20

Finance bill changes betray myopic vision

The finance bill 2020 was passed in Parliament without the usual discussions, given the rather extraordinary situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The finance minister brought in two importa...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 26.03.20

Rs 1.70 lakh cr package for poor

The government announced a more than Rs 1.70-lakh-crore package on a slew of schemes to alleviate the hardship of the poorest of the poor hit by economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 26.03.20

Rs 1.7 lakh cr package for poor: FM

The government on Thursday announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore stimulus that included free foodgrain and cooking gas to poor for three months, and cash doles to women and poor senior citizens as it looked t...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.03.20

Weak government measures nix market rally

Benchmark indices pared their gains as union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman did not come up with the much awaited economic package to deal with the effects of the coronavirus.The 30-share BSE Sen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 24.03.20

Coronavirus lockdown: Waiver on ATM fees

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday announced that individuals will not be charged for withdrawals made at other bank ATMs and that lenders will not penalise account holders for not h...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 14.06.19

Proposals link growth to jobs

Economists have recommended job-oriented growth measures and advised the government to maintain fiscal prudence at their pre-budget meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday. They als...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.06.19

Cash prop for NBFCs sought

The financial sector on Thursday sought a dedicated liquidity window for NBFCs that can be used as a source of emergency funding from the government.In their pre-budget meeting with finance minister N...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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