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Confident of strictly maintaining fiscal deficit at 3.3 per cent: Jaitley

The Finance Minister also expressed the government's confidence in maintaining a growth rate higher than what was projected.

16 Sep 2018 4:06 PM

PM Modi calls high-level emergency meet on Saturday to review economy

Free-fall of rupee and relentless hike in oil prices top agenda of Saturday meeting with Finance Minister and RBI Governer.

13 Sep 2018 9:39 AM

Arun Jaitley refutes Mallya's claim; says never gave appointment for meeting

'The statement is factually false in as much as it does not reflect truth,' Arun Jaitley said.

12 Sep 2018 7:33 PM

Govt should have set up fuel price stabilisation fund: WB Finance Minister

There is deep concern in many quarters on what the Indian economy is doing at "certain dangerous levels".

12 Sep 2018 6:18 PM

Probe health hazards posed by currency notes: CAIT to Jaitley

The traders' body quoted findings from various studies which claimed the notes were contaminated.

02 Sep 2018 4:53 PM


Demonetisation led to more tax collection, higher growth: Jaitley

Was the invalidation of the non-deposited currency the only object of demonetisation? Certainly not, Jaitley said in a blog.

30 Aug 2018 6:19 PM

India expected to become world's 5th largest economy next year: Jaitley

India is expected to surpass Britain next year to become world's fifth largest economy.

30 Aug 2018 12:09 PM

NPA woes due to ‘indiscriminate lending’ under UPA, says Jaitley

The economy clipped past the magical 10 per cent-mark under the Manmohan Singh tenure.

28 Aug 2018 11:36 AM

More financial scams in the offing, says West Bengal FM

Mitra said the figures were collated from the latest Financial Stability Report of RBI and in absolute terms.

24 Aug 2018 7:37 PM

Jaitley re-appointed as Finance Minister, to take charge today

Jaitley will resume charge of both finance and corporate affairs portfolios today at the North Block office.

23 Aug 2018 10:15 AM


Govt says forex reserves comfortable to withstand rupee fall

Rupee hit the record low of 70.1 per dollar on Tuesday, as concerns about Turkey’s economic woes.

15 Aug 2018 2:01 PM

GST on more items to be slashed if revenue increases, says Goyal

Goyal was speaking in the Lok Sabha after moving four bills seeking to amend the Goods and Services Tax laws.

09 Aug 2018 6:15 PM

Govt withdraws FRDI Bill from Lok Sabha

A proposal to withdraw the bill was on Tuesday moved by Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan.

07 Aug 2018 2:40 PM

GST council forms committee to resolve MSMEs issues

Goyal said that the council has chalked out certain measures to ease the issues of MSMEs.

05 Aug 2018 6:24 PM

Black money deposit in Swiss banks down by 80 per cent, says Piyush Goyal

Ever since Narendra Modi govt came to power in 2014, the black money deposited in Swiss National Bank has reduced by 80 pc.

24 Jul 2018 2:52 PM


Govt revenue to drop by Rs 15,000 crore annually on GST rate cut

According to the interim finance minister Piyush Goyal, the revenue loss will be negligible.

23 Jul 2018 1:54 PM

GST worked well, generated sufficient revenue, says Piyush Goyal

This year there won't be a dearth of revenue if people continue to be a part of this system, said Goyal.

16 Jul 2018 11:29 AM

GST Council may bring natural gas, jet fuel under GST this week

However, fitting the two products in the 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent GST tax slabs is proving to be difficult.

15 Jul 2018 11:40 AM

Amount locked up in tax litigation to reduce by Rs 5,600 cr, says Goyal

In order to reduce litigation, the govt hiked the threshold limit for filing appeals in tribunals to Rs 20 lakh.

12 Jul 2018 3:26 PM

Single GST rate slab is a ridiculous suggestion, says Piyush Goyal

Congress had promised to reduce it to one slab if voted to power in 2019.

09 Jul 2018 5:13 PM